Coherent Digital: taming wild content to push research further

Wild content. You may not know the term but you’ve absolutely experienced it. It’s the family photo album you’ve never gotten around to organizing. It’s your twitter feed. It’s every internet black hole you’ve ever fallen down.  Wild content is all around us. In fact, it's anything that’s not already living inside of a formalized, … Continue reading Coherent Digital: taming wild content to push research further

Curiosity, virology and working together when we have to work apart

When asked if today’s global pandemic is the kind of situation that motivated him to become a virologist, William James replied, “I wish I could say I’d been that starry eyed, but it was really just curiosity that got me started.” James’s virology lab at University of Oxford’s Sir William Dunn School of Pathology has … Continue reading Curiosity, virology and working together when we have to work apart

Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism

Time lord, jack-of-all-trades and extra-terrestrial - Doctor Who is an undeniable piece of British pop culture. The show's main character, the Doctor, offers a heroism and never-ending arc that have been winning viewers over since 1963. Hannah Gunderman, Cultural Geographer and Research Data Management Consultant at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, studies the show. Her research … Continue reading Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism

How to start teaching online during COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is impacting instructors and students around the globe. Many institutions are moving classes online with little to no notice. Even with lots of time to prepare, planning quality online instruction is tricky. In response, we’ve made LabArchives, our remote teaching and learning solution, completely FREE for instructors, TAs and students through … Continue reading How to start teaching online during COVID-19

STEM research and instruction: how to do it remotely

People in all types of industries are thinking about how (and if) they can get their jobs done from home right now. If you're a STEM researcher or instructor there's a good chance you are, too. 'Remote work' sounds reserved for writers, coders, web designers and the like but STEM industries can 'go remote' if … Continue reading STEM research and instruction: how to do it remotely

Implementation: what it looks like when it’s a breeze

Columbia University's LabArchives enterprise license ensures that everyone on campus has access to the platform. Researchers, PIs (primary investigators), lab managers, instructors, students, post grads - all can leverage LabArchives for their unique purposes. But this alone doesn't mean that they will. Last month, LabArchives team members travelled to Columbia to do what they do … Continue reading Implementation: what it looks like when it’s a breeze