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With many funding agencies requiring data management plans, the pressure on researchers to manage their data effectively and efficiently has increased. Despite all the policies in place (new and old), what are some practical approaches for data management that can be leveraged during the research lifecycle? In this session, the instructor will provide data management guidelines for engineering and then engage the audience in an interactive forum to learn about their individual situations and needs and how to address them.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 (part 1)
Monday, October 6, 2014 (part 2)
9:30am - 10:45am
3080 Torgersen (part 1)
1100 Torgersen (part 2)
Led by Zhiwu Xie
Register online (part 1 or part 1 online) and (part 2)
Part 1 of this course is a brief introduction to cloud computing and what it can do for you as a researcher. We will tour through the key cloud computing concepts, technologies, and implementations such as the IBM and Amazon cloud. We will demonstrate a few typical cloud computing applications, and then discuss its limitations.
Part 2 of this course provides hands-on experience to cloud computing. Participants may pick one of the many tasks provided by the presenter, or choose their own tasks, then implement it in a computing cloud. Interested participants will also be provided with cloud computing resources to implement small scale cloud computing projects on their own time
This database is on trial through October 17, 2014. Ancestry Library Edition is an academic version of ancestry.com. It provides genealogical records from the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. Please provide feedback on this database.>
Students and faculty are invited to peruse a collection of open textbooks on display next to the reference desk on the second floor of Newman Library. Traditional textbooks tend to be very expensive, but open textbooks such as these from OpenStax College have several free online formats (the iBooks are $4.99) and are much cheaper in hardback form (the cost of printing, usually $30-$50). Students interested in reducing textbook costs can take pre-printed information from the display to give to their professors. More information is available in the OpenStax College textbook display FAQ. Our hard copy display should be around for a few weeks, or you can explore the books on the OpenStax website.
The University Libraries subscribe to numerous databases that provide free webinars on using their search interfaces. These webinars can help you become a more efficient searcher or learn about new features of the database. See our list of upcoming webinars you can register for and view from the comfort of your own desk.
The University Libraries would like to welcome new students to Virginia Tech: freshmen, transfer students, and new graduate students. We have a lot of services and resources to offer you during your career here at Virginia Tech. Here are some tips and frequently asked questions (and answers!) for new students.
The Virginia Tech Libraries is looking forward again to working with students on using our wealth of collections, resources, and services for their assignments and research projects. It's easy for instructors to set up sessions where college or instruction librarians can provide instruction tailored to these assignments and projects.
Designing library research assignments for undergraduates can be a complex process. Many instructors make assumptions about their students: experience in doing research projects in high school or freshman year, familiarity in using online search tools, knowledge of potential sources like newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, and an understanding of how knowledge is organized. Instead, students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and may have had little or no exposure to the research process.
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