(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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has recently released a summary of the feedback it has received on the revised DOAJ selection criteria.
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.
In a recent article Palo Alto, California CIO Jonathan Reichental addresses six things you may not know about Open Data.
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 […]
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.
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
$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
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 […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program will hold its annual research symposium July 31. This summer 145 students from engineering, agriculture and science disciplines are participating in SURF. During the symposium, they will present their summer research to professors, graduate students, general public and other program participants. The symposium [...]
West Lafayette, Ind. – The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) are collaborating with Purdue University Press to make essential health information freely available online. Every day researchers gain new insights into the dynamic relationship between people and animals, discovering, for example, how dog ownership improves heart health or [...]
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) are collaborating with Purdue University Press to make essential health information freely available online. Every day researchers gain new insights into the dynamic relationship between people and animals, discovering, for example, how dog ownership improves heart health or how interaction with guinea [...]
Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, intellectually curious, and reliable Digital Repository Specialist to support the creation of unique digital collections in Purdue University Libraries. Responsibilities of the Digital Repository Specialist will be split between the development of Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Central, (a grant-funded online resource focused on the health benefits of [...]
BobVetere, president of the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI), is pleased to announce that over the past year, its online hub, HABRI Central, has collected extensive research and evidence available online for peer review in seven key areas including allergy and asthma immunity among children, Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, depression and post-traumatic [...]