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Love Data Week

An annual celebration of all things data

Love Data Week 2021

February 8 - 12, 2021

2021 Events

Excel Basics: Getting Started with Excel - Monday February 8, 3-4pm
Never used Excel? Use City of Philadelphia payments data to explore foundational Microsoft Excel concepts and skills useful in course assignments and on the job. Learn to navigate using keyboard shortcuts​​, enter and reference values​, and develop and edit formulas

R Basics: Prepare Data for Modeling and Analysis - Tuesday February 9, 1:30-3pm
Eager to analyze data? This hands-on introduction will help you organize and format Philadelphia parking violations data, supporting a modeling or machine learning workflow. Learn to import and wrangle real-world data​, explore data properties​, and format data for statistical tests and machine-learning​

Introduction to Data Visualization - Tuesday February 9, 2-3pm
Data visualizations are found everywhere! Join us and learn to:

  • Identify the main design elements of a visualization: color, typography, titles, subtitles, annotations, dark/light contrast, and labels.
  • Use these design elements to drive insights about your visualization (data storytelling)
  • Learn how to prepare your visualizations for publication in various formats
  • Explore tools for data visualizations
  • Apply all of the above in your own visualization using Datawrapper

Panel on Kislak Data Projects - Wednesday February 10, 10-11am

BiblioPhilly Data: Digitized Manuscripts in Philadelphia
In this presentation, Dot Porter will introduce the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis project, a grant-funded project that digitized almost 500 manuscripts from Philadelphia-area libraries. After an overview, she will discuss the data generated by the project and how it’s being made available to users.

The Digital Beehive — Annotations of an 18th-Century commonplace book (Doug Emery)
Since 2016, staff and students in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts have been in engaged in project to annotate the “Beehive,” the commonplace book of Francis Daniel Pastorius, founder of Germantown, Pennsylvania and contemporary of William Penn. The Beehive is a complex, cross-referenced and indexed tool for storing and retrieving knowledge. The Beehive annotation project is recreating Pastorius’ navigation systems in a digital environment and releasing them as data.

OPenn data: Current projects from Philadelphia institutions (Jessie Dummer)
This presentation is an introduction to OPenn: Primary Digital Resources, a website that hosts images and metadata of cultural heritage material from Penn and contributing institutions.  It will include a look at the types of data on OPenn and how users can access that data and use it. It will also include an overview of two current grant projects that are adding data to OPenn from the Philadelphia area: For the Health of the New Nation: Philadelphia as a Center for Medical Education, 1746-1868 and Digitizing Philadelphia’s Historic Congregations.

All's FAIR in Love and Data - Wednesday February 10, 3-4pm
You may have heard about FAIR data - or data that's Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable - but what does that mean? How can you ensure that your data is FAIR? Join this session to find out!

Science Fiction Research Data Management Writing Workshop - Thursday February 11, 2:30-4pm
Join us for a special workshop where you will learn about data and information management in different science fiction stories and have the opportunity to write your own story. Session will be recorded and posted to create asynchronous opportunities to learn and write your story.

Critical Issues in Data and Research discussion group - Friday February 12, 11am-12pm
Join us for the first ever CIDAR discussion group! This group will meet every other month on the second Friday to discuss issues related to justice, equity, and inclusion in data. For our first meeting, we'll be discussing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance and data sovereignty. No reading is required but checking out the CARE Principles ahead of time is encouraged.

Open Data Everywhere and Many Tools for Visualization - Friday February 12, 2-2:45pm 
Introduces participants to open and free geospatial data sources, and example of tools for access and visualization.

Available Whenever

Data Management: The Games 

Data Management Case Studies 
Read stories about real life (and popular fictional) data management failures and successes to learn about how to ensure you and your data live happily ever after.



Women of Data Science Philadelphia @ Penn

Women in Data Science Philadelphia @ Penn

While not affiliated with Love Data Week, the two events fall during the same time and we couldn't be happier to share it with them! Check out their virtual talks every day from 12:00pm-1:00pm during the week!

LabArchives Events

LabArchives is an electronic research notebook option that you have free access to here at Penn. This tool is one of many useful ones for working with and storing data. They're also hosting a number of training events for Love Data Week!

Love Data Week 2021 – Celebrating Data, Improving Data Management, and Increasing Productivity through the LabArchives Research Notebook

What could be better than an entire week dedicated to celebrating data? National Doughnut Day and National Puppy Day are also close to our hearts, but a week commemorating data just cannot be beat! 

Love Data Week is an international celebration of data that aims to promote good data practices, while building and engaging a community around topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, and reuse. Join us for our weeklong series of events dedicated to helping you improve the organization of your data while taking steps towards better overall data management through the LabArchives Research Notebook.

Pick and choose the sessions that interest you or attend all the sessions for a comprehensive look at LabArchives and how you can improve your research data management regimen.

Please view our schedule below and register now! Each session will be capped at 100 attendees.

Introduction to LabArchives for Researchers (60 minutes)  

For new users that need help with the basics or current users that need a refresher on how to create notebooks, add and manage your data, notebook access controls, collaboration tools, and export options.

This webinar is offered every week and available in multiple time zones! Choose your region and then select the session. Good news - You don’t have to wait for Love Data Week to attend!

North & South America Time Zones

Europe & Middle East Time Zones

Creating Templates to Standardize the Collection and Management of Data (30 minutes)

We recommend using templates in LabArchives to create a consistent entry format for documenting and tracking information. Once created, this form can be reused by all members of the notebook to provide consistency and a clear list of data requirements. Join this session to see examples of templates, how you can create your own, and reuse them.

Monday, February 8 10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. GMT

Wednesday, February 10 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. PST

Register here for the session that works best with your schedule.

Best Practices and Tips for Establishing Your Notebook’s Structure (30 minutes)

The LabArchives Research Notebook begins as a blank slate that is meant to be flexible so that you can customize the structure to complement current workflows. Join this session for a closer look at how you can use our built-in layouts or set up a notebook using other popular structures including: project and grant-based, individual researcher-based notebooks, date-based, or team and company notebooks to manage shared materials for reference purposes.

Monday, February 8 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. PST

Tuesday, February 9 10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. GMT

Register here for the session that works best with your schedule.

Open Office Hours and Drop-in Consults (60 minutes)

Bring your questions (big or small) to this session and meet directly with one of our team members. We will be available for quick screen shares for feature questions and demos, and to discuss best practices and tips that are most relevant to you. Drop-in any time during the hour to speak with us. Registration is required.

Not a good time for you? Remember that you can set up consults directly through our support team at

Thursday, February 11 2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST

Register here.

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