Webinar: Managing and Preserving Data Sets

Speaker Vicky Steeves
Vicky Steeves was the National Digital Stewardship Resident at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in 2014-2015, where she got her first introduction into the management and preservation of scientific research data management. She has her MLIS as well as a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science ...

Vicky Steeves was the National Digital Stewardship Resident at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in 2014-2015, where she got her first introduction into the management and preservation of scientific research data management. She has her MLIS as well as a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Simmons College. She is looking forward to a career of tackling the complex challenges that lie in preserving science for reusability.


 


 


 

Full Description

Scientific data, being increasingly digital and complex in nature, has exponential storage and management needs. Do you work with digital scientific data, either research or collections? Are you looking for a primer on standard management and preservation strategies for datasets? In this 101-style session, you will learn the basics of managing and preserving digital scientific research and collections data. 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. I will cover the best practices of managing and preserving science data, starting from its creation to its reuse. No prerequisite knowledge required.

By the end of this program, participants will: 

  • Understand what constitutes science data
  • Understand how it differs from other data information professionals typically work with
  • Understand the unique management and preservation concerns for science data
  • Understand the research life cycle
  • Understand the fundamentals of research data management
  • Become knowledgeable on existing strategies for preservation and management of scientific research and collections data

The session will be loosely structured as follows:

  1. Definition of "Science Data"
  2. The Differences from other Data
  3. The Importance of Science Data
  4. The Research Life Cycle
  5. The Role of Information Professionals in the RDM Lifecycle
  6. The How-To of RDM
  7. Existing Preservation Tools & Strategies
  8. Upcoming preservation and management tools & strategies

This is the third 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?

Mon, Aug. 3, 2015
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

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