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Love Data Week 2023 Events

Love Data Week is an opportunity to explore data concepts and skills, and to learn about the people on campus who can help you with data-related issues. To celebrate Love Data Week 2023 (Feb. 13-17), University Libraries is offering a week full of learning opportunities. Register now to save your space!

Basics of Research Data Management
Tuesday, February 14, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Presenter: Stacy Winchester, Research Data Librarian

Good data management practices can help ensure that your research data are findable, accessible, and re-usable long-term. In this session, learn useful tips to help you manage your data. Topics include best practices for file management, documentation, storage, preservation, and more. Register online

Data & Donuts
Wednesday, February 15, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: USC Analytics Community of Practice

As part of Love Data Week 2023, all are welcome to join the USC Analytics Community of Practice in Scholar's Corner on the main floor of Thomas Cooper Library for their annual Data & Donuts data networking event! We will discuss news surrounding CarolinaAnalytics while snacking on some delicious donuts. Be sure to bring your own favorite morning beverage to go with those yummy donuts. Registration preferred but not required. Registered participants will receive event updates. Register online.

Data Management Plans and DMPTool
Wednesday, February 15, 12 - 12:50 p.m.
Presenter: Stacy Winchester, Research Data Librarian

Is a Data Management Plan required to obtain funding for your research? Would you like to plan for the management of your research data to make life easier down the road? Learn about Data Management Plans and DMPTool, an online wizard for creating DMPs that meet specific funder requirements. Register online.

Research Data Policy and Platforms at USC
Thursday, February 16, 1:10 - 2 p.m.
Presenter: David Reddy, Research Facilitator at Research Computing

USC Research Computing will present on Research Data Policy and Platforms at USC. Topics will include USC data policies and data classifications, on-premises computing and storage platforms, and cloud storage options. Register online.

Discover a Universe of Data through Data Planet and SAGE Research Methods
Thursday, February 16, 2 - 3 p.m.
Presenter: Kathleen Saylor, Field Editor at SAGE

In honor of this year’s International Love Data Week, SAGE is excited to offer this session to USC faculty and students exploring two wonderful resources: Data Planet and SAGE Research Methods. We’ll kick things off with an introduction and overview of Data Planet, the largest single repository of harmonized and structured statistical data available to libraries. You will learn how to easily scan and search the contents of billions of datasets, compare and contrast variables of interest, and create customized views in tables, maps, rankings, and charts. We’ll also touch on Data Basics and the other helpful materials built into Data Planet to offer context and support as you explore.

To wrap up, we’ll take a look at SAGE Research Methods, a resource that contains 1000+ books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences. You’ll learn how to find materials to support the development of data literacy and answer your data research questions.

 By the end of this session, you will be able to: 

  • Understand and use the different search and browse options available on both platforms
  • Locate the Data Basics section and other help sections on both platforms
  • Navigate to different charts within the dataset interface of Data Planet

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

Introduction to Open Science Framework
Friday, February 17, 1:10 - 2 p.m.
Presenter: Stacy Winchester, Research Data Librarian

Open Science Framework is a free online research collaboration platform and data archive, and it is NOT just for science. OSF integrates with researchers’ existing workflows and, if desired, makes sharing research results easy. In this session, participants will learn how to build a project and share files with collaborators. Register online.

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