Demystifying Data: Five Easy Steps to Get your Data Program Started Now

Many libraries are eager to support data needs on their campus, but it can be daunting to take the first steps. From preserving and sharing data to metadata, storage, and technological capacity, you’ll probably have a few questions along the way. The good news is that Digital Commons is a flexible platform that can meet the majority of your campus’ data-sharing needs.

Since launching our data initiative two years ago, we’ve collected a myriad of stories, examples of datasets, and best practices for publishing data. This presentation shows you what works and what to focus on when getting your data program up and running. If you’ve seen our previous webinars on data, you’ll want to tune in to this one: in addition to exciting new examples, we’ll share results of our Data Pioneers program, which followed 15 schools as they got started supporting data at their library. You have the tools to get started with data—we’ll show you how.

A copy of “Meeting Data Needs on Today’s Campus: The Digital Commons Data Pioneers Report” can be found here.