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University Libraries Sponsors Love Data Week  

Love Data Week 320 pic The University Libraries are proud to sponsor Love Data Week, a 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.

The expansion of data management services allows the Libraries to enhance sourcing and providing content to faculty and students as a critical input for contemporary scholarly research, collaboration and sharing. A data management team is available as part of the expansion to collaborate on the development of grant proposal data plans, assist faculty with finding data, as well as determining the appropriate storage solutions for created data sets.

"This is a longstanding formal need and another service to support and forward Seton Hall researchers to save, share, and curate their data. We're highlighting the University Libraries new infrastructure to collaborate with faculty and implement data management plans across all disciplines," states Dean John Buschman, University Libraries.

Love Data Week Schedule Of Events

Monday, February 12, 1-2p.m. & Tuesday, February 13, 10-11a.m.
(The content in both sessions is identical. Two session are offered for scheduling convenience)

Introduction to ICPSR 
An overview of our new data consortium available to students and faculty. This new subscription provides access to about 5,500 datasets covering political science, sociology, economics, demography, and interdisciplinary areas. The datasets are searchable by topic or keyword and are also browsable via topical archives in the areas of demography, criminal justice, mental health, aging, child care, and education. E-mail lisa.deluca@shu.edu for remote dial in instructions.

Wednesday, February 14 
9-10:30a.m.
Panel Discussion: Using Data Across Disciplines 
Seasoned researchers from the Seton Hall Community will share some of their experiences using data in their research process, including: how it was generated or where was it sourced; what kinds of challenges have arisen; and what data strategies have been employed. Topics will also include storing data, submitting a data plan, and sharing data.

Panelists:
Glenn Beamer, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration

Rong Chen, Associate Professor
Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Matthew Hale, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Political Science and Public Affairs

Manfred Minimair, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Thursday, February 15,
Data Management Services, 1:00 p.m. 
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.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Sebastian Derry
  • (973) 761-9005
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