Tech Talk 1: Data Primer Launch and First of the Series

We were thrilled to kick off our annual Tech Talk series this week in the lab and to welcome guests Marjorie Mitchell (UBCO Library) and Felicity Tayler (U Ottawa Library). A group of eager listeners and engaged respondents joined our guest speakers on Tuesday, September 13th for a 20 minute overview of the Data Primer: Making Digital Humanities Research Data Public by Felicity Tayler, Marjorie Mitchell, Chantal Ripp, and Pascale Dangoisse, with over 30 other co-authors contributing to the project, including our very own lab director Karis Shearer and former lab director Constance Crompton.

Photo credits: Joanne Gervais

The “Data Primer” is an excellent source for concise information around different aspects of data curation and management best practices for digital humanities researchers. With pragmatic tools such as a data management plan, and writings from digital humanities experts, the book serves as a tool and a source of consideration for how we manage and make public our data, and what data means exactly to various researchers in both digital and non-digital humanities.

We thank Felicity Tayler and Marjorie Mitchell for their time and talk on Tuesday, and invite you to check out the open access book available here. A special thank you to Fiona P. McDonald (CE2 Lab) and Nick Rochlin (Advanced Research Computing) for being insightful and generous respondents during our open discussion portion of the talk.

Our next Tech Talk “Feminist Consent: Edits and Audio” will happen on October 18th with PhD student Sarah Cipes from 12-1pm in the AMP Lab (251 Fipke). See you then!