Love Your Data – Day 3: Good Data Examples

Content is adapted from the Love Your Data Website.
Good data are FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable
What makes data good?
  1. It has to be readable and well enough documented for others (and a future you) to understand.
  2. Data has to be findable to keep it from being lost. Information scientists have started to call such data FAIR — Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable.

3rd Annual Library Fair for Faculty and Staff

Dear FIU Faculty and Staff,

The FIU Libraries welcome you and your students back to a new semester at FIU!  We wish you a successful semester. Below are some of the many ways the FIU Libraries can help you in this new year.

•      Did you know that for every subject area there is a liaison librarian that specializes in collection development and instruction?

•      Did you know that the library subscribes to more than 1,100 databases? 

Data Management Workshop

Mark your calendars! The Libraries will host a "Data Management Workshop" on Wednesday, February 8th from 2:00 to 3:15pm n GL 280 and online at (

This workshop will introduce students to important issues in data management including development of a data management plan; strategies for organizing data; documentation and metadata; privacy rights and accessibility of data; and archiving and preservation of data.

Call for Applications for Diaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants

Every year, the Cuban Research Institute (CRI), the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Florida International University Libraries offer the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants to study the special collections related to Cuba and Cuban Americans. These awards are offered in honor of Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala, the prominent music collector and independent scholar who donated his Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection to FIU in 2001.

Writing Center Tutors Available in Library During Extended Schedule

Are you finishing a paper at the end of the semester and want some feedback? The FIU Center for Excellence in Writing will have writing tutors available on the second floor of the MMC library the next two weekends.

Please drop by, no appointment needed. Tutors will help attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. You may have a quick question you want to ask, or you may have a draft you want to share with a tutor. Whatever it is, you can get help!