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OSC Office Hours

Get help with your latest project during our drop in office hours! All office hours are located in the the Open Scholarship Commons Group Work Space B.

Data Management & Stewardship Office Hours

Monthly: Every Third Thursday from 11:30-12:30pm

Learn about tips and tools to better help you manage your research data and preserve it for long-term use. We can help with data management plans, help identify campus data resources and experts, and provide information on data sharing, including the UW’s data repository, Dryad. This service is for current UW students, staff and faculty only. Individual and online consultations are also available.

Data Visualization Office Hours

Monthly: Every Second Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm starting November 8th

Drop by office hours to get help with data visualization! We can help you choose the right tools, find resources, and discuss how to prepare your data for visualization. Feel free to attend whether you’re just thinking about getting started or are already working on a project. This service is available only to current UW students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. Individual and online consultations are also available.


Digital Scholarship Project Help Office Hours

Weekly: Every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00pm

Learn about getting started with digital projects at UW. We offer consultations for research and course related projects. Examples include support for digital publishing, building digital exhibits, and more! We can help you find the right tools, resources and instruction whether you’re just getting started or are working on an on-going project. Come ask us about the Libraries digital scholarship infrastructure tools (Manifold, Omeka, etc.).  This service is available only to current UW faculty, students, and staff.


Metadata Support for UW Libraries Digital Scholarship Platforms

Monthly: Every Third Monday from 2:00-3:00pm

The University of Washington Libraries provides access to digital scholarship and publishing platforms such as Omeka, Manifold, Pressbooks, and WordPress, and each offers different functionality for describing digital objects. High-quality descriptive metadata can make your work more findable and meaningful for users, but platform requirements and related standards aren’t always easy to understand.

Metadata support office hours at the OSC are a place to ask questions about describing your digital project and get support for integrating metadata effectively into your work in Libraries-supported platforms.


Open Source GIS Tools Office Hours

Monthly: First Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm & Third Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:00am

Stop by and learn about open source GIS and mapping tools (ex. StorymapJS, QGIS).