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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 opendataday.uta.cloud.

 

UTA Libraries partnered with Golden Key,...

Largest release of digital catalog records in history

by Samantha Dodd Aug 16 2017 - 12:00pm
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Before computers and Google, if you wanted to find a book about the Alamo, or search for materials related to the Texas Revolution, you found yourself digging into a card catalog. In this early system an individual could find resources by title, author, publication date, subject headings and genre. Catalog records can be traced back to just after the French Revolution when the revolutionary government used playing cards to document property seized from the church. Before the widespread use of typewritten cards, cards for the catalogs were handwritten, the objective being to create...

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,...

Building Community: Reflections on Conference Going

by Michelle Reed Jun 29 2017 - 9:44am
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This week applications opened for OpenCon 2017, which will take place November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany. OpenCon, now in its fourth year, is an annual conference intended to empower students and early career professionals to advance open initiatives in scholarly publishing, data, and education. Last year the organizing committee received over 10,000 applications from 176 countries. In November, 230 of those applicants, representing 60 countries, gathered together for three days in Washington, DC. Many others attended virtually, and over 30 satellite events were hosted around the world....

UTA Libraries Join Institutions across the Globe in Celebrating Open Education

by Michelle Reed Mar 16 2017 - 2:57pm
Open Education Week 2017

In celebration of Open Education Week, UTA Libraries will host a series of events for faculty, staff, and students intended to raise awareness of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices at UTA. Additionally, stop by the E.H. Hereford University Center anytime during the week of March 27-31 to check out our Open Education Week display, which features Textbook Heroes who are leveraging open resources to reduce textbook costs for UTA students.

Monday, March 27

We’ll kick off Open Education Week with an opportunity for students to speak out about textbooks. Take...