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

Mapathon @ UCLibraries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Nov 4th, The Red Cross will hold a Missing Maps Mapathon at UC Libraries in 475 Langsam from 10 am to 2 pm.  The information collected from a Mapathon helps the Red Cross identify the best locations to bring in emergency supplies, where to house emergency operations and what local resources they can collaborate with in emergency response efforts.  In order to participate, you do not need extensive mapping experience.  The maps are creating using the Open Street Map platform and you can learn quickly by watching a training video.

If you are interested to participate, please register here – https://goo.gl/forms/Ln4LdEKcFNc7CUTt2 and watch the training video.

Please contact Amy Koshoffer – ASKGIS@UC.EDU if you have questions about the event.

More information in the attached flyer. GIS_LC_20171011_MissingMapsFlyer

Named Glassware, Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 46, September/October 2017

Assorted 19th-century round-bottom wine flasks from the Oesper Collections
Assorted 19th-century round-bottom wine flasks
from the Oesper Collections

Issue 46 explains that common laboratory glassware is often named after famous chemists of the past, though the exact reason for these name choices is not always obvious.

Click here for all other issues of Notes from the Oesper Collections and to explore the Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection.