The Library recently hired Spencer Roberts to provide consultation and support for digital projects, research, and publication. Conveniently located in CURVE on the 2nd floor of Library South, Spencer’s office is open to faculty, students, and staff who have questions about what’s possible with digital scholarship, have ideas about digital projects, or would like support for an existing project. Anyone seeking a partnership with the Library on a digital project can schedule an appointment or drop in to discuss opportunities.
Digital project consultation can include topics such as funding, planning, assessment, publishing, research methods, resource management, user testing, web hosting, and training.
Below is a partial list of digital methods and tools for which Spencer can provide support and training. If you have specific interest in a new tool or method not shown here, contact Spencer to discuss how we might expand our list and learn together.
- Audio editing (Audacity)
- Web mapping (Carto, Neatline, StoryMapJS)
- Text analysis (Voyant, R, Python)
- Data analysis (Excel, R, Python, Plotly)
- Oral history (Oral History Metadata Syncronizer)
- Web publishing and exhibits (WordPress, PressForward, Scalar, Omeka, TimelineJS, Juxtapose, Hypothes.is, MediaWiki)
Office: Library South 2nd floor, CURVE, Room 206
A team of Master of Science in Information Systems students from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business placed first in the SAP competition, Project Dream: Election 2016. Their “Women in Power” project compared support for the Democrat Party presidential nominees, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, using data mined from Twitter. You can read more about their fascinating project by clicking here, but the Library is particularly excited about this part:
The women credit part of their success to the support they had from not just Robinson College, but also Georgia State as a whole. They were able to utilize CURVE in the Georgia State library to display their data and film their findings. “We got to tape our presentation at CURVE. We felt like we were on the news.” Diwan said. The CURVE also let them view their data in a wide format [on the interactWall], showing everything in an easy to understand and analyze way.
The Library extends an exuberant “Congratulations!” to the team, and we’re so happy that the CURVE space played a part in your successful project!
Need to find existing data to analyze for your dissertation or thesis? Using SPSS, SAS, R, or Excel to do statistical analysis and need help with the software? Doing qualitative research and wondering if you should use NVivo software or other text analysis tools? Want to visualize data on maps or in other visually-pleasing ways but not sure how to geocode data or to use ArcGIS or Tableau software to do this? Designing a survey using Qualtrics and need some pointers on how to do so? Writing a grant proposal and need assistance with the required data management plan?
The University Library’s Research Data Services Team can help you with all of these things AND MORE!
Visit this page for more information about our data services, to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our specialists, and to browse our calendar for drop-in assistance hours and workshops offerings. Also feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll connect you to the right person for assistance.