Workshops & Events

Events

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • Thursday, February 22, 2018
      Oral History & Media Recordings as Data
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Wondering about how best to create and preserve the audio recordings done for your projects? Troy Reeves, UW-Madison Oral History Program Head, will talk about his work gathering and storing the audio files that compromise the UW's oral history collection. He has worked in oral history since 1999 and on campus since 2007, and intends to impart that wisdom to workshop attendees, as well as learn about their audio recording projects. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/i05LzY873TBBJNLo1
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
      Grants for Research and Education
      1:00 pm-2:30 pm
      In this joint workshop for students and researchers, there will be a hands-on portion using several grants databases. The presentation component will help students, faculty, and other researchers learn how to get set up for efficient grantseeking. In addition, this joint student and researcher workshop will conclude with a hands-on portion using several grants databases. Grants for Your Education is also available online: http://go.wisc.edu/842cvd
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
      Finding, Using, and Teaching with Primary Sources at UW
      4:00 pm-5:30 pm
      Libraries' Special Collections staff will teach you how to find and use UW’s primary resources, whether as teaching objects or as a potential avenue for your own research. They will discuss applications for a range of disciplines, suggest ways the resources can be used in class projects and papers, and emphasize how you can actively network with library colleagues to capitalize on Collections in your research and teaching. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/PJgVMw7oRM4Tnkur1
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
      Check Your Stuff Before You Wreck Your Stuff: File Description & Documentation
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Poor file description and documentation can impact your research immediately and in the long run. Scientific papers have been found invalid and retracted due to authors using data from mislabeled files. As you begin a new project, think about how your existing data management practices will impact your ability to access your data in the future. This workshop will cover best practices in file description, organization, and documentation. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/5xtoyjDPglTuaupt2
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
      Managing Your Citations with EndNote Basic
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web) is an online, web-based citation management tool that can be used to format and print a bibliography for a class paper. It is free to use by UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff. In this workshop we will demonstrate how to set up a free account, import and add citations to your personal citation lists, and then print out a formatted bibliography for a paper. The class is offered by the Social Science Reference Library, Rm 8432, Sewell Social Science Bldg.
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    • Thursday, March 8, 2018
      Patents for the Innovative Grad Student
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Are you working on an invention or process that you think may be patentable? Are you just starting your design process and want to find similar inventions or other inventors working in your field? This workshop will cover basic patentability requirements in the U.S., search strategies to help you navigate multiple patent and patent application databases, and resources available to help you with the patent process. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/cs9miWPS6cOf12Zs2
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
      NVivo 11 Software Basics
      1:00 pm-2:30 pm
      NVivo is data analysis software that can be used with qualitative data, such as interview transcripts and textual survey responses. It provides a suite of textual and metadata analysis tools such as word frequency analysis and cross-tabulation analysis. NVivo allows the user to store and organize documents and data, and it will save researcher time by automating text coding for analysis.
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    • Thursday, March 15, 2018
      UW-Madison Open Meetup
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      Join the conversation about the impact of open data with featured speakers: David O’Connor, Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Irwin Goldman, Professor and Chair -Department of Horticulture University of Wisconsin-Madison. David O'Connor will discuss the impact of immediately sharing Zika virus research data; and Irwin Goldman will discuss the impact of the Open Source Seed Initiative.
    • Thursday, March 15, 2018
      Preparing Your Digital Life for Graduation
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Over a few short years it is easy to amass large amounts of digital files (research, data, publications) on our laptops, hard drives, and cloud storage. When preparing to graduate knowing what files to keep and how to take care of them can be challenging. This workshop will provide an overview of the personal digital archiving process. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet device to the workshop. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/EuK13Aen8LiJMG2t1