LEADS Blog

Alyson Gamble: Two years of Work!

Karen Boyd, the 2018 LEADS Fellow who worked on the HSP project last year, and I presented our work at the LEADS Forum on January 24. 
Here it is as a GIF: https://gph.is/g/a99OO36

Alyson Gamble, Karen Boyd, LEADS Presentation

And here it is as a PDF: http://shorturl.at/cty48
In case the GIF within a GIF didn’t work here’s a quick example of editing in OpenRefine: https://gph.is/g/ZWdJ3yo

Alyson Gamble LEADS OpenRefine

Karen and I will be presenting together again at Code4Lib. Our talk, “Cupper and Leecher, Tinman and Shrimp Fiend: Data Science Tools for Examining Historical Occupation Data,” will be held on March 9. You can read our abstract here: https://2020.code4lib.org/talks/Cupper-and-leecher-tinman-and-shrimp-fiend-Data-science-tools-for-examining-historical-occupation-data

I’ll post our Code4Lib slides after we give the talk. 
LEADS has been a wonderful experience, and I’m glad to be able to talk about it to others. Hopefully the lessons from Karen and my experiences will inform another year of work on the HSP project. There’s a lot more to do, but the end results will be useful for a wide audience.
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Alyson Gamble Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
Doctoral Student, Simmons University
www.mlisgamble.com

News & Events

LOVE Data Week Metadata Mixer: Dr. Chaomei Chen

The Metadata Research Center will host its first Metadata Mixer of 2020 on Tuesday February 11th, in Celebration of Love Data Week.

Date: Tuesday, February 11th
Time: 12-1pm
Location: 3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Room: 10th floor, room 1056
Presenters: Dr. Chaomei Chen, CCI
Topic: CiteSpace: Research Metrics and Analytics
Abstract: CiteSpace is a visual analytic and science mapping tool for visualizing various trends and patterns in the literature of scholarly publications across a wide range of research disciplines. CiteSpace is designed to produce interactive visualizations of various networks and facilitate systematic scientometric reviews. I will introduce the key concepts and theories behind CiteSpace with exemplars of studies enabled by CiteSpace and demonstrate the core workflows of working with CiteSpace.

* CiteSpace is a freely available Java application:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/citespace/

News & Events

MRC Celebrating Data Science and Libraries

The Metadata Research Center and Drexel CCI are hosting two events in January to celebrate data science and libraries. Both events are free and open to the public. Space for these events is limited, so register soon!

1) Data Science Foundations Carpentry:


What: Data Science Foundations Carpentry
Date: January 23rd, 2020
Time: 8am-4:30pm
Location: 
Hagerty Library
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia ,PA
Room: L33
Registration: Link
Event Page: View Here

The workshop will cover:

  • GitHub basics
  • OpenRefine
  • APIs
  • Best data practices
  • Jargon-busting

2) LEADS-4-NDP Forum:


What: LEADS-4-NDP Forum
Date: January 24th, 2020
Time: Coffee & registration: 8:30-9:30am Forum: 9:30am – 3pm
Location: 3675 Market St, 
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Room: Quorum, floor 2, Room Qu4b
Forum agenda: PDF
Registration: Link
Event Page: View Here

The Forum will celebrate the success of LEADS and chart the way forward for continuing this program with doctoral students and early to mid-career front line information professionals.

News & Events

Metadata Research Center: Data Science Foundations Carpentry

The Metadata Research Center is hosting a Data Science Foundations Carpentry on January 23rd, 2020 at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics.

Date: January 23rd, 2020
Time: 8am-4:30pm
Location: 3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Room: TBA
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/wevaeju
Event Page: View Here

The workshop will cover:

  • GitHub basics
  • OpenRefine
  • APIs
  • Best data practices
  • Jargon-busting

The full carpentry abstract is provided below.

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News & Events

Jane Greenberg and Xia Lin Present LEADS-4-NDP Updates at ALISE ’19

On September 25th, Jane Greenberg and Xia Lin participated in a juried panel on “Curricula Models and Resources Along the Data Continuum: Lessons learned in the development and delivery of research data management and data science education” at the annual ALISE conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jane and Xia presented updates on the LEADS-4-NDP program. LEADS Team members include: Jane Greenberg, Xia Lin, Weimao Ke, Il-Yeol Song, Jake Williams, Erja Yan, Liz Costello, and Sam Grabus.

Presentation slides can be viewed here.

News & Events

Sonia Pascua presents at DCMI and NKOS in Seoul, South Korea

MRC doctoral student Sonia Pascua presented her research at the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative conference (DCMI 2019) in Seoul, South Korea, on September 23rd, 2019. Sonia presented a short paper co-authored with MRC’s Kai Li, titled “Toward A Metadata Activity Matrix: Conceptualizing and Grounding the Research Life-cycle and Metadata Connections.”

Sonia Pascua discussing the addition of the 1910 LCSH to the HIVE platform at NKOS 2019.

Sonia also presented at the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS 2019) Workshop at the National Library of Korea, Seoul, South Korea on September 25th, 2019. Sonia presented a long paper co-authored with Jane Greenberg, Peter Logan, and Joan Boone, entitled “SKOS of the 1910 Library of Congress Subject Heading for the Transformation of the Keywords to Controlled Vocabulary of the Nineteenth-Century Encyclopedia Britannica.” Sonia’s NKOS presentation slides may be viewed here.