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Love Data Week at CWML - Schedule of Events!

8 February 2018 - 10:52am by Lindsay Barnett

  Join us the week of February 12-16th as we celebrate data!     Love Data Week Kick-Off Monday, 2/12, 11am-1pm Join us at the front entrance of the medical library for Valentines, candy, and data!   Intro to Genome Browsers Monday, 2/12 2:30-4pm Ensembl provides access to genomic information with a number of visualization tools.  This session will review the basic functionalities and navigation of Ensembl by using specific examples.  Join Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian Rolando Garcia-Milian to explore the data retrieving and visualization capabilities of this resource.  Please bring your laptop to follow the instructor. Register for Intro to Genome Browsers.   Data Discussion: The Cushing Center and the Cushing Tumor Registry Thursday, 2/15, 11am-12pm You may have seen the Cushing Center, with brains, photographs and more - but have you heard the story of how the collection came to be, and how researchers are still using these samples today?  Join Cushing Center Coordinator Terry Dagradi and Research and Education Librarian Kate Nyhan to discuss the continuing life of this extraordinary collection. The Cushing Center will be closed for construction on 2/15, so we will meet in the medical library alcove. You're welcome to drop by at any time in the eleven o'clock hour!   Practical Data Research Management Workshop Thursday, 2/15, 4-5pm Planning how you'll manage your research data will save you time and trouble.  This workshop will discuss moments of "data management risk" and practical approaches to data management that you can apply in your own work.  Join Research and Education Librarian Kate Nyhan and Access Services/Clinical Librarian Ayssa Grimshaw and leave this workshop with a checklist of practical next steps in data management.   Register for the Practical Research Data Management Workshop.   Why do we love data? Learn more about Love Data Week here!

Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week at CWML!

1 February 2018 - 4:39pm by Lindsay Barnett

Join the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library as we celebrate Love Data Week (February 12 - 16) and Endangered Data Week (February 26 - March 2)! What are these weeks? Date Weeks provide opportunities for researchers, scholars, data professionals, and the broader community to share stories about the data that shape our lives.  Love Data Week is devoted to data lifecycle management, including sharing, preservation, reuse, and research data services.  Endangered Data Week aims to bring light to data sets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. Why are they important? Data Weeks encourage us to stop and think about the data that we use, manage, and create both professionally and in the course of our everyday lives.  As the foundation of our research, scholarship and practice, we encourage you to consider: Are you giving your data the care it deserves? Why celebrate with us? Because we love data too!  We want to hear your stories and learn more about how you engage with data.  We want you to have the knowledge and tools to better manage and maintain your data. What's happening? CWML is planning a number of events for both weeks.  These include workshops, informational sessions, tours, and speakers.  View our calendar of events for Love Data Week here!   View our calendar of events for Endangered Data Week here! Stop by our table at the front entrance of the library February 12th from 11am-1pm, as we kick-off Love Data Week with information, crafts, and candy! If you would like to receive messages about Data Weeks events, please send your email address to lindsay.barnett@yale.edu.
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