The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

“Your Interdisciplinary Web Archive Collaboration”

Nick Ruest
Digital Assets Librarian, York University
Co-Principal Investigator, “The Archives Unleashed Project” (Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation-funded)
Co-Principal Investigator, “A Longitudinal Analysis of the Canadian World Wide Web as a Historical Resource, 1996-2014” (SSHRC grant)
Co-Principal Investigator, “Research Platforms and Portals Web Archive for Longitudinal Knowledge” (Compute Canada)


Time:
Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:00-11:30 am

Location: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Room 1800

Attendance: If you would like to attend in person, please register. For those who cannot attend in person, a live stream is also available.

Abstract:
Web archives are intimidating. You’re dealing with size and scale issues, wild formats from the live web, and just a massive amount of information to sift through. But, we can’t hide our heads in the sand, and ignore it. This is our cultural heritage, and we need to make sense of it. You definitely don’t want to tackle this alone, and the good news is that there has been a lot of work done already, and there are a lot of great people working here. Nick Ruest will discuss the research and tools he is working on with an interdisciplinary team of collaborators from fields as varied as history, political science, sociology, and computer science to help make sense of it all.

About the presenter:
Nick Ruest
is the Digital Assets Librarian at York University, where he oversees the development of data curation, asset management and preservation initiatives, along with creating and implementing systems that support the capture, description, delivery, and preservation of digital objects having significant content of enduring value. He was previously active in the Islandora and Fedora communities, serving as Project Director for the Islandora CLAW project, member of the Islandora Foundation’s Roadmap Committee and Board of Directors, and contributed code to the project. He has also served as the Release Manager for Islandora and Fedora, the moderator for the OCUL Digital Curation Community, the President of the Ontario Library and Technology Association, and President of McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association.

The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

“Surveying the Landscape: Research Data Management,
Data Governance and Ethics”

Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
CLIR Data Fellow at University of Victoria McPherson Library
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology


Time:
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: University of Victoria McPherson Library / Mearns Center for Learning, Digital Scholarship Commons (3rd floor)

Registration: To attend the January 25 event in Victoria, please email Scott Johnston at scjo@uvic.ca.

Webcast: This event has now ended, but you can watch the recording of the presentation.

Abstract:
The history of the collection of data on Indigenous people across the globe has been problematic because of the methods which have failed to capture important differences relating to Indigenous peoples and communities and also in the way the data is processed, analyzed and disseminated. The 94 recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have further generated responses regarding how to address the impacts of residential schools.

This presentation will draw on a 2017-2018 campus-wide research study at the University of Victoria to discuss Research Data Management and challenges to open sharing. The conversation will explore topics related to data curation and data management, open access, and practices that are both ethically and culturally informed in the context of Indigenous protocols and data initiatives.

About the presenter:
Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
is currently a CLIR Data Fellow, and works in Digital Scholarship and Strategy at the University of Victoria. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and an award winning sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and Angus-Reid Foundation for her community-based research to advancing Human Welfare in Canada.

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