Software Carpentries Bootcamp March 10–11

Software Carpentries are designed to teach faculty and students introductory research computing skills, reproducible research, and data visualization and analysis. These 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. full-day, in-person sessions are hands-on in nature, as participants follow live-coding exercises that progressively build. The March 10–11, 2022 Carpentries will focus on introductory R and R Studio, followed by Geographic… Keep reading

How to Train Research Assistants to Clean Data March 2

After data collection and before data analysis lies the all-important step of data cleaning. This is an integral, yet time-consuming part of any data-focused research project, and it is often delegated to research assistants (RAs). Unfortunately, data cleaning is not typically taught formally in the statistics courses our RAs have taken. As a result, many… Keep reading

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Join us Feb. 21 for Digital Project Management Workshop

With all of the data and collaboration involved in research, knowing how to effectively and efficiently manage your projects is essential. The Digital Commons and the Data Science Institute are co-sponsoring this event on February 21st to help Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff learn how to clean up their digital research environments. Join us at… Keep reading

Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and Twitter February 17

Come learn some professional development skills at a Digital Commons’ sponsored workshop on Thursday, February 17, 2–3 p.m. Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, grad students, and postdocs, the workshop will present strategies for boosting your LinkedIn and Twitter presence to raise awareness of your scholarly work. Connect with us so you can connect with academic… Keep reading

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Citations Made Easy: Introductions to Endnote and Mendeley

Finding, organizing, and sharing research can be frustrating, but there are tools that can make the process substantially easier. Citation managers like Endnote and Mendeley are tools for collecting, searching, and formatting references that integrate with web browsers and word processors. In these practical and time-saving workshops, Librarians Rachel Walden and Francisco Juarez will walk participants through all… Keep reading

Workshops and Training – Let us customize a session for you!

Vanderbilt librarians teach customized workshops on a variety of research topics, from ethically responsible research to literature reviews to citation management to contextualizing data. Knowing how and why scholarship and digital media is produced, organized, and distributed is critically important for life-long learners, engaged citizens, and critical consumers of information. The topics below and others… Keep reading

Learn Basic Research Programming Skills

Learn basic research programming skills in: Intro to Unix Intro to Git and Version Control Intro to R/Rstudio Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT Friday, August 20, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT Register Here Brought to you by: Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Research ITS Service, Jean and Alexander… Keep reading

Faculty Collection Series Session Recordings Now Available

The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative… Keep reading

Social Media: Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Curating Your Own Information Intake – March 30, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 

Are you trapped in a social media echo chamber? Don’t let yourself become a passive consumer of information in a world where informed discourse is intertwined with ‘hot takes’ from Facebook, Twitter, and other user-driven social media. Learn how to critically consume and challenge social media misinformation and disinformation. Register for the Workshop   Learn… Keep reading