Webinar: Intro to Data for Librarians

Speaker Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith is the Physical Sciences Librarian at New York University. As part of this role, she assists users in locating and using science data, advises on research data management plans, and co-teaches data management workshops for NSF/NIH grantees. She also teaches Data Librarianship at the Pratt Institute School of ...

Margaret Smith is the Physical Sciences Librarian at New York University. As part of this role, she assists users in locating and using science data, advises on research data management plans, and co-teaches data management workshops for NSF/NIH grantees. She also teaches Data Librarianship at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science and leads data-related workshops at the CUNY Grad Center.

Full Description

This webinar provides an overview of resources, tools, and strategies for finding, analyzing, and teaching with datasets used in humanities, social sciences, and scientific research. We will not be focusing on library systems-generated data or reports, though we'll go over visualization and management tools that may be relevant to this kind of data.

  • Identify and use various sources and strategies for locating numeric and spatial data sets collected by governmental and non-governmental organizations (e.g., American FactFinder, UNdata, TIGER) and by researchers (e.g., ICPSR, Dryad).
  • Understand software and tools useful for different types of data analysis and visualization.
  • Develop basic familiarity with the research data lifecycle, including best practices for data management.
  • Learn techniques for integrating data into instruction.

This is the first session in METRO's Summer 2015 Data Webinar series. Other programs in this series include:

If you're planning to attend all three sessions, enter the discount code SUM15DATA during registration to receive $2.00 off of each webinar.

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When?

Thu, Jul. 16, 2015
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. US/Eastern

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