Don't think you work with data?

Overview

Teaching: 10 min
Exercises: 50 min
Questions
  • What sort of data do you work with?

  • What do you do with it?

  • What tools do you use to help you?

Objectives
  • Recognise that they work with data

  • Compare what tasks they peform on data and the tools they use

Don’t think you work with data? Think again

Task 1

This group task is an opportunity for you to think about the sort of data you have, what you do with it, and what tools you use to do that.

Task 2

This follow-on task aims to guide learners in thinking about data as conceptually seperate from the systems that produce, store, and preserve it. It offers an opportunity to think about how data move through archival systems and the value of archival data outside of those systems.

Key Points

  • We all have data and it is not just enough to put it into a system and forget about it