Data Services Projects

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Research Data for Lunch: a Discussion of Data Literacy

By j.moore on July 18, 2019

Data services is holding a discussion session on Wednesday, July 24th at 12pm to collectively think about data literacy and how it fits into services we collaboratively offer. The discussion is in Olin Library, Instruction Room 1. Here is the reading list: Situating Expertise in Practice: Domain-...

Join us for the DCN Primerpalooza: Curation primers for 7 data types introduced

By j.moore on July 18, 2019

The RDAP Education and Resources team is excited to announce another upcoming webinar from our colleagues at the Data Curation Network: “Primerpalooza: Introducing Data Curation Primers.”  On behalf of the DCN Education team, presenters include: Cynthia Hudson Vitale (Pennsylvania State Universit...

WashU Joins the Data Curation Network

By j.moore on May 2, 2019

WashU has joined the Data Curation Network (DCN). We are coming into the project in Year 2 of the implementation phase which runs through June 2021.  Read more… The Data Curation Network (DCN) serves as the “human layer” in the data repository stack and seamlessly connects local data sets to expe...

Data Services Supports Faculty Research Using Spatial Analysis

By billwinston on February 25, 2019

The Data Services team offers spatial analysis services that can boost many types of research projects. A recent request from Radha Gopalan, Professor of Finance in the Olin Business School, provides a great example of the types of questions we regularly field and the services we provide. Profess...

Digital Research Materials Repository

By Mollie Webb on August 21, 2018

If you are searching for a trusted data repository for your data, code or other research output, look no further than the University Digital Research Materials Repository.