This February, join us in celebrating our annual Love Data Month! Throughout the month, we’ll have a variety of events that will allow you to interact with data in new ways and learn about how data has shaped our society.
Love Data Month combines and expands the national Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week efforts, which each aim to get people to better understand the data in their lives: what it is, where it comes from, and how to work and live with it. We hope to bring this energy and advocacy for data to the Penn community through Love Data Month.
This year’s Love Data Month offers a special opportunity to engage with data ahead of the campus-wide Year of Data that begins in Fall 2019. Penn Libraries will be offering more programming and events around the theme of data the entire academic year. More information will be available soon. In the meantime, check out our Love Data Month events listing below!
Check back here or visit guides.library.upenn.edu/LoveDataMonth for updates!
Monday February 4
Love Data Tabling
Penn Museum Cafe
Wednesday February 6
e-Tidying Up: Organizing and discarding your electronic files
This session will begin with a brief overview of file management best practices and discuss letting go of unneeded files. Then we’ll spend the majority of the time working on our own computers to organize the files we still use, archive the files we want to save, and discard the files we can part with.
Van Pelt WIC Seminar Room (124)
Wednesday February 13
Create your own augmented reality valentines for that special someone! Attendees will first create their own augmented reality experiences using ZapWorks, an easy-to-use, web-based AR toolkit. Attendees will then incorporate these into cards and decorate them. Note: In order to participate fully, you should bring a laptop and a smart phone or tablet that can run Zappar (a free app). The EC has a number of Macbooks available for lending that you are welcome to use, but please arrive early to do so. All learner levels are welcome to this event, but we especially encourage beginners to join us. There will be plenty of time to experiment and ask questions.
Education Commons Tinker Lab
Friday February 15
ENIAC Day Film Screening: Top Secret Rosies
Relax in front of the Education Commons projector, enjoy some popcorn, and celebrate women who get things done.
Thursday February 21
Ethical Dimensions of Archiving Digital Social Memory
As librarians, archivists, and scholars respond to the ephemeral nature of the web by attempting to preserve its content, ethical challenges abound. Come hear about what it means to archive the web and some of the complex ethical questions posed by digital preservation.
Goldstein Classroom (Van Pelt 114)