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Cleaning up Messy Data

Do the occasional misspellings, extra spaces, random punctuation, weird capitalization or different styles of entering data plague your data consistency and accuracy? Messy data are a problem for data retrieval, interoperability, indexing or discovery. OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a tool made to help you clean up messy data. OpenRefine is also a tool to transform data or begin to implement linked data. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of OpenRefine. If you have sample data to play with, by all means bring that in the form of an excel spreadsheet (i.e. .xsl or .xslx format). If you don't have sample data, no need to worry, as we'll have sample spreadsheets for you to clean up.

Please download OpenRefine before attending the workshop.

Tue. Oct 7, 2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Anna Kijas

Creating a Data Management Plan

Wed. Oct 29, 2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Carolyn Mills

Creating and Curating Digital Content

A growing number of scholars and students are curating content associated with their research in a digital environment. Using Omeka, an open-source content-management system, participants will learn how to create and describe items (i.e. photos, text, maps), curate items within collections, and publish content for the public. Omeka is a great way for you to share your research in a flexible and interactive setting or collaborate with other scholars or students. A list of resources and tips will be provided to participants.

Mon. Sep 29, 2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Anna Kijas

Introduction to Data Visualization

This workshop will introduce participants to creating data visualizations using Tableau Public. Tableau Public is a free version of the Tableau business intelligence/analytics software, which allows anyone to quickly present any quantitative information (up to a million rows!) in compelling, interactive visualizations. In this workshop, participants will learn how to quickly create interactive graphs, scatterplots, thematic maps and more, which can be linked to or embedded in blogs and websites.

Thu. Sep 18, 2014
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Steve Batt

Organize your Research Online

In this workshop, participants will learn how to collect, organize, and share their research sources using Zotero, an open-source and free tool. Zotero allows you to search across your research citations and sources using one interface. You can attach document files (i.e. PDFs), as well as images, audio, screen shots, and other type of files, which allows you to better organize and keep track of your research sources.

Please download Zotero before attending the workshop.

Mon. Oct 20, 2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Joelle Thomas

PIVOT Funding Opportunity / Scholar Expertise Database

University of Connecticut researchers now have access to Pivot, the most comprehensive search engine for grant funding available - with 26,000 funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion. In this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to use Pivot to search for funding opportunities, and establish funding alerts to automatically let you know when new grants become available in your field. Before attending the workshop, please establish a Pivot account by clicking the Sign up link on the header on any page inside Pivot.

Fri. Sep 5, 2014
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Dawn Cadogan
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Steve Batt
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Sharon Giovenale
Fri. Sep 26, 2014
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Dawn Cadogan
Tue. Oct 7, 2014
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
Jun Qian
Mon. Oct 20, 2014
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Carolyn Mills
Wed. Nov 5, 2014
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Steve Batt

RefWorks: An Introduction (Waterbury)

Thu. Sep 11, 2014
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Shelley Goldstein
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Shelley Goldstein

Scopus Workshops

Wed. Sep 24, 2014
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Galadriel Chilton
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Galadriel Chilton