Monthly Data Resources: December 2020

ResearchDataQ Monthly Data Resources

Every month, the ResearchDataQ editorial board will collect and share info on data-related events, publications, and other resources that may be of interest to the DSS community. 

Have an appropriate item to share in a future Data Resources email? Submit your suggestions here: 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

Library Carpentry Advisory Group Call for New Members – applications are due by 18 January 2021. “The Library Carpentry Advisory Group acts as a key friend to The Carpentries governance and staff and advises on ways to foster greater participation in the Library Carpentry community. The Advisory Group discusses, plans, and pursues strategies for involving new and current members in Library Carpentry. Members of the Group volunteer to serve three year terms, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership each year.”

Call for Papers: 16th International Digital Curation Conference (19-20 April 2021) – The conference theme is “Data quality and data limitations: working towards equality through data curation”

Call for Proposals: The 16th International Conference on Open Repositories – The conference theme is “Open for All” and the proposal deadline is 25 January 2021.

Researcher Perspectives on Open Data & Open Scholarship – “Join us online Thursday, January 14, 2021 for the 13th Research Data Management Roundtable, sponsored by the ACRL/NEC Research Data Services and Scholarly Communication SIGs. This event will feature a panel of researchers talking about their perspectives on and experiences with open scholarship with an emphasis on sharing data, mentoring students, and open science. The panel will be followed by a roundtable discussion during which attendees can explore their experiences, including opportunities, challenges, and surprises, pleasant or otherwise, engaging with researchers around open scholarship.”

Data & Society Workshop Call for Applications: Trust and Doubt in Public-Sector Data Infrastructures – Deadline to apply is Friday, January 8, 2021. “The event will take place online on Thursday, March 25, 2021, currently scheduled from 10 a.m. ET through 5 p.m. ET (exact timing to be confirmed). Participants will be offered a $150 stipend, contingent upon tax laws and acceptance. Unlike a conference, this workshop focuses on reading and offering interdisciplinary responses to in-progress draft papers. We strongly encourage participation from scholars outside of the United States. That said, we recognize that some constraints may be burdensome to certain participants. This event will be held in English and in the Eastern Standard Timezone.”

Recent Publications:

The latest issue of The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy contains an article reporting on the findings of the IMLS-funded “Visualizing the Future” grant and a forum on “Data and Computational Pedagogy:”

Monthly Data Resources: September 2020

Every month, the ResearchDataQ editorial board will collect and share info on data-related events, publications, and other resources that may be of interest to the community.

Have an appropriate item to share in a future Data Resources post? Submit your suggestions via our Suggest a Topic form.

Upcoming Events:

Visualizing the Future Live Update, Tuesday, September 22, 1pm to 2pm Eastern time | 10am to 11am Pacific time | 5pm to 6pm UTC time, Registration Form

Visualizing the Future is an IMLS National Forum Grant to develop a literacy-based instructional and research agenda for library and information professionals with the aim to create a community of praxis focused on data visualization. Tune in to learn about grant activities and upcoming community-building opportunities.

Recent Publications:

Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020), now open access:

Linnet Taylor, Gargi Sharma, Aaron Martin, and Shazade Jameson, eds., Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives; info: ; open access PDF via the Internet Archive:

Kayla Abner, “Data Literacy as Digital Humanities Literacy: Exploration of Threshold Concepts,” dh+lib special issue, 22 June 2020.

Other Resources:

Shanda Hunt, “Data Visualization Services Toolkit for Libraries” (“…intended for librarians and libraries embarking on a new data visualization service, but could also be used to refresh skills, develop lesson plans for a data visualization course, or as a starter for anyone with an interest in the topic.”)

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, “Data Science in a Box” (an intro to data science for learners without background in stats or computing, with interactive tutorials using R)

Data Curation Network, “Data Curation Primers” (new additions include data curation primers for Twitter, GeoTIFF, ISO Images, and Neuroimaging DICOM and NIfTI)

National Institutes of Health, “All of Us Research Hub” (portal to biomedical data and metadata; currently in beta testing)