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Open Source and the Mission of Libraries (The Edge Open Series)

Mon, December 5, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

There’s a broad overlap between the mission(s) of research libraries and the ethos of the open source software movement. Shared values like openness, transparency, intellectual freedom, and access have animated countless library-based initiatives, just as they have sparked the development of many free software projects. In this week’s Munch & Mull, Jack Hill and Will Shaw lead a broad discussion of open source and the mission of libraries. We’ll examine the history and philosophies of the open source software movement, discuss open-source development in Duke Libraries, and explore how (and why) libraries may be uniquely positioned to advocate for the use of open source in research and infrastructure.

To understand some of the history and values of the open source movement, you may want to read the Wikipedia articles "Open-source movement" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_movement) and "Free software movement" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software_movement).

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Distance Education Special Interest Group

Tue, December 6, 2016
 — 3:00 PM
Bostock 024
West Campus

Join your distance education colleagues for an engaging discussion with panelists from EdPlus at Arizona State University (ASU). For two years in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative university in the country by US News & World Report and is widely recognized as a leader in online and global education.
RSVP: Not required [open to anyone at Duke with an interest in distance education]
Contact: Sophia Stone (sophia.stone@duke.edu)

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The Long Night Against Procrastination

Tue, December 6, 2016
 — 7:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge
West Campus

Don’t let all the final papers, presentations, and exams sneak up on you!Duke UniversityLibrary'sLong Night Against Procrastination is a night set up for maximum productivity–an evening you can devote to staying on stop of everything on your to-do list.

Staff from the Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, and the Academic Resource Center (Including OrgoI tutors) will be on hand to provide research and writing assistance. You can track your study progress and pick up free study materials throughout the evening.

There will also be stress-relieving activities including coloring, button-makingand relaxation stationsfor when you need a short brain break.Pick up de-stressing tips from Campus Wellness. And, of course, there will be plenty of snacks and coffee to feed your productivity. Come out for a Long Night Against Procrastination and conquer your finals week!

Sponsored by Duke University Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, Duke Student Wellness Center, and the Academic Resource Center

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Black and Pink Holiday Card Party

Fri, December 9, 2016
 — 11:30 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

This semester Rubenstein Librarians worked with Dr. Jennifer Ansley'sWriting 101 class on Women's Prison Writing. Reading the poetry, essays, and other writings by incarcerated women and learning more about activism with incarcerated people inspired us to host this event. Black and Pink is an organization that supports incarcerated LGBTQ people. One of their outreach programs is their annual holiday card parties to send messages of hope, kindness, and connection to people in prison.

At the program we will be decorating postcards to send to incarcerated people. Supplies and postage stamps will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own—please note that we can only use colored pencils and rubber stamps to decorate cards (no crayon, marker, or stickers according to their guidelines). Cookies and drinks will be provided, and you may bring a bag lunch. Drop in for a little while or stay the whole time! The event will be held in theBeckstett Classroom, 150 Rubenstein Library.

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Edge Lightning Talks: Research in Progress

Fri, December 9, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Join us for a series of lightning talks given by students working on projects in the Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology and Collaboration (also known as “The Edge”) or with significant collaboration from Duke University Libraries. They will discuss their research work and future plans. The participating students are working on projects with:

Following the lightning talks and a panel Q&A, join presenters for a coffee and dessert reception to celebrate a successful semester.

This event is sponsored by The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology and Collaboration.


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R we having fun yet?! -- Leaflet -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, January 26, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Initial Meetings:

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R we having fun yet?! -- Rvest & httR -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, February 2, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Initial Meetings:

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R we having fun yet?! -- ggplot2 -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, February 9, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Initial Meetings:

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R we having fun yet?! -- Shiny -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, February 16, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Initial Meetings:

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R we having fun yet?! -- Flex dashboards -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, February 23, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Initial Meetings:

  • 2/23 - Flex dashboards - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/2 - ggvis - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/9 - Rmarkdown (kniter; slides; code-segments) - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/16 - twitteR - John

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R we having fun yet?! -- ggvis -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, March 2, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Initial Meetings:

  • 3/2 - ggvis - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/9 - Rmarkdown (kniter; slides; code-segments) - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/16 - twitteR - John

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R we having fun yet?! -- Rmarkdown -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, March 9, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Forthcoming Meetings:

  • 3/9 - Rmarkdown (kniter; slides; code-segments) - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/16 - twitteR - John

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