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Portage Webinar: La préservation des données de recherche au Canada (FRENCH)

Date: June 9, 2020

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Location: Online

2020

COVID-19 has changed the world. In response, Canadian researchers from across disciplines are working tirelessly to understand, treat, mitigate and ultimately defeat this disease. While it’s daunting to think of the future during such a challenging moment, we need to be asking ourselves now, “how do we ensure that researchers of the future have the information they need to understand today’s pandemic?”

In this webinar, members of the Portage Preservation Expert Group will provide an introduction to research data preservation, including an overview of current service options and emerging infrastructure developments in Canada. Attendees will also learn about best practices for long-term data preservation, and engage in a discussion about how we can more effectively work together to address today's pressing preservation challenges.

Presented by:

Beth Knazook (Portage)

Corey Davis (University of Victoria and CARL)

Jonathan Dorey (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)

This webinar will be presented in French and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.

This webinar will also be presented in English - view details.

About the Presenters:

Beth Knazook is the Preservation Coordinator at Portage. Beth Knazook trained as a photographic preservation specialist at Ryerson University/George Eastman Museum, and has worked as the Curatorial Specialist for Ryerson University Archives & Special Collections, Photo Archivist for the Stratford Festival and, most recently, Digitization Project Manager for the Huron County Library. She has been involved in a number of digitization and cataloging projects over the years, and teaches courses on the care and management of digital image collections for Library Juice Academy. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University.

Corey Davis is Digital Preservation Librarian at the University of Victoria and Visiting Program Officer at CARL. He has been working in academic libraries for 15 years, most recently as Digital Preservation Coordinator for the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL). He is active in several national preservation efforts in Canada, including as a founding member of CARL’s Digital Preservation Working Group, and as founder and chair of the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition. Most recently, he became Chair of CARL Portage’s Preservation Expert Group.

Jonathan Dorey is a research officer in research data management at Institut national de la recherche scientifique, École nationale d’administration publique, and Université TÉLUQ. He holds a bachelor in translation and a master and PhD in information studies. He discovered his interest in information management and preservation while managing bilingual terminological databases. He is a member of the Portage Preservation Expert Group, of the Preservation Working Group of BCI’s Libraries Subcommittee, and outgoing treasurer of the Association of Canadian Archivists.

Portage Webinar: Research Data Preservation in Canada

Date: June 9, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

2020

COVID-19 has changed the world. In response, Canadian researchers from across disciplines are working tirelessly to understand, treat, mitigate and ultimately defeat this disease. While it’s daunting to think of the future during such a challenging moment, we need to be asking ourselves now, “how do we ensure that researchers of the future have the information they need to understand today’s pandemic?”

In this webinar, members of the Portage Preservation Expert Group will provide an introduction to research data preservation, including an overview of current service options and emerging infrastructure developments in Canada. Attendees will also learn about best practices for long-term data preservation, and engage in a discussion about how we can more effectively work together to address today's pressing preservation challenges.

Presented by:

Beth Knazook (Portage)

Corey Davis (University of Victoria and CARL)

Jonathan Dorey (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)

This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.

About the Presenters:

Beth Knazook is the Preservation Coordinator at Portage. Beth Knazook trained as a photographic preservation specialist at Ryerson University/George Eastman Museum, and has worked as the Curatorial Specialist for Ryerson University Archives & Special Collections, Photo Archivist for the Stratford Festival and, most recently, Digitization Project Manager for the Huron County Library. She has been involved in a number of digitization and cataloging projects over the years, and teaches courses on the care and management of digital image collections for Library Juice Academy. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University.

Corey Davis is Digital Preservation Librarian at the University of Victoria and Visiting Program Officer at CARL. He has been working in academic libraries for 15 years, most recently as Digital Preservation Coordinator for the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL). He is active in several national preservation efforts in Canada, including as a founding member of CARL’s Digital Preservation Working Group, and as founder and chair of the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition. Most recently, he became Chair of CARL Portage’s Preservation Expert Group.

Jonathan Dorey is a research officer in research data management at Institut national de la recherche scientifique, École nationale d’administration publique, and Université TÉLUQ. He holds a bachelor in translation and a master and PhD in information studies. He discovered his interest in information management and preservation while managing bilingual terminological databases. He is a member of the Portage Preservation Expert Group, of the Preservation Working Group of BCI’s Libraries Subcommittee, and outgoing treasurer of the Association of Canadian Archivists.

Portage Webinar: Where is all of the Research Data?

Date: June 2, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

2020

In this webinar, attendees will learn about an ongoing research project designed to a) identify how and where Canadian-funded research data is shared by examining the scholarly literature, and b) highlight data management problems associated with these existing data sharing practices. These efforts will serve as a jumping off point to explore the roles that librarians and the Portage Network can play in making Canadian research data more discoverable, regardless of where it may be stored. Attendees will learn about methods that can be used to identify research data shared by their own research communities, engage in a discussion about opportunities for working collaboratively to increase data discovery at an institutional level, and develop strategies to improve the reporting of data sharing going forward.

Presented by: Kevin Read, MLIS, MAS, Associate Librarian, University of Saskatchewan

This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.

About the Presenter:

Kevin Read is a librarian at the University of Saskatchewan and Chair of the Portage Network's Data Discovery Expert Group. For the past 8 years he has worked in data management and sharing roles at the U.S. National Library of Medicine and NYU School of Medicine, and developed collaborative projects with other libraries to establish data discovery services. He is happy to be home in Canada where he can contribute to ongoing national data efforts.

kevin.read@usask.ca
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7511-9036

Portage Webinar: Surveying Institutional Preparedness for Research Data Management

Date: May 26, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

2020

Join members of the Portage Research Intelligence Expert Group for a presentation and discussion on how Canadian research institutions are responding to the growing demand for local support with research data management (RDM). Results from two recent surveys will be presented, which investigate the progress made by institutions in developing institutional strategies for RDM, and how they are allocating infrastructure, fiscal and human resources to develop capacity to support researchers.

Survey Reports:

Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and views on the challenges and opportunities that must be addressed to develop RDM support in Canadian research institutions.

Presented by: Shahira Khair (Data Curation Librarian, University of Victoria), Alexandra Cooper (Data Services Coordinator, Queen’s University), and Dylanne Dearborn (RDM Coordinator, University of Toronto). Jennifer Abel (Portage Network) will facilitate the discussion.

This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.

About the Presenters:

Shahira Khair is a Data Curation Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries and Chair of the Portage Research Intelligence Expert Group (RIEG). She currently holds a part-time secondment with Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) as a Senior Analyst to support assessment and strategic planning initiatives.

Alexandra Cooper is the Data Services Coordinator at Queen's University Library. She is a member of Portage's Research Intelligence Expert Group (REIG), Dataverse North, and the Canadian RDM Survey Consortium. She is also a member of the OCUL Ontario Data Community and serves as chair of Statistics Canada’s DLI Professional Development Committee.

Dylanne Dearborn is the RDM Coordinator at University of Toronto Libraries. She has been part of Portage since 2016, and is currently a member of RIEG and the Canadian RDM Survey Consortium. She is also a Member of the IASSIST Administrative Committee.

Portage Webinar: Statistics Canada RDC Alternatives: Doing Research Under COVID-19

Date: May 20, 2020

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Location: Online

2020

(Presentation) (Slides)

This webinar will be of particular interest to graduate students and faculty - please share widely within your institutions!

Recent physical distancing protocols pertaining to the COVID-19 Pandemic have meant that RDC researchers need to find alternative ways of carrying out their research. This webinar will be of interest to graduate students, librarians, faculty and researchers. The Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) program offers one alternative way to access confidential Statistics Canada data. Other options include using the Statistics Canada public use files and analyzing data from other sources.

The presenters will discuss the differences between the data that can be accessed through the RTRA vs. the RDC. RTRA data is a very useful option for some types of questions but also has some important limitations. In addition, they will highlight alternative sources of data from the U.S. and elsewhere that are similar to the Statistics Canada master datasets. These may be particularly useful for graduate students who may not be able to wait for the RDC to re-open but who need to conduct analyses that are more sophisticated than what the RTRA or public use files will permit.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Hill has been a data librarian at Western University since 1998. She has served as Chair of the Statistics Canada`'s Professional Development Committee of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), and is currently a member of the DLI External Advisory Committee, representing Ontario. She has also been a member of Portage Training Expert subgroups, RDM 101 and Repositories 101. She has presented at IASSIST on topics related to data access, data portals and training.

Kristi Thompson has been the research data management librarian at Western University since 2019, and previously held positions as data librarian at the University of Windsor and as a data specialist at Princeton University. Her involvement with Portage includes participating on the FRDR Policy and User Experience working groups and the Dataverse North Policy working group. She co-edited the book Databrarianship: the Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice for ACRL and has published on topics ranging from international data sources to aboriginal sports practices.

Portage Webinar: Introduction to Geodisy An Open-source Spatial Discovery Platform

Date: May 5, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

2020

Presentation
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With the increasing demand for geographic components in research, there is an opportunity for research data repositories to provide alternatives to text-based discovery. This webinar introduces Geodisy: an open-source spatial discovery platform for Canadian open research data, developed by a UBC team over the last eighteen months. Initially funded by CANARIE, Geodisy’s online interface (https://geo.frdr.ca) provides a map-based search that is available alongside Canada’s Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR). Users search for data based on its location and have the ability to preview datasets as overlays on a digital map. Access to comprehensive and standardized metadata is also provided. Data is currently sourced from Scholars Portal Dataverses, which houses open research data from forty Canadian institutions (500 Dataverses, 2,500 datasets). The Geodisy platform benefits all research disciplines that use geospatial location, from anthropology to zoology to climate science. In this presentation, the Geodisy team will share software designs, metadata mapping processes, and a live demonstration.

This webinar will be presented by Eugene Barsky (Head of Research Commons at UBC), Mark Goodwin (Metadata Coordinator for the Geodisy project, UBC), and Paul Dante (primary software developer on the Geodisy project, UBC).

This webinar will be recorded.

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