Duke's Unique Teaching Spaces: Duke Gardens

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2020-04-23 18:00
West Campus

Interested in getting your students outside of the traditional classroom and using Duke's unique resources in your teaching?  In this series, find out about spaces at Duke that can offer your students opportunities for deep research and engagement and how faculty integrate those experiences in their courses.  

Duke Gardens is a 55-acre botanic garden, complete with Wi-Fi and outlets, right in the middle of campus. Faculty from all across Duke (engineering, school of the environment, dance, religious studies, computer science, psychology & neuroscience, romance studies, and writing, just to name a few) have developed assignments making use of the Gardens, held class outdoors, created undergraduate-level field trips that complement their curriculum, and conducted academic research in the Gardens.

In this session, hear about past & ongoing collaborations and discuss how you can make Duke Gardens a part of your class as you enjoy a spring tour of our space with Kati Henderson, coordinator of academic programs at Duke Gardens.

Event location is Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street.

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Digital Brown Bag

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2020-04-15 16:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

[specific event information forthcoming]

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Digital Brown Bag

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

[specific event information forthcoming]

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-04-07 17:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-04-07 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Data management practices help researchers take care of their data throughout the entire research process from the planning phase to the end of a project when data might be shared or “published” within a repository. Building upon the foundational concepts covered in the Data Management 101 courses offered this year, this workshop will provide hands-on experience where participants will learn strategies for how to prepare data for publishing by “curating” an example dataset and identifying common data issues. Participants will also learn about the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape and learn strategies for locating and assessing repositories. 

Participants are not required to have taken a Data Management 101 course (although it is recommended). This workshop is also a reconceptualization of the previously offered “RDM 201: Preparing Your Data for Publishing” and “Finding a Home for Your Data: An Introduction to Archives and Repositories” workshops offered in previous semesters - participants who have attended these previous workshops should not attend.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Digital Brown Bag

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2020-04-01 16:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

[specific event information forthcoming]

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Digital Brown Bag

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

[specific event information forthcoming]

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DataFest Workshop Series - Intro to Tableau: Easy Charts and Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-31 21:45
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is 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).

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.  The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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DataFest Workshop Series: Intro to Tableau – Easy Charts and Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-31 21:45
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.  The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is 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).

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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DataFest Workshop Series: Intro to Tableau – Easy Charts and Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-31 21:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.  The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is 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).

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Research Reproducibility: Tips and Tools

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-31 17:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. This workshop will introduce some foundational strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work. You will also learn about specific tools and protocols that you might use within your research workflows including the TIER protocol, git and GitHub, and online containerization tools such as Binder and Code Ocean.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-31 17:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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DataFest Workshop Series - Tackling Data Competition Challenges: Strategies for Success

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2020-03-25 21:45
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Getting a new big dataset with a short deadline for data exploration, analysis, and communication of results is a common challenge; doing so with a new team for a DataFest, Datathon, or other competition adds extra complexity.

You'll be assigned a team at the start (or may bring your own). We will provide the large public dataset and challenge; you will get hands-on practice at deciding where to begin, how to break up tasks across a team, and how to manage your workflow to produce the deliverables. The assigned task will be modest; our goal is to improve your metacognitive strategies for successfully managing a data challenge.

The workshop facilitators are from the Department of Statistical Science. Choose your own software tools. Bring your own laptop.

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DataFest Workshop Series: Tackling Data Competition Challenges: Strategies for Success

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2020-03-25 21:45
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus
Getting a new big dataset with a short deadline for data exploration, analysis, and communication of results  is a common challenge; doing so with a new team for a DataFest, Datathon, or other competition adds extra complexity.
 
This interactive workshop is a practice mini-competition. You'll be assigned a team at the start (or may bring your own). We will provide  the large public dataset and challenge; you will get hands-on practice at deciding where to begin, how to break up tasks across a team, and how to manage your workflow to produce the deliverables. The assigned task will be modest; our goal is to improve your metacognitive strategies for successfully managing a data challenge.
 
 
The workshop facilitators are from the Department of Statistical Science. Choose your own software tools.  Bring your own laptop.  
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DataFest Workshop Series: Tackling Data Competition Challenges: Strategies for Success

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2020-03-25 21:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Using data from the American Statistical Association,, this workshop leads participants through a trial run of the upcoming ASA Duke DataFest competition. Attendees will learn strategies for succeeding in data competitions.

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DataFest Workshop Series - Presenting Data Science Results to Stakeholders

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-24 21:45
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Communicating with stakeholders is a core process in any data science project. For most projects, stakeholder communication happens regularly to ensure that the analysis and outputs are structured to meet stakeholder needs. For some groups of stakeholders, however, the only ability to interact will be in a final presentation. This presentation will focus on strategies for developing a short presentation that summarizes a data science project, including: identifying a compelling story in the analysis; leading with the key takeaways; and presenting results simply, effectively, and visually.

NOTE:  This is not a hands-on workshop. No computers are required.

ALSO NOTE: this workshop will run from 6pm to 7pm. The room will be available starting at 5pm, and pizza will be provided starting at 5pm.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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DataFest Workshop Series - Presenting Data Science Results to Stakeholders

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-24 21:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Communicating with stakeholders is a core process in any data science project. For most projects, stakeholder communication happens regularly to ensure that the analysis and outputs are structured to meet stakeholder needs. For some groups of stakeholders, however, the only ability to interact will be in a final presentation. This presentation will focus on strategies for developing a short presentation that summarizes a data science project, including: identifying a compelling story in the analysis; leading with the key takeaways; and presenting results simply, effectively, and visually.

NOTE:  This is not a hands-on workshop. No computers are required.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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[Rfun] - Dashboards, slides, and R Markdown

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-24 17:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Explore the variety of reports that can be generated with R.  Learn to compose dashboards while easily implementing the inherent interactivity of  HTMLWidgets orchestrated through R and RStudio.

Flexible and reproducible reports are easily produced using literate programming techniques.  The R/RStudio/Tidyverse suite enables you to render your analysis into a wide variety of elegant reports.  Simplicity is a key factor.  An R notebook can be repurposed to produce interactive dashboards, slides, e-books, journal articles, PDF documents, MS Word, MS Power Point, Excel, Web Pages, Web Sites, and more.  R Markdown is the key to structuring your final report document.  Code chunks containing R code, within literate programming scripts, enable any R author to reproducibly render multiple report outputs.  These techniques enable you to reach your target audience. 

Come learn how to produce dashboards and slides.  Add interactivity with an artful selection of easily leveraged HTML Widgets.  Along the way you'll learn how you can render your analysis script into an array of different report outputs, pursuant to your audience needs.   

Prerequisites

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.

  1. Use a cloud version of R, or install R & RStudio in advance (instructions)
  2. Install the tidyverse, flexdashboard, crostalk, leaflet, DT, plotly, and dygraphs packages in advance (instructions)

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2020-03-24 17:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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Retractions in Science and Social Science Literature

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2020-03-20 16:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This workshop will discuss the burgeoning phenomena of retractions in the scientific and social scientific literature. No one plans to have an article retracted, so we will cover what to do to avoid or address a retraction or expression of concern and what the existing editorial literature can offer if you do find yourself dealing with a retraction as an author or one of a group of authors.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

*Although anyone may register, this event will be most useful to students in the social sciences, engineering and the natural sciences.

Ciara Healy is the librarian for Psychology, Neuroscience, Mathematics and Physics at Duke University. She/They teach library instruction courses, covering all aspects of information organization and access. She supports citation software for the university libraries, and offers workshops to small groups. She is available for research consultations, and general support for research across the sciences and social sciences.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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