Monthly Archives: November 2011

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New dataset added to WRDS

11-9-2011 2-48-01 PM

The Watson Library now subscribes to millisecond level trade and quote data from the NYSE through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).

All current faculty, full-time graduate students, supervised research assistants, and staff are eligible for WRDS accounts. If you do not have an account you can request one online.

Other current Columbia affiliates may use one of the computers available in the Watson Library or the Digital Social Science Center to access WRDS.

Harnessing the Semantic Web for Scholarship

Wednesday, November 2, 12 PM
Faculty House, Presidential Rooms 2 & 3

In the future, will scholars depend on the Semantic Web? The Semantic Web links data to other data via machine-readable information. Scholars from a wide variety of fields are applying semantic technologies to their research.

At this Research Without Borders series event, panelists Micki McGee of Fordham University, Benno Blumenthal of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia, and Cristina Pattuelli of the Pratt School of Library and Information Science, will cover examples of the scholarly use of linked data and its creation. The panel will also consider how linked data is changing the process and outcomes of research.