This preconference workshop will be held online using Zoom.
Monday, October 26, 2020
1:30 – 4:30 PM Eastern
Introduction to Collections Data Analysis
Are you a librarian who wants to use data to support analysis of your library’s collection, but you’re not sure where to start? Do you want to build a better understanding of processes that many researchers use in their own work? Or, are you a vendor who wonders what librarians actually do with that data you provide? If yes, this may be the preconference session for you.
Focusing on understanding library collections, we will talk about project organization and planning, discuss tactics for dealing with common collections data issues, share potential project ideas, and provide a basic overview of common tools and reproducible practices. Participants will have the opportunity to work with standard collections data formats and common tools, as well as brief introductions to tools that support more reproducible work.
Attendees will leave the workshop prepared to plan their own collection analysis project, familiar with best practices for data sharing and reusable research, and with some hands-on experience with collections data.
Danica Lewis, Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences, NC State University Libraries
Danica Lewis is the Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences at the NC State University Libraries. Her recent work has focused on data informed collection development and supporting citizen science in academia. ORCID: 0000-0001-5742-0936
Emily Cox, Collections & Research Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, & Digital Media, NC State University Libraries
Emily Cox is the Collections & Research Strategy Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Digital Media at NC State University. Her recent work has focused on using strengths-based instructional strategies with undergraduate students. ORCID: 0000-0002-2620-025X
Hillary Fox, Collections & Research Librarian for Agricultural and Environmental Science, NC State University Libraries
Hillary is the Collections & Research Strategy Librarian for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at NC State University. One of her core duties entails assisting students, faculty, and researchers with data management. Her recent work has focused on library engagement with NC’s Cooperative Extension. ORCID: 0000-0001-8600-1300