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Friday, October 24, 2014

Student lightning talks needed for UW GIS Day

UW students: Interesting in presenting at GIS Day? We're looking for UW students to give lightning talks. This year, we will be awarding a $100 and a $75 UW Bookstore gift card to the top two student lightning talkers! 

For more information and to submit a talk proposal, see:

UW GIS Day info:
Date: Nov. 19, 2014
Time: 10am -- 3:45pm (you can stay for as little or long as you like)
Place: UW Libraries' Research Commons

UW faculty and staff: please share this call for presenters with your students and encourage them to present. Additionally, you too can give a lightning talk (sorry, no prizes, though).

We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Guide to Research Data Management Curriculum

In many of my workshops and class sessions, especially for librarians new to data management, I've been asked about existing research data management (RDM) curriculum and resources. People new to the field want to be able to browse online learning courses, join mailing lists to see what's going on, follow a blog or two. After compiling a few of these lists to serve as handouts, I decided to put them online in a LibGuide for Research Data Management Curriculum. In a way a curated list of these things feels very Yahoo 1990s, but it allows me a place to keep tabs on new curricula, blogs and other resources that I or my coworkers use on a regular basis.

Got any favorite sites/classes/blogs/lists you'd like to see on the list? Put it in the comments and I'll take a look.

Monday, October 13, 2014

UW GIS Day 2014

Campus GIS users:

Save the date!

November 19th is GIS Day and the University of Washington will highlight and celebrate the transformational role of Geographic Information Science (GIS) by hosting a day-long event in the UW Libraries' Research Commons.

Event information is available on the UW GIS Day website:

Interesting in presenting at GIS Day? We're looking for people to give lightning talks. There are going to be two sessions: one for student presenters and one for non-students. Submit a talk proposal here:

We hope you will join us!

--UW GIS Day Planning Group