Endangered Data Week (April 17-21)

  The UVa Library is hosting a number of events as part of Endangered Data Week (April 17-21), a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. Below is the current […]

Fall 2017 Data Science Short Courses

The Library’s Research Data Services is offering 1-credit data science courses in Fall 2017 through the Data Science Institute: Data Wrangling and Exploration in R and a Public Interest Data Lab. DS 6559-001 Data Wrangling and Exploration in R (1 credit, meets the first five weeks of the semester) Clay Ford T,R 12:30-1:45 from 8/22/2017-9/21/2017 New Cabell […]

2017-18 StatLab Fellows

The UVA Library’s Research Data Services is seeking StatLab Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year. Responding to growing interest in applied data science experience along with a developing movement to use data and data science for the public interest, the program provides up to four UVA graduate students experience working collaboratively, openly, and reproducibly on […]

Welcome Meagan

Meagan Christensen joined our Social, Natural, and Engineering Sciences team in August as our new Social Science Librarian, and we are thrilled to have her with us! Meagan will be working with the Economics, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology departments, engaging with students and faculty on their research and information needs — in the classroom, through […]

Look People are Going to Think… (Debate Rhetoric Redux)

I’m still looking at the rhetoric from the presidential debates, this time focusing on the first general election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I turned the data frame from last week into a corpus, did some pre-processing with the tm package (remove capitalization, punctuation, stopwords, stemming the words and then completing stems with […]

Debate Prep!

I’m teaching a Text as Data short course (using R) right now, and as a card-carrying political scientist, I couldn’t resist using the ongoing campaign as an example (this was, in party, a way of handling my own anxiety about last Monday’s debate — this is what I was doing while watching). So here goes… […]

Welcome Jenn!

Jenn Huck joined the data services team in June as our new Data Librarian, and we’re excited to have her on board! Jenn will be working with researchers at all levels to find and access datasets and sources, building and representing the library’s data collections, and contributing her vision and expertise to keep advancing our […]

Fall 2016 Data Science Short Courses

The Library’s Research Data Services is offering a 1-credit short course series in collaboration with the Data Science Institute. The graduate-level short courses meet for 5 weeks, and are designed to provide some focused, hands-on training on different topics and tools; researchers from any discipline are welcome to join in the fun. To register search for Subject […]

UVA DataFest!

ASA DataFestTM is coming to UVA! Over the weekend of March 18-20, student teams can compete in a data analysis challenge, working on a surprise data set. At the end of the weekend, teams will present their insights to a panel of judges, with prizes for Best Insight, Best Visualization, and Best Use of External Data. […]

Data Science Sponsored Courses

The Library’s Research Data Services will be offering 1-credit short courses again this spring in partnership with the Data Science Institute: Data Wrangling in R and Applied Causal Inference. The graduate-level short courses meet for 5 weeks, and are designed to provide some focused, hands-on training on different topics and tools; researchers from any discipline are […]