Data Visualization Workshops Offered By DigiLab

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 10/15/2020

The Digital Humanities Lab will host a series of virtual workshops to introduce a number of methods for visualizing data and will introduce the concepts using web tools, Excel, Tableau, and R.

These sessions are open to undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline and are intended for beginners. No experience necessary. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 4 via Zoom. To register, contact digi@uga.edu.

Oct. 28th:     Intro to data visualization resources at UGA and beyond

Nov. 4th:      Bar graphs and histograms in Excel, Tableau, and R

Nov. 11th:     Scatterplots in Excel, Tableau, and R

Nov. 18th:    Area graphs in Excel, Tableau and R

Website Tools Help Patrons Find Library Books or Request Pickup

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 10/12/2020

A new tool on the UGA libraries’ website helps people retrieve books while social distancing.

The Stackmaps tool has been integrated into the GIL Find system on the Libraries’ website, libs.uga.edu. For books available at the Main and Science libraries for checkout, patrons can click “map it” and find a guide that helps them navigate the library stacks to the location of the materials they need.

“With 4.6 million volumes in our libraries, organized via the Library of Congress call numbers system, we know that it can be difficult to find the book that you want among our stacks. This tool helps patrons to find what they are looking for by themselves, which helps all of us maintain social distancing,” Viki Timian, head of access services for UGA Libraries, said of the tool, which launched just prior to the campus closure last spring.

Election 2020 Guide

Submitted by Kristin on Wed, 10/07/2020

The UGA Libraries’ "Election 2020" guide provides a one-stop shop for information about the upcoming elections. The guide leads you to reliable sources for election news and fact checking; polling and campaign finance data; in-depth research projects; and dates for voting and debates.

Call for Applications: Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant program

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 10/07/2020

The UGA Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning are pleased to announce the call for applications for the third round of the Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant program. This grant is intended to provide one-time funding to support the adoption of open and/or affordable (less than $40) course materials. Awards will be made up to $5,000 each, with a total of $60,000 being awarded.

A Virtual Conversation with The Red & Black on Journalism in a Pandemic

Submitted by Chandler Christoffel on Thu, 10/01/2020

On Wednesday, October 7 at 4pm, the UGA Libraries will co-host a panel with The Red & Black on conducting journalism during the pandemic. More details below: 

Bulldogs with face masks and press hats

COVID-19 Fact-Finding: Journalism and Research during the Pandemic

A Virtual Conversation with The Red & Black

Hosted: By UGA Libraries

Live Stream: youtu.be/JOzo-5xvAGE

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020. 4:00pm - 5:00pm

UCLA Professor to Give Virtual Provost's Seminar on 'Value(s) of Academic Work'

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 09/22/2020

On Friday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., Johanna Drucker of the University of California-Los Angeles will give a remote presentation on "Rethinking Assumptions: The Current Value(s) of Academic Work." The talk by Drucker, Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Professor in the department of information studies at UCLA, is hosted by the Office of the Provost, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the UGA Libraries, and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences as part of the UGA Signature Lectures series.

Case studies of how the UGA Libraries can help faculty make the online pivot

Submitted by Chandler Christoffel on Sun, 09/20/2020

During the pandemic, faculty faced a variety of challenges in their pivot to online instruction and research. These case studies demonstrate how the UGA Libraries have helped faculty tackle these challenges. 

Challenge: Curating digital course readings that are accessible to non-majors.

Documentarians Highlight Importance of Preservation During Brown Media Archives Anniversary Event

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 09/17/2020

Stephanie Jenkins and Salimah El-Amin describe their jobs as “Indiana Jones, but for nerds.” The archival researchers for Ken Burns’ Florentine Films go on searches for the “Holy Grail” of still and moving images that can help build a documentary that touches and teaches viewers.

Special Prize Offered to Students in Libraries’ Capturing Science Contest

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 09/15/2020

The UGA Libraries invites students to compete in the Fourth Annual Capturing Science Contest. The competition, co-sponsored by the Office of Research, offers cash prizes for students who convey STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts in creative and compelling projects that range from artistic endeavors to classroom activities, games and videos. The deadline for virtual submissions is 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020.