Discover the World of Data at UC Love Data Week 2024

Join members of the University of California community for UC Love Data Week (UCLDW), scheduled for February 12-16, 2024.

This exciting free event series, open to all members of the University of California community, focuses on a wide range of data-related topics including data access, management, security, sharing, and preservation.

UCR Library Data Librarian Kat Koziar, who has been involved with UCLDW since its inception in fall 2020, shared her enthusiasm for the upcoming event. "I’ve really enjoyed how we adapt and change our workshops to have relevant and current information for researchers," Kat said. She highlighted that including this year over 100 workshops will have been offered since the program began, with the UCLDW web team now working on ways to easily search across these for available recordings and materials.

This year, the UCR Library is sponsoring workshops that focus on 3D data and how to create 3D images. Kat, also a panelist in one of the sessions on open data resources, emphasized the variety of topics covered. "This year’s UCLDW workshops are truly across the disciplines," she stated, pointing out that there are sessions designed for both science and humanities participants.

Kat also spoke about the importance of data literacy in today’s academic and professional landscape. She believes that UC Love Data Week contributes significantly to this area. "Data literacy is not just integral to success in today’s academic and professional landscape, it’s important for everyday life," she remarked. “When attendees learn skills to understand data, those skills aren’t restricted to just research data, they can be applied to all types of data.”

UC Love Data Week promises to be a comprehensive platform for learning and discussion, catering to a wide range of interests, like open data sources, qualitative data, GIS and mapping, drone data, data science, and more.

We encourage the UCR community to explore this year's presentations and workshops on the UC Love Data Week website (make sure to register using your UCR email address).