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Save the date: Digital Humanities Sampler event on Fri., Apr. 22

Digital Humanities Sampler Platter
Friday, April 22 from noon to 1:30pm (lunch provided)
All are welcome!
Location: The Edge Workshop Room
(More information)

Are you curious about digital humanities but don’t know where to begin your explorations? Were you inspired by the Conversations in the Digital Humanities showcase event last Fall and thinking about plans for next year?  Do you have a project in mind but would like advice from experts on campus? Want to meet and greet other people interested in DH at Duke?


This presentation/discussion event will feature staff and faculty from across campus, who will share several sample projects, and outline campus resources, in some common digital humanities areas:
– text analysis for close and distant reading
– digital mapping of historic sites and itineraries
– 3D models of buildings and objects for historical reconstructions, museum exhibitions, and virtual reality
– networks of people, influences, markets
– digital archives and presentations of hidden collections, under-represented traditions, and new resources

This event is co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiativethe Wired! LabInformation Science + SocietyDigital Scholarship Services, and Data and Visualization Services.

Make a resolution early for Data and Visualization Workshops this spring

Interested in free seminars like Making Data Visual, Introduction to ArcGIS, Advanced Excel for Data Projects, Easy Interactive Charts and Maps with Tableau, Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams & Visualizations and more…Check out the Spring 2016 Data and Visualization Workshop Series schedule.

Interested in keeping up to date with Data and Visualization services workshops and events? Subscribe to the dvs-announce listserv, follow on Twitter (@duke_data or @duke_vis), or look for announcements on their blog.

Data and Visualization Services announces fall 2015 workshop series

Data and Visualization Services has announced their fall 2015 Workshop Series. It includes a range of workshops covering basic data skills to data visualization as well as topics for different interests and skill levels. New (and redesigned) workshops include:
  • OpenRefine: Data Mining and Transformations, Text Normalization
  • Historical GIS
  • Advanced Excel for Data Projects
  • Analysis with R
  • Webscraping and Gathering Data from Websites

Workshop descriptions and registration information are available at: library.duke.edu/data/news  For questions, e-mail, askdata@duke.edu.

Register for spring 2015 Data and Visualization Workshops

Interested in learning ArcGIS, Stata, R and more…Check out the Spring 2015 Data and Visualization Workshop Series.

NOTE: The Data and Visualization Services lab moved into the new Edge Research Space on the first floor of Bostock Library.  The new space offers more room for consultations, instruction, and collaborative projects.

Register for Fall 2014 Data and Visualization Workshops

Interested in analyzing, cleaning, mapping, visualizing, or storing data (including text and network data),  there’s a workshop for you! Check out the Fall 2014 Data and Visualization Services Workshop series.

Stay up to date. Subscribe to the dvs-announce listserv, follow them Twitter (@duke_data or @duke_vis), or look for announcements on their blog.

Top 10 List – Data and GIS Edition

Check out this Top 10 List to see how Data & GIS Services reflected on some of the services, software, and tools that made data work more productive and visible this past spring.

Interested in keeping up to date with workshops and events in Data and GIS?  Subscribe to the dgs-announce listserv or follow them on Twitter (@duke_data).

Make an Interactive Map in 30 Minutes or Less

Read how the library created an interactive map and the steps they used on their recent blog post.  Need help organizing your data, contact: Data and GIS Services.

Spring 2014 Data and GIS Workshop Series Announced

Data and GIS Services has announced their spring 2014 Workshop Series. New workshops for the spring include sessions on data management planning, network analysis, a historical mapping/GIS session co-sponsored by the Wired! initiative and strategies for getting the most out of R. Registration information and course descriptions are available at: http://library.duke.edu/data/news/

Interested in keeping up to date with workshops and events in Data and GIS?  Subscribe to the dgs-announce listserv or follow them on Twitter (@duke_data).

Submissions being accepted for 2014 Student Data Visualization Contest


The Data & GIS Services department in Perkins Library is hosting its 2nd annual student data visualization contest this winter.  Prizes include a chance to win one of three Amazon gift cards valued up to $250!

Submissions will be accepted until January 19. For more details, see the full contest site.  Email askdata@duke.edu or angela.zoss@duke.edu with any questions.

The 2014 Data Visualization Contest is sponsored by Data & GIS Services, Perkins Library, Scalable Computing Support Center, Office of Information Technology, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Access your Duke Cloud from Anywhere

Duke provides 5 GB of easily accessible Cloud-storage space to all faculty, students, and staff. This personal storage spaces is called CIFS. Check out this blog post from the Data & GIS Blog for a great explanation and step-by-step directions on how to connect:  http://blogs.library.duke.edu/data/2013/11/05/cifs/