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PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —
Brown University Library is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, Dealing with Data.
Dealing with Data features contributions by Library staff and Brown faculty including Harriette Hemmasi, Catherine Busselen, Ann Caldwell, Jean Bauer, Julia Flanders, Amanda Rinehart, John Cayley, Sue Alcock, and Jan S. Hesthaven. The authors discuss a range of issues related to data description, management, and preservation, data visualization and the importance of data in research and teaching.
Free, print copies of the publication are available at the John D. Rockefeller Library, Sciences Library, Orwig Music Library, and John Hay Library. A PDF of Dealing with Data is available here.
Dealing with Data is sponsored by Brown University Library and Friends of the Library, with funding provided by the Richard and Edna Salomon Publications Fund. Most recently, the Salomon Fund also supported the print and digital publication of a revised Special Collections of the Brown University Library: A History and Guide, and a brochure about Brown’s Chinese collections, which is currently being translated into Chinese.
The Brown University Library is home to more than 6.8 million print items, plus a multitude of electronic resources and expanding digital archives serving the teaching, research, and learning needs of Brown students and faculty, as well as scholars from around the country and the world. http://library.brown.edu/
Contact: Amy Atticks | Amy_Atticks@brown.edu | (401) 863-6913
This year’s First Readings book is Sons of Providence by Charles Rappleye. Here are a few things of note about Sons of Providence and the First Readings program.
For more information about the author, the brown family, early maps of Providence, or timelines visit the website.
From June 11 through June 22 there will be a delay in retrieval of items located in Rock storage collections, e.g. Theses and Cutter, as this area will be under construction. You may submit requests for this material; however, it will be up to 5 days before they will available for your retrieval.
If you’re a frequent visitor of the John Hay Library and you happened to stop by in the last four hours you might not have recognized everyone. Rhonda Chadwick, the new Gorham Project Archivist, began her first day today. She will be working on the Gorham Manufacturing Company records which contain over 3,000 linear feet. As some of you may or may not know, the Gorham Manufaturing Company of Providence was one of the premier silver manufacturers in the United States.
Rhonda comes to the Brown with her Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and her B.A. in English and Anthropology from Rhode Island College. She has worked for the Rhode Island School of Design, Smith College, the Rhode Island Historical Society and the UMass Boston on a wide range of archival projects in addition to running her own business as an accountant.