December 10, 2013
The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology, together with the Simmons College Student Chapter of ASIS&T, invite you to join us at our 2014 winter event on the topic of Big Data!
Big Data is rapidly changing the way researchers, scientists and businesses learn, compete and adapt in digital data-driven environments. The conversation is not just about what data to store, but also how to extract meaningful intelligence from all data, and this is just the beginning.
We now ask what librarians, data scientists and researchers need to know in order to prepare for the challenges of Big Data over the next 10 years.Our panelists are leading practitioners and experts in information and computer science. They will discuss their experiences with Big Data and share their insights into leading a successful career in the always-changing information field.
Student admission is $15.00 but the * first 20 GSLIS students to email email@example.com *
will receive a special eventbrite code to get in for *free!*
Program details can be found here: http://neasist.org/2013/12/06/january-event-big-data-you-preparing-current-future-information-specialists/
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 8:15am to 12:30pm
Where: MIT Pappalardo Room, Bldg 4-349, Cambridge, MA.
For exact location, see the MIT Campus Map
October 28, 2013
Interested in digital libraries and archives? Wondering how to break into the field? Our panel of digital stewardship speakers has you covered!
Join us on October 29th in SOM 104 from 5:00pm-6:00pm to get professional advice and expert knowledge from Amy Benson, Peter Botticelli, and Pablo Morales Henry. Hear what it’s like to work for a digital library, what technological skills you’ll need, and how to get those skills while you’re at GSLIS. Ask your own questions during a panel Q&A. All interest and experience levels welcome! Light refreshments will be served.
October 21, 2013
Can’t make it to DPLA Fest? No worries Simmons ASIS&T is bringing it to you! Join us Thursday, October 24th in SOM 223 from 12:00-1:00. Robin Peek and Jeffrey Pomerantz will be presenting a special session for students of their DPLA Fest presentation “Maximizing Open Access and The DPLA”. Participants will engage in a discussion of how the DPLA and its partners can maximize open access.
RSVP at: http://bit.ly/DPLAopenaccess
October 3, 2013
The New England Chapter of ASIS&T is having an event called “Too Much Stuff – Curating Digital Content for Archives”.
The event is on Tuesday, October 8th 5:30-7:00pm at Champions Sport Bar (50 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142).
For more information check out: http://neasist.org/2013/09/06/fall-meetup-too-much-stuff-curating-digital-content-for-archives/
September 24, 2013
We are co-hosting a lunchtime lecture by Mary Wilkins Jordan next Tuesday 10/1. The lecture is about her experience with creating an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) for her courses this past summer. Check out the flyer below and we hope to see you there!
August 28, 2013
Join ASIS&T & UXPA for Game Night!
The Date for this event has changed to September 20th.
We will also be providing some board games to play as well. We will be providing Pizza, snacks and beverage.
Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8069485047
June 27, 2013
June 14, 2013
Simmons ASIS&T would like to welcome you to Summer Semester! We invite you to stop by to learn a little about ASIS&T and enjoy some summer refreshments and snacks.
Join us on Thursday, June 20th 4:15-5:15 in the GSLIS Matarazzo Student Lounge
May 30, 2013
This past spring, four current GSLIS students and several GSLIS alums were among the participants in an experimental course at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics John G. Wolbach Library, Data Scientist Training for Librarians. Come hear about their experiences at a recap event on June 4th!
Data Scientist Training for Librarians Tells All
Date and Time: June 4th, 5-7pm
Location: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium (and streaming online)
Librarians are adept at helping patrons find information and go to great lengths in its curation so that it can be found and presented to users in a meaningful way. In many ways, librarians are familiar with aspects of the data science workflow but are not using the tools and methodologies that data scientists currently benefit from. Data Scientist Training for Librarians (#DST4L) is an experimental course at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, John G. Wolbach Library, intended to upgrade the skills of librarians so that they can respond to the changing needs of patrons, especially when it comes to research data, and hopefully become invaluable contributors to the data scientist community.
In the course, we have covered data science topics, worked hands-on with software such as OpenRefine, programmed in languages such as Python and R, and had notable data scientist guest speakers join the class to either present or provide training. DST4L participants have also worked on special projects involving data from sources ranging from the NASA ADS to the Internet Archive.
At this event, we will provide background on the course, lessons we have learned and present course projects, ending in an open discussion. The event will be held on June 4th, 5-7pm, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium.
If you are interested in the event, please register by following the link below:
April 30, 2013
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Location: P-213 Palace Road Building, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
We are hosting an ASIS&T webinar on the Challenges of Digital Media Preservation. The description for the event is below:
Preserving digital audio and video files present their own unique challenges, which become particularly difficult in an archive that is constantly in use. WGBH has been attempting to manage this problem for over 10 years. With producers currently delivering born digital files, trying to keep up with the technology keeps the archive scrambling. New workflows, file naming, organizational standards, and flexible systems to accommodate a wide range of incoming media are all needed. WGBH, with the support from NEH, is currently looking at utilizing an open source system called Hydra to help solve some of the challenges.