Use, Modify, and Cite This Data

The dataset we’ve assembled is licensed under a CC-BY 4.0 license, which allows you to do whatever you want with the data, as long as you credit our work.

There are two ways to download the complete dataset. First, you can download it directly from the Airtable database embedded on the Data page. (Here are instructions on how to do that.) This has the benefit of user-friendly filters and querying tools, but it may not be the most up-to-date version of the data.

In order to ensure that you download the most up-to-date version of the data, we suggest you retrieve the files from the Zenodo data repository, where we have archived a stable copy. (Zenodo is a repository, hosted by CERN, where scholars can house citable versions of digital work.)

Our Zenodo data repository is linked to the software-sharing site Github, which means that Github users can fork, modify, and push changes to our data. Once you do that, we can create a new Zenodo release, maintaining a trail of attribution that credits all contributors.

Not sure what to do with this data? We show you how to work with it in our collection of tutorials.

(If you’d like to contribute to the data but aren’t sure what any of this means, please just get in touch!)

Finally, our data has a DOI! That stands for “digital object identifier,” which means a unique number by which our dataset can be identified. You can cite our data using the DOI like this:

Berry, Monica et al.. (2016). Race Film Database. Zenodo. 10.5281/zenodo.160585