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University Libraries Sponsors Second Love Data Week Series  

Seton Hall students in library x320The University Libraries are proud to sponsor the second annual installment of Love Data Week (LDW) as part of a national series of events that will raise awareness of the growing importance of data in the research process and the latest technological resources available to faculty and students. All events will be held in the Common Area – 2nd Floor Walsh Library.

Thanks to the 2017 Provost's Thrust Initiative, University Libraries was able to negotiate an agreement for 3 years access to ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research). Based at the University of Michigan, ICPSR is a membership organization of over 700 universities and research institutions worldwide that provides access to approximately 5,500 datasets covering political science, sociology, economics, demography, and interdisciplinary areas. It furthermore maintains several topical archives in the areas of demography, criminal justice, mental health, aging, childcare, federal statistical agencies, and education.

Love Data Week intends to build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. This year's theme is using data in everyday academic life. "We want to support the SHU community with our data subscriptions (such as ICPSR), assist with locating publically available data and promote mastery of data visualization tools such as Tableau to enhance student and faculty research," states University Libraries Dean John Buschman.

All are encouraged to learn about Data Services now offered by University Libraries including how to create a data management plan and data storage options with University Libraries. This new offering will help faculty when applying for grants and teach researchers how to manage, preserve and store data for reuse.

Faulty who are unable to attend these sessions can have them delivered during scheduled class time for their students. Make arrangements through your liaison librarian.

Join a session (or a few!) and get connected. Visit the University Libraries blog to register for a session.

Follow Love Data Week at #lovedataweek19

Love Data Week Schedule Of Events
All events will be held in the Common Area, Walsh Library unless noted.

  • Monday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. (meet in the Common Area)
  • Tuesday, February 12, 1:00 p.m. (meet in the Common Area)

Library and Archive Tours
Learn more about Walsh Library and the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives and Special Collections Center. Take a tour to learn about services the library offers and their extensive physical and digital collections.

Tuesday, February, 12, 11:00 a.m.
JSTOR Labs - Text Analyzer and Data for Research (DfR)

Learn how to use Text Analyzer and other research tools from JSTOR Labs. Text Analyzer allows researchers to search for content on JSTOR simply by uploading a document. The tool analyzes the text within the document to find key topics and terms used, and then uses the terms it deems most important to find similar content in JSTOR. DfR allows users to define and request datasets for content on JSTOR, or download a sample dataset for teaching text mining techniques.

Tuesday, February 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (meet in the Common Area)
This event will be held at the Interprofessional Health Sciences Library on the Nutley campus in Library Conference Room, 1402

ICPSR Webinar - Medical & Public Health Data Collections
Learn about medical collections available through Seton Hall's subscription to Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research based at the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, February 13, Noon-4:00 p.m.
Managing Qualitative Data with the NYU Data Services Team
Join us for a lively discussion about qualitative data analysis, network design, web scraping, and reproducibility with experts Vicki Steeves and Sarah DeMott from NYU's Data Service Team.

Thursday, February 14, 2:00 p.m.
Using Tableau with Publicly Available Data 
Are you interested in learning more about data visualization? Curious about the best ways to tell stories with data? Looking for simple and fast ways to create data dashboards? In this beginner-level workshop you'll get a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free data analysis and visualization tool. Please bring your laptop to the workshop.

In advance of the workshop, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download and install Tableau Public on your laptop
  2. Create a Tableau Public Profile

Friday, February 15, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
ScienceDirect / Scopus Lunch and Learn
Lunch will be served at this event
Come for all or part of this session to review how to include your data when publishing

  • Learn how to discover data sets on ScienceDirect, Scopus and Mendeley. 
  • Make large amounts of data manageable with Scopus' smart tools, allowing you to track, analyze and visualize research. 
  • Learn more about the basket of metrics available to help you decide what to read, where to publish and to generally facilitate evaluation of your research interests.

Categories: Campus Life

For more information, please contact:

  • Lisa DeLuca
  • (973) 761-7959
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