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Beyond the SEA: Data Science 101: An Introduction for Librarians

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Presenter: Lisa Federer, MA, MLIS; Research Data Informationist, National Institutes of Health Library

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen -

Summary: The term “big data” is often tossed around in conversations about science, but what does it really mean? This webinar will explain what big data is and provide an introduction to the data science techniques that can be used to analyze it. We’ll talk about how data science can help researchers find meaning in data and discuss some of the common techniques and tools used in a variety of different research areas.

Presenter Bio: Lisa Federer currently serves as research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library, where she provides training and support in the management, organization, sharing, and reuse of biomedical research data. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and the editor of the Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians. She holds a master’s of library and information science from the University of California–Los Angeles and graduate certificates in data science (Georgetown University) and data visualization (New York University), and she is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jan 18, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM ET

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up! You will need to create a FREE account prior to registration. Learn how to register from the NTO.

Topic: Entrustable Professional Activities
Host: Tony Nguyen
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Session number: 620 765 181
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