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Data 101: What is Big Data and Why Should We Care?

Data 101: What is Big Data and Why Should We Care?

The fourth SLA Data 101  webinar is around the corner – Thursday, February 6, 2014  join us for Data 101: What is Big Data and Why Should We Care?

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Library Advocacy Unshushed: Values, Evidence, Action

For those who may be interested, a library advocacy MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is being offered from the University of Toronto.
Library Advocacy Unshushed: Values, Evidence, Action
February 24, 2014
There is no charge for this six week course. Go to: https://www.edx.org/course/university-torontox/university-torontox-la101x-library-1335
About this Course

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Webinar: Using Big Data for Library Advocacy

Webinar: Using Big Data for Library Advocacy, Tuesday, Dec 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (US)

Join this session on the basics of “Big Data” and “Data Science”, including a discussion of the data that libraries can collect, store and use.  Collecting large amounts of complex data can help to assess your library’s services and your library’s advocacy efforts.  Jill Hurst-Wahl and Erin Bartolo will also explore the similarities between data science and library skills.

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Register Now! Data 101: Open Data Webinar

Register Now! Data 101: Open Data Webinar

Are you ready to fall in love with Open Data? Yes! It’s a complex and nuanced resource, steeped in policy briefs, technology, and a philosophy of sharing and transparency. This session of the SLA Data 101 Webinar Series will cover many aspects of Open Data to get you get you up to speed. Topics covered will include:

  • Defining “open”
  • Open Data repositories
  • APIs
  • Licensing issues

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Turn Information Into Insight & Show Them What They’re Missing – Webinar

Are your end-users still searching for business-critical information on the open web? If so, this SLA PartnerTalks webinar can help you encourage changes in their search behavior – and increase the value of your information services across your organization.

Speaker Mary Ellen Bates will teach you how to build “information dissatisfaction” with what’s available on free, public search engines, and offer a “dare to compare” challenge to end users who rush to Google to do important research.

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Webinar: Metrics 101: Proving your Value

SLA’s IT and Legal Divisions present the following Webinar in the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Webinar series.

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Cost: Free to SLA members

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Webinar – Suddenly…I’m Consulting on Data Management Plans!

The SLA First Five Years Council is happy to announce the launch of the “Suddenly…” webinar series, which aims to provide practical advice to new professionals, or to anyone who is taking on new and unfamiliar roles.

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Registration remains open until 4 November for The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened!

Registration remains open until 4 November for The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened!

Registration remains open until 4 November at 5pm for UNYSLA’s fall conference: The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened! on Friday 8 November.

The day will involve several presentations from academics, special librarians and information specialists about tools that range from ontologies to Pinterest and could be in your box of tricks!

Check out our events page for all the exciting details.

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are

 

When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY

 

Check back soon for more details!

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