by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO
We're excited to host a series of webinars covering different facets of utilizing data sets in innovative ways in libraries and archives. These webinars will start at the 101 level, though a basic knowledge of RDF will be helpful for the session on Linked Open Data. A bonus: we have a series discount so you can save some money if you sign up for all three.
Intro to Data for Librarians
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This webinar provides an overview of resources, tools, and strategies for finding, analyzing, visualizing, managing, and teaching with data sets used in humanities, social sciences, and scientific research. Register here.
Linked Open Data in Libraries and Archives
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Linked Open Data provides a means and set of best practices that allow us to leverage existing metadata by enhancing it with structured semantic meaning to facilitate easier, more widespread exposure and discovery via the Web. By the end of the session, participants will have gained knowledge of the current landscape of linked open data tools and practices. Register here.
Managing and Preserving Data Sets
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This webinar will cover what types of data constitute scientific data sets, how they are different from the data you might normally deal with and what management and preservation concerns that might represent. Best practices for managing and preserving science data, starting from its creation to its reuse, will also be covered. Register here.