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41% of Graduate Students Report Using Resources at Odum

The UNC Graduate School’s exit survey lets graduating students reflect on their time at Carolina and identifies highlights in their experience. In this year’s survey, which had a 97% response rate, 41% of graduate students indicated that they had used services at the Odum Institute. We appreciate this recognition and are committed to continuing our support of graduate students at UNC.
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For more information, please go to http://carolinachronicle.unc.edu/2016/the-carolina-graduate-student-experience.



New Research Data Management & Sharing MOOC

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the University Libraries, and the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina have joined forces with the MANTRA team at the University of Edinburgh to produce a new Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called Research Data Management and Sharing.

This is a collaboration of the UNC-Chapel Hill CRADLE team (Curating Research Assets and Data Using Lifecycle Education) and MANTRA. CRADLE has been funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to develop training for both researchers and library professionals. MANTRA was designed as a prime resource for postgraduate training in research data management skills and is used by learners worldwide.

The MOOC will launch March 1, 2016. The course follows the stages of a research project, broken down into five week-long sections:


  • Week 1: Understanding Research Data

  • Week 2: Data Management Planning

  • Week 3: Working with Data

  • Week 4: Sharing Data

  • Week 5: Archiving Data

Dr. Helen Tibbo from SILS delivers four of the five sections, and Sarah Jones from the Digital Curation Centre delivers the MANTRA-developed content in week three. Quizzes and supplementary videos add to the learning experience, and assignments are peer reviewed by fellow learners. Although no formal credit is assigned for the MOOC, certificates will be available to any learner who completes the course for a small fee.

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Position Announcement: Assistant Director, Prospect Analytics,(University Development at UNC-Chapel

The Prospect Management, Research and Analytics (PMRA) department within the Office of University Development at Carolina is being expanded and restructured into four separate, collaborative offices-– including a new Office of Prospect Analytics. If serving clients, collaborating with colleagues and building capacity sound good to you, please consider applying for the new Assistant Director, Prospect Analytics position. In order to be considered, applicants must apply with the link provided that directs them to UNC-Chapel Hill’s job posting website: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/91657

PolitiFact Article Uses the Odum Archive

Jon Greenberg, a journalist for PolitiFact, recently contacted the Odum Archive to locate historical polling data on GOP elections. To see his article, go to “Matthew Dowd: Historic Polling Pattern Points to Trump”.

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