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Profile Interview With Sabine Brunswicker, Jia Lin Cheoh Nov 2018

Profile Interview With Sabine Brunswicker, Jia Lin Cheoh

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Jia Lin Cheoh is a third-year undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University, working with support from a national fellowship award. She was an independent study student under Dr. Sabine Brunswicker, working on the Purdue IronHacks for the past two years. She enjoys guiding students and working as a software developer on the Purdue IronHacks platform (www.ironhacks.com) with Dr. Brunswicker in HONR 299 and TECH 499 on open data hacking. Her team contributed to multiple novel web applications developed by students from various backgrounds.


Community Initiatives Multiply University Partnerships, Christopher Lafontaine Nov 2018

Community Initiatives Multiply University Partnerships, Christopher Lafontaine

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Christopher LaFontaine is a senior studying psychology and sociology at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW). He has concentrated on community engagement and service learning as areas of focus for the past year. He plans to pursue a career in applied sociology and he has been involved with applied research among vulnerable populations. Christopher has worked with homeless veterans in Fort Wayne and has studied health conditions in a rural county that ranks low in health outcomes. In this article, he describes his experience with service-learning partnerships between community organizations and an institution of higher education.


My Experience In Swaziland With Give Hope, Fight Poverty, Megan Kaser Nov 2018

My Experience In Swaziland With Give Hope, Fight Poverty, Megan Kaser

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Megan Kaser, a recent 2017 alum in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University, describes her experience with Give Hope, Fight Poverty (GHFP)—a nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. GHFP’s mission is “to foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage U.S. college students with rural communities in Swaziland, Africa, and work together to educate, empower, and lift orphaned and vulnerable children—particularly those living in child-headed households— out of poverty” (Give Hope, Fight Poverty, n.d.). By incorporating college students in ...


Hartford Hub: Transforming Lower Lincoln, Breeah S. Carey, Lauren Jankowski, Madison Long, Joshua Walker Nov 2018

Hartford Hub: Transforming Lower Lincoln, Breeah S. Carey, Lauren Jankowski, Madison Long, Joshua Walker

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Breeah S. Carey received her degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences with minors in Spanish and psychology from Purdue University in May 2018. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Purdue University and wants to serve pediatric clients in school and clinic settings. She has volunteered in various schools in Newark, New Jersey, as a tutor in her mother’s after-school program and as a speaker for the Diamond’s in the Rough Program at Belmont Runyon Elementary School, where she encouraged minority girls to attend college in the future.

Lauren Jankowski is a ...


Habitat For Humanity: A Student-Led Service Trip To Thailand, Amber Reiff Nov 2018

Habitat For Humanity: A Student-Led Service Trip To Thailand, Amber Reiff

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Amber Reiff started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in high school and joined the Purdue Student Chapter as a freshman in 2014. During her sophomore year, she became more involved and held the position of Vice President of Development. While serving in this role, she planned on-campus advocacy events and recruited volunteers for Saturday site builds. In 2017, she traveled to Lampang, Thailand, over spring break with a group of like-minded students striving to make a difference. In this article, she shares her experiences on this trip and explores the impact of her participation. Beyond this trip, she has continued ...


Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 4: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (Ngia), National Intelligence University (Niu), And National Reconnaissance Office (Nro), Bert Chapman Nov 2018

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 4: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (Ngia), National Intelligence University (Niu), And National Reconnaissance Office (Nro), Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Webinar presentation on publicly accessible information resources produced by the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGIA), National Intelligence University (NIU), and National Reconnaissance Office. Places significant emphasis on missions of these agencies, their historical accomplishments, coverage of their educational activity, and information on the technologies they have used and are currently using to fulfill their institutional objectives.


Economic Resilience And Diversity In Indiana From 2002 To 2016, Santiago Ruiz, Michael Wilcox, Indraneel Kumar Nov 2018

Economic Resilience And Diversity In Indiana From 2002 To 2016, Santiago Ruiz, Michael Wilcox, Indraneel Kumar

Purdue GIS Day

It is well accepted that recessionary shocks affect long-term patterns of economic growth within regions. For this reason, it is important to understand how regional economies recover and in which extent a shock could be an economic burden in long term. A relevant variable to measure shock’s impact is employment, for two reasons. First, past recessions suggested that in most cases, the decline in employment tended to be deeper than in output. Second, layoffs of workers are key forms of adjustment to which employees seek to reduce costs. Given these, our research aims to understand shifts in employees during ...


Gis To Address Questions In Forest Ecology And Management, Nicolas Picard Nov 2018

Gis To Address Questions In Forest Ecology And Management, Nicolas Picard

Purdue GIS Day

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful tools to deal with spatialized issues. As such, they have become routine tools in forestry to delimit forest resources, support the design of forest inventories, map forest resources, and analyze, model and support decision making to sustainably manage forests. Two examples will be provided to show how forest management can benefit from progress in GIS technology. The first one deals with the optimization of forest roads to harvest trees in tropical rainforests. It required the development of heuristics to solve the multiple target access problem in a reasonable time. The second one deals with ...


My Laptop Takes Forever, Now What!, Eric Adams Nov 2018

My Laptop Takes Forever, Now What!, Eric Adams

Purdue GIS Day

ITAP Research Computing's Data Workbench offers researchers access to an interactive computing environment for non-batch big data analysis and simulation. Researchers who outgrow their local computing resources can benefit from the extra computing power that Data Workbench offers without jumping directly into the High-Performance Computing clusters.

In this presentation, we will discuss the details of Data Workbench, file storage options including the Data Depot and how to transfer large files reliably with the Globus research data management service.


Capturing 40+ Years Of Arid Peruvian Agricultural Development With Landsat In The Nexus Institute, Zachary S. Brecheisen, Darrell Schulze, Timothy Filley Nov 2018

Capturing 40+ Years Of Arid Peruvian Agricultural Development With Landsat In The Nexus Institute, Zachary S. Brecheisen, Darrell Schulze, Timothy Filley

Purdue GIS Day

The Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Energy and the Environment (Nexus Institute) is located in Southwestern Peru, generally bounded by the city of Arequipa to the east, the Majes River to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Andes mountains to the north. Though agriculture has been practiced in parts of this cool desert region (MAT~15°C, MAP <10cm) for centuries, there has been an explosion of agricultural development in the last 30 years. This project is focused on the spatial quantification of this agricultural expansion across a ~25,000km2 landscape over the last 40+ years using Landsat 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 data accessed via USGS Earth Explorer and Google Earth Engine Explorer. I am further investigating and contrasting several physiographic categories of agriculture currently defined as: alluvial floodplain agriculture, headwater mountainous agriculture, upland non-mountainous agriculture. These efforts are underway using Landsat data in conjunction with SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) elevation data to categorize land cover using random forest supervised classification algorithms in the R statistical program. Future goals are to quantify urban agricultural change around Arequipa and also to study high elevation (>3500m) glacial melt marshes which are used for pasturing llamas and vicuñas which may be impacted by climate change.


Economic Resilience And Concentration In Indiana Over 2002-2016, Santiago Ruiz, Michael Wilcox, Indraneel Kumar Nov 2018

Economic Resilience And Concentration In Indiana Over 2002-2016, Santiago Ruiz, Michael Wilcox, Indraneel Kumar

Purdue GIS Day

It is well accepted that recessionary shocks affect long-term patterns of economic growth within regions. For this reason, it is important to understand how regional economies recover and in which extent a shock could be an economic burden in long term. A relevant variable to measure shock’s impact is employment, for two reasons. First, past recessions suggested that in most cases, the decline in employment tended to be deeper than in output. Second, layoffs of workers are key forms of adjustment to which employees seek to reduce costs. Given these, our research aims to understand shifts in employees during ...


Is Corruption Influenced By Human Development Index And Transparency? A Global Spatial Assessment Using Gis, Seyedali Ghahari, Shabnam Ghotbi, Samuel Labi, Nader Naderpajouh Nov 2018

Is Corruption Influenced By Human Development Index And Transparency? A Global Spatial Assessment Using Gis, Seyedali Ghahari, Shabnam Ghotbi, Samuel Labi, Nader Naderpajouh

Purdue GIS Day

The intricacy of the construction practices sometimes causes the vague atmosphere between clients, partners, and providers, is one of the Achilles heels of infrastructure projects; this grounds the industry as the most inefficient, corrupted business in the world. Governments, in recent years, have made a significant positive effort on public transparency. E-government is an effective tool to execute the very subject. Not only e-government helps transparency, but also it provides openness, accountability, the participation of citizens, etc. By giving citizens access to the functionality of public organizations and institutions, and providing open media for public debates, nations can obtain higher ...


How Much Do Purdue's Trees Weigh? Estimating Biomass In Urban Areas, Jacob Klaybor, Gillian Clark, Brady Hardiman Nov 2018

How Much Do Purdue's Trees Weigh? Estimating Biomass In Urban Areas, Jacob Klaybor, Gillian Clark, Brady Hardiman

Purdue GIS Day

Vegetation plays an important role in urban areas by reducing the urban heat island effect, sequestering carbon emissions, and providing socioeconomic benefits to the surrounding areas. However, the roles and distributions of urban forests have historically been ignored or underestimated. This presentation uses the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, as a case study to quantify the aboveground vegetative biomass of campus trees. Tree biomass is calculated with data from the Purdue Arboretum and family-specific allometric relationships based on each tree's diameter at breast height to estimate the total carbon storage available within campus trees. Biomass estimates ...


Mackinder And The Arctic's Emerging Geopolitics: Recommendations For The U.S. And Its Nato Allies, Bert Chapman Oct 2018

Mackinder And The Arctic's Emerging Geopolitics: Recommendations For The U.S. And Its Nato Allies, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation shows how Halford Mackinder (1861-1947) described Canada and the Arctic region in his geopolitical writings. It goes on to stress how the Arctic is becoming increasingly important in international geopolitical policymaking due to its significant oil and natural gas resources, how warming temperatures are increasing international access to its waters, and the how countries as diverse as Canada, China, Russia, and the U.S. see the Arctic region in their strategic policymaking. It concludes by stressing that the Arctic can no longer be viewed as a region immune from international conflict and presents recommendations for the U.S ...


Is Judaism Democratic? Reflections From Theory And Practice Throughout The Ages, Leonard J. Greenspoon Oct 2018

Is Judaism Democratic? Reflections From Theory And Practice Throughout The Ages, Leonard J. Greenspoon

Purdue University Press Book Previews

As government by the people, democracy has always had its proponents as well as opponents. What forms of government have Jewish leaders, both with and without actual political power, favored? Not surprisingly, many options have been offered theoretically and in practice. Perhaps more surprisingly, democracy has been at the heart of most systems of governance. Biblical Israel was largely a monarchy, but many writers of the Bible were critical of the excesses that almost always arise when human kings take charge: the general populace loses its freedom. In rabbinic Judaism, the majority ruled, and many principles that support modern democratic ...


If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, Jodi Shepherd, Laura Krier Sep 2018

If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, Jodi Shepherd, Laura Krier

Charleston Library Conference

This paper is a reflection on a library system migration project from two project managers at two different campuses. The authors discuss challenges encountered, approaches taken, priorities established, and perhaps most importantly, what each would do differently with the benefit of hindsight. For those who are preparing to undertake a system migration, this paper will offer guidance and advice.


Laying Down The Whack-A-Mole Mallet: One Inexperienced Erm Team’S Story About Adopting The Agile Philosophy To Manage Electronic Resources, Geraldine Rinna Sep 2018

Laying Down The Whack-A-Mole Mallet: One Inexperienced Erm Team’S Story About Adopting The Agile Philosophy To Manage Electronic Resources, Geraldine Rinna

Charleston Library Conference

The transitory nature of electronic resources requires that staff and faculty working in this realm keep a vigilant eye out for the myriads of changes that inevitably come our way. We are often required to suspend a critical task for a more critical task, and keeping up with all the work we have to do is daunting, if not overwhelming. Electronic resource management (ERM) requires agility. If our aim is to provide superior customer service, we must continually adapt to the landscape of the day. ERM systems have made tremendous progress toward managing electronic resources in the last ten years ...


Introduction To Electronic Resource Acquisition, Linda Creibaum, Star Holloway Sep 2018

Introduction To Electronic Resource Acquisition, Linda Creibaum, Star Holloway

Charleston Library Conference

Two acquisitions librarians led an informal introduction to the basics of electronic resource acquisition in this session intended for those new to this unique and intricate field. The session explored acquiring e-books, journals, journal backfiles, primary source collections, and databases. Topics of discussion included vendor selection and services, timing for trials and purchases, access options, price negotiation, and licensing concerns. This session also reviewed communications with campus constituents concerning resource changes.

Participants left the session with a better understanding of possible options, considerations, resources, and support structures available to them as acquisition specialists.


Reimagining Print Materials In A Health Science Context: Creating And Marketing A Wellness Collection, Margaret Ansell, Ariel Pomputius Sep 2018

Reimagining Print Materials In A Health Science Context: Creating And Marketing A Wellness Collection, Margaret Ansell, Ariel Pomputius

Charleston Library Conference

In the healthcare field in which out-of-date information can harm patients, the currency and immediacy of digital collections is highly valued. As a result, many health science libraries have deselected much of their print collections (Haapanen, Kultamaa, Ovaska, & Salmi, 2015; Lingle & Robinson, 2009; Tobia & Hunnicutt, 2008; Xiaoli & Kopper, 2005). However, print materials continue to be valued by health science library users for a variety of purposes (Houghton, 2017; Watson, 2016). This paper describes how one academic health science center library found a role for print materials in the context of a wellness initiative, which (1) gave a clear purpose to the collection, (2) allowed for creative marketing strategies, and (3) anchored a suite of planned wellness activities and services. The paper will describe the process of selecting ...


Innovations In Discovery Systems: User Studies And The Bento Approach, William H. Mischo, Michael A. Norman, Mary C. Schlembach Sep 2018

Innovations In Discovery Systems: User Studies And The Bento Approach, William H. Mischo, Michael A. Norman, Mary C. Schlembach

Charleston Library Conference

Over the past 30 years, library discovery services have evolved through expanded OPACs, federated search systems employing broadcast searching; Web-scale discovery systems (WSDS) that aggregate metadata and full-text content into a single integrated index; and, currently, hybrid bento-style systems that use federated techniques over WSDS, OPACs, and local information content. The bento systems partition search results into separate zoned screen displays grouped by content format type and/or local service results. Recent studies on Web-scale discovery systems have identified a number of user access issues centering on problems with blended result displays, problematical relevancy rankings of search results, full-text search ...


Report On Data Review And Communication During Florida Academic Libraries’ Catalog Migration, Christine Dunleavy Sep 2018

Report On Data Review And Communication During Florida Academic Libraries’ Catalog Migration, Christine Dunleavy

Charleston Library Conference

A statewide communication plan is the essential foundation to successfully analyze Florida’s college, university, and joint use libraries’ catalog data integration as the data migrates to a new integrated library system platform. Librarians, library professionals, staff, and authorized community members are preparing the new library catalog and discovery interface, scheduled to go live in July 2018, and are currently testing Florida’s academic libraries’ data in Sierra/Encore Duet’s online catalog. December 2017 marks the 20th month of review, and Florida’s collective library expertise and input is advancing the quality of the transfer of data and discovery ...


First Aid For Student Cost: Helping Nursing Faculty Move Away From Textbook Purchase Requirements, Lea A. Leininger Sep 2018

First Aid For Student Cost: Helping Nursing Faculty Move Away From Textbook Purchase Requirements, Lea A. Leininger

Charleston Library Conference

There is growing interest in the use of open educational resources to reduce student cost. Many repositories provide e-resources that can be modified and adopted by instructors, yet there are a number of barriers to adoption. In 2017 several nursing instructors at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro received mini-grants to redesign a course to reduce textbook purchase requirements. This paper describes liaison librarian support for the course redesigns.


Researchgate Vs. The Institutional Repository: Competition Or Complement?, Julia Lovett, Andrée J. Rathemacher Sep 2018

Researchgate Vs. The Institutional Repository: Competition Or Complement?, Julia Lovett, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Charleston Library Conference

The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with open access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional repositories for content. Our study seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional Open Access Policy. We conducted a population study to examine the participation by 558 full‐ ti me University of Rhode Island faculty members in the OA Policy and Research‐ Gate, followed by a survey of 728 full‐ ti me URI faculty members ...


Nothing Is Linear About Open Access Initiatives: Promoting Oa At A New Research Institution, Jennifer King Matthews, Christine Davidian Sep 2018

Nothing Is Linear About Open Access Initiatives: Promoting Oa At A New Research Institution, Jennifer King Matthews, Christine Davidian

Charleston Library Conference

Every campus appears to be “in the know” when it comes to open access, yet many of us “in the trenches” at our university libraries know that not to be the case. Often what is closer to reality is that there are many pockets of disparate knowledge on campus that need to be harnessed and reconciled in order to truly develop a program that benefits the whole. This poster will describe Rowan University’s current Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives that conference attendees may use as templates for programs at their institutions.

Rowan University’s recent ...


Preprints, Institutional Repositories, And The Version Of Record, Judy Luther, Ivy Anderson, Monica Bradford, John Inglis Sep 2018

Preprints, Institutional Repositories, And The Version Of Record, Judy Luther, Ivy Anderson, Monica Bradford, John Inglis

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


Yes, The Library Can Help You With That Too, Michelle Valiani, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Michael Levine-Clark, Jim O'Donnell Sep 2018

Yes, The Library Can Help You With That Too, Michelle Valiani, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Michael Levine-Clark, Jim O'Donnell

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


All About Predatory Publishing: Need For Librarians And Publishers To Better Inform Authors, Brigitte Burris, Julia Gelfand, Lisa Macklin, John Sherer Sep 2018

All About Predatory Publishing: Need For Librarians And Publishers To Better Inform Authors, Brigitte Burris, Julia Gelfand, Lisa Macklin, John Sherer

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


A Simpler Path To Public Access Compliance, Howard Ratner, David Crotty, Jack Maness, Judith Russell Sep 2018

A Simpler Path To Public Access Compliance, Howard Ratner, David Crotty, Jack Maness, Judith Russell

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


Publication Ethics, Today’S Challenges: Navigating And Combating Questionable Practices, Barbara Epstein, Jenny Lunn, Duncan Macrae Sep 2018

Publication Ethics, Today’S Challenges: Navigating And Combating Questionable Practices, Barbara Epstein, Jenny Lunn, Duncan Macrae

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


The Long Arm Of The Law, Ruth Okediji, Jeremiah Smith Jr., Bill Hannay Sep 2018

The Long Arm Of The Law, Ruth Okediji, Jeremiah Smith Jr., Bill Hannay

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.