Link Roundup November 2019

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Jennifer Patiño

World Digital Preservation Day is November 7th and this year’s theme is “At-Risk Digital Materials.”

Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa uncovered a glitch in a computer program that produced different results depending on operating systems, possibly affecting more than 100 published studies. A good reminder to make sure you have a detailed README file for any code you create!

Wired reports on a study in Science that revealed racial bias in a widely used algorithm that assigned lower levels of care to Black patients in U.S. hospitals. The study shows how by focusing on healthcare costs, the algorithm replicated disparities in access and provides suggestions on reformulating the algorithm.

Kent Emerson

Researchers at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, working on a project called Wisconsin Expansion of Renewable Electricity with Optimization under Long-term Forecasts (WEREWOLF), are producing mathematical models that will help policy makers make decisions about the future of Wisconsin’s renewable energy resources.

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is celebrating its 25th anniversary. During this time, the RRCHNM has produced some of the most widely used open source digital resources including Omeka, Zotero, and Tropy as well as discrete art and art history projects.

DMPTool Webinar Series Continues

 

DMPTool Webinar Series Brown Bag

Join us for a ~15 part webinar series on the Data Management Planning Tool, DMPTool, from the California Digital Library.  This series will introduce the tool, discuss how to use it effectively, and describe how it can be customized for institutional needs.  Librarians, staff, and information professionals interested in promoting the use of the DMPTool by researchers are encouraged to attend.

DMPTool wiki

More information on the DMPTool webinar series.

Webinar 1: Introduction to DMPTool. Recorded May 28th.  Slides available.

Webinar 2: Learning about data management: Resources, tools, and materials you can use. Recorded June 4th.  Slides and bibliography available.

Webinar 3:  Customizing the DMPTool for your institution. Recorded June 18th. Slides available.

Webinar 4: Environmental Scan:  Identify stakeholders and partners in data management. Recorded June 25th.  Slides available.

Webinar 5: Promoting institutional services with the DMPTool (EZID as an example). Recorded July 9th.  Slides available.

Webinar 6:  Health Sciences & DMPTool – Lisa Federer, UCLA.  Recorded July 16th.  Slides available.

Webinar 7: Digital humanities and the DMPTool – Miriam Posner, UCLA.  Recorded July 30th.  Slides available.

Webinar 8, Tuesday, August 13, 12-1pm, 126 Memorial Library – Data curation profiles and the DMPTool – Jake Carlson

VIVO Webinar Series

Overview of VIVO

  • What is VIVO with Brian Lowe, Cornell University
  • Implementation with Jon Corson-Rikert, Cornell University
  • Future Directions with Dean Kraft, Cornell University

Slides from the presentation are also available.

Case Studies: VIVO implementations at Colorado, Brown, Duke & Weill Cornell Medical College

  • University of Colorado – Boulder implementation with Alex Viggio
  • Scholars@Duke with Julia Trimmer, Duke University
  • Brown University implementation with Steven McCauley
  • Weill Cornell Medical College with Paul Albert

Slides from the presentation are also available.

VIVO Technical Deep Dive: A look under the hood at the VIVO ontologies, linked open data, and community processes supporting VIVO.

Slides from the presentation are also available.

About the VIVO series

A 3 part series on VIVO, an open-source research discovery tool that integrates information about researchers with additional context from their relationships to grants, publications, research facilities, projects, events, affiliations, and with other researchers.

  • Webinar 1, Overview of VIVO and the VIVO community. Recorded on May 14, 2013.
  • Webinar 2, Case Studies: VIVO implementations at Colorado, Brown, Duke & Weill Cornell Medical College. Recorded on June 4, 2013.
  • Webinar 3,  VIVO Technical Deep Dive: A look under the hood at the VIVO ontologies, linked open data, and community processes supporting VIVO. Recorded on June 11, 2013

Or, view all of the VIVO webinar series recordings and slides at The Duraspace Community Webinar Series.