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Data Services: What We Do

Data Services

Data Services is a part of the Create + Innovate department at Miami University Libraries. Some of services include: 

Data Management Plans
We can offer guidance and review your plans in preparation of applying for grant funding.

We can help in preparing and visualizing data with geographic or spatial qualities. Our GIS LibGuide has tutorials, examples, and links to university licensed GIS software.

Data Visualization
Our staff can offer assistance in designing graphs, charts and other visual displays of data in humanities, social, and hard sciences.  Interactive or static displays are useful for exploring the data you have collected and generated.

Finding Dat​a
We offer consultation services for finding data sets and keep lists of data sources.

Purchasing Data
Ask your subject librarian about purchasing data sets.

Preserving and Disseminating Data
Data sets (collected, created, or purchased by Miami faculty and students) are stored in the Miami Scholarly Commons.

Citing Data
We offer help creating the proper format for citing a dataset.

Example Projects

SourceNotes - In collaboration with campus IT and the History department.  We are creating a database and interface to allow researchers to annotate historic documents and share those annotations with others.  This system is also being used as a primary tool in a campus course.

ESRI - On campus, the Center for Digital Scholarship handles the license servers for ESRI ArcMap and ArcGIS products as well as a local ESRI portal and other geospatial software tools (eCognition, ENVI, etc.)

Your Librarian

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Matt Benzing
207 King Library
(513) 529-7203