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Best Practices in Research Data Management - 9:30am

How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help you incorporate best practices for data management into your own work. We will address such questions as: What file naming standard should I use? What is metadata, and how will it help me manage my data? What's a data repository, and which one should I use? Do I need permission to share my data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.


Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections - 11:00am

Have you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library (RBSC)? Join our weekly open house / hands-on show-and-tell for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections! The event is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. No need to RSVP, just drop in to learn what RBSC is all about! Rare Books and Special Collections is located on the 1st floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver campus. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or rare.books@ubc.ca.


R Study Group - Co-working Project - 3:00pm

Join the R Study Group and work on an ongoing group project - hone your skills in Shiny, Leaflet, API, and time series analysis.

The project is intended to be an ongoing learning opportunity. It combines four key elements:

-Shiny application development
-Leaflet mapping in R
-curl/JSON/API interaction
-Statistical (time series) analysis

The app will use the Trasnlink API to search bus routes & transit hub locations to tell users whether they should 'just walk', or stay and wait for the bus. It's intended to provide a probability density function (or something) that can tell you whether, on average, your travel time is faster staying or waiting.

The repository is called ShouldIStayOrShouldIGo.

Presented by UBC's R Study Group.


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Ever Austen

Join scholars from UBC and SFU for a Jane Austen panel discussion on March 2, 2017.

Read More Posted on February 14, 2017

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Upgrades coming to Irving K. Barber Learning Centre February 7 to March 31

Exciting upgrades and renovations will be made to Irving K. Barber Learning Centre between February 6 and March 31, 2017.

Read More Posted on February 3, 2017

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Meet Karol, Karen and Kathryn, Student Curators

Meet Karen, Karol and Kathryn, the student curators behind the Ever Austen exhibition.

Read More Posted on January 24, 2017

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Take a tour of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC)

Take a tour of Rare Books and Special Collections collections every Wednesday at 11 am.

Read More Posted on August 25, 2016

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