Category: Events

2014 ICPSR Data Fair

The 2014 ICPSR Data Fair is open for registration!

Link to webinar registration page: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/membership/datafair/index.html.  Webinars are FREE and registration is required.

The theme for this year’s fair is Powering Sustainable Data Access.  Webinars will be held October 6-9, 2014.

The call for public sharing/public access to scientific research data continues to grow. Initially there seemed to be little recognition of the need to finance public access to research data, but fortunately funding-sustained public access is making its way into the conversation.

For many years, ICPSR has hosted several public-access research data archives that are sustained by federal and foundation funding. ICPSR’s 2014 Data Fair will feature webinars about many of these archives and collections, including an introduction to the National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture; the R-DAS collection at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive; two Gates Foundation-funded collections at the Resource Center for Minority Data; an orientation to the National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program; and a Q & A about the Gates Foundation-funded Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database.

You will find descriptions of these webinars in the Data Fair program. Other offerings will include a presentation about ICPSR’s current efforts to fund and achieve sustainable public-access data sharing models, including its newly launched collection known as openICPSR.

Also of note, ICPSR will launch the Data Fair with an orientation webinar focused on our membership archive – composed of a data collection and related teaching resources that have been sustained successfully for over 52 years. Membership matters, and this webinar titled, “Understanding ICPSR,” will provide members – and those exploring membership – with in-depth tours of ICPSR’s research data services education resources, and the benefits of membership.

We invite you to join us for one or all fourteen webinars airing October 6-9, 2014!

Recordings and slide decks (when available) will be placed on ICPSR’s YouTube Channel. Look for the playlist titled, “2014 Data Fair.”

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Undergrad Conference

2013 Undergraduate Conference Award Recipients

Please encourage your students to participate in the 2014 UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference!

Conference will be held at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center, April 25, 2014

Registration opens March 1, 2014

Deadline for Registration is April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.

https://library.uncc.edu/undergraduateresearch

The UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is a university-wide showcase of research projects completed by undergraduate students of all levels from all colleges and departments in the university.  The URC is sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Atkins Library and the Levine Scholars program.

The work presented ranges from in-class projects to year-long honors theses and everything in between.  The type of research varies depending on the discipline, and includes everything from philosophical analysis to hands-on data collection in a lab or in the field.

Students have the choice of presenting their work in poster or oral formats. Students may present individually or in groups.  Both are judged during the conference and general prizes are awarded by discipline following the key-note speaker.

Students have an optional opportunity to apply for an Atkins Library Undergraduate Research Award.  Five awards of $1000 each will be awarded annually.

Atkins Library Research Awards

Online Registration Opens:  March 1, 2014
Registration Closes/Applications Due:  April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Faculty Advisor Support Letter Deadline: April 5, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Note: You do NOT need to apply for an Atkins Award to register for and participate in the conference, but all students who apply for an Atkins Award must also present at the conference

New to the conference this year will be 1) an opportunity for students, faculty or staff to host informational booths about their own organizations and 2) the addition of a permanent award competition for all students whose research is related to sustainability.

Students can learn about the judging criteria for the awards at https://library.uncc.edu/undergraduateresearch/generalawards.

Case for Open Access

This week we celebrate Open Access Week on campus.  You may be wondering…

What is the case for open access publishing at UNC Charlotte?

Watch this quick video produced by Atkins Library, featuring UNC Charlotte University Librarian, Stanley Wilder, and Dr. Susan Arthur, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Chair of the Faculty Advisory Library Committee at UNC Charlotte.

Have questions?

Visit Information Tables on Monday, October 21 between 10:30 and 12:30 at locations around campus (Atkins Library, Fretwell, CHHS, EPIC) to learn about open access, copyright, author rights, publishing agreements, federal funding requirements, and more.  Attend other open access week events on campus.

Learn more about the case for open access publishing at UNC Charlotte by visiting this Open Access Resources Page on the Atkins Library website.

Consider joining us for the Open Access Symposium on Monday, November 4 to become more engaged in this discussion on campus. Featured speakers include Pete Binfield, Co-founder and Publisher of PeerJ; David Hoole, Marketing Director of Nature; Della Sar, Director at Nature; Peggy Hoon, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Atkins Library; and a panel of UNC Charlotte faculty who have experience editing or publishing in open access publications.

Open Access Week

Open Access WeekOpen Access Week 2013 is a global event, now in its 6th year, that raises awareness and serves to promote open access in scholarship and research.  The Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab at UNC Charlotte is hosting several events during Open Access Week. All events are free and open to the public.

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A two-day Open Access Symposium will follow Open Access Week, and will provide a forum for discussions relating to the open access movement. Day 1 of the symposium (November 4) is designed for UNC Charlotte faculty.

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UNC Charlotte’s Open Access Data Repository
Event type: Information session
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter:  Reese Manceaux, Data Services Librarian and Coordinator
Description:  The session includes an introduction and demonstration of the open access data repository that is supported at the UNC Charlotte library.  The UNC Charlotte Data Repository is for social science researchers who have datasets they wish to publish and share. The session will be primarily of interest to social science researchers. There will be a short overview of the evolving concept of research data as a formal product of the research process.  We will briefly discuss methods for making data easy to find and share and citation of data sets.

Open Access:  Measuring Impact and Changing Scholarly Practices
Event type:  Webinar
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Description:  This is the national kick-off event for Open Access Week.  This webinar is hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the World Bank. The live event will be webcast from Washington, DC and will host a Liveblog and Webcast for those who cannot attend in person.   A panel will discuss the topic of article level metrics and the changing way scholarly communication is measured.

Researchers’ Guide to NIH Open Access Mandate
Event type: Information session
Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Location: Fretwell 430C
Presenters: Peter Szanton, Associate Director of Sponsored Research, and Pam King, Director of Sponsored Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Description: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Sponsored Research will present a NIH/PubMedCentral guide to assist faculty in compliance with the OA mandate attached to NIH grant funds.

Your Start-up Guide to Open Journal Publishing
Event type: Information session
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter: Heather McCullough, Ph.D., Head of Digital Scholarship
Description:  If you want to publish an open access journal, the library can help you.  Open Journal System (OJS) is a full-featured content management system for managing all steps in the process of editing and publishing an open access peer-reviewed journal.  See a demonstration of this library service and learn about the support available for scholarly publishing.

Conversation with Peter Suber, Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications
Event type: Web conference
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 2:00-3:15 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter: Peter Suber, Ph.D.
Description: Join us for an interactive discussion with Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications and author of Open Access (MIT Press, 2012).  Attendees can submit questions and comments in real time during the session.

Introduction to Open Access and Copyright
Event type: Information session
Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter:  Peggy Hoon, J.D., Scholarly Communication Librarian
Description:  What is open access and why is it a superior model for sharing research?  Gain a better understanding of open access, copyright, and alternative licensing.

Source: http://library.uncc.edu/node/13302

Charlotte Data Day

Charlotte Data Day 2013

Charlotte Data Day: Using Data for Community Development
Tuesday, March 26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Center City campus
FREE and open to the public (lunch included)
Registration required.  Click here to register.

On March 26 the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will host a forum in uptown Charlotte designed to tell the public about powerful sources of data and how to use them.

Whether the word data makes you yawn, or scoot to the edge of your seat and eagerly await what comes next, there are more tools than ever for finding and using data in innovative ways. But most people don’t know they exist or don’t know how to use them. Enter Charlotte Data Day, free and open to the public.

This event is aimed at everyone from academics to neighborhood groups to students, and will feature discussions and hands-on workshops. Speakers will show how public data is for everyone, not just statisticians.

Topics to be explored include using data to measure community assets and needs, using data for education policy-making, using data to understand neighborhoods, the importance of data in the nonprofit sector and innovations in visualizing data.  The event workshops will cover some local resources, including the 2012 Neighborhood Quality of Life Study and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s Charlotte Regional Indicators, as well as national sources like the U.S. Census and the Federal Reserve’s home mortgage data.  Agenda available here.

Source: http://ui.uncc.edu/story/data-training-charlotte


Data Workshops

New machine to speed up statistics of census of 1940. Washington, D.C., Dec. 2. Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress)

Workshops provided by Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab.  Click HERE for a full list of DSL workshops offered this semester.

Overview of the UNC Charlotte Data Repository 
This session is for researchers who have data sets that they wish to publish and share.  The session will be primarily of interest to social science researchers.  There will be a short overview of the evolving concept of research data as a formal product of the research process.  We will briefly discuss methods for making data easy to find and share and citation of data sets.  The session includes an introduction and demonstration of the data repository that is supported at the UNC Charlotte library.

  • Thurs., February 7, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register
  • Weds., March 13, Atkins 273, 11 am-12 pm, Register
  • Tues., April 9, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register

Introduction to Data Resources (for Social Sciences)
This session will provide participants with an overview of the library’s online statistical resources (Census Factfinder, ICPSR datasets, GIS resources). Learn how to download this data into SPSS and ArcMap and incorporate it into your presentations/projects.

  • Tues., January 22, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register
  • Thurs., January 31, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm, Register
  • Thurs., February 28, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register

Introduction to GIS
Learn some of the basic concepts of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), finding geospatial data, and be familiar with some of the basic functions of ArcGIS 10 to create your own thematic maps. Adding data and layers, showing data with symbology, labeling features, and working with attribute tables will be covered.

  • Weds., February 13, Atkins 273, 3-4 pm, Register
  • Thurs., March 14,  Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register

Special Collections Workshops

Workshops provided by Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab.  Click HERE for a full list of DSL workshops offered this semester.

Incorporating Special Collections Content into your Digital Scholarship
Atkins Library has splendid collection of rare books, manuscripts, university archives, oral histories, and local documents, and born-digital materials that are available for use by researchers.  These sessions provide an overview of our collections for researchers seeking original research materials for research and for use in digital scholarship projects.

 

 

 

DSL Workshops

Digital Scholarship Lab Workshops

Workshops provided by Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab.  Click HERE for a full list of DSL workshops and events offered this semester.

WORKSHOP: e-Journal Publication Support at Atkins Library

This workshop will provide an overview of the library support available to faculty members who edit journals or who may wish to edit journals.  The library provides a robust content management system that provides a framework with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing.   Participants will be introduced to the content management system, learn about the library support and services available.  There will be ample time for discussion and for questions.

  • Friday, September 14, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register
  • Wednesday, October 17, Atkins 273, 3 – 4 pm, Register

WORKSHOP: Data Management & Data Services

UNC Charlotte Atkins Library’s Dataverse Network is available to publish, share, reference, extract, and analyze research data for our faculty and graduate students. It facilitates making data available to others: researchers and data authors get credit; publishers and distributors get credit; affiliated institutions get credit. Each Dataverse contains studies or collections of studies, and each study contains cataloging information that describes the data plus the actual data files and complementary files. Please join us at this presentation to learn about the library’s data management services and its data repository.   The presentation will present an overview of data management services and guidance the library can provide and will demonstrate the library’s data repository.

  • Friday, September 21, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm, Register

WORKSHOP: Introduction to GIS

Learn some of the basic concepts of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), finding geospatial data, and be familiar with some of the basic functions of ArcGIS 10.0 to create your own thematic maps: adding data, creating new layers, joining tables, calculating attribute values, and classifying features by quantity, labeling data, and laying out data.

  • Tuesday, September 18, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register
  • Friday, October 19, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register

ICPSR webcasts

William Hall Raine, National Library NZ on the Commons
Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library

Please inform your students about this FREE opportunity!

DATES: October 1-3

EVENT: 2012 ICPSR Data Fair: “Analyzing Election Data with ICPSR”

DESCRIPTION:  The ICPSR Data Fair includes a series of webcasts orienting new users to ICPSR and the election data held in their archive.

The fair will cover topics including a general orientation to ICPSR and an introduction to our redesigned Web site; how to use ICPSR data in the classroom; and an overview of election-related data held in our archive and how to access it for research and for use in the classroom.

AUDIENCE: researchers, librarians, teaching faculty, students and policy makers who are interested in the use of social sciences data

COST: FREE!

SCHEDULE: View schedule and register for some or all of the webcasts