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2016 Open Data Week

Learn more about working with data and how open data can benefit your research.

NLI credit is available for faculty, staff, and students.

Data Anonymization: Lessons from a Millennium Challenge Corporation Impact Evaluation
Newman Library, Level 2, 207A
Tuesday March 29, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Ralph P. Hall, Ph.D. (Urban Affairs and Planning)
Eric Vance, Ph.D. (Director, LISA: Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Newman Library, Level 2, 207A
Tuesday March 29, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
FOIA in Virginia (Wat Hopkins, Ph.D., Department of Communication)
Virginia Tech and FOIA (Steve Capaldo, University Legal Counsel)
FOIA and Flint (Siddhartha Roy, Flint Water Study team)

Library Data Services: Supporting data-enabled teaching and research at VT
Newman Library, Level 2, 207A
Wednesday March 30, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Andi Ogier and Data Services team

Show Me the (Open) Data!
Newman Library, Level 1, Multi Purpose Room
Thursday, March 31, 11:00am-12:00pm
Ginny Pannabecker and Andi Ogier
Online participant link:

Join this hands-on workshop to identify datasets relevant to your topic interests. Explore options with your fellow participants, such as, figshare, or VT’s own VTechWorks, and discuss how you might use datasets for information, education, or research.

Scraping Websites: How to automate the collection of data from the web
Newman Library, Level 2, 207A
Thursday March 31, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Code for NRV

Intro to APIs: What's an API and how can I use one?
Newman Library, Level 2, 207A
Thursday March 31, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Code for NRV

For more information, please contact Philip Young at or 231–8845.

Contact Me

  • Philip Young
  • Scholarly Communication Librarian
  • 540-231-8845
  • 6100 Newman Library (0434)
    560 Drillfield Drive
    P.O. Box 90001
    Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001