The UC-Wide Love Data Week Starts Today

This week is the first ever UC-wide Love Data Week. Registration for events is open and spots are still available.

Along with a wide variety of talks from UC librarians and faculty members, there are also a series of presentations about databases to which the UC San Diego Library provides access: 

Join us today, February 8, at noon for a demonstration of HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), a platform which enables computational analysis of works in the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL). HTDL is a partnership of academic and research organizations offering a collection of millions of digitized materials from libraries around the world, including the UC San Diego Library. 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9 at noon, learn how to empower your analysis by uncovering connections and making new discoveries across research, teaching and learning with ProQuest TDM Studio. Most of the library’s licensed ProQuest content, including news databases, is available for analysis with R or Python through ProQuest TDM Studio. Access is provided upon request; contact Stephanie Labou to request an account or for additional assistance. 

On Wednesday, February 10 at 11 a.m., tune in to hear how students and faculty can access and use the more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences available through  ICPSR. A nationally renowned social science data archive, ICPSR also hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism and other fields. 

Finally, on Wednesday, February 10 at noon, representatives from Gale Digital Scholar Lab will demonstrate how users can leverage the platform to explore UCSD holdings from Gale Primary Sources using digital humanities tools. Rediscover and interpret the past through analysis and visualization of historical texts, including newspapers, books, archival collections and more. Users can create a DSL account online to begin selecting and analyzing materials.