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October 2017

The Present and Future of Digital Manuscripts: Access, Pedagogy, Scholarship (2 Day Event)

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 11:30 am

—a conference organized by Rebecca Fenning Marschall, Clark Library, UCLA, and Philip S. Palmer, Clark Library, UCLA Why do we need digitized manuscripts and how might we improve user access to them? How might collaborative infrastructure, discovery platforms, and linked data make it easier to find, view, and connect digitized manuscripts? How can special collections libraries partner with scholars, students, and the general public to enhance metadata and transcriptions of digitized manuscripts? As the culminating event of the Clark’s project…

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Python for Scientific Computing

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Python, originally developed as a general purpose programming language, has gained its popularity in the scientific community in recently years owning to its elegant and easy- to-understand syntax and powerful libraries. Python fully supports both functional and object-oriented programming styles. This class will present a number useful features of Python in the context of scientific computing, and introduce a number of supporting packages, including numpy for array-based computations and h5py to access HDF5 files, and the use of Python in…

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Open Access Data Repositories

October 25 @ 10:00 am

This workshop will provide an introduction to searching data repositories including figShare, Zenodo, and Dryad. Presented by Mary Zide, PhD, data informationist for the sciences. Held in the Presentation Room on the first floor of the Charles E. Young Research Library.

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Current and Future Requirements for Advanced Research Cyberinfrastructure – Panel Discussion

October 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Current and Future Requirements for Advanced Research Cyberinfrastructure – Panel Discussion   Date:  October 25, 2017 Time:  11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch provided*) Location:  5628 Math Sciences Building The Institute for Digital Research and Education is pleased to announce a panel discussion on current and future requirements for Advanced Research Cyberinfrastructure (ARC). The discussion will be led by the following early career researchers from various disciplines across the UCLA campus. Bao Wang – Mathematics Alan Farahani – Cotsen Institute…

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Enhance, Re-mix, Re-imagine

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Computationally intensive research methods are motivating cultural heritage institutions to develop digital collections and policies that are more amenable to data-driven research and that provide opportunities for users to enhance, re-mix, and re-imagine digital collections. This session highlights some of the Library’s open access collections, the kinds of data sets available from digital collections, how to request collection data, and what can be done with this data. It will conclude with a broader discussion of potential uses/use cases proposed by…

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Open Access Tools

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you ever come across paywalls when conducting your research? Learn about open access tools such as Unpaywall, Open Access Button, and Google Scholar that can help with locating legal versions of scholarly articles beyond UCLA Library licensed collections. In this hands-on workshop, participants will use each tool to locate articles behind paywalls and explore which tools are most useful for different types of research. Bring a laptop and receive help with installing these browser add-ons. Presented by Tony Aponte,…

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Computing Environment on Linux – I

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Part-I session of Computing Environment on Linux class is aimed to help researchers who are new to the Linux system. This two hour session will introduce basic Unix/Linux commands, shells, as well as a few editors available on most of the flavors of Linux operating system. The user should be able to log in to a Linux system and use it to do the normal tasks after going through this session. To RSVP: https://idre.ucla.edu/calendar-event/computing-environment-linux-oct2017

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UCLA A.UD SUPRASTUDIO Information Session

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

YOUR’E INVITED to join us to learn more about our M.Arch.II / SUPRASTUDIO degree program on-line with SUPRASTUDIO leader Guvenc Ozel for a 30-minute presentation and 30-minute Q+A. Topics will include information on SUPRASTUDIO, portfolio, admissions, academics, and student and studio life. This information session is for prospective students and family members. This event is free and open to the public. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with hyperlink and login information for the online seminar. Here is the link to…

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Becoming Media, Conference 1: Objects

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Core Program 2017–18 Becoming Media, Conference 1: Objects —a conference organized by Sarah Tindal Kareem, University of California, Los Angeles, and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles In his seminal essay “Genesis of the Media Concept,” John Guillory speaks of the “absent but wanted” concept of medium in the history of Western thought. A diffusion of proto-mediatic political, aesthetic, philosophical, and scientific modes of handling media objects…

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Computing Environment on Linux – II

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The second session is regarding the use of Linux system for computation. It will describe the compilation and execution procedures for a given source program. A sample software code will be used to demonstrate the computing tools such as makefile, debugger, and profiler which are available under most Linux environments. To RSVP: https://idre.ucla.edu/calendar-event/computing-environment-linux-ii-oct2017

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