Rfun - Version Control, Git, & GitHub

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-01 15:00
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. DVS is offering a workshop series that will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work.

In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to harness version control using Git and GitHub.  Additional applications, including RStudio and Sublime Merge, will be used in class as you gain experience with version control in our workshop setting.  Git is a powerful version control system.  Git Hub is a social coding repository.  RStudio is an open-source data science platform/ecosystem supporting reproducible analysis and report generation.  

To fully participate in this workshop, please bring your own laptop.  This workshop focuses on the practical aspects of configuring RStudio with Git in effort to leverage social coding and GitHub.  Following the workshop you will have the skills to use Git/GitHub without using RStudio.  However, we will use and focus on the R & RStudio implementation in class.

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.

  1. Install R & RStudio on your laptop in advance (instructions).  We will not use any cloud versions for this workshop.
  2. Install the tidyverse package in advance (instructions)
  3. Create a GitHub.com account in advance

Prerequisite:  Intro to R. All attendees are expected to be basically familiar with the R Studio environment.  

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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Exhibit Reception and Talk: Propitious Wind and Rain

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 22:00
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us for a special reception and artist's talk as we celebrate a new photography exhibit, "Propitious Wind and Rain: Photographs from Kunshan" by Tom Rankin. The exhibit features photographs made in and around Kunshan, China, by Tom Rankin, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Program. While teaching documentary film at Duke Kunshan University in fall 2016, Rankin also took time to explore Kunshan with his 8x10 view camera in tow. His photographs capture the landscape surrounding the new university, particularly "the ways in which culture, business, and daily life are perpetually in negotiation with land and water." The exhibit is on display in the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery through February 17, 2019.
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Exhibit Reception and Talk: Propitious Wind and Rain

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 22:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join us for a special reception and artist's talk as we celebrate a new photography exhibit, Propitious Wind and Rain: Photographs from Kunshan by Tom Rankin. 

The exhibit features photographs made in and around Kunshan, China, by Tom Rankin, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Program. While teaching documentary film at Duke Kunshan University in fall 2016, Rankin also took time to explore Kunshan with his 8x10 view camera in tow. His photographs capture the landscape surrounding the new university, particularly “the ways in which culture, business, and daily life are perpetually in negotiation with land and water.”

The exhibit is on display in the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery through February 17, 2019.

 

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DVS Workshop: Web Mapping

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 18:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.
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DVS Workshop: Web Mapping

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 18:00
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.

Web Mapping

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.

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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SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 14:00
SSRI-Gross Hall 270
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It will also cover some basic tools that can be used to customize the questionnaire to fit your needs, such as using display and skip logic to collect more detailed information from a subset of your audience. The workshop is taught through the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Participants will receive a very brief overview of the consulting and other services DISM offers to help Duke researchers develop and conduct surveys.
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SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 14:00
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It will also cover some basic tools that can be used to customize the questionnaire to fit your needs, such as using display and skip logic to collect more detailed information from a subset of your audience. The workshop is taught through the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Participants will receive a very brief overview of the consulting and other services DISM offers to help Duke researchers develop and conduct surveys.

DVS Workshop: Open Science: General Principles and Practices

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-30 15:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
Open Science is a growing movement that advocates for research to be transparent and openly available to all others for the purposes of engagement, validation, and extension. This workshop will present an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support "openness" of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms.
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DVS Workshop: Open Science: General Principles and Practices

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-30 15:00
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Science is a growing movement that advocates for research to be transparent and openly available to all others for the purposes of engagement, validation, and extension. This workshop will present an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support "openness" of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms.

Open Science: General Principles and Practices

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-30 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Open Science is a growing movement that advocates for research to be transparent and openly available to all others for the purposes of engagement, validation, and extension. This workshop will present an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support “openness” of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms.

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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Faculty Bookwatch: "Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment"

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 22:30
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Rescheduled! Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com for our catering numbers. Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment--whether they are the ones motivating, inspiring, terrifying or seducing us, or we are seeking to use them (or destroy them) in order to act upon the world. David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke. He also chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Duke. Panelists include: Jessica Boon, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC - Chapel Hill Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University Thomas Robisheaux, Professor, Department of History, Duke University Faculty Bookwatch celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities or interpretative social sciences faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the Q&A. A reception and book sale follow.
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Faculty Bookwatch: "Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment"

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 22:30
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rescheduled! Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com for our catering numbers. Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment--whether they are the ones motivating, inspiring, terrifying or seducing us, or we are seeking to use them (or destroy them) in order to act upon the world. David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke. He also chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Duke. Panelists include: Jessica Boon, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC - Chapel Hill Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University Thomas Robisheaux, Professor, Department of History, Duke University Faculty Bookwatch celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities or interpretative social sciences faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the Q&A. A reception and book sale follow.
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"Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment"

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 22:30
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Rescheduled! Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com for our catering numbers. Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment--whether they are the ones motivating, inspiring, terrifying or seducing us, or we are seeking to use them (or destroy them) in order to act upon the world. David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke. He also chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Duke. Panelists include: Jessica Boon, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC - Chapel Hill Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University Thomas Robisheaux, Professor, Department of History, Duke University Faculty Bookwatch celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities or interpretative social sciences faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the Q&A. A reception and book sale follow.
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"Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment"

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 22:30
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rescheduled! Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com for our catering numbers. Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment--whether they are the ones motivating, inspiring, terrifying or seducing us, or we are seeking to use them (or destroy them) in order to act upon the world. David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke. He also chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Duke. Panelists include: Jessica Boon, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC - Chapel Hill Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University Thomas Robisheaux, Professor, Department of History, Duke University Faculty Bookwatch celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities or interpretative social sciences faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the Q&A. A reception and book sale follow.
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DVS Workshop: Rfun - Mapping with R

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 19:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
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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DVS Workshop: Rfun - Mapping with R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 19:00
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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. ...

Rfun - Mapping with R

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 19:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop 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:  Bring your laptop.

  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: Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-01-25 19:00
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. ...
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DVS Workshop: Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-01-25 19:00
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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. ...