Portage and Global Water Futures Webinar Series
Descriptive documentation will protect the integrity and value of your data, and ensure its usefulness for current and future research projects. This webinar will explore what types of information are needed to make your data findable and accessible, and what information will help ensure it stays useful in the long term. An overview of commonly required metadata fields will be highlighted through a comparison of popular metadata standards and repository deposition guides. Processes to build supporting documentation throughout the data generation process, such as README files and Standard Operating Procedures will be illustrated, and examples
Krysha Dukacz: Krysha holds a B.A. (hons) in Geography, a GIS Specialist certificate and an MBA (Management of Information Systems). She has worked in the public sector at the federal level (Environment Canada – NHRC) and municipal level (City of Ottawa, City of Saskatoon) as well as in the private and academic sectors. As the Data Manager, Global Water Futures at McMaster University, Krysha works with GWF researchers to develop and implement effective data management procedures to protect valuable research assets.
Erin Clary is the Curation Coordinator for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Portage Network. She reviews new dataset deposits for the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR), and as a member of Portage’s Curation Expert Group, she is engaged in developing resources to support a national curation community of practice. She was previously a curator with Dryad Digital Repository, and has curated data for the Data Curation Network. Erin studied Biology, and holds an MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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.