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On Love Data Week workshops & Data Planet webinars

Published by Mark Bodnar

Logo for Love Data Week 2022In celebration of Love Data Week (February 14 - 18) — an international celebration of all things data — the SFU Library has collaborated with the libraries of UBC, UNBC, and UVic to plan an illuminating series of online talks & workshops. Join us to learn about data acquisition, cleaning, management, mapping, and more! Click here to read about and register for each session. 

Speaking of data... SAGE is also hosting three webinars during Love Data Week 2022, all focused on Data Planet.

Logo for the Data Planet database

As some of you may remember, SFU purchased Data Planet just before the pandemic began. At the time, the database offered  "more than 157 billion data points in 12.6 billion datasets from 80+ source organizations." It's expanded considerably since then — more than 90+ source organizations are now covered, ranging from the Australian Bureau of Statistics to the World Trade Organization.  The database also sports a powerful new interface, making it even easier to mix-and-match data from multiple sources and visualize the results.

Anything that big probably requires a guided tour!  Next week's webinars will teach you how to make the most of Data Planet's functionality, how it can be integrated into teaching, and how SAGE's editorial process works when it selects and ingests new data into the database.

Data 101: Fun with functionality

February 15, 2022 at 10am PST. RSVP here

Join an introduction to Data Planet's interface: find out how to select datasets of interest, filter your data using available criteria, and adjust your visualizations based on the data selected.

Data 102: Tools for Teaching

February 16, 2022 at 10am PST. RSVP here

Curious about how you might use more data in your classroom? Interested in promoting data literacy among your students? This session is designed with faculty in mind. We will explore how Data Planet can be integrated into courses and used for independent research.

Data 103: The Data Planet Editorial Journey

February 17, 2022 at 10am PST. RSVP here

How is data on Data Planet identified, collected, and standardized for release? Join SAGE's editorial team as they share a behind-the-scenes look at their process.
 

As always, just let me know if you have any questions!

-- Mark
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Mark Bodnar
mbodnar@sfu.ca
Economics & Business Librarian