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Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops return online for Spring 2021! These hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Pre-registration is required.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) include:

  • Bash/Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python
  • R
  • Data Organization with Spreadsheets
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar.

Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.

More topics and workshop dates will be added, so watch the workshop calendar or subscribe to the MU-CARPENTRIES-L email listserv for information and announcements.

home Resources and Services Submit a proposal to win six months of free text and data mining access to selected library databases

Submit a proposal to win six months of free text and data mining access to selected library databases

ProQuest is accepting proposals from research teams at academic institutions and will select five teams to provide with six months free access to TDM Studio, ProQuest’s new text and data mining solution.

Access to TDM studio will allow the research team to use library-subscribed ProQuest content for TDM methodologies like topic modeling, geographic analysis, feature analysis, network analysis, and others. Specific content available via subscription of the University of Missouri Libraries includes:

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: historical full-text of major newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more
  • ABI/INFORM: business and management scholarly and trade journals, market reports, industry reports, case studies, news, etc.
  • Early Modern Books and Early English Books Online
  • EconLit: journal articles, books, and dissertations in economics

and several other databases. See here for a more complete list of ProQuest content available to University of Missouri researchers: http://proxy.mul.missouri.edu/login?url=http://www.proquest.com/databases . Teams may also upload their own datasets.

Available to faculty and graduate students, the program will allow a selected team to support 1-5 users working on the same project for up to six months. Team members can be from more than one institution, and at least one team member must have working knowledge of text and data mining methodologies using R or Python.

The deadline for submissions is November 30; contact Steven Pryor, Digital Scholarship Librarian, right away for all the details.

 

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MOspace: Increasing Open Access Availability for All

International Open Access Week is October 19 – 25! This year’s theme is Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.

There are many options for MU researchers to make their work available open access, but one option available for all University of Missouri faculty is to make a copy available in the MOspace institutional repository.

We are working on several ways to help maximize the reach and persistence of your scholarship and increase awareness of MOspace as an option for Open Access scholarship. As we collect and analyze data about what our researchers are publishing, we are finding that many articles are already available via paid, “gold” Open Access (represented in gold in the images below). When we can, we are collecting these articles and preserving them in MOspace as an additional safeguard to ensuring their long-term availability and accessibility. We are currently processing 371 articles from 2019 and 2020 that meet various criteria for this stage of the project, 76 have already been included in MOspace, and more are on the way. Paid, full Open Access is great but still represents only a fraction MU’s total research output. We are working on ways to reach out individually to authors whose publications qualify for inclusion in MOspace (such as by publisher or funder policy) to encourage authors to upload their manuscripts/postprints whenever possible.

Even articles that are published with a traditional (non-Open Access) license can often be included in an institutional repository in the form of the final manuscript or postprint (your final, post-peer-review “draft”). The image below shows at least 1,095 articles published by MU authors (according to Scopus) in 2019 that currently have no known freely-available full text online, but could be made available in a repository such as MOspace on the basis of the publisher’s standard “green open access” policy. This would make the clear majority of MU research output openly available in some form (gold, hybrid, bronze, and green are all forms of Open Access availability under different terms).

Nearly 80% of MU-authored articles could be openly available

The following image shows the publication activity by publisher, and also helps show how much of our output that is currently “paywalled” could potentially be made available. Each bar represents the number of MU articles published by that publisher in 2019 (according to Scopus), and the red portion represents the number of those articles for which there is currently no available open access copy. Nearly all of these top publishers (each of the top 6 and many others) will allow authors to deposit most article manuscripts in institutional repositories such as MOspace via a green open access policy. The green segments represent where an author, co-author, or other delegate has already done so.

As libraries and researchers in the United States and around the world continue to respond to budgetary and inflationary price pressures by increasingly relying on interlibrary loan and other delivery services instead of instant full-text search and availability via subscription, making your work available this way helps ensure that it is searchable, discoverable, and reviewable by all and can lead to higher usage and citation of the final published version. MOspace can also be home to books and other forms of research and scholarship, too! Please contact your subject specialist, email us at MOspace, see the guide, or submit works online if you are interested in maximizing the reach of your scholarship via MOspace.

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Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

University of Missouri Libraries is hosting a series* of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops online for Fall 2020. These hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Pre-registration is required.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) will be:

  • Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python
  • R
  • OpenRefine

*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter, weekly afternoon sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar. More detailed scheduling information is available on each workshop registration page.

Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.

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Upcoming Workshop: Software Carpentry – Python

University of Missouri Libraries is hosting a 2-day Software Carpentry (Python) workshop at 114A Ellis Library on January 30 and 31, 2020. This hands-on workshop will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with Python code, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) will be:

  • Unix shell
  • Git
  • Programming in Python

Pre-registration is required. Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/SWC-2020-01-30 for registration and information.

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Upcoming Workshop: Software Carpentry-Python

University of Missouri Libraries is hosting a 2-day Software Carpentry Python workshop at 114A Ellis Library on October 7 and 8. This hands-on workshop will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with Python code, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) will be:

  • Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python

Pre-registration is required. Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/SWC-2019 for registration and information.

Presented with thanks to Research Computing Support Services and the Great Plains Network Carpentries Foundation Membership for sponsorship of this workshop.