Sharing a dataset is nice, but to make it truly open you must make sure it can be interpreted and used in a meaningful way. This means your data should always include documentation that explains everything a third party should know, and a Readme file is perhaps the easiest sort of documentation you can create.Continue reading “Documenting data: Readme.txt”
To allow students to prepare for their final exams, the Library is extending its opening hours from Monday, 29 April, until Saturday, 15 June, with an access restricted to higher education students.
Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 23:00
Saturday, 09:00 – 23:00
Sunday, 09:00 – 19:00 (Graduate Institute community only)
The Sunday opening hours and access restrictions will also apply on the following holidays:
Wednesday, 1 May (Labour Day)
Thursday, 30 May (Ascension Day)
Monday, 10 June (Pentecost)
We wish you the very best for your finals and term papers!
Cloud storage can be very practical, both for research data and your personal files. One of the options you could consider is using the Institute’s Google Drive accounts. Guillaume Pasquier explains what they are good for, and when you should or should not use them.Continue reading “Google Drive at the Institute”
File names should not be arbitrary. When managing your research data or your personal folders, there are many ways you can save time by using them efficiently. Here is a brief explainer by Guillaume Pasquier.Continue reading “What’s in a (file)name?”
Proquest’s Ebook Central platform offers a large number of books for our community, but they’re not the easiest to use. Here’s a brief summary of how you can download e-books from this platform, and how to mitigate some of the most painful limitations of single-user (non-downloadable) titles.Continue reading “Of E-books, Licences, DRM and Downloads”