Data Services News

Libraries and GIS: Mapping Out a Partnership

By Dorris on November 18, 2019

Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Geography Awareness Week events! In reflection of last week, Dorris Scott, social science data curator and GIS librarian, talked with Jennifer Moore, head of Data Services, about how academic libraries are using and spreading the word ...

Digital Preservation Coalition blogs about the CS3DP

By j.moore on November 18, 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to guide its members in delivering “resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face.&#...

Happy GIS Day from Data Services!

By j.moore on November 13, 2019

In the midst of Geography Awareness week, we celebrate GIS Day! Geographic Information Systems expand the possibility of exploring and visualizing spatial thinking, geography, place, and space. This is an internationally recognized day to celebrate mapping digital data. If you are interested in k...

HER Map: Mapping the Health and Educational Needs of Women Veterans

By Dorris on November 12, 2019

Yesterday marked both the beginning of Geography Awareness Week and Veteran’s Day. Geography plays a very important role in veterans’ lives. Location can have an influence on the accessibility of health and educational resources, and this is especially true for women veterans, who experience barr...

Faculty Project Uses GIS to Explore History of Racial Violence

By Dorris on November 11, 2019

Geoff Ward is associate chair of Washington University’s Department of African and African-American Studies, where he is associate professor. His project the Racial Violence Archive is an interactive digital research tool that uses geographic information systems (GIS) to explore the history and l...

More Than Just Mapping: One Student’s Experiences with GIS

By Dorris on November 7, 2019

A senior at Washington University, Austin Tolani has taken a number of courses focusing on geographic information systems (GIS) and is now pursuing a certificate in GIS at WashU. Tolani, who is majoring in economics and computer science, has applied his GIS skills at a variety of private, nonprof...

Mapping Project Illuminates St. Louis’ LGBTQ History

By Dorris on November 1, 2019

Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis, a cross-disciplinary project involving the Washington University Libraries and campus and community partners, is bringing attention to an important facet of St. Louis history. Through the creation of a digital map plotted with locations related to LGBTQ culture, the initi...

New Electronic Lab Notebook Resource Now Available

By ksinger on October 30, 2019

In Fall of 2019 the university subscribed to LabArchives, which is an electronic lab notebook (ELN). ELN’s allow researchers to record fieldwork traditionally done on paper via digital tools. All affiliated researchers have access to LabArchives with their WUSTL Key. There’s functiona...

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with the Washington University Libraries

By Dorris Scott on October 28, 2019

Geography Awareness Week (GAW) takes place November 10-16. An international event that promotes the importance of geography in people’s lives, GAW was created by a joint resolution in the U.S. Congress in 1987 and is held annually on the third week of November. To celebrate the week, on November ...

A Month of Open Access Workshops and Events

By j.moore on October 3, 2019

Don’t miss this month-long series highlighting trends in open science, open data and open access! Hosted by Becker Medical Library in collaboration with the University Libraries! Open October Oct-4 10-10:30 a.m. – ORCID ID Overview Learn about ORCID – a unique identifier for your work...