Drop-in Classes, Workshops and Tours

Description of Classes

#maptimeDavis Fire Mapping

Presenters will discuss various methods of mapping fires using remotely sensed imagery and data.

Questions? Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-7532

WedMar 610:00am-12:00pmDSI Classroomregister

#maptimeDavis Open Mic/Lightning Talks

Open Mic/Lightning talks are short - 5-10 minute - talks sharing some aspect of geospatial ideas happening on campus. It's a lively and fun way to get an idea of what's happening in the geospatial community and how people are applying geospatial tools to solve problems. Want to present? Contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

WedFeb 2010:00am-12:00pmDSI Classroomregister

#maptimeDavis: Collecting Location Data with Phones & Tablets

Participants will learn about location recording apps for phones and tablets sufficient for a variety of research applications.

WedFeb 2710:00am-12:00pmDSI Classroomregister

Data Management Miniseries: Manipulating Data Frames in R

This workshop uses material from the Data Carpentry curriculum (https://datacarpentry.org/R-ecology-lesson/03-dplyr.html). We will cover mutating and reshaping data frames and summarizing data with dplyr and tidyr. Students are expected to have attended the previous R workshops. Students should have the tidyverse package installed prior to class (run install.packages("tidyverse") in RStudio; notify contact below if you receive an error).

Questions? Please contact Vessela Ensberg at vensberg@ucdavis.edu

ThuFeb 282:00pm-4:00pmDSI Classroom[full]

Data Management Miniseries: Starting with Data in R (Part 2)

This workshop uses material from Data Carpentry (https://datacarpentry.org/R-ecology-lesson/02-starting-with-data.html#factors). It will focus on working with factors and dates data types. Students are expected to have attended the Intro to R and Starting with Data (Part 1). This workshop is taught by Jane Carlen, postdoc with the Data Science Initiative.

Questions? Please contact Vessela Ensberg at vensberg@ucdavis.edu

ThuFeb 212:00pm-4:00pmDSI Classroomregister

Data Science Workshop: Building Apps with R and Shiny

Shiny (https://shiny.rstudio.com/gallery/) is a tool in R to build and deploy interactive web apps Shiny apps can make data accessible to users without them having to know R, or have any software beyond a basic web browser. Shiny can help with other stages of the data science pipeline too, such as performing exploratory data analysis or creating a narrative from data.

This workshop taught by DSI Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Jane Carlen will cover:

The last 30 minutes of this workshop are open for individual Q&A.

Prerequisites & Target audience: Users should be familiar with R and have experience writing functions and installing packages. Attendees should come with their laptop and the latest versions of R, RStudio, and the shiny package installed (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/shiny/index.html). This workshop is aimed at Shiny beginners — those who have never created a Shiny app or who have built a simple app or two, but want to learn more about the organizing principles and capabilities of Shiny. We recommend exploring the Shiny gallery before the workshop!

Questions? Please contact the Data Science Initiative at datascience@ucdavis.edu

FriMar 159:30am-12:30pmDSI Classroomregister

Data Science Workshop: Geospatial Data Visualization

This workshop by Dr. Michele Tobias, GIS Data Curator at the UC Davis Library, will build on data visualization concepts introduced earlier in the quarter and will cover visualization techniques appropriate for different types of spatial data and geometries. Hands on practice will be with QGIS, but the concepts discussed will be applicable across software platforms (R, ArcMap, gvSIG, etc.).

At the end of this workshop learners should be able to:

The last 30 minutes of this workshop are open for individual Q&A.

Prerequisites & Target audience: This workshop is aimed at researchers (students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff) who are working with spatial data. Bring a laptop with QGIS installed and running. No prior experience with QGIS is nececssary.

Questions? Please contact the Data Science Initiative at datascience@ucdavis.edu

FriFeb 229:30am-12:30pmDSI Classroomregister

Data Science Workshop: Interactive, Dynamic Visualization in R and JavaScript

Building off of the concepts in the earlier workshops this quarter, DSI Director Professor Duncan Temple Lang and postdoc Jane Carlen will introduce packages for creating interactive data visualizations using JavaScript/D3 with implementations in R and/or Python. The workshop will present illustrative examples of the functionality of several different packages and walk through the R code used to build example interactive visualizations.

The second part of the workshop will explore what underlies these plots, specifically the JavaScript code and libraries such as D3. We'll show how to explore these in the Web browser and modify aspects of the plots. This provides the foundations for thinking about customizing plots and building more general and customized dynamic, interactive Web pages and applications.

The last half hour of the workshop will allow time for individual Q&A.

After this workshop learners should be able to:

Prerequisites & Target audience This workshop is aimed at researchers (students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff) who are working with data and using graphics for exploratory analyses and scholarly communication (i.e., publications). Learners should attend or view recordings of the prior workshops in the series. Learners should be comfortable working in R and should bring a laptop with a working version of R and RStudio installed. Prior to attending, registered learners will receive an email with a list of R packages to pre-install.

Questions? Please contact the Data Science Initiative at datascience@ucdavis.edu

FriMar 19:30am-12:30pmDSI Classroomregister

EndNote Introduction for Science Researchers

PLEASE NOTE: EndNote is no longer licensed campus-wide. Many campus departments have decided to continue with EndNote so you should check with your departmental IT contact before signing up for this class.

EndNote is a bibliographic management program which simplifies the process of generating bibliographies and reference lists. EndNote allows one to easily store, manage, and format references to any core science style guide such as ACS, APA, CSE, IEEE, NLM or to any specific journal style such as FASEB J, Front Ecol Environ, IEEE Access, J Agr Food Chem, J Exp Biol, Plant Cell, PLoS One, Science. EndNote also helps you store, organize, and easily retrieve publication PDFs.

This introductory class will cover: creating EndNote libraries; direct export of citations from science databases; adding PDFs to your EndNote Library; output styles; and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Please contact Ruth Gustafson at ragustafson@ucdavis.edu or Melinda M. Livas at mmlivas@ucdavis.edu.

ThuFeb 213:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriMar 2211:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedMar 2711:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Important Veterinary Databases for Lunch: Maximizing your Search with Top Veterinary Databases

Want help accessing the online and print published literature in the fields of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine? Learn the ins and outs of using online textbooks, advanced PubMed, CAB Abstracts, Scopus and Google Scholar; accessing or ordering articles and books via UCD-eLinks; remotely accessing online materials; and setting up alerting services in the databases to help keep up with your interests. Sources will be covered based on the interests of attendees. Bring a laptop.

Who should attend? anyone interested in improving veterinary and medical literature search strategies.

(This is a brief lunch time session, so please bring your lunch)

Questions? Please contact Erik Fausak at edfausak@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-6204

WedMar 612:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

Mendeley

This workshop will introduce users to the basics of Mendeley, an open-source citation manager, similar to EndNote. In the course of an hour, users will learn all the necessary skills to use Mendeley for their research including how to import source meta-data and full-text, organize their sources, export sources into papers, choose citation styles, connect the web and desktop versions of Mendeley and cooperate with other Mendeley users in groups. Since this software is not loaded in the library lab, these sessions will be for demonstration UNLESS users bring their own laptops with Mendeley already loaded which can be done here https://www.mendeley.com/?interaction_required=true

Questions? Please contact Matt Conner at mconner@ucdavis.edu

ThuFeb 2111:00am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Mendeley for Lunch: Using Mendeley with the UC Davis Veterinary, Medical and Public Health Databases

Are you performing a literature search in any of UC Davis Library's databases? Want to use citation management software to manage the heaps of literature you gather? Discover how to export citations from your favorite sources into Mendeley, to attach and access the full-text of those articles, and to create and format references for your own publications. Bring your laptop.

Who Should Attend? Anyone interested in using Mendeley to manage literature.

(This is a brief lunch time session, so please bring your lunch!)

Questions? Please contact Erik Fausak at edfausak@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-6204

WedFeb 2012:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

Zotero for Lunch: Using Zotero with UC Davis Veterinary, Medical and Public Health Databases

Are you performing a literature search in any of UC Davis Library's databases? Want to use citation management software to manage the heaps of literature you gather? Discover how to export citations from your favorite sources into Zotero, to attach and access the full-text of those articles, and to create and format references for your own publications. Bring your laptop.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in using Zotero to manage literature.

(This is a brief lunch time session, so please bring your lunch!)

Questions? Please contact Erik Fausak at edfausak@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-6204

WedFeb 2712:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register