Data Management: Using Metadata to Find, Interpret & Share Your Data

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Ever struggle to find that file you tucked away last semester (or last week)? Having trouble remembering details in order to re-use your own data? Need others to understand & use your data? This workshop will introduce you to the power of metadata: what it is, why it’s so important, and how to get started with it. Stop wasting time in finding, interpreting or sharing your data. Whether you are new to thinking about metadata or you’re looking to build off some basic knowledge, this workshop is for you!

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Christine Malinowski
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data sharing
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Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Created: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contact Person(s): 
Christine Malinowski
Contact Organization(s): 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Graduate student
High school student
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour