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Industry Engagement 101: Collaborating with Commercial Enterprises (Workshop)

Many factors are driving an increase in engagement between universities and industry; including increased competition for redirected and/or declining governmental research investments and the creation of products and markets that require a workforce with new skills. As University researchers navigate these dynamics it is important to understand the extent to which successful relationships are dependent on an understanding of corporate decision making, the ability to manage expectations, and taking a holistic approach to finding win-win value propositions on the industry/university engagement continuum. Strategic partnerships in this domain merge the discovery-driven culture of the university with the innovation-driven environment of the company. But to make the chemistry work, each side must overcome the cultural and communications differences that often impair industry/university partnerships of all types and undercut their potential. This workshop, led by staff from the Industry Liaison Office, addresses the challenge of bridging the industry-university divide by providing researchers with a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and knowledge of the support resources at OSU that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and postdocs
When: Thursday, February 1, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

GIS Day 2017 A Success!

Last Wednesday, we hosted GIS Day, an annual worldwide celebration of the power of geospatial data, analysis, and visualization for problem-solving across a broad spectrum of research domains. This is a really enjoyable event (one of my favorites that we host in the Research Commons), and I’m always impressed by the great work that is being done across campus and the wider community of Central Ohio.

This year’s event consisted of a couple of hands-on workshops covering the very basics of ArcGIS Online, a series of lightning talks over lunch showcasing the multidisciplinary applications of GIS (see here for a full list of presentation topics and speaker affiliations), and an exhibits fair highlighting various Libraries’ map collections and GIS resources across campus.

 
Thanks to all those who attended, presented, or participated in the exhibits fair, and a special thanks to the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and OSU’s Enterprise GIS for co-sponsoring the event.

If you’re like me and just can’t get enough GIS, then don’t miss our last GIS workshop of the fall semester:

Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online (Nov. 29, 4pm) – RSVP here.

Moving Forward: The Digital Humanities at The Ohio State University

This event aims to bring faculty, staff, and graduate students with interests in the digital and computational humanities together in an open forum to review the resources currently available and to discuss ideas for advancing the digital humanities at OSU.

Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute and the University Libraries.

When: Friday, November 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Industry Engagement 101: Collaborating with Commercial Enterprises (Workshop)

Many factors are driving an increase in engagement between universities and industry; including increased competition for redirected and/or declining governmental research investments and the creation of products and markets that require a workforce with new skills. As University researchers navigate these dynamics it is important to understand the extent to which successful relationships are dependent on an understanding of corporate decision making, the ability to manage expectations, and taking a holistic approach to finding win-win value propositions on the industry/university engagement continuum. Strategic partnerships in this domain merge the discovery-driven culture of the university with the innovation-driven environment of the company. But to make the chemistry work, each side must overcome the cultural and communications differences that often impair industry/university partnerships of all types and undercut their potential. This workshop, led by staff from the Industry Liaison Office, addresses the challenge of bridging the industry-university divide by providing researchers with a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and knowledge of the support resources at OSU that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and postdocs
When: Thursday, November 9, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

In Collaboration: Faculty Experiences Building Digital Humanities Projects with Librarians

Collaboration characterizes the digital humanities, and given the aims of many digital humanities projects, librarians, archivists, and special collections curators often prove invaluable collaborators. This panel presents the faculty perspective of such collaborations. Panelists will provide an overview of their projects and discuss their collaborations with library professionals (e.g. when in the project lifecycle faculty made contact, what specifically they consulted about, what invaluable contributions the library/library staff made, what they learned about library resources/librarians’ skillsets as a result).

Panelists:

  • Gillian Weiss, associate professor, and Elise Hagesfeld, PhD candidate, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University, The Jewish View @ CWRU
  • Robyn Warhol, distinguished professor, and Colleen Morrissey, PhD candidate, Department of English, The Ohio State University, Reading Like a Victorian
  • Theresa Culley, professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Scientific Colonialism Project
  • Joshua Leavitt, PhD candidate, Department of English, The Ohio State University, Dime Novel Detectives
  • David Staley, associate professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University, Reframing Public Housing
  • Isaac Weiner, associate professor, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, The American Religious Sounds Project.

 

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and students interested in Digital Humanities 
When: 
Thursday, September 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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