Big Data and Digital Humanities: A Librarian’s View | Wiley

Big Data and Digital Humanities: A Librarian’s View (Interview Video)

Humanities is an area ripe for exploiting big data, enabling scholars to analyze topics more broadly and deeply than ever before – whether in the form of books, artworks, music, or any other digitizable format. In this video, Amanda Rust, Assistant Head of Research & Instruction, Arts & Humanities at the Snell Library of Northeastern University, Boston, MA tells us about her experience of and visions for the use of big data and digital humanities.

Interview video is available here:

Advanced Research Computing, ARC News | University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research

ARC News by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research

Check out these events and opportunities from the advanced research computing community at U-M and beyond:

“ICOS Boot Camp” participants tackle Big Data
Finding “true and interesting things” in the teeming complexity of Big Data was the goal for the 35 participants in the first annual “ICOS Boot Camp” held this summer by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) and Advanced Research … Continue reading →

Intel offers video on Math Kernel Library
As part of its “5 Minute Guide to Parallel and Vector Software Programming,” Intel is offering a video titled “Faster math performance with Intel Math Kernel Library.” According to the video description, the library provides optimized math routines including BLAS … Continue reading →

Digital Humanities Data Curation Workshop deadline coming Aug. 7
Applications to attend the Digital Humanities Data Curation workshop at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, October 16-18 are being accepted through August 7. The workshop will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, … Continue reading →

UM-Flint to open GIS center
Besides providing valuable information to student and faculty researchers, a new center under construction in the UM-Flint Earth and Resource Science Department (ERS) could aid local and regional government and private businesses in making important decisions. Faculty committees and Provost Gerard Voland …Continue reading →

UM Press accepting entries for digital humanities prize
The University of Michigan Press, the UM Series in Digital Humanities and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) are accepting submissions for the 2014 UM Press/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize. The award, an advance contract, will … Continue reading →

Re-use and Reproducibility: Opportunities and Challenges | OR2013 Keynote

Re-Use and Reproducibility: Opportunities and Challenges

Presentation by Victoria Stodden, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
Open Repositories 2013 Key Note , Prince Edward Island, Canada
July 9, 2013

“Open Data Crucial to Science Today”

“Openness in Science”

“Sharing: Funding Agency Policy”

“2013: Open Science in DC”

To access her slides:

The Roles of Libraries in RDM

Clarifying the Roles of Libraries in Research Data Management

The Research Libraries UK recently hosted a conference on RDM. The purpose of the day was to clarify the research library agenda with regard to research data management, and to establish where RLUK can add value to the process through collaborative action. The session was facilitated by Kevin Ashley, Director of the Digital Curation Centre, and took the form of a mixture of presentations and working sessions.

A list of presentation slides are available here:

A Symposium on Strategies for Discovering Research Data Online

Finding the Needle in the Haystack: A Symposium on Strategies for Discovering Research Data Online

Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is pleased to announce that the audio files from the last BRDI Symposium, “Finding the Needle in the Haystack: A Symposium on Strategies for Discovering Research Data Online,” are now available online. The symposium was held in D.C. in February, 2013.

UCF Research Lifecycle Image

The image linked to from here shows the research lifecycle as represented by the University of Central Florida Libraries.