Presenting Geoffrey Pinski to talk about intellectual property Feb 7th

Geoffrey Pinski
Geoffrey Pinski

Are you wondering about IP?

Join UC Libraries and UC Technology Accelerator for Commercialization 2pm Tuesday February 7, to learn about Intellectual Property (IP) and how it plays a role in your scholarship and research.

Geoffrey Pinski, director UC Technology Accelerator for Commercialization, will talk on IP and Research data.

Date: February 7, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue: 427 ERC

The talk is free and open to all.

Updated Agenda for UC’s celebration of National GIS Day

(NOTE Change to Speaker Schedule – updated 11-7-2016)

UC’s celebration of National GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.  GIS Day is a partnership of UC Libraries, UC Department of Geography, the UC Joint Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis (GISSA), and (new this year!) the Greater Cincinnati GIS User Group.

Join colleagues for presentations and networking in 201 Braunstein Hall from 8:45am – 12:45pm.  There are a wide range of practical topics — come and go as topics are of interest.

Schedule:

  • 8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome, Ryan Herman, PDS, Kenton County, KY & President of Cincinnati GIS User Group and C.J. Changjoo, UC Dept. of Geography
  • 9:00 – 9:20 Transportation Planning/GIS, Dave Shuey, OKI Regional Council of Governments
  • 9:20 – 9:40 Urban Planning/GIS, Jessica Moss, GIS Analyst, City of Covington, KY
  • 9:40 – 10:00 UC Utility Inventory Project/GIS, Jeff Lovin, Senior Vice President, Woolpert, Dayton, OH
  • 10:00 – 10:05 Introduction of the UC GIS Certificate Program, Lin Liu and Xinhao Wang, Co-Directors of UC Joint Center GIS & Spatial Analysis
  • 10:05– 10:20 Questions & Coffee Break / Breakfast Snacks
  • 10:20 – 10:40 GIS Jobs & Job Prospects, Joey O’Brien (& presenters), GIS Analyst, Clermont County, OH
  • 10:40 – 11:00 Surviving the Next Plague: Disease Prediction, Diego Cuadros, UC Dept. of Geography
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Help Solve Environmental Problems/GIS, John Hurd, CH2M Consulting, Cincinnati, OH
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Open Source Solutions for Live Data/GIS, Jesse Glascock, Prime 3SG, Cincinnati, OH
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Questions & Coffee Break
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Application of Geography, GIS and Spatial Statistics to Public Policies, Xingyou Zhang, U.S. Census Bureau

Contact Amy Koshoffer with questions — amy.koshoffer@uc.edu

 

 

National GIS Day 2016 UC Celebration

National GIS Day is November 16, 2016.

UC’s celebration will be held in 201 Braunstein from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm.

Schedule of Speakers:

8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome, Ryan Herman, PDS, Kenton County, KY & President of Cincinnati GIS User Group and C.J. Changjoo, UC Dept. of Geography

9:00 – 9:20 Transportation Planning/GIS, Dave Shuey, OKI Regional Council of Governments
9:20 – 9:40 Urban Planning/GIS, Jessica Moss, GIS Analyst, City of Covington, KY
9:40 – 10:00 UC Utility Inventory Project/GIS, Jeff Lovin, Senior Vice President, Woolpert, Dayton, OH
10:00 – 10:20 Questions & Coffee Break / Breakfast Snacks
10:20 – 10:40 GIS Jobs & Job Prospects, Joey O’Brien (& presenters), GIS Analyst, Clermont County, OH
10:40 – 11:00 Surviving the Next Plague: Disease Prediction, Diego Cuadros, UC Dept. of Geography
11:00 – 11:20 Help Solve Environmental Problems/GIS, John Hurd, CH2M Consulting, Cincinnati, OH
11:20 – 11:40 Open Source Solutions for Live Data/GIS, Jesse Glascock, Prime 3SG, Cincinnati, OH
11:40 – 12:00 Questions & Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:45 ESRI, Current and Future GIS Applications, Wei-ming Lin, ESRI

Jerry Sheehan Post’s on Federally Funded Research Results and Accessibility

At the close of the 8th Open Access Week, Jerry Sheehan of the White House Office of Science And Technology Policy blogged about the impact of openly accessible research findings, especially federally funded research.

Three more agencies have announced public access plans (Department of Education (ED), Agency for International Development, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)), bringing the total to 19.  A good resource for understanding the requirements of the plans is the  the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition – http://sparcopen.org/ and the data sharing resource http://datasharing.sparcopen.org/ available through SPARC.

To read the complete blog post,  click here.

October GIS Learning Community Meeting

The October GIS Learning Community meeting agenda will be a great tour of several software approaches.

The meeting is Oct 26th from 3:15 to 4:25 in 462 Langsam.

  • Tony Quallan of UCIT will join us for a brief informational talk about getting access to ArcGIS and the support offered through UCIT
  • First Lightning Talk Presenter  – Ben Merrit, Graduate Student in Biology will discuss how the Culley lab uses ArcGIS to investigate plant genetics and biodiversity
  • Second Lightning Talk Presenter  – Chris Sheehan, Graduate Student in Geology will discuss using Google Earth and ArcGIS to study process-based Geomorphology
  • In-depth Presentation Presenter – John Wallrodt, Sr Research Associate in A&S Classics will discuss the use of ArcGIS and QGIS by archaeology researchers.

Contact Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist at koshofae@ucmail.uc.edu with questions.

Nature Asks – Where are the data?

Starting in October, researchers publishing in Nature and 12 other Nature titles will have include information on whether and how others can access the data supporting the article.  This means authors will need to compose a Data Availability Statement.  The full policy is available at go.nature.com/2bf4vqn) and more information is on the Nature blog.

Scholar@UC, our own institutional repository, would be the right tool to help comply with this new policy.  If you need more information or help with access to Scholar@UC please Contact the Scholar@UC Team or a UC Libraries informationist.

Tiffany Grant PhD,  Research Informationist at tiffany.grant@uc.edu

Don Jason Clinical Informationist at don.jason@uc.edu

Amy Koshoffer Science Informationist at amy.koshoffer@uc.edu

 

Paper featuring Scholar@UC Gets Best Research Paper Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Nan Niu and his research team!re16_bestresearchpaperaward_niu

Recently Dr. Nan Niu traveled to Beijing, China to attend the RE16 conference- Requirements Engineering16 http://re16.org/downloads/RE16%20program.pdf. He took with him high hopes for the requirements engineering research paper he and his team submitted together with Linda Newman, Head of Repositories and Digital Collections and Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist. For the beginning of this story and more on the models created using Scholar@UC use cases, see the blog entry “Scholar@UC Goes to Class” (https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2016/01/scholaruc-goes-to-class/).

Dr. Niu has made all the research materials supporting this work available through Scholar@UC https://scholar.uc.edu/works/documents/wm117q084.  Dr. Niu is making brilliant use of Scholar@UC as a teaching tool, a research subject, data preservation tool and an open data/access model.  Again congratulations to Dr. Niu and the whole team!!