Archive for June, 2012

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.

MediaMobile hits the road

Posted June 18th, 2012 by Christie Moore

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You may see the Lewis Music Library’s new MediaMobile roaming around campus soon!

The MediaMobile is a moveable cart that can travel across campus to highlight the MIT Libraries’ many online media materials. It has a large monitor and audio speakers to demo streaming audio and video products, full-text books, music scores, images, bibliographic databases, etc.

The MediaMobile will be available to MIT librarians so that online information in a variety of subjects can be shared with the MIT community.

The MediaMobile was funded by the Class of 1982 Music Library Fund. To see more experimental services at the MIT Libraries, check out the list of current Betas & Widgets.