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Data Visualization Week
Art of Data Visualization 
April 5-7, 2016

REGISTRATION is now open for the Columbia Libraries Data Visualization Week: The Art of Data Visualization. Join us on April 5-7 for a series of events designed to showcase the art and science of effective data visualization. The key note address will be given by Martin Wattenberg. Various vendors, students, faculty, and librarians will provide demos and workshops throughout the week. Check out the full schedule online here:

Please register for each event you wish to attend:

Questions may be directed to:

News & Events

Book Talk with Prof. Stuart Firestein

The Science and Engineering Library is hosting our 3rd Book Talk on March 31 featuring Prof Stuart Firestein talking about his new book, Failure: Why Science Is So Successful by Stuart Firestein. You can check out his book or read it online from the Columbia University Library. Register for the event here:

New App: BrowZine

BrowZine is an application that helps finding, reading, and monitoring thousands of scholarly journals covering all disciplines. Highlights include expanded data sources, abstracts, interlibrary loan Integration, transformative URLs, and ability to create and share reading lists.

New Tool: Schrodinger

Did you know you now have access to the renowned Schrodinger suite of molecular modeling applications? Visit to find out how to get started. Discover something new!

Featured Resources

Columbia University Libraries has access to over 69,000 articles covering Biology and Life Sciences through the Royal Society Publishing.

Innovation Space: Phase 1 Complete

Did you notice a change after spring break? We’ve transformed a section of level 400 of the Science & Engineering Library (to the left of the door as you enter) into our Innovation Space. We removed the permanent wood furniture, electrical outlets were moved into accessible floor units, and we added temporary tables for added study space. Phase 2 will happen over the summer, and will include the addition of new movable tables, chairs, and white boards. Looking for the nice cushy chairs? They are still around -- we just moved them to new places throughout the library. Have a suggestion of where they should go? Let us know! We are FLEXIBLE.

Have feedback about this project? Please share it with us at!


  1. Take a picture with the theme #fieldworkfun
  2. Tag @columbiascience on Instagram
  3. Win Prizes!

More Details...

Library Clinics

Oculus Rift Demo
     April 13, 3pm
     Innovation Space in SEL
Microscopes in the Library
     April 20, 3pm
     Innovation Space in SEL
Study Break: Puppies!
     April 29, 10am
     Innovation Space in SEL
Origami Study Break
     May 4, All Day
     Innovation Space in SEL
Coloring Study Break
     May 11, All Day
     Innovation Space in SEL


Raspberry Pi Workshop | Pi From Scratch: Prototyping Your First Project
     March 30, 1-3pm


Book Talk | Professor Stuart Firestein, Failure: Why Science is so Successful
     March 31, 6pm
     Innovation Space in SEL


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