Workshop: Developing Your Digital Profile

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Promoting your scholarly presence online can be an arduous task. You’re not alone! With such diverse platforms as Google Scholar, Humanities Commons, Academia.edu, Linkedin, ResearchGate, ORCiD, institutional repositories and more, the options for online promotion can be daunting. This workshop will discuss the best ways to build your scholarly digital profile and the advantages and disadvantages of each platform.

Instructor: Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

R.S.V.P. to gunn@cua.eduCheck out our other Digital Scholarship services and workshops.

Workshop: Starting a Digital Scholarship Project

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Planning your project is becoming a critical skill in contemporary research. Are you a student or a faculty member interested in beginning your project or you would like to discuss how digital scholarship methods can help with your research and teaching? Come with all your questions as we walk through the process of getting started (e.g. formulating the right research question, locating and selecting data/tools/methodologies, methods for analysis, project and data management issues, and grant writing tips). Make sure that you don’t get lost in the wilderness!

Instructor: Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

R.S.V.P. to gunn@cua.edu.

Check out our other Digital Scholarship services and workshops.

 

Cool Summer Reads

Our Popular Reading program has been renewed for the 2019-2020 academic year! See some of our recent selections below or come and browse our titles on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

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Nice Day Summer (giphy.com)

Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All
Michel, Arthur Holland
The Conservative Sensibility Will, George F.
The Guest Book Blake, Sarah
Last Day Ruta, Domenica
The Last Time I Saw You Constantine, Liv
The Learning Curve Berman, Mandy
The Orphan’s Song Kate, Lauren
The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World Waytz, Adam
The Red Daughter Schwartz, John Burnham
The Skin Game Woods, Stuart & Hall, Parnell
This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto Mehta, Suketu
Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste Gasser, Nolan
100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job Guillebeau, Chris

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Let’s Get Summer Reading Started!

Happy Summer Go Time! Our latest selections have arrived in our Popular Reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Out of Office (giphy.com)

Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The Age of Living Machines: How the Convergence of Biology and Engineering Will Build the Next Technology Revolution Hockfield, Susan
The Ditch Koch, Herman
Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It Savage, Adam
Exhalation: Stories Chiang, Ted
Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World Watts, Shannon. Foreword by Julianne Moore
Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher Cone, David
Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants Shell, Jacob
The Hive, No. 2 (Second Formic War) Card, Orson Scott & Johnston, Aaron
How Not to Die Alone Roper, Richard
It’s Great to Suck at Something Rinaldi, Karen
Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime Fazzini, Kate
The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich Bach, David and Mann, John David
Mrs. Everything Weiner, Jennifer
Orange World and Other Stories Russell, Karen
Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment Hirshman, Linda
Rules for Visiting Kane, Jessica Francis
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Diamond, Jared

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Easter Week Reading Suggestions

Happy Easter! Our latest selections have arrived in our Popular Reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Jesus Christ (via Giphy)

Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Cemetery Road Greg Iles
Daisy Jones & the Six Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Fifth Doctrine Karen Robards
Gingerbread Helen Oyeyemi
In the Blink of an Eye Jesse Blackadder
The Last Act Brad Parks
The Library of Lost and Found Phaedra Patrick
When All is Said Anne Griffin
Ave Maria: The Mystery of a Most Beloved Prayer Pope Francis
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution Amber Tamblyn
First: Sandra Day O’Connor Evan Thomas
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Rachel Hollis
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From Our Culture of Contempt Arthur C. Brooks
Pounding the Rock: Basketball Dreams and Real Life in a Bronx High School Marc Skelton
Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Veronica Chambers
Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal Yuval Taylor
California Girls Susan Mallery
Don’t Label Me: An Unusual Conversation for Divided Times Irshad Manji
Lights! Camera! Puzzles! (Puzzle Lady Mysteries) Parnell Hall
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Douglas Brinkley
The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation Mark Bowden

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Digital Scholarship Workshop: Data Visualization Basics

Back by popular demand! Have you wondered when you should use a pie chart (almost never), a scatter plot, or a heat graph? Before working on how to best present your project through data visualization, understanding the basic principles of visual perception, design and representing data, and communicating your research to an audience, is essential. We will examine some visualization methods and how best to apply them to different kinds of data. Please RSVP to Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu.

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

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Digital Scholarship Workshop: Organizing and Documenting Your Data

Managing, organizing, and documenting your data is an increasing concern for researchers. This workshop is an overview of research data management basics, including using data management plans; following proper guidelines for naming and organizing data, folders, and files; organizing, storing, and backing up your files; and documenting your data using README files, codebooks, and data dictionaries.

 

This workshop will provide you with techniques in managing your data (and time!) better.

Please RSVP to Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

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Spring Break Reading Suggestions

Don’t leave town until you grab a book or two from our Popular Reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

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Wonder Woman (via Giphy)

Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The Alarming Palsy of James Orr Tom Lee
The Current Tim Johnston
The Nowhere Child Christian White
Irish Above All Mary Pat Kelly
This is not a Love Song Brendan Mathews
The Curiosities
Susan Gloss
Forget You Know Me Jessica Strawser
I Owe You One Sophie Kinsella
Parkland: Birth of a Movement
Dave Cullen
The Cassandra Sharma Shields
Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey From Slavery to Segregation Steve Luxenberg
Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts
The Secret of Clouds Alyson Richman
Daughter of Moloka’i Alan Brennert
American Spy Lauren Wilkinson

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Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2019

This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week (February 25th – March 1st).  The organizers of the event state that “Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing.The week is designed to highlight and promote opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, to celebrate successful stories, and to explain these doctrines.”fair use

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How Fair Use Helps in Saving Software

Fair Use Fundamentals

For further details and useful links about fair use and copyright, please read our post from last year:  https://www.lib.cua.edu/wordpress/newsevents/10243/

 

Digital Scholarship Workshop: Working with Regular Expressions in OpenRefine

Ciska Wesselius

Cleaning and manipulating your dataset is an essential yet time-consuming skill. Let us save you time by introducing you to OpenRefine and particularly, regular expressions.

While OpenRefine can perform perfunctory tasks as removing unwanted punctuation marks from fields, or isolating and transferring variables in an individual field, its most salient feature is the use of regular expressions. We will show you how to construct a script from scratch and run some basic recipes for solving common problems. Once you see the power of regular expressions in OpenRefine, say “goodbye” to Excel. Please RSVP to Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship, gunn@cua.edu.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room