Statista.com is the first statistics portal in the world to integrate data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.
Faculty, students and staff can download graphs, which will be a useful resource for student papers and faculty lectures as well as a reference tool that indexes, sources and links to original sources of data.
For more information, contact Peter McKay, Business Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-273-2634.
Here’s a recent example:
Three new videos for Research Computing at the University of Florida feature librarians and the libraries. See the videos here (bottom 3 bullets): http://www.hpc.ufl.edu/about/videos/
Dr. Leah Rosenberg on the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and Research Computing (Margarita Vargas-Bettancourt, Caribbean Studies Librarian, and the Special Collections Grand Reading Room are highlighted):
Dr. Sophia Acord on Humanities, our libraries and research computing. (Not yet loaded to YouTube)
Related news article: http://www.ufl.edu/2013/05/07/chomping-data-at-trillions-of-bites-per-second/
Register here for all workshops: http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/Registration
Are you starting an undergraduate research project? Are you writing your senior thesis?
If so, join your librarians for sessions on how to get started with library research. This summer we will be offering Library Orientations for undergraduate researchers as well as RefWorks Workshops to help you organize your research.
Library Orientation for Undergraduate Researchers
5/15 11:00-12:00 (Marston Science Library L308)
5/23 1:30-2:30 (Marston Science Library L308)
5/28 2:00-3:00 (ONLINE)
RefWorks for Undergraduate Researchers
5/15 12:30-1:30 (Marston Science Library L308)
5/23 3:00-4:00 (Marston Science Library L308)
5/28 3:30-4:30 (ONLINE)
RefWorks for Undergraduates, Graduate Student and Faculty Researchers
Getting ready to work on a literature review, thesis, dissertation or paper?
RefWorks 2.0 will help you organize and manage all the books and journal articles for your research. The session includes the basics and more advanced features.
5/30 9:00-10:30 (Library West, Room 211)
7/11 9:00-10:30 (Library West, Room 211)
7/30 1:00-2:30 (Library West, Room 211)
To commemorate Asian American Pacific Islander Month, the Libraries will host a film showing of Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American feature films (2007)
WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m .
WHERE: Marston Science Library, Room L107
Light refreshments will be served. Bring your lunch if you would like.
Dr. Scott Nygren, professor of film and media studies, Department of English, will provide an introduction to the film.
Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and treasures. It weaves together a wondrous portrait of actors, directors, writers, and movie icons who have defined American feature films, from the silent era to the current new wave of Asian American cinema. At once entertaining and enlightening, Hollywood Chinese reveals long-untold stories behind the Asian faces that have graced the silver screen, and weaves a rich and complicated tapestry, one marked by unforgettable performances and groundbreaking films, but also by a tangled history of race and representation.
A companion display will be in Library West, third floor during the month of May.
Registration for Digital Humanities Day 2013 is open at: http://interface.at.ufl.edu
UF’s 2nd Annual Digital Humanities Day (part of Interface 2013)
Thursday April 25th, 2013 (reading day)
8:15am to 4:30pm, Smathers Library (East), Room 1A, or online
*breakfast, lunch, and coffee/snacks to be provided
The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and George A. Smathers Libraries are again partnering with Academic Technology to present the Second Annual Digital Humanities Day as part of the 2013 Interface Faculty Seminar. Interface is the University of Florida conference providing demonstrations, discussion, and peer networking focused on improving teaching and learning by deploying innovative pedagogy using new and emerging technologies.
This year’s theme is “Learning On-and Off-line: “Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing.” This year’s keynote speaker will be Curtis Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. He has published widely on “blended learning” as a way to combine traditional and digital technologies for conveying disciplinary knowledge and building critical thinking skills in the disciplines.
A stream of Digital Humanities talks throughout the Interface events will link this conversation about pedagogy to research advances in the humanities disciplines (including visualization, digital curation, and immersive environments). These talks will again take the format of “lightning rounds” – short demonstrations of technology use and projects – followed by a thirty-minute ‘break-out’ period for intimate discussion with the presenters. The program with full presentation names/titles will be online next week.
For more information and to register to attend (online or in person) visit: http://interface.at.ufl.edu
Digital Humanities Day + Interface 2013 is sponsored by the Technology Innovations Advisory Committee, the Office of Academic Technology, The Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere (through the Digital Humanities Working Group), and the George A. Smathers Libraries.
The George A. Smathers Libraries will join the 50th anniversary celebration of the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. began writing his Letter from Birmingham Jail. A reading of the Letter will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in front of Library West. The libraries will join participants from various locations around the globe such as libraries, museums, schools, universities, churches, synagogues, temples, work places, public parks, bookstores, street corners, coffee shops and anywhere people want to participate. For more information, see http://www.bplonline.org/programs/1963/Letter.aspx.
The public reading is co-sponsored by the UF African American Studies Program and the Institute for Black Culture.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: McKnight Brain Institute, Room LG-110A/B
WHO: Open to all UF faculty, administrators, staff, post-docs, grad and undergrad students
To register go to http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/Registration/ and click on Schedule then Collaborating with Strangers and Register. Space is limited.
Collaborating with Strangers website: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/communications/colab/home.html
Looking for a way to combine forces with others on campus interested in sex and gender differences in health? Regardless of your major disciplinary research topic, if you are interested in combining forces with others who have similar interests from issues of health disparities, symptom differences, treatment efficacy variance, gender studies, human rights, etc., join us for this dynamic interchange of people, interests and knowledge.
Collaborating with Strangers workshops connect students, faculty and researchers on campus during 3-minute speed-meetings. You’ll walk away with more resources, solutions and creative ideas than you ever imagined!
According to Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors only the prepared mind…” So prepare yourself for a future full of creative possibilities. Regardless of your field of study, your research and projects can benefit greatly by knowing more people working in other disciplines. It might otherwise take you years to meet the 15 people you’ll connect with during one-on-one conversations at the next Collaborating with Strangers Workshop.
Results from over 200 participants attending last year’s Strangers’ workshops at UF:
90.6% indicated they would attend another CoLAB workshop and 96.4% indicated they would recommend the workshop to another student or faculty member.
What people said about Collaborating with Strangers…
“I made contacts (with) people who are from particular places I am interested in and who possess skills that will be useful for future projects. Journalism, video tutorials, Columbia and Iran.”
“I met people from different disciplines, and some of them provided me with useful information in my area, such as useful websites and related people they know.”
“…On a larger scale, it’s easy to see how an exercise such as this can help facilitate communication and generate interest across disciplinary lines.”
CoLAB Planning Series® was invented in 2002 by Bess de Farber, certified professional facilitator and the UF Libraries’ grants manager. CoLAB processes used in Collaborating with Strangers workshops have served over 1,400 participants at libraries, universities, United Ways and Community Foundations throughout Florida, Arizona and Maryland.
For more information, contact lib-CoLAB@uflib.ufl.edu
Sponsored by the Health Science Center Library
at the George A. Smathers Libraries and the
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
Office of Research on Women’s Health
The Health Science Center Library (HSCL) is hosting “A Voyage to Health,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine about the revival of Native Hawaiian traditions. Accompanying the exhibit will be a speaker and film series featuring presentations by faculty from the University of Florida and beyond. Members of the UF community and public are welcome to visit the exhibit throughout its stay in Gainesville through May 1.
The following events will occur in April:
- Dance for Health (April 8): Talks by UF professor Jill Sonke and Santa Fe professor Naana Horne will focus on the importance of dance to health and the use of dance as therapy.
- Healing Spaces and Opening Doors Reception (April 12): A panel will discuss ties between the natural environment and healing, featuring a variety of UF faculty including Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig (Health Science Center archives), Rick Stepp (anthropology), Elizabeth Diehl (horticultural therapy), Linda Luecking (Wilmot Gardens) and Craig Tisher (nephrology). Also featuring interactive events including hula and Hawaiian print-making.
- Film Screening: Whale Rider (April 18)
Events will take place in the Communicore building and Wilmot Gardens on campus. All events are free and open to the public. See the exhibit website for more specific information about event locations and times: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/voyagetohealth.
The speaker and film series is sponsored by the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries. Individual events are co-sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
A talk by Melvin Jefferson (Cambridge, UK)
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6-7 pm
Smathers Library (East), Room 1A
The Parker Library houses one of the most valuable Anglo-Saxon manuscript collections in the world, including the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (from c.850) and key Middle English texts such as Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. The Library’s most famous manuscript, the Latin St. Augustine Gospels, one of the earliest bound books in existence, is still used in the enthronement ceremony of the Archbishops of Canterbury.
The unique treasures of the Parker Library were recently made available for research as a licensed interactive web-based workspace. The “Parker Library on the Web” database was the product of a collaborative digitization project between Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University Library and Stanford University Libraries, funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Melvin Jefferson served as the Head of the Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium based at the Parker Library for over 10 years before his retirement at the end of 2011. He conserved many precious books and manuscripts belonging to the Parker Library and eleven member colleges, worked as a consultant for other institutions and individuals, bound presentation books for European royalty, and played a key role in the Parker Library on the Web digitization project.
Jefferson will talk about the history of the Parker Library and provide an overview of its holdings. He will discuss the process, challenges and results of the Parker Library on the Web digitization project, providing illustrative examples from his unique collection of conservation project photographs.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
For more information, contact Rebecca Jefferson: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, the Department of English and the George A. Smathers Libraries
A Handful Of Leaves: Immigrant Stories is a devised theater piece, directed by Kevin Marshall, based on selections from the holdings of the Price Library of Judaica at the George A. Smathers Libraries. The production focuses on the incredible stories of Dr. Emanuel Merdinger and Leah Stupniker, and will explore moments in the lives of these individuals, based on their memoirs and journals.
The show was created to highlight the importance of personal artifacts, and to connect potential donors of these artifacts with the library system at the University of Florida. These stories will illustrate their importance in understanding the history and experience of immigration to the United States.
Showings — All will be held in the Digital Worlds Institute, Old Norman Gym on campus. Parking is available in the Norman Field Parking Garage.
- April 17th, 7:30 pm (Wed)
- April 18th, 7:30 pm (Thurs)
- April 19th, 7:30 pm (Fri)
- April 20th, 7:30 pm (Sat)
Admission is free, but to attend any one of the four shows, you will need to add your name and the name of any guests to a sign-up sheet at the School of Theater and Dance. Seats are limited – only 70 per show – and they are expected to fill up.
If you plan to go to one of the showings, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the number attending.
Live streaming video of each showing is also available at: http://digitalworlds.ufl.edu/live
Cast and Crew
Director: Kevin Marshall
Web Design: Joseph Murphy
University of Florida Collaborators
The Digital Worlds Institute
The School of Theater + Dance
The George A. Smathers Libraries & The Isser & Rae Price Judaica Library of Judaica
The Center for Arts & Public Policy
The Center for the Humanities in the Public Sphere