2014 Kathleen A. Zar Workshop

4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
May 1, 2015
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago

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Exploring Our Own Data: Practical Application of Data Management Skills to Library Data Sets

April 24, 2014, 1:00-4:00
The John Crerar Library,
The University of Chicago

Workshop held in conjunction with the 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, April 25th, the John Crerar Library, the University of Chicago.


To register, please email bkern@uchicago.edu with "Workshop Registration" in the subject line. Space is limited.
Registration fee $15.

As need for experience with managing data sets continues to grow, librarians need hands-on opportunities to work through the data life cycle and practice their own data management skills. Library data sets present a rich trove for exploration and expansion of this skill set. Join Abigail Goben and Rebecca Raszewski for a hands-on workshop using reference desk statistics to improve your data skills. Discuss challenges and pitfalls of working through the data life cycle, including licensing rights and the hazards of multiple hands capturing data. Explore creating forms and doing some preliminary statistical analysis with Google Tools. Utilize Open Refine, an open source tool for standardizing and transforming messy data, with an instructor-provided data set.

Abigail Goben, MLS Assistant Information Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences

Rebecca Raszewski, MS, AHIP Assistant Information Services Librarian and Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences

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