From September 3-5, the Workshop on Open Citations was held in Bologna: researchers, scholarly publishers, funders, policy makers, and advocates for open citations gathered to present new tools and practices for the creation, management, and reuse of citation data, and to participate in a hackathon.
Information adapted from the Tabula website.
What is Tabula?
If you’ve ever needed data that only exists in a PDF format, you’ve likely discovered that you can’t easily copy and paste the data, which makes being able to actually use it difficult. Tabula is a free, open-source tool you can use for “liberating data tables locked inside PDF files.”
What can Tabula help you do?
Tabula runs in your web browser, making it easy to browse to the PDF containing the data you need, select the portion of the PDF containing the data tables, and then easily extract the data from the tables into a CSV file or a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
How do you get it?
What else should you know?
Tabula works only with text-based PDFs; the developers note that it will not work with scanned documents. Tabula is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems.
Information adapted from ATLAS.ti website
What is ATLAS.ti?
ATLAS.ti is a software workbench that helps you perform qualitative analysis on large amounts of text, graphics, audio, or video. ATLAS.ti supports a wide range of data formats, including most common text formats (including .txt, .doc., .docx, and .pdf), “dozens” of graphic and audio formats including .wav and .mp3, and many common video formats. You can also import data from Twitter or Evernote, surveys, or a reference manager.
What is anvi’o?
Anvi’o is a free, open-source analysis and visualization software offered through the Meren Lab at the University of Chicago. It’s designed for researchers in the genomic, metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic fields (“an analysis and visualization platform for ‘omics data”).
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.