Blog topic: Science

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Art + Science + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

February 27, 2019
by Hilary K Thorsen

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art + Science + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8), Women’s History Month (all of March), and Pi Day (3.14).  Come when you want, and stay as long as you want!  This will be the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia event hosted by the Stanford Libraries, and the first time we’ve broadened our scope to include women in the sciences.

Gear Up for Research

Gear Up for Research Computing

Are you using computing in your research?  Do you have questions about Stanford's complex array of computing resources?  Join Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Research Computing Center for our annual Gear Up for Research event:

Gear Up for Research Computing

Tuesday, February 26, 9:45 am to 2:45 pm

Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building

Register at: https://library.stanford.edu/projects/gear-research/winter-2019

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Learners give high marks to coding skills workshop

January 28, 2019
by Amy E. Hodge

Last week, Stanford Libraries hosted our 10th two-day Carpentries workshop (I think -- I'm starting to lose count!). These workshops are designed to teach foundational coding and data science skills to graduate students, post-docs, research staff -- really, anyone on Stanford's campus who is doing research and needs to develop computational skills to help them get their tasks done more efficiently and less painfully. 

This workshop focused on the open source tools of shell, Git, and R, and focused on tasks like automation, version control, and modular programming. We had a fabulous all-female instructor team that included the Libraries' Claudia Engel, Mary-Ellen Petrich from LOCKSS, and Melissa Ko, lecturer in the Thinking Matters program. Our instructors were assisted by helpers John Borghi, Max Czapanskiy, Edgar Vivanco, and Amy Hodge.

The Carpentries (and the Libraries, for that matter) are very interested in assessment so that we can check how good a job we're doing. Fourteen of the nineteen attendees at our workshop filled out our survey at the end of the event, and here's what they had to say:

Science and Engineering Libraries Winter Quarter 2019 Workshops

January 8, 2019
by Amy E. Hodge

The Science and Engineering Libraries have a lot of great workshops planned for the winter quarter. Check the offerings below and join us for one or more of these awesome opportunities!

Major Events

January 23-24, 2019 (Wednesday & Thursday) 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Software Carpentry Workshop
Host: Amy Hodge, Science Data Librarian
Location: Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
Registration with SUNet ID required

Data Management Services Newsletter for December 2018

December 3, 2018
by Amy E. Hodge

Stanford Libraries' Data Management Services (nearly) monthly newsletter is chock full of news and tips to help you manage, describe, share, and preserve your research data. Regular features include:

  • Feature Story
  • Tip of the Month
  • Dataset(s) of the Month
  • Tool Spotlight
  • Learn More
  • Further Reading

You can read the latest issue online and subscribe to the newsletter on our website

ChemOffice Professional - Version 18 and Signals Notebook available

November 9, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

ChemOffice Professional Version 18 that has just been released is a robust, scientifically-intelligent research productivity suite of desktop software.  Our campus-wide site license includes Signals Notebook Individual Edition, a cloud-based electronic lab notebook.  Signals Notebook is an intuitive and effective scientific research data management solution.  Write up your research data and experiments, then drag and drop, store, organize, share, find and filter data with ease.  Learn more or use ChemOffice Professional and Signals Notebook

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SDR Deposit of the Month: Endangered sharks of Peru and the ban to save them

November 4, 2018
by Hannah Frost

Note to our readers: The Stanford Digital Repository team is reviving our popular blog series in order to highlight some of the terrific content deposited by our community on a regular basis. Be on the lookout for monthly posts!

When Biology student Julia Grace Mason requested a DOI from the SDR team for her recent dataset deposit, I was pleased to see continued uptake of our DOI service launched earlier this year with Stanford Libraries' new membership to DataCite.  This service is of growing importance to Stanford’s publishing researchers!  While preparing the metadata for the DOI, I had the opportunity to check out what her research is all about. If you are interested in sharks, Peru, ecology, and qualitative-quantitative hybrid research methods, you will agree this work is impressive!

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Science Library Newsletter, October 2018

October 17, 2018
by Michael L Newman

With ten issues per year, the Science Library Newsletter publishes news from the Robin Li & Melissa Ma Science Library.  Sign up to receive issues via email as they are published.  Contents of the October 2018 issue.

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