Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Data Librarianship Workshop for UW Libraries staff: Archives & Repositories

There are so many archives and repositories out there it can be difficult to know where to start looking to help someone in your field (or especially a field you’re not familiar with). This workshop, to be held Wednesday, January 28 from 2-3:30pm in the Allen Auditorium, will look at some of the categories of archives and repositories, and we’ll have time to share some of the similarities and differences across disciplines. We’ll also talk about some of the usage and ethics considerations that come into play when researchers share their data.

The workshop is open to all Libraries staff. Prior to the workshop, please identify 1-2 repositories in your subject area. Take 5-10 minutes and explore:
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  • How easy it is to search for data
  • How easy it is to deposit data
  • What the depositor policies are
  • What kind of metadata the repository collects
  • Other general impressions

A good place to start (other than google) is www.databib.org.

This workshop is the second of three workshops on data librarianship. The third will be held Wednesday, April 29th from 2-3:30pm in Allen Auditorium, and will focus on data management plans.


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