Archive for October 26th, 2009

GIS Workshop

The Scholars’ Lab will continue its series of workshops on geographic information systems (GIS) this Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alderman Library electronic classroom.   GIS Specialists Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston will help participants understand and use virtual globe software tools (NASA World Wind, Google Earth) to discover and visualize datasets.

Anyone interested in GIS is encouraged to attend!  While there are no prerequisites for attending the workshops, a basic knowledge of Windows computers is helpful.  Each session will build on skills from previous sessions but those unable to attend earlier workshops should feel welcome to attend later sessions.  No RSVP is required, though you are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited. 

For a full listing of events in the Scholars’ Lab this semester, please visit http://lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/about/events.html

Info Tool of the Week: Interlibrary Services

The combined libraries of the University of Virginia contain over 5 million items — but, unfortunately, we can’t own everything!  During the course of your research you will sometimes need a book, journal article or other item not available at UVa.  When this happens, it’s time to turn to Interlibrary Services!

Interlibrary Services or ILS  provides loans of non-UVa materials from libraries worldwide for University of Virginia faculty, students and staff.  Materials that you may borrow from other universities worldwide are articles, books, dissertations, government documents, technical reports, patents and newspapers on microform.  In some cases videos and sound recordings are also available. Response time is usually 3 – 10 working days and the service is typically free.

Before using ILS for the first time you will need to register with the system.  You may do this at the ILS logon screen or from within VIRGO under the “Requests” tab.  Once you have registered with the system you will be able to make requests, see records and status of requested items, and perform other tasks related to interlibrary loans.  Please see the ILS Borrowing Information page for more information and instructions.

Interlibrary Services also operates the LEO delivery system for faculty and Instructional Scanning Services for faculty.  You may learn more about these services from the ILS Home Page.

So the next time you need a book or article not at UVa don’t despair – contact ILS instead!

Game World Talk

Disruptive Construction of Game Worlds

By Shane Liesegang of Bethesda Softworks

Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Where:  the Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library

Please join us this Thursday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Scholars’ Lab for a talk on “Disruptive Construction of Game Worlds.”  Shane Liesegang, a game designer for Bethesda Softworks and a former game designer for Electronic Arts, will illustrate approaches to creating intricate and challenging virtual worlds in computer and video game environments.

All talks in the Scholars’ Lab are free and open to the public.  For a full listing of events in the Scholars’ Lab this semester, please visit http://lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/about/events.html

Upcoming RCL Short Course

Intro to Logistic Regression

Kathy Gerber
Research Computing Support Specialist
Thursday, October 29, 2009, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In the Brown Science and Engineering Library Electronic Classroom

This session was initially scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2009, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This session will provide an overview to logistic regression, as it pertains to quantitative statistics.

You can register for this course by submitting a help ticket at http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/brown/rescomp/help/index.html

Upcoming RCL Short Course

Image Data Management for the Sciences

Kirsten Miles
Research Computing Support Specialist
Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In the Brown Science and Engineering Library Electronic Classroom

This session will offer an overview of the current issues in managing image data in the sciences.  It will cover image collection, manipulation, processing, publishing, and management.  The core objective of the course is to raise awareness around image integrity and responsibility in scientific publication.

You can register for this course by submitting a help ticket at http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/brown/rescomp/help/index.html

Upcoming RCL Short Course

Programming in R

Kathy Gerber
Research Computing Support Specialist
Tuesday, October 27, 2009, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In the Brown Science and Engineering Library Electronic Classroom

This session will offer an introduction to programming in the statistical environment R.  No previous experience is expected.

You can register for this course by submitting a help ticket at http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/brown/rescomp/help/index.html

Interface of the Future?

R. Clayton Miller envisions a new way to interact with desktop computers that replaces the mouse with a 10-finger touchpad system and overlapping windows with serial display of applications.  See a demo and learn more at the 10/GUI page on Vimeo or at 10gui.com.


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