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TRID: Leveraging Search Results with Reference Management Tools

TRB will conduct a webinar on October 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will demonstrate the use of desktop and online reference management tools. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, there are no professional credits associated with this webinar, and there is no fee to registerRegister at http://www.trb.org/Research/Blurbs/169269.aspx

The licensed and free management tools that will be covered are EndNote, EndNote Web, RefWorks, and Zotero.

TRID, released in 2011, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide, with more than 90,000 links to free or fee-based full text.

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will feature information from the presenter and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Bill McLeod, Transportation Research Board
  • Ken Winters, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Lisa Berardi Marflak, Transportation Research Board

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn how to export references from TRID to an EndNote library or database; an EndNote Web account; a RefWorks database; and to a Zotero Library
  • To understand the labor and time-saving benefits of using reference management tools to write papers, chapters, and technical documentation

To ensure that you receive notices about upcoming webinars, please subscribe to the TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter.

Registration information:  
There is no fee to register for this webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  See link above to register.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.

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Knovel University Challenge 2013

Knovel Challenge

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  The UVa Library has a subscription to many of Knovel’s resources.  See http://www.knovel.com/

Are you smarter than an engineering professor?

The Questions – Test your engineering know-how. This year, Knovel asked engineering professors to help us develop questions that would test students’ knowledge while providing real-life examples of problems sets assigned to STEM students.

The Prizes – You could win Roku 3 Media Players, Pebble Smartwatches, Samsung Chromebooks and a $500 Pizza Party for the entire school!

What is it: Every year, the Knovel University Challenge allows students to compete for prizes while learning how to use the research tools they’ll need to complete assignments and ultimately succeed in the workplace. Student answer a series of questions on STEM-related topics like finding “the density of ASTM grade 12 titanium alloy”. This year the Challenge will begin on September 9, 2013 and end on December 1, 2013.

Go here to start playing:  http://www.knoveluniversitychallenge.com/

Maker Workshop: 3D Modeling

Tuesday, September 24
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Alderman Library, Room 421
University of Virginia

3D Modeling

In this workshop, we’ll help participants get acquainted with tools and techniques for 3D modeling objects and spaces. We’ll primarily focus on photogrammetry as an approach for modeling. Though not required, participants should bring a laptop, a digital camera of some kind (a camera on a smartphone should be fine, but bring a fancy DSLR if you want), cords or other paraphernalia for transferring pictures from a camera to a computer, and any objects they might want to use to create a model. This will be a pretty open workshop in terms of structure. We’ll go through basic camera usage, and strategies for taking pictures for 3D modeling. We’ll cover a couple of different software options for creating and modifying your models.

Instructors: Jeremy Boggs and Wayne Graham

Research Data Services at UVa

The University of Virginia Library has a growing suite of Research Data Services to benefit faculty and student researchers throughout the UVa community. This fall, we’re hosting weekly Data Services Open Office Hours in Bavaro Hall and StatLab Open Office Hours in Alderman. Come by and ask us questions!

 

In Bavaro Hall 306 (the Curry Library and Innovation Commons), you can find:

 

  • Mondays, 1-3: Statistical consulting with StatLab — StatLab provides advice and training on data analysis and the use of statistical software (for more, see http://statlab.library.virginia.edu/statistical-consulting/)
  • Tuesdays, 1-3: Metadata management — Metadata services consults with researchers on issues related to information organization, including arranging data, describing data, and choosing metadata scheme or developing controlled vocabularies. If you’re planning a new collection or preparing to archive a collection, metadata management can help.
  • Wednesdays, 1-4: Research computing support (ITS) — Research computing support assists with the licensing, distribution and use of research-related software (e.g., statistical and mathematical software, see http://its.virginia.edu/research/ for more)
  • Thursdays, 2-4: Data management consulting — The data management consultants help researchers develop data management plans, provide guidance on data workflows for research projects (e.g., file formatting and organization, security and storage), and advise on data sharing and archiving (e.g., data policies, data documentation)

 

StatLab Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 1-3 In Alderman 523 — Statistical consultants will be available to talk with you about your data analytic challenges

 

And if the day’s Open Office Hours host can’t answer your question, they’ll direct you to someone who can.

 

See you this fall,

 

Michele Claibourn
Lead, Research Data Services & Head of StatLab
University of Virginia Library
mclaibourn@virginia.edu
(434)  924-DATA
statlab.library.virginia.edu

Library Tour at UVa — and a Free Gift!

This Thursday, August 29th , in coordination with the folks in the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs, we’re offering our annual Fall Library Tour. We’ll visit Clemons, Alderman and the Small Special Collections libraries and provide a glimpse of 21st-century teaching, learning, research and scholarship. All participants will receive a free Library flashdrive preloaded with a link to the Library Research Portal.

The tour will begin at 3 p.m. in the lobby of Clemons Library. No advance registration is necessary—you can just show up. The tour will last roughly half an hour.

The tour is open to anyone.

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Todd Burks
 Reference – Instruction

  Outreach – Accessibility

Clemons Library

University of Virginia

434-924-3162

tcb2e@virginia.edu

 

Introducing StatLab! — The UVa Library’s Applied Statistical Consulting Service

Need help with data analysis or statistical methods?  Have a question about how to use statistical software?  Wondering what’s the  best statistical method for your research or project?  Get the help you need at the University of Virginia Library‘s StatLab!  StatLab offers individual consultations and FREE workshops.  Learn more at statlab.library.virginia.edu

StatLab Announcement


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