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Featured Database: Mintel

10 hours 38 min ago
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 Mintel, brought to you by Mintel Group Ltd. Focus Mintel includes market research reports for Europe, the UK, and the US that cover a variety of sectors including consumer […]

Library Accounts and Electronic Resources will be unavailable on December 27

11 December 2020 - 8:48am
There is a planned ITAP outage upgrade on December 27th which will also affect access to Libraries accounts and eResources. Any Library systems that require authentication will be unavailable during this time, some examples include: • My Library Account • Illiad (ILL) • Book Requesting • Off-campus access to electronic materials Library search will continue […]

Digital Humanities at the Crossroads of America

1 December 2020 - 8:29am
By: Matthew N. Hannah Over the past year or so, I’ve been engaged in a series of conversations facilitated by Indiana Humanities in Indianapolis, which brought together various digital humanities (DH) efforts around the state to discuss future possibilities for collaboration. As a result of those conversations, and under the leadership of James Connolly (Ball […]

From Momentum: Libraries Reaffirms Commitment to Resource Access

25 November 2020 - 10:24am
This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on […]

Elsevier Negotiations Update: Now Seeking Campus Feedback

24 November 2020 - 5:00am
  In October 2020, we announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses had entered into contract negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher, Elsevier. Today, we write to you with an update on these negotiations and next steps.  Our negotiation team met with Elsevier again this fall. After multiple rounds of proposal reviews that failed […]

SPRING ’21 Course Spotlight on ILS 59500: Information and Communication Strategies for the Technical Workplace

2 November 2020 - 10:07am
ILS 59500:  Information and Communication Strategies for the Technical Workplace Meeting Times: DIS Instructors: Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky, Michael Fosmire This course emphasizes the importance and role of strong information and communication skills (written, oral, graphical, and interpersonal) in a successful engineering or technology career. Search, evaluate, access, use, and synthesize technical information in order […]

SPRING ’21 Course Spotlight on ILS 49500: Information Skills for Health Sciences Professionals

1 November 2020 - 9:57am
ILS 49500: Information Skills for Health Sciences Professionals Meeting Times: TR 9:30am-10:20am (Online) 1st 8 weeks Instructor: Jane Yatcilla So you want to go to medical school or veterinary school, or become a chiropractor, dentist, public health specialist, osteopath, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician’s assistant, or get a PhD and do clinical research. Take this […]

SPRING ’21 Course Spotlight on ILS 69500:  Introduction to Computational Text Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences

30 October 2020 - 10:55am
ILS 695:  Introduction to Computational Text Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences Meeting Times: TR 3:00-4:15 (Online) Instructor: Trevor Burrows Computational analysis of textual data has become increasingly important in the world of digital humanities, digital history, data science, and computational social science. This course provides an introduction to the methods, debates, controversies, and […]

Spring ’21 Course Spotlight on ILS 29500: Truth, Lies, and Trust: Credibility, Authority, and Quality in a Digital Age

29 October 2020 - 11:04am
ILS 29500: Truth, Lies, and Trust: Credibility, Authority, and Quality in a Digital Age Meeting Times: Thurs 2:30-3:20pm Instructor:  John Fritch This course examines concepts of trust and authority and uses them to promote critical thinking and assessments regarding credibility.  Authoritative information sources, evaluative criteria, and technical tools will be enumerated and discussed as students […]

SPRING ’21 Course Spotlight on ILS 39500: Digital Cultural Studies

28 October 2020 - 4:41am
ILS 39500:  Digital Cultural Studies Meeting Times:  DIS Instructor:  Matt Hannah We live in a technologically complex time, a time in which our access to and experience with technology has dramatic effects on our lifeworld. Digital cultural studies is an interdisciplinary and creative approach to understanding, theorizing, building, and critiquing the human experience of technology. […]

Making More Data Findable

22 October 2020 - 11:00am
By: Sandi Caldrone, Data Repository Outreach Specialist The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) has published over 1,100 open access datasets from Purdue researchers – no small feat – but we want to do more. How can we make more of Purdue’s cutting-edge research data FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable? We’re starting at the […]

Diversity and Making Podcast and Video Series: New Episode and Upcoming Maker Event

21 October 2020 - 10:52am
Announcing the second episode in the Diversity and Making Podcast and Video Series, a collaboration between Libraries and School of Information Studies and the Purdue University Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center: In this episode, we talk with Kristina Mok from Makers Making Change. The motto of the organization is ‘empowering people with […]

The Importance of Open Access Scholarship in Structural Equity and Inclusion

20 October 2020 - 5:00am
By: Mark Puente, Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Inclusion and Diversity The theme for the 2020 Open Access Week is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” The theme is timely in light of the structural inequities that have come to light in recent months with the global pandemic as well […]

Professor Nicholas K. Rauh Awarded Leadership in Open Access Award

19 October 2020 - 7:00am
Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is proud to announce the 2020 winner of the Leadership in Open Access Award, Professor Nicholas K. Rauh. Since 2010, the Leadership in Open Access Award has been awarded annually to a member of the Purdue community who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to broadening the reach of scholarship […]

Open Access @ Purdue: What It Is and Why It Matters

19 October 2020 - 5:00am
By: Nina Collins, Scholarly Publishing Specialist As we begin our celebration of Open Access Week 2020, it is important to define what Open Access means and why it matters at Purdue University. Open Access, in the broadest sense, is free and immediate access to scholarly literature, coupled with re-use permissions. Open Access does not require […]

Purdue University Libraries in Negotiations with Elsevier

15 October 2020 - 6:24am
    Each year, Libraries negotiates with publishers and vendors to provide access to the databases and journals that advance Purdue University’s world-changing research and transformative instruction.  For many years, Purdue has licensed access to most journals published by Elsevier for the West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and Northwest campuses. Usage for many of these subscriptions […]

University Library Committee to Focus on Sustainable Scholarship

6 October 2020 - 1:52pm
This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s September 2020 newsletter. The University Library Committee (ULC) held its first meeting of AY 20-21 on August 31, 2020. Composed of campus and faculty leaders, the ULC is responsible for review and consultation on the performance of library services and allocation of resources. The ULC communicates major issues […]

Featured Database: BCC Market Research

6 October 2020 - 7:00am
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 BCC Market Research, brought to you by Academy Association, Inc. Focus BCC Market Research contains market research reports, industry reviews, newsletters and conferences for competitive business intelligence. Access The […]

HSSE Featured Database – Dissertations and Theses Database

24 September 2020 - 5:30am
Humanities, Social Science and Education 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 Dissertations and Theses database, brought to you by ProQuest LLC. Link: https://guides.lib.purdue.edu/db/db78 Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password. Focus: This database […]

Featured Database: International Financial Statistics

15 September 2020 - 10:00am
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 International Financial Statistics, brought to you by the International Monetary Fund. Focus Provides data gathered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on exchange rates, money and banking, interest rates, […]

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