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Post expires at 1:07pm on Monday June 16th, 2014
Post expires at 1:07pm on Monday June 16th, 2014
This interactive time line of Big Data and the History of Information Storage based on the article by Gil Press A Very Short History of Big Data begins in 1800. This timeline’s short bursts include how the changes in information processing from the census of 1880 to Critical Questions for Big Data affect business, also, libraries and researchers.
The effect of “information overload” isn’t new; big data is having an impact on scholarly publishing. Add to your reading list the books:
Blair, A. (2010). Too much to know : Managing scholarly information before the modern age. New Haven Conn.: Yale University Press.
Short review and interview with Ann Blair about Too Much to Know
Fitzpatrick, K. (2011). Planned obsolescence : Publishing, technology, and the future of the academy. New York: New York University Press.
-Planned Obsolescence is a wonderfully clear and honest assessment of the present state of academic publishing and possible future directions. Alessandra Tosi
Post expires at 12:05pm on Monday June 16th, 2014
Big data is here to stay, as it should be. But let’s be realistic: It’s an important resource for anyone analyzing data, not a silver bullet.
The New York Times weighed in on data this week with Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis. There is great faith in statistical correlations and “big data” predictions leading to Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakthroughs. “Big data”, while seen as an “adjunct to science inquiry”, may not be the revolutionary 4th Paradigm of Science – read more The Fourth Paradigm : Data-intensive Scientific Discovery by Tony Hey (et.al.)
The Open Data initiative announced by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is bearing some fruit according to George Leopold of datanami. Read his April 9, 2014 article Survey Finds Open Data Boosting U.S. Economy.
Post expires at 9:41pm on Tuesday June 10th, 2014
Chronicle.com is your gateway to on campus and remote access to the reputable publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as several e-newsletters, job listings, a blog, and forums for discussions. This is the essential resource for those who want to keep up with the latest news, trends, facts and figures in higher education.
To set up a personal account that allows you to select newsletters and features that will automatically be received on your desktop, ipad, smartphone, or tablet, if you are on or off campus, go to Chronicle.com and click on login. Then click on “Create a free Account. ” Enter and confirm your university e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages. Note: The locks will still appear on premium content but you will have access.
Post expires at 8:37am on Thursday May 15th, 2014
CUA Libraries is providing 2 in‐depth training sessions for researchers; no registration required.
Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 10:00 AM (WoS) and 11:30 AM (EndNote)
Location: Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, First Floor (more…)
Post expires at 8:00am on Friday February 28th, 2014
The next generation of Web of Science went live on January 12, 2014.
New short training videos are available.
We will be offering training on campus in February – stay tuned.
For instruction on Web of Science and EndNote please contact Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries
Technology Services is installing new WiFi access points throughout Mullen Library this week. Library staff is continuing to work with them to fine-tune the configuration of the new units.
If you encounter troubles please be sure to ask at the information desk for help. If we are unable to help we will pass along all information to the technicians to aid in the proper configuration of the new network. We appreciate your patience and join you in looking forward to a robust, reliable WiFi experience in Mullen Library.
The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Shahan Hall, and Mullen Library. Water dependent cooling systems in Mullen are being checked and reset. We expect the Library to reopen at 5pm.
In the meantime please visit our other campus libraries, libraries.cua.edu/about/collecs.cfm.
After serving the CUA community since the 1960’s, the Engineering + Architecture Library in Pangborn is closed - to provide additional space for the growth of the School of Engineering. The engineering library collections have been moved to Mullen Library. Some biomedical engineering resources are now in the Nursing/Biology Library (212 Gowan.) Some materials science resources are now in the Physics Library (101 Hannan.)
The architecture and planning library collections will be moved to a new Architecture and Planning Library in the basement of the Crough Center; that space is being readied and the anticipated opening of the new library is September, 2013.
The Engineering + Architecture Library may be closed, but library services to all Engineering faculty, graduate students and undergraduates continue.
Please contact Engineering Librarian: Kimberly Hoffman BCE, MLS for questions.
See: CUA Science Libraries Collections web page http://libraries.cua.edu/scilib/
See: Engineering Research Guide http://guides.lib.cua.edu/engineering
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We encourage our Engineering students who need a quiet place to study to use group study rooms in Mullen Library; group study rooms in the Nursing/Biology Library (second floor); and the Physics Library in Hannan Hall – which has recently been re-purposed to provide a model of progressive library space – a blend of flexible study space, collaborative technology and expanded hours.
Library services include – but are not limited to:
The CUA University Libraries look forward – with all of our students and faculty - to a great new Academic year at CUA!
The Engineering/Architecture Library is expected to close permanently at noon on August 9th. During the next two weeks library staff will perform a final inventory of the architecture & planning (ARPL) collections, prepare the collections for the move, and pack staff offices & equipment. We understand from Facilities Planning the move into the new ARPL Library in Crough should occur during the last week of August.
If you need assistance regarding ARPL collections, please contact Anne Marie Hules, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-319-5548. Depending on the stage of the transition, it may be possible to schedule appointments to retrieve ARPL materials. (libraries.cua.edu/archplan/)
Engineering materials have already been moved out of Pangborn. Most materials can now be found in Mullen Library though some interdisciplinary materials are now in the Physics and Nursing/Biology Libraries. For assistance with engineering research, please contact Kim Hoffman, email@example.com or 202-319-6178. (libraries.cua.edu/scilib/)
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition.