Workshops & Events

Workshop: Your Copyrights: Understanding author rights in scholarly publishing, Friday April 17, 12-1PM

Location: Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room

The world of scholarly publishing is changing and copyright issues are often at the center of it. You may be hearing some terms that are new and wonder how they affect you. Join us for a session to learn more about open access, Creative Commons, copyright transfer agreements, public deposit, and how your funding agency may have new requirements for you soon. Register here.

Workshop Series – Managing Your Research

Crerar Library is offering a workshop series on issues related to managing research such as copyright, data management, document organization and collaboration tools.  More information about each workshop and registration links are below.  All workshops are opened to faculty, students and staff.

Your Copyrights:  Understanding author rights in scholarly publishing

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, April 17th, 12-1pm

The world of scholarly publishing is changing and copyright issues are often at the center of it. You may be hearing some terms that are new and wonder how they affect you. Join us for a session to learn more about open access, Creative Commons, copyright transfer agreements, public deposit, and how your funding agency may have new requirements for you soon. Register

Managing Research Documents

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, April 27th, 12-1pm

Organizing and keeping track of research documents, whether pdfs, notes, images or other pieces of information, can be time consuming and difficult. Let us help you! This workshop will cover effective naming techniques for documents, citation and pdf management, note taking tools, alerts and feeds, and journal management apps. Register

Data Data Everywhere:  Introduction to Data Management

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, May 13th, 4-5pm

You are collecting it, but are you managing it? If you were asked to provide data from research done last year, would you be able to find it? What about two years ago? Join us for this session where you will learn more about the basics of data management for your research. We will discuss best practices for file naming and structure, metadata, storage and back ups, as well as provide an overview of funding agency requirements. Register

Collaboration Tools for Researchers

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, May 19th, 12-1pm

A wide range of tools to help you collaborate and communicate with other researchers are available these days. This workshop will cover options for sharing different kinds of work including citation and pdf sharing software, file and image sharing systems, and presentation sharing software. Register

 

Introduction to Zotero: workshop

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:001:00 p.m.
Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom
5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL
Description:

Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents.

Participants are encouraged to bring their personal computers so that they may download and interact with the program.

To register, click on the link below.

https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1010

Contact: John Crerar Library
773-702-7715
More info: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1010
Tag: Workshops, Training, Graduate Students, Staff
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.
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Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

When: Thursday, April 9, noon – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Are you a Ph.D. student planning to graduate in Spring 2015? Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator, web-based interface for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Please feel free to bring your questions to the session. If you would like to review the ETD interface, visit: http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago.
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=731
Contact: Dissertation Office
(773) 702-7404
Tag: Workshops, Meetings, Student Events Calendar, Graduate Students, Training
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Citation management training by request

Are you interested in learning how to organize and cite your sources by using citation managers such as EndNote or Zotero? The Library provides citation management workshops for groups (3 or more people) by request during spring and summer quarters.

Training programs are available to members of the University of Chicago community. Workshops can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other times may be available by arrangement. Is your group working outside of Chicago? Citation management webinars can be requested for researchers off-campus.

Individuals needing help with citation managers are welcome to visit the reference desks at our campus libraries or Ask a Librarian.

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Registration open: Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “The Changing Ecosystem of Scholarly Communication”

The 4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, The Changing Ecosystem of Scholarly Communication, will be held on May 1, 2015, at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.

Scholarly communication in the sciences is in a state of rapid evolution. In addition to conventional journal and book publishing, scientists have many modes of consumption and dissemination of research: videos, interactive charts, linked data, blogs, social media, visualizations, and more. The metrics system has also had to adapt, as impacts are now measured far more extensively than by citations alone, including downloads, bookmarks, blog posts, Tweets, and mainstream news coverage. Technology is a big driver of change, but so too is a dynamic funding landscape, with mandates for wider public sharing of research. 

Researchers, librarians, and publishers all benefit from field guides to this novel ecosystem. The 2015 Zar Symposium will explore this new information ecosystem and its impacts on those who inhabit it. 

Registration and full schedule at: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/

Zar Symposium 2015

The symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago and made possible through the support of the Kathleen and Howard Zar Science Library Fund.

Postponed: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: University of Chicago Library Edition

When:

A new date will be announced soon for this event.

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Regenstein Library, The Special Collections Research Center
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: On March 28, the University of Chicago Library will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in the Special Collections Research Center, the subject focus of which is great women in University of Chicago history. Experienced Wikipedia editors and new users alike are welcome to participate.

This event provides an opportunity to learn how articles are built and maintained using the Library’s primary source collections, databases, and one-on-one assistance from reference librarians in navigating these sources. New users shouldn’t shy away from attending.

The day-long event begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Come for all or part of the day. Registration required, please RSVP by 3/25 to specialcollections@lib.uchicago.edu.

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop and power cord.

Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Arts, Graduate Students, Research, Student Career Development, Free Food, Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Volunteer Opportunities
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Writing – Creating Value III: GSA workshop

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room A-11
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: Writing – Creating Value III – This workshop will examine some different techniques for adapting your writing to different audiences. In some cases, a piece of writing can be taken as valuable in multiple contexts, but more often than not, the rhetorics of value differ for different readers. This session is about those differences. Limited to 20 participants. Advance registration required; register here.
Cost: Free
Contact: Graduate Student Affairs
773-702-7813
More info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-workshop-creating-value-iii-registration-15836461282
Tag: Graduate Students
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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R Statistics: Introductory Tutorial: TECHB@R workshop

When: Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: The Introductory tutorial to R will give you a broad understanding of the basics of using R and R Studio as well as some programming insight for this mathematical-statistical software. In this 90 minute tutorial, we will go over some useful commands to import, analyze, graph and present output in a professional way. Previous experience with R is not required but attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops and download R and R Studio in advance. In case you need help setting up, please come to the Techbar at least 15 minutes before this workshop and our staff can help.

There is no fee for this tutorial, but registration is required. Seating is limited, so sign up soon! Click on the link below to register!

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
More info: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1600
Tag: Graduate Students, Staff, Training, Student Career Development, Workshops
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Lecture: The Future of the Planetarium – Mark SubbaRao, Feb 23

Presented by the Research Computing Center

Mark SubbaRao, Space Visualization Laboratory Director at the Adler Planetarium

Monday, February 23rd, 2:00-3:30PM

Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room

The first planetarium was developed over 90 years ago.  Today thousands of planetaria exist all across the world.  This talk will argue that the future of the planetarium is to make the transformation to a big data visualization facility.  After reviewing the state of the art in planetarium visualization the talk will conclude with a invitation for University researchers to visualize their data sets at the Adler Planetarium.

Speaker Biography:  Mark SubbaRao is the Director of the Space Visualization Laboratory at the Adler Planetarium.  He received his bachelors degree in engineering physics at Lehigh University and his Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University in astrophysics.  His Ph.D thesis concerned the characterization and evolution of the luminosity function of galaxies.  After obtaining his degree he worked as a post doctoral researcher at the University of Chicago on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey a project to make a 3D map of the Universe.  He has led the development of major exhibition galleries at the Adler such as “The Universe:  A Walk Through Time and Space” and has also produced, written and directed a number of stereoscopic videos and full-dome planetarium shows.  These include the planetarium shows “Welcome to the Universe” and “Cosmic Wonder.”  His visualizations have been widely shown in print and television.  He was part of a team that created a first-prize-winning visualization in the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.  He was also on a team that was awarded the best visualization at XCEDE 2013.  Dr. SubbaRao chairs the international Planetarium Society’s Task Force on Science and Data Visualization, which seeks to realize the potential of the planetarium as a scientific visualization tool.

For more information contact RCC at info@rcc.uchicago.edu or 773-795-2667