Introduction to Data Equity

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This webinar will get you up to speed on the core issues facing the equitable and ethical use of quantitative data and provide you with a clear picture of the challenging landscape of turning complex human questions into numbers and then back into meaning (without totally screwing people over in the process!).

In this session, we’ll use practical and concrete examples to explore:

  • The compelling case for why data projects are not objective (and why that’s a good thing!);

  • How the kinds of choice points we face when working with quantitative data give us the opportunity to embed equity in our work;

  • Why we all need a cohesive system for identifying and addressing equity issues in data,

  • An introduction to a practical, concrete approach to this crucial issue: The Data Equity Framework.

Participants will be given a summary document with key concepts and talking points, which many people find extremely useful in discussing data equity with colleagues, clients, bosses, boards, and policymakers.

This webinar is the third in the free webinar series, 12 Months to Better Library Data, featuring curriculum from the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) 2023 national event.


This webinar is presented by: RIPL

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