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Justin Race Named Director of Purdue University Press

Purdue Press News - 17 October 2018 - 4:35pm
Justin Race has been named the director of the Purdue University Press, according to Interim Dean of Purdue University Libraries and Dean of the Purdue Honors College Rhonda Phillips. Race, who will begin his new role Monday, Nov. 12, is currently the director of the University of Nevada Press. During his tenure there, he doubled […]

Libraries to Offer Sessions on Open Access Publishing During Open Access Week Oct. 22-28

Open Access - 11 October 2018 - 5:09pm
Purdue University Libraries will kick off International Open Access Week (October 22-28) with a presentation, “Transparency and Openness in Publishing,” at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in Armstrong, room 315. Led by Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins and Data Repository Outreach Specialist Sandi Caldrone, the session will cover current issues in scholarly publishing, the benefits […]

Libraries Faculty Part of Interdisciplinary Team to Receive NHPRC Grant for Archivist Training, Leadership

Archives and Special Collections - 28 September 2018 - 12:56pm
Purdue University Libraries Professor Sammie Morris and Assistant Professor Nastasha Johnson are part of a Purdue University interdisciplinary team that received a grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC) “to provide training for archivists across the country by developing and facilitating the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) for the next generation of archivist […]

Q&A with Author George Leopold, Biographer of Gus Grissom

Purdue Press News - 14 September 2018 - 7:50am
A revised and expanded paperback edition of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Time of Gus Grissom by George Leopold will be released on September 15th. In preparation for the release, the press interviewed Leopold to find out more behind his inspiration in writing the book, some thoughts on the book’s subject, and more.   Q: What […]

Purdue University Press Announces 2018-19 Fall/Winter Books

Purdue Press News - 12 September 2018 - 8:20am
Purdue University Press announces 12 new books for the Fall/Winter 2018-19 season. These new books, slated for publication from September 2018 through February 2019, feature works in the subject areas of flight and space, library and information sciences, business and leadership, veterinary studies, global languages and literature, literary criticism, Jewish studies, and European history. Part […]

Libraries’ Psychoactive Substances Research Collection Reflects Resurgence of Psychedelic Studies in Healing-Related Research

Archives and Special Collections - 7 September 2018 - 11:19am
Purdue University Libraries’ unique archive on psychoactive substances research has been named and is now known as the Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Research Collection. Recently, with Gordon’s support, Purdue Libraries established an endowed archivist position in the Purdue Archives and Special Collections (a division of the Libraries) to lead and grow collections relating to the […]

Reading Around the Office for #ReadABookDay

Purdue Press News - 6 September 2018 - 12:09pm
In celebration of #ReadABookDay, Purdue University Press asked around the office to see what our team have been reading. We hope you enjoy their responses, and that you’re inspired to let us know what what you’re reading, let us know on Twitter and Facebook! Liza Hagerman, Assistant Production Editor I’m currently reading A Little Life […]

Predatory Publishing and Purdue Faculty: What You Need to Know

Open Access - 31 August 2018 - 9:39am
The scholarly publishing landscape has changed more in the last 20 years than the last 300 years. Every year, we see the rise of new technologies and innovations in scholarly publishing, and in many ways, the rapid change has made it difficult for the remainder of the scholarly community to keep pace. Unfortunately, not all […]

Predatory Publishing and Purdue Faculty: What You Need to Know

Purdue Press News - 31 August 2018 - 9:39am
The scholarly publishing landscape has changed more in the last 20 years than the last 300 years. Every year, we see the rise of new technologies and innovations in scholarly publishing, and in many ways, the rapid change has made it difficult for the remainder of the scholarly community to keep pace. Unfortunately, not all […]

“Building Purdue: 150 Years of the West Lafayette Campus” Exhibit to Open Aug. 27 in Purdue Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections - 22 August 2018 - 2:03pm
Purdue University Archives and Special Collections (ASC) latest exhibit highlights the physical growth and evolution of Purdue’s West Lafayette campus since the University was founded in 1869. “Building Purdue: 150 Years of the West Lafayette Campus” will be on display from Monday, Aug. 27–Friday, Dec. 14 in the ASC (located on the fourth floor of […]

A Tribute to Chana Bloch: Poet, Teacher, and Mother

Purdue Press News - 8 August 2018 - 10:03am
This blog post is written by Jonathan Bloch, son of Chana Bloch. The 36.2 (Summer 2018) issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies is a tribute issue for writer, poet, teacher, and mother: Chana Bloch (1940-2017). In the words of the special issue editors, Rachel Tzvia Back and Dara Barnat, “We gather together […]

Purdue Open Access Education Journal, IJPBL, Engages New Co-Editor

Purdue Press News - 29 June 2018 - 10:06am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce that the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL) has engaged a new co-editor, Xun Ge, to serve the publication alongside journal co-editor Krista Glazewski, associate professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University. IJPBL publishes relevant, interesting, and challenging articles of research, analysis, or promising practice related to […]

Informed Learning Design Project

Projects & Activities - 14 June 2018 - 12:15pm

Dr. Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl and Rachel Fundator have begun a new project this summer in which they are working with Purdue instructors to develop informed learning assignments. These assignments allow undergraduates to intentionally learn to use information sources at the same time as they are learning about course content, e.g., disciplinary concepts, theories, practices, etc.

The group is hosting two 1-day workshops this summer to work with instructors to create or revise assignments using the informed learning design. Grounded in the informed learning pedagogic model,1 informed learning design was developed by Dr. Maybee to guide the creation of assignments in which students intentionally learn to use information sources at the same time as they are learning course content. For example, students in a statistical literacy course who are learning about statistical concepts, may do so by applying those concepts to make sense of statistics reported in the popular press, or students studying local history may be asked to make a short documentary-style video in which they must learn to use archival materials to support their argument.

Participants and designers at the first Informed Learning Design workshop – June 11, 2018

The newly created or redesigned informed learning assignments will be implemented in courses during the 2018-19 academic year. After the assignments are completed, Maybee, Flierl, and Fundator will interview students about their experiences with this new type of assignment.

Project Participants

Tracy Grimm, University Archives and Special Collections

Jennifer Hall, Communications

Alex Isaacs, College of Pharmacy

Julius Keller, School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Monica Miller, College of Pharmacy

Cara Putnum, Krannert School of Management


New Series Editor for Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks

Purdue Press News - 14 May 2018 - 9:01am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Clarence Maybee as series editor for Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks. The series, founded by Dr. Sharon Weiner, promotes evidence-based practice in teaching information literacy competencies through the lens of the different academic disciplines. The content of each volume includes the perspectives of disciplinary experts […]

Human-Animal Bond Series Editor Q&A for National Pet Week

Purdue Press News - 10 May 2018 - 11:07am
In order to celebrate National Pet Week we reached out to the editors of our book series, New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond, to ask them a few short questions about the series and their own pets. Both series editors are at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University. Alan Beck, ScD is director of […]

Therapy Dogs in Education: The True Story of How an Eleven-Year-Old Girl Learned to Love Reading with the Help of Moose

Purdue Press News - 30 April 2018 - 2:34pm
  You can find him at the Alamosa, Colorado library during story time; people always feel comfortable around him; he loves helping children become better readers…can you guess who he is? Moose, the reading therapy dog! Moose is a registered therapy dog who has been providing animal assisted interventions in his community since 2011. One […]

Purdue Archives’ New Exhibit Tells Story of “The Sixties: A Decade of Triumph, Struggle, and Change at Purdue”

Archives and Special Collections - 27 April 2018 - 11:10am
A new exhibit, “The Sixties: A Decade of Triumph, Struggle, and Change” from Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, a division of Purdue Libraries, features a rich variety of artifacts, photographs, and documents, all from the Archives’ collections. According to Archivist for University History Adriana Harmeyer, the artifacts and displays spotlight the student experience at […]

From the Archives: At the Beginning

Archives and Special Collections - 22 April 2018 - 3:30pm
For our final From the Archives photo this semester, we look way, way back to the oldest photo of campus.  Where is this?  Can you identify any of the buildings?  When would this have been taken? Share your ideas in the comments and check back on Friday to learn the details about this photo.

Johns Hopkins Libraries Dean to Present “Research Infrastructure for Open Scholarship” April 26 in Stewart Center

Open Access - 6 April 2018 - 10:02am
Learn about how faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries are building research infrastructure to support open scholarship for a range of disciplines—spanning the sciences to the humanities—at the Purdue University Libraries’ upcoming guest talk by Sayeed Choudhury. The Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and […]