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Providing Library Support For Interactive Scientific And Biomedical Visualizations With Tableau, Lisa M. Federer, Douglas J. Joubert Jan 2018

Providing Library Support For Interactive Scientific And Biomedical Visualizations With Tableau, Lisa M. Federer, Douglas J. Joubert

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Developing effective visualizations is crucial for understanding and communicating data in a variety of contexts. Tableau is an easy-to-use tool for creating customized, interactive visualizations. Although Tableau is often discussed in the context of business intelligence, it can also be used to create effective scientific and biomedical visualizations in the context of research, public health, and medical care.

This article provides a basic introduction to Tableau’s uses and discusses the NIH Library’s experience with providing support for Tableau. Four case studies demonstrate the range of services that the Library offers, as well as providing examples of the many ...


Applying Data Analytics And Visualization To Assessing The Research Impact Of The Cancer Cell Biology (Ccb) Program At The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Fei Yu, Barrie E. Hayes Jan 2018

Applying Data Analytics And Visualization To Assessing The Research Impact Of The Cancer Cell Biology (Ccb) Program At The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Fei Yu, Barrie E. Hayes

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The purpose of this paper is to report on a research impact assessment (RIA) project conducted by the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) for the Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) program in the institution’s cancer center through bibliometric data analysis and visualization.

Methods: A total of 642 publications produced by the CCB researchers from 2010 to 2014 was used as the original dataset. After the citations of these publications were cleaned and standardized, the citations were imported into selected bibliometric and other tools for quantitative analysis and visualization.

Results: The ...


Data Visualization As A Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services In The Library Research Lifecycle, Andrea L. Ogier, Michael J. Stamper Jan 2018

Data Visualization As A Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services In The Library Research Lifecycle, Andrea L. Ogier, Michael J. Stamper

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The purpose of this article is to explore data visualization as a consulting service offered by a research library with particular attention to uses of visualization at various places within the research lifecycle.

Methods: Lessons learned from a year of offering data visualization as a consulting service, and two general case studies are offered.

Results: Data visualization consulting services have a few unique considerations, including setting clear expectations, considering proprietary vs open source technologies, and making sure the consulting experience is also a learning experience. In addition, we can clearly place data visualization requests, in the form of profiled ...


Special Issue: Visualizing The (Data) Future, Jian Qin Jan 2018

Special Issue: Visualizing The (Data) Future, Jian Qin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

As libraries and academic institutions evolve into “data-driven” organizations, they are looking for meaningful ways in which to convey their data to funding and regulatory agencies, licensing and accreditation boards, and institutional students, faculty and staff. This data-driven culture is being integrated into all facets of library operations, and data visualization services is emerging as a distinct library research and service development area.


A Brief History Of Data Visualization (And The Role Of Libraries And Librarians), Sally A. Gore Jan 2018

A Brief History Of Data Visualization (And The Role Of Libraries And Librarians), Sally A. Gore

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Graphics, illustrations, charts, and tables have accompanied scientific works for as long as people have been reporting findings and publishing papers. Once the purview of researchers and graphic illustrators, today finds libraries and librarians involved in many aspects of data including access, management, preservation, and visualization.

This illustrated timeline traces the history of data visualization from generations of hand-drawn images to today’s exploding arena of data production and visualization tools, highlighting the efforts and opportunities for information professionals and introducing this special issue of Journal of eScience Librarianship devoted to data visualization.


Gender Demographics And Perception In Librarianship, Patricia Mars Jan 2018

Gender Demographics And Perception In Librarianship, Patricia Mars

School of Information Student Research Journal

This article is an examination of the history of gender demographics in the field of librarianship. The historic development and subsequent "feminization" of librarianship continues to influence the gender wage gap and the disproportionate leadership bias in the field today. This article examines the stereotyping of librarians and the cyclical effect of genderizing the profession. Consideration of current trends and data in librarian demographics demonstrates a consistent decrease in gender diversity, accompanied by a troubling lack of women leaders and executives. Additionally, this article explores options for combating the gender perceptions that negatively impact women in library and information science ...


Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker Jan 2018

Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker

School of Information Student Research Journal

Librarians have traditionally served as the champions of information literacy, adopting it as a core principle of the profession and creating a movement that tries to facilitate fair, equal access to knowledge and its creation. There are plenty of publications on this topic, but as the Information Age has become the Digital Age, there also needs to be a discussion of how information literacy is evolving. More specifically, librarians are now finding themselves shouldering the responsibilities of digital literacy alongside traditional approaches to information literacy, especially considering how more and more information needs can only be met via digital resources ...


Stepping Into The Future, Holley Cornetto Jan 2018

Stepping Into The Future, Holley Cornetto

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Slis Connecting Volume 6, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. Jan 2018

Slis Connecting Volume 6, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting Volume 6, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2017)


Analysis Of Digital Preservation Course Offerings In Ala Accredited Graduate Programs, Elizabeth La Beaud Jan 2018

Analysis Of Digital Preservation Course Offerings In Ala Accredited Graduate Programs, Elizabeth La Beaud

SLIS Connecting

This study seeks to determine which ALA-accredited institutions offer digital preservation courses and analyze the syllabi to identify what is being taught about digital preservation, whether there are any commonalities, and evaluate the curriculum according to the five areas of digital preservation as outlined by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).


Librarian Stereotypes In Children’S Literature: 2001-2015, Breagh Wirth Jan 2018

Librarian Stereotypes In Children’S Literature: 2001-2015, Breagh Wirth

SLIS Connecting

This study examined children’s literature from the past fifteen years to examine how librarians are portrayed to young readers.


An Analysis Of Lis Job Postings In The United States, Rebecca Bickford Jan 2018

An Analysis Of Lis Job Postings In The United States, Rebecca Bickford

SLIS Connecting

Through the use of content analysis, this research examined LIS job advertisements per region of the United States to determine which areas or specializations are sought in those specific regions. A comparison was made of the number of job advertisements to the number of ALA-approved LIS programs in the same region.


Protection Versus First Amendment Violation: Self-Censorship As It Relates To Youth And Young Adult Services, Ann M. Baillie Jan 2018

Protection Versus First Amendment Violation: Self-Censorship As It Relates To Youth And Young Adult Services, Ann M. Baillie

SLIS Connecting

As the School Library Journal / National Coalition Against Censorship shows, self-censorship among youth and school librarians is on the rise. Though self-censorship has always been an issue in the library science profession, the practice seems to be growing now because books for youth and young adults are becoming more mature. Though this is not an excuse, it does raise the question as to what qualifies as self-censorship.


Usm Fay B. Kaigler Children’S Book Festival, April 2018, Karen Rowell, Usm School Of Library And Information Science Jan 2018

Usm Fay B. Kaigler Children’S Book Festival, April 2018, Karen Rowell, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

The 51st annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival will be held April 11-13, 2018, at Southern Miss Thad Cochran Center.


Student Associations: News And Events, Usm School Of Library And Information Science Jan 2018

Student Associations: News And Events, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Usm School Of Library And Information Science Jan 2018

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alum, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Courses, Usm School Of Library And Information Science Jan 2018

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Courses, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS faculty Jessica Whipple, SLIS alumna Nadia Nasr, LIS Bachelor of Science degree and courses.


Southern Miss Slis Report, Usm School Of Library And Information Science Jan 2018

Southern Miss Slis Report, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Extending And Measuring Scholarly Reach And Impact, Lee Dotson, Sarah Norris, Barry Mauer Jan 2018

Extending And Measuring Scholarly Reach And Impact, Lee Dotson, Sarah Norris, Barry Mauer

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

In this session, Scholarly Communication Librarian Sarah Norris and Digital Initiatives Librarian Lee Dotson will explain how faculty can further publicize, disseminate, and measure the reach of their scholarship through UCF’s Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship (STARS). Benefits of using this digital repository of scholarship include enhanced searchability and tracking of impact using alternative metrics. The session will also feature faculty member Barry Mauer, who has created a successful author profile and collection in STARS.


Making The Mission Visible: Altmetrics And Nontraditional Publishing, Jennifer Bonnet, Marisa L. Mendez-Brady Jan 2018

Making The Mission Visible: Altmetrics And Nontraditional Publishing, Jennifer Bonnet, Marisa L. Mendez-Brady

Marisa Méndez-Brady

Whereas traditional book and journal publishing remain the gold standard for many post-secondary institutions, nontraditional publishing is just as prolific at the flagship university in Maine. The university has strong land and sea grant missions that drive a broad research agenda, with an emphasis on community outreach and engagement. However, the impact of researchers’ contributions outside of academe is unlikely to be accurately reflected in promotion, tenure or review processes. Thus, the authors designed a series of altmetrics workshops aimed at seeding conversations around novel ways to track the impact of researchers’ diverse scholarly and creative outputs. This paper presents ...


The Secret Lives Of Ebooks: A Paratextual Analysis Illuminates A Veil Of Usage Statistics, Jonathan H. Harwell, Erin Gallagher Jan 2018

The Secret Lives Of Ebooks: A Paratextual Analysis Illuminates A Veil Of Usage Statistics, Jonathan H. Harwell, Erin Gallagher

Faculty Publications

This study applies the method of paratextual analysis to six electronic books, or ebooks, in an academic library collection at a small liberal arts college. Two books are selected from each of three platforms: ebrary, EBSCO, and SpringerLink. The characteristics of each book are described, including design and readership, as well as 2 years of usage statistics from the specific library, and altmetrics where available. The paratextual study leads to a closer investigation of the usage statistics themselves and concludes that despite industry standards, they are not calculated consistently across vendor platforms and that while these data are invisible to ...


Big Deal: Should Universities Outsource More Core Research Infrastructure?, Roger C. Schonfeld Jan 2018

Big Deal: Should Universities Outsource More Core Research Infrastructure?, Roger C. Schonfeld

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Research universities have developed in symbiosis with a robust set of commercial providers that serve their needs. From food service providers to run dining halls to private equity firms to manage parts of the endowment, outsourcing has allowed universities to remain more focused on their core educational and research functions. But universities have also at times elected to outsource academic infrastructure. Commercial firms have developed a major role in several significant university functions, including scientific publishing, library management systems, and course management systems. And in all three cases, the commercial priorities of vendors have at times left academia frustrated. While ...


Sotl 101: An Introduction To The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning, Andy Gavrin Jan 2018

Sotl 101: An Introduction To The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning, Andy Gavrin

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop

In this workshop held at Marian University Dr. Andy Gavrin discusses the power of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), how SoTL research is completed, and how to develop one's own plan for conducting SoTL research in the classroom.

Dr. Andy Gavrin is Associate Professor and Chair of Physics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and a member of IUPUI’s University College faculty. He is a co-developer of the Just-in-Time Teaching method, and a “serial adopter” of educational technologies. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and winner of the AAPT ...


The Doctoral Dissertation And Scholarly Communication: Adapting To Changing Publication Practices Among Graduate Students, Roxanne Shirazi Jan 2018

The Doctoral Dissertation And Scholarly Communication: Adapting To Changing Publication Practices Among Graduate Students, Roxanne Shirazi

Publications and Research

As graduate students begin to publish earlier in their careers, the relationship between the doctoral dissertation and scholarly publishing is evolving. Many students now include their own previously published work in a dissertation, requiring instruction in publication contracts and copyright transfer agreements at the point of submission to the graduate school. There are repercussions to publishing as a graduate student for which our institutions are not well prepared, and to which librarian could apply our expertise. This article briefly reviews the history of dissertation publishing and introduces issues surrounding the use of previously published materials in doctoral dissertations.


Bloggership Part Two: A Survey Of Academic Librarians, Arthur Hendricks Jan 2018

Bloggership Part Two: A Survey Of Academic Librarians, Arthur Hendricks

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

In 2009, the author sent a link to a questionnaire to several email lists, inviting academic librarians to answer a short survey regarding whether blogging should count as scholarship. The author wondered if, seven years later, blogs had gained more traction as a viable form of scholarship, or whether interest in blogging was waning. A similar survey was distributed to several email lists again.

To see whether there has been a change in how blogging counts as scholarship or a creative activity in academic promotion and tenure, the author sent a link to a questionnaire to several e-mail lists, inviting ...


Repository Additions, December 2018, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Repository Additions, December 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2017, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Assessing Research Data Deposits And Usage Statistics Within Ideals, Christie A. Wiley Dec 2017

Assessing Research Data Deposits And Usage Statistics Within Ideals, Christie A. Wiley

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objectives:This study follows up on previous work that began examining data deposited in an institutional repository. The work here extends the earlier study by answering the following lines of research questions: (1) What is the file composition of datasets ingested into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus repository? Are datasets more likely to be single-file or multiple-file items? (2) What is the usage data associated with these datasets? Which items are most popular?

Methods: The dataset records collected in this study were identified by filtering item types categorized as “data” or “dataset” using the advanced search function ...


In Honor Of Peer Reviewers, Regina Fisher Raboin Dec 2017

In Honor Of Peer Reviewers, Regina Fisher Raboin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

There is ongoing debate in the scholarly community on the challenges and changes to peer review in an open access environment. The Journal of eScience Librarianship is monitoring these discussions, as well as being proactive in recognizing peer reviewers for their service to data science librarianship.


Stuck In The Middle: Re-Defining What Successful Scholarly Communications Programs Look Like, Janelle Wertzberger Dec 2017

Stuck In The Middle: Re-Defining What Successful Scholarly Communications Programs Look Like, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

What are the goals of your scholarly communications programs and services, and how do you define success? Critics and proponents alike often attempt to paint the scholarly communications movement with a broad brush. Both groups seem to push for a common definition of what the movement should look like and how success should be defined. In the world we live in today, these loudest voices are often amplified through their use of social media, listservs and prominent roles on the conference circuit, leaving some in the middle to question their own success and whether they have a place in this ...