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Welcome to the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) Government Data Archiving team.

We are:

  • Building online tools, helping events, and creating research networks to proactively preserve, archive and track public environmental data and ensure its continued availability
  • Indexing millions of government web pages on a weekly basis, tracking changes to them, and producing regular reports
  • Working with protocols for resilient, sustainable, distributed data storage networks

This repository is an overview for people who are getting involved in the project.

Our GitHub organization, chat, and in-person events have a Code of Conduct and Contributor Guidelines.

Get Involved

Welcome to our community! We welcome contributors from many skillsets. Here's how to get started:

  1. Review our Contributor Guidelines and Code of Conduct
  2. Jump on the Archivers chat ( Sign up for an account here (open to all).
    • Introduce yourself in #introductions, key starting places for conversations are #general, #datatogether and #community-building
    • Ping one of the EDGI coordinators (@lightandluck or @kelsey) with your GitHub name to be added to the organization
  3. You can also ping our coordinators on Github at @lightandluck or @Frijol. Please let us know a bit about yourself and what you're interested in.
  4. Take a look at our Current Projects or jump straight into one of our "good-first-issue" labeled issues!

Note for IRC users: (Advanced) If you prefer to use an IRC client, please review these configuration instructions for Slack's IRC gateway.


Here are some projects we're building and maintaining right now.

Want to get involved? Check out the emoji column to see all the different types of contribution we need for these projects!

Project (Click through to repo) Description Contribution type most needed (emoji key from All Contributors)
Web Monitoring Tools around monitoring changes to government websites πŸ“– πŸ› πŸ’»
Walk (Web Monitoring and Archiving) A system for scraping a BIG list of URLs and processing the results for monitoring and archiving βœ… ⚠️ πŸ“– πŸ’» πŸ› πŸ‘€
EIS Search Tool Making federal environmental impact statements easier to search πŸ€” πŸ› πŸ’» ⚠️ πŸ“– 🎨 πŸ““
Data Together Developing a distributed model for holding copies of archived and preserved data by reading, talking, and prototyping together πŸ“ 🎨 πŸ’‘ πŸ“‹ πŸ€” πŸ“’ πŸš‡
100 Days Website for EDGI 100 Days Report at 100days. (in maintenance) πŸ›
Website Project management and design support for EDGI's website at πŸ› πŸ’» 🎨 πŸ€” πŸ–‹
EDGI Hubot Chat bot for EDGI Slack built on the Hubot framework πŸ“– πŸ’»
EDGI Scripts Code scripts for running and maintaining our digital infrastructure πŸ’» βœ… πŸ“–
Video Call Landing Page Landing page app with important info that participants can be sent through prior to joining a video call

Working Openly

EDGI operates under horizontal-organizing principles. We have developed guidelines for open project development in line with these principles, which you can find in this repo:


Our work is made possible through volunteer labor, grants, and direct tax-deductible donations from the public.

Donate to EDGI

(More about how EDGI is funded)


🎈 Start here for current projects, how to get involved, and joining community calls, a resource for new and veteran members




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