News and Announcements

Landscan Global Archives now Available

Posted: March 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm

  GMU Libraries has recently updated our subscription to Global Landscan Global Population Database called “Landscan Global Archives”. This will cover Worldwide population data based on a grid level (1 X 1 KM) from 2000 to 2012. It is accessible through the libraries databases.

Data Services Workshops-by-Request

Posted: January 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm

  Starting Spring 2014, Data Services is offering Workshops-by-Request. Don’t see a workshop on our calendar held at a time or date convenient for your group? Try Workshops-by-Request.  You can either choose from any of the listed workshop topics OR you can suggest a customized workshop for your group on a topic of your choice.  […]

Data Services Lab Relocated

Posted: January 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm, Last Updated: January 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm

The Data Services Lab has moved to room 404 Fenwick Library.  The lab is opened when staffed (see schedule).  Our offices are still located in C-105 and C-102B Fenwick.  If you need assistance or access to the lab when it is not staffed, contact us.

Data Services Closed for Winter Break

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm, Last Updated: December 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Data Services will be closing today, December 20, at 4:00pm for the winter break. Data Services will re-open on January 6. We will resume monitoring on January 2nd. If you are working on a project over the break and need help, try some of the tutorials and guides we link to from our website. […]

Data Services Closed Today – December 10

Posted: December 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Data Services is closed today. If you need assistance, e-mail:

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Posted: November 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Data Services will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27.  We will return on Monday, December 2nd at 9am. Our website links to sources to help you while we are away: Happy Thanksgiving!

GIS Day@Mason Activities on November 20

Posted: November 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  Location: Center for the Arts Lobby Time: 10:00am -3:30pm, Wednesday University Libraries are joining the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science in celebrating GIS Day.  The libraries will be demonstrating “Online GIS:” There will be other exciting events including students’ posters and map competition, presentations and panel discussions Please see the GIS Day […]

Data Management Bootcamp for Grad Students, January 8-10, 2014

Posted: November 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm, Last Updated: November 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Thanks for your interest! We’ve reached our maximum for the Data Management Bootcamp and we closed the registration form. If you want to know about future workshops, contact and we will add you to our mailing list.  Also you can follow us on Twitter @gmudatasvcs Graduate students interested in learning more about data management […]

Open Access Week Events & Data Services Open House

Posted: October 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm, Last Updated: October 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm

International Open Access Week is October 21-27, 2013. This will be Mason’s 5th year celebrating International Open Access Week, which began as a student-led national day of action in 2007.  Check out our great lineup of workshops, discussions, webinars, and campus visits in October. In celebration of Open Access Week and Open Data, Data Services […]

Save the Date: Data Management Bootcamp in January 2014!

Posted: September 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm, Last Updated: October 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

  Graduate students interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by five Virginia institutions, January 8-10, 2014. This collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide an opportunity for local, hands-on practical experience on the third day. […]