Event Categories: 2020

Portage – Global Water Futures Webinar: 5 Reasons Why You Should Know the CaSPAr and CUIZINART

Date: October 14, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Location: Online

2020

Portage and Global Water Futures Webinar Series

The webinar will focus on introducing the Canadian Surface Prediction Archive CaSPAr that provides an archive of environment and climate change Canada’s (ECCC’s) numerical weather predictions and allows the user to request custom subsets of the data. the custom subsetting reduces significantly the amount of data the users have to handle after downloading. the data all follow the same standard NetCDF format which further eases the post-processing of the data. a similar database was setup in collaboration with the Global Water Futures project and is called “Cuiznart.” The Cuizinart disseminates datasets used or produced in GWF and follows the same data format and custom requesting as CaSPAr. the webinar will introduce both systems and the datasets available to date. A live demonstration of data requesting and retrieving will be performed to illustrate the straight-forward procedure to obtain data of interest.

Speakers

Juliane Mai is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. Her research is focussed on parameter estimation, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of complex models. She applied these methods in different fields like systems biology as well as hydrology and land-surface modeling. She further made major contributions in the field of big data management through the development and hosting of the canadian surface prediction archive CaSPAr and the Cuizinart which disseminates input and research data.

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 – Global Water Futures Webinar: Enhancing Collaboration and Reproducibility Using GitHub

Date: October 6, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Location: Online

2020

Portage and Global Water Futures Webinar Series

Distributed version control systems such as GitHub provide researchers with a powerful tool for managing the processes and outputs of collaborative projects. Though commonly associated with computer code, systems like GitHub can be used to manage and share a wide range of products, including data, metadata, documentation, and even books. This webinar will introduce attendees to the fundamental concepts of distributed version control and will demonstrate how these can be applied in a research context using GitHub and its associated tools and interfaces. We will cover how to create and control access to repositories and organizations in GitHub, how collaborators can clone, pull, fork, and push changes, and how repository owners can merge changes and manage versions. Finally, we will review how repositories and their contents can be packaged into releases and deposited to repositories like Zenodo to support reproducibility and transparency.

Speakers

Jay Brodeur is Associate Director of Digital Scholarship Services in the McMaster University Library and Administrative Director of McMaster’s Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. In his role, he collaborates with groups within and beyond the Library to develop services and infrastructure that supports research at McMaster.

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 – Global Water Futures Webinar: Beginning with the End in Mind

Date: September 29, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Location: Online

2020

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

Speakers

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.

#WeMissiPRES

Date: September 23, 2020

Location: Online

2020

Beth Knazook, Portage Preservation Coordinator, Co-chair “Picking up the threads of 2019”. 

#WeMissiPRES is an online programme of talks and presentations on digital preservation.

Data Preservation – Atlantic Canada Ocean Data Management Initiatives and Infrastructure, MERIDIAN

Date: September 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Location: Online

2020

Beth Knazook, Portage Preservation Coordinator, will lead a discussion on data preservation. This presentation is part of the MERIDIAN Atlantic Canada Ocean Data Management Initiatives and Infrastructures webinar series.

Access 2020

Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Location: Online

2020

Making a harvester harvestable: Federating an OAI endpoint directly from Postgres
Kelly Stathis and Alex Garnett

Does your repository want to implement an OAI-PMH server, but not know where to start? This presentation will cover how a discovery service adapted existing code to create a custom OAI-PMH server, allowing the metadata to be discoverable by OpenAIRE.

Geodisy: A new way to discover Canadian research data
Mark Goodwin, Paul Dante, Kelly Stathis, and Eugene Barsky

With the increasing demand for geographic components in research, there is an opportunity for research data repositories to provide alternatives to text-based discovery. Enter Geodisy, an open-source spatial discovery platform for Canadian open research data. Initially funded by CANARIE and now in partnership with Portage, Geodisy provides a map-based search that is available alongside Canada’s Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR). Data is discoverable based on its location, and users have the ability to preview datasets as overlays on a digital map and access comprehensive metadata.

These presentations are part of Access 2020.

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