Category Archives: Data Management

How you can use IDEALS and why you should

Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) is our institutional repository, which “collects, disseminates, and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.”  … Continue reading

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Savvy Researcher Workshops

Forwarded from Merinda Hensley, Scholarly Commons Co-Coordinator, University Library: Join us for 50 minute, hands-on workshops that will help you improve your research and information management skills. Upcoming sessions include: • Intro to Data Management and Publication • Getting organized … Continue reading

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The Quest to Scan Millions of Weather Records

Read the full story at CityLab. Deep in the dusty catalogs of weather stations and meteorological offices all over the world are hidden treasures. They’re easy to miss if you’re not looking for them, often taking the form of piles of moldy papers. But … Continue reading

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The President’s Climate Data Initiative: Empowering America’s Communities to Prepare for the Effects of Climate Change

Read the fact sheet from the White House. Last June, President Obama launched a Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. The plan … Continue reading

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Computational Social Science Workshop: Methods for Data Driven Discovery

90% of the world’s data was generated over only the past 2 years. The volume of data, the variety of data available, and the velocity with which it is being generated create both challenges and opportunities for researchers. New methods … Continue reading

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Identify your data with DOIs

The University Library is undertaking a pilot for assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to data resources created by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The pilot will take place during the spring and summer of 2014, and is … Continue reading

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Grant Opportunity: National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

The FY 2014 National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program has been posted. Grant applications are due March 27, 2014.

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How Are You Using Data for the Public Good?

The National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is holding an open challenge to increase awareness of issues in the use of research data, including “accessibility, integration, discoverability, reuse, sustainability, perceived versus real value and reproducibility.”   … Continue reading

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The Energy Data Initiative

The Energy Data Initiative is a Federal effort to “liberate” government data and voluntarily contributed non-government data as fuel to spur entrepreneurship, create value, and create jobs in the transition to a clean energy economy. As part of this initiative, … Continue reading

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The Science of What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Data Visualization

Read the full story at HBR Blogs. Visualization is easy, right? After all, it’s just some colorful shapes and a few text labels. But things are more complex than they seem, largely due to the the ways we see and … Continue reading

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