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Thankgiving Week Hours

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Journalism Library will be CLOSED Wednesday, November 26 through Friday November 27th. We will reopen with our normal business hours Saturday, November 29th. Enjoy your Turkey Day!

Welcome New Students! Fall Library Hours

Hello and welcome to all the new students starting this year! We are so excited to meet you all.

Starting August 4th we will begin having new hours, including Saturday hours, for your studying needs.

Monday-Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Student work, take a look!

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! We know you might not all have had the chance to see your fellow students work from the Video Storytelling class, so here is a link to a web site created by your class mates. http://who-is-y.com/ These videos are some examples of a the great work you all created while here. We know you will do so much more in the future. Congratulations again!

(note: the videos are currently locked because the students are working to see if they can be published with other sources first. So, please enjoy the site for now, we will update with a password ASAP. At least you have an idea of what you can look forward to!) 🙂

Intersession Hours

Congratulations on a spectacular Spring semester! Journalism Library will begin intersession hours on Friday, May 16.
Friday (May 16): 1-6pm
Saturday and Sunday (May 17 & 18): CLOSED
Monday-Friday (May 19-23): 1-6pm
Saturday and Sunday (May 24 & 25): CLOSED
Please enjoy your time off before the summer semester, and if you are graduating, CONGRATULATIONS! We wish you all the best!

Spring Break Hours

Hello all you beautiful Journalism Students!  Are you enjoying the great weather?  Well, there is more headed our way and next week is a chance for you to enjoy it!  So, be safe, have fun, and if you get tired of being away from us, then feel free to stop by.

Spring Break Hours:

Saturday, 3/15: CLOSED

Sunday, 3/16: CLOSED

Monday 3/17-Friday 3/21: 1-6pm

Saturday 3/22 we will resume our regular semester hours from 10-6.

 

CNTS Dataset on Domestic Conflict Events (International Coverage)

In addition to the wealth of data that is publicly available through federal, state, or local government sources, at Columbia you have access to a number of other rich datasets. You can access these datasets through the Numeric Data Catalog and the Spatial Data Catalog, which are maintained by the DSSC Data Service at Lehman Library. (And if you’ve never checked out the page on NYC data sources, you should do so now!)

One example of these interesting datasets is the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive. This resource was started in 1968, and some of its data goes back to 1815. Of primary interest is that this dataset records occurrences of domestic conflict events (defined as: General Strikes, Purges, Government Crises, Riots, Assassinations, Anti-Government Demonstrations, Guerilla Warfare, and Revolutions) for many countries, going back to 1919. This dataset has released a new feature beginning with the 2011 data, in which each of these listed events is also linked to a relevant New York Times story. You can find frequencies for the events in the main file <CNTSDATA.xls>, and the links to related NYT stories in another file <2012 Edition LINKS.xls or 2013 Edition LINKS.xls>.

The CNTS FAQ page provides information on variables, countries included, the codebook, and more:
http://www.databanksinternational.com/71.html

Before downloading this data, you must read ICPSR’s Responsible Use Statement, available here:
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/datamanagement/lifecycle/access.html

ICPSR’s guide to data citation:
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/datamanagement/citations.html
 
For any questions about using this or other datasets, contact the DSSC Data Service at: dssc.data@columbia.edu or 212-854-6012