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Design Help Desk @ The Research Commons



Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Spring 2014: April 09-June 03
No appointment necessary, drop-in only

UW Allen Library Research Commons
Green Room C

Design Consultants for Spring 2014:
Abigail Steinem
M.Design Candidate, UW Design Division

Taylor Nelson
B.Design Candidate, UW Design Division

The Design Help Desk offers free advice for members of the University of Washington community who are seeking to improve their visuals for presentation and publication.

Clients can bring any visual work related to their research or teaching—including figures, diagrams, data plots, presentations and posters—and receive help from a designer on staff. Design consultants are Design Division graduate students.

The Design Help Desk started as a collaboration between Prof. Karen Cheng (Visual Communication Design) and Asst. Prof. Marco Rolandi (Materials Science and Engineering) funded by the National Science Foundation. The Design Help Desk is now supported by the UW College of Engineering and the UW Design Division.

Read about the Design Help Desk in UW Today! Also, see our paper, “A Brief Guide to Designing Effective Figures for the Scientific Paper.”

Citation Management Workshops with UW Libraries

Finding the best way to manage your citations can be a frustrating process.  Luckily, the UW Libraries have you covered with a series of workshops that range from choosing the right citation manager to figuring out just how to effectively use software like EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.

And don’t worry if you missed the in-person workshops.  You can check out recordings of past workshops online.

If you want to get updates on other events and resources from the Research Commons, subscribe to their listserv.

Women Who Rock / UW Digital Libraries Initiative Internship


Submission/Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 5:00pm

Not-For-Credit Internship Opportunity: one student is needed to help describe and archive born digital materials from the Women Who Rock Research Project [WWRRP]. Women Who Rock Research Project supports, develops, and circulates cultural production, conversations and scholarship by cultural producers and faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates across disciplines, both within and outside the University, who examine the politics of gender, race, class, and sexuality generated by popular music. The goal is to generate dialogue and provide a focal point from which to build and strengthen relationships between local musicians and their communities, and educational institutions. Find out more about the project.

As part of the WWRRP, this student will be working with staff of the University of Washington Libraries Digital Initiatives and members of the Women Who Rock project team. The student will harvest and augment metadata for images and project ephemera and prepare the files and metadata for upload into CONTENTdm, a media management software program used by the UW and other libraries worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience using data dictionaries, controlled vocabulary, metadata and CONTENTdm. Work created as part of this project will be accessible via a freely available online archive and can thus be used as a tangible example for a portfolio.

Learn more about the Women Who Rock project here: http://womenwhorockcommunity.org/

If you are interested in working on this project, please email Ann Lally at alally@uw.edu