Preserving for a More Just Future: Tactics of Activist Data Archiving

Morgan Currie, Joan Donovan, Brittany Paris

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The ownership of the life cycle of data—who creates it, processes it, visualizes it, preserves it—is a question of enormous power in our data-saturated society. The task of collecting, analyzing, and safeguarding large sets of data typically falls within the purview of data professionals: data scientists or statisticians tasked with deciphering the insights of large numbers or variables. Acting like modern-day oracles, they must know what metadata to collect, anticipate the needs of future users, and carefully track changes as data is worked upon and contexts change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationData Science Landscape
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Research Standards and Protocols
EditorsUsha Mujoo Munshi, Neeta Verma
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Chapter5
Pages67-78
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-7515-5
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-7514-8
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Big Data
Volume38
ISSN (Print)2197-6503

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