The Duke University Libraries Data and GIS Services unit provides data and statistical support for Duke researchers. Librarians offer consulting on identifying data and digital map resources, data management planing, archiving strategies, and support on software such as ArcGIS and Google Earth and techniques like data visualization and geotagging.
Faculty and students can also take advantage of the Data and GIS Services computing cluster, open during the same hours as Perkins Library and staffed on a walk-in schedule or by appointment. The cluster includes twelve 64-bit computers running Windows 7 with Matlab, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro and Nvivo. The cluster also includes three Bloomberg Financial workstations.
Data and GIS Services is offering a schedule of Fall workshops on a variety of topics – ArcGIS, Strata for Research, Analysis with R, Tableau Public 8, Historical GIS, and much more. To sign up for their workshops, see the full schedule at the Data and GIS Services website. You can see their current newsletter and ongoing updates on the Data & GIS Services blog.