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Open Access Week: Free and Findable: An Introduction to Open Data

Open Access Week: Free and Findable: An Introduction to Open Data Online

Open data is data freely available online that can be used and repurposed by you. Interested in targeting a specific market as you grow a business? Need demographic information to elevate your marketing plan? Want to build a tool to solve a local problem? Open Data can help! 

In this workshop you will learn what open data is, how you can use it to leverage your research or small business endeavours, and where to find open data at the municipal, provincial, national, and international level. In a hands-on segment of the workshop we will guide you through getting started using the City of Oshawa’s Open Data portal. 

At the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Locate sources of open data at the municipal, provincial, national and international level 
  • Explain the importance and use of open data within research and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrate the use of local municipal data portal using Oshawa’s Open Data Portal

This workshop is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.  

Can’t attend a workshop, or have specific questions that you’d rather discuss one-on-one? Students, faculty, and staff can book an online appointment for an individual consultation with a librarian by emailing reference@dc-ot.ca.

Thursday, October 28, 2021
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Heather McTavish
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Kaelan Caspary

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