Data Services News

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (CURL, ExamDiff, Leaflet)

By j.moore on May 8, 2020

Check back every week. We will share staff picks of some of our favorite free and open source tools!   Rick Allard Systems Engineer CURL  is a free command-line tool for use with HTTP servers and other protocols. The lead developer won a prize for his work. It comes with macOS and Linux. You...

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (QCoder / Minfycode / Covid19 Preprints)

By j.moore on May 1, 2020

Check back every week, we will share staff picks of some of our favorite free and opens source tools!   Jennifer Moore Head of Data Services QCoder is an open source tool that allows you to code text so that you can analyze it. QCoder is free and easy to use. It’s a great solution [&he...

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (QGIS, Regex, Postman)

By j.moore on April 24, 2020

Dorris Scott Social Science Data Curator and GIS Librarian QGIS is an open source, community built tool to view, analyze and create geospatial data and maps. QGIS is a robust tool that is capable of doing sophisticated spatial analyses. It’s easy to use and facilitates elegant map creation....

Sharing and Archiving Your Data During Remote Work

By j.moore on April 21, 2020

Data Services recognizes that this is a tough time to progress in your research given that collection and analysis have undoubtedly been impacted by our new normal of remote work. One significant step you could take during this time is reviewing and sharing data from projects that have reached a ...

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (GIMP, Taguette, Recap)

By j.moore on April 20, 2020

Check back every week, we will share staff picks of some of our favorite free and opens source tools!   April 17th, 2020   Emily Stenberg Scholarly Publishing and Digital Scholarship Manager GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) allows you to edit digital photos and images. This is a us...

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (Toggl, /Commons in a Box/, Schema.org)

By j.moore on April 10, 2020

Check back every week, we will share staff picks of some of our favorite free and opens source tools!   April 10, 2020   Mollie Webb GIS Programmer Toggl (time tracker) While not specific to our area, I have been using this time tracker app/website for several years. It has saved me hou...

Upcoming LabArchives Training for Research and Teaching

By j.moore on April 3, 2020

LabArchives is an electronic lab notebook (ELN), which allows you to move your research from an analog lab notebook to a digital one. It provides capacity for use in both research and teaching. If you are interested in learning more, you are welcome to take part in the following  free, online tra...

Discussing the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Hannah Scates Kettler

By Dorris on March 30, 2020

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Dorris Scott, GIS librarian and social science data curator with Washington University Libraries’ Data Services unit, spoke with Hannah Scates Kettler, head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives at Iowa State University. Kettler has spearheaded a number...

Data Services: Update on Resources and Assistance

By Dorris on March 20, 2020

During these challenging and unprecedented times, the Data Services team is dedicated to assisting the Washington University community with its data-related needs. Following the guidelines of recent university policy, we will be making changes to service delivery and updating our resources to bes...