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Drexel-CODATA FAIR Workshop

Title: Responsible Research Data Management Workshop
Date: March 31- April 1
Knowledge sharing between research committees and institutions. This workshop, co-sponsored by Drexel’s Metadata Research Center and CODATA, will feature invited speakers and an expert panel discussion, selected research and practice papers from an open call, a poster and lightning talks session, as well as workshop sessions on mechanisms for knowledge sharing and on issues of responsibility and sensitive data. To read the 2018 final report and action plan from the European Commission Expert Group on FAIR Data, entitled “Turning FAIR into Reality,” click here.

Paper Submission Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019. Click here for submissions and registration links

To learn more, visit this link

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MRC Doc Student Sam Grabus Presenting at Temple

Second year IS doctoral student Sam Grabus will be presenting to librarians and staff at Temple University on current, NEH supported research with Temple University’s Digital Scholarship Center (DSC). Sam will be discussing her Summer 2018 LEADS-4-NDP fellowship project and new research on the DSC’s 19th-Century Knowledge Project.

Date/Time: Monday, February 25th, 1pm
Location: Temple University’s Digital Scholarship Center,
Ground Floor of Paley Library (1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122).
For detailed directions to get to the DSC, visit this page.

More information about Sam’s research and her presentation slide deck can be found on her website.

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Recruiting Student Volunteers for RDA 13 in Philadelphia

Sign up to be a volunteer to help out with the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, from April 2-4, 2019. RDA is a global, cross-disciplinary data organization dedicated to “building the social and technical bridges to enable open data sharing.” For first consideration, please sign up to volunteer by Friday, February 22. Spaces may be limited.

View the RDA program schedule
Volunteer to help out: Google Form

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LOVE Data Week Speaker: Dr. Fran Berman

The Metadata Research Center and Women in Computing Initiative are co-sponsoring the CCI Distinguished Speaker Series guest for LOVE Data week , 2019. This year’s speaker is computer scientist Dr. Francine Berman, who will be discussing the challenges and opportunities in developing the Internet of Things (IoT).

Wednesday February 13th, 11am-1:00pm

George D. Behrakis Grand Hall – North
Creese Student Center
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more details, speaker bio, and event registration: Visit CCI event page

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Carly Schanock: LEADS-4-NDP Presentation

On January 14, Carly Schanock, 2018/2019 LEADS-4-NDP project manager and MLIS graduate student, gave a presentation to the University of Pennsylvania’s STEM libraries detailing her project experiences. The presentation included topics such as:

  • The background of the project
  • Examples of project outcomes for each project/host
  • An example of a QUAD slide, completed by fellows
  • Her personal experience as the project manager
  • And the next steps for the 2019/2020 program

To view this presentation, click here

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Jeremy Leipzig: Reproducible Research Tools Presentation

On October 25th, Jeremy Leipzig, Software Developer and IS PhD student presented research to the Drexel GIS Users Group about Reproducible Research Tools, including:

– Software dependency management using Conda
– Pipeline frameworks Snakemake and Nextflow
– Quilt “data as a dependency” framework
– Live web-enabled Jupyter notebooks with Binder

A video of the presentation can be viewed here.

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The First Annual Alice B. Kroeger Spotlight on STEM Librarianship Event

Drexel’s Metadata Research Center, The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library, the Drexel University Library, and Archives Student Association, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Special Libraries Association are co-hosting the first annual Alice B. Kroeger Spotlight on STEM Librarianship event. The event includes a panel presentation on STEM librarianship, a tour of the Biomedical Library’s 3D Printing Laboratory, and a light reception.

Time: Thursday, October 25th, from 5-7pm
University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library
Johnson Pavilion
36th & Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Admission: Free, with photo ID
More Information here.

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2018 Joint PI Meeting: NSF BIGDATA and Big Data Hubs & Spokes

The National Science Foundation held their 2018 Joint PI Meeting: NSF BIGDATA and Big Data Hubs & Spokes, from June 20-22nd, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jane Greenberg gave a lightning talk on current progress with the data sharing spoke project, “A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing.”

Graduate Research Student Famien Koko also presented his poster, entitled “Differential Privacy in Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing.”


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Metadata Mixer: OCLC Data Science Initiatives

Speaker: Jean Godby, Ph.D, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
Time: Wednesday, June 6th, 4-5pm
Location: Rush, 213
Title: OCLC Data Science Initiatives
Presentation: [slides]

Bio: Jean Godby is a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC. She has spent over twenty-five years exploring data-oriented research interests in library metadata standards, schema mapping and transformation, exchange between libraries and publishers, knowledge discovery, and new models of resource description. Jean currently leads a team of researchers and engineers on projects featuring data science and linked data. Jean has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Ohio State University.

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