On our last Frictionless Data community call on August 12th we had Dave Rowe (aka Libraries Hacked) giving a presentation on Frictionless Data standards and tooling for public libraries’ data.
Libraries Hacked is a project promoting open data in libraries and creating digital prototypes from that data. Public libraries hold a lot of data, but this data is often not shared and it is lacking common standards for data sharing. With the introduction of data schemas, Dave developed a series of tools to show libraries what they could do with their data. For example, Dave demonstrated membership mapping, libraries maps and a mobile libraries dashboard (opens new window) that displays mobile libraries vans, estimates their location and automatically generates paper timelines.
You can learn more about the Libraries Hacked project here (opens new window). If you would like to dive deeper and discover all about what you can do with Frictionless library data, , you can watch Dave Rowe’ presentation here::
# Other agenda items from our hangout
# Frictionless Hackathon in October!
Join the Frictionless Data community for a two-day virtual event to create new project prototypes based on existing Frictionless open source code. It’s going to be fun!
We need to decide on a date to hold this event, and are currently considering Thursday and Fridays in October. You can vote on Discord.
Keep an eye on the website for more info: https://frictionlessdata.io/hackathon/#what-s-a-hackathon (opens new window)
# Recruiting the 3rd cohort of Frictionless Fellows
Are you an early career researcher interested in Open Science? We are recruiting the 3rd cohort of Frictionless Fellows! During their 9-month Fellowship, Fellows will lead training workshops, host events at universities and in labs, and write blogs and other communications content. You will be mentored by Frictionless Data product manager Lilly Winfree, PhD and we will help you learn Frictionless Data tooling and software. Applications are open until August 31st.
More info here (opens new window)
You can apply via this form (opens new window).
# Join us in 2 weeks!
Yes, that’s right, August is our lucky month, we don’t have one, but two community calls! Our next meeting will be in just 2 weeks, on August 26th. We will hear a presentation from
Amber York and Adam Shepherd from BCO-DMO on Frictionless Data Pipelines. You can sign up here: (opens new window)
Do you want to share something with the community? Let us know when you sign up!
# Call recording:
On a final note, here is the recording of the full call: