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TechLink Seminar: UIS storage services: Insight into how the UIS storage services for research data were implemented and introduction to institutional storage service project

Wojciech Turek, head of the Research Computing Platforms team and service owner for storage services will provide an overview of the recently released UIS storage services for research data and how they can benefit researchers and help to improve way researchers store and process data. Wojciech will also provide insight into the development of the forthcoming institutional storage service and Storage Self-Service portal.

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Text and Data Mining Symposium

The nature of research is changing. What is the potential of text & data mining (TDM)to impact on this? How are researchers today using TDM to cope with the ever-increasing amount of information available? Are funder and publisher policies adapting to reflect both the legal right UK researcher have to mine published literature and the new possibilities TDM now present? These are some of the questions we will be asking in this day of talks, workshops and discussions.

 

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Avoiding data disasters: Best practices in Data Management for the Biological Sciences

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Have you ever struggled to import your spreadsheets into R?
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    The reliability of Wikipedia... and what you can do to help

    An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library
    Is Wikipedia a reliable source of information? What can you do to help make it better?
    In this session we will have a talk and Q&A session to discuss these questions and more. We will explore the history of Wikipedia, what happens behind the scenes to make it all work, how information is fact-checked and kept trustworthy, as well as the role of the extensive Wikipedia editorial community. There will also be a free sandwich lunch.

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    Introduction to Wikidata

    An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library

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    The many faces of the Wikimedia Universe

    An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library
    This session will open with a talk and Q&A session exploring Wikidata, ContentMine, and WikiCite. The talk will cover how Wikidata relates to the systematic text mining of the scientific literature, as well as the creation on Wikidata of an open collection of bibliographical and citation data. There will also be a free sandwich lunch.

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    Crossing Borders: an introduction to public debate on social media

    Academic research can play a vital role in shaping public debates, from correcting misinformation to uncovering alternative perspectives and challenging bias. But how can researchers make their voices heard on controversial topics when debate is sharply polarised? Sharing research on social media my reach new audiences, but how far should academics go in tailoring content to fit social media users’ expectations and attention spans?

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    Crossing Borders: an introduction to public debate on social media

    Academic research can play a vital role in shaping public debates, from correcting misinformation to uncovering alternative perspectives and challenging bias. But how can researchers make their voices heard on controversial topics when debate is sharply polarised? Sharing research on social media my reach new audiences, but how far should academics go in tailoring content to fit social media users’ expectations and attention spans?

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