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.
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.
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.
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.
UC 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.
UC Libraries will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans’ Day, except for the Health Sciences Library, which will be open 9am to 5pm. Normal hours will resume Saturday, November 11. This closing includes the Langsam Library 4th floor space, which will close Thursday, November 9 at 11pm and re-open Saturday, November 11 at 10am.
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.
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.
What is ORCID? ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.
Name ambiguity is deceptively tricky. You may share your name with another researcher, like the 10 Steve Smiths on the Center for Science Education’s “List of Steves.” You may change your name due to marriage or other reasons. You may simply use a different version of your name in different contexts, like former Democratic presidential candidate Bernard “Bernie” Sanders.
Enter ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor Identification. You can think of ORCID as a Social Security number for researchers: a permanent, unique identifier that you can associate with your work to resolve any uncertainty about authorship. Nearly 2 million academics have signed up for an ORCID, in total laying claim to over 12 million documents.
Why do I need an ORCID?
An ORCID is a unique identifier that allows you to associate your works with your name.
Removes author ambiguity especially for individuals with common names or for people who change their name through the course of their career.
Upon registering, you can then access your ORCID account using your UC login. Visit the ORCID login page and click the Institutional Account button. Choose University of Cincinnati Main Campus. You will be prompted to link the two accounts.
UC Libraries and The Graduate School are pleased to host theCenter for Open Science for a workshop on Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research on October 25, 2017. The 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.EDUfor more information.
Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: East Campus – Troup Learning Space – MSB G005G
UC Libraries is pleased to offer a new data science workshop this fall on OpenRefine. Join us in 850D Baldwin Hall (CEAS Library classroom) on Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Register here (Central Login required).
OpenRefine, http://openrefine.org, is a free, powerful, and easy-to-use tool for cleaning up and transforming datasets in order to prepare them for analysis and sharing. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage OpenRefine’s interface and scripting language for basic data exploration and bulk transformations. No prior knowledge necessary. Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on exercises.
Contact Ted Baldwin with questions, Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu .