Join us for an upcoming workshop presented by UM graduate student on March 19

Digital Pedagogy Workshops

This workshop is one in a series presented by advanced UM graduate students from the English and History Departments who are participating in the HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) network. No prior experience necessary; open to all faculty, students, and staff.

 

Monday, March 19, 2018
Wiki Writing: Whys, Whats, and Hows of Incorporating Wiki Assignments into Writing-Intensive Courses
3–4 p.m., Richter Library, 3rd floor, Information Literacy Lab

Presented by Marta Gierczyk (English)
Some of the very reasons that make professors skeptical about the place of Wikipedia in a college classroom are actually good reasons to integrate Wikis into your teaching toolkit. This info session will demonstrate how faculty use Wikis as dynamic and flexible collaboration tools to engage students, develop their writing craft, and facilitate “writing as a process” approach through collaborative research and writing, public knowledge construction, peer editing, and more. We will review a variety of Wiki-style assignments and consider best practices for integrating Wiki projects into a college course (using Wikipedia itself but also other platforms like PBWorks or Wikispaces).

 



Interested in working with data?

These data analysis workshops will use a General Social Survey (GSS) to help interpret and form conclusions using three software programs. We will examine each software’s environment, data importing capabilities, statistical tests (including chi-square and t-tests), descriptive statistics, and transforming variables.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. No prior experience is necessary to attend.

November 8  | November 29  |  December 6

All sessions 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Richter Library, 3rd floor | Information Literacy Lab

Learn more: http://library.miami.edu/working-with-data

Questions? E-mail Cameron Riopelle at criopelle@miami.edu


UM is a smoke-free campus. Parking is available at the Pavia Garage near Stanford Drive.



Disaster Relief Mapathon at UM Libraries | How You Can Help


September 29, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | Information Literacy Lab | Otto G. Richter Library, 3rd floor
University of Miami | 1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, 33146

The University of Miami Libraries are continually looking for ways to provide any kind of disaster relief assistance to our neighbors in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Along with Columbia University, Rutgers University, Boston University, and Trinity College, UML will host an event using the OpenStreetMap platform to help provide the Red Cross and other emergency first responders with data needed for disaster response in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

How You Can Help

Contribute your time to open-source mapping and help trace buildings and missing roads to support relief organizations in damage assessment and needs for support. These very basic tasks are easy to learn and training will be provided at the beginning of the event.

RSVP to p.morgan@miami.edu

What You Need to Know

No mapping experience or knowledge of local geography is necessary. Limited laptops will be available so please bring your own device if possible.

Save time by creating a free account on OpenStreetMap prior to the event:
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new

While it’s not required that you stay for the full length of the event, we suggest that you contribute at least one hour of your time.

This event is organized by Paige Morgan from the UM Libraries Digital Scholarship Group in collaboration with Alex Gil at Columbia University.

 

About the UM Libraries Digital Scholarship Group

The Digital Scholarship Group, which includes GIS Resources, Digital Humanities, Data Services, and Data Management, focuses on helping users find, manage, interpret, and publish data. As part of the UM Learning Commons at the Otto G. Richter Library, the Digital Scholarship Group is available to help you learn specialized software and tools and develop your knowledge of GIS, digital humanities, qualitative methods, and statistics.



Utilizing GIS Data Workshop: Developing Conservation Strategies for Florida’s Forests on March 31

Otto G. Richter Library
1st Floor GIS Lab
1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146

Taught by Taught by GIS Librarian Abraham Kaleo Parrish

Developing Conservation Strategies for Florida’s Forests
You are an intern with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and have been tasked with developing strategies for conserving Florida’s forests. You want to analyze the different types of forests in Florida, determine which parts are in most need of conservation, and develop strategies that promote conservation.

Skills Covered
On the Internet:

  • identify and download forest and related GIS data
  • utilize web tools such as ESRI’s Community Analyst and the Florida Forest Service’s Smoke Screening Tool

In ArcGIS:

  • classification, symbolization, change detection, raster and field calculation, raster to vector conversion, buffering, and proximity analysis

No registration required. First come, first served. Lab can accommodate 12 participants.

Questions? Email gislib@miami.edu or call 305-284-9488.


UM is a smoke-free campus. Parking is available at the Pavia Garage near Stanford Drive. Please click map image below to enlarge. Learn more about parking »

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Join Us for Adobe Spark Workshop at Shalala Student Center on July 28

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Thursday, July 28
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Donna E. Shalala Student Center
Senate Room | 3rd Floor
1330 Miller Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146
*please note change in venue

Co-presented by the UM Libraries Digital Media Lab

Ben Forta, Adobe Senior Director for Education Initiatives, and Patrick Koster, Adobe Senior Customer Success Manager for the University of Miami, will be co-delivering a hands-on workshop to familiarize attendees on Adobe Spark for creating engaging visual stories delivered as web browser experiences and narrated/animated videos.

This free workshop is open to UM faculty, staff, and students. If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to richterevents@miami.edu.

Adobe + University of Miami

The University of Miami has made a significant investment in providing access across campus to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications like Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and more. These are powerful tools for PDF workflowsimage editinggraphic designpublication layout, and video editing, but come with a bit of a learning curve. The University is working with Adobe to offer training and workshops to help the UM community maximize the benefits of these tools, including year-round support for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Miami Libraries Digital Media Lab.

Newly released Adobe Spark provides next-generation Web tools to help individuals and organizations easily communicate with immediate impact and broad distribution. Come learn how to turn your ideas into social graphics, animated videos, and web stories—in minutes.

Parking is available at the Pavia Garage near Stanford Drive. Permit holders may park at any colored lot except blue and purple. Please click map image below to enlarge.

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Now Available at UM: Mendeley Institutional Edition

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A highly acclaimed reference management application that allows researchers to organize documents, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research trends and statistics is now available to all UM students, faculty, and staff. The University of Miami recently subscribed to Mendeley Institutional Edition, an institutional version of Mendeley with premium user features and additional institutional support.

To celebrate the purchase of this new product, UM and Elsevier, Mendeley’s parent company, are presenting a training session for UM researchers and all students or employees that would like to learn more about using the Mendeley Institutional Edition and how it can support their research.

Tuesday, September 22
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Information Literacy Lab, Richter Library, 3rd floor

An Amazon Kindle Fire HD will be raffled off at the end of the training session.

Mendeley is cross-platform and supported by all major browsers. With more than three million users, the program is know for

  • driving researcher productivity by helping users manage, read, share, annotate and cite papers and projects.
  • enabling collaboration and knowledge sharing by hosting a network for users to connect with like-minded researchers and discover research trends and statistics.
  • providing a crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social research information and Open API, leading to additional insights, and is useful for app-building.

 

You can now join the official UM Mendeley group on the Mendeley website and gain the benefits of our institutional membership.

Learn more about Mendeley by attending the training session. Register now by contacting William Jacobs at billajc@miami.edu.



Spring Research Series

University of Miami Libraries is pleased to present its Spring Research Series. From creating videos to finding the best venue for publication, the Library can help you learn new skills to improve your instruction and research. Learn to use the Library’s wealth of images and videos with “Visual Resources”, create your own maps with “Simply Map” and your own video presentations with “Movie Making Basics”. Organize your research with “EndNote” or “RefWorks” and increase its visibility with “Getting Your Research Recognized”. For those interested in the inner workings of Electronic Theses and Dissertations, we have “ETDs: From Beginning to End”.  Click on our website link below to look at the schedule, updates and additional classes.

Light refreshments will be provided.



Graduate Research Series

A new round of the Graduate Research Series will be held this fall at the University of Miami Libraries. This is a golden opportunity to learn how to use better and faster the library resources and services through the session: “Tools for your Trade: An Information Toolkit”. Or how to deal with the research requirements, from information gathering to citation, through the session “Managing Your Research”. For those interested in the insights of the Electronic Thesis and Disertations the libraries have arranged the session “ETD: Who, What, When, How, Huh?” and, for an elite group of those who think ahead, this series could arm you with the elements you need to show up in the world of academic publishing through “Don’t Perish… Publish!”.