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Love Data Week Feb 12–16 2024

Love Data Week 2024

Love Data Week Feb 12-16, 2024

HIL 316 - Innovation Hub 

UNB Libraries is excited to celebrate International Love Data Week 2024 (February 12–16, 2024) with a series of workshops and lectures. Love Data Week is an international initiative that aims to educate researchers about data, research data management best practices, and promote a more inclusive and equitable society.

All workshops and lectures will be held in Harriet Irving Library Research Commons and are open to everyone.

Please join us in celebrating Love Data Week 2024!

Register here

Coffee will be provided!

Our events

Sharing Research Data Using UNB’s Dataverse Repository

Monday Feb 12, 2024. 11:00am – 12:30pm

The session will begin with a brief introduction to Dataverse repositories in general and the UNB Libraries Dataverse repository in particular. 

Participants who bring their laptops will then use a Dataverse repository sandbox to create a dataset for their data, documentation, and code, use metadata to help make their data more discoverable, review and set conditions of use, and publish their dataset or create a private URL for reviewing an unpublished dataset.

Participants may use their own data or data that will be provided.

The Power of Linked Data 

Tuesday Feb 13, 2024. 11:00am – 1:00pm

Join Dr. Sandra Magalhaes as she showcases the potential of provincial administrative data for research purposes. With examples from her own work, Dr. Magalhaes will highlight the benefits of utilizing data from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT).
Providing a general overview of accessing and using data from Statistics Canada, Dr. Chang Z. Lin will present insights on doing research in the New Brunswick Research Data Centre (NB-RDC), focusing on utilizing federal administrative data for research purposes

RDM and Academic Scholarship. Writing a Data Management Plan (DMP) for Grant Applications 

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024. 11:00am – 1:00pm

A recent Tri-Agency RDM Policy makes learning good research data management practices a necessity, rather than a choice. We will consider the technical, legal, and ethical aspects of research data, secure storage of digital materials, documentation and metadata writing, research data sharing and reuse. These RDM fundamentals will help you to make informed decisions on how to handle your research data during and after the research project. 

Tri-Agency has been implementing data management plans for grant submissions since 2021; slowly but surely, DMPs are becoming a requirement when applying for funding. During a hands-on session, participants will create an account in the DMP Assistant online tool and write a DMP following the Tri-Agency's guidelines and disciplinary norms. This plan can be later accessed, modified, and shared with other researchers.  

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. 

Fall in love with Excel: Learning Excel for the first time.

Thursday Feb 15, 2024. 11:00am – 11:30am

In this short, live-demo session, we’ll cover the basic components of Excel, including some formatting essentials, calculation concepts, basic formulas as well as how to create basic visualizations. This session is geared for those who have little to no experience with Excel but would like to learn what it’s all about and some of the basic (but still powerful) features spreadsheets can perform. (roughly 30-45 minutes but happy to take more time for questions)

Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and Open Scholarly Infrastructure 

Friday Feb 16, 2024. 11:00am – 1:00pm

When your work is published or shared in a repository, a Rube Goldberg machine of publishing infrastructure is pushed into motion. In this session, participants will learn about the interconnections between a variety of scholarly communications systems and how data and metadata flow, openly, between so many platforms. We’ll cover DOIs, ORCiD, the differences between different registration agencies, and how APIs connect these systems to one another for the free flow of publicly available metadata. (60 mins)

ORCiD and Your Publication Record

In this shorter, live-demo session, we’ll cover creating an ORCiD account, how ORCiD profiles work and how to modify them, and how to configure ORCiD to automatically track your publication records so you don’t need to. (30 mins)

Winter 2024 Graduate Booster I: Scholarly Profiles | Geographic Information Systems

Winter 2024 Graduate Booster - Recording Live

Winter 2024 Graduate Booster I: Scholarly Profiles | Geographic Information Systems

Put your research on proper footing with these helpful introductory research sessions about the expertise, resources, services, and lovely people from UNB Libraries

Lie recording now available below!


Find out more about:

Scholarly Profiles and ORCID

with Mike Nason (

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

with Jingjing Li (

This session was recorded live in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons Innovation Hub (Room 316), 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, February 2nd, 2024.

Any Questions?

Email Marc Bragdon (
Head, Harriet Irving Library Research Commons
UNB Libraries

Graduate Booster 2

Grad Booster 2 - Recording

Graduate Booster 2: Scopus Research Profiles and Connected Papers | Text and Data Mining | 3D Imaging and Research Data Needs in Field Schools

3 x 15 minutes presentations with Q&A on people, practices, products that can facilitate your research in new and unexpected ways. 

Watch the live recording below.


Find out more about:

Scopus Research Profiles and Connected Papers

with Alex Goudreau (

Text and Data Mining

with Julie Morris (

3D Imaging and Research Data Needs in Field Schools

with Erik Moore ( and Mike Meade (

This session was held both online and in person in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons Innovation Hub (Room 316), 10:030 to 11:00 am on Friday, November 17, 2023.

Any Questions

Email Marc Bragdon (
Head, Harriet Irving Library Research Commons
UNB Libraries

Free Peruvian Film Series

Free Peruvian film series

Free Peruvian Film Series
Serie de Películas Peruanas Gratis

Hosted by Dr. Sophie Lavoie, Culture & Media Studies

4 films across 4 days

The Best Families
Las mejores familias (2020)

Director: Javier Fuentes-León
Genre: Drama / comedy

Two sisters come from a modest environment and work as housemaids for women of Peru’s upper class. They are almost considered a part of the families or so it seems… One day, a celebration gathers the families and a long-held secret involving both households is exposed, blowing up their perfect aristocratic world forever.

Thursday November 16 at 7pm
Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library

The Healing Land
Hatun Phaqcha (2021)

Director: Delia Ackerman
Genre: Documentary

The film showcases the cultivation and uses of various traditional crops domesticated in pre-Columbian Perú. Taking us through the culturally and biologically diverse regions of this country, the film highlights the remarkable health benefits and nutritional value of products that are often unknown or overlooked. Why is it so important to preserve these crops and increase uses in the diets of people across the world?

Thursday November 23 at 7pm
Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library

Silent Trilogy
Trilogia Muda (2022)

Director: Daniel Rodríguez Risco
Genre: Silent Film
English Subtitles

A current of thought unites the three episodes in a coherent way, embodied with few elements, and that makes of space, time, and movement, purely cinematographic modes of expression. Voice is not needed. Yes there are sounds, music, but not human voices, as in primitive cinema. There are faces, slow or fast movements, despair, fatality, a barely glimpsed horror, desire and fear of freedom. There is also love, perhaps as an illusion, rather than as a reality.

Thursday November 30 at 7pm
Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library

Ainbo: The Spirit of the Amazon

Directors: Jose Zelada and Richard Claus
Genre: Children’s film

In the spirit of Moana and Frozen, this film is the epic journey of a young hero and her Spirit Guides, “Dillo,” a cute and humorous armadillo and “Vaca,” a goofy oversized tapir, who embark on a quest to save their home in the spectacular Amazon Rainforest.

December 2 at 11am
Chickadee Room, Fredericton Public Library

All are welcome!
Free parking on UNB Campus in the evening.

UNB Libraries Logo along with all sponsors for the film series

Graduate Booster 1: Citing | Data | Media

Graduate Booster no.1 Citing, Data, Media. Live Recording available

Graduate Booster 1: Citing | Data | Media

3 X 15 minutes presentations with Q&A. 

Watch the full event below.


Find out more about:

Data Analysis and Visualization

with Mario Tiozzo (

Zotero for citation management and publishing

with Aggie Sliwka (

Knowledge Mobilization through Podcasting, Video Making, and Prototyping

with Marc Bragdon (

This session was held both online and in person in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons Innovation Hub (Room 316), 10:30 to 11:30 am on Friday, September 29, 2023.


Marc Bragdon (
Head, Harriet Irving Library Research Commons
UNB Libraries

New e-resource: Adam Mathew Digital: Sex & Sexuality


UNB Libraries is excited to announce our new e-resource:  Adam Matthew Digital: Sex & Sexuality.

This two-module collection explores changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities, and sexual behaviours from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

Sex & Sexuality provides unprecedented access to a wealth of essential primary sources collated by prominent sex researchers and sexologists, community activists, official organizations, social reformers, and individuals. This resource aims to provide an insight into the wide-ranging breadth and experience of human sexuality from all angles, for example, scientific, historical attitudes, sexuality, and sexual behaviors.

Nature and Scope page Module 1, sourced solely from the Kinsey Institute, presents correspondence, research papers, and records spanning the tenures of the first three Kinsey Institute directors; Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey (1947-1956), Dr. Paul H. Gebhard (1956-1982) and Dr. June Reinisch (1982-1993). 

Module 2 is focused on the experiences of individuals from across the spectrum of human sexuality, including heterosexual and LGBTQI+ experiences, at different times in history--specifically from the nineteenth century to the present day. It also covers the criminalization of sexuality, both in terms of sex work and also the relentless prosecution and persecution of primarily men for "homosexual acts." Includes information on the Stonewall riots and the resulting movements for change, the beginning of the Pride parades, and the devastating HIV/AIDs crisis.

Module 2 includes further collections from the Kinsey Institute as well as collections from the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, and The National Archives, UK, plus the Edward Carpenter Papers, the Norman Haire Collection, the National Lesbian and Gay Survey, and the Anne Lister Diaries.