Love Data Week


Monday, February 12, 2018 (All day) to Friday, February 16, 2018 (All day)


2018 Theme: Data Stories

The purpose of the Love Data Week (LDW) event is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. We will share practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

Love Data Week is a social media event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers. We believe research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. If you care about research data, please join us! This event is open to any institution – small, large, research intensive or not, so please feel free to share, adapt, and improve upon it.  We encourage individuals, data librarians or otherwise, to participate in the campaign.

Look for events around Harvard all week.

Find out how to participate:

Event Slides

Events at Countway Library (Longwood Campus):

Monday February 12, Drop In 12 - 2 PM [Countway Library Ware Room 505]
We Are Data: People behind the data

We'll show "Jer Thorp’s talk Data and Humans: A love story." Come discuss interesting projects and make data valentines. Snacks!

Thursday February 15, Drop In 10 -12 PM [Countway Library Ware Room 505]
Stories About Data: Storytelling and using data

Participate in "Data Story Time" - horror or love stories welcome! Share tools and/or strategies for working with data. Snacks!

Friday February 16, 1:00 - 1:50 PM [HSPH Kresge Building Room 200]
Research Data Management: The data lifecycle

Need to show your data some love? Learn quick tips for managing data, how it applies to your research and who to contact. Snacks!