First Mapathon held at UC Libraries

On November 4th, UC Libraries partnered with the Cincinnati-Dayton Region office of the Red Cross and the Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA) to hold a Missing Maps mapathon.

Students participating in mapathon

Twenty students, librarians and Red Cross members gathered at Langsam Library where Red Cross interns Michael Gladstone and Meri Sambou led the group through a brief training and explained the task assigned.

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Center for Open Science Workshop

Recently UC Libraries and the Graduate School hosted the Center for Open Science for two workshops on research reproducibility.  The Center for Open Science, a non-for-profit based in Charlotteville, Va.  promotes openess, integrity and transparency in research.  Ian Sullivan of the COS facilitied the workshop and worked with researchers to address several types of repoducibility issues in research- Computational, Methodological and Results replicability.

Ian Sullivan of the COS works with UC students and Biology faculty Nate Morehouse at reproducibility workshop

Computational reproducibility means that given the data and code/analysis methods used, someone else could reproduce the graphs and calculations in your paper or report.  Methodological reproducibility means that someone else could follow your protocols and rerun the experperiment or research again and get the same results as you did.  And results replicability means that with new data and using your methods and analysis, someone else can come to the same conclusion as you did.

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New Books in Oesper

See what new acquisitions have been recently added to the Oesper book collection.

Click here for the September-October 2017 list.

For more information about Oesper (books and historical apparatus devoted to the history of chemistry), click here.

 

 

 

 

 

UC Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

  • thanks imageUC Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving, with the exception of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, which will be open Friday, November 24 from noon – 5:00pm. Regular library hours will resume Saturday, November 25.

This closing includes the Langsam Library 4th floor space, which will close Wednesday, November 22 at 6pm and re-open Saturday, November 25 at 10am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

2017 GIS Day Celebration

 GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems and is a powerful technology for data analysis, visualization and interpretation to understand spatial patterns and trends.

 

Sponsored by A&S Department of Geography & GIS and UC Libraries –

You are invited to the 2017 GIS Day Celebration November 15, 2017

in the beautiful Nippert Stadium West Pavilion North Lounge.

The event is free and open to all.

Event Program:

11 – 12 pm  Professional talk

  “GIS in Local Governments – A Decision Making Framework”

– Raj Chundur (Cincinnati Area GIS Administrator)

12 – 1 pm   Lunch

1   – 2 pm   Academic talk

  “Crowd-sourcing the Smart City: Big Geosocial Media Data, Ethics and

Urban Governance”

– Dr. Zook (University of Kentucky)

 

Raj Chundur is the CAGIS Administrator for the City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS)

Matthew Zook PhD is Professor of Economic Geography at University of Kentucky. His research focuses on how the geoweb is produced (particularly the practices surrounding user-generated data) in order to better understand where, when, and by whom geo-coded content is being created.  He is a well published researcher and a contributor to the research blog FloatingSheep.

Questions? E-mail Amy Koshoffer, science informationist, at ASKGIS@UC.EDU for more information.

Flyer – GISDAY_2017_1

Congratulations to CEAS Environmental Researchers

We offer a big congratulations to Patcha Huntra and Tim C. Keener 

from the CEAS Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering,

for their recent publication in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information entitled

Evaluating the Impact of Meteorological Factors on Water Demand in the Las Vegas Valley Using Time-Series Analysis: 1990–2014. 

http://www.mdpi.com:8080/2220-9964/6/8/249/htm

Patcha visited the Data & GIS Collab for assistance getting the last piece needed for this article.

Together with the GIS support Students, Jenny Latessa (DAAP) and Shiyu Gong (Geography), they created a map of the study area.

We are happy to see the final published version is now available.  Congratulations and we hope you visit the Data & GIS Collab again.

Coming Soon – Center for Open Science Workshop – Oct 25th

 

Members of the CCDC – Ruoxia Zhao, Emily Westbrook, ReJeana Cary, DeVonna Gatlin, Priti Thakur (kneeling) Zhao Yu, Becca Haley, Niranga Wijesiri and Megan Schmale showing off their beautiful COS tee-shirts

UC Libraries and The Graduate School are pleased to host the Center for Open Science for a workshop on Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research on October 25, 2017The workshop will cover project documentation, version control, pre-analysis plans and the Open Science Framework.  There will be two sessions of the workshop, one on East campus and one on the West campus.  The event is free and open to all.  To register, visit https://goo.gl/Hf5neh.  Participants are asked to bring their own device for best workshop experience.

 Questions? Please email Amy Koshoffer at ASKDATA@UC.EDU for more information.

 Workshop Information:

 

Date: October 25, 2017

 Session 1

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: East Campus – Troup Learning Space – MSB G005G

 Session 2

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: West Campus – 480 Langsam Library