Library celebrates 2019 “Love Data” week Feb. 11 -15

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February 12, 2019

Yale University Library is participating in 2019 Love Data week, a national effort to raise awareness of topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services.

Follow the links below for more information on Love Data workshops and events:

  • Love Data at the Medical Library. The Cushing Whitney Medical Library will offer workshops on research data topics throughout the week of Feb. 11 -15. Topics include the REDcap electronic data collection system; advanced features of Excel; Google Analytics; and R, a powerful programming language used to collect, clean, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data.
  • Data Services Meet and Greet. Learn how the Cushing Whitney Medical Library can help with research data through consultations, workshops, and resources. This event includes an introduction to the Center for Biomedical Data Science and the Yale Open Data Access Project. Thursday, Feb. 14, hallway outside of the medical library. 
  • Make a Data Valentine. Show your love of data on Thursday, Feb. 14, by crafting a data valentine at these locations: Thain Café, Bass Library, 10 a.m. - noon, or the 24/7 Space, Center for Science and Social Science Information, Kline Biology Tower, noon to 2 p.m.
  • Reading Romeo and Juliet as a Network Graph. Attend an information session on Gephi, a free online software for generating network graphs. See what Gephi is capable of using a dataset made up of the character interactions in Romeo and Juliet, and explore larger questions about using networks to study literary texts. Franke Family Digital Humanities Lab, Friday, Feb. 15, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Yale University Library provides a website to help researchers more easily access the wide range of research data support services offered by the library and other offices across campus. Staff in many different areas work with researchers at each stage of the data life cycle—helping them to find, use, manage, store, describe, analyze, preserve, and share data.  

Later this month, from Feb. 25 to March 1, the library will spotlight concerns about the risks to publicly available data by participating in Endangered Data Week with workshops at the medical library and CSSSI.