Voyage of the Data Treader 2 is a library data camp dedicated to exploring data and open data in libraries through a mix of workshops, discussions, and data playing. Anyone interested in using data to improve library services is welcome.
Have you heard about the Libraries in Wales data project? “CILIP Cymru Wales worked with the National Library of Wales Wikimedian Jason Evans and LibrariesHacked on the creation of visual datasets of libraries in Wales. All of the data sets are openly available and editable” via Wikidata. Wikidata also currently holds details of over 3,000 public libraries in the UK.
Inspired by this we’re inviting Jason Evans to show you (and us) how to add and edit your libraries’ details on Wikidata as open data and how to use the Wikidata visualisation tools to “put your library on the map”!
We’re calling the day a library data camp because it is partly an unconference. It is up to you, on the day, to decide what the sessions should be by proposing library data-related topics you’d like to discuss or learn more about. For example, at the first Voyage of the Data Treader (at Liverpool Central Library on 20 November 2017), we talked about:
Do let us know what you’d like to talk about in advance or pitch your idea on the day.
By participating in Voyage of the Data Treader 2, you will:
We’re all Data Treaders; the ones organising this event are Claire Back (Plymouth Libraries), Aude Charillon (Newcastle Libraries) and Dave Rowe.
We are grateful to Manchester Libraries for kindly hosting this event at Manchester Central Library.