Data, Science, & Librarians, Oh My!

My thoughts as I navigate the world of data librarianship.

5 Things I learned at IASSIST

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I just got back from IASSIST 2017 and I have to say...I was very impressed! This year, IASSIST (The International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology) 2017 was in Lawrence, Kansas from May 23-26, 2017. True to it's name, this conference brought people from all around the world:

These are my top 5 favourite takeaways from IASSIST 2017:


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Visiting CERN

A few weeks ago, my NDSR cohort & I had the great opportunity to present our paper at iPres 2016 in Bern, Switzerland! This was my first ever peer reviewed paper and it was accepted! Not a bad first time 😁. Our presentation went really well -- there was good audience engagement and it seemed like there was real potential for people to extend or use our study (with all our open access data!). One of my favourite moments was right after our presentation, when an audience member (whose name escapes me, I'm so sorry if you're reading this!) told us that we were part of very few people he'd seen accurately use grounded theory. I doubt this is true, but it was flattering nonetheless.


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Switching to Nikola!

This might be a shock to many of you (except my boyfriend and his roommate, who have been giving me sh*t about this forever), but before today I actually hard-coded my website. This meant that every time I updated a post, changed my resume, etc., I had to hard code the changes and the ripple effects.

What was I thinking. Honestly. You can look at how painful it was here on GitLab. I kept it as a reminder and in case I severely messed up this whole Nikola thing, which I'm going to explain in the bulk of this post.


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