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Critical Data Studies Collective at Purdue Addresses Ethical, Political Aspects of Big Data

15 February 2019 - 9:35am
“Critical Data Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field that addresses the ethical, legal, sociocultural, epistemological, and political aspects of data science, big data, and digital infrastructure.” by Kendall Roark, Assistant Professor, Purdue Libraries There is a great deal of buzz about data-driven research and “Big Data” at Purdue and, in general, in the business and […]

Communicating the Stakes of Climate Change

8 February 2019 - 12:57pm
In late 2017, at a conference in Bonn, Germany, Jason Reed and a few of his Purdue University colleagues convinced government officials to play a game. If you are wondering why on Earth people from Purdue would do such a thing, Earth is exactly why they did. Here’s some context… The conference was the Bonn […]

Women in Data Science Set for March 4 at Purdue’s Discovery Park; Registration Open

8 February 2019 - 11:38am
The second annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Purdue University is set for Monday, March 4 in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park. Started at Stanford in 2015, the WiDS initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. The annual […]

Featured Database: Vault Career Guides

5 February 2019 - 2:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Vault Career Guides, brought to you by Inc. Link: is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access […]

Get Help with Your Research and Writing in Hicks

4 February 2019 - 4:20pm
Hone your research and writing skills with help from personnel in Purdue Libraries and the Purdue Writing Lab! Purdue University students can now set up one-on-one consultations—conveniently located in the Hicks Undergraduate Library—with members of Purdue Libraries faculty and/or Purdue Writing Lab personnel. Libraries faculty can work with you on a number of research and […]

“What If AI Tools Punish the Poor?”; Spring Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture Set for Feb. 13

30 January 2019 - 2:45pm
Courtesy of Purdue News Service In an increasingly automated world, what if artificial intelligence (AI) tools are harmful to poor people? They just might be. Virginia Eubanks, associate professor of political science at the University of Albany, SUNY, will address this question in her lecture “What IF AI tools Punish the Poor?” She argues that […]

Vet Medical, Aviation Tech Libraries to Close at 5 p.m. Jan. 30

30 January 2019 - 10:08am
Due to the wind chill emergency at Purdue University, the Veterinary Medical Library and the Aviation Technology Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Visit for Purdue Libraries’ hours.

Possible Power Outage in Stewart Center, HSSE Library Jan. 25

25 January 2019 - 11:15am
Due to some technical difficulties with an electrical project in Stewart Center, the building may experience a power outage Friday, Jan. 25. If this occurs, the outage will impact the Humanities, Social Science, and Humanities (HSSE) Library, and the library will be evacuated and closed until power is restored.

Explore “Text Analysis with R” in Purdue Libraries’ Digital Humanities Workshop Series This March

17 January 2019 - 2:08pm
In March, Purdue Libraries will offer a special Tinkering Humanist Workshop series focused on text analysis. Led by Purdue Libraries Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Matt Hannah and Library Assistant Trevor Burrows, the series will explore how to incorporate such methodologies as sentiment analysis and stylometrics into humanities research using the programming language R. The […]

“Annotating the Humanities” Workshop Set for Feb. 13

17 January 2019 - 1:48pm
Explore the power of annotation for your research and instruction in a new “Annotating the Humanities” workshop courtesy of the Purdue University Libraries’ Tinkering Humanist Digital Humanities (DH) Workshop Series. “Annotating the Humanities” is set from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Data Visualization Experience Lab of Purdue (D-VELoP) in the Wilmeth Active Learning […]

HSSE Library to Close Early Jan. 22-24 Due to Stewart Center Power Shutdown

16 January 2019 - 12:07pm
Due to a scheduled power shut down to install new equipment, Stewart Center, which houses the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library, will close at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22; Wednesday, Jan. 23; and Thursday, Jan. 24. All individuals in Stewart Center and the HSSE Library will be required to exit the building at […]

Featured Database: Thomson One

15 January 2019 - 9:30am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Thomson One brought to you by Thomson Reuters. Link: is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the […]

Purdue Archives New Exhibit Celebrates International Students’ Contributions to Purdue’s 150-Year History

14 January 2019 - 3:46pm
A new Purdue Archives and Special Collections exhibit that focuses on the experience of international students at Purdue University throughout the institution’s history is open! “Around the World in 150 Years: Purdue International Footprint” highlights a variety of cultures, countries, activities, and time periods represented in the holdings of Archives and Special Collections, with a […]

Finalists for Dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies to Make On-Campus Presentations

8 January 2019 - 1:26pm
Courtesy of Purdue Marketing and Media Four finalists for dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies will be on the West Lafayette campus for two-day interviews in late January and early February. David Reingold, chair of the search committee and the Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, says […]

Toy Design Triumph: Libraries Staff Assists with Last-Minute Changes to Students’ Product Prototype

13 December 2018 - 4:04pm
 We’ve all been there—in that situation where a last-minute change to a project or a plan can evoke panic-inducing visions of the entire thing going up in flames. For college students, end-of-semester papers and projects can be rife with this kind of hiccup, and many times, at such a critical juncture, the support and resources […]

A Slam Dunk for the “Engineering in the World of Data Learning Community”

30 November 2018 - 12:24pm
You know it’s going to be a good week when your university’s head basketball coach crashes your Monday morning class as a guest lecturer. That’s what happened recently to students Alex Ishac (Chandler, AZ) and Rebecca Hanna (Chicago, IL), who are two of the 53 individuals enrolled in the “Engineering in the World of Data […]

Hicks Library Study Breaks Start Dec. 3; Pet Therapy & Crafting Provide Final Exam Stress Relief

28 November 2018 - 6:04pm
Take a break from final exam stress with the Fall 2018 Hicks Undergraduate Library Study Break events. Pet therapy dogs or learn about the tradition of Purdue “Senior Cords” and decorate your own corduroy swatch to show your Purdue spirit! Cookie decorating and other crafting activities are also part of the Fall ’18 Hicks Study […]

Travel Back in Time with Purdue Archives’ New Online Building Database

28 November 2018 - 8:50am
Courtesy of Abbey Nickel, Purdue Marketing and Media Imagine being able to open a time capsule with just a click of a button. The newly launched Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database allows users to take a closer look at the metamorphosis of Purdue’s buildings over the years that goes beyond just maps and […]

Librarians and Learning Innovation in Purdue’s IMPACT Program

14 November 2018 - 11:18am
Libraries faculty members Clarence Maybee and Michael Flierl are collaborating with their Purdue colleagues in the University’s innovative and touted IMPACT program. Transforming OSHA material to make it engaging for Purdue students studying construction management is a daunting task. But, according to Purdue Libraries Associate Professor Clarence Maybee and Assistant Professor Michael Flierl, through IMPACT—Purdue […]

Libraries to Host “The American Soldier Transcribe-a-Thon” in Honor of Veterans Day

7 November 2018 - 1:01pm
Join Purdue Libraries for “The American Soldier Transcribe-a-Thon,” a Digital Humanities event in commemoration of Veterans Day. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library (Stewart Center, room 142), individuals are encouraged to come and transcribe original and uncensored commentaries written by soldiers who served during World […]