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Data Matters

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, General, Research Data Services

Faculty authors and researchers are encountering new publishing paradigms about  research data.

Much of this interest in data by publishers is in response to:
Office of Science & Technology Policy on Open Data;

and grant funding agencies directives and policies:

See NSF Data Sharing policies
See NIH:NLM Data Sharing Policies

Keep up with these issues about publishing and research data at Data Matters  and Scientific Data updates blog – from Scientific Data, a peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets.

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Post-Graduation Research Resources

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by weinstel
Posted in General, Library's Home page

CUA graduates have continued access to some library resources through the Alumni home page, in disciplines ranging from religious studies and philosophy to government affairs.   Resources available include:  RefWorks, ATLASerials, Annual Reviews, CQ Almanac, Project Muse, SAGE Journals, and POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials .   To access these resources, go to Alumni Relations/Alumni resources/Benefits+Services.  Under Services, you will see “Access Library Databases Online.”  You will need to login and activate your account before you proceed.

White House big data report

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, General, Research Data Services

On March 17, 2014 the Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and New York University’s Information Law Institute co-hosted “The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of ‘Big Data.’“  [See conference speaker video presentations on the web site.]

This conference helped inform the White House report Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values released yesterday and available here 90 Day Review for Big Data.

 

Because we will need a growing cadre of data and social scientists who are able to encode critical policy values into technical infrastructure, we support investment in fields such as Science and Technology Studies which emphasize teaching scientific knowledge and technology in its social and ethical context, and the teaching of module courses to data scientists and engineers to familiarize them with the broader societal implications of their work. p68 

Post expires at 8:47am on Saturday August 2nd, 2014

Exhibition Commemorating CUA’s First Original Musical

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page, Music, University Archives

Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town

Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library

When: April – August, 2014

In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy.  The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music.  Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!

With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.

Keeping up: RDS reading

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

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.

On the Digital Humanities front, from dh+lib, there is discussion on the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities in Defining Digital Social Sciences by Lisa Spiro  from Rice University.

 

 

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RDAP14 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

RDAP14 is a three day conference – March 26-28 – being held in Dan Diego, CA  focusing on research data management. The next best thing to being at this conference – is being able to follow it via social media, Twitter and Facebook, and seeing the presentations via Slideshare. #rdap14

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dh+lib Post: The Red Herring of Big Data

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

Brian Croxall (Emory University) has shared text and slides from an August 2013 talk entitled, “The Red Herring of Big Data,” in which he offers an engaging overview of the ways that digital humanities scholars can use digital technologies to go beyond pattern recognition and into humanities interpretation. [From http://acrl.ala.org/dh/2014/03/18/post-red-herring-big-data/ ]

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NISO April Virtual Conference: Dealing with the Data Deluge

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

NISO April Virtual Conference: Dealing with the Data Deluge: Successful Techniques for Scientific Data Management

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.

Date: April 23, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

Event webpage: www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_deluge/

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How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

Whyte, A and Allard, S. (Eds) 2014. ‘How to Discover Research Data Management Service Requirements’. DCC How-to Guides. Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre. Available online: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides

“this guide is meant for people whose role involves developing services or tools to support research data management (RDM) and digital curation, whether in a Higher Education Institution or a project working across institutions.” – See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/how-discover-requirements#sthash.DcZNi433.dpuf”

Post expires at 1:22pm on Wednesday June 25th, 2014

Resources for Librarians

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

DataONE has recently launched a new area of the public website ‘For Librarians’. As custodians of the scholarly record, and with well-established relationships to researchers within their institutions, DataONE recognizes the contribution of libraries and librarians as providers of discipline-specific expertise and research data management services. To support librarians in this role, DataONE has provided a Librarian Outreach Kit by way of introduction to some of the most relevant DataONE products, services and resources of value to institutional librarians. [From: http://www.dataone.org/news/resources-librarians]

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