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Students: Enter a Data Viz in Tableau’s Data Viz Assignment Contest!

Students: Been using Tableau for data visualizations, or want to try it out? You can enter this contest and maybe win a Tableau swag bag!

To enter the Contest, complete the following steps – entry deadline is May 30:

  1. If you do not already have a copy, download the software at (a free trial copy is available),
  2. Produce and publish a Tableau data visualization to your Tableau Public profile, and
  3. Provide a link to the visualization on your Tableau Public profile to – Your Submission must be publicly accessible and available at all times during the Contest Period. All Submissions must comply with all Tableau terms and conditions of use, available at

Tableau is available on all of the University Library’s CURVE computers, and we have Research Data Services Team members who can assist you in using it.

Tableau data viz showing relationship of political views to opinion re: whether “immigrants are good for the American economy.” Click image to go to interactive Tableau Story to explore more variables…

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Digital Scholarship Consultation

gsul-ds-consultationgraphicThe 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,, MediaWiki)


Phone: 404-413-2866

Office: Library South 2nd floor, CURVE, Room 206

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Award-Winning GSU Student Research Team gives a shout out to CURVE!

2016-10-13_1741A 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!


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Data Services & Support @ GSU Library – Check It Out!

RDS-Icons-CombinedNeed 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 and we’ll connect you to the right person for assistance.

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