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Research Resources Forum 2014: 10:50 AM sessions

Beyond Northwestern: Research Libraries and Collections in Chicago

Join Northwestern University librarians on a virtual tour of the rich resources available in libraries and repositories throughout the greater Chicago area. In this session, the instructors will examine some of these resources, and look at the way the various libraries' web sites can help identify research materials. Included will be the University of Chicago, the Center for Research Libraries, the Newberry Library, and the Chicago History Museum, among others.

Harriet Lightman, Head, Research and Information Services and Liaison for History
William McHugh, General/Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator, Reference Collection Management Librarian and Liaison for Classics and Philosophy
Ann Aler, Geospatial & Cartographic Specialist

Forum Room 

Room # 2799

Location: 2nd Floor, South Tower

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Digital Scholarship in the Humanities at Northwestern

Following a brief introduction to “digital humanities,” this presentation will focus on the modes and processes of digital scholarship in the humanities, particularly the kinds of digital research—from archival digitization to data visualization—humanities graduate students might encounter or be interested in. The presentation will conclude with information about resources for support, training, and grant funding available at Northwestern University.

Brendan Quinn, Digital Initiatives Librarian
Emily Van Buren, PhD student in Modern European History

Library Classroom

Room # B238

Location: Lower Level

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Music Scholarship in 2014

The Music Library offers scholars a world class print collection, over 35 online resources and a wide range of services designed to support all your learning and teaching needs. This session offers an introduction to the collection, and a brief overview of online tools like RILM and IIMP. Attendees will also learn about the Music Library's important archival and rare materials including the John Cage Collection.

Gregory MacAyeal, Assistant Head of The Music Library

Conference Room 

Room # 2628

Location: 2nd Floor, East Tower

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Area Studies Panel

This will be a panel session featuring Northwestern librarians sharing their expertise and insights into doing research and acquiring materials from various parts of the world.

Kathleen Bethel, African American Studies Librarian and Liaison for Gender Studies
John Dorr, Assistant Head, Research & Information Services and Liaison for French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese
Esmeralda Kale, George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
Li (Qunying) Li, East Asian Studies Librarian, Liaison for Education & Social Policy, and Liaison for Asian American Studies
Jeannette Moss, User Education Librarian and Liaison for Slavic Languages and Literatures

Video Theater

Room # 2712

Location: 2nd Floor, South Tower

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Data Literacy: Finding and Working with Research Data

The Library's Social Science Data Services (SSDS) offers a variety of consultative services to help Northwestern researchers acquire and use data. We provide access to a number of resources, including the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, ProQuest Statistical Insight, and DataPlanet Statistical Datasets to help you get started. Participants will learn about tools and services to help identify, access and analyze sources of qualitative and quantitative data.

John Hernandez, Web & Mobile Services Librarian
Kelsey Rydland, GIS/Data Analyst
Geoffrey Swindells, Head User Experience and Political Science Subject Specialist
Anne Zald, Assistant Head, Government Business & Geospatial Services, Research & Information Services Department

Library Classroom

Room # B234

Location: Lower Level

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