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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Sonia Pascua Presents at the University of the Philippines

MRC Doctoral student Sonia Pascua presented at the Lecture and Workshop on Linked Data at the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, on September 18th, 2019. Sonia presented her research on SKOS and the 1910 Library of Congress Subject Headings, as part of her LEADS-4-NDP summer fellowship.

Sonia Pascua presenting at the University of the Philippines iSchool.

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LEADS Forum: January 24th, 2020

After two successful years of the LEADS-4-NDP program, the Metadata Research Center and Drexel CCI will host a LEADS forum on Friday, January 24th, here at Drexel University.

2018 LEADS cohort

LEADS-4-NDP 2019 cohort
2019 LEADS cohort

This event is an opportunity for LEADS advisory board members, mentors, and fellows from both cohorts of participants from LEADS program to get together. The forum will include a panel of project mentors, student presentations, breakout groups, and an opportunity to discuss different models for continuing the LEADS program.

What: LEADS-4-NDP Forum
Date: January 24th, 2020
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: 3675 Market St, Quorum, floor 2
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Forum agenda: TBA.