The June 2017 Data Bites Forum provided an opportunity for librarians to share what they had learned from attending the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP), IASSIST and other data related conferences.
The heat wave we're having outside is the perfect time to hang out in the air-conditioned CVGA to check out the new games that just arrived for the PlayStation VR that we got towards the end of the Winter term.
Copyright and Preservation workshop, Monday, 6/19, 11:00 am-12:00 pm How does copyright law treat preservation by libraries, archives, and museums? When does copyright law permit you to provide access to a preservation copy, or to create a replacement copy? This workshop from Ana Enriquez of the the U-M Library Copyright Office will explain how copyright law applies to preservation work. All are welcome.
The Deep Blue Data development and service teams have been hard at work incorporating feedback from our diverse community of users. Development is ongoing and we are rolling out many small changes, but we are excited to highlight a few new features that we have released recently.
Last week a groundbreaking workshop on the topic of Japanese Text Mining was held at Emory University. U-M Japanese studies folks were a strong presence there.
This week the Shapiro Lobby is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month with an exhibit created by Meredith Kahn and the UM Spectrum Center featuring Pride Month events, resources, and statistics. We will also be hosting June's book display "Commemorating Stonewall" for LGBTQ Pride Month.
Contributing to software projects can be harder and more time consuming than coding customized solutions. But over the long term, writing generalized solutions that can be used and contributed to by developers from around the world reduces our dependence on ourselves and our organizational resources, thus drastically reducing our technical debt.
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