Spring 2018 Holz Brown Bag Lineup

The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management presents talks on various data-related topics. Each presentation is held in room 126 of Memorial Library from noon to 1:00 PM (bring your lunch!).

 

March 13 (Tuesday) – Research Data Protection Brown Bag, Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer – UW Madison, and Stefan Wahe, Deputy CISO and HIPPA Officer – UW Madison

Many are familiar with the data management requirements and the significant security controls assigned to protect employee and student personal identity and health care information. Whether your research includes this type of data or simply needs added privacy should be understood when creating an information handling environment to conduct your important research.  Join the UW-Madison Chief Information Security Officer and the Deputy CISO who also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer as they discuss research data privacy and security.

 

April 18 – From the ashes: How data corruption revitalized our data project, Kendra Bouda, The Jane Speaks Initiative

Under the worst of circumstances, data corruption may lead to irreparable loss. Though even if a backup is available, such disruption can easily set any project back.  Join speaker Kendra Bouda as she recounts her experiences with data corruption and how the misfortune of data loss actually revitalized her project. Kendra will relate how a variety of data-related hurdles shaped her work on the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project, shifted her perspective on access and reproducibility, and, ultimately, how data corruption transformed project goals.

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Documenting DH: Robin Rider

Written by Heather Wacha

Documenting DH is a project from the Digital Humanities Research Network (DHRN).  It consists of a series of audio interviews with various humanities scholars and students around the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Each interviewee is given a chance to talk about how they view data, work with data, manage data, or teach data to others.  Most recently, we interviewed Robin Rider, curator of the University of Wisconsin’s Special Collections, where she specializes in the history of science. She is a senior lecturer in the History Department and she regularly teaches in the iSchool.  Her perspective on digital humanites has been shaped by decades of research, scholarship and her unique position as a Special Collections curator.

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Documenting DH: GeoDeepDive

Written by Laura Schmidt

Documenting DH is a project from the Digital Humanities Research Network (DHRN). It consists of a series of audio interviews with various humanities scholars and students around the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Each interviewee is given a chance to talk about how they view data, work with data, manage data, or teach data to others. Most recently, we interviewed Shanan Peters, Jon Husson, and Aimee Glassel of GeoDeepDive, a project that builds a scalable, dependable cyberinfrastructure to facilitate new approaches to the discovery, acquisition, utilization, and citation of data and knowledge in the published literature. Their interview is now accessible on the DHRN website.

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Call for Storytellers for a Data Story Slam!

To celebrate Love Data Week, Research Data Services, Ebling Library, and Open Meetup are hosting a Data Story Slam! We’re looking for 10-12 storytellers to each tell a five minute data story. This can be free form, a slide presentation, a poem, or anything else. Themes for this year are:

  • Stories about data
  • Telling stories with data
  • Connection conversations (collaborations between departments)
  • We are data (the implications of personal data)

If you have a story you’d like to share, you can sign up here. Use the form to sign up until the day of the event (February 15). A signup sheet will be available at the event as well.

We’ll have refreshments, but feel free to bring your own lunch.

When: Thursday, 2/15 noon-1:30pm

Where: Wisconsin Idea Room, Room 159 of the Education Building on Bascom Mall

Questions? Contact us!

Tool: Research Cores – New Resource Directory

Information from the Research Cores website.

The Office of Campus Research Cores recently debuted a new tool to connect researchers to the resources, services, and cores they need. Cores are groups or facilities that provide shared access to resources such as instruments, technologies, or expert consultations for researchers, and the Directory of Resources for Researchers includes over 60 of them. It also includes data for 300 resources and 170 services. You can search the directory, use a sample search, or browse the directory as a list.

Research Cores aims to support research at UW-Madison in the biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Visit their website for more information or to offer feedback on this exciting new tool.

New RDS Marketing Materials

New RDS Flyer.

In February, we teased new materials for RDS and discussed the impetus to change our images. Now we’re rolling them out!

Above you can find our new main flyer, which you may have already seen at last week’s Showcase, as one of the screen savers on a campus library computer, or on our Twitter page @UWMadRschSvcs.

We hope you enjoy our new materials and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us!