Posts Tagged 'Research Tools'

Early Notice: Research Data and Technology Fair

You are invited to the UVa Health Sciences Library’s Research Data and Technology Fair on Friday October 25th in Jordan Hall Conference Center.

Two nationally known speakers will explore Big Data and its impact on biomedical research.  The half-day event will also include exhibitors from UVa research and data service providers, innovative initiatives at UVa, and free lunch!  See our full agenda.

The Fair’s events include:

Keynote speakers Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Stanford University, and Michael Huerta, PhD, NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K):

“Translating a trillion points of data into therapies, diagnostics, and new insights into disease”

Dr. Butte, a bioinformatician and pediatric endocrinologist, will highlight his lab’s work on using publicly-available molecular measurements to find new uses for drugs including drug repositioning for inflammatory bowel disease, discovering new treatable inflammatory mechanisms of disease in type 2 diabetes, and the evaluation of patients presenting with whole genomes sequenced.

“Exa, Zetta, Yotta: More Data – More Progress”

Dr. Huerta will provide an overview and status report of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, including: findings from a series of recently held workshops, synopses of funding opportunities and a vision of the manner in which BD2K will affect the scientific landscape in biomedicine.

Refreshments with UVa research and data support services:  Discover what is available to you as a researcher by visiting with our UVa exhibitors.  Find out about statistical consulting services, technology-enabled learning spaces, data visualization, bioinformatics resources, and new tools and services to help you navigate the research landscape on Grounds.

Innovations Panel:  Hear from UVa faculty about how innovations in technology and collaboration are impacting biomedical research at UVa.

For a full agenda, speaker information, list of exhibitors, and registration information, visit the Fair web site at http://guides.hsl.virginia.edu/research-fair.

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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

Science.gov Announces Spanish Version

Washington D.C – Science agencies across the U.S. federal government announced today the launch of the Spanish version of Science.gov, http://ciencia.science.gov.  Ciencia.Science.gov provides the same breadth and depth in science search as does Science.gov, covering over 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies. Free access is provided to over 55 scientific databases and more than 2,100 selected scientific web sites. Integrating Microsoft’s Translator, Spanish-language queries to Ciencia.Science.gov initiate searches of U.S. databases and web sites with results appearing in Spanish. This represents an innovative use of existing commercial technology to broaden public access to federal science information.

In addition to offering expanded access to the Spanish-speaking public, Science.gov now includes new multimedia content and additional features to help users find the science information they need. For the first time, R&D video is available from the Department of Energy (DOE), MedlinePLUS (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Images from the Library of Congress have been added to the image search that is now integrated under a new multimedia tab on the results page. Search enhancements include visual representations of topical information in an easy-to-use touch and dial format.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library Enhancements

This week, the first IEEE documents in HTML became available in IEEE Xplore.

These first HTML articles mark the beginning of weekly additions of thousands of HTML-formatted documents to IEEE Xplore. By the end of 2012, you will see nearly 200,000 articles in this new format.

IEEE Xplore subscribers will automatically have access to the HTML versions of documents, as per existing subscription terms.

The dynamic new design redefines how IEEE publications are displayed online. Presenting cutting-edge IEEE articles from select publications in an elegant, state of the art, HTML layout provides a richer and more interactive research experience that allows you to:

  • Scan and interpret articles in under 60 seconds using “Quick Preview”
  • Navigate between sections of long articles with intuitive floating navigation
  • Effortlessly explore text, figures, equations, and multimedia files
  • Quickly view and copy mathematical equations, expressions, and formulas
  • Enhance your research with recommendations of related articles

The collection of articles available in HTML will build rapidly over the next several months, with a current focus on all IEEE journal content from 2001 to present. You will also start to see conference papers from 2001 and later in the new format by the end of this year. Magazine and Standards will follow in 2013, with over 2 million HTML articles available by the end of 2014.

Other new features also added to IEEE Xplore this month:

  • Share IEEE Xplore documents on social media sites
    Social media buttons now appear on all abstract pages so you can easily share links to IEEE Xplore articles through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Filter to only show content included in your subscription
    IEEE has expanded the popular search filter that allows users to “show only content in my subscription” to all IEEE Xplore subscriptions. You can find this filter on the search results page and in Advanced Search.
  • View a history for Top 100 Documents Downloaded by month
    Browse the most popular search terms and top downloaded documents by month plus see an archive of top downloaded documents from previous months.
  • Coming Soon: Save documents to Project Folders
    My Projects allows users to create personal project folders within IEEE Xplore to help organize documents by project or topic. Save documents to an unlimited number of folders, personalize with project descriptions, and add notes and tags to individual articles as you save them to projects. Sign in with your personal IEEE Account to access this feature.

University of Virginia readers may access IEEE Xplore from the Library’s Research Portal Page.

Knovel Academic Refresh Webinar

Knovel provides answers for engineering students and faculty across all disciplines and is used to find technical information, develop engineering design projects, improve processes, validate assumptions and much more.

Have you ever used Knovel’s Data Search? Have you ever worked with a Knovel Interactive Table? What about a Graph Digitizer? If you would like to learn more about these topics, please view this On Demand training webinar.

In this session you will:

  • Learn to browse and search 28 subject areas
  • Familiarize yourself with Knovel’s interactive tools

 Link to the Webinar here.

Microsoft Academic Search

Microsoft Academic Search (MAS) is a free academic search engine developed by Microsoft Research, which also serves as a test-bed for many research ideas in Data Mining, Named Entity Extraction and Disambiguation, Data Visualization, etc. As a research prototype, the coverage of MAS is still very limited in certain domains. We appreciate your feedback and contribution.

Microsoft Academic Search provides many innovative ways to explore academic publications, authors, conferences, journals, organizations and keywords, connecting millions of scholars, students, librarians, and other users.

Visit Microsoft Academic Search here.

Graduate Student Research Skills Workshop — Copyright Essentials

Graduate Student Research Skills Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3:30-5, Rice Hall Auditorium (Room 130 Rice Hall)

University of Virginia

Please join your fellow SEAS graduate students in this, the inaugural, Research Skills Workshop.  The topic—-Copyright Essentials.

With the Engineering School’s implementation in 2012 of a new digital-only deposit program for master’s theses and dissertations,  Engineering graduate students must address enhanced responsibilities for copyright, grants compliance, and other traditional author’s issues of privacy, defamation, and related concerns. Students will be required to sign a formal deposit license with the University Library as part of their degree completion process, and all theses and dissertations will be available worldwide.  Good advance planning and awareness of key copyright and other legal requirements are more essential than ever before. Madelyn Wessel from the Office of General Counsel will be here to talk about the library deposit license and the new Copyright Essentials materials that have been prepared to assist Engineering School students with this new program.  Some of the ways students can protect and share their scholarly and research works via Creative Commons and Open Source licensing, and other author’s rights issues will also be discussed.  The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q & A.

Look for future announcements and other opportunities to learn and enhance your research skills in this new, monthly workshop series for the entire SEAS Community of Scholars.

Brought to you by the Graduate Student Module of the Strategic Plan Implementation Team and the Office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs


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