Past Events

  • 2022 Nov 01

    Open Source Data Tools for Policy and Design: Advanced Visualization Techniques with R and QGIS

    2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    HKS Library & Research Services

    This is the last in a three-part series of data visualization workshops jointly taught by the Harvard Kennedy School Library and the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. We will be hosting each workshop twice: once at HKS and once at GSD.

    Instructors are James Adams (Manager of Research & Data Services, HKS Library) and Bruce Boucek (GIS, Data, & Research Librarian, Loeb Library at GSD).

    The HKS version of this workshop will take place in Wexner 434B (...

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  • 2022 Oct 28

    Data Horror Stories

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Harvard Library Open Access Week 2022

    Neglecting to develop and implement a file naming convention. Data hot mess.
    Failing to sync and back up your data. Deadly data loss.
    Saving your data to a proprietary file format. Walking dead data.
    Facing the shame of having your publication retracted. The horror. The horror.

    Data management is not easy, as is evidenced by these true horror stories of data quality gone wrong. Learn from (and wince at) these mistakes to avoid problems with your own projects!

    ...

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  • 2022 Oct 27

    Design Principles for Data Visualization

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    This hour-long workshop covers key design principles you should consider when planning or storyboarding your visualizations — from choosing the optimal chart type for your data to the effective use of color, text, and spacing.

    Register for the online event URL

    Interested in this workshop but can't make this time? Email jessica_cohen-tanugi@harvard.edu to request another session.

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  • 2022 Oct 26

    Text as Data in the Humanities

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    An introduction to text analysis for literature with basic introduction to software packages. This workshop is an introduction to working with text as data in the humanities.

    This workshop will cover: Gathering text corpora, copyright considerations, data cleaning, an introduction to some computational software tools, reading the output and analysis of topic modeling and cluster analysis, and general overview of common questions asked in computational literary studies.

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  • 2022 Oct 26

    Online Workshop: Achieving FAIR Data: Selecting a Repository for Your Data

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Fall 2022 Research Data Management Seminar Series

    The new NIH Policy strongly encourages the use of established repositories to the extent possible for preserving and sharing scientific data. Publishing research data within a trusted repository helps you comply with funder and journal data sharing policies, supports the discovery of and access to data, and can result in more visibility and higher impact for research projects. 

    In this workshop, we will review a variety of institutional, generalist, and discipline-specific data repositories you can...

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  • 2022 Oct 25

    Celebrate Open Access Week at Harvard Library

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Cabot Science Library, Discovery Bar

    Join us at the Discovery Bar in the Cabot Science Library to celebrate International Open Access Week!

    Open Access Week 2022 is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open can be a means for climate justice.

    Come learn about Open Access at Harvard, researcher identifiers (ORCID), and practices for publishing open articles in DASH and data in Harvard Dataverse. We'll have demos, information, and swag!

  • 2022 Oct 24

    Open Access Week 2023

    Mon Oct 24 (All day) to Fri Oct 28 (All day)

    Stay tuned for Open Access Week events at Harvard Library!
  • 2022 Oct 19

    Open Access Button Making

    11:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Countway Library, First Floor

    Harvard Library Open Access Week 2022

    Gear up for International Open Access Week!

    Show off your open access pride and support for climate justice.

    Join us to make your own button, and learn about Open Access at Harvard.

    All supplies provided; no registration necessary.

  • 2022 Oct 18

    Open Source Data Tools for Policy and Design: Using QGIS for Geovisualization

    2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    HKS Library & Research Services

    This is the second in a three-part series of data visualization workshops jointly taught by the Harvard Kennedy School Library and the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. We will be hosting each workshop twice: once at HKS and once at GSD.

    Instructors are James Adams (Manager of Research & Data Services, HKS Library) and Bruce Boucek (GIS, Data, & Research Librarian, Loeb Library at GSD).

    The HKS version of this workshop will take place in Wexner 434B (...

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  • 2022 Oct 18

    Ask an Expert: NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    So, you want to write an NIH grant and need to know more about their new policy on Data Management & Sharing Plans? Drop-in this virtual information session to learn about the policy and how to successfully meet its expectations at Harvard. Experts from research support services across Harvard will be on hand to provide guidance and answer your questions.

    Registration is required to receive the Zoom link...

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