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Please join us for Special Collections & Archives’ Multidisciplinary exhibit reception on Wednesday, September 11, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The reception will be held in Fenwick Library, second floor A and C wings; refreshments will be served. The Multidisciplinary exhibition highlights the variety of collections held in Special Collections & Archives, showcasing the multifaceted scholarly resources available for researchers. For more information about this exhibit, please visit Multidisciplinary.
The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new, more comprehensive guide to the papers of David A.
The University Libraries are very excited to announce the new Architecture & Planning Library will begin regular operations tomorrow, September 11th.
The Architecture & Planning (ARPL) Library is located in the lower level of the Crough Center and holds the core collection of materials which support the learning and research done by the students and faculty of the School of Architecture & Planning. Interdisciplinary materials related to fields such as engineering or sociology may be found in Mullen Library. The library also has study spaces which: support collaborative learning, relaxed reading, and scanning of library materials.
More detailed information regarding services and collections of the ARPL Library as well as hours, research guides and contact information can be found on the Library’s web page, libraries.cua.edu/archplan/
The ARPL Library staff is excited at the opportunities which will be enabled by the location within the School and looks forward to serving as an easily accessible resource for research materials and serving as a gathering and community-building space for the School.
Mason graduate students interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by five Virginia institutions on January 8-10, 2014. This collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide an opportunity for local, hands-on practical experience on the third day.
Data management is an important topic for researchers and scholars across domains, especially as funding agencies increasingly require submission of data management plans with grant proposals. Essentially, data management plans are documents that describe the data and metadata that will be gathered in a study, and the processes for preserving and sharing that information. These new requirements encourage researchers to plan ahead for data management and sharing and help to promote practices that facilitate reproducible research, data use and reuse, and interoperability among distributed systems.
Topics will include: Understanding Research Data, Organizing Data, File Formats and Transformation, Documentation and Metadata, Storage and Security, Data Protection, Rights and Access, and Preservation, Sharing and Licensing. A detailed agenda will be forthcoming.This event is free and offered to graduate students in any discipline or academic program. The Bootcamp is broadcast via the 4VA telepresence system, across five sites: University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, George Mason University, and Old Dominion University. Space is limited at each campus location. Light refreshments will be provided.
Mark your calendar and look for registration opportunities in October!
The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, sponsored by Virginia Tech’s University Libraries, Graduate School, and Office of the Vice President for Research and by University of Virginia’s Library and Office of the Vice President for Research. For more information, contact Wendy Mann, Head, Data Services: wmann at gmu.edu
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Campus-wide Moment of Silence
The George Washington University will observe a moment of silence to remember the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. We ask that, to the extent possible, all members of the GW community pause in their academic and professional activities for one minute at 8:46 a.m. The carillon bells on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses will toll for the duration of the moment of silence.
H Street, between 20th and 21st Streets, NW
Foggy Bottom Campus
The event will honor the memory of the nine GW alumni who died in the September 11 tragedy as well as all of those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks that day. The observance is open to the entire GW community and all friends of the university. Please join us as we remember those who died and those who have subsequently risked their lives to protect our nation. The rain location is Marc C. Abrahms Great Hall at the Marvin Center, First Floor, 800 21st Street, NW, Foggy Bottom Campus. For further information, call (202) 994-7129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.