The OHSU Library Data Science Institute Introduces Data Science Techniques to Librarians and Researchers
Today’s Dragonfly post comes to us from Nicole Vasilevsky, Letisha Wyatt, Robin Champieux, Laura Zeigen and Jackie Wirz The Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon hosted the “OHSU Library Data Science Institute” (ODSI) from November 6-8, 2017 in downtown, Portland. The event was targeted towards researchers, librarians and information specialists with an interest in gaining beginner level skills in data science. The goal was to provide face-to-face, interactive instruction over a three-day workshop. The learning objectives for the training were: Increase awareness of key skills in data science and how these can be applied to the participants own daily practices, such as research or serving patrons Increase confidence with using data science techniques Increase the ability of participants to use or apply data science techniques in problems outlined in the course Over 75 participants attended this event, which was held over the 3 days. Participants came from within and outside Portland, Washington, Idaho, California, British Columbia and Kansas. The topics for the workshop included topics such as an introduction to version control and GitHub, exploratory data analysis and statistics, biomedical data standards; data description, sharing and reuse; quantitative and qualitative analysis, analyzing textual data, web scraping, data visualization and mapping and geospatial visualization. All of the materials are shared and openly available via ...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science News from Network Members Data_Science Source Type: news
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