Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

Edward Tufte seminar in Arlington in June

May 14, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Again another topic that is not specifically Latin American or Iberian in particular, but I think it will be useful for anyone doing research at Georgetown (or, well, anywhere for that matter!) Edward Tufte, a Yale professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science, will be in Arlington in June to hold one of his seminars on information design and presentation.

If you work with data quite a bit, you will find his work to be incredibly useful in presenting your research as clearly as possible. And even if you don’t work with a lot of data, his views and methods on creating thoughtful and meaningful presentations will be endlessly helpful. A friend of mine from library school attended his seminar a few years ago and found it incredibly useful in her work as a social science data librarian. Finally, his books are simply beautiful works of art in themselves, and have made me think very differently about data and how to present it.

Information about the seminars (dates, topics covered, etc.) is here, and check the links at the top for more information about Tufte and his work. Future cities included in his seminars are, as of this writing, New York City, Denver, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon.

We have all of his books at Lauinger here.

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