Data in University Libraries: Canada-Past, Present and Future


The Library is pleased to welcome Wendy Watkins Data Librarian (Maps Data Govt Information Centre, MADGIC, Carleton University, Ottawa) and Co-founder of the Data Liberation Initiative in Ottawa who will be speaking in the Library at 2pm on Monday the 24th of March.

She will speak on the history of data in Canada; and how data came to libraries. She will focus specifically on Carleton University (Ottawa) http://www.library.carleton.ca/find/data. She will also give a brief overview of why it's important to use data to inform evidence based decision and how librarians are the key to that success. She will also look at what big data might mean for opportunities for Librarians and other information specialists.


Wendy's Current Interests include:
Previously she was involved in:
I hope you will all come along and find out about this very interesting and developing aspect of the future of Libraries. It will be on in either Training Room A or the Staff Room depending on numbers.
If you’d like to come along please contact Ciaran Quinn - Research Support Librarian, John Paul II LIbrary NUI Maynooth Tel: 01-7086151 http://ciarnthelibrarian.blogspot.ie -
This is a collaboration between NUIM Library and the Programmable City Project, NIRSA