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Data Workshops

Below are upcoming workshops for UNC Charlotte faculty and graduate students.

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.

Wednesday, February 12, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm Register

Learn about additional Digital Scholarship Lab workshops on author’s rights, copyright, publishing an open access journal with the library, and usability services: http://dsl.uncc.edu/dsl/events.

Navigating Census Data Sets
Project Mosaic, established by the University to enhance social and behavioral science research, will sponsor the workshop “Navigating Census Data Sets” at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in Atkins Library, Room 273. Registration is required.

Reese Manceaux from the Digital Scholarship Lab will lead this short course, which is an introduction to U.S. Census data sets. It will cover the following topics:

Introduction to the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey and the Population Estimates Program and the differences between these resources.  Participants will learn about different Census geographies and how to download the data

Introduction to using the American FactFinder.  Participants will learn about ACS estimates, when to use one-, three- or five-year estimates and how to access online maps

Short overview of other tools that use Census data: SimplyMap, DataFerrett, IPUMS, Geolytics CD data in the library

How to get FactFinder downloads into ArcGIS

Learn about additional Project Mosaic workshops on Stata, SAS, GIS, qualitative software, and more: https://projectmosaic.uncc.edu/calendar/2014-02.

Webinar: Resources for Health Research from ICPSR
This free webinar will provide information to Official Representatives, research scientists, faculty, and students about the wide variety of health-related data available from ICPSR. We will describe the kinds of data and other resources housed in our archive, how you can access them, and the tools available for statistical analyses.

Directors of the following specialized archives at ICPSR will discuss their mission, archival holdings, and research resources:

  • Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR)
  • Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA)
  • National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)
  • National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)

Wednesday, February 26, 4-5 PM ET. Learn more and register.

As a member of ICPSR, UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students have full access to the ICPSR data archive.  Members also receive discounted tuition rates for ICPSR courses in quantitative methods of social research.  The schedule for the 2014 ICPSR Summer Program is now available: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/.  Registration opens February 10.

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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

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

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

Special Collections in the Classroom

Atkins Library subject librarians collaborate with Atkins Library Special Collections to support a range of disciplines, including History, Education, and more.  Consider creating an assignment that allows students to explore the collection.  Contact your subject librarian to schedule an instruction session, or to brainstorm ideas for an assignment.

To learn more about what is available in the collection, please contact outreach librarian for Special Collections, Denelle Eads, or attend one of the following workshops (open to faculty and graduate students).

African American History

Friday, September 21 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 11 am – 12 pm, Register

History of Education (CMS, Charlotte College, and UNC Charlotte)

Tuesday, October 16 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 10 – 11 am, Register

Children’s Literature

Monday, October 29 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 3 – 4 pm, Register

Historic Charlotte (Mills, Race Relations, Religion, Business & Industry)

Wednesday, November 14 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 3 – 4 pm, Register

Digital Scholarship Lab

Digital Scholarship Lab

From Digital Scholarship Lab Website at UNC Charlotte

The Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab  provides expertise, guidance, and education to faculty and graduate students in the use of new and emerging methods and tools available to them to conduct their research.

Below are some of the services available to you and your graduate students.  Workshops will be offered throughout the semester.  REGISTER NOW!

e-Journal Publication Support at the Library

DSL provides support 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.

Contact Somaly Kim Wu for info: skimwu@uncc.edu

Creating Video to Enhance Conference Presentations (iMovie and Moviemaker)

DSL helps faculty and graduate students use iMovie and Moviemaker to create short videos for incorporation into conference presentations.

Contact Debbie Myers for info: dbmyers@uncc.edu

Podcasting Your Scholarship

DSL introduces faculty and graduate students to podcasting as a form of scholarly communication and will provide models of how video and/or audio podcasts can be used to share scholarly communication to build a community of practice or to publicize the work of a department or research team.

Contact Debbie Myers for info: dbmyers@uncc.edu

Data Services and GIS Support

DSL provides support for a wide range of data services, including identifying data sources, data management planning, data archiving strategies, licensing data collections,  and data queries.  DSL also provides GIS support in the form of GIS identifying digital map resources, map projections, tagging (Geocoding support), ArcGIS support, and Google Earth support.

Contact Reese Manceaux for info: ramancea2@uncc.edu

Incorporating Usability Data into Your Research or Grant Project

Usability testing can be done in a wide variety of research contexts, from collecting data for a research study to incorporating usability as a step in a grant or research project.

Contact Marc Bess for info: mcbess@uncc.edu