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Advancing Hyku Community Survey Results

Ellen Ramsey & Ilkay Holt
Report on results of a survey seeking community contributions. Includes adjustments already made in response as well as findings impacting future work. Higher-resolution image of embedded chart is attached separately.

Final Report for the Equity Audit of the Office for Sustainability

Ford Chandler, Matthew Palagyi, Tim Dodson, Insoo Jeon & Harrison Premen
This report describes the findings of an equity audit examining student-facing programming and communications of the University of Virginia’s Office for Sustainability. During the Spring 2021 semester, a research team at the University’s School of Architecture conducted a literature review, spoke with key stakeholders in the Office, and moderated a series of focus groups with students in an effort to understand a key question: How can the UVA Office for Sustainability measurably improve and incorporate...

Academic Preservation Trust Policy Management Version 1.0

Bradley Daigle
This policy outlines how policies are suggested, created, and vetted by the APTrust community.

Academic Preservation Trust How Deposits Work Version 3.0

Bradley Daigle
This policy outlines the parameters around which someone can deposit materials into APTrust.

Academic Preservation Trust Expectations of Participation Version 1.0

Bradley Daigle
Details the expectations of APTrust Members and their active participation in shared digital preservation.

Charlottesville Child Welfare Study: Understanding Referral Disproportionality

Michele Claibourn
This report marks the third year of the Public Interest Data Labs work with the Charlottesville Department of Social Services (CDSS) on issues of disparities in child welfare. The current study expands upon the previous two research efforts with an increased focus on the origins of disproportionality in referrals, incorporating the impact of reporter types and neighborhood origin, and examines an additional outcome, the likelihood of re-referral. In seeking to gain a better understanding of...

What the Adult Training and Education Survey Tells Us About the Skilled Technical Workforce

Vicki Lancaster
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) fielded these questions in 2016 in their Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES). This paper looks at those ATES respondents whose education level is less than a Bachelor’s degree, have a postsecondary non-degree credential, and are using it in their current job (sample size = 6,960). Comparisons are made by further categorizing this subpopulation by their education level, high school or less, some college but no degree, and...

Assessing the Research Practices of Big Data and Data Science Researchers at the University of Virginia: An Ithaka S+R Local Report

Jennifer Huck & Jacalyn Huband
This report is an investigation of research practices of Big Data and Data Science Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA). The study was conducted by a team of staff from the UVA Academic Library and UVA Research Computing (RC). Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit research organization, oversaw this study, along with comparable studies at 20 other academic institutions. The goal of Ithaka S+R was to understand the resources and services that researchers who use Big...

Leveraging External Data Sources to Enhance Official Statistics and Products

Sallie Keller, Stephanie Shipp, Mark Orr, David Higdon, Gizem Korkmaz, Aaron Schroeder, Emily Molfino, Bianica Pires, Kathryn Ziemer & Daniel H. Weinberg
The Census Bureau wants to understand how to leverage external data sources with traditional survey data and understand the effects on statistical data quality and standards of use resulting from incorporating external data. The Census Bureau tasked the Social and Decision Analytics Division, part of the Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia, to address the question: how can we know if external data are useful for federal statistical needs? Today, the broad expansion of...

Academic Preservation Trust Collection Strategy Policy Version 2.0

Bradley Daigle
This policy outlines APTrust's defined collection strategy for its depositors.

Academic Preservation Trust Financial Sustainability and Business Principles Version 2.0

Bradley Daigle
This document outlines the financial and business strategy deployed by APTrust.

APTrust Strategic Plan and Core Principles Version 2.0

Bradley Daigle
This document outlines the strategic plan and core principles agreed upon by the APTrust Membership. It also outlines out strategic direction for 2021-2026.

Evaluation - Towards a Community Learning Network to Advance Economic Mobility

Stephanie Shipp, Joel Thurston & Cassandra Dorius
Through the pilot project – Towards a National Community Learning Network – we demonstrate that the Cooperative Extension System (CES) can be used to infuse data insights into local communities and accelerate the advancement of economic mobility across three states (Virginia, Iowa, and Oregon) through use of the Community Learning through Data Driven Discovery process. The project encompassed three bodies of work, including: (1) developing a rural community-based research culture to promote economic mobility; (2)...

UVA School of Data Science Open Access Guidelines and Recommendations

Philip Bourne, Brandon Butler, Lane Rasberry, Daniel Mietchen, Timothy Clark, Nada Basit, Aidong Zhang, Brian Wright, John Van Horn, Jonathan Kropko & Claudia Scholz
On February 3, 2021 the School of Data Science's Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) officially passed the Open Access Guidelines and Recommendations. The University of Virginia School of Data Science is guided by goals to further discovery through open, collaborative, and responsible data science research. These guidelines and recommendations are adhered to by all faculty members in their research.

What is the (social) structure? An exploration

Taro Matsuno
This project seeks to use digitized deed records as the material to construct a social graph of Locust Grove’s real estate market in order to understand the social and power structures underlying the neighborhood’s development. This quick start guide can help researchers use the platform, Graph Commons, to analyze the connections between property buyers and sellers. This was created as a part of the course, ARH8604 - Field Methods I, taught in Spring 2021 by...

Academic Preservation Trust Core Preservation Policy Version 2.0

Bradley Daigle
This policy outlines and defines APTrust's Core Preservation Services

Academic Preservation Trust Succession Policy Version 2.0

Bradley Daigle
This is the latest version of the APTrust Succession Policy which documents the processes in place if APTrust were to fold.

Review of Burning Glass Job-ad Data

Vicki Lancaster, Devika Mahoney-Nair & Nathaniel Ratcliff
Posting and searching online job-ads is ubiquitous in the U.S. labor market for both employers and job seekers. Job seekers who search online job-ads are much more likely to find work and find work faster than those who do not (Faberman & Kudlyak, 2016). In addition, the job-ads posted by employers on corporate websites and online job boards provide a source of opportunity data that has opened up new avenues for research. This technical document...

The guide to being not-rich at UVA: 2020 edition

Amy White, Matthew Foreman, Abigail Heher, Alex Sanchez, Charlotte McClintock, Chi Chan, Ellie Brasacchio, Jordan Bridges, Kristen Maggard, Leila Villacorta & Rahim Hassan
The “Being Not-Rich at UVA” guide is for anyone who has felt marginalized, in part, by their socioeconomic status. This guide is a living list of resources and tips collected from years of low-income and first-generation students.

Academic Preservation Trust Governance Manual Version 2.0

Bradley Daigle
This outlines and defines the governance principles of APTrust.

Gender-Based Violence in Times of COVID: Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras and the Caribbean

Lean Sweeney, Seth Gulas, Stratton Marsh, Anthony Guevara, Angel Martinez, Lauren Prince, Diana Rodriguez Rosales, Olivia Schmidt, Evan Stavig & Madeleine Devost
Study conducted as part of the University of Virginia’s Diplomacy Lab program in connection with the U.S. State Department, inquiring into the nature of gender-based violence in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize and parts of the Caribbean during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a focus on Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in the region.

Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis: 2018 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund recipient report

Jeremy Boggs, Kara McClurken & Elizabeth Mitchell
$28,800 to enable cultural institutions and communities of all sizes to be prepared for and able to implement digital collecting strategies during and after rapidly evolving social events and community crises by creating templates and documentation to quickly set up an open source tool to collect and provide access to digital materials including photos, videos and social media.

Wiki for Leveraging External Data Sources to Enhance Official Statistics and Products

Sallie Keller, Stephanie Shipp, Mark Orr, David Higdon, Gizem Korkmaz, Aaron Schroeder, Emily Molfino, Bianica Pires, Kathryn Ziemer & Daniel H. Weinberg
The Census Bureau wants to understand how to leverage external data sources with traditional survey data and understand the effects on statistical data quality and standards of use resulting from incorporating external data. The Census Bureau tasked the Social and Decision Analytics Division, part of the Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia, to address the question: how can we know if external data are useful for federal statistical needs? Today, the broad expansion of...

Assessing Alternative Sources of Data for Education Research

Sallie Keller, Stephanie Shipp, Aaron Schroeder, Kathryn Ziemer, Kyle Angelotti, Berk Norman, Mark Orr & Bianica Pires
A wealth of alternative sources of education data, such as administrative and commercial data, are now available to researchers. These data have certain benefits over traditional survey research, including timeliness, lower cost, larger samples, geographical granularity, and longitudinal tracking. However, these data also present several challenges and require a different approach to data discovery, acquisition, and processing. These challenges include 1) identifying relevant data, 2) determining the usefulness of these data for answering specific research...

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Researching Public Infrastructure Requests and Actions by the Charlottesville City Council, 1920-1924

Madison Wilson, Jasmine Rangel, Brian Kusiak, Linnea Laux, Geremia Di Maro & Alexandra Poses
The Mapping C’ville Project interprets and publishes the history of decisions and policies that led to the current spatialized racial inequities in the City of Charlottesville. This group of researchers aims to support the larger goals of the Mapping C’ville Project by investigating the patterns of Charlottesville, Virginia’s infrastructure investments in the early 1920s. Through the partnership and guidance of Jordy Yager of the Mapping C’ville Project and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center,...

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