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Love Data Week

An annual celebration of all things data

Love Data Month - February 2018
A month of events to help you take care of the data you love & love the data you take care of

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Thursday, February 1
2-4pm, Meyerson (223)
Love Data Month Kickoff Celebration

Friday, February 2
12-1:30 pm, WIC Seminar Room (124)
Do No Harm: A Conversation about Data Privacy
Join us for a conversation about the data that's collected about you. We'll start with some examples of what can go wrong with this type of data collection and open it up as a confidential airing concerns about your privacy

Tuesday, February 6
1-2pm, Kislak 626
What Even IS Research Data?
This hands-on workshop will let participants collect data to gain insights into what this "data" stuff is and why it can be tricky to manage

Wednesday, February 7
9:30-11:30am, Vitale II (623)
OPenn Manuscript Data and Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts

12:30-1:30pm, Goldstein Classroom (114)
How to Invite 1.5 Million People to Play with Your Data
Learn how to use the Zooniverse project builder and citizen science to fall in love with your data

Monday, February 12
11 am-1 pm, Penn Museum Cafe
Data Cafe
Students, faculty, and staff can stop by our table to pick up information on data management, security, transformation, storage, and more! Bring your questions and problems for brainstorming and troubleshooting!

Tuesday, February 13
1-3 pm, Lippincott 242
Creating Surveys That Measure What You Actually Want to Measure
Learn how to write a survey that actually gives you the data you want! This session will cover the basics of good survey writing and help you understand why people are bad at answering survey questions and how to prevent bias in survey data

Wednesday, February 14
1:30-3:30 pm, Lippincott 242
Data Visualization Concepts and Best Practices
This 90-minute overview will cover the What and the Why questions around visualizing data, broadly, as well as guidelines for best practices. Some formats and tools will be demonstrated in preparation for attendants to begin to lead their own explorations.

12-3 pm, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Huntsman Hall
Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

Thursday, February 15
1:30-3 pm, Africana Studies Room (Van Pelt 305)
Metadata: What It Is & Why It's Important
During this hour and a half long workshop the attendees will learn about what Metadata is and why it is important. More specifically they will learn about the history of metadata in libraries and how there are a plethora of metadata formats for different types of library materials. This workshop is perfect for Librarians and non-Librarians who want to learn more about metadata and cataloging as it might better help them search and discover items that seem to be difficult to find. 

Wednesday, February 21
10-11 am, Goldstein Classroom (114)
Analyzing Qualitative Data: Platform Idea Exchange
Get an overview of Nvivo and share ideas from your favorite platforms for qualitative data analysis

12:30-1:30pm, Vitale II (623)
Kislak Data Projects brown-bag lunch and learn
Hear a variety of short presentations on awesome digital data projects happening in Kislak

Thursday, February 22
2-3pm, Kislak 626
7 Data Habits of Highly Effective Researchers
This session will go over 7 habits you can learn and improve to better take care of your research data


Look also for our Love Data tables around campus! Tell us about the data you love, the data you worry about, and how you take care of these data.

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The Love Data Month image is a combination of logos from Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week.

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