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DataFlash: NCDS Kickoff in January 2022!!!

Posted by on December 17th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

On January 6th, 2022 from 10 -11:15 am PT, please join the kickoff for the new National Center for Data Services (NCDS) of the Network of the National Library of Medicine! Come hear about our upcoming exciting offerings, including courses in research data management, data science, and data ethics, and a series of webinars on… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science



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DataFlash: Urban Institute’s “Do No Harm Guide”

Posted by on November 22nd, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of attending a Public Library Association (PLA) webinar on data and came across a gem of a resource from the Urban Institute.  The Urban Institute has been around for over 50 years providing facts and knowledge in an accessible way to communities surrounding social and economic issues…. Read More »

Posted in: Accessibility, Blog, Data Science, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Training & Education



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DataFlash: What is Health Data Literacy and “Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian”

Posted by on October 25th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

Big Data is a buzzword in many industries these days including healthcare.  What is data literacy and how does it apply and impact healthcare?  According to MIT and Dalhousie University, data literacy is the ability to collect, manage, evaluate, and apply data in a critical manner.  Though, most individuals didn’t go to school to be… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Science, Training & Education



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DataFlash: Recruiting Students for MCBK Pilot Class

Posted by on October 8th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Would you like to be part of pilot class to help improve delivery of computable applications to LIS professionals and healthcare providers? Library and Information professionals are invited to apply for training on Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK). Training will be online using Zoom over two weeks in late December 2021 and early January 2022… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Training & Education



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DataFlash: MLA’s Data Services Specialization (DSS) Certificate and Region 5 Application Fee Sponsorship

Posted by on October 1st, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

Last January, MLA announced the Data Services Specialization (DSS) certificate that librarians can earn to demonstrate their attainment of the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to provide data services. Best geared for health sciences librarians and information professionals and built upon the MLA Data Services Competency, the Basic Certification requires the completion of four 4-credit free… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Science, Training & Education

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