Have a friend in PVC-ASIST? Attend the event with him/her and pay member price!
Please come join the local chapter of the American Society for
Information Science for our next talk--- "From Data to Visualization:
Emerging Tools for Research" given by Jan Johansson (Data Librarian of
the Congressional Research Service) and also with Richard Landry (CEO
of Conquest Systems)
When: Wednesday, Nov. 12. Dinner at 6:30, Talk at 7pm.
Registration: Please register by Nov. 10, at
Cost: $15 for ASIS&T members (and their friends), $5 for students, and
$20 for non-members
Description: Traditionally, data analysis has required extensive
expertise in math and statistics combined with training in complex
software applications like SAS, Matlab, and the R programming
language. Recently, however, new technologies and services have
emerged that make it possible to work with raw data using web
applications with simple visual interfaces. These visually compelling
tools allow researchers to quickly see and communicate relationships
between diverse trends, like the correlation between weather and
burglary.This session will include a brief review of the
visualizations built into traditional statistical software packages
like R and Matlab followed by a demonstration of three new web-based
tools applied to three real research topics. The session will conclude
with a panel discussion with Richard Landry, CEO of Conquest Systems,
a pioneer in creating readily usable data libraries.
Bio: Jan Johansson serves as the Data Librarian of the Congressional
Research Service at the Library of Congress. Mr. Johansson joined CRS
as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2004. Previously, he worked at
JSTOR.org as a user interface designer and as a reference librarian at
The New York Public Library. Mr. Johansson has a Master of Science in
Information from the University of Michigan and a BA in political
science from Columbia University and is currently studying
computational statistics at Georgetown University.
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, room A5
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red/ Green/Yellow) or Metro Center
Parking and directions: http://dclibrary.org/dcpl/cwp/view.asp?a=1266&q=56531
PVC-ASIS&T Communication Chair
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