July's monthly informative email from the APLA Continuing Education
Interest Group is courtesy of group member Martin Chandler (McGill):

This month, our continuing education email looks at geographic and other
data resources! If you’re interested in the world of data, have patrons
asking about how to create a map, or you’re considering adding local social
media feeds to your archive, the resources below offer a good starting
point. Also attached is an introductory tutorial I created on using QGIS
(free and open source GIS software) to develop maps. It uses Québec as a
focus, as that’s where I’m currently based, but feel free to adapt it for
your own purposes; I’m also happy to answer any questions (my email is in
the presentation).

Recording on Archiving Social Media Data: Challenges and Proposed Solutions

A webinar which brought together professionals from various data-focused
centres (including ICPSR <>, GESIS
<>, and the Slovenian Social Sciences Data
Archives), this recording of the event presents the need to preserve social
media data, some of the current issues in doing so, and proposes potential
solutions to the problems. More detailed information on each presenter’s
topic of discussion can be found at the DOI below, along with a link to the
recorded webinar on YouTube.

GOBAN’s MOOC on Open Data Management for Agriculture and Nutrition

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition has a MOOC available on open
data management; this MOOC is offered in both French and English thanks to
funding support from CAFDO (La Communauté Afrique Francophone des Données

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) has a number of
online tutorials and recordings of previous conferences and webinars

Recordings from FOSS4G Global conferences (over the years) are made
available thanks to Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German
National Library of Science and Technology.

The full academic proceedings and individual papers from the  FOSS4G Global
conferences , starting from 2013, are available at

Finally, a Virtual Journey and Beer Tasting in the UK on July 1st, 8:00pm

From the original invitation:

Date/Time: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 @ 7:00 PM ET/5:00PM MT
Speaker: Kris Butler, past President of the Boston Map Society, a frequent
attendee and presenter at the biyearly meetings of the International
Conference on the History of Cartography, and a good friend of the late
Bert Johnson
Registration Required:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting. Please indicate that you are with
Rocky Mountain Map Society when you register.

Kris Butler will take us on a virtual road trip across the United Kingdom
in search of drink maps and historic beer styles. These lovely maps,
created by temperance groups, were meant to shock people by showing in a
flash the abundance of places to obtain alcohol in their towns. All of the
maps have text on them encouraging people to take action -- usually by
pressuring local magistrates to stop renewing the annually granted liquor
licenses. And they are beautiful! In addition to seeing the maps and
learning about a few historic beer styles, you will hear tales of
unexpected adventures in tiny archives and grand libraries alike –
including lost maps, missing librarians, hidden text, and surprise

Since we originally contemplated holding this meeting in a local pub,
Kris’s presentation will have a slightly different format from what we are
accustomed. She will supply us with a list of three historic beer styles
that we can purchase and taste as she introduces them during her
presentation. The beers that you purchase do not need to be exact, and if
you are not a beer drinker, please feel free to indulge in any beverage of
your choosing. The list of the three beers will be shared in a future email.

Professionally, Kris Butler is a lawyer, working as Senior Career
Development Manager at the law firm of Holland & Knight in Boston. Her
avocations include maps, beer brewing, and beer judging.

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