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 Ouvertes).


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 https://scholarworks.umass.edu/foss4g/

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

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: 
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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 encounters.
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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