On Friday, Oct. 21st, Green Library welcomed data provider representatives from nine different sources at the Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza. The event featured “Data Talks”, time for individual consultations, a Drop-in R lab and a data visualization demonstration using R.
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"UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals"
-Source: United Nations Day website.
Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz. "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin."
The East Asia Library hosted the annual meeting of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) this last Friday and Saturday, October 14-15th. In this two-day meeting, NCC members from major universities in the US, Canada, and Japan discussed current and future projects. Representatives from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, which funds many of the NCC’s projects, also participated actively in the discussions.
Are you looking for data for a social science research project? Do you have data that you need help analyzing, managing or archiving? Do you need analytic software for your data?
Come to Green Library on Oct 21st to find out more about the Stanford University Libraries' collection of data resources and services.
The California Map Society (CMS) is a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center. As partners, the Society will underwrite and facilitate the jurying and awarding of a Student Paper Award.
The award carries a cash prize of $1,000; an additional $400 will be used to fund travel to the northern and southern California speaker events where the award winner will present his or her paper under the auspices of the California Map Society. The deadline to submit is February 17, 2017; the presentations will happen the week of April 24, 2017.