Gear Up for Gear Up!

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Coming in January, for Dartmouth researchers in all disciplines… Gear Up!

Connect with the people at Dartmouth that support all stages of your research and scholarship.

Learn about services, solutions, and resources that can bring power to your research project.

Great refreshments, giveaways … earn a digital badge!

Three events, three locations to choose from:

  • Friday, January 16th, 3-5pm
    Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, Gallery
  • Wednesday, January 21st, 11:30am-1:30pm
    MacLean Engineering Sciences Center, GlycoFi Atrium
  • Thursday, January 22nd, 3-5pm [Special Focus on Digital Humanities]
    Arts & Humanities Resource Center, Bartlett Hall

Gear Up Baker-Berry!

Ready for round 2? Gear Up is back and this time, it will be in Baker Library Main Hall next Tuesday, January 29 from 12-3pm!

Jan 29 @ 12-3pm in Baker Library Main Hall

Learn about the latest tools, apps, resources, and support available to help you with research information, publishing, data, copyright, funding, and collaboration.

Tasty refreshments  …  Lots of helpful folks … Drop by any time during the event!

For faculty, researchers, and students, “Gear Up!” is an event that will showcase information management tools, apps, resources and research support systems to help you tune up your research.

  • See how RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero can make handling your papers and citations easier.
  • Learn about the Dartmouth Digital Library program and its projects in support of digital scholarship.
  • Talk to an expert about open access publishing, and the importance of authors retaining their copyrights to provide open access to published works.
  • Discuss publishing opportunities and the electronic scholarly monograph with an editor from the University Press of New England.
  • Take a look at apps and readers for mobile devices that can help you in research, teaching, and general productivity.
  • Explore to help you make better use of research and educational software.
  • Learn about Pivot to help you find funding sources, research collaborators and keep your profile updated.
  • Find out about data management and storage using RSTOR, statistical consulting services, and other support from Research Computing and the Library
  • … and more!

Get Help Building Your Toolkit from Computing, the Library, and Office of Sponsored Projects!
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Feedback from previous Gear Up! events in 2012 …
“Awesome! Very helpful!”                “It was great! Thank you!”         “Thanks for doing this. Very helpful!”

Gear Up!

Get ready for Gear Up! You are invited to build your research toolkit with the Library, Computing and the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP).

Drop by anytime between 1pm-3pm this Thursday (tomorrow!) in the Fairchild Tower.

OSP will be talking about funding opportunities and grants management. Computing has information about data management, especially for grants! I will be at the table for impact factors, altmetrics, etc. Barbara DeFelice will also be at a table with more information about copyright, digital publishing, and COPE. There will also be tables for testing out mobile apps and eBook platforms and more!

Here’s a preview: the book display will feature books from Great Books for Scientists! (Suggestions welcome!)

Finding Dartmouth Theses and Gear Up!

All is quiet here in Kresge. I’ll be here for another 3 hours today. We were also open yesterday from 1-6pm. So far, today’s traffic has already exceeded yesterday’s. There has been quite some interest in obtaining past theses and dissertations. Theses (senior honors or masters) are located in the area between my office and Jane’s (by the windows, across from the current periodicals reading area). They have the green binding and are shelved by subject area and then last name. Dissertations (PhD) are given their own LC classification number and shelved with the other books in the stacks. To find all theses and dissertations by department in the online catalog, one trick is to use the department name in the author field. For example: Chemistry.

In other news, be sure to join us for Gear Up! The first of three locations for this event is Fairchild on Thursday, November 29!

I’m working on a list of “Great Books for Scientists” with assistance from Anne Esler (Feldberg) and Peggy Sleeth (Biomed). I’ll post a link once it’s ready. In the mean time, if you have a suggestion, send it along!