Love Data Week 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00 to Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 17:00
Library Training Rooms A&B and Library foyer

Similar to Open Access Week, the purpose of the Love Data Week (LDW) event is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. We will share practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.
Love Data Week is a social media event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centres. We believe research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. If you care about research data, please join us!
Maynooth University Library is delighted to be marking this event for the first time with a series of talks by data specialists from on and off campus as well as exhibition stands on the 14th February for the Government's national Open Data Portal and the Building City Dashboards project.

Check the timetable below for details of the talks and exhibition stands scheduled for Maynooth University Love Data Week and register here to confirm your place.
So this Valentine's come join us and Love Data!

Date Time Talks & Exhibition Stands Venue
13 February 2018 10;00-11.15 Gabby Resch, Semaphore Research Cluster, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto 'Multiple Representations of Biometric Data: From the Numerical to the Physical to the Verbal' Library Training Rooms A&B
  10:00-11.15 Dimitris Charitos, Faculty of Communications and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 'The use of locative media or data for investigating the socio-cultural aspects of urban everyday life' Library Training Rooms A&B
  10:00-11.15 Nick Lally, Dept of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison  ‘Spaces for Relational Data’ Library Training Rooms A&B
14 February 2018 11:00-15:00 Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform- Open Data Unit -Government’s national Open Data portal - Exhibition Stands Library Foyer
  1:00-16:00 Building City Dashboards (with VR/AR demonstration)- to demonstrate the Dublin and Cork dashboards - Exhibition Stands Library Foyer
  12:00 Dr Conor Murphy, Geography/ICARUS - ‘Integrating weather data rescue into the classroom’ (20 mins)  Library Training Rooms A&B
  12:30 Deirdre Lee, CEO, Derilinx,   ‘Tapping into Open Data’ (25 mins)
Library Training Rooms A&B
  13:00 Ciarán Quinn- Research Librarian, MU Library - Research Data Management (45 mins)
Library Training Rooms A&B
  14:00 Prof Rob Kitchin – Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)/Geography – ‘Open Research Data and Critical Data Studies’ (1 hour)
Library Training Rooms A&B
  15:15 Gareth Downey, Belfast City Council  ‘Maximising Belfast business rates revenue through the use of data and Machine Learning’ (15 mins)
Library Training Rooms A&B
  15:30 Dr Stephanie Keogh-National Centre for Geocomputation- Workshop (1.5 hours) Visualising your data with maps using free and open software  (participants can bring own laptops, need to download QGIS software package), (1.5 hours) Library Training Rooms A&B
  17:00 Dr Stephanie Keogh – National Centre for Geocomputation- Optional Data Clinic - Visualisation of your data (can bring own laptop/dataset) (1 hour)
Library Training Rooms A&B
15 February 2018 15:00 Dr Simon Noone- ICARUS/Geography –‘ Copernicus Climate Change Service and MU’ (working title) (15 mins)
Library Training Rooms A&B
  15:30-16:30 Dr Aileen O’Carroll – MUSSI/NIRSA - ‘Introduction to Sharing/Re-using data with IQDA/DRI’ (1 hour)
Library Training Rooms A&B