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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hacking the Academy: Open in Action

Come celebrate Open Access Week by learning how UW faculty and staff are working to keep their work open. The Hacking the Academy: Open in Action program will begin with four short talks, followed by time for discussion around the theme "Open in Action." Speakers include Rachel Arteaga (public scholarship), Steven Roberts (open science/open data), Dan Berger (public scholarship), and Justin Marlowe (open textbooks). Please join us October 26, 4-5pm in the Research Commons Green A! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Big Data to Knowledge Webinars and Discussion Groups

The UW Health Sciences Library and Research Data Services are collaborating with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region, to provide a monthly discussion group focused on issues around Data Science, with a focus on biomedical science. The discussion group will provide a venue for those interested in the National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge “Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science,” a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science.
The online lecture series is an introductory overview that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of data science, and will run all year, once per week, from 9-10am Pacific Time. The list of speakers through the beginning of 2017 is available online. Upcoming topics include Ontologies, Metadata, Provenance, Databases, Social Networking Data, Exploratory Data Analysis, and lots more.
Academic librarians and others interested in biomedical big data from around the Puget Sound are invited to join a monthly Friday discussion group on October 14, November 18 and December 16. The group will meet at 8:45am to watch the week’s BD2K online lecture, and then from 10-11am share insights or questions about that week’s topic, and previous lectures in the series. All discussion groups will be held in The Health Sciences Pacific Room.
Questions? Email Emily Patridge at ep001 (at)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

UW Hosting Trial of Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

UW librarians, faculty, and researchers are invited to learn more about the power of Data-Planet Statistical Datasets, the largest repository of standardized and structured data. We have trial access to this database along with the others listed at 

Data-Planet founder Richard Landry will highlight subjects and sources covered, along with functionality, features, and visualization tools. You’ll leave with tips for searching, manipulating, and exporting data from over 70+ government and private sources, covering 35 billion data points in 4.9 billion datasets. 

Please register for the UW Libraries Data-Planet Statistical Datasets Webinar on Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 12:00 PM PDT at: 
Participate remotely or join a group viewing of the webinar: Suzzallo Library, RAD. Thunderbird Conference Rm. (if you don’t work in the UW Libraries, contact for info about this location). 

Please visit  online for additional information: 

Please contact Cass Hartnett at or Marcy Rothman at with any questions or special requests! 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We look forward to hearing your feedback!