Meet Elizabeth Wickes, Data Curation Specialist

This post is the third in our series profiling the expertise housed in the Scholarly Commons and our affiliate units in the University Library. Today we are featuring Elizabeth Wickes, Data Curation Specialist. What is your background education and work experience? I started in psychology and then moved to sociology. I also have a secretarial […]

Running low on Zotero storage? Sync your files through a cloud storage service

I’ve recently returned to using Zotero for collecting, organizing, and citing references after not having used the software for a couple of years. While I was a bit rusty, it only took a couple of days for me to get up and running at my previous level of Zotero expertise (which really wasn’t that high […]

Scholarly Smackdown: Scalar vs. Omeka

Scholarly Smackdown is the Scholarly Commons’ new review series comparing popular online research tools and resources. This week we’ll be taking a look at Scalar and Omeka, resources for presenting research digitally. No scholars were harmed in the making of this column. Scalar Scalar is a content management system for creating digital books of media scholarship […]

Need Assistance With Financial Planning?

Not sure where to start? Next Tuesday, March 18th, there will be two Savvy Researcher Workshops geared to help guide students through the first steps in the creation of a future financial plan. The two workshops will be held in room 314 on the third floor of the Main Library. The first session will run […]

Scholar Library, a new Google citation management service

Google recently deployed a citation management tool called Scholar Library that integrates with Google Scholar. Scholar is a web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature of most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals. The new Library feature allows you to save articles directly […]

Capturing the Conference Conversation: Part 3 of 3

The “Capturing the Conference Conversation” series (Part 1, Part 2) introduced tools and methods that enable capture, visualization, analysis, and sharing of Twitter data. The value of being able to work with Twitter data in this manner is multifaceted. In practical terms, the ability to consolidate and share discussions about research, resources, and tools enhances […]

Capturing the Conference Conversation: Part 2 of 3

A previous post described how to capture and share conference tweets (+ associated data like retweet count and @ mentions) using Scraperwiki and  Viewshare. Going this route is a good one for creating and embedding customized collections of Twitter data on a website or sharing with friends and colleagues. If a more fine grained analysis of Twitter data are needed and different display […]

Library Research Showcase

The University Library invites the campus community to a Library Research Showcase from 12:30-4PM on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Library faculty and academic professionals will present their research, which impacts a wide variety of library services as well as the global LIS profession and other scholarly fields. At the Showcase, you’ll find posters, tech demos, […]

ATLAS Statistics/GIS Open Lab Fall Schedule Now Available

Colleagues at the ATLAS Statistics/GIS Open Lab have released their Fall service hours and workshop series. The ATLAS workshop series covers ATLAS.ti, ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, and Questionnaire Design. These workshops are available only to the University of Illinois community and are being offered at no cost. The ATLAS Statistics/GIS Open lab (2043 Lincoln Hall) […]

Partnering to Support Student Financial Literacy

The Scholarly Commons is pleased to partner with the Student Money Management Center (SMMC), a division of USFSCO, to join in the student financial education effort. This partnership builds on preexisting efforts to support student financial literacy by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries, and is in line with similar efforts made by academic […]