Love Your Data Week Feb 13th – 17th 2017

February 9th: Love Your Data!

Post authored by Lora Leligdon


Next week is Love Your Data week, an international event to help researchers take better care of their data. This year’s theme is emphasizing data quality for researchers during any stage in their career.  

Similar to Open Access Week, the purpose of the Love Your Data (LYD) campaign is to raise awareness and build a community to engage with topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. We believe research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. To celebrate, every day next week, we will blogging, tweeting, and sharing practical tips, resources, and stories to help you learn good data practices. 

Interested in learning more about research data management? The Library is pleased to announce a workshop series aimed at expanding your data best practices. Starting on February 20th, we will host six data management workshops exploring different stages of the research data life cycle, including data management planning, data cleaning, visualizing, storing, sharing, and preserving. Please visit for more information and to register to attend. Check out the Research Data Management Guide for information on DMPs, public access requirements, and more.

Please join our conversation on Twitter (#LYD17 #loveyourdata) or share your insights on Facebook (#LYD17 #loveyourdata).

Special thanks to the 2017 National LYD Week Planning Committee for organizing this week and sharing their amazing resources! Check out their work at!

Questions? Please contact Lora Leligdon or Jen Green for more information.

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