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DVS Workshop: An Introduction to Duke's Research Data Repository

Wed, 2019-10-16 14:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
This workshop will provide an overview of Duke's Research Data Repository. The general functionalities of the platform as well as tips for submitting data will be discussed. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how the RDR or other repositories can help them comply with funder and journal policies as well as meet growing standards around data stewardship and sharing, such as the FAIR Guiding Principles.
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An Introduction to Duke's Research Data Repository

Wed, 2019-10-16 14:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop will provide an overview of Duke's Research Data Repository. The general functionalities of the platform as well as tips for submitting data will be discussed. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how the RDR or other repositories can help them comply with funder and journal policies as well as meet growing standards around data stewardship and sharing, such as the FAIR Guiding Principles

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)

Tue, 2019-10-15 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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DVS Workshop: Mapping with R

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web.
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Mapping with R

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web.

Prerequisites

NOTE:  If you bring your laptop, follow steps below to prepare (although R & RStudio are installed on lab computers).

  1. Use a cloud version of R, or install R & RStudio in advance (instructions)
  2. Install the tidyverse, tidycensus, tigris, and sf 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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DVS Workshop: R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-10-14 22:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups. The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse. The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills. Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow. Event Dates are all on Mondays: Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28.
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Rfun - R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-10-14 22:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups.  The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse.  The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills.  Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow.

In the first meeting we will decide, as a group, which resource we use to guide us.  We will pick one of the following resources,  either ...

RSVP for each individual instances of this event.  Event Dates are all on Mondays:  Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28.  

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

NOTE 2:  If you need help configuring your laptop for this workshop, come to the DVS Walk-In Hours before the workshop:  Wednesdays between 1-3pm.  (Floor Map for Bostock Library > 1st Floor > Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services.)

NOTE 3:  Workshop location is different than the location for laptop configuration help.

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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Finding the Best Journal for Your Article

Fri, 2019-10-11 16:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In order to get published, you first have to find the best venue for your manuscript. In this workshop, we’ll explore different manuscript and venue types, standard methods for evaluating the quality and fit of journals, and how to avoid predatory journals or scams.

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 engineering and the natural sciences.

Michelle M. Campbell is a Communications Consultant for Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She teaches writing classes, facilitates workshops, and works one-on-one with engineering graduate students in the Pratt Graduate Communications Center. Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, where she taught oral and written communications for graduate students and served as the Graduate Writing Workshop Coordinator for the Purdue Writing Lab.

Sarah Park is the Librarian for Engineering and Computer Science. She assists faculty, students, and staff with research through classroom instruction and research consultations and collaborates with other librarians and faculty to ensure that the library’s collection supports the curriculum and research needs in those subject areas. She studied Library and Information Science and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwest Missouri State University.

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

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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Thu, 2019-10-10 16:00
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform works by Debussy, Stravinsky, and Takemitsu. The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. In a career that includes many hundreds of concerts and spans five continents, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, and for a warm, unified sound that is enhanced by each player's strong individual voice. This concert is presented in association with Duke University Libraries.
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DVS Workshop: Visualization in R using ggplot2

Wed, 2019-10-09 17:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research. In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected. Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.
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Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

Wed, 2019-10-09 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects.  With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results.  Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills.  Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research.

In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected.  Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.

In this workshop, we will use RStudio and RMarkdown files for all exercises. You may use the in-room computers, but if you prefer to bring your own laptop, but please make sure you come with RStudio and the tidyverse package installed.  You may also want to install the knitr package to be able to compile the entire Rmarkdown file.  A previous version of this workshop has been recorded, and the associated files are available on GitHub.

Please note: this classroom has a limited number of seats. If you choose to register for the workshop, please make every effort to attend, or if you cannot, please cancel your registration as soon as a conflict comes up. If all spots fill up, we will maintain a waitlist in the event of cancelations.  If you can't attend but would like to be notified when a recording is available, please contact Angela Zoss.

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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Intro to Tableau

Wed, 2019-10-09 14:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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).

Note: This workshop is designed for beginners who might be comfortable with data and spreadsheets, but have no experience with Tableau, are curious about what it can do, and want to get a quick introduction so they can start playing on their own. The classroom in which this is held has Windows computers with Tableau installed, so you don't need to bring a laptop.

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 Publishing 101: The Audiences of Digital Publishing

Tue, 2019-10-08 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Who are the intended users of a digital publication? How can scholars reach new audiences and keep existing audiences actively engaged? We’ll learn about some of the ways successful projects connect with their users and promote their work to potential audiences and how you can incorporate these into your own publication planning. We’ll also consider how to effectively and ethically involve and credit audience involvement in one’s research. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of how to engage audiences and incorporate audience involvement into digital publication practices.

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The Empowered Author: Evaluating Publishers, Negotiating Contracts, and Navigating the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

Tue, 2019-10-08 14:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

When you’re getting started as an author, it can feel like someone else is setting all the rules and that the way things work now is the way it has always been. But current scholarly publishing models have only been around for the past couple of decades, and authors have more agency than they often assume. This is a workshop about the process of being an author, about getting published and getting the rewards of being published, while sharing the benefits of your research with as broad an audience as possible. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on activities you will learn about methods to:

  •  evaluate publishers, avoiding “predatory” journals and scams,

  • analyze and negotiate publication contracts, and

  • increase the reach of your work outside of traditional publications.

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Shaping Your Professional Identity Online

Mon, 2019-10-07 14:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This workshop is designed to help you consider the best ways to navigate how you want to present yourself online.  We will discuss topics such as what to share and how to share, the ethical issues involved, and how to maintain the right balance of privacy.  We will also examine some steps you can take, such as creating a profile on Google Scholar, creating a Google alert for your name, creating an ORCID ID, interacting professionally on Twitter, and creating an online portfolio.  If you have a laptop, you may want to bring it.  (Part of Library RCR Days!)

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Preserving collective and individual memories: Developing a Database of Primary Sources from the Mao Era

Thu, 2019-10-03 19:00
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
From 1949 to 1982, Chinese society was buffeted by political upheavals from the "the Great Leap Forward" and the "Cultural Revolution." China was in tumult and the PRC was all but closed. Zhang Letian, a Fudan University professor, and his team collected information on life at the grassroots level, mostly from Zhejiang, Jiangxi, and Shanghai, including documents from local government offices and work units. The archive, stretching for a time span of ten years or more, provides detailed information on economic, political, social and cultural changes from 1949 to 1980s. The archive's unique collection of private correspondence, personal diaries, and work logs is also enormously valuable to our understanding of contemporary Chinese society.
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Archiving Daily Life in Lianmin: Developing a Database of Primary Sources from the Mao Era

Thu, 2019-10-03 19:00
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
From 1954 to 1982, Chinese society was buffeted by upheaval from the "Great Leap Forward" and the "Cultural Revolution." China was in tumult and the PRC was all but closed. Zhang Letian, a Fudan University professor and well-known expert in field of development and transformation of rural China, diligently collected rare materials from this era while conducting fieldwork in his ancestral village of Lianmin (Haining, Zhejiang Province).
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DVS Workshop: Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Thu, 2019-10-03 17:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse using RStudio. This two-hour, hands-on session introduces data wrangling, data types, variable assignments, and packages. Our focus will be the Tidyverse, specifically the dplyr and ggplot packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.
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Rfun - Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Thu, 2019-10-03 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse using RStudio.  This two-hour, hands-on session introduces data wrangling, data types, variable assignments, and packages. Our focus will be the Tidyverse, specifically the dplyr and ggplot packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.

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

NOTE 2:  If you need help configuring your laptop for this workshop, come to the DVS Walk-In Hours before the workshop:  Wednesdays between 1-3pm.  (Floor Map for Bostock Library > 1st Floor > Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services.)

NOTE 3:  Workshop location is different than the location for laptop configuration help.

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)

Tue, 2019-10-01 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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