Texas Data Repository Webinars

Texas Digital Library and the Texas Data Repository Steering Committee present a webinar series showcasing topics in research data management and hosted by research data experts in academic libraries throughout North America.

All the webinars in this series are free and open to anyone who is interested. 

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Featuring presentations from:

The Odum Institute  |  University of Virginia Libraries  |  MIT Libraries  |  University of Toronto Libraries  |  Carnegie Mellon University Libraries | Harvard Dataverse Project | University of British Columbia Library | Data Curation Network| California Digital Library| Qualitative Data Repository

The series, rebooted Fall 2019, will feature the following webinars with live Q&A following each presentation:


Past presentations:

April 3, 2020, 1pm CST, Qualitative Data Repository with Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University. The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is one of the few data repositories in the world dedicated to the curation, storage, and dissemination of qualitative research data. Sebastian Karcher, QDR’s associate director, will provide a brief introduction to QDR and its operations. He will talk about the special challenges of curating qualitative data and discuss some of QDR’s strategies. He will also discuss some of QDR’s ongoing research on innovations in data sharing and research transparency such as Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) and the Working with Sensitive Research Data (WSRD) project. View slides | recording

March 6, 2020, 1pm CST, Data Curation Primers: Collaborative Resources for Data Curators with Hannah Hadley from the Data Curation Network. Need help with curating research data? Data curation primers are concise resources that assist curators with data formats or data curation topics. These dynamic resources are collaborative and will change over time to address new information and best practices. Learn more about curation for data formats such as SPSS and GeoJSON, or topics such as human subjects data. Data Curation Primers were created as part of IMLS grant #RE-85-18-0040-18 and stem from each of the Data Curation Network’s specialized data curation workshops. Presenters will include members of Data Curation Network and selected data curation primer authors.

February 20, 2020, 11am CST, Make Data Count with Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist and Product Manager at California Digital Library. Research data are increasingly in the spotlight. To value research data and assess the impact of it, it is essential that we have normalized and open approaches to counting data usage and data citations. The Make Data Count project has built social and technical infrastructure towards open data metrics. Join our webinar to hear about how libraries, repositories, and researchers can contribute to these initiatives and best practices.

December 19, 2019, 11am CST, Lisa R. Johnston, the Research Data Management/Curation Lead and director of the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM) (http://z.umn.edu/drum) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries, will discuss the Data Curation Network and how it works “to enable data repositories to better support researchers…to ethically share their research data in ways that make it findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).” View slides | recording

December 3, 2019, 12pm CST, Eugene Barsky, Mark Goodwin, and Paul Dante from the University of British Columbia Library, will discuss Geodisy, an open source project to expose Dataverse’s geospatial data to GeoBlacklight for improved searching ability. View slides | recording

June 25, 2019, 2pm CST, Sonia M. Barbosa, Manager of Data Curation and Acquisition for the Harvard Dataverse Project and Manager of the Murray Research Archive, will discuss outreach to researchers to get more buy in and gatekeeping submissions to avoid messy metadata and private or sensitive data. View slides

April 23, 2019, 1pm CST, Jonathan Crabtree, Assistant Director for Cyberinfrastructure at The Odum Institute of UNC Chapel Hill, discusses remote storage for Dataverse.   View slides | recording

March 19, 2019, 2pm CST  Amy Nurnberger, Program Head, Data Management Services at MIT Libraries, discusses how to leverage campus connections for RDM. View slidesrecording

February 12, 2019, 1pm CST  Eric Kaltman, CLIR Fellow for Data Curation in the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, shares liaison workflows. View slides | recording

January 22, 2019, 1pm CST  Sherry Lake, Scholarly Repository Librarian at University of Virginia Libraries, discusses Open Science Framework (OSF) integration with Dataverse.   View slides | recording

November 13, 2018, 3pm CST  Amber Leahey, University of Toronto Libraries, discusses recent grant funding and new features in Dataverse in the coming year.   View slides | recording

SIGN UP for the series and receive timely updates and recordings of each webinar. You can also find updates on Twitter using #RDMSeries from @TXDigLibrary.

The TDR Webinar Series is hosted by the Texas Digital Library and the Texas Data Repository Steering Committee:

  • Christina Chan-Park (Vice-Chair), Baylor University
  • Hammad Khan, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Laura McElfresh, Texas A&M-Galveston
  • Matthew McEniry, Texas Tech University
  • Courtney Mumma, Texas Digital Library
  • Laura Sare, Texas A&M University
  • Santi Thompson, University of Houston
  • Adrian Shapiro, Texas Woman’s University
  • Jessica Trelogan, University of Texas at Austin
  • Laura Waugh (Chair), Texas State University

More information about the Texas Data Repository can be found at https://www.tdl.org/texas-data-repository/.

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