Workshop at Walter Library

Most researchers already share their findings using traditional formats such as journal articles, conference presentations, and reports. But digital data in machine-readable formats afford new dissemination possibilities that go beyond these print-based formats and allow us to also publish the underlying data from our research so that others can replicate our findings or derive new results of their own. In addition, it is increasingly expected by journals (eg. PLOSOne, Nature) and federal funding agencies (eg. NIH or NSF) that researchers make their data publicly available, such as depositing to open data repositories. However, if not planned in advance, sharing data can sometimes be difficult and time intensive. In this session we will explore the options that you have for “publishing” your digital research data in ways that facilitate reuse and help you get appropriate attribution.

In the first half of the session, we will discuss the many considerations for publishing your digital research data, such as copyright issues, applying appropriate licenses, persistent citations, and documentation formats.

In the second half, a range of data publishing options will be explored, including subject-specific and institutional repositories for data. Using the new Data Repository at the University of Minnesota (DRUM) as an example, participants will experience the data publishing workflow from selection, to curatorial review, to final publication. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on guidance from DRUM data curators on their own data publishing needs.

Recommended for U of M researchers (faculty, post-docs, graduate students, staff). Participants with existing data that they would like to make more publicly available are encouraged to stay after the session for one-on-one consultation and bring their data files and existing data documentation.

Monday, May 18, 2015
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
310 Walter Library
Instructor(s): Lisa Johnston
Notes: Duration: 1 hour followed by (optional) half-hour clinic for those who want consultation on their own data.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
9:00 am - 10:30 am
310 Walter Library
Instructor(s): Lisa Johnston
Notes: Duration: 1 hour followed by (optional) half-hour clinic for those who want consultation on their own data.

What: Demystifying Debt
When: April 29, 2015 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Walter 101
Light refreshments will be served!

The first hour of this event will feature a four person panel.
Sarah Naranjo, One Stop, Live Like a College Student
Joyce Serido, Family Social Science/Extension
Heidi Cederstrand, TCF Bank
Dung Mao, Family Social Science

The second portion of this event will be an opportunity to rethink currency and apply creativity in Design your own Dollar. We will be providing craft supplies. A prize will be awarded for the best dollar. There will also be money-themed music during this part of the event.

Bonus! Check out the campaign to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. NPR: It's All About The Benjamins And Jacksons — But What About The Women?

Questions? Please contact Amy Riegelman (

Registration is appreciated but not required.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
101 Walter Library

To request disability accommodations, please contact the instructor at least one week prior to the workshop.