George Mason University
Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, January 7-9, 2015. This free collaborative event features experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience.
Topics include: Finding and Reusing Data, Documentation and Metadata, Data Wrangling, Rights and Access, Data Visualization, Database Creation, and more. The Bootcamp is a combination of on-site activities and presentations offered through the 4-VA Telepresence system. Registration for the Data Management Bootcamp is required.
The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of Virginia Tech, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William & Mary, and the University of Virginia.
Special Collections & Archives latest exhibition “East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” features selected posters from George Mason University Libraries’ East German Poster Collection. The exhibition is located on Floor 2, Wing C of Fenwick Library and is part of the campus-wide observance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Acquired by the Mason Libraries in 2010, the East German Poster Collection encompasses more than 7,500 posters from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), more commonly known as East Germany. George Mason is the only university in North or South America to house such a large collection of cultural and political GDR posters.
“East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” displays selected posters reflecting specific aspects of GDR life as well as the collection. Special Collections & Archives finding aids describe the various components of this collection:
- East German Poster Collection Culture and Science Series, 1952-1991
- East German Poster Collection Film Series, 1947-1995
- East German Poster Collection Art Exhibitions Series, 1955-1994
- East German Poster Collection Performing Arts Series, 1955-1997
- East German Poster Collection Political Series, 1943-2009
For more information about this exhibition, the East German Poster Collection, or Special Collections & Archives, please contact Yvonne Carignan, ycarigna @gmu.edu
Looking for a cool space to work with your group? Gateway Library now offers two Media:scape collaboration rooms. Media:scape rooms are located on First Floor, Gateway Library – in the alcoves on either side of the atrium behind the Gateway Service Desk. Media:scape space is great – you can work on group projects or assignments, and the spaces are equipped with hardware which connects up to 4 laptops to the LCD in each room. Moveable whiteboards are also available! Media:scape rooms can be reserved using the Group Study Room Reservation System – they’re listed under Gateway Library. Check ‘em out!
Two databases are affected:
BioOne: maintenance activities are planned for the website bioone.org on Friday, October 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. [Vendor notice]
Emerald Insight: maintenance is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 24, between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. Please note that this may also affect some functionality on emeraldgrouppublishing.com. [Vendor notice]
On November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, reuniting people who had been separated since 1961 and beginning a process through which the starkly divided East and West Germany would be made one country again.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of this momentous event, Fenwick Gallery’s current exhibit, Scenes from Behind the Wall: Images of East Germany 1989/90, features a selection of photographs by Page Chichester (who grew up in Culpeper, Virginia) and German photographer Helmut Brinkmann. Read more
Fenwick Gallery is located on First Floor, Wing A, Fenwick Library. For more information about Fenwick Gallery, please visit fenwickgallery.gmu.edu
The Undergraduate Research & Write-in Day provides undergraduate students a quiet environment in which to write. A spacious room in the Gateway Library, Johnson Center, is the venue, allowing for quiet work, free from distractions. Support is available from both the Writing Center and Gateway Library staff to assist with research and writing needs during this event. Bring your own laptop, or use one of ours. Coffee, water, and snacks will be available. Registration required.
For more information, please contact Kara Kiblinger, kkiblin2 at gmu.edu, 703-993-1142.