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Open Data Day: Hackathon Recap

by Peace Ossom Williamson Mar 20 2019 - 5:02pm
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"Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the ninth time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities." To celebrate and encourage the use of open data, the UTA Libraries sponsored a hackathon, or a "project marathon," where individuals came together to form groups, come up with an idea, and see that very idea through to completion all in one sitting.


The hackathon website is at


UTA Libraries partnered with Golden Key,...

When an African American Lit. Scholar & Computer Scientist Collaborate: #TheJayZMixtape

by Peace Ossom Williamson Apr 3 2018 - 11:16am
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by guest contributor Kenton Rambsy, Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Digital Humanities, UTA College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Rambsy is chronicling his research partnerships with UTA Libraries in a series of blog posts. This is post #1.


What kinds of exciting creations might a collaboration between an African American literature professor and computer science graduate student yield? I was interested in finding out.  


Last year, I collaborated on a project with Saif Sayed, a PhD candidate in Deep Learning...

How Keeping the 'Net Neutral Helps Libraries and You

by Peace Ossom Williamson Dec 5 2017 - 3:41pm
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A note on the blog post title: The net in "net neutrality" is actually short for network, but the phrase in its current use is centered on the internet. To speak in favor of net neutrality, email your members of Congress using this form or fax or mail a letter using It takes no time at all.


Here's what is happening: Ajit Pai, a former Verizon attorney and the current Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced a proposal in May to roll back FCC protections of net neutrality, and this proposal will go up for a vote among the five FCC...

Research Data Services in Support of New Campus Needs

by Peace Ossom Williamson Aug 8 2017 - 7:27pm
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Do you work with data? Then we have services and resources to help you. For quantitative and qualitative analysis, our UTA Libraries' Research Data Services (RDS) include the following assistance with data management:

reviewing data management plans in grant proposals, providing consultations around best practices in managing and curating data, and serving as data management specialists on research projects.

RDS also serves other roles around the use of data-related tools. Our staff members provide expert consultations and group or one-on-one training for researchers, faculty,...