Davis Family Library: 9am - 12am
Armstrong Science Library: 10am - 12am

| by Ryan Clement


Coffee mug with conversation bubbles on it beneath the text MiddLab Coffee Breaks
(Credit: Leanne Galletly )

In our March discussion, we will be focusing on the topic of ethics in data, including how data can be used for social good, data feminism, and community ownership of data. The discussion will be facilitated by Ryan Clement, Data Services Librarian, along with Matt Lawrence, Barksdale Jr. Faculty Fellow/Assistant Professor of Sociology; Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning; and Katie Gillespie, Associate Director for Research Compliance. Our facilitators have broad experience in working with data and the ethical considerations that surround such work, but we want this to be a community discussion, so please bring your projects, questions, and concerns!

To register for this event, please go to go/coffeebreak/.

The MiddLab Coffee Break discussion series is a monthly meeting of faculty, staff, and students interested in digital academia to meet for the discussion, sharing, and questioning of a variety of topics important to our community. These meetings are hosted by MiddLab, with co-sponsorship from the Library, ITS, DLINQ, and the MiddData initiative and the participation of guest experts from across our community. MiddLab is a cross-campus hub for librarians, technologists, and other specialists who support digital projects, digital scholarship, and other technology-based research needs.

These discussions will take place monthly, on Friday afternoons. Times, dates, and registration information will be announced here, as well as at go/middlab/. Topics that are slated to be covered later this year:

  • April: Apporto and Virtual Machines

  • May: Scholarly Identity Online

  • June: Web Accessibility

  • July: Data Management

  • August: Document Accessibility

  • September: Information Security

  • October: Web Scraping

  • November: Data Visualization Tools

  • December: Social Media Scraping

  • January 2022: Open Source

Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming sessions!