Date(s) - 07/24/2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Citizen data science and journalism, Independent studies of social media sentiment, Predictive analysis based on civic data trends… The turn toward a data-driven society has tremendous potential. The open data movement has started to gain traction because people are starting to recognize the value of being able to remix and analyze data. In some educational circles, data literacy and data science are seen as essential skills for today’s students. How did we get here? Structured and shareable data is the resource, but the process of making data useful requires some foundational work:
- Recording the right types of data fields for multiple uses
- Encoding data in the right formats for wide use amongst data science tools
- Knowing how to analyze and visualize data to tell different stories
In this session, we will trace the history of open data, take a look at some simple ways to make your data shareable and remixable, and try to understand why the move to help the project of open data is an essential one for cultural institutions like libraries.
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Instructor Bio ~ Jason Clark
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