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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.

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.

Data & GIS Services announces fall 2012 workshop series

Data & GIS Services has announced their fall 2012 workshop series.  Topics include: data management, digital mapping, data visualization, spatial humanities, statistics, and text mining.

The course schedule, descriptions and registration are available online:

“Technology@Duke” Blue Devil Days sessions

Ben Clark, OIT, answers questions from prospective students and their families as part of Blue Devil Days.

Throughout the past week, staff from OIT, Duke Libraries, Duke Computer Store and the Office of News and Communications conducted several “Technology @ Duke” interest sessions for prospective students and their families as part of Blue Devil Days, the university’s welcoming event for admitted students. Over 600 attendees viewed a 15 minute technology overview presentation and asked questions to the available staff.   See more photos from Blue Devil Days on Duke Today and Storify.

Patrick Royal, OIT Student Technology Trainer, conducts "Technology@Duke" presentation at Blue Devil Days. Tim Yoon and Ryan Lipes also presented throughout the week.

Sakai and WordPress and SharePoint, oh my! – Learn IT @ Lunch Recording

Presenters - Samantha Earp, Paolo Mangiafico & Shawn Miller discussing the collaborative tools available at Duke.

Missed yesterday’s Learn IT @ Lunch Session “Sakai and WordPress and SharePoint, oh my!”?  Watch it online.  Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in.