Video: Library Carpentry – Teaching Data Science Skills (Recording of a LIBER Webinar)
The LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) webinar video (embedded below) was recorded on April 8, 2019.
Slides used during the presentation are available here.
From the Description:
Nearly all academics use research software and 69% say their research wouldn’t be practical without it. As the use of technology in research increases, libraries have a new and essential role to play.
With appropriate training, libraries can effectively support the data science needs of their researchers. This is critical for the development of Open Science (as highlighted in the report of the European Commission’s Open Science Skills Working Group).
This webinar hosted by Birgit Schmidt of LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, will feature speaker Christopher Erdmann. He will introduce The Carpentries: a non-profit organisation that trains people in software development and data science skills. One branch of this organisation, Library Carpentry, is focused on the needs of libraries. Chris will talk about the concept of Library Carpentry: what is taught, why and how, the impact it’s having, and what’s next.
We will also hear from Juliane Schneider, a Carpentries trainer. She will focus on the benefits of becoming a Library Carpentry instructor. Juliane will be one of the trainers present at a Library Carpentry Instructor Training on 24-25 June in Dublin. This workshop is organized by the Library Carpentry community, and they have kindly offered a discounted rate for staff working in LIBER libraries. No prior technical knowledge is necessary.
Update (April 10)
Announcing the Library Carpentry Advisory Group
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.