Learn IT @ Lunch Document Accessibility: Followup Resources

Miss today’s Learn IT @ Lunch session “Adventures in PDF and Document Accessibility”?  Check out the Duke Web Accessibility website for information and resources. Have questions? Contact us.

Our presenter Joel Crawford-Smith (OIT) assisting Steve and Susan from Duke’s Pathology Office.

T-Mobile upgrading system at Duke

OIT announces that T-Mobile will invest $7M in its Duke campus cell coverage system. T-Mobile will begin upgrading hardware and software in 147 buildings to improve overall cell coverage on campus. Work is expected to be completed in spring 2019.

Digital Humanities Week

Join John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University for Digital Humanities Week, March 25-29, 2019. View the full schedule online at: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/dhi-week-2019.

Event highlights:

  • Monday, March 25: Triangle Digital Humanities Institute on Digital Humanities Pedagogy
  • Tuesday, March 26: Publishing In/With Hybrid Forms
  • Wednesday, March 27: Engaged DH Pedagogies Outside the Classroom
  • Thursday, March 28: Versatile Careers/Activist Pedagogies
  • Friday, March 29: New DH Technologies: DALMI and Wired

For questions, email dhi-contact@duke.edu.

Learn IT @ Lunch Google Analytics: Followup Resources

Miss yesterday’s Learn IT @ Lunch session “Making Informed Decisions: Google Analytics Crash Course”?  A recording is available online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording.

Our presenters: Greg Whitaker & Jillian Warren

Additional Resources:

Data Visualization Fellowship Collaboration Between Duke Libraries and the Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science

To support data visualization expertise at Duke, the Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) and Duke Libraries’ Data and Visualization Services (DVS) are jointly sponsoring a data visualization training and service opportunity for PhD students. MIDS and DVS will train selected students in data visualization skills and theory, and will prepare the students to be effective data visualization consultants. Once sufficiently trained, eligible PhD students will:

  • provide data visualization consultations for the Libraries’ Data and Visualization Services in the Fall 2019 semester
  • serve as teaching assistants in the MIDS data visualization course in the Spring 2020 semester
  • provide data visualization consultations for MIDS Capstone projects in the Spring 2020 semester

Following successful completion of the training, students will be compensated for the time they spend consulting or serving as a TA using hourly rates approved by their home department or, if this is consistent with their and their department’s needs, through a TA-ship. In addition, MIDS will:

  • fund travel to one data visualization conference
  • provide additional funding for travel to one data visualization conference per additional year served as a TA/consultant (i.e., the first additional such funding will become available to the student after spring semester, 2020)

The training curriculum will focus on core visualization tools in use at Duke such as Tableau, R, and Python, but the training team will support students who are interested in learning other tools and methodologies as well. We will give preference to training students who have a specific data visualization project they are motivated to complete, ideally related to their graduate/dissertation work, but all current PhD students are eligible.

To apply, please send your CV to Alexandra Cooper (cooper@duke.edu). In addition, please send a cover letter describing why you want to train in data visualization, what kind of data visualization experience you currently have, and the depth of your data analysis, modeling, and wrangling skills. Applications are due by March 1st, but will be considered on a rolling basis. Please send questions to Joel Herndon (joel.herndon@duke.edu) or Jana Schaich-Borg (jana.schaich.borg@duke.edu).

March Learn IT @ Lunch sessions

OIT will be offering two Learn IT @ Lunch sessions in March:

Making Informed Decisions – Google Analytics Crash Course
Wednesday, March 6
noon – 1:00 p.m.
Edge Workshop Room, 1st floor – Bostock Library

Don’t forget to bring a lunch!
Registration is not required.  Lunch is not provided.

Digital Scholarship Services Munch & Mull

Join Duke University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services for their Munch & Mull session. Munch & Mull is a Libraries-based discussion group that holds informal, brown-bag lunch conversations about issues, projects, methods, and trends in digital scholarship + academic libraries. We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the Murthy Digital Studio (The Edge, Bostock Library 121).  All are welcome!

For more details, visit: https://library.duke.edu/digital.

Reflecting on the Libraries’ Graduate Student Instruction Program
March 14 (Thu) 12:00–1:00 PM
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)
Limited seating – register to hold a seat or be added to the waiting list.
https://duke.libcal.com/event/4854124

Greta Boers, Heidi Madden, Liz Milewicz, and Will Shaw lead a discussion of their forthcoming book chapter in Academic Library Services for Graduate Students: Supporting Future Academics and Professionals (2020, Libraries Unlimited). Reporting on the work of the Libraries’ Graduate Student Instruction Program (GSIP), the chapter offers a case study in providing relevant research instruction for graduate students as well as in managing change.

Educause/New Media Consortium Horizon Report 
March 28 (Thu) 12:00–1:00 PM
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)
Limited seating – register to hold a seat or be added to the waiting list.
https://duke.libcal.com/event/4854125

Sophia Stone, joined by students from her Digital Pedagogy course, leads a discussion of the 2018 Educause / New Media Consortium Horizon Report.  The report (https://library.educause.edu/resources/2018/8/2018-nmc-horizon-report) outlines many trends and developments germane to academic libraries, such as teaching digital literacies, publishing open educational resources (OERs), and supporting interdisciplinary scholarship.

Digital Scholarship Services Digital Brown Bags

Join Duke University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services for Digital Brown Bags on Digital Scholarship, Thursday’s noon – 1:00 p.m. For more details visit: https://library.duke.edu/digital.


Community-Based Learning and the Potential of Digital Humanities: A Learning Innovation Bass Fellows Project
March 7 (Thu) noon – 1:00 p.m.
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)
Limited seating – register to hold a seat or be added to the waiting list.
https://duke.libcal.com/event/5160531

Duke Learning Innovation engages Duke PhD students in fellowship programs to advance their professional development in digital teaching and learning design (also see Bass Digital Education Fellowship Program). Join us for a conversation with Sophia Stone and Giulia Ricco who share a digital project completed as part of Giulia’s Bass Instructional Fellowship. Giulia’s project explores community-based learning and the potential of digital humanities, and integrates teaching, research, and service in a holistic way that is unique to digital scholarship. We discuss the project’s learning design, digital platform, tools, and value to humanistic research, and share the benefits of incorporating digital assignments to impact student learning.

Digital Musicology: Composing a Research Guide
March 21 (Thu) noon – 1:00 p.m.
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)
Limited seating – register to hold a seat or be added to the waiting list.
https://duke.libcal.com/event/5130532

When established disciplines incorporate digital practices into their methodologies, the limits of a field expand. Join Laura Williams (Head, Music Library) and Liz Crisenbery (PhD Candidate, Musicology) to discuss the burgeoning field of digital musicology. We will explore the current terrain, extant projects, and resources available at Duke to those interested in learning more or creating their own project.

ePrint update over spring break

There will be an ePrint update over spring break Monday, March 11 starting at 9:30 a.m. We anticipate a brief outage of at least 30-45 minutes and perhaps longer.

After the update, users will receive an ePrint software update prompt the next time they initiate a print job.

For questions, contact the OIT Service Desk.

Learn IT @ Lunch Wearable Healthcare Devices – Followup Resources

Miss today’s Learn IT @ Lunch session “Wearable healthcare devices and your health” ? A recording is available online.

Session slides are available to download via DukeBox. Also, visit the Duke Mobile App Gateway website for more information and workshops.

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