AADS Brown Bag: Exploring Duke University Libraries’ Asian American Collection

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Mon, 2022-04-11 15:00
Mon, Apr 11, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
EVENT CANCELLED: The event will be rescheduled when conditions permit. Following the 2018 founding of the Asian American & Diaspora Studies (AADS) program, the only program of its kind in the American Southeast, Duke is now a central site of research for local scholars working in this field. This also means that Duke's holdings in the Asian American Collection are a critical part of local research support. What range of materials are preserved in the Duke University library's collections to support this program? How are Duke University librarians and archivists working to collect, preserve, and showcase Asian American experiences and histories? How do Duke's current holdings in this area allow for research that cuts across historical and disciplinary boundaries? What collaborations might be possible to further develop collections and academic programs on campus? In order to showcase this current research potential, Duke Libraries will hold a hands-on session with several key items in the Asian American Collection, followed by a discussion of the state of the collection as a whole. Please join AADS faculty, DUL subject librarians, and archivists and curators from Rubenstein Library as we explore the existing collection and hear from faculty about their interactions with the range of materials.

CDVS Workshop: Designing a Reproducible Workflow with R and Git

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2022-04-07 13:00
Thu, Apr 07, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
[Online] Part of the Rfun series. Designing a workflow that enables reproducibility can be complex at times but having the right suite of tools and connecting them effectively is an important step. This workshop will present a potential end-to-end reproducible workflow using a git, RStudio, Binder, and Zenodo. Configuration for the hands-on portion of the workshop will be sent to participants one week before the workshop. Participants are expected to have their computer already configured for the workshop.

Designing a Reproducible Workflow with R and Git

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2022-04-07 13:00
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[Online] Part of the Rfun series. Designing a workflow that enables reproducibility can be complex at times but having the right suite of tools and connecting them effectively is an important step. This workshop will present a potential end-to-end reproducible workflow using a git, RStudio, Binder, and Zenodo. Configuration for the hands-on portion of the workshop will be sent to participants one week before the workshop. Participants are expected to have their computer already configured for the workshop. 

Prerequisites:

  • Introductory familiarity with R (consider attending an Introduction to R workshop or watch a prerecorded workshop)

  • A GitHub account

This workshop will be held online. A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Science, Data Management

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Python for Data Science: Pandas 101

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2022-04-05 10:00
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[Online] Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, such as spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and specifically the Pandas module to load data from files, access that data, and start visualizing it with the Pandas built-in plotting functions. You will also get some experience working in JupyterLab, the flexible programming environment which contain Jupyter Notebooks, a file browser, and more.

Note: This is an introductory workshop on the Pandas module, but you’ll probably be more comfortable following along if you have at least a little bit of experience using the Python programming language, since I won’t be spending time on the language itself. (Feel free to sign up no matter what your experience level, but past students with no Python or programming experience have found it too confusing to be useful.)

Anaconda Python distribution (Individual Edition): 
https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual

I strongly recommend that you install the Anaconda Python Distribution to use in class. In principle, if you have something above Python 3.7 or so, plus all the necessary modules, everything should work fine. But, the Anaconda Distribution is packaged nicely, can be installed without admin privileges, and comes with everything you’ll need. If you have another version of Python already installed and you’re going to install Anaconda, it’s best to uninstall the other version first. It can get to be a mess if you have multiple versions of Python installed on one machine. 

Go to the link above, hit Download, and choose the version for your operating system. I would recommend to just install for “yourself”, not for all users of the machine, since that way it will install everything in your Users/username folder and doesn’t require admin privileges. 

If you’re on Mac and aren’t comfortable with shell scripts on the command line, choose the Graphical Installer. 

On Windows, I would choose the 64-bit installer, unless you know you’re still running a 32-bit version of Windows on an older machine. 

If you’re sticking with your non-Anaconda version of Python, make sure you have JupyterLab, Pandas, and all of their respective dependencies installed.

Please try to launch Python and JupyterLab before class to make sure they’re working! JupyterLab can be started from the Anaconda Navigator application, or from the Anaconda Prompt (Windows) or a Terminal (Mac) by typing (without quotes) “jupyter lab” and hitting return. From a Python notebook or an interactive Python prompt, you can test out the main modules you’ll need by typing this and executing the code cell:

import pandas as pd

This event is offered virtually. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Visualization, Data Science

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CDVS Workshop: Intro to Tableau: Easy charts and maps

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2022-03-29 18:30
Tue, Mar 29, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part of the DataFest workshop series. Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is incredibly useful free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, which will give people hands-on experience using Tableau's basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. We will also discuss publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students).

CDVS Workshop: Effective Academic Posters

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2022-03-22 17:00
Tue, Mar 22, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
[Online] Poster sessions are an incredible opportunity to share our work with a broader audience, get feedback, and network with our peers, as well as potential employers, funders and collaborators. Our careers often depend on performing well in these exciting and often chaotic venues, but few of us are trained in graphic design and visual storytelling! In this talk, I will present some principles for creating an effective academic poster, and introduce you to a group critique process that should help you tell your story more clearly and stand out from the crowd.

Effective Academic Posters

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2022-03-22 17:00
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[Online] Poster sessions are an incredible opportunity to share our work with a broader audience, get feedback, and network with our peers, as well as potential employers, funders and collaborators. Our careers often depend on performing well in these exciting and often chaotic venues, but few of us are trained in graphic design and visual storytelling! In this talk, I will present some principles for creating an effective academic poster, and introduce you to a group critique process that should help you tell your story more clearly and stand out from the crowd.

You don't need any software installed for this workshop – it is a talk with an interactive portion at the end.

This event is offered virtually. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Visualization

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Foundational Research Modules: Tips for Effective Academic Posters

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Fri, 2022-03-18 12:00
Fri, Mar 18, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Throughout the year, Bass Connections, in partnership with experts across campus, is offering short virtual modules designed to provide foundational knowledge in research practices. In this session, The Duke Center for Data and Visualization Sciences will introduce tips for creating a great research poster. The session will address: -Characteristics of a good poster -How to get started with your layout and storytelling -Basic graphic design principles -Pitfalls to avoid -Critique and revision of a real poster draft Please register to receive the Zoom link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6P8I3miPPg72OzQ These sessions are open to all Duke students, staff and faculty (you do not have to be a member of a Bass Connections team to participate).
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CDVS Workshop: Meeting Data Management Plan Requirements

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Wed, 2022-03-16 13:00
Wed, Mar 16, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
[Online] There are many federal and private funders who require data management plans as part of a grant application, including NIH who recently released a new Data Management and Sharing Policy that takes effect in 2023 and will apply to all grants. This workshop will cover the components of a data management plan, what makes a strong plan and how to adhere to it, and where to find guidance, tools, resources, and assistance for building funder-based plans. We will also discuss how to make data management plans actionable and meaningful living documents to support research integrity, reproducibility, reuse, and verification of results. This workshop is a collaboration of Duke University Libraries and the Office of Scientific Integrity. This workshop is eligible for the 200-level faculty and staff RCR.

Meeting Data Management Plan Requirements

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Wed, 2022-03-16 13:00
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[Online] There are many federal and private funders who require data management plans as part of a grant application, including NIH who recently released a new Data Management and Sharing Policy that takes effect in 2023 and will apply to all grants. This workshop will cover the components of a data management plan, what makes a strong plan and how to adhere to it, and where to find guidance, tools, resources, and assistance for building funder-based plans. We will also discuss how to make data management plans actionable and meaningful living documents to support research integrity, reproducibility, reuse, and verification of results. This workshop is a collaboration of Duke University Libraries and the Office of Scientific Integrity. 

This workshop is eligible for the 200-level faculty and staff RCR. 

This event is offered virtually. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Management

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CDVS Workshop: Python for Data Science: Pandas 101

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2022-03-15 10:00
Tue, Mar 15, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
[Online] Part of the DataFest workshop series. Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, such as spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and specifically the Pandas module to load data from files, access that data, and start visualizing it with the Pandas built-in plotting functions. You will also get some experience working in JupyterLab, the flexible programming environment which contain Jupyter Notebooks, a file browser, and more.

CDVS Workshop: Data Management for Humanists

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2022-03-03 15:00
Thu, Mar 03, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
[Online] Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities scholars to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop. This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credit and 200-level faculty and staff RCR.

CDVS Workshop: Data Management for Humanists

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2022-03-03 15:00
Online
[Online] Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities scholars to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop. This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credit and 200-level faculty and staff RCR.
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CDVS Workshop: Data Management for Humanists

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2022-03-03 10:00
Thu, Mar 03, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
[Online] Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities scholars to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop. This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credit and 200-level faculty and staff RCR.

Data Management for Humanists

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2022-03-03 10:00
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[Online] Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities scholars to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.

This event is offered virtually. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Management

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CDVS Workshop: Mapping in Tableau

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Wed, 2022-02-23 10:30
Wed, Feb 23, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
[Online] Tableau is a software package that is popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. In this workshop, will introduce some of the mapping features in Tableau. Participants will learn how to create several types of maps from geospatial datasets and tabular data that include locational values, such as place names or coordinates. We will also discuss best practices for designing effective maps.

Mapping in Tableau

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Wed, 2022-02-23 10:30
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[Online] Tableau is a software package that is popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. In this workshop, will introduce some of the mapping features in Tableau. Participants will learn how to create several types of maps from geospatial datasets and tabular data that include locational values, such as place names or coordinates. We will also discuss best practices for designing effective maps.

To maximize the amount of hands-on time working with Tableau, participants are expected to watch recorded instruction that we will share prior to the workshop. During the workshop time we will work together on a few assignments to practice the materiel covered in the tutorial video. This work time is designed to give you a chance to try to use Tableau Public or Desktop to create interactive maps, along with others at a similar level, in an environment where you can ask questions live.

Duke students at are eligible for a free one-year license to activate Tableau Desktop. Faculty and staff may also request a free license to use for teaching and non-commercial academic research. Be aware that it can take a few days to receive your academic license. A free Public Edition is also available to everyone. Please contact the instructor before the workshop if you have any issues installing Tableau. 

This event is offered virtually. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Mapping & GIS, Data Visualization

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CDVS Workshop: An Introduction to Reproducible Research Practices

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2022-02-22 10:00
Tue, Feb 22, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
[Online] The importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor is increasingly discussed in academia. This workshop will introduce the concept of reproducibility and foundational strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work particularly related to organization, documentation, literate coding techniques, version control, and archiving data and code for future access and use. We will also present a protocol, the TIER protocol, as a tool that graduate students or others can use that are first approaching reproducibility. This workshop will primarily be tool agnostic and instead focusing on the high level practices that can be applied across disciplines and workflows with representative examples. A follow-up workshop Designing a Reproducible Workflow with R and Git will present a specific workflow in practice.

An Introduction to Reproducible Research Practices

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2022-02-22 10:00
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[Online] The importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor is increasingly discussed in academia. This workshop will introduce the concept of “reproducibility” and foundational strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work particularly related to organization, documentation, literate coding techniques, version control, and archiving data and code for future access and use. We will also present a protocol, the TIER protocol, as a tool that graduate students or others can use that are first approaching reproducibility. This workshop will primarily be tool agnostic and instead focusing on the high level practices that can be applied across disciplines and workflows with representative examples. A follow-up workshop “Designing a Reproducible Workflow with R and Git” will present a specific workflow in practice.

This event is offered virtually. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Science, Data Management

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Foundational Research Modules: Publishing Without a Publisher: Strategies for Openly Sharing Your Research

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Fri, 2022-02-18 13:00
Fri, Feb 18, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Throughout the year, Bass Connections, in partnership with experts across campus, is offering short virtual modules designed to provide foundational knowledge in research practices. In this session, Duke Libraries' ScholarWorks Center will introduce considerations for sharing your research through non-traditional channels, including resources where you can learn more. The session will address how to: -Consider content structure, venue and platforms -Understand copyright and select the right license -Credit contributors for their work -Ensure discovery by key audiences -Track engagement and impact -Plan for future maintenance and archiving Please register to receive the Zoom link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6P8I3miPPg72OzQ These sessions are open to all Duke students, staff and faculty (you do not have to be a member of a Bass Connections team to participate).
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