Research and Data Services produces a photographic map of downtown Cincinnati circa 1962

I joined Research and Data Services (R&DS) in August 2019 as a Graduate Assistant (GA).  R&DS is composed of multiple research and consultation labs across campus including the Data & GIS Collab, which is located inside the GMP Library (Braunstein 240). The Collab is designed to provide research and teaching consultations on the use of geocomputational software such as ArcGIS and QGIS.

To demonstrate some of the capabilities of our lab and to showcase one of the GMP Library’s special collections, we selected a collection of historical aerial imagery of Cincinnati and Hamilton County from 1962. The goal of the project was to digitize these photographs and combine them into a single mosaicked image that contains important geospatial information.

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Data Management Planning Workshops

Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for a series of workshops on data management planning! The workshops will address universal data management best practices for health sciences, science and engineering students and professionals. While much of the focus is on STEM fields, this course will be useful for anyone interested in learning more about data management practices and principles. Each workshop will include a teaching portion and hands on activities. We recommend that registrants attend all three workshops if possible. Workshops will be held in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Electronic Classroom G005G.

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Workshops and Dates:

  • October 13th, 12 – 1:30p – Data Generation and Collection (Data Management Workshop 1)

This hands-on workshop will cover topics such as:  types and formats of data, file naming conventions, Readme files, data templates, metadata, and roles and responsibilities with data.

  • October 20th, 12 – 1:30p – Working with Data (Data Management Workshop 2)

A hands-on workshop that covers topics such as data versioning, data backup, and UC’s new Box system

  • October 27th, 12 – 1:30p – Data Preservation and Sharing (Data Management Workshop 3)

This hands-on, interactive workshop covers important aspects of data at UC and beyond including policies at the University and national levels,  copyright and data, and how UC’s systems (Scholar@UC, Research Directory)  integrate and use data.

For more information, contact Kristen Burgess, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics, Health Sciences Library, 513-558-3071