Hackathon: Bringing Genomic Data to the Clinic

University Libraries is partnering with DNAnexus and the OpenCravatGroup at Johns Hopkins University to host a virtual hackathon titled "Bringing Genomic Data to the Clinic" on January 6-8, 2021. A variety of exciting projects will be revealed to hackathon participants prior to the hackathon, and will build off of previous National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) hackathons and community projects.

How To: Request Digital Scans of Print Items

In response to COVID-19 and the unique needs of a hybrid semester, the Libraries have pursued a number of options to provide remote access to library print materials. As a result of these efforts, users can now request scans of chapters or specific pages of print materials contained within the Libraries’ catalog to be sent to them via email.
To request scans of library materials:

Get Out The Vote!

The University Libraries are thrilled to collaborate with the Miller Institute of Contemporary Art in celebrating voting rights of women everywhere.
“Get Out The Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote” is a poster campaign produced in partnership with AIGA Design and the League of Women Voters, and a selection of posters - curated and installed by University Libraries Designer Heidi Wiren Bartlett - are now available

Data Is A Journey, Not A Destination

Data provide the hard facts to explain anything, from a cat’s behavior on catnip to election dynamics to how climate change will affect a given region. While data provides a way to explore the natural environment, it can be manipulated and misused. Emma Slayton and Hannah Gunderman created a course at Carnegie Mellon University to help students distinguish between the truth and lies that lurk in the numbers. 

dataCoLAB Celebrates One Year

The Data Collaborations Lab (dataCoLAB) celebrated its first year of operations in September 2020. Driven by goals to build the strength of the research community and nurture a healthy data ecosystem, the University Libraries initiated the dataCoLAB in late 2019 with a vision to foster connections within the wider research community and assist collaborations between data producers and data scientists.

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