ACLU-MO History Spotlight: Mapping Police Violence in St. Louis

By Ashley Jackson (PhD Student, Brown School WU) on September 17, 2020

Racial Violence, Legacies, and Reckoning Heightened awareness around the issue of police violence has ensued amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, but for many, this social issue is all too familiar. The highly publicized deaths of Michael Brown in our own city of St. Louis and the recent kil...

Washington University Libraries Virtual Book Club

By University Libraries on September 17, 2020

WashU Libraries Book Club goes virtual! Get comfy and join us from home as we explore titles focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books, and literature. Virtual book clubs will be held via Zoom and are free and open to all. Please note: Registration is required for access to the...

Strategic Plan Update: Assessing Our Partnerships

By Washington University Libraries on September 17, 2020

We’re happy to announce that we’ve fulfilled a number of the objectives that were laid out in our Strategic Plan. Teams of staff members from across the University Libraries have worked together to bring the objectives to fruition. We’ll be sharing updates of our progress in the weeks ahead. Obje...

WashU Data Users Group (DUG) Fall Lineup

By Dorris Scott on September 16, 2020

If you dig data and want to discuss data-related topics, then the WashU DUG is the place for you! The WashU DUG has been going strong during the spring and summer and has continued to meet virtually to participate in workshops and to learn how various members of the WashU community use data in th...

Resource Review – Streetmap Premium 

By Bill Winston on September 14, 2020

ArcGIS StreetMap Premium (SMP) provides enriched street data for use in ArcGIS software. Features include high-quality and multiscale cartographic map display; accurate geocoding (batch, reverse, and simple search); and optimized routing, driving directions, and network analysis. SMP is designed ...

Software Spotlight: ArcGIS Pro

By Bill Winston on September 14, 2020

Many of our GIS users have come to rely on ArcGIS Desktop as their go-to geographic information system (GIS) software. However, an alternative that presents a more modern interface along with enhanced performance that many users will find attractive is freely available to the WashU community .   ...

New Resource: the Data Literacy Glossary 

By Jennifer on September 14, 2020

Data literacy is an important skill for students at all levels to obtain during their academic lives. In Data Services, we are aware that there are many hurdles to becoming data literate. A big one is data terminology. The Data Services team put together a research guide on data literacies this s...

Remote Access to Specialized Research Data Software Coming This Fall

By Jennifer on September 14, 2020

Data Services is now supporting WashU-affiliated users with connecting to Research Studio computers and specialized software. This service is being developed in response to requests from the user community to access tools such as NVivo and SPSS.  Users can find instructions on how to reserve and ...

University Libraries Collaborate on Publication of Teaching Resource

By Washington University Libraries on September 14, 2020

Digital Library Program Services (DLPS) at Washington University Libraries is excited to announce the publication of Teaching and Learning for Social Impact: Resources for (Re)Designing Your Course. The publication is a collaboration between the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engageme...

25th Anniversary of The Tunnel

By Joel Minor on September 9, 2020

This year marks a quarter century since William Gass‘ long-awaited tome, The Tunnel, was published by Knopf. In 1995, after nearly 30 years of writing and 26 years of published excerpts, postmodern fiction lovers could finally immerse themselves fully in William Kohler’s subterranean ...