Skip to main content

BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

T09 - From Citizen Science to Personal Benefit: Data Management for Everyone

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM–12:15 PM PDT
Salon F
Session Description

Generously Sponsored By: Simon Fraser University Library

Open data. Citizen science. Data management. Data security. Last summer’s vacation photos. What do these have in common?
If you answered some flavour of long term preservation or access—you’re right and you don’t need to attend this session. If you answered “huh?”, “Say, what?”, or “I don’t know, tell me more!”, then read on!
Our presenters will discuss data security, cloud storage, how to back up your data (aka "stuff"), publishing/depositing data, and crowd sourcing using open data.


Alex Garnett, Simon Fraser University

Alex Garnett is Data Curation and Digital Preservation Librarian at Simon Fraser University (SFU), where, he works on initiatives relating to the new Research Data Repository. At the Public Knowledge Project, he works on new tools for automatic typesetting and rendering of scholarly articles. He also works for the SFU Archives, where he works on on implementing digital preservation tools such as Archivematica and BitCurator. A fun party trick is to ask him how he feels about the H264 video codec and then run away before he can respond.

Carla Graebner, Simon Fraser University

Carla Graebner is the Research Data Services and Government Information Librarian at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She is responsible for research data management support, including data curation, data management planning, and providing access to data resources. As the Government Information Librarian, she provides support in navigating and accessing government resources. Carla is past Chair of the BCLA Information Policy Committee and sits on the Board of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association. Carla also organizes GovInfo Day, an annual symposium of information relevant to librarians and library staff interested in government, legal, and data-related information.

Allison Trumble, Vancouver Island Regional Library

Allison Trumble is a Children's Librarian who lives and works on Northern Vancouver Island. She is the Chair of BCLA's Information Policy Committee and is a recent transplant from the city and from the world of Academic Librarianship.