CDVS Workshop: Slides with Rmarkdown: Xaringan

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2021-04-06 18:30
Tue, Apr 06, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. R markdown is a means of applying structure to the prose in your coding document. Using R Markdown and the xaringan package, attendees will integrate code with natural language (i.e. prose) to render presentation slides as a reproducible report. The method of integrating code with prose is known as literate coding. Attendees will focus their energies on rendering slides as one type of report while being introduced to an array of report types that can be generated from the same code.

CDVS Workshop: Slides with Rmarkdown: Xaringan

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2021-04-06 18:30
Online
Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. R markdown is a means of applying structure to the prose in your coding document. Using R Markdown and the xaringan package, attendees will integrate code with natural language (i.e. prose) to render presentation slides as a reproducible report. The method of integrating code with prose is known as literate coding. Attendees will focus their energies on rendering slides as one type of report while being introduced to an array of report types that can be generated from the same code.
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Slides with Rmarkdown: Xaringan

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2021-04-06 18:30
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Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. R markdown is a means of applying structure to the prose in your coding document.  Using R Markdown and the xaringan package, attendees will integrate code with natural language (i.e. prose) to render presentation slides as a reproducible report.  The method of integrating code with prose is known as literate coding.  Attendees will focus their energies on rendering slides as one type of report while being introduced to an array of report types that can be generated from the same code.

Prerequisites

  • Introductory familiarity with R and the Tidyverse (e.g. quickStart with R, part 1)
  • A Twitter account
  • Install R and RStudio on your computer
  • tidyverese and xaringan packages installed in your R environment

install.packages(c("tidyverse", "xaringan"))

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. 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 Science

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Data Sharing and Equity: Sabrina McCutchan, Data Architect

Bitstreams (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-04-05 14:41

This post is part of the Research Data Curation Team’s ‘Researcher Highlight’ series. Equity in Collaboration The landscape of research and data is enterprising, expansive and diverse. This dynamic is notably visible in the work done at Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). Collaboration with international partners inherently comes with many challenges. In a conversation with … Continue reading Data Sharing and Equity: Sabrina McCutchan, Data Architect

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Library Internship Open House, April 7

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-04-05 11:58

Interested in archival and library work? Learn about Fall 2021 internships at the Rubenstein Library!

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Library Internship Open House, April 7

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-04-05 11:58

Interested in archival and library work? Learn about Fall 2021 internships at the Rubenstein Library!

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Quick Pic(s): Things That Make You Go “Huh?”

Preservation Underground (wordpress) - Fri, 2021-04-02 16:25
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One of the perks of working in a university library is that you will regularly encounter some very strange and delightful things. The item that checked that box for me this week was the Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini.

Cover of the Codex SeraphinianusIt was pretty obvious why it came in to the lab for repairs. The cover to textblock attachment was way too weak for the size of the book.

Complete case detachmentThe text held a number of surprises, though. This illustrated encyclopedia, written in some imaginary language, contains images of all kinds of crazy stuff. The illustrations cover everything from animals, …

Illustration of fictional animalA surreal Wool E. Bull?

… to fashion, …

Illustrations of imaginative clothing

… , to elaborate machines and architecture.

Illustration of imaginative architecture.

It even has some suggestions for activities to occupying your free time.

Illustration of a child floating away, holding a balloonIf you are a fan of mysterious illustrated books, like the Voynich Manuscript or the Rohonc Codex, then Codex Seraphinianus is probably worth a look. Once we’ve had a chance to reattach the case, of course.

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CDVS Workshop: Presenting Data Science Results to Stakeholders

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-01 19:00
Thu, Apr 01, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. 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. Communicating with stakeholders is a core process in any data science project. Attendees will learn to construct a visually effective and time-efficient presentation for sharing data science results with your stakeholders to maximize the time you have with them.

CDVS Workshop: Presenting Data Science Results to Stakeholders

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-01 19:00
Online
Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. 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. Communicating with stakeholders is a core process in any data science project. Attendees will learn to construct a visually effective and time-efficient presentation for sharing data science results with your stakeholders to maximize the time you have with them.
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Presenting Data Science Results to Stakeholders

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-01 19:00
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Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. 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. Communicating with stakeholders is a core process in any data science project. Attendees will learn to construct a visually effective and time-efficient presentation for sharing data science results with your stakeholders to maximize the time you have with them.

NOTE:  This is not a hands-on workshop. No special software is required, other than Zoom.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus-19 Events policies. 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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What does it mean to be an actively antiracist developer?

Bitstreams (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-04-01 18:21

descriptive imageThe library has been committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the past year extended, specifically through the work of DivE-In and the Anti-Racist Roadmap. And to that end, the Digital Strategies and Technology department, where I work, has also been focusing on these issues. So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how, as … Continue reading What does it mean to be an actively antiracist developer?

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CDVS Workshop: Preparing Data for Publishing

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-01 10:00
Thu, Apr 01, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this workshop 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 apply strategies for locating and assessing repositories. The workshop will include short lectures and group work via break-out rooms.

CDVS Workshop: Preparing Data for Publishing

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-01 10:00
Online
In this workshop 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 apply strategies for locating and assessing repositories. The workshop will include short lectures and group work via break-out rooms.
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Preparing Data for Publishing

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-01 10:00
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In this workshop 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 apply strategies for locating and assessing repositories. The workshop will include short lectures and group work via break-out rooms.

This workshop contains similar material to the “Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data” workshop offered in past semesters - participants who have attended this previous workshop should not attend.

This workshop (GS717.05) is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credits and the 200-level RCR for faculty and staff.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. 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: Intro to Tableau: Easy charts and maps

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2021-03-30 18:30
Tue, Mar 30, 2021
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: Intro to Tableau: Easy charts and maps

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2021-03-30 18:30
Online
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).
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Intro to Tableau: Easy charts and maps

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2021-03-30 18:30
n/a

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).

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.

Expectations: 

  • If you need help with something during the session, you'll be expected to share your screen.
  • You will be expected to arrive with Tableau Public or Desktop already installed on the machine you're Zooming from if you want to work along with me or do the exercises during the workshop!
    • Tableau is available through the company itself, not OIT
    • Tableau Public is free and available for Mac and Windows
    • Tableau Desktop is free for students or those doing non-profit research (as defined by Tableau)

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus-19 Events policies. 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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What to Read This Month

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Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Contemporary Literature collections

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What to Read This Month

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Tue, 2021-03-30 10:02

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Contemporary Literature collections

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What to Read This Month: March 2021

Humanities (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-03-29 11:22

Hello again! As spring arrives and we start to progress through the latter part of the semester, now might be a good time to find a new book to read. This month’s post can help you get started on that! As always, though, this selection of five books is just a sampling of the new titles we continually add to the library. If you want to check out more, be sure to visit our New & Noteworthy and Overdrive collections!

 Books The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen. In this novel, Nguyen continues the winding, action-packed, and often terrifying story of his protagonist, a unnamed undercover Vietnamese communist agent who continually reinvents himself as the world around him remains in constant flux. We last saw him in Nguyen’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer, in which, among several other memorable events, he fled Vietnam with a South Vietnamese general to the United States following the fall of Saigon, consulted on a Hollywood film about the war (think Apocalypse Now), and ultimately returned to Vietnam on an ill-advised mission led by the general, only to be captured and interrogated in a reeducation camp. The Committed sees him leave Vietnam a second time, this time settling in 1980s France, where he quickly becomes entrenched in the world of organized crime. As in the first novel, the narrator provides a constant commentary in which he not only richly describes the events unfolding around him, but also meditates on personally complicated issues of identity, empire, and colonialism. You can read reviews here and here.

 BooksSurviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll. In this memoir, Carroll discusses her coming of age as the only Black person in her rural New Hampshire community during the 1970s and 80s. Though she portrays her white adoptive parents as empathetic and loving, Carroll describes a childhood in which she felt isolated from her Black identity, and emphasizes the events in her life, leading into her adulthood, that ultimately allowed her to understand herself as a Black woman. Among these events are her first relationship with another Black person, her childhood ballet teacher Mrs. Rowland, her fraught dealings with her biological mother, Tess, a white woman who deliberately seeks to undermine Carroll’s identity as a Black person, and her simultaneously affirming yet difficult experiences as a young adult. Ultimately, Carroll focuses on the peace she is able to find in the family she builds for herself, and reflects on her later life as a parent. You can read a review here and listen to a conversation between Carroll and actor Zoe Kazan, hosted by the New York Public Library, here.

 BooksFake Accounts by Lauren Oyler. In this debut novel, Oyler tells the story of a young woman who, shortly after the 2016 presidential election, discovers that her boyfriend has been living a secret online life as a rightwing conspiracy theorist. Though the relationship has been unsatisfying and she has no qualms about leaving him following this discovery, she finds that the next chapter in her life—leaving New York City to go live in Berlin—is equally rife with various forms of digital deception and manipulation. Over the course of her journey in Berlin, as she dates and works, she is forced to confront the narcissism, vapidity, and performativity that plagues both her own social media use, and the social media use of those around her. Ultimately, the novel serves as an unusually rich depiction of life in the age of social media, and as an effective satire. You can read reviews here and here.

 BooksSoul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia by Thomas Healy. In this book, Seton Hall law professor Healy relays the often overlooked story of Soul City, a community planned in 1970s northeastern North Carolina to embody racial integration and the myriad other gains of the Civil Rights Movement. The community was the brainchild of Floyd McKissick, a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) leader and the first Black law student at UNC-Chapel Hill. McKissick, as Healy tells, secured a 5000-acre plot of land in Warren County, a $14 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the support of the Nixon administration, but despite his efforts, the project never truly took off, and today, little remains of the community. Healy dives into all the reasons why the initiative ultimately floundered, including opposition by the media and local white residents, racism in the bureaucratic process, and the virulent campaign against the project by US senator and noted North Carolina racist Jesse Helms. In so doing, he paints a vivid picture of American society in the 1970s, and its complicated racial politics. You can read reviews here and here.

Bonnie | Book by Christina Schwarz | Official Publisher Page | Simon & SchusterBonnie by Christina Schwarz. In this novel, Schwarz offers a fictionalized biography of Bonnie Parker, famed 1930s outlaw and accomplice of Clyde Barrow. Special attention is paid to Parker’s difficult, impoverished upbringing outside of Dallas, where she develops a talent for and love of poetry that is unfortunately discouraged by an uncharitable teacher. Dropping out of high school, Parker marries but soon leaves her husband, meeting Clyde Barrow and eventually joining him on an initially successful but ultimately fateful crime spree. Schwarz of course devotes much of the novel to this final chapter of Parker’s life, detailing the crimes of the pair, their accomplices, and their eventual deaths at the hands of the law. But where Schwarz deviates from other fictionalizations of the duo, and where the novel makes for a unique and especially insightful work of historical fiction, is in its commitment to realism and lack of romanticization. Other works, most famously the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, have relied on the popular imagining of the pair as romantic outlaws, a perception fueled by contemporary media coverage of their crime spree, but Schwarz offers an unflinching portrayal of the numerous hardships Parker faced as a poor woman on the run in the midst of the Great Depression. You can read reviews here and here.

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