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Love Data: Metadata and Documentation

Love Data: Metadata and Documentation Online

Many of your day-to-day activities rely on metadata, or “data about data”. From your phone to the library to Google and beyond, metadata, or structured information, is working hard behind the scenes. Metadata help you discover new resources, information, and ideas, draw connections between them, and then share what you’ve learned or created with others. Well-documented metadata also lets you preserve and manage your data and resources long into the future.

Meanwhile, proper documentation is important to ensuring your work is understandable, reuseable, and reproducible. Do you have a readme? Are you using the correct file types, following a file naming convention, and providing your methodology and data dictionaries? Well-produced documentation works together with metadata to ensure your data and resources are understandable for years to come.

Join Maggie Dull, River Campus Libraries' Director of Metadata Strategies, and Heather Owen, River Campus Libraries’ Data Librarian, to learn more about the basics of metadata and documentation.

This event is part of Love Data Month 2024. Please visit our webpage to learn more about our other events. 

Related LibGuide: Love Data 2024 by Heather Owen

Monday, February 5, 2024
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Heather Owen

Data Librarian

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Sarah Siddiqui

Reproducibility Librarian