Event Categories: 2020

Portage Webinar – Reducing Risk: An Introduction to Survey Data Anonymization

Date: July 7, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

2020

This webinar is intended to provide an accessible and practical introduction to the theory and concepts behind data anonymization, looking specifically at anonymization of survey microdata. Topics covered will include an overview of identifiers and quasi-identifiers, an introduction to k-anonymity, a look at some cases where k-anonymity breaks down, and anonymization hierarchies. The presenter will describe a method to assess a survey dataset for anonymization using standard statistical software. Much of the academic material looking at data anonymization is quite abstract and aimed at computer scientists, while material aimed at data curators does not always consider recent developments. This webinar is intended to help bridge the gap.

About the Presenter:

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 participation on the Federated Research Data Repository and Dataverse North working groups. She has a computer science background and has published on topics ranging from international data sources to aboriginal sports practices.

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.

Portage Webinar: Tech Tools for RDM Showcase

Date: June 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00pm EDT

Location: Online

2020

Join us for our first "Tech Tools for RDM Showcase." In this webinar we are featuring new digital tools and apps that enhance the practice of Research Data Management (RDM). Attendees will learn about these new tools and their applications to RDM work.

Data Curation Tool (DCT) (Meghan Goodchild, Queen’s University and Scholars Portal)

As part of the development project funded by CANARIE's RDM grant program, the Scholars Portal Dataverse team developed and launched the Data Curation Tool (DCT), which allows users to create and edit variable-level metadata for tabular files (e.g., SPSS, R, Excel, CSV), as a modular application launched from within Dataverse. The aims of the DCT are to improve data curation workflows within Dataverse, to improve the ability for data reuse, and to support the application of standards and best practices using the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) metadata standard.

Radiam (Alex Garnett, Simon Fraser University)

Radiam is a centralized searchable metadata index for the distributed data of a research project created during active data collection and processing. It enables researchers to manage, organize, and discover their research group's data. It provides a project level metadata index of research data, regardless of where that data is stored.

DataSeer (Dr. Tim Vines, DataSeer)

Not enough research data gets shared, either with reviewers during peer review, or at publication. Even journals with a strong data sharing policy struggle to ensure that authors have provided all their data. DataSeer uses AI to flag sentences describing data collection, works out the type of data, and provides up-to-date best-practice on how those data can be shared. We're a cost-effective and scalable solution to enforcing data policies.

About the Presenters:

Meghan Goodchild is the Research Data Management Systems Librarian at Queen’s University and Scholars Portal of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). In her role, her time is split between developing research data infrastructure locally at Queen’s and collaborating on initiatives that support OCUL as a whole. Meghan represents Queen's and Scholars Portal on working groups for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)'s Portage Network, including the Dataverse North Working Group. She holds a Master of Information Studies (MISt) and a PhD in Music Theory from McGill University.

Alex Garnett is Research Data Management and Systems Librarian at SFU, where he works on preserving old floppy disks, digitizing old films, archiving websites, maintaining research data repositories, and yelling at clouds (we have a lot of clouds here).

Dr Tim Vines moved from evolutionary biology research to journal management in 2008. He ran the journal Molecular Ecology for seven years, where he went through numerous different approaches to enforcing their data sharing policy, and was involved in the early development of the Dryad repository. He then founded the independent peer review service Axios Review before joining Origin Editorial as a consultant and managing editor. He has been actively developing DataSeer since November 2018.

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.

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.

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