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Library Carpentry Sprint at UC Berkeley

The UC Berkeley Library is participating in the worldwide Library Carpentry Sprint happening on June 1st and 2nd, which is a part of the larger Mozilla Global Sprint 2017. Library Carpentry is a part of the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry family, and it strives to bring the fundamentals of computing, as well as a … Continue reading →

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Great talks and fun at csv,conf,v3 and Carpentry Training

Day1 @CSVConference! This is the coolest conf I ever been to #csvconf pic.twitter.com/ao3poXMn81 — Yasmina Anwar (@yasmina_anwar) May 2, 2017 On May 2 – 5 2017, I (Yasmin AlNoamany) was thrilled to attend the csv,conf,v3 2017 conference and the Software/Data Carpentry instructor training in Portland, Oregon, USA. It was a unique experience to attend and speak with many … Continue reading →

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AIS Teaching Resource Fair

Faculty, Graduate Students, and Researchers!

Looking for ideas on how to refresh your teaching or improve your research? Wondering what campus resources are available and how to connect to them? Come to the first-ever AIS-palooza to find inspiration, learn new things, and get your questions answered.

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117, D Level)

This drop-in event will feature demonstrations and mini-sessions on a wide variety of topics, led by resource providers from all over campus, including librarians who will address:

  • Help your students improve their research skills
  • How to make your course materials affordable
  • How to promote your own research
  • Wikipedia as an educational tool

Other topics include:

  • Assessment in bCourses
  • Making Course Content Accessible for Students with Disabilities
  • Securing Your Research Data
  • Data Science Pedagogy
  • Resources for Creating a Website
  • Videoconferencing Tools: Options and Possibilities

And much more!

Come to a few sessions or stay for the whole event. Refreshments and finger foods will be provided.

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The History of Higher Education in California: A Big Data Approach

Thursday, April 6 10am -11:30am 180 Doe Library Zach Bleemer discusses how he used data science — thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs —  to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including the UC … Continue reading →

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Berkeley commits to accelerating universal open access, signs the OA2020 Expression of Interest

The University Library at UC Berkeley took a major step today in its commitment to achieving universal open access for scholarly journal literature by signing the OA2020 Expression of Interest, in collaboration with UC Davis and UC San Francisco. OA2020 is an international movement, led by the Max Planck Digital Library in Munich, to convert … Continue reading →

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New Exhibit: Literatura de Cordel

Literatura de Cordel exhibit case

This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are several themes that are portrayed in these chap-books. A story is narrated within the cordel in a poetic form and themes can vary from religious, political, social and romantic. The curatorial team that consists of Dr. Liladhar Pendse, Aisha Hamilton and Kevin Cloud invites to visit the physical exhibit in the Moffitt Library through June 30, 2017. However for those who cannot come to the campus, we have prepared an online counterpart of this physical exhibition.

 

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