Friday, February 26, 2016
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How can the GW Libraries help you succed academically? What could Gelman do to help you be a better researcher, student or teacher? Join the conversation with the GW Libraries Student Liaison, librarians, archivists, and special guest @GWPeterK. Use the hashtag #GelmanTownHall or, on the day of, use this portal to see the entire town hall thread!
In March, University Libraries’ Data Services Group is offering several special events for Mason graduate students, faculty and staff. All events are scheduled on the Fairfax campus; registration is required, and attendees should bring their own laptop to the sessions.
George Mason graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues, best practices and tools are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, March 9 & 10, 2016. This free, collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience. Presenters will be from remote and local locations. The Bootcamp will take place on the Fairfax campus. Registration is limited to current George Mason University students, staff and faculty.
- March 9 / Day One / 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Topics will include: Data Organization, Data Documentation, Rights and Access, Copyright, Finding and Reusing Data, and Sharing Data. These are all basic, foundational concepts for working with research data. Day One is designed for full-day participation.
- Registration is required
- Register: Working with Research Data (Full Day)
- March 10 / Day Two / 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Select a workshop! Please bring your own laptop, and attend one, two, or all three workshops.
- 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Register: Cleaning Data with Open Refine
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Register: R from Scratch
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Register: Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool
The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of the College of William & Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.
Learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines, who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows. This workshop is hands-on; attendees should bring their own laptops. Speaker April Clyburne-Sherin, MSc will cover these topics: Project Documentation; Version Control; Pre-analysis Plans, and Open Source Tools such as the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow. Registration Required: RSVP Here
For more information about any of these upcoming events, please contact Wendy Mann, Head, Data Services, firstname.lastname@example.org background source: http://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/image/sas-com/backgrounds/textures/data-visualization-primer.jpg
Gelman Library will close on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, February 21 at 9 a.m. No building access will be available during this time. This overnight closure is required to safely complete necessary construction activities for the National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman’s 1st floor. Work is being performed at night to minimize disruption to our library users.
Help the GW Libraries discover and decode history by transcribing appointments from Sir Winston Churchill’s World War II engagement diary. This crowdsourcing project will make Churchill’s wartime activities widely available for the first time to students and scholars around the world. Participants will gain new insight into the day-to-day process of national leadership, learn about Churchill and WWII, and provide a valuable service to historians around the world. Follow #ChurchillsDay on twitter where we'll share some interesting results of this project as they become available.
This collection of handwritten cards details Winston Churchill’s appointments during World War II, including such historic events as Victory in Europe (VE) Day and the British prime minister’s regular meetings with the King of England and President Franklin Roosevelt. The collection of 30 cards will be featured in the new National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman's 1st floor.
Learn more about the project and participate at crowdcrafting.org/project/churchill/.
The National Churchill Library and Center, slated to open in 2016, is part of a philanthropic partnership with the George Washington University and the Chicago-based Churchill Centre. Housed on the first floor of Gelman Library, this will be the first major research facility in the nation’s capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill.
In This Issue:
- Register Now and Join Us for the 2016 WRLC Annual Meeting
- Introducing WRLC's New Service Desk
- Event: Computers In Libraries***
- Event: Library Technology Innovation: Building a Start-up in a Library
- Event: Starting with “Yes, And...”: Collaborative Approaches to Library Instruction
Due to inclement weather, all Mason Libraries will open at 11:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, February 16.