With the end of the semester comes change. And this is also true for the Data & GIS Collab. Our wonderful student Shiyu Gong will end her time with us as finals end this week. We thank her for all the hard work and wish her the best as she pursues the goals of her next phase of education. You will do amazing work!
We also welcome a new student to the lab. Zhiyuan Yao will join us starting April 30th. She is a Geography & GIS graduate student and has much GIS expertise. She has been a TA for both introduction and intermediate GIS courses and is interested in transportation research. She is eager to help you with your spatial analysis. Come visit her in the Collab. Hours for the lab are posted at https://guides.libraries.uc.edu/GISandData/Collab
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The Ohio Supercomputer Center will offer two workshops on its resources and how to use them Tuesday March 13, on both East and West campuses.
IT@UC Research & Development will be hosting the Ohio Supercomputer Center for two workshops on Tuesday, March 13. The morning workshop will provide an introduction to the Ohio Supercomputer Center resources and how to use them. In the afternoon, the workshop will cover Big Data Analytics and Spark.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center, headquartered in Columbus, partners with Ohio researchers to develop proposals to funding organizations and is the state’s leading strategic research group.
The morning session will take place on West Campus, Langsam Library, room 475 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. The afternoon session will take place on East Campus in MSBRCV, E602 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. Laptops are needed if attendees want to participate in the hands-on portions of the sessions.
Workshops are open to anyone interested in learning about OSC services and those who want to use their accounts more efficiently; this is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about performing your computational research on our systems. There are no prerequisites for attending.
Similar to Open Access Week, the purpose of the Love Data Week (LDW) event is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. We will share practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.
Love Data Week is a social media event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers. We believe research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. If you care about research data, please join us! This event is open to any institution – small, large, research intensive or not, so please feel free to share, adapt, and improve upon it. We encourage individuals, data librarians or otherwise, to participate in the campaign.
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.