VFF: Exploring Privacy-Accuracy Tradeoffs using DPCOMP

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-09-22 16:00
LSRC D106
Privacy is an important constraint that algorithms must satisfy when analyzing sensitive data from individuals. Differential privacy has arisen as the gold standard for exploring the tradeoff between the privacy ensured to individuals and the utility of the statistical insights mined from the data. Differentially private algorithms guarantee privacy by adding noise and are in use by some commercial (e.g., Google and Apple) and government entities (e.g., US Census) for collecting and sharing sensitive user data. Yet deployment of these techniques has been slowed by the complexity of algorithms and an incomplete understanding of the cost to accuracy implied by the adoption of differential privacy.0x0AIn this talk, I will describe DPCOMP.org, a publicly-accessible web-based system, designed to support a broad community of users, including data analysts, privacy researchers, and data owners. Users can use DPCOMP to visualize the accuracy of state-of-the-art privacy algorithms and interactively explore algorithm output in order to understand, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the error introduced by differentially private algorithms.
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VFF: Exploring Privacy-Accuracy Tradeoffs using DPCOMP

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-09-22 16:00
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Privacy is an important constraint that algorithms must satisfy when analyzing sensitive data from individuals. Differential privacy has arisen as the gold standard for exploring the tradeoff between the privacy ensured to individuals and the utility of the statistical insights mined from the data. Differentially private algorithms guarantee privacy by adding noise and are in use by some commercial (e.g., Google and Apple) and government entities (e.g., US Census) for collecting and sharing sensitive user data. Yet deployment of these techniques has been slowed by the complexity of algorithms and an incomplete understanding of the cost to accuracy implied by the adoption of differential privacy.0x0AIn this talk, I will describe DPCOMP.org, a publicly-accessible web-based system, designed to support a broad community of users, including data analysts, privacy researchers, and data owners. Users can use DPCOMP to visualize the accuracy of state-of-the-art privacy algorithms and interactively explore algorithm output in order to understand, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the error introduced by differentially private algorithms.
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VFF: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest -- 60+ Years of Data

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-09-22 16:00
LSRC D106
The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire has one of the longest continuous ecological datasets. We created a website where data stories display some of the most fascinating discoveries made there and exploratory plots allow for deeper and innovative analysis. The interactivity of the plots includes selecting time granularity, solutes to compare, and filtering by different variables. Data stories are intended for students in introductory college level ecology courses and the exploratory tools are geared toward researchers.
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VFF: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest -- 60+ Years of Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-09-22 16:00
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire has one of the longest continuous ecological datasets. We created a website where data stories display some of the most fascinating discoveries made there and exploratory plots allow for deeper and innovative analysis. The interactivity of the plots includes selecting time granularity, solutes to compare, and filtering by different variables. Data stories are intended for students in introductory college level ecology courses and the exploratory tools are geared toward researchers.
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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-09-22 16:00
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-09-22 16:00
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.
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Know a Great Colleague? Nominate them!

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2017-09-22 14:30

It’s library award season! Time to nominate our hard-working colleagues to thank them for a job well done. The American Library Association has several awards that represent all facets of library work. Here are some that may be of interest to you, but be sure to look at the full list.  The award descriptions below come directly from ALA’s web pages.

Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Ross Atkinson

This award honors the legacy of Ross Atkinson, distinguished library leader, author, and scholar, whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community at-large serves as a model for those who follow. The award is given to recognize the contribution of a library leader through demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, and preservation and reformatting).

For more information and application guidelines visit:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/atkinsonlife

 

Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Hugh Atkinson

This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson by soliciting nominations and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of an academic librarian who has worked in the areas of library automation or library management and has made contributions (including risk taking) toward the improvement of library services or to library development or research.

For more information and application guidelines visit:
http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/atkinsonmemorial

 

Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award Paul Banks

This award was established to honor the memory of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early leaders in library preservation. The award will be given to recognize the contribution of a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials.

For more information and application guidelines visit:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/banksharris

Editor’s note: Why are there no pictures of Carolyn Harris online? If someone knows of one, let me know and I will add it here.

 

 

George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award George Cunha

This award honors the memory of George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg, early leaders in cooperative preservation programming and strong advocates for collaboration in the field of preservation. The award, sponsored by Hollinger Metal Edge, acknowledges and supports cooperative preservation projects and/or rewards individuals or groups that foster collaboration for preservation goals. Recipients of the award demonstrate vision, endorse cooperation, and advocate for the preservation of published and primary source resources that capture the richness of our cultural patrimony. The award recognizes the leadership and initiative required to build collaborative networks designed to achieve specific preservation goals. Since collaboration, cooperation, advocacy and outreach are key strategies that epitomize preservation, the award promotes cooperative efforts and supports equitable preservation among all libraries, archives and historical institutions.

For more information and application guidelines visit:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/lbicunhaswartz

Editor’s note: No Susan Swartzburg image online? I’m sensing a trend here. We need to better document the women in our field.

Esther J. Piercy Award

The Esther J. Piercy Award was established by the Resources and Technical Services Division of the American Library Association in 1968 in memory of Esther J. Piercy, editor of Journal of Cataloging and Classification from 1950 to 1956 and of Library Resources & Technical Services from 1957 to 1967. This award is given to recognize the contribution to those areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical services by a librarian with not more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.

For more information and application guidelines visit:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/estherjpiercy

Editor’s note: Seriously. We have lost a big chunk of history…or herstory.

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant Jan Merrill-Oldham

The award was established in 2011 by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to honor the career and influence of Jan Merrill-Oldham, distinguished leader, author, and mentor in the field of library and archives preservation. The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is awarded by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section to provide librarians and paraprofessionals new to the preservation field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level. The grant is to be used for airfare, lodging, and registration fees to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

For more information and application guidelines visit:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/jmogrant

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Hidden Treasures in the Harold Jantz Collection

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Fri, 2017-09-22 11:00

40 years after it came to Duke, a collection of German Baroque literature continues to yield surprises

Hidden Treasures in the Harold Jantz Collection

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 2017-09-22 11:00

40 years after it came to Duke, a collection of German Baroque literature continues to yield surprises

Human Rights in Haiti and the Diaspora

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-09-21 23:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive and the Forum for Scholars and Publics invite Duke and the Durham community to a celebration of the opening of the National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR) records and the Radio Haiti Archive digital collection

Join us for a dialogue with Juny McCalla, longtime Executive Director of NCHR, and Michele Montas, who headed the newsroom at Radio Haiti for 18 years, was the Director of the station for 3 years, as well as being a journalist and broadcaster. 

Prof. Laurent Dubois will moderate a discussion on Haiti’s modern human rights history from the perspectives of these two activists and the organizations they steered that reported and responded to the impact of economic upheaval, state violence and repression, and immigration.

The talk will also include a display of items from both the NCHR archive and the Radio Haiti archive.

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

 

More about the National Coalition for Haitian Rights records:

Collection Guide to the NCHR Records

 

More about the Radio Haiti Archive:

About the Radio Haiti Archive (Duke Digital Repository)

 

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist

 

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Human Rights in Haiti and the Diaspora

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-09-21 23:00
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
The Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive and the Forum for Scholars and Publics invite Duke and the Durham community to a celebration of the opening of the National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR) records and the Radio Haiti Archive digital collection. Join us for a dialogue with Juny McCalla, longtime Executive Director of NCHR, and Michele Montas, who headed the newsroom at Radio Haiti for 18 years, was the Director of the station for 3 years, as well as being a journalist and broadcaster. Prof. Laurent Dubois will moderate a discussion on Haiti's modern human rights history from the perspectives of these two activists and the organizations they steered that reported and responded to the impact of economic upheaval, state violence and repression, and immigration.The talk will also include a display of items from both the NCHR archive and the Radio Haiti archive.
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The Hobbit Turns 80!

Humanities - Thu, 2017-09-21 18:45

 

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”

Happy birthday to The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien!  Here are several articles commemorating the day:

The Hobbit at 80: Much More than a Childish Prequel to The Lord of the Rings

Picturing the Hobbit

The Hobbit at 80: What were JRR Tolkien’s Inspirations behind His First Fantasy Tale of Middle Earth?

The Hobbit Is Turning 80.  Here’s What Reviewers Said About It in 1937.

I’m also really fond of this article from the Oxford Dictionaries blog about the origins of the word “hobbit.

If you are interested in (re)reading The Hobbit, we have several copies in our circulating collection.

Here are some images from a lovely book called Art of the Hobbit.

SSRI~ Workshop: Using NVivo 11 for Qualitative Analysis of Text in the Windows Environment

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-09-21 18:00
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of NVivo 11 Pro for Windows, a qualitative data analysis software. Participants will learn strategies for analyzing text-based data in NVivo, such as transcribed interviews and focus groups, documents, and literature. Topics will include how to import data, create nodes and code, tips for formatting transcriptions, and basic queries and visualizations. Although Mac users are welcome to attend, this workshop will not address using NVivo in the Mac environment. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2017-09-21 17:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

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Exhibit Tour and Reception: "I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-09-21 15:45
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Join us for a talk and tour of our current exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room, featuring Stefania Heim, poet and Duke lecturing fellow, and exhibit curator Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies."I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body (on display through October 28) features original manuscripts, photographs, and printed works showcasing Walt Whitman's musings about the human body in the context of his life and hte world he lived in.A light lunch will be served.
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Exhibit Tour and Reception: 'I Sing the Body Electric': Walt Whitman and the Body

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-09-21 15:45
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join us for a talk and tour of our current exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room, featuring Stefania Heim, poet and Duke lecturing fellow, and exhibit curator Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies.

"I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body (on display through October 28) features original manuscripts, photographs, and printed works showcasing Walt Whitman's musings about the human body in the context of his life and hte world he lived in.

A light lunch will be served.

 

More about the exhibit:

"I Sing the Body Electric" (exhibit website)

 

For more information, contact:

Meg Brown, Exhibits Coordinator

 

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Exhibit Tour and Reception: "I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-09-21 15:45
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Join us for a talk and tour of our current exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room, featuring Stefania Heim, poet and Duke lecturing fellow, and exhibit curator Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies."I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body (on display through October 28) features original manuscripts, photographs, and printed works showcasing Walt Whitman's musings about the human body in the context of his life and hte world he lived in.A light lunch will be served.

Publishing with Omeka (part II) [Digital Publishing Workshop]

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This workshop will cover more advanced and specialized uses of Omeka.  We'll learn about customizing themes, writing plugins, and using the Omeka API for data transformations.  Specific use cases may include using Omeka as a "backend" for a customized presentation layer, modifying existing themes' appearance or functionality, and sharing or reusing data via the Omeka API.  

  • Overview of theme architecture and design considerations

  • Look at plugin structure + code stub

  • Omeka API use cases (migration, transformation of data)

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Publishing with Omeka (part II) [Digital Publishing Workshop]

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-09-21 14:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This workshop will cover more advanced and specialized uses of Omeka.  We'll learn about customizing themes, writing plugins, and using the Omeka API for data transformations.  Specific use cases may include using Omeka as a "backend" for a customized presentation layer, modifying existing themes' appearance or functionality, and sharing or reusing data via the Omeka API.  

  • Overview of theme architecture and design considerations

  • Look at plugin structure + code stub

  • Omeka API use cases (migration, transformation of data)

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NPR Visits the Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2017-09-21 13:37

Librarians recreate historical recipes, offering a tour through American history and palates