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OECD Coming to MIT

Posted September 27th, 2012 by Katherine McNeill

OECD logo

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is coming to MIT!

Attend a presentation on OECD Information resources by Kathleen DeBoer, Deputy Head of the OECD Washington Center

When: Friday, October 5, 2012, 10-11AM
Where: 14N-132
Register at: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=163387

Learn about the OECD iLibrary (http://libraries.mit.edu/get/oecd) and:

  • Information the OECD provides on countries around the world, in areas such as:
    • Development
    • Employment
    • Energy
    • Environment
    • Trade
    • and more…
  •  How to efficiently extract data from their vast array of statistics

Note: For those interested in working for the OECD (http://www.oecd.org/careers), Ms. DeBoer will be available to meet in the afternoon to discuss the application process; if interested, contact her at Kathleen.DEBOER@oecd.org.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. Today, 34 OECD member countries worldwide regularly turn to one another to identify problems, discuss and analyse them, and promote policies to solve them. It is one of the largest economics publishers in the world.

Check Out the Complete Listing of JulyAP 2012 Sessions

Posted June 29th, 2012 by Mark Szarko

All sessions take place in the Digital Instruction Resource Center (DIRC), 14N-132.

Pre-registration is required for some, but not all sessions. See below for details.

EndNote Basics – Register
Mon July 9, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Peter Cohn, pcohn@mit.edu

EndNote is a “personal bibliographic software” package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references. Learn how to find and use information more effectively in our hands-on workshop.

Please register for this session.

Patent Searching Fundamentals – Register
Thurs July 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact:  Howard Silver, hsilver@mit.edu

While you won’t come out of this session qualified to be a patent attorney, you will be able to successfully find patent references from all over the world and know how to obtain patent text and diagrams. The session will be a hands-on practicum that will help de-mystify the patent literature and expose attendees to key resources for finding patents through free resources available on the web.

Please register for this session.

Biotech Business Information for Engineers and Scientists - Register
Tues July 17, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Howard Silver, hsilver@mit.edu

It’s not Brain Surgery…it’s Market Research! This session will introduce scientists and engineers to information resources that cover biotechnology industries and markets. We will use realistic examples and hands-on exercises with key resources to demonstrate how to match your ideas and discoveries with the opportunities and realities of the marketplace.

Please register for this session.

GeneGo - Register
Tues July 17, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Courtney Crummett, crummett@mit.edu

Attend this session and learn how to use GeneGo’s MetaCore, a bioinformatics software tool licensed by the MIT Libraries. MetaCore provides a solution for using “omics” gene lists to generate and prioritize hypotheses. Learn how to work with different types of data (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and interaction data) and how to upload gene lists and expression data. Upload, batch upload, store, share and check data properties and signal distribution; extract functional relevance by determining the most enriched processes across several ontologies; emphasize the role of expression data in your analysis; visually predict experimental results, associate disease and possible drug targets; and compare data sets and work with experiment intersection.

Please register for this session.

Energy Information: Where to Go, What to Do – Register
Thurs July 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Angie Locknar, locknar@mit.edu,  and Chris Sherratt, gcsherra@mit.edu

Information on energy is everywhere! How do you find the scientific and technical information you need and keep on the cutting edge of what is published? Attend this hands-on session to find out.

Please register for this event.

Managing Your References:  Overview of EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero – Register
Thurs July 19, 3:30 – 4:45 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Remlee Green, remlee@mit.edu

Using citation management software to create and maintain a collection of references is becoming more common and important in today’s academic world. These software packages (EndNoteRefWorks & Zotero) allow users to search databases, retrieve relevant citations, and build a bibliography to be added to a paper or thesis or stored for future reference. But which software package should you use, and how do you get started?

Please register for this session.

Research Data Management Q&A Session – Register
Mon July 23, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Amy Stout, astout@mit.edu

This session will focus on each participant’s individual data management needs. Bring us your data issues, questions and concerns and we will give you ideas on everything from storage to preservation to sharing your data with the world. The class is limited to 8 people.

Please register for this session.

RefWorks Basics
Tues July 24, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact:  Anita Perkins, perkins@mit.edu

RefWorks is a web-based resource to help you organize references, create a bibliography, and easily cite references as you write your paper.  It allows you to create individual or group accounts.

IAPril 2012: Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs

Posted April 2nd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When: Thu, April 26, 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: 14N-132

Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe. This event is part of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week.

For more information, please contact: Ann Marie Willer.

IAPril 2012: Taking Care: Family Textiles

Posted April 2nd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When: Tue, April 24, 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: 14N-132

Do you want to save an old family quilt, a wedding dress, or T-shirts and flags from your fraternity or student club?  A conservator will present this webinar on how to care for the various types of textiles found in family collections including clothing, flags, furniture coverings, and framed textiles. The session will cover how to safely store and display textiles and how to determine when the services of a professional conservator are needed.  This event is part of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week.

For more information, please contact Ann Marie Willer.

IAPril 2012: EndNote Basics

Posted March 28th, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When:  Wed April 25, 4:00-5:00 pm

Where: 14N-132

EndNote is a “personal bibliographic software” package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references. Learn how to find and use information more effectively in our hands-on workshop. Please pre-register for this session.

For more information please contact Peter Cohn.

 

Check Out the Complete Listing of IAPril 2012 Sessions

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

A workshop in the DIRC, photo by L.Barry Hetherington

All sessions take place in the Digital Instruction Resource Center (DIRC), 14N-132, with the exception of the MIT Libraries Bookmobile and the Institute Archives sessions. The Bookmobile will take place in Lobby 10, and the Archives sessions will take place in 14N-118.

Pre-registration is required for some, but not all sessions. See below for details.

Patent Searching FundamentalsRegister
Tues April 3, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact:  Howard Silver, hsilver@mit.edu

While you won’t come out of this session qualified to be a patent attorney, you will be able to successfully find patent references from all over the world and know how to obtain patent text and diagrams. The session will be a hands-on practicum that will help de-mystify the patent literature and expose attendees to key resources for finding patents through free resources available on the web.

Please register for this session.

MIT Libraries Bookmobile
Wed April 11, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Lobby 10
Contact: Theresa Tobin, tat@mit.edu

Celebrate National Bookmobile Day with the MIT Libraries! Check out new fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, and music (Bring your MIT ID if you want to borrow something).

RefWorks Basics
Thurs April 12, 12 – 1pm, 14N-132
Contact:  Anita Perkins, perkins@mit.edu

RefWorks is a web-based resource to help you organize references, create a bibliography, and easily cite references as you write your paper.  It allows you to create individual or group accounts.

Dear Diaries — Before There Were Blogs
Fri April 20, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, 14N-118 (Archives reading room)
Contact: Dana Goblaskas, dgoblask@mit.edu

Have you ever wanted to take a peek inside a day in the life of an MIT student or faculty member? Come explore some diaries from the Institute Archives & Special Collections and read accounts of…

  • founder William Barton Rogers’s wedding trip
  • a world cruise
  • trekking across Texas in a covered wagon
  • a future MIT president’s teenage adventures as a ship’s radio operator
  • the founding of the United Nations
  • working with radar during World War Two
  • traveling in India, Australia, Germany, Mali, Burkina Faso, and the Azores
  • and more!

Diaries date from 1849 to 1973. You never know what adventures you’ll uncover!

This session will last 90 minutes, with a 10-minute introduction at the beginning and then time to peruse the diaries at your leisure. Drop by anytime and stay as long as you want.

Managing Your References:  Overview of EndNote, RefWorks, and ZoteroRegister
Tues April 24, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, 14N-132
Contact:  Anita Perkins, perkins@mit.edu

Using citation management software to create and maintain a collection of references is becoming more common and important in today’s academic world. These software packages (EndNote, RefWorks & Zotero) allow users to search databases, retrieve relevant citations, and build a bibliography to be added to a paper or thesis or stored for future reference. But which software package should you use, and how do you get started?

Please register for this session.

Taking Care: Family Textiles
Tue April 24, 2:00-3:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Ann Marie Willer, willer@mit.edu

Do you want to save an old family quilt, a wedding dress, or T-shirts and flags from your fraternity or student club?  A conservator will present this webinar on how to care for the various types of textiles found in family collections including clothing, flags, furniture coverings, and framed textiles. The session will cover how to safely store and display textiles and how to determine when the services of a professional conservator are needed.  This event is part of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week.

EndNote BasicsRegister
Wed April 25, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Peter Cohn, pcohn@mit.edu

EndNote is a “personal bibliographic software” package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references. Learn how to find and use information more effectively in our hands-on workshop.

Please register for this session.

Arts and Culture Multimedia in the MIT LibrariesRegister
Thu April 26, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Mark Szarko, szarko@mit.edu

Want to find out how to obtain over one million tracks of streaming audio ranging from classical to jazz, popular, and contemporary world music? How about over 150,000 online music scores? Streaming video of poets reading from their work? Images so sharp you can see the shadow beneath the Mona Lisa’s smile? Or panoramic views of architectural sites from around the world?

Come to this session to learn how to bring these and other cultural treasures right to your desktop through the MIT Libraries.

Please register for this session.

Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs
Thu April 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact: Ann Marie Willer, willer@mit.edu

Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe. This event is part of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week.

Advanced SciFinderRegister
Fri April 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 14N-132
Contact:  Erja Kajosalo, kajosalo@mit.edu

This advanced SciFinder session includes many useful tips & tricks for chemists, including:

  • Advanced structure and reaction searching
  • All of the newest tools and content added to SciFinder
  • SciPlanner, the new synthetic planning tool for chemists
  • Bioactivity and target indicator data
  • Reaction experimental procedures
  • Real time pricing and availability information from suppliers like Aldrich and Alfa Aesar
  • And much more!

Please register for this session.

Is It What It Is? Tools for Understanding Your Digital FilesRegister
Fri April 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, 14N-118 (Archives reading room)
Contact: Kari R. Smith, smithkr@mit.edu

In this session you will be exposed to a variety of software tools that are being used in the Institute Archives for understanding digital files that are being added to the Archival collections.  These software tools aid with the process of long-term access of digital material by allowing us to know what the digital files are when we receive them, detect any changes over time, and how to make them available in the future.

We will briefly discuss how these tools fit into work flows for digital content being developed for use in the Institute Archives and Special Collections department of the MIT Libraries.

Categories of tools that will be reviewed include:  file format characterization, fixity, packaging, metadata extraction, conversion / normalization, disk imaging, and metadata embedding.

Come learn how you can know that over time your digital files are what they are!

Please register for this session.

IAPril 2012: Is It What It Is? Tools for Understanding Your Digital Files

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When: Fri April 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where: 14N-118 (Archives reading room)

In this session you will be exposed to a variety of software tools that are being used in the Institute Archives for understanding digital files that are being added to the Archival collections.  These software tools aid with the process of long-term access of digital material by allowing us to know what the digital files are when we receive them, detect any changes over time, and how to make them available in the future.

We will briefly discuss how these tools fit into work flows for digital content being developed for use in the Institute Archives and Special Collections department of the MIT Libraries.

Categories of tools that will be reviewed include:  file format characterization, fixity, packaging, metadata extraction, conversion / normalization, disk imaging, and metadata embedding.

Come learn how you can know that over time your digital files are what they are!

Please register for this session. For more information, please contact Kari R. Smith.

IAPril 2012: Arts and Culture Multimedia in the MIT Libraries

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When: Thu April 26, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Where: 14N-132

Want to find out how to obtain over one million tracks of streaming audio ranging from classical to jazz, popular, and contemporary world music? How about over 150,000 online music scores? Streaming video of poets reading from their work? Images so sharp you can see the shadow beneath the Mona Lisa’s smile? Or panoramic views of architectural sites from around the world?

Come to this session to learn how to bring these and other cultural treasures right to your desktop through the MIT Libraries.

Please register for this session. For more information, please contact Mark Szarko.

IAPril 2012: Managing Your References: Overview of EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When: Tues April 24, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Where: 14N-132

Using citation management software to create and maintain a collection of references is becoming more common and important in today’s academic world. These software packages (EndNote, RefWorks & Zotero) allow users to search databases, retrieve relevant citations, and build a bibliography to be added to a paper or thesis or stored for future reference. But which software package should you use, and how do you get started?

Please register for this session. For more information, please contact Anita Perkins.

IAPril 2012: RefWorks Basics

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When: Thurs April 12, 12 – 1pm

Where: 14N-132

RefWorks is a web-based resource to help you organize references, create a bibliography, and easily cite references as you write your paper.  It allows you to create individual or group accounts.

For more information, please contact Anita Perkins.

IAPril 2012: Patent Searching Fundamentals

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

When: Tues April 3, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where: 14N-132

While you won’t come out of this session qualified to be a patent attorney, you will be able to successfully find patent references from all over the world and know how to obtain patent text and diagrams. The session will be a hands-on practicum that will help de-mystify the patent literature and expose attendees to key resources for finding patents through free resources available on the web.

Please register for this session. For more information, please contact Howard Silver with any questions.

Lunch & Learn: You bring the food, we bring the knowledge!

Posted March 5th, 2012 by Mark Szarko

Over  the next five Tuesdays,  the MIT Libraries are launching a new series of quick demonstrations to highlight some of our resources. Called “Lunch & Learn: You Bring the Food, We Bring the Knowledge,” the series will take place every 10 minutes or so in the Information Intersection (the big orange cube in the Stata Center) between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Topics covered are: Lunch & Learn: You Bring the Food, We Bring the Knowledge

•     March 6th: Making Google Scholar work with MIT resources

•     March 13th: Setting up PubMed to access MIT resources

•     March 20th: Patents

•     April 3rd: Borrow Direct- Bringing the Ivy League libraries to you

•     April 10th: Online music resources

•     April 17th: Apps for Academics

Feel free to drop in anytime from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. These presentations are very short and informal–feel free to bring your lunch, or stop by on your way to or from the produce market. Five minutes could save you one hour!

Diversity event with speaker Art Munin – Wednesday, Feb.22

Posted February 13th, 2012 by Heather Denny

On Wednesday, February 22 the MIT Libraries will host Diversity and Social Justice Advocate, Art Munin for White Privilege 101 a presentation that will uncover how white privilege has evolved, how it persists and what we can do about it.

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 22, 10am-12pm

Location: Bartos Theater (E15)

Munin, the Dean of Students at DePaul University, will present a broad introduction to the concept of privilege.  He will discuss the evolution and perpetuation of white privilege in depth and hold an interactive conversation on what the concept means for us as individuals and professionals.

The event is cosponsored by the MIT Libraries’ Committee on the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion (CPDI) and the Institute Council for Diversity and Inclusion. This event is free and open to the MIT community. For more information contact CPDI.

IAP 2012: All Sessions for Week of January 30 – February 3

Posted January 3rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

Check out all of the MIT Libraries IAP events for the week covering Monday, January 30 through Friday, February 3:

Alternate Reality Game (ARG) Creation Workshop
Mon Jan 30, 09am-01:00pm, 4-145
Tue Jan 31, Wed Feb 1, 10-11:00am, 4-145
Thu Feb 2, 10-11:00am, 4-265
Fri Feb 3, 10am-01:00pm, NE25-373
Register

Using Elevation Data and Hydrographic Tools in a GIS
Mon Jan 30, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132

MIT Libraries Bookmobile
Tue Jan 31, 11am-02:00pm, Bldg 32 (Stata)

Integrating Map APIs into your website and Using Google Fusion Tables
Tue Jan 31, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132

R and Statistics
Wed Feb 1, 09am-12:00pm, 1-115 Register

GIS Institute
Wed Feb 1, Thu Feb 2, Fri Feb 3, 10am-04:00pm, GIS Lab in Rotch Library 7-238

R Programming
Wed Feb 1, 01-04:00pm, 1-115 Register

Biotech Business Information for Engineers and Scientists
Wed Feb 1, 02-03:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Mendeley Basics
Wed Feb 1, 04-05:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Managing Your References: Overview of EndNote, RefWorks and Zotero
Thu Feb 2, 12-01:15pm, 14N-132 Register

Get the most from your “omics” analysis: GeneGo MetaCore Software Training
Thu Feb 2, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Regression Using Stata
Fri Feb 3, 10am-12:00pm, 1-115 Register

Graphics in Stata
Fri Feb 3, 01-03:00pm, 1-115 Register

See the full list of IAP classes sponsored by the MIT Libraries for more details, including contact and sign-up information.

IAP 2012: All Sessions for Week of January 23 – 27

Posted January 3rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

Check out all of the MIT Libraries IAP events for the week covering Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27:

Practically Genomic
Mon Jan 23, Wed Jan 25, Fri Jan 27, 11am-1:00pm, 14N-132

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Mon Jan 23, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132

Introduction to Stata (Statistical Software)
Tue Jan 24, 09am-12:00pm, 1-115 Register

Big Docs in Word: Tips and Tricks to Format your Thesis
Tue Jan 24, 11am-12:30pm, 14N-132 Register

Introduction to R (Statistical Software)
Tue Jan 24, 01-04:00pm, 1-115 Register

GIS Level 2
Tue Jan 24, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132

Public Opinion Data Resources
Wed Jan 25, 10-11:00am, 14N-132 Register

Basics of Obtaining a Patent
Thu Jan 25, 12-1:30pm, 3-133 Register

Discovering and Using US Census Data
Wed Jan 25, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132

BIOBASE Knowledge Library and Explain Analysis System Training
Thu Jan 26, 11am-01:30pm, 14N-132 Register

Book Discussion: Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington
Thu Jan 26, 12-01:00pm, 14N-417 Register

VEGAS / VENICE: Cambridge-based Aerial Photographer Alex MacLean on their Beauty and Fragility from the Air
Thu Jan 26, 01-02:00pm, 4-237

Introduction to Spatial Statistics using GIS
Thu Jan 26, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132

Introduction to SAS (Statistical Software)
Fri Jan 27, 09am-12:00pm, 1-115 Register

Book Collecting as a Hobby: Embracing this Gentle Madness
Fri Jan 27, 10-11:30am, 14N-118 Register

Data Management in Stata
Fri Jan 27, 01-03:00pm, 1-115 Register

See the full list of IAP classes sponsored by the MIT Libraries for more details, including contact and sign-up information.

IAP 2012: All Sessions for Week of January 17 – 20

Posted January 3rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

Check out all of the MIT Libraries IAP events for the week covering Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, January 20:

Arts and Culture Multimedia in the MIT Libraries
Tue Jan 17, 11am-12:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Managing Research Data 101
Tue Jan 17, 01-02:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Bioinformatics for Beginners
Tue Jan 17, 3:00-4:30pm, 14N-132 Register

Energy Information: Where to Go, What to Do
Wed Jan 18, 11am-12:00pm, 14N-132

Learn to use IPA during IAP
Wed Jan 18, 01-04:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Protocols and Methods: Recipes for Successful Research
Wed Jan 18, 05-06:00pm, 14N-132 Register

BrainNavigator: Hands-On Introduction and Demo
Thu Jan 19, 10-11:30am, 14N-132 Register

Apps for Academics: Mobile Web Sites & Apps for Your Academic Life
Thu Jan 19, 11am-12:15pm, 13-2137 Register

Fair Use and Electronic Reserves
Thu Jan 19, 12-01:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Patent Searching Fundamentals
Thu Jan 19, 01-02:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Energy Information: Industries and Statistics
Thu Jan 19, 03pm-04:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Energy Information: Maps and data to use with GIS
Thu Jan 19, 04-05:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Finding Research Datasets: ICPSR and the Harvard-MIT Data Center
Fri Jan 20, 10-11:30am, 14N-132 Register

Dear Diary — Before There Were Blogs
Fri Jan 20, 11am-12:30pm, 14N-118

RefWorks Basics
Fri Jan 20, 12-01:00pm, 14N-132 Register

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Fri Jan 20, 02-04:00pm, 14N-132

See the full list of IAP classes sponsored by the MIT Libraries for more details, including contact and sign-up information.

IAP 2012: All Sessions for Week of January 9 – 13

Posted January 3rd, 2012 by Mark Szarko

Check out all of the MIT Libraries IAP events for the week covering Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 13:

Archives.101
Mon Jan 9, 04-05:00pm, 14N-118

Make Your Own Decorative Paste Paper
Tue Jan 10, Wed Jan 11, 10am-12:00pm, 14-0513 Register

Bioinformatics for Beginners
Wed Jan 11, 10-11:30am, 14N-132 Register

Going beyond Google Scholar: Using the Web of Science and Other Citation Searching Resources to Discover Articles
Thu Jan 12, 12-01:00pm, 14N-132

The Revolution Will Be Well-Informed: Creating the Audre Lorde – Howard Zinn Library at Occupy Boston
Thu Jan 12, 01-02:00pm, 4-145

Weird Science: Finding the Unexpected in the Libraries’ Rare Book Collections
Fri Jan 13, 10:30am-12:00pm, 14N-118 Register

EndNote Basics
Fri Jan 13, 12-01:00pm, 14N-132 Register

See the full list of IAP classes sponsored by the MIT Libraries for more details, including contact and sign-up information.

GIS workshops – Fall 2011 Series

Posted September 19th, 2011 by Lisa Sweeney

MIT GIS Services

Come learn about creating maps and doing geographic analysis!

Register for the Fall GIS workshop series.

Workshops include:

  • Introduction to GIS – Friday, Sept. 23, 1-3:30 pm or Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4-5:30 pm.  This session will introduce students to open source and proprietary GIS options.
  • Introduction to GIS for Architecture – Wednesday, Oct. 12, 12:30-2 pm
  • Discovering and Using US Census Data – Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1-3:30 pm
  • Exploring Spatial Patterns using ArcMap – Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1-3:30 pm
  • Introduction to Spatial Statistics Tools and Analysis in ArcMap – Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1-3:30 pm
  • Introduction to Regression Analysis in ArcMap – Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1-3:30 pm

Register for citation software classes in October

Posted September 15th, 2011 by Remlee Green

Learn how to manage articles and cite your references more effectively in these hands-on workshops.  Register now for October classes.

Managing Your References: Overview of EndNote, RefWorks and Zotero

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 12-1:15pm
Room 14N-132 (DIRC)
Register

Find out about software to create, organize, and maintain your collection of references. These citation management products allow users to search databases, retrieve relevant citations, and build a bibliography to be added to a paper or thesis or stored for future reference. Which one should you use, and how do you get started? This session will focus on EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero, the three major options for bibliographic software at MIT. We will compare these three products and introduce the basic functionality of each program.  Contact Anita Perkins with any questions.

EndNote Basics

Friday, October 28, 2011 at 12-1pm
Room 14N-132 (DIRC)
Register

EndNote is a “personal bibliographic software” package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references. Attendees will create a personal database of cited literature by importing references from resources such as Barton, Web of Science, & other sources of published literature. Your database can be used to automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in your manuscripts. It can also help you organize and manage your PDF files.  Contact Peter Cohn with any questions.

Can’t make it to either class?

Check out our guides on citation software, or watch video tutorials on citation management tools.

Check Out the Complete Listing of JulyAP 2011 Sessions

Posted June 22nd, 2011 by Mark Szarko

All sessions take place in the Digital Instruction Resource Center (DIRC), 14N-132.  Pre-registration is required for some, but not all sessions. See below for details.

Bioinformatics for Beginners – Register

  • When: Tue July 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Where: 14N-132
  • Contact: Howard Silver, hsilver@mit.edu
  • Description: Bioinformatics techniques and tools are being incorporated into researcher’s toolkits across a broad range of disciplines.  The session is a hands-on practicum and an excellent starting point for people who are new to, or curious about bioinformatics research tools.  It features the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Entrez family of databases and the BIOBASE family of resources.

Endnote Basics – Register

  • When: Mon July 18, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Where: 14N-132
  • Contact: Peter Cohn, pcohn@mit.edu
  • Description: EndNote is a “personal bibliographic software” package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references.  Attendees will create a personal database of cited literature by importing references from resources such as Barton, Web of Science, & other sources of published literature.  Your database can be used to automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in your manuscripts.  It can also help you organize and manage your PDF files.

Fair Use and Electronic ReservesRegister

  • When: Thu July 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Where: 14N-132
  • Contact: Roshni Gohil, rgohil@mit.edu
  • Description: Are you teaching or supporting a fall class and want to learn more about copyright and electronic reserves on Stellar?  We’ll provide an overview of “fair use” and other copyright restrictions for course materials and help you navigate through the ins and outs of electronic reserves.  Staff from the MIT Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Publishing & Licensing and Course Reserves Team will be available to answer questions.  Please sign up in advance so that we can better tailor the session for your needs.

Managing Your References:  Overview of EndNote, RefWorks, and ZoteroRegister

  • When: Thu July 21, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
  • Where: 14N-132
  • Contact: Anita Perkins, perkins@mit.edu
  • Description: Using citation management software to create and maintain a collection of references is becoming more common and important in today’s academic world.  These software packages allow users to search databases, retrieve relevant citations, and build a bibliography to be added to a paper or thesis or stored for future reference.  But which software package should you use, and how do you get started?  This session will focus on EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero, the three major options for bibliographic software at MIT.  We will include a discussion comparing and contrasting the three software packages, and we will introduce some of the basic concepts and functionality of each program.

Managing Research Data 101

  • When: Fri July 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Where: 14N-132
  • Contact: Amy Stout, astout@mit.edu
  • Description: For researchers struggling to manage their data, basic strategies will be provided for:  best practices for retention and archiving; effective directory structures and naming conventions; good file formats for long-term access; data security and backup options; and metadata, tagging, and citation options.