The Regenstein Library Map Collection has installed three new computers to support research using GIS and spatial analysis. These computers are available for use during regular Map Collection hours.
The following software is available:
- ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5.1
- ArcGIS Pro 2.0.0
- ArcGIS Maps for Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
- Google Earth Pro
- Adobe Creative Suite 5
- R and R Studio
The computers have dual, high-resolution monitors and 32 GB RAM. Box Sync is also available on these computers for users to connect and save data between the desktop software and Box, which provides UChicago users with unlimited storage space.
Additional technology in the Map Collection includes a large format and a flatbed scanner, a microform reader, and data resources from China Data Center and Geolytics.
GIS software and support is also available in Crerar Library, where the library’s computers have ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, GeoDa, QGIS, and Google Earth Pro as well as a connection to vLab.
For questions about these computers or how the library supports GIS and spatial data, contact Resident Librarian for GIS Taylor Hixson (email@example.com), or visit her in the Map Collection during walk-in GIS office hours Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the academic quarters.
Consult the library’s research guides for more information about getting started with GIS and finding spatial data and maps.
In this 30-minute webinar, NCBI staff will discuss author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID ID–a free, unique identifier that will remain constant, even if your name changes. Also learn how to find your citations in PubMed, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others.
Date & time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM CDT
After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Learn about future NCBI webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.
From the Photographic Archive (URL: http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu/), Identifier: apf1-02019.
September 18, 2017 – June 7, 2018
Location: Crerar Library First Floor
Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. These tools have evolved through the years. A library card system has been replaced with online catalog with significant collections available electronically. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these earlier technologies used by the Library.
A Web version of this exhibit is also available: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/collex/exhibits/well-equipped-library-technology-days-past/
To celebrate the conclusion of the Cassini spacecraft’s mission to Saturn, IOP Publishing is making its ebook on the topic, The Ringed Planet: Cassini’s Voyage of Discovery at Saturn, free now through Oct. 15, 2017.
Download your free copy here!
Saturn and its rings; image taken by Cassini. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI.
Looking to do some online training over the summer? Check out one of these options:
Some study carrels have been relocated from the upper floors of the Crerar Library to the first floor to provide additional study space.