While geographic information systems are the tools of choice for geographers, geographic information technologies have applications in many disciplines. Tools used by geographers to map the earth’s surface can be used by biologists to track migration patterns, social scientists to identify food deserts, epidemiologists to monitor the spread of disease, and humanists to create literary and historical maps.
This semester, the Department of Geography’s Dr. Steven Ericson will teach two introductory workshops on the widely used ArcGIS suite of GIS software. Continue reading
We had a great response to our first NVivo workshops in the spring and are happy to offer three sessions this semester. Two introductory workshops will be held in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center and McLure Library. While NVivo is most often described as software for qualitative and mixed methods research, it’s a also a great tool for literature review, regardless of discipline, something we’ll discuss in an October workshop at McLure. Continue reading
The well-liked Esri Story Maps workshops and are back this semester. Also returning is the Geography department’s Dr. Steven Ericson, instructor. Dr. Ericson will teach two sessions on how to create and publish interactive web maps combining text, photos, video, and audio with Esri’s cloud-based mapping and GIS system, ArcGIS Online. Continue reading
Available on computers throughout the University Libraries, IBM SPSS Statistics is a collection of products used to access and manage data, select and perform analyses, and share results. This semester, the College of Education’s Dr. Sara Tomek will teach three SPSS workshops at McLure Library: Introduction to SPSS, Advanced SPSS: ANOVA, and Advanced SPSS: Categorical Data. Continue reading
Fall 2015 Academic Technologies workshop registration opened this week, and next week brings the first workshops of the semester: Academic Paper Formatting in Microsoft Word and References in Microsoft Word. Continue reading