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By Luling Huang The work done in Part I and Part II with OpenRefine applies to each thread in my data. My next goal is to complete the following three tasks with both OpenRefine and python: A. Split the data based on unique values in the column “ThreadID;” B. Do the cleaning work in Part I and […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
January 17, 2017
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Ring in the New Year!

Wednesday, January 25th...

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Performing Arts News
January 13, 2017
By Jillian Benedict While I spent most of my time proofreading every book I had scanned to make sure I had a clean digital copy, I was unable to complete every book. Therefore the data below only relates to six books, not including Jon Krakauer’s most recent work, Missoula. However, since I still completed transforming […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
January 12, 2017

During the first week or two of the new semester one of the most frequently asked student questions at Paley Library is “Does the Library have my textbook?”

Owing to the expense of commercial textbooks, students are hoping they can borrow a library copy instead of having to buy the book. Temple Libraries does not generally purchase commercial textbooks. Not only are they costly, but they are hardly conducive to the Library’s goal of building a research collection that contributes to great learning and research.

That said, on occasion we do have books in our...

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Temple University Library News
January 11, 2017

January is a time of reflection – this post is just that, some ideas that sparked my interest last year, with hopes of delving into them more deeply in 2017.

Sunday morning’s radio listening was doubly-rewarding, as I heard two of my favorite woman in media: Krista Tippett, host of On Being: The Big Questions of Meaning, interviewed Maria Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings, an amazing weekly compilation of her reflections on vast and deep reading in a range of literature, from...

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Assessment on the Ground
January 10, 2017

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In contemporary American culture the Virgin Mary is associated with Catholic devotion and worship. Because of this, it should come as a surprise to many readers that the mother of Jesus was a general cultural icon in the latter half of nineteenth century Christian America. Temple professor...

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Human Sciences
January 5, 2017

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Well, not really, but that’s a story that had significant purchase in early 20th century Minnesota. In 1898 a Swedish immigrant discovered a buried stone with runic letters and the date 1362. The archaic Scandinavian script described a fishing party that returned to its camp to find “10 men...

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Human Sciences
January 5, 2017
By Luling Huang Problem: In R’s “relevent” (Butts, 2015), the identifiers of sender and receiver have to be integers, rather than strings. For example, if we have a sequence data with 12 ordered events like this: we need to assign “a,” “b,” “c,” and “d” to integers “1,” “2,” “3,” and “4.” Assumption: Receiver’s set R […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 13, 2016
Applications for a position in the DSC this spring 2017 semester are now open! https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_in_student/jobdetail.ftl?job=16002253   Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 13, 2016
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Klaus, a therapy dog

Starting this Friday, we’ll have some furry friends in Paley Library to help you destress in the midst of final exams! This event is part of our Crunch Time Café, a series of events providing free food, activities, and a break from studying. Hang out with the therapy dogs in the Paley Library Lecture...

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Programs & Events
December 12, 2016
By Michael Glass One of the disadvantages of the stylo() package for R is that its word frequencies do not come out in CSV file format. However, it does create a very neat list of the words it uses to differentiate between pieces of literature. As such, I wrote an R program that used that […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 8, 2016
Using Unity 3D  1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM from February 7 through April 18 This ongoing hands-on workshop will introduce you to using Unity and show you how to apply it to your re-creation, simulation, virtual reality, or game related projects. Topics include Unity interface and general usage, importing and […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 7, 2016

There have been reports of an email being sent by temple.elibrary@gmail.com requesting users ‘redo’ their registration with a link to our libproxy server. This server facilitates remote access to our online databases and journals. Please do not click on any links on the email as it is a phishing scam. You can also forward the e-mail to abuse@temple.edu.

The body of the email reads:
In order to provide efficient service for your account and prevent any abuse of it, please redo...

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Temple University Library News
December 2, 2016

OSF 101 – Get started with the OSF + manage your research workflow!

This webinar is an introduction to using the Open Science Framework (OSF https://osf.io) – a free, open source web application built to help researchers manage their workflows. The OSF is part collaboration tool, part version control software, and part data archive. The OSF connects to popular tools researchers already use, like Dropbox, Box, Github and Mendeley, to streamline workflows and increase efficiency.

This webinar will get you up to speed on using the OSF, show helpful...

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Science and Engineering Library News
December 2, 2016

I would like to express my disappointment with the library service about borrowing books. I am a first-year doctoral student who needs to write tons of papers, which means, it is important for me to locate and borrow books from the library with high efficiency. However, my experience in borrowing books in this semester has been very unsatisfied. After I locate the books that are supposed to be on-shelf indicated in searching on “Summon,” I usually find some of them missing on the shelves. Then I need to talk to a librarian to request a book from E-Z Borrow. It turns out...

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What's Your Suggestion?
November 29, 2016
By Luling Huang As a continuation of my previous post on webscrapping a political discussion forum, I will show how to prepare the time column for doing Relevant Event Modeling in R’s “relevent” (Butts, 2015). I used OpenRefine for data cleaning. The goal is to create a dyadic edgelist for each thread. The edgelist has three […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 29, 2016

Johann Sebastian Bach’s  Coffee Cantata

Anais Naharro-Murphy, soprano
Matthew Lulofs, baritone
Brandon McShaffrey, director

Wednesday, December 14th
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall

Come for the fun! Come for the coffee!  (…and pastries!)

Boyer recital credit given.

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On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Paley Library’s...

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Performing Arts News
November 28, 2016

BTP_logo_blackOn Wednesday, November 30, Boyer College of Music and Dance students will present The Music of the Great Migration: A Student Performance. The program, produced as well as performed by students, is the result of...

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Programs & Events
November 28, 2016

The recent election demonstrated in a powerful way the limits of data, in this case a multitude of polling numbers, towards understanding, or planning, for our  future.

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Assessment on the Ground
November 28, 2016

crunch_titleTemple University Libraries is here to help you study for finals and to relax and refuel during the stressful end of the semester rush. Join us at Paley Library for our Crunch Time Café, a series of events during study days and final exams that includes free food, activities, and therapy dogs.

All events will take place in...

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Programs & Events
November 21, 2016
By Kaelin Jewell In the last few weeks, news organizations including the New York Times and National Geographic, have reported the discovery of more than forty shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea. All astonishingly well preserved, the wrecks range in date from 9th-century Byzantium to the 17th-century Ottoman Empire and are currently being studied […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 21, 2016

A group of people, who are locals and not students, continuously come to the library and have loud conversations that disturb everyone’s peace. They stand in groups and talk for hours, ignoring the students who are trying to get work done. I’m not sure why the staff here lets people without student IDs in. We pay a fortune to go here and it’s not fair for us to be disturbed by people who don’t pay to go here and aren’t even supposed to be allowed in the library to begin with.

Thank you for sharing your concerns about noise in the...

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What's Your Suggestion?
November 18, 2016

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