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Scholarly Communications Workshops

Register now for the fall Scholarly Communication Workshops: https://byu.libcal.com/calendar/scholcomm/?cid=11996&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=11996

 

Creative Commons & Copyright

Come learn how Creative Commons (CC) licenses work with Copyright to help you disseminate your work and legally use the work of others. By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of the CC licens…
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Time:
10:00am – 10:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Sharing Your Data and Research

This session will provide an introduction to ScholarsArchive, BYU’s Institutional Repository. Learn how to create a free account to add your article, project, poster, or dataset to ScholarsArchive a…
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Time:
4:00pm – 4:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Finding, Adopting or Adapting OER

There are many free resources available for use with courses. Learn where and how to find them and how to adapt them for your use, all the while keeping copyright and Creative Commons in mind.
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Time:
10:00am – 10:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to GIT

Learn the basics of Git, a version-control system for tracking changes to files. The course will cover: Creating a new repository Committing changes to the repository Syncing changes to github.com B…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
10:00am – 10:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to OpenRefine

OpenRefine is an interactive data transformation tool. Learn the basics of data profiling (assessing the current state of your data) and data cleaning (correcting errors, removing blanks, etc). No prior knowle…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
11:00am – 11:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Data Management Fundamentals

Developing consistent data management practices is critical for any researcher and helps ensure you can navigate your data and various documents now and in the future. This session will cover: Data Org…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Leveraging Library Resources

With rising textbooks costs, textbook affordability for students is a common concern. The BYU library collects and maintains millions of physical and electronic books, ebooks, films, etc that are freely availab…
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time:
1:00pm – 1:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to Regular Expressions

Learn about regular expression search patterns (regex) and how to use them to validate data and perform find and replace operations on data. No prior knowledge needed.
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
9:00am – 9:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Safeguarding your Data

Learn about ways to ensure your data remains safe and available to yourself and others. This session will cover: choosing sustainable file formats, best practices for data backup, how to archive w…
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
11:00am – 11:50am
Location:
2233 HBLL

Introduction to Data Management Plans

Learn how to create a Data Management Plan that meets requirements set by major funding agencies. This session will include: when DMPs are needed, elements of DMPs, online tools and templates to help …
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

Online Tools for Open Pedagogy

Teaching courses online can be a difficult task, especially with students who are very adept as social tools. Come learn about tools that work with online resources to encourage student participation and pacing…
Date:
Friday 25 October 2019
Time:
1:00pm – 1:50pm
Location:
2233 HBLL

American Archives Month Activities 2019

 

The BYU Library is celebrating American Archive Month with a series of archive related experiences.

 

Week 1

Archives Month activities kick off on Thursday, October 3, when the library’s Head Conservator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Chris McAfee, hosts a “Conservation Roadshow.” The public is invited to bring their own rare books, diaries, documents, and photographs to the library for evaluation and advice on preservation. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in HBLL 3452.

 

Week 2

The library’s film curator, Ben Harry, connects archives and Halloween with a public screening of the classic film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Friday, October 11 at 7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1. The public is invited and admission is free.

 

Week 3

The library will host its annual Hold a First Edition Book of Mormon day from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 17. Each year the archivists go to the library’s vaults and bring out one or two copies of the famous book. Everyone is invited to hold a copy and learn the story of how and where it was made. Participants also get a quick lesson in rare book handling and care.

 

Week 4

“Home Movie Day” is an opportunity for people to bring their family movies in to see them projected and to get advice on how to care for them. Curator Ben Harry will have 8mm and other format film projectors available. Please note: This event takes place in the Wilkinson Student Center room 3223 (WSC). Saturday, October 26 from noon until 4:00 pm.

 

Week 5

Folklorists Julie Swallow, Jill Terry Rudy, and Eric A. Eliason. will present “The William A. Wilson Folklore Archives and The Three Nephites: 60 Years of Looking for Tracks in the Snow.” October 28 at noon in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the Library.

 

Ongoing

Curator Greg Seppi is curating an exhibition of German prints that will be on display on level 1 of the Library throughout the month of October.

 

Special Collections business hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission to all Archives Month activities is free and the public is welcome. You can learn more about Archives Month by contacting the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 810-422-3175, or visiting their website at https://lib.byu.edu/special-collections/.

 

An Invitation for Youth Groups, YSA, and FHE Groups

People planning uplifting activities for young women & young men groups, family home evenings, and YSA Ward activities will find support from BYU’s Education in Zion Gallery and the Harold B. Lee Library.

Here are 3 activities you can fit into one evening.

The Education in Zion Gallery has a popular exhibition titled “Jesus Wept: Emotions in the Scriptures.” The exhibit looks at the wide range of emotions found in the scriptures and the way they impact our lives. There are interactive activities that will entertain and educate you.

On level 2 of the Library, just inside the Periodicals Reading Room, there is a newly installed case designed to both protect and display a first edition Book of Mormon. The case features smart glass that hides the book from damaging light but at the touch of a button the glass clears and can see the book up close.

On level 1 of the library, just inside the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the library’s largest exhibit space is hosting “A Pillar of Light: Celebrating 200 Years of the First Vision.” Visitors are greeted by new art created by painter Tony Sweat. His work incorporates elements from multiple accounts of the first vision into one image. The exhibit includes significant books and documents about the vision and its impact on American religion and scholarship. Visitors are invited to share the impact of the vision on their lives and read how people in Provo felt about the vision a century ago.

The Education is Zion Gallery, located on the east side of the JFSB, is open late on Wednesdays (9:00 pm). Other evenings by appointment.

The first edition Book of Mormon is viewable during all regular library hours (7:00 am to midnight Monday through Friday).

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections is open late Monday through Thursday nights (9:00 pm).

The public is welcome and admission is free.

 

For more information please call Education in Zion at 801-422-6519, or Special Collections at 801-422-3175.

https://educationinzion.byu.edu/

https://lib.byu.edu/special-collections/

The Library Film Series Fall Schedule

Looking back at 1939

September 20

Gone with the Wind

The Library Film Series kicks off our celebration of 1939 with a true epic. Gone with the Wind starring Clarke Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland.

233 minutes

Please note that this fill will start earlier due to its run time.

6:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

October 11

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The BYU Motion Picture Archive is celebrating Archive Month with a screening of this 1947 film.

104 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

October 25

The Wizard of Oz

One of the quintessential films of 1939, The Wizard of Oz fills the spot of our traditional monster films for Halloween. With witches and flying monkeys it fills the bill.

Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, and Margaret Hamilton.

102 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

November 15

Stagecoach

John Wayne’s breakout film and the movie that some say boosted westerns from B movies to the A-list. Directed by John Ford.

96 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

November 22

Angel and the Badman

John Wayne and Gail Russell star in this 1947 film.

This film is part of the BYU Motion Picture Archive.

100 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

December 6

Bachelor Mother

The Warner Archive call this  “The classic Christmas movie we bet you’ve never seen.” This 1939 comedy starring Ginger Rogers and David Niven was remade twice.

An RKO Radio picture.

82 Minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

“Connections,” An Interactive Family History Experience

The BYU Family History Library has a new interactive exhibition, Connections.

Located on level 2 of the BYU Library the exhibition features a wide range of hands-on activities.

Visitors can try an old style microfilm reader, a manual typewriter, and an early desktop computer before exploring the latest digital systems.

There are sections that help you learn about DNA or caption early photographs.

Connections is open during library hours.

The public is welcome and admission is free.

The exhibition will run from August through September, 2019.

 

Melville’s Birthday

The BYU Library is celebrating Herman Melville’s 200th birthday. On Friday August 2, Curator Maggie Kopp invites everyone to a new exhibition featuring items from the Library’s Melville collection in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. It will be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and will remain in place during August. The exhibit highlights Melville’s continuing influence on literature and popular culture.

The Library’s collection includes everything from first editions, correspondence, and graphic novels, to a screen play for Moby Dick written by Ray Bradbury and modern interpretations of his work for small children.

In support of the exhibition, the Library Film Series will present a free screening of the 1965 version of Moby Dick starring Gregory Peck and Orson Wells.

7:00 pm in the Reynolds Auditorium on level 1.

 

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Data Management Workshop 2019

August 2, 2019

BYU Harold B. Lee Library

1:00-4:00 pm

Choose from multiple sessions and learn the ins and outs of research data management!

Register for up to three individual sessions for free at the links below.

 

Data Management Principles 101

1:00-1:50 pm

Building consistent data management practices is critical for any researcher and helps ensure you can navigate your data and various documents now and in the future. Bring your laptop and come prepared for discussion and hands-on activities.

https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/data-management-principles-101

 

Introduction to Git

1:00-1:50 pm

Learn the basics of using Git, a version-control system for tracking changes to files. Emphasis will be on using Git in a research data management context. No prior knowledge needed.

https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/introduction-to-git

 

Safeguarding Your Data

2:00-2:50 pm

Learn about ways to ensure your data remains safe and available to yourself and others. Get to know ScholarsArchive, pick up some pro tips for working with Box, and learn about data repositories for your discipline.

https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/safeguarding-your-data

 

Introduction to OpenRefine

2:00-2:50 pm

OpenRefine is an interactive data transformation tool. Learn the basics of data profiling (assessing the current state of your data) and data cleaning (correcting errors, removing blanks, etc).  No prior knowledge needed.

https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/introduction-to-openrefine

 

Sharing Your Data and Research

3:00-3:50 pm

Learn how to add your research to BYU’s institutional repository and obtain a shareable link for your work. Find out how copyright and Creative Commons licensing can help you to both share and protect your work.

https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/sharing-your-data-and-research

 

Introduction to Regular Expressions

3:00-3:50 pm

Learn about regular expression search patterns (regex) and how to use them to validate data and perform find and replace operations on data. No prior knowledge needed.

https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/introduction-to-regular-expressions

Schlocking Through the Universe

With “7,300-ish” daily comics online, Schlock Mercenary is a legend.

Schlock Mercenary is a fun webcomic created by Howard Tayler.

Set in the 31st century it follows the adventures of a roaming gang of mercenaries.

 

 

Curator Dainan Skeem has created a behind the scenes look at this space opera.

Stop by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections on level 1 during July.

And yes, that is a legit yarn Schlock.

Summer and Fall Films

June 14

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated tale, this 1939 film stars Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

80 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

August 2

The Library Film Series will show Moby Dick to mark the 200th birthday of Herman Melville. This screening supports an exhibition of Melville materials that will be on display in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections curated by Maggie Kopp.

Directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Ray Bradbury.

116 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

Fall Film Schedule

Looking back at 1939

September 20

Gone with the Wind

The Library Film Series kicks off our celebration of 1939 with a true epic. Gone with the Wind starring Clarke Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland.

233 minutes

Please note that this fill will start earlier due to its run time.

6:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

October 25

The Wizard of Oz

One of the quintessential films of 1939, The Wizard of Oz fills the spot of our traditional monster films for Halloween. With witches and flying monkeys it fills the bill.

Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, and Margaret Hamilton.

102 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

November 15

Stagecoach

John Wayne’s breakout film and the movie that some say boosted westerns from B movies to the A-list. Directed by John Ford.

96 minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

December 6

Bachelor Mother

The Warner Archive call this  “The classic Christmas movie we bet you’ve never seen.” This 1939 comedy starring Ginger Rogers and David Niven was remade twice.

An RKO Radio picture.

82 Minutes

7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

 

Library and Life Sciences Poster Competition

Over 50 undergraduate students in the Life Sciences are sharing their research via posters on level 2 of the BYU Library.

The posters cover a wide range of topics and the public is invited to walk the hall and learn about life sciences.

On Thursday, March 28 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm the students will be present for a question and answer open house, followed by an award presentation for the best posters.

Refreshments will be served.

The posters are hung in the northwest section of the library in the hall for the Family History library.