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Indispensable: A Library’S One Stone Strategy To Improve Graduate Student Research Skills, Meet Faculty Research Demands And Contribute To Graduate Student Retention, Michelle Lang 2018 Pace University - New York

Indispensable: A Library’S One Stone Strategy To Improve Graduate Student Research Skills, Meet Faculty Research Demands And Contribute To Graduate Student Retention, Michelle Lang

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

At Pace University and other master and doctoral universities and colleges, Graduate Students are not usually among the systematically targeted. In the fall of 2016, I undertook to specifically target Graduate Assistants (GA’s) working for faculty in research assistantships. Securing an academic assistantship is a coveted and competitive endeavor, but if the GA does not have the required research skills they can be out after only one semester. While being aware of university retention goals and the gap between GA research skills and faculty research demands, I started a pilot project of creating GA research workshops based on the ...


Not Just Degree-Seekers: Graduate Students As Scholarly Contributors, Roxanne Shirazi, Jill Cirasella 2018 CUNY Graduate Center

Not Just Degree-Seekers: Graduate Students As Scholarly Contributors, Roxanne Shirazi, Jill Cirasella

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Most graduate students are required to produce theses and dissertations that make an original contribution to the field of study. This requirement informs how students and faculty approach graduate research, but colleges and universities often treat the culminating works merely as student records, not scholarly contributions encompassing original research. Librarians, however, are uniquely situated to treat graduate students as emerging participants in the scholarly communication ecosystem and to help them prepare their culminating works for an outside audience. Librarians have the expertise to advise students during the submission process with questions regarding copyright, licensing, fair use, and author’s rights ...


The Research Savvy Librarians: Boot Camp For Teaching Literature Reviews To Graduate Students, Kyung Kim, Abby Scheel, Kelly Grove 2018 Florida State University

The Research Savvy Librarians: Boot Camp For Teaching Literature Reviews To Graduate Students, Kyung Kim, Abby Scheel, Kelly Grove

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Writing literature reviews is among the most common assignments for graduate work, and a requirement for all theses and dissertations. Students find this often a complex and even overwhelming process as the graduate students need to identify and get eligible literature on the topic, read and evaluate literature, and take notes about trends, patterns, and the latest development of the scholarship on the topic. Writing literature reviews involves a number of skill sets from the students, but practical guidance on each step in the process is often not provided by professors. Librarians have helped the students to search databases and ...


Providing Information And Public Outreach Across Three U.S. State Archaeology Offices During The Age Of Open Access, Samuel Thomas Ayers 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Providing Information And Public Outreach Across Three U.S. State Archaeology Offices During The Age Of Open Access, Samuel Thomas Ayers

LSU Master's Theses

Archaeology in the United States has been transformed into a mainstream, practical science over the past fifty years by Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and the federal regulations imposed by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966. However, this form of archaeology has been plagued with criticisms since the NHPA’s enactment including issues of access and use of data maintained by state site files. State archaeology is publicly funded yet state and federal legislation often exempts CRM data from freedom of information laws. To mitigate this contradiction and stem the growing body of “gray literature”, new open-access (OA) technologies ...


The Data Engagement Opportunities Scaffold: Development And Implementation, Abigail Goben, Megan R. Sapp Nelson 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago

The Data Engagement Opportunities Scaffold: Development And Implementation, Abigail Goben, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Journal of eScience Librarianship

While interest in research data management (RDM) services have grown, clarifying the path between traditional library responsibilities and RDM remains a challenge. While the literature has provided ideas about services and student-/researcher-focused data information literacy (DIL) competencies, nothing has yet brought these skill sets together to provide a pathway for librarians engaging in RDM. The Data Engagement Opportunities scaffold was developed to provide a strategic trajectory relating information science skills, the DIL competencies, the stages of the data life cycle, three levels of RDM engagement activities, and potential measurable outcomes. This scaffold provides direction for librarians looking to identify ...


Developing A Bioinformatics Program And Supporting Infrastructure In A Biomedical Library, Nathan Hosburgh 2018 National Institutes of Health

Developing A Bioinformatics Program And Supporting Infrastructure In A Biomedical Library, Nathan Hosburgh

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Background: Over the last couple decades, the field of bioinformatics has helped spur medical discoveries that offer a better understanding of the genetic basis of disease, which in turn improve public health and save lives. Concomitantly, support requirements for molecular biology researchers have grown in scope and complexity, incorporating specialized resources, technologies, and techniques.

Case Presentation: To address this specific need among National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural researchers, the NIH Library hired an expert bioinformatics trainer and consultant with a PhD in biochemistry to implement a bioinformatics support program. This study traces the program from its inception in 2009 ...


Lesley University Library Newsletter, Vol. 2(2), Office of the Dean of the Library, Hedi BenAicha, Jonah Lee Santiago, Micki Harrington, Zack Wray, Rachel Fernandez, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman, Abby Mancini, Marie Wasnock, Sam Quiñon, Jamie Glass, Alexis Dhembe, Robyn Ferrero, Tyahra Angus 2018 Lesley University

Lesley University Library Newsletter, Vol. 2(2), Office Of The Dean Of The Library, Hedi Benaicha, Jonah Lee Santiago, Micki Harrington, Zack Wray, Rachel Fernandez, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman, Abby Mancini, Marie Wasnock, Sam Quiñon, Jamie Glass, Alexis Dhembe, Robyn Ferrero, Tyahra Angus

Library Newsletter

The Spring 2018 Lesley University Library Newsletter is an overview of developments that have taken place in the library since the Fall 2017 semester. It reports on success stories, gives insight into personal accounts of library resources, and new developments to enhance the quality of services.

The newsletter begins with an overview by Dean Hedi BenAicha and is followed with contributions from many of the staff members of the library. This includes Sam Quiñon's article, "Attention Faculty: what Lesley Librarians Actually Do," which indicates how the library field has changed and how important it is for librarians to engage ...


High Quality Courses: Copyright Overview, Sarah A. Norris 2018 University of Central Florida

High Quality Courses: Copyright Overview, Sarah A. Norris

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Presentation given to Instructional Designers in the Center for Distributed Learning at UCF on March 12, 2018 by Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian.

The presentation highlights copyright information and resources for UCF Faculty and Instructional Designers related to online teaching and learning.


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs 2018 Islamic Azad University, North Tehran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


Dois, Kristin Hoffmann 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Dois, Kristin Hoffmann


DOIs: what they are and why to use them


Creating Accessible Documents, Emily Carlisle 2018 Western University

Creating Accessible Documents, Emily Carlisle


How to make your PDFs accessible


Creative Commons Licenses, Lillian S. Rigling 2018 Western University

Creative Commons Licenses, Lillian S. Rigling


Everything you wanted to know about Creative Commons Licenses (but were too afraid to ask)!


Keynote, Kevin Stranack 2018 Public Knowledge Project

Keynote, Kevin Stranack


Kevin Stranack is the Head of Digital Publishing at the Simon Fraser University Library and the Associate Director for Community Engagement & Learning at the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where he leads the PKP School for open access publishers and is responsible for the Project's continuing education, community development, user experience, and communications. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the iSchool at UBC and the Publishing program at SFU. Kevin holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Adult Education from the ...


Library Herald-2008-2017: A Bibliometric Study, Manoj Kumar Verma Dr., Ravi Shukla Mr 2018 Mizoram University

Library Herald-2008-2017: A Bibliometric Study, Manoj Kumar Verma Dr., Ravi Shukla Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of the Journal of Library Herald for the period of 10 years (2008-2017). The total number of published articles during the period of study was 222 articles in a particular journal. The aim of this paper was to analysis the authorship pattern, geographical distribution, prolific author, reference distributions, and authorship pattern of reference. And found out that 97 (43.68%) articles were contributed by single authors, followed by two authors 87 (39.18%). Dr K P Singh was a most productive author with a maximum number of articles contributed 11, constituting (31.43%), followed ...


Researchgate, Authors' Rights, And You, Sue Kunda, Andrea Wirth 2018 Western Oregon University

Researchgate, Authors' Rights, And You, Sue Kunda, Andrea Wirth

Faculty Posters and Presentations (Hamersly Library)

This presentation was delivered on March 7 and 8, 2018 at Hamersly Library (Monmouth, OR).


Open Education Week @ Gettysburg College, Elizabeth Bein 2018 Gettysburg College

Open Education Week @ Gettysburg College, Elizabeth Bein

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Textbook costs have skyrocketed, leaving many students unable to afford the latest edition. Open Educational Resources (OER) are available at no cost, so all students can have the materials they need. In addition, OER allow faculty to transform traditional assignments into student-driven digital projects. This poster aims to apprise students of the benefits of Open Education and Open Educational Resources. One section of the poster highlights some of the ways OER are being used at Gettysburg College.


Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng

Sai Deng

The growing amount of digital resources on the web and in libraries have been rapidly changing the ways data is organized, shared and discovered, and the Metadata Librarians’ roles and practices have been constantly reshaped under this larger environment. In light of related literature and the author’s experiences in web archiving and working with several digital repositories including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Digital Commons, DSpace and Omeka, this presentation will discuss the ongoing changes in metadata practices in various areas, such as identity management, authority control, repository design and capability, metadata, its presentation and discovery, and linked data. It will also ...


Repository Additions, February 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, February 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For February 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For February 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Flexible Marketing And Outreach: An Institutional Repository Case Study, Gesina A. Phillips, Christie Kliewer 2018 Duquesne University

Flexible Marketing And Outreach: An Institutional Repository Case Study, Gesina A. Phillips, Christie Kliewer

Library Faculty Scholarship

Librarians at Duquesne University did a soft rollout of their institutional repository in 2016, with a full rollout planned for 2017. Elsevier's acquisition of Digital Commons prompted a reevaluation of the marketing plan. The Outreach & Communications Librarian, Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Systems Librarian approached this problem collaboratively to craft (and rebrand) a marketing message.


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