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The Writing For Healing And Transformation Project, Heather Elizabeth Osborn 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

The Writing For Healing And Transformation Project, Heather Elizabeth Osborn

Education Doctorate Dissertations

As a qualitative action research study, the purpose of The Writing for Healing and Transformation Project was to facilitate more inclusive writing strategies and to promote individual and collective healing on issues of social suffering and oppression (Kleinman, Das, & Lock, 1997; Pennebaker & Smyth, 2016) for diverse students at a community college located in the northeastern United States. The 18 participants in the study included students in my English II literature and composition course. The theoretical framework encompassed Pennebaker’s (2016) “writing for healing” paradigm, advocating the use of expressivist writing and “social suffering theory,” examining how power structures affect …


On The Future Of Ijsl: Trans-Collaboration And How To Overcome The Structural Constraints On Knowledge Production, Distribution And Dissemination, José del Valle 2021 CUNY Graduate Center

On The Future Of Ijsl: Trans-Collaboration And How To Overcome The Structural Constraints On Knowledge Production, Distribution And Dissemination, José Del Valle

Publications and Research

In this essay, using as a point of departure his dilemma to accept or not the invitation to be a member of IJSL’s Editorial Board, del Valle discusses the limitations that academic publishing places on scholars in the humanities and interpretive social sciences: their choice of objects and analytical protocols, and the modes of distribution and dissemination of their production. The constraints imposed by highly bureaucratized universities and publishing companies are set against the intellectual imperative to build academic fields grounded in equality and inclusion. The essay concludes with some thinly drawn goals towards more dynamic trans-collaborative forms of knowledge …


Children’S Experience With Water Scarcity In Rural Rakai, Uganda, Innocent R. Kamya, Narathius Asingwire, Dauda B. Waiswa 2021 Makerere University

Children’S Experience With Water Scarcity In Rural Rakai, Uganda, Innocent R. Kamya, Narathius Asingwire, Dauda B. Waiswa

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

This article presents findings on children’s experience in accessing and utilizing water in two sub-counties of Kagamba and Lwanda; one extremely water-scarce and the other relatively water plenty in Rakai district, Uganda. We answer the following question: How do children in a water-scarce context experience water and what does it mean for their wellbeing? A survey was conducted among school-going children aged 11-17 years (N=405), combined with focus group discussions with children and women. Access to adequate safe water was the fifth most frequently mentioned component of wellbeing. A majority of the children affirmed that water scarcity was the biggest …


The Pacific Sentinel: March/April 2021, Mini Issue, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2021 Portland State University

The Pacific Sentinel: March/April 2021, Mini Issue, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

The Pacific Sentinel

Editor: Vivian Veidt

Articles in this issue include:

  • Letter From the Editor
  • Royalty Notwithstanding
  • A Man, a Plan, and a Virus
  • United We Stand?
  • Dreamhouse and Other Horrors
  • The Art of the Podcast


Immersive Media & Books: Consumer Behavior And Experience With Multiple Media Forms, Panorama Project, Rachel Noorda, Kathi Inman Berens 2021 Portland State University

Immersive Media & Books: Consumer Behavior And Experience With Multiple Media Forms, Panorama Project, Rachel Noorda, Kathi Inman Berens

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

This is the first study to capture data about how people engage with books, video games and TV/movies. The study’s main emphasis is on behavior with books, with demographic data in three age groups, five U.S. regions, and seven racial/ethnic groups. Books exist in a connected media ecosystem where the most important customers are avid: avid book engagers (4+ books per month), but also avid consumers of other media. It is possible that these people are the ones who drove the 8.2% increase in book sales during 2020. This study finds that customers who engage avidly with books do so …


Editor’S Essay: Moving Beyond Western Corporate Perspectives: On The Need To Increase The Diversity Of Risk And Crisis Communication Research, Audra Diers-Lawson, Florian Meissner 2021 Leeds Beckett University

Editor’S Essay: Moving Beyond Western Corporate Perspectives: On The Need To Increase The Diversity Of Risk And Crisis Communication Research, Audra Diers-Lawson, Florian Meissner

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

The field of crisis and risk communication research has experienced significant growth and increasing institutionalization in the past decades. However, there are still geographic and perspective blind spots. Up to date, by far the most research focuses on the U.S.; non-Western perspectives remain marginal. Moreover, the focus on organizational crises still clearly dominates. We therefore call for more research better reflecting the global environment and diverse crisis and risk contexts in which our field can make contributions. This argument is supported by the current pandemic mandating cross-cultural and multi-perspective approaches.


Ooligan Press: Building And Sustaining A Feminist Digital Humanities Lab At A R-2, Kathi Inman Berens, Abbey Gaterud, Rachel Noorda 2021 Portland State University

Ooligan Press: Building And Sustaining A Feminist Digital Humanities Lab At A R-2, Kathi Inman Berens, Abbey Gaterud, Rachel Noorda

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

How can practitioners outside of R-1s afford to build a DH lab? How to connect a lab’s output to the communities it serves? This essay is a case study of Ooligan Press, a student-run trade press housed within a R-2, teaching-intensive university. Two elements make Ooligan Press distinctive as a DH lab. First, Ooligan is a not-for-profit business folded into a Master’s program in Book Publishing. Profits from sale of Ooligan Press books sustain the lab, which would collapse if its books were steadily unprofitable. Second, the essay uses the DH feminism “M.E.A.L.S.” framework to explain how Ooligan's horizontal management …


The Pacific Sentinel, February 2021, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2021 Portland State University

The Pacific Sentinel, February 2021, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

The Pacific Sentinel

Editor: Vivian Veidt

Articles in this issue include:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Georgia On Everyone’s Mind
  • A Minimum Requirement of Neutrality
  • An Unspoken Norm
  • Pigs Saving Lives
  • COVID-19 Affecting the Workplace
  • Why Did President Trump Kill Federal Inmates on His Way Out?
  • Reconstructing America


Coming Together While Standing Apart Encouraging Community Ownership During The Isolating Days Of A Pandemic, Cora Scott 2021 City of Springfield

Coming Together While Standing Apart Encouraging Community Ownership During The Isolating Days Of A Pandemic, Cora Scott

eJournal of Public Affairs

Because of the pandemic, the future feels difficult and uncertain, and few of us have much control over it, beyond doing our best to keep ourselves informed and those around us safe. The result is a lot of unhappy people. Gallup survey data show that pessimism about the future of the pandemic in the U.S. is rising. This is infecting our general outlook. This article explains on how one local government and health department successfully communicated during the pandemic and even increased community engagement. This was done through encouraging a sense of community ownership.


Indicators And Perspectives Of Bibliodiversity In The Spanish Publishing Sector, Jesús I. Rivas-García, Marta Magadán-Díaz 2021 Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

Indicators And Perspectives Of Bibliodiversity In The Spanish Publishing Sector, Jesús I. Rivas-García, Marta Magadán-Díaz

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the absence of research aimed to measure the bibliodiversity of the Spanish publishing sector through indicators, the general objective of this work is to determine quantitatively whether the Spanish publishing sector is bibliodiverse. The specific goals are the following: a) analyze those necessary conditions to promote bibliodiversity, b) identify the main variables that conform bibliodiversity, and c) measure the degree of bibliodiversity. From the study of the contributions of the academic literature, this research forms an analysis model with the main necessary conditions of the bibliodiversity of the Spanish publishing sector: deconcentration, digital transformation, and glocalization. After reflecting on …


Making Your Ir Work For Your Context - Cct College Dublin: A Case Study, Marie O'Neill, Justin Smyth 2020 CCT College Dublin

Making Your Ir Work For Your Context - Cct College Dublin: A Case Study, Marie O'Neill, Justin Smyth

Faculty Presentations

A small team at CCT College Dublin was given a very big goal. A new IR and faculty profiling tool from Digital Commons was provided to enable strategic developments pertaining to institutional scholarly activity. In the span of little more than a year – and in the midst of COVID - Team CCT has made quick strides in using their IR to underpin and showcase teaching and learning activities, student achievement, quality and enhancement projects, research activity (including student research), and sectoral engagement. Although in the relatively early stages of development, the IR is now successfully embedded across many institutional …


From The Editors, Natasha Menard, Kelsie Fournier 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

From The Editors, Natasha Menard, Kelsie Fournier

Student Journal of Occupational Therapy

This welcome letter from the editors of the Student Journal of Occupational Therapy introduces the inaugural issue of the journal and outlines its mission to engage student researchers at all levels of the research publication process and its commitment to ethical, open-access publication.


The Pacific Sentinel, November 2020, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2020 Portland State University

The Pacific Sentinel, November 2020, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

The Pacific Sentinel

Editor: Vivian Veidt

Articles in this issue include:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Drones and Robots Battling
  • COVID-19
  • PSU’s First Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Study
  • The Ziplock Diary
  • Constitutionally Speaking
  • God May Be Dead, but the Christian Left Isn’t
  • A True Professional
  • Black Is King


Mind The Gap: A Landscape Analysis Of Open Source Publishing Tools And Platforms, John Maxwell 2020 Simon Fraser University

Mind The Gap: A Landscape Analysis Of Open Source Publishing Tools And Platforms, John Maxwell

Charleston Library Conference

This presentation gave an overview and high level discussion of a landscape analysis study done in 2018–2019. The “Mind the Gap” study catalogued and provided analysis of available open-source publishing tools and platforms.


Should You Pay For The Chicken When You Can Get It For Free? No Longer Life On The Farm As We Know It, Sharon M. Mattern Büttiker, James King, Susie Winter, Crane Hassold 2020 Reprints Desk

Should You Pay For The Chicken When You Can Get It For Free? No Longer Life On The Farm As We Know It, Sharon M. Mattern Büttiker, James King, Susie Winter, Crane Hassold

Charleston Library Conference

The scholarly publishing ecosystem is being forced to adapt following changes in funding, scholarly review, and distribution. Taken alone, each changemaker could markedly influence the entire chain of research consumption. Combining these change forces together has the potential for a complete upheaval in the biome. During the 2019 Charleston Library conference, a panel of stakeholders representing researchers, funders, librarians, publishers, digital security experts, and content aggregators addressed such questions as what essential components constitute scholarly literature and who should shepherd them. The 70-minute open dialogue with audience participation invited a range of opinions and viewpoints on the care, feeding, and …


What Are Students Saying About Their Reference Needs?, Damon Zucca 2020 Oxford University Press

What Are Students Saying About Their Reference Needs?, Damon Zucca

Charleston Library Conference

Libraries and publishers rely on transactional data to support evidence-based decision making. However, by itself quantitative information does not provide a full picture. To anticipate the evolving needs of our audience we also need to hear from the individual users themselves. In this article, I will review the findings from several recent examples survey-based research into the question of how students use reference materials in and outside of their libraries. What are students actually saying about their needs and preferences when it comes to reference? While some uses cases for reference are moving out of the library into the open …


Open Access Publishing: Obstacles And Options, Eleta Exline 2020 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Open Access Publishing: Obstacles And Options, Eleta Exline

Events

Everyone benefits from increased access to the latest research. Making your scholarship Open Access should be easy! Instead, it can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're trying to decide on short notice. This presentation will help you sort out your options, find out how you can plan ahead, and put you on the pain free path to open.

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Connecting And Empowering Library Publishers: An International Knowledge Exchange, Jane Buggle, Marie O'Neill 2020 Dublin Business School

Connecting And Empowering Library Publishers: An International Knowledge Exchange, Jane Buggle, Marie O'Neill

Faculty Research

The IFLA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Library Publishing was formed to strengthen networks, to exchange knowledge and best practice, and to advocate for and drive further developments in the area. The IFLA SIG held its inaugural mid-term meeting at Dublin Business School at the end of February 2019 which included presentations from library publishing programmes and experts from around the world. Themes explored in the conference included standards, platforms, funding models and societal impact. Please see the conference review by Suzanne Stapleton, University of Florida Libraries, (https://librarypublishing.org/reflections-on-ifla-midterm-2019/). Jane Buggle, Dublin Business School, and Marie O Neill, CCT College Dublin, …


Open Access For Scholars, Eleta Exline 2020 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Open Access For Scholars, Eleta Exline

Events

Infographic about Open Access publishing.


Open Access Vs. Traditional Publishing, Eleta Exline 2020 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Open Access Vs. Traditional Publishing, Eleta Exline

Events

Infographic about Open Access publishing.


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