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Research Data Managment Implemenation Workshop, March 2013

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A Research Data Management Implementation Workshop was held on March 13-14, 2013, with Alison Darrow (SRO) and Wendy Shook (LIS) attending selected webcasts.

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Take away points:

  • There is a lot of energy behind data management, and many good standards and tools being developed, but the field is in a constant state of flux.
  • Despite that energy, there is significant frustration. Funding agencies are providing objective outcomes, but not implementation guidance. They are waiting to see what consensus comes from the field, while users and providers are looking for some kind of direction or expectation from funding agencies to get them started. (I’d like to point out that this is a tremendous opportunity for the data management community to contribute to standards and best practices!)
  • There is emphasis on big data, in part due to volumes produced and dollars consumed, but that emphasis leaves smaller implementations feeling isolated, even though small data are valuable assets that require as much attention as big data do.
  • A variety of data management models were discussed, each with staunch proponents, but I expect the reality to be custom approaches taking the most useful element of each model.

An excellent collection of position papers are available at https://rdmi.uchicago.edu/page/submitted-experience-and-position-papers

 

Last Chance — LIS Open Workshops Wind Down for the Summer

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It’s not too late to join us for a workshop (in English!) before Language Schools begin. Visit go/lisworkshops to view the last of our advertised open sessions. Youll find a Drupal introduction that covers basic web site maintenance skills, as well as another opportunity to learn how to access and use lynda.com Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills, including photography finesse.

Lynda’s recently added courses include such varied topics as “Managing Teams,” “Designing a Book,” and “Up and Running with Windows 8.” Watch a single video or work through an entire course, but be warned its addictive.

Please note that we do continue to offer “by request” group training during the summer months, staff and classroom space permitting; kindly send your request with details to helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

Middlebury College Admissions Office Annual College Counseling Workshop

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Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 7 , at McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off of College Street (Route 125). The event is open to the public — high school age children of Middlebury alumni, faculty, and staff are invited, as are students from Vermont high schools. Preference is given to high school juniors. The program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. The workshop is from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and covers five areas: how to choose a college; how to visit a college; how a college admits its class; financial aid; and understanding the common application.

Following the final presentation, workshop participants may schedule individual afternoon appointments with Middlebury’s Student Financial Services office. Any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College may join a group information session at 1:30 p.m. Campus tours will take place at 2:30 p.m. Parents are invited to all activities.

Registration for the free workshop is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 28 For a complete schedule and to register, visit College Counseling Workshop. Contact the admissions office at aap@middlebury.edu with questions.

Middlebury College Admissions Office Annual College Counseling Workshop

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Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 7 , at McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off of College Street (Route 125). The event is open to the public — high school age children of Middlebury alumni, faculty, and staff are invited, as are students from Vermont high schools. Preference is given to high school juniors. The program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. The workshop is from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and covers five areas: how to choose a college; how to visit a college; how a college admits its class; financial aid; and understanding the common application.

Following the final presentation, workshop participants may schedule individual afternoon appointments with Middlebury’s Student Financial Services office. Any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College may join a group information session at 1:30 p.m. Campus tours will take place at 2:30 p.m. Parents are invited to all activities.

Registration for the free workshop is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 28 For a complete schedule and to register, visit College Counseling Workshop. Contact the admissions office at aap@middlebury.edu with questions.

Middlebury College Offers Annual College Counseling Workshop

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Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 7 , at McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off of College Street (Route 125). The event is open to the public — high school age children of Middlebury alumni, faculty, and staff are invited, as are students from Vermont high schools. Preference is given to high school juniors. The program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. The workshop is from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and covers five areas: how to choose a college; how to visit a college; how a college admits its class; financial aid; and understanding the common application.

Following the final presentation, workshop participants may schedule individual afternoon appointments with Middlebury’s Student Financial Services office. Any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College may join a group information session at 1:30 p.m. Campus tours will take place at 2:30 p.m. Parents are invited to all activities.

Registration for the free workshop is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 28 For a complete schedule and to register, visit College Counseling Workshop. Contact the admissions office at aap@middlebury.edu with questions.

POSTPONED. Liaison Discussion: Information Security Road Show

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***POSTPONED***

Topic: Information Security Road Show. Led by Ian Burke, Network Security Administrator.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons, Information Security Team members, and anyone else who might be interested
Who’s “Required”: Primary liaisons, please try to attend if you can. Sorry in advance for any conflicts.
Where and when: Tuesday, April 16, 2013. 1-2 pm. LIB 145.
Description: Information Security: Why should we care about it? What are the recommended practices for keeping computers and identities secure? This is a near-total revamp of last year’s information security presentation, and Ian will be bringing it to other offices at Middlebury as well as out to Monterey. Come learn, share, and provide Ian feedback as he prepares for his travels.

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“Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They take place most often on the 3rd week of the month, but in order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’re sometimes scheduled for different days/times.

LIS Workshops for February-March: Drupal and Video-based Learning

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Our current workshop schedule is now available.  Visit go/lisworkshops to view offerings for February and March and sign up for topics of interest.  You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills, as well as work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site. We are also offering several opportunities to learn how to access and use  lynda.com  — Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills.

Lynda’s recently added courses include such varied topics as “JavaScript and AJAX,” “Writing Fundamentals:  The Craft of Story,” and “Office 2013 New Features.”  Watch a single video or work through an entire course, but be warned — it’s addictive.