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
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIscuqppjopGNQIqbj5dLMMj52lh54oL5vy 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.