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Purdue Data Orientation Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Users, Carly Dearborn Jan 2017

Purdue Data Orientation Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Users, Carly Dearborn

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

The Data Orientation Checklist is intended to help a data user navigate an unfamiliar dataset, research material or digital collection. Whether joining a new research lab or downloading data from a public repository, navigating new data can be confusing and frustrating. This checklist was developed from the perspective of an archivist working with research data and borrows best practices from archival processing and research.

Archivists at Purdue University Libraries have been working with data curation initiatives since the mid-2000s. Early in the Libraries’ work with managing research data, Dean of Libraries James Mullins saw the value of archivists’ knowledge in ...


Purdue Data Reuse Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Producers, Carly Dearborn Jan 2017

Purdue Data Reuse Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Producers, Carly Dearborn

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

The Data Reuse Checklist is intended to help a data producer verify their research data is well-described and read for reuse by a third party. It was developed from the perspective of an archivist working with research data and borrows best practices from archival processing and research.

Archivists at Purdue University Libraries have been working with data curation initiatives since the mid-2000s. Early in the Libraries’ work with managing research data, Dean of Libraries James Mullins saw the value of archivists’ knowledge in areas such as raw “data” collection, sensitive or personal information management, and defining user groups. Mullins brought ...


Beyond The One-Shot: Intensive Workshops As A Platform For Engaging The Library In Digital Humanities., Nicole Kong, Susan Powell Jan 2017

Beyond The One-Shot: Intensive Workshops As A Platform For Engaging The Library In Digital Humanities., Nicole Kong, Susan Powell

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This article explores how librarian participation as instructors in week-long intensive classes—a common workshop format in Digital Humanities (DH)—can advance a variety of library objectives, while also uniquely supporting the DH community. Intensive workshops fall between the one-shot session and credit course formats more commonly found in library instruction. Drawing on case studies from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instruction at DH institutes at the University of California Berkeley and Purdue University, the authors explore the origins of librarian involvement, course topics, pedagogy, and library services. Based on their instruction experiences in the DH summer institutes and student surveys ...


Special Libraries And Youcanbook. Me: Easy Consultation Scheduling Through An Online Booking System, Ilana Stonebraker Aug 2016

Special Libraries And Youcanbook. Me: Easy Consultation Scheduling Through An Online Booking System, Ilana Stonebraker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Column description. Special Libraries, Special Challenges is a column dedicated to exploring the unique public services challenges that arise in libraries that specialize in a particular subject, such as law, medicine, business, and so forth. In each column, the author will discuss public service dilemmas and solutions that arise specifically patentin special libraries or subject-matter librarians interested in authoring a piece for this column are invited to contact the Column Editor, Ilana Stonebraker.


Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, And Users, Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon Dec 2015

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, And Users, Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon

Purdue University Press Books

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.

Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association ...


E-Books And A Distance Education Program: A Library's Failure Rate In Supplying Course Readings For One Program., Judith M. Nixon Jan 2015

E-Books And A Distance Education Program: A Library's Failure Rate In Supplying Course Readings For One Program., Judith M. Nixon

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

When Purdue University’s College of Education decided to offer its first fully online master’s program in Learning Design and Technology, the education librarian volunteered to find and organize all the course readings by creating a LibGuide web page with links to the readings for each course. This paper analyzes these course readings, delivered to distance education students through links to the library’s electronic holdings, between January 2012 and June 2014. It categorizes the readings as journal articles, books (or chapters in books), and other openly available scholarly resources on the web. Since this book is primarily about ...


Applying Archival Science To Digital Curation: Advocacy For The Archivist’S Role In Implementing And Managing Trusted Digital Repositories, Sammie L. Morris Jan 2015

Applying Archival Science To Digital Curation: Advocacy For The Archivist’S Role In Implementing And Managing Trusted Digital Repositories, Sammie L. Morris

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Archivists have led digital preservation efforts for as long as there have been digital records, as a natural extension of archival responsibilities to collect, preserve, and provide ongoing access to unique information of enduring value. Increasingly, librarians and information professionals are also focusing attention and resources on these initiatives. Examples include data curation, establishment of institutional repositories, and providing virtual work spaces for researchers to collaborate and archive their scholarly output.

Information professionals are relying upon standards such as ISO 16363 for certification of trustworthy digital repositories, to facilitate successful digital preservation and access. Unfortunately, archivists are sometimes forgotten in ...


What Do Students Learn From Participation In An Undergraduate Research Journal? Results Of An Assessment, Sharon A. Weiner Aug 2014

What Do Students Learn From Participation In An Undergraduate Research Journal? Results Of An Assessment, Sharon A. Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Like an increasing number of academic libraries, Purdue University Libraries provides publishing support services to the Purdue community. In 2009, Purdue University Press had recently been moved into the Libraries, and there was enthusiasm about exploring new relationships which could combine the publishing skills of the Press with use of Purdue e-Pubs, the institutional repository platform that also featured powerful publishing features. Publishing an undergraduate research journal was particularly appealing because it connected the scholarly communication program of the Libraries with strategic goals around information literacy. There is evidence that undergraduate students benefit from engaging in research experiences, and writing ...


Bring Your Own Device In The Information Literacy Classroom, Ilana Stonebraker, M Brooke Robertshaw, Hal Kirkwood, Mary Dugan Jul 2014

Bring Your Own Device In The Information Literacy Classroom, Ilana Stonebraker, M Brooke Robertshaw, Hal Kirkwood, Mary Dugan

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

In the 2013 school year, a team of librarians in the Parrish Library of Management and Economics at Purdue University taught a business information literacy course to approximately 500 management students in eight 70-person sessions. Due to limitations on a set of iPads borrowed from another department, one of two concurrent classes was taught with a set of iPads, while another had a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, where students brought their own laptops or iPads. Focus groups, observations of behavior, and final evaluations were utilized to evaluate the comparative perceived effectiveness of the two technology approaches. This paper ...


Introducing Agile Principles And Management To A Library Organization, Daniel Forsman, Peter Hansson Jun 2014

Introducing Agile Principles And Management To A Library Organization, Daniel Forsman, Peter Hansson

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

Libraries are pressured to adapt to changing conditions due to user demands, behavior, emerging technologies and a need for cost-efficient solutions. Software companies have turned to agile development to stay competitive and to deliver working solutions in a short timeframe. Agile processes are built upon co-operation, iterative workflows and delivering working solutions with a high business value. Agile development and management in an agile organization constitutes a controlled framework of principles with a promise to ensure that the organization focuses on the right things and is able to adapt to new needs.

The Library at Chalmers University of Technology in ...


How Do Researchers Define Their Data Lifecycle And What Can We Learn From Their Definitions?, Jake R. Carlson Feb 2014

How Do Researchers Define Their Data Lifecycle And What Can We Learn From Their Definitions?, Jake R. Carlson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This poster presents a comparison of the data lifecycles of 32 researchers as articulated by researchers themselves. Similarities and differences between the stages within these data lifecycles are noted and implications for data service providers are discussed.

A critical element of providing data services is developing a thorough understanding of the nature of the data being produced by researchers. Data lifecycle models are being developed by organizations providing data services as a means to communicate with researchers and other stakeholders who would make use of these services. The test of an effective data lifecycle model is its ability to resonate ...


Purdue University Libraries & Press: From Collaboration To Integration, James L. Mullins, Charles Watkinson Oct 2013

Purdue University Libraries & Press: From Collaboration To Integration, James L. Mullins, Charles Watkinson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

These are the slides from an invited joint presentation given at the Ithaka Sustainable Scholarship Conference, held in New York on October 22, 2013. It was part of a session entitled “The Evolving Digital Landscape: New Roles and Responsibilities in Higher Education." More about the meeting is available at: http://www.ithaka.org/conference/ithaka-sustainable-scholarship-2013


The Many Shades Of Open Access: The History And Future Of Open Access Initiatives At Purdue University, David Scherer Sep 2013

The Many Shades Of Open Access: The History And Future Of Open Access Initiatives At Purdue University, David Scherer

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

For an area with the common goal of providing free online public access to scholarship and research, the ways in which Open Access are accomplished can be very different. Just as there is green, blue, yellow, and gold open access, there can also be different “colors” of open access activities and initiatives. This presentation addresses some of the open access initiatives currently in use and in development at Purdue University to increase access to scholarship. Presented at the 3rd Annual Great Lakes e-Summit Conference, September 23, 2013, Oregon, Ohio.


Purdue University Research Repository (Purr), Michael Witt Sep 2013

Purdue University Research Repository (Purr), Michael Witt

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Overview of the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, http://purr.purdue.edu) institutional data repository service and virtual research environment, including its design and development, how it has been promoted and adopted, and how the service is managed. Concludes with six, simple suggestions for ways that repository managers can promote the citation of data in their repositories by users. Presented at the 2013 DataCite Summer Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.


Data Information Literacy: Multiple Paths To A Single Goal, Megan R. Sapp Nelson Mar 2013

Data Information Literacy: Multiple Paths To A Single Goal, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This lightning talk presentation briefly covers each DIL team's experience working with a specific discipline and their response to identified data management/curation needs.


Data Information Literacy: Multiple Paths To A Single Goal, Jake Carlson, Sarah Wright, Brian Westra, Jon Jeffryes Jan 2013

Data Information Literacy: Multiple Paths To A Single Goal, Jake Carlson, Sarah Wright, Brian Westra, Jon Jeffryes

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

The Institute of Museum and Library Services funded a two-year project for five teams (each made up of two librarians, one of whom specialized in data services, and a faculty researcher) from four institutions (Purdue University, University of Oregon, University of Minnesota, and Cornell University) to examine the data information literacy needs of graduate student researchers. After identifying the needs of their audience each team developed a tailored approach to bring instruction to their respective graduate students. The involvement of a faculty researcher in each team and pre-instruction interviews of graduate students ensured that the program developed was indeed relevant ...


Developing An Understanding Of Data Management Education: A Report From The Data Information Literacy Project, Jake Carlson, Lisa Johnston, Brian Westra, Mason Nichols Jan 2013

Developing An Understanding Of Data Management Education: A Report From The Data Information Literacy Project, Jake Carlson, Lisa Johnston, Brian Westra, Mason Nichols

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This paper describes the initial results from the Data Information Literacy (DIL) project designed to identify the educational needs of graduate students across a variety of science disciplines and respond with effective educational interventions to meet those needs. The DIL project consists of five teams in disparate disciplines from four academic institutions in the United States. The project teams include a data librarian, a subject-specialist librarian, and a faculty member representing a disciplinary group of students. Interviews of the students and faculty members present a detailed snapshot of graduate student needs in data management education. Following our study, educational programs ...


Are Mls Graduates Being Prepared For The Changing And Emerging Roles That Librarians Must Now Assume Within Research Libraries?, James L. Mullins Jan 2012

Are Mls Graduates Being Prepared For The Changing And Emerging Roles That Librarians Must Now Assume Within Research Libraries?, James L. Mullins

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The focus of research libraries is changing to include digital resources, improving the information literacy level of patrons, and creating new partnerships on and off campus, among other things. This creates a need to recruit librarians trained in these areas and open to these changes. Library science training is a necessary foundation for preparing graduates to qualify for and excel in changing and emerging new roles. This article explores current recruitment efforts to articulate new roles and to successfully hire graduates with the skills and aptitude to fill them.


Annual Reports At Academic Business Libraries: An Open Access Database Of Arss, Judith M. Nixon Oct 2011

Annual Reports At Academic Business Libraries: An Open Access Database Of Arss, Judith M. Nixon

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Annual Reports at Academic Business Libraries is a finding aid for serious company history researchers looking for the hardcopy Annual Reports to Shareholders (ARS). This index is now available as an open access file on the Purdue University Libraries server at http://gemini.lib.purdue.edu/abldars.


The Right Book On The Right Shelf: Missing And Misshelved Books-- How Barcode Scanning Inventories Can Solve The Patrons' Dilemma, Judith M. Nixon Jul 2009

The Right Book On The Right Shelf: Missing And Misshelved Books-- How Barcode Scanning Inventories Can Solve The Patrons' Dilemma, Judith M. Nixon

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

After over thirty years of failing to conduct a comprehensive inventory of the book collection at a large liberal arts library, our patrons complained that they could not find one in five books. Study of the problem indicated that in fact 20% of our books were either missing or miss-shelved. This article discusses the investigation of the problem and the impact after five years of conducting an annual inventory by using hand-held devices to gather barcodes and interface these with our catalog records to find the missing and miss-shelved books. The missing book rate dropped from 5.6% to less ...


The Dark Side Of Collection Management: Deselecting Serials From A Research Library's Storage Facility Using Worldcat Collection Analysis, Suzanne M. Ward, Mary C. Aagard Jan 2008

The Dark Side Of Collection Management: Deselecting Serials From A Research Library's Storage Facility Using Worldcat Collection Analysis, Suzanne M. Ward, Mary C. Aagard

Libraries Research Publications

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Emerging Trends In Fee-Based Information Delivery, Yem Fong, Suzanne M. Ward, Tammy N. Dearie Jan 2002

Emerging Trends In Fee-Based Information Delivery, Yem Fong, Suzanne M. Ward, Tammy N. Dearie

Libraries Research Publications

Fee-based information services in libraries will face many challenges in continuing to offer value-added, cost-effective services to customers daring the opening decade of the new millennium. Some of the challenges are similar to those faced by other library units, but others are unique. Many of these are related to the proliferation of electronic resources and to the "do-it-yourself" approach customers have toward them. Other issues that must be addressed include shifts in client expectations; the demand for new types of information services and products; unresolved intellectual property issues; evolving means of providing access, delivery, and distribution; the need to form ...