Digital Curation

Research Week - Research Data Events sponsored by the Library

 The San Diego Supercomputer Center will be here to talk about their great tools for research data:

 

     
Looking for an inexpensive place to store your data or need a computing cluster for crunching data? The SDSC will be here to talk about their resources on March 5th from 12:00 - 3:00 in KL 260:

  • Overview of SDSC services and resources from 12:00 - 1:00
  • In depth discussion on HPC Compute resources from 1:00 - 2:00

Feel free to attend any or all sessions at the library (KL 260) on March 5th to learn more about these great research data solutions.

***Refreshments will be provided.***

For questions or to RSVP (no required but appreciated) please contact Susan Borda at sborda@ucmerced.edu

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Research Week - Research Data Events sponsored by the Library

 The California Digital Library and UC Berkeley ResearchHub will be here to talk about their great tools for research data: 

 

 
 
 
  • Looking for a tool to help you with your grant’s data management plan? Find out about the DMPTool on March 4th from 9:30-10:15 in KL-260.

  • Need help with citing your data when you publish your research? Learn about EZID in March 4th from 10:30-11:00 in KL-260.

  • Do you have Excel spreadsheet that need metadata? Hear about DataUP on March 4th from 11:15-12:00 in KL-260. 

  • Would you like a tool for collaborating with your research team? The UC Berkeley ResearchHub team will be here to talk about the ResearchHub on March 4th from 12:00 – 1:00 in KL-260.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions at the library (KL 260) on March 4th to learn more about these great research data solutions.

***Refreshments will be provided.***

For questions or to RSVP (no required but appreciated) please contact Susan Borda at sborda@ucmerced.edu 

I look forward to seeing you there!

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 Kepler Logo Taverna Logo

Using Scientific Workflow Tools - Taverna and Kepler

Scientific workflows are widely recognized as a useful paradigm to describe, manage, and share complex scientific analyses and are often used by in silico experimentation. This session will be an overview of two scientific workflow tools: Taverna and Kepler. A demonstration will show the basics of how the tools work and how they can make documenting your research process easier.

Speaker: Susan Borda - sborda@ucmerced.edu

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:00-11:00 

Location: KL 260

 

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EML example

This is an example of EML the Ecological Metadata Language in XML

Some questions you may have about Metadata:

  • What the heck is metadata anyway and why is it important to my research?
  • What should be documented?
  • Metadata is a pain, what are some tools I can use?
  • Is there a standard I should be using?


In this presentation you will learn how documenting your research process and describing your data will benefit your research and facilitate further discovery and reuse.

Speaker: Susan Borda 

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 10:00-11:00

Location: KL 260 

Contact: sborda@ucmerced.edu

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Map depicting location and depth of global earthquakes

Map depicting location and depth of global earthquakes, map generated by the USGS EHP 

Teaching with Data 

Working with data sets and performing data analysis have become increasingly important not only in research across disciplines, but also in the workforce.

Come to this workshop for answers to the following questions:

  • Where might you begin to include the use of data in the classroom or to support student learning and research?
  • What are good analysis and visualization resources for different disciplines?
  • What are good sources of data for different disciplines?
  • What data management best practices can you instill in learners?

Be prepared to engage in conversation about how you would like to incorporate data in your teaching, and what support and resources you may need.  

We will be covering resources for Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences.

This session is being offered to Graduate Student TAs but others are welcome to attend. 

Susan Borda, sborda@ucmerced.edu

Thursday, August 16th

1:30 to 2:20

2:30 to 3:20

Location KL 260

 

 

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Webinar: Efforts Towards Preservation of Digital Video

 

Date/Time: Friday, April 20, 2012 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Gonella Discovery Room, KL 260

Individuals and institutions are creating digital video content at an unprecedented rate. In addition, video in older formats are being converted to digital files. How will all of this content be preserved? Is there a preservation format and access format standard for delivery of digital video? Are some formats more appropriate for preservation and access than others? Are there established digital video preservation methods? This webinar will discuss the basics of video digitization. We will also talk about the challenges of handling born-digital video and how cultural heritage institutions can mitigate some of these challenges. This is a webinar designed for people will little or no experience working with digitized and born-digital video in a preservation context. There will be plenty of time for questions as well.

The webinar will feature Jimi Jones, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.

Please join us for this informative webinar. Cookies will be served.

 

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A new digital collection provides a glimpse into the everyday life of a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War, as well a first-hand account of President Lincoln’s assassination and its aftermath. The UC Merced Library contributed the collection to the Online Archive of California (OAC), Calisphere, and Merritt, in what appears to be the final chapter in a search for Lincoln’s last written words.

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