What to Read This Month: February 2017

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2017-02-14 14:12

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

Mystery in the Stacks – A Library Party to Die For, Mar. 3

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:00

Join us for live music, costumes, decorations, food and beverages, and plenty of mystery!

Handbook of research on human-computer interfaces, developments, and applications

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:00

Published: Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

New-generation bioinorganic complexes

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:00

Published: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Think Java : how to think like a computer scientist

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:00

Author: Downey, Allen, author.
Published: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-13 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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What to Read this Month: February 2017

Humanities - Mon, 2017-02-13 15:03

Check out our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections for some good reads this month!

Hannah Hart, a YouTube star, has written an at times very funny and very heartbreaking memoir called Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded.  She writes about her internet fame, her family, mental illness, love, friendship, sexuality, and more.  John Green describes the memoir like this: “By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Hannah Hart’s new book is a roaring, beautiful, and profoundly human account of an extraordinary life.”  To find out more about Hannah and her memoir, check out this NPR interview.

 

Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist by an award-winning writer and environmental thought leader. As Mary Ellen Hannibal wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains to collect data on threatened species, she discovers the power of a heroic cast of volunteers–and the makings of what may be our last, best hope in slowing an unprecedented mass extinction. Digging deeply, Hannibal traces today’s tech-enabled citizen science movement to its roots: the centuries-long tradition of amateur observation by writers and naturalists.  Read an excerpt here.

In Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness.  It is a rich, multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS’s monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system–and the country–to a halt in the 1970s.  This book is the first major history of the USPS in over fifty years.  Read a review here and here.

Refugee Tales, edited by David Herd & Anna Pincus, collects tales from poets and novelists who retell the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales , this book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering.  You can learn more about this project here.   Also check out this review in the Guardian.

 

 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, check out Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting from IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment.  This oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world.  Some of the talents include Cecil Castellucci, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, G. Willow Wilson, Steve Orlando, James Tynion IV, Gail Simone, and Dan Parent.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking for more things to read, check out our Blind Date with a Book.  You may need to hurry before all the matches are made!

DVS Workshop: Visualizing Qualitative Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-13 15:00
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy. For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons. This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects. Exercises will help attendees work through the process of developing visualizations for sample qualitative projects. The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of identifying possible visual elements within a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

Visualizing Qualitative Data

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-13 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy.  For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons.  This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects.  Exercises will help attendees work through the process of developing visualizations for sample qualitative projects.  The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of identifying possible visual elements within a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

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Love Your Data Week, Feb. 13-17

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2017-02-13 11:00

An international event aimed at helping researchers take better care of their data

Analytical and variational numerical methods for unstable miscible displacement flows in porous media

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Sat, 2017-02-11 06:11
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508 Update, Update

Bitstreams - Fri, 2017-02-10 20:39

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about the proposed update to the 508 accessibility standards. And about three weeks ago, the US Access Board published the final rule that contains updates to the 508 accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The rules had not previously been updated since 2001 and … Continue reading 508 Update, Update

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Symposium on Race & Transgender Studies

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-10 20:00
Other (see event description)
East Campus

Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (formerly the Garage)- Smith Warehouse, Bay 4

Speakers include Marcia Ochoa (UC-Santa Cruz), Kai Green (UC Santa Barbara), C. Riley Snorton (Cornell); Moderated by Tommy DeFrantz (Duke). Co-Sponsored by Humanities Futures initiative @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, and Cultural Anthropology.

More info and optional Facebook RSVP

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DVS Workshop: Tableau Boot Camp

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-10 18:30
Fri, Feb 10, 2017
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
Tableau is specially-designed software for the easy design of interactive charts, maps, and dashboards. In this boot camp, we will start from the beginning with learning Tableau and work through several data sets that highlight different chart types, different data structures, and different challenges within Tableau. Note: Workshop participants must bring a Mac or PC laptop with Tableau installed. Students should consider registering for a free license to the full version of Tableau Desktop. Other participants can sign up for a free two-week trial of the full version of Tableau Desktop or install the free Tableau Public instead. Target audience: This workshop is especially designed for Tableau beginners. Existing Tableau users may prefer to register for one of our more advanced workshops, or they may wish to get a refresher on Tableau by watching our previously-recorded workshops. This boot camp will build on previous, shorter workshops and may involve some repetition for attendees or viewers of previous workshops.

Tableau Boot Camp

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-10 18:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Tableau is specially-designed software for the easy design of interactive charts, maps, and dashboards. In this boot camp, we will start from the beginning with learning Tableau and work through several data sets that highlight different chart types, different data structures, and different challenges within Tableau.  

Note: Workshop participants must bring a Mac or PC laptop with Tableau installed.  Students should consider registering for a free license to the full version of Tableau Desktop. Other participants can sign up for a free two-week trial of the full version of Tableau Desktop or install the free Tableau Public instead.

Target audience: This workshop is especially designed for Tableau beginners.  Existing Tableau users may prefer to register for one of our more advanced workshops, or they may wish to get a refresher on Tableau by watching our previously-recorded workshops.  This boot camp will build on previous, shorter workshops and may involve some repetition for attendees or viewers of previous workshops.

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VFF: Utilizing visuals and other content marketing strategies to effectively communicate research and innovation

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-10 17:00
Fri, Feb 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
Strategies for telling and showcasing your research and innovation through graphic presentation ranging from illustrations, websites, animations to motion graphics. With such a wide range from white paper, presentations, to social media; explore the best ways of effectively communicating your research findings and innovation to stakeholders and the broader audience. Take complex concepts, difficult data, and muddled messages and transform them into accessible, memorable visual stories that can be easily understood by others.

Quick Pic: Year of the Rooster

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2017-02-10 15:15

Charles Bailey Reed Scrapbook Cover

Readers who celebrated Chinese New Year just a few weeks ago will know that 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Fittingly, this wonderful painted scrapbook from the Charles Bailey Reed Collection recently came into the lab. Reed served as a radiologist in the U.S. Medical Reserve Corps in France during World War I.  This scrapbook contains postcards, newspaper articles, photographs, and other ephemera from various cities in France, dated between 1914 and 1924. I just really love the image of the rooster crowing atop a discarded Pickelhaube, signalling the return to regular life after the war.

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Data Analysis with JMP Software

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-10 15:00
Fri, Feb 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
A challenge in applied statistics courses is getting from concept to effective application. While most statistics software requires the user to memorize commands, or where techniques and graphics are located in menus, JMP® provides a smart interface that reinforces concepts and provides an intuitive framework for real-world data analysis. JMP includes comprehensive capabilities for statistical and graphical analysis of data for every academic field and most research needs. Easily perform basic statistics to the most complex analyses a PhD student may encounter. JMP runs on Windows and Macintosh operating systems and also functions as an easy, point-and-click interface to SAS®, R, MATLAB and Excel. JMP is visual and interactive. It drives you through the statistical analysis workflow using point, click, drag and drop. And then it displays results as statistics and multiple graphs in the same window. In addition to the diverse set of tools JMP provides for analysis, you can easily subset, join and manipulate data tables in numerous ways, build summary tables using drag-and-drop and create 3D and moving graphics to help understand and communicate the results of your analyses.

Data Analysis with JMP Software

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-10 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

A challenge in applied statistics courses is getting from concept to effective application. While most statistics software requires the user to memorize commands, or where techniques and graphics are located in menus, JMP® provides a smart interface that reinforces concepts and provides an intuitive framework for real-world data analysis.

JMP includes comprehensive capabilities for statistical and graphical analysis of data for every academic field and most research needs. Easily perform basic statistics to the most complex analyses a PhD student may encounter. JMP runs on Windows and Macintosh operating systems and also functions as an easy, point-and-click interface to SAS®, R, MATLAB and Excel.

JMP is visual and interactive. It drives you through the statistical analysis workflow using point, click, drag and drop. And then it displays results as statistics and multiple graphs in the same window. In addition to the diverse set of tools JMP provides for analysis, you can easily subset, join and manipulate data tables in numerous ways, build summary tables using drag-and-drop and create 3D and moving graphics to help understand and communicate the results of your analyses.

General Agenda:

  • Navigating JMP and using its smart, graphical interface. 
  • Data visualization, including mapping, Graph Builder, data filters. 
  • Analyzing data in JMP: basic inference, ANOVA, regression, and multivariate analysis. Text Explorer.
  • JMP integration with SAS, MATLAB, R and Excel.
  • Other topics of interest (upon request), including design of experiments (DOE), quality, reliability/survival, data mining/predictive modeling, mixed models, repeated measures, bootstrapping, scripting, and time series.
  • New features in JMP 13 and JMP Pro 13:
    • New consumer research tools.
    • Local query builder and Excel import wizard.
    • Additional covariance structures for mixed models and repeated measures.
    • New generalized (penalized) regression models.
    • Deploying code to Python, C++, Javascript
    • Robust methods; missing data handling.
    • Instant output for interactive HTML reports and Dashboards.
  • Overview of available JMP academic resources.
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