Open Access/Open Data — Digging into Open Data: Canada’s Open Government Portals

Open Access / Open Data
The movement towards open scholarship includes more than open access publishing.  Join us this week to learn more about Open Data – how to find open datasets, and how to archive your research data so that it is as open as it can be, or as restricted as it needs to be.

Digging into Open Data: Canada’s Open Government Portals
Monday, October 25, 12 to 1 p.m.
Open data is a growing movement where organizations, especially government, release data – much of which is location data -- to the public free of charge through open government portals. Users can visit these websites to search for and download relevant datasets which are then typically imported into a software application for analysis. Librarian Rhys Stevens will provide guidance about how to find and make use of open data using examples from several Canadian portals.

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Rhys Stevens is an academic librarian (Librarian III) at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta. He has subject liaison responsibilities for Geography, Maps & Government Documents, Anthropology, Archaeology and Spatial/Numeric Data and supports the Alberta Gambling Research Institute in the role of Librarian & Information Specialist.



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