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JPUR Abstract Proposal Deadline is Nov. 15

Purdue Press News - 13 November 2013 - 2:12pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Each year students from all disciplines submit abstract proposals in hopes of being accepted to be published as either an article or snapshot in the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).  JPUR showcases the best undergraduate research at Purdue and highlights the student as the author.  The first deadline for proposals […]

Purdue University Libraries Extends Hours to Help Students Prepare for Finals

News & Announcements - 12 November 2013 - 3:41pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries will extend hours at three facilities to help students prepare for final exams.  During extended hours, Libraries staff will be onsite in these three libraries to assist students and refreshments will be provided. Starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, the John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library will […]

Purdue University Libraries Partners with Native American Educational and Cultural Center to Honor Native American Culture

News & Announcements - 12 November 2013 - 2:34pm
November is Native American Heritage month and the Purdue University Libraries worked with Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, Director of the Native American Educational and Cultural Center, to create display cases in the following Purdue Libraries to recognize and honor the Native American culture. Engineering Library Display focuses on Native engineers, including Mary Golda Ross and John Herrington, […]

Purdue Team of Scientists, Librarians are the Driving Force behind new Agricultural Data-Sharing Techniques (From Oct. 25, 2013 Library Journal)

News & Announcements - 8 November 2013 - 4:36pm
(Published Oct. 25 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) Agricultural research can take seasons to come to fruition, meaning the data researchers gather is voluminous, tracking things like weather patterns and crop yields over years. A failure to establish data standards and sharing practices means that most of these raw figures never make it out of […]

Purdue Team of Scientists, Librarians are the Driving Force behind new Agricultural Data-Sharing Techniques (From Oct. 25, 2013 Library Journal)

Open Access - 8 November 2013 - 4:36pm
(Published Oct. 25 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) Agricultural research can take seasons to come to fruition, meaning the data researchers gather is voluminous, tracking things like weather patterns and crop yields over years. A failure to establish data standards and sharing practices means that most of these raw figures never make it out of […]

College of Agriculture, Purdue University Libraries Seek Graduate Students for Semester-Long Data Literacy Pilot Program

News & Announcements - 7 November 2013 - 9:42am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The College of Agriculture, with support from Purdue University Libraries, is seeking to recruit graduate students in the College of Agriculture for a semester-long pilot data literacy program to be offered in spring of 2014 with some limited follow-up in the fall. The course will teach graduate students the knowledge and […]

Despite Differences, University Libraries and Presses Partner More Often (From Nov. 5, 2013 edition, Library Journal)

Purdue Press News - 5 November 2013 - 3:21pm
(Published November 5, 2013 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) When Purdue University Press was brought under the wing of the university’s library in 2009, it was a marriage of necessity, brought on by the flagging financial fortunes of the press. Since being absorbed into the library in 2009, the press has moved from reporting to […]

Victoria Stodden Lecture (Oct. 25) on Open Research Data and Code now Available for Online Viewing

Open Access - 30 October 2013 - 9:48am
The Universal streaming archive of the October 25, 2013 “Scientific Reproducibility: Opportunities and Challenges for Open Research Data and Code” presentation by Victoria Stodden is available for online viewing at the following URL: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/1020782/uiconf_id/20418672/entry_id/1_bns3or07/embed/legacy?&flashvars[streamerType]=auto Abstract:  It is now widely recognized that the traditional published article is insufficient to permit verification of computational results. The emergence […]

Purdue e-Pubs celebrates 5-millionth download, success of highly utilized collections and their impact on research

Open Access - 22 October 2013 - 8:25am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue e-Pubs, one of the three institutional repositories as part of Purdue University Libraries, has reached another significant milestone, hitting 5 million downloads this past month.  A key collection piece downloaded as part of this milestone is the Birck and NCN publication series, one of the most popular and highly utilized […]

Purdue University Libraries Launches New, Open Access Resource Website

Open Access - 17 October 2013 - 10:47am
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — In association with Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013, Purdue University Libraries has launched a new, Open Access website with key resources, timely information and University expertise on the issues and topics related to Open Access.  The website is located at: lib.purdue.edu/openaccess Open Access (OA) describes the online, […]

Open Access Now Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Open Access - 11 October 2013 - 2:56pm
October 5, 2013 marks the 1 year anniversary of the launching of Open Access Now.  Open Access Now is a team-managed, one stop source for news, policy and current writing about open access and scholarly communication. The purpose of this publication is to centralize and aggregate the variety of information that is published, online or […]

DOAJ and OASPA Respond to Science Article

Open Access - 11 October 2013 - 2:52pm
Read the recent responses from  the Directory of Open Access Journals and the  Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association  to the recent “sting” that was reported in Science in an article entitled, “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review.”

Digital Commons Community Well-Positioned to Participate in SHARE

Open Access - 9 October 2013 - 1:26pm
In the recent edition of the Digital Commons DC Telegraph, Bepress discusses how well the Digital Commons community is positioned to participate in the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). Proposed by the  Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the SHARE model puts institutional […]

University Provosts and Presidents Show Support of Proposed Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill

Open Access - 9 October 2013 - 1:08pm
Announced on September 16, 2013 the “Open Letter to the Higher Education Community” in support of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill. This important bipartisan bill introduced into both the House and the Senate in February,  now has a growing list of higher education leaders who have signed an open letter underscoring […]

Changes to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Open Access - 9 October 2013 - 12:54pm
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has recently released a summary of the  feedback it has received on the revised DOAJ selection criteria.

Recent American Libraries Magazine Article of Interest on Libraries as Publishers

Open Access - 9 October 2013 - 12:26pm
In a recent American Libraries magazine article, Meredith Farkas, head of instructional services at Portland (Oreg.) State University, discusses the changing publishing landscape and libraries as publishers.

6 Things You May Not Know About Open Data

Open Access - 9 October 2013 - 12:13pm
In a recent article Palo Alto, California CIO Jonathan Reichental addresses  six things you may not know about Open Data.

Purdue Libraries Celebrates Open Access Week Oct. 21 to 27 with Open Education and Research Events, Journal Editors’ Group Tea

Open Access - 7 October 2013 - 10:02am
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013 – with three key events including an Open Education Event presented by David Ernst, University of Minnesota; Journal Editors’ Group Tea; and Open Research Event presented by Victoria Stodden, Columbia University. Awards will also be presented to […]

5th Information Literacy Research Symposium

Projects & Activities - 23 September 2013 - 12:11pm

The Purdue University Libraries, Discovery Learning Research Center, and Center for Instructional Excellence present

 

The 5th Information Literacy Research Symposium

 

“Toward Informed Learning in Professional Practice”

 

By Dr. Mary Somerville

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Purdue University West Lafayette Campus

 

During the morning presentation, eminent library leader and researcher Dr. Mary Somerville will discuss her research on informed learning.  She will explain how it builds on her experiences as a practitioner/researcher/leader.  She will reflect on her colleagues’ engagement with informed learning and the implications of informed learning for academic curriculum design.  She will invite questions and comments from the audience members as educators, including a discussion of opportunities to take the ideas presented forward.

 

The afternoon will consist of a workshop to design an instructional activity or a cross-disciplinary project based on informed learning theory and principles.

 

PROGRAM:

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.                          Registration

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                             Presentation

12 p.m. -1 p.m.                                Lunch

1 pm. – 3  p.m.                                  Workshop

 

Registration fees:

$60        General Registration

$25        Purdue University Faculty and Staff (waived for Purdue Libraries Faculty)

For more information and to register, go to www.conf.purdue.edu/LITERACY

 

2012 Indiana Mobility Report Available for Download through Purdue e-Pubs

Purdue Press News - 30 August 2013 - 10:49am
The 2012 Indiana Mobility Report has been released and is available to download through Purdue e-Pubs.  The report is a joint effort by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) traffic engineers and Purdue University Researchers. The study from shows congestion on Indiana’s interstate system has dropped between six and 18 percent since 2011. Check out the […]

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