Mailing List Message #114245
From: Joan K. Lippincott <>
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Subject: NCSU Libraries Data Visualization Institute
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:45:29 -0500
Dear cni-announce subscribers:

The NCSU Libraries have just announced this intensive, week-long Data and Visualization Institute, with the first offering in May, 2016. It is an excellent opportunity for libraries that want to develop the expertise of staff so that they can work with faculty and students on the data generated from their research and assist them with developing useful visualizations for their projects. Applications for the institute will be accepted until March 13, 2016.

--Joan Lippincott, CNI

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Registration now open for Data and Visualization Institute 
for Librarians at the NCSU Libraries

This week-long course–a visualization immersion–will feature interactive sessions with expert instructors.

(Raleigh, NC) — Librarians can now register online for the first Data and Visualization Institute forLibrarians (DVIL) at NCSU Libraries. The hands-on, interactive course takes place May 23-27, 2016 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at NC State University. The application deadline is March 13, 2016.

Institute LogoDVIL is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Participants will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on the course topics. 

Led by expert instructors, sessions will be interactive and will focus on mastery of core concepts, with hands-on exposure to select open source and highly used commercial tools. Sharing of practices and experiences across institutions will be encouraged.

The institute’s curriculum, available later in February, will focus on topics such as:
  • Data Exploration and Statistical Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Description, Sharing, and Reuse
  • Data Cleaning & Preparation, and 
  • Gathering and Analyzing Textual & Multimedia Data.
Additional topics such as bibliometric analysis, version control with Git and GitHub, publisher and funder datause agreements, and open data and open science will be discussed in short sessions.  

Computer programming and data analysis experience is not required. Participants should be comfortable using common office applications (e.g., Microsoft suite), Google applications (e.g., Drive, Spreadsheets, Docs), and be familiar with PC and Mac environments.

The Institute’s instructional day is Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration cost is $2,500 per person, which covers instruction, breakfasts and lunches each day, and one evening reception during the week. The registration cost does not include travel and lodging expenses.

To apply
Applications for the Data and Visualization Institute for Librarians will be accepted beginning on Monday, February 15, 2016. The application deadline is Saturday, March 13. Visit the Data and Visualization Institutewebsite for program details and to apply for the course:

Honora Eskridge, Director of the Data and Visualization Institute for Librarians, 919.515.6120,

About Data Science and Visualization at the NCSU Libraries
The NCSU Libraries provides research data services and hosts a variety of data science and visualizationprograms in its state-of-the-art, high-tech spaces. Through offerings such as our Data Visualization Workshop Series and “Coffee & Viz” events, we provide interactive and entertaining forums for researchers to share theirvisualization work and discuss topics of interest. 

About the NCSU Libraries
The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the NC State University community and its partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future. With extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science, technology, and agriculture, the NCSU Libraries is recognized as a national leader.

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