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Internet Reviews: Biodiversity Heritage Library, John Creech Nov 2012

Internet Reviews: Biodiversity Heritage Library, John Creech

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Review of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, emphasizing its value and appeal to a world-wide multi-lingual audience.


Science And Technology Resources On The Internet: Biodiversity Web Resources, John Creech Oct 2012

Science And Technology Resources On The Internet: Biodiversity Web Resources, John Creech

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Biodiversity, a contraction of the phrase "biological diversity," was first used by Walter G. Rosen during a planning meeting for the 1986 National Forum on BioDiversity held in Washington, DC, while the first appearance of the word in the print literature likely occurred with the 1988 publication of the proceedings of this conference (Hawksworth 1995). The term "biodiversity" first appeared in the Biodiversity Web Resources http://www.istl.org/12-fall/internet.html 1 of 15 3/11/14 11:26 AM BIOSIS database in 1988 with four references, but by April of 1994 the count of citations had increased to ...


Participation In Local Library Associations: The Benefits To Participants, Mary Wise Oct 2012

Participation In Local Library Associations: The Benefits To Participants, Mary Wise

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This article provides an analysis of the benefits to participating in regional and national library associations.


The Importance Of Search As Intertextual Practice For Undergraduate Research, Brett B. Bodemer Jul 2012

The Importance Of Search As Intertextual Practice For Undergraduate Research, Brett B. Bodemer

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By first reassessing the role of search in the literacy event of the lower division undergraduate paper, this article argues that searching is not a lower order mental activity but a concurrent, integral component of the research-writing process. This conclusion has large implications for information literacy instructional design, and several practical applications to further support undergraduate research-writing are outlined.


A Study Of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors And Attitudes At A Teaching-Centered University, Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino, Marisa L. Ramírez, Karen J. Mcgaughey Jul 2012

A Study Of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors And Attitudes At A Teaching-Centered University, Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino, Marisa L. Ramírez, Karen J. Mcgaughey

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Academic libraries need reliable information on researcher data needs, data curation practices and attitudes in order to identify and craft appropriate services that support outreach and teaching. This paper describes information gathered from a survey distributed to the College of Science and Mathematics faculty at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), a Master’s-granting, teaching-centered institution. There was a 60%+ response rate to the survey. The survey results provided insight into the science researchers’ data curation awareness, behaviors and attitudes, and what needs they exhibited for services and education regarding maintenance and management of data. It is ...


Big Data Studio For Big Data Literacy, Mark Bieraugel Jun 2012

Big Data Studio For Big Data Literacy, Mark Bieraugel

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Science graduates from many disciplines will be required to work with and analyze massive data sets. These large data sets, called “Big Data,” cannot be handled by conventional database hardware and software, but need special software and analytics tuned to work with the volume of data, the velocity in which it steams, and the variety of unstructured data which needs to be analyzed. Students need a place to work with big data prior to graduating, and the hands-on use of big data will make them better prepared for the world of work.

The “Big Data Studio” is a place to ...


Educating The Global Engineering: It Takes A Village!, Adriana Popescu Jun 2012

Educating The Global Engineering: It Takes A Village!, Adriana Popescu

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No abstract provided.


The Amazing Library Race, Katherine O'Clair Jun 2012

The Amazing Library Race, Katherine O'Clair

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No abstract provided.


Internet Reviews: Understanding Evolution, John Creech May 2012

Internet Reviews: Understanding Evolution, John Creech

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Review of the Understanding Evolution website by the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education.


Corralling Copyright: Ir Workflows And Tools, Marisa Ramirez, Michele Wyngard Apr 2012

Corralling Copyright: Ir Workflows And Tools, Marisa Ramirez, Michele Wyngard

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Rights checking can appear complicated and difficult at first glance, but it doesn’t have to be. In this webinar, Marisa Ramirez will share the results of research she conducted with Ann Hanlon, in which they investigated the copyright clearance practices of repository managers across the globe. Marisa and Michele will discuss common copyright workflow options, and provide suggestions to repository managers for streamlining the process. Topics will include: -- An overview of research on rights checking practices -- Different rights checking workflows -- Discussion of methods used for contacting publishers and tracking permissions.


Are Three Heads Better Than One?, Mark Bieraugel Apr 2012

Are Three Heads Better Than One?, Mark Bieraugel

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With the stress of ongoing budget cuts librarians are tempted to hunker down and focus exclusively on their clients, their college, department or assigned area. But collaboration across campus, within new areas, with different faculty, and different students, can be beneficial to both student and faculty learning. Students often have research needs which cannot be answered by one faculty member or librarian. Cross disciplinary collaboration between multiple librarians and faculty is key to providing the best service to these students. In this case study a team of agribusiness students need help in preparing for a competition on food distribution. During ...


Off The Shelf And Out Of The Box: Saving Time, Meeting Outcomes And Reaching Students With Information Literacy Modules, Jennifer Kelley Apr 2012

Off The Shelf And Out Of The Box: Saving Time, Meeting Outcomes And Reaching Students With Information Literacy Modules, Jennifer Kelley

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Off The Shelf And Out Of The Box: Saving Time, Meeting Outcomes And Reaching Students With Information Literacy Modules, Jennifer Kelley Apr 2012

Off The Shelf And Out Of The Box: Saving Time, Meeting Outcomes And Reaching Students With Information Literacy Modules, Jennifer Kelley

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As institutions of higher learning rapidly expand their offerings of online, hybrid and other distance learning opportunities for their students, librarians must adapt, adopt and improve information literacy instruction methods to accommodate instructors they may never meet and classes they may never see. Many responses to these challenges, such as embedded librarians and tutorial development, however, can be time consuming, expensive and resource-draining. This article discusses the process of creating a low-maintenance, wide-reaching solution to providing generic information literacy instruction to students in online, hybrid, distance and face-to-face courses.


Sell What They're Buying - Marketing Information Literacy, Katherine O'Clair Apr 2012

Sell What They're Buying - Marketing Information Literacy, Katherine O'Clair

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No abstract provided.


“Real Deal” Information Literacy, Janet Cottrell, Sarah Faye Cohen Apr 2012

“Real Deal” Information Literacy, Janet Cottrell, Sarah Faye Cohen

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No abstract provided.


Collaboration Yields Digital Data Recovery, Zach Vowell Feb 2012

Collaboration Yields Digital Data Recovery, Zach Vowell

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No abstract provided.


“Turn Your Cell Phones On” Mobile Phone Polling As A Tool For Teaching Information Literacy, Andy Burkhardt, Sarah Faye Cohen Jan 2012

“Turn Your Cell Phones On” Mobile Phone Polling As A Tool For Teaching Information Literacy, Andy Burkhardt, Sarah Faye Cohen

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While mobile technologies are ubiquitous among students and increasingly used in many aspects of libraries, they have yet to gain traction in information literacy instruction. Librarians at Champlain College piloted mobile phone polling in a first-year classroom as a less expensive and more versatile alternative to clickers. By utilizing a technology that virtually all students have in their pockets, librarians found that it increased engagement from previous iterations of the session. In addition, by asking poll questions about students’ experiences, librarians were able to facilitate in-depth inquiry into information literacy topics. Ultimately, from direct experience in over 30 different classes ...


Review Of Beyond Bling: Voices Of Hip-­Hop In Art By Matthew Mclendon, Jesse Vestermark Jan 2012

Review Of Beyond Bling: Voices Of Hip-­Hop In Art By Matthew Mclendon, Jesse Vestermark

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No abstract provided.


Rabelais And The Abbey Of Saint-Victor Revisited, Brett B. Bodemer Jan 2012

Rabelais And The Abbey Of Saint-Victor Revisited, Brett B. Bodemer

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The seventh chapter of François Rabelais’s Pantagruel concludes with a list of books attributed to the Abbey of Saint-Victor. The chapter’s brief narrative foregrounds the catalog by touching on aspects of intellectual life in Paris, mentioning both the “great University of Paris” and the “seven liberal arts.” It is not surprising, then, that critics have viewed the catalog as a broad critique of scholasticism. Evidence presented here warrants the addition of a further layer of nuance to this critique that is directly related to this abbey’s contributions to education, reading, textual organization, and library classification.


"Our Man Scapin" By Molière. Translated By Brett B. Bodemer, Brett B. Bodemer Jan 2012

"Our Man Scapin" By Molière. Translated By Brett B. Bodemer, Brett B. Bodemer

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2012 American translation of Jean Baptiste Poquelin’s Les Fourberies de Scapin. Some liberties taken to mute frequent exclamatory oaths, and no attempt whatsoever to render one character’s dialect into some arbitrarily selected contemporary American equivalent. Any attendant loss of comedic value for some may be seen as a gain in taste by others.


For Whom The Catalog Serves: Library Catalog Tools' Usefulness For Readers Advisory, Anne Larrivee, Ava Brillat Jan 2012

For Whom The Catalog Serves: Library Catalog Tools' Usefulness For Readers Advisory, Anne Larrivee, Ava Brillat

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No abstract provided.


Internet Reviews: Livescience, John Creech Jan 2012

Internet Reviews: Livescience, John Creech

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This column provides a review of LiveScience, a website created by TechMediaNetwork. The site is recommended for undergraduates seeking background information or professionals seeking quick facts.