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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.



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 […]

‘SURF’ is First Undergraduate Research Program to Deposit Research Documents to Purdue e-Pubs

Purdue Press News - 30 July 2013 - 2:25pm
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 [...]

‘Pets and People’ book series highlights impact of animal companionship on human health

Purdue Press News - 19 July 2013 - 4:25pm
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 [...]

Purdue University Press ‘Pets and People’ book series highlights impact of animal companionship on human health

Purdue Press News - 19 July 2013 - 4:21pm
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 Digital Repository Specialist

Purdue Press News - 29 May 2013 - 3:08pm
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 [...]

HABRI Central Focuses on Seven Key Areas of Human Animal Bond Research

Purdue Press News - 11 March 2013 - 1:24pm
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 [...]

John G. Dove Joins Purdue Publishing Management Advisory Board

Purdue Press News - 11 March 2013 - 1:17pm
Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services is excited to welcome John G. Dove, President of Credo Reference, to the Management Advisory Board. The Board consists of fourteen members and provides strategic guidance. The Chair of the Editorial Board and the Director of the Press are ex officio members, and the Management Board is chaired, [...]

New Website / Catalog for Libraries Publishing Division

Purdue Press News - 11 March 2013 - 10:07am
In April 2012, Purdue University Press and Purdue Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Division moved under a new umbrella, that of the Publishing Division of Purdue Libraries. The organizational change leverages the combined efforts of staff working at the Press and on the Purdue e-Pubs repository so that they can better serve the scholarly communication needs of [...]

Purdue Libraries Exhibit Honors Pioneering Women in Engineering

Archives and Special Collections - 1 March 2013 - 4:52pm
Alumna and Former Purdue University Trustee Susan Bulkeley Butler Honored at Event with ‘Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Archives Award’ WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Division of Archives and Special Collections will celebrate Purdue women who helped pave the way for future generations of female engineers with an archival exhibit. “Women at Work: Celebrating the [...]

February 15 deadline approaches for undergraduate researchers

Purdue Press News - 1 February 2013 - 8:45am
Students doing undergraduate research are reminded that February 15, 2013 is the last deadline for proposals to be submitted to JPUR, the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research. Proposals consist of an abstract of around 250 words which can be uploaded online through www.jpur.org. After review by the faculty board, select student authors will be invited [...]

Public Signing of Spacewalker at Purdue Announced for Feb 7

Purdue Press News - 31 January 2013 - 8:01am
Astronaut Jerry L. Ross, whose autobiography Spacewalker was published on January 31 will be meeting readers and signing copies on February 7 from 12 – 2 pm in the West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union. All are welcome, and books will be available on site to purchase thanks to the assistance of the University Bookstore. [...]

Introductory Statistics Course Builds Students’ Foundational Information Literacy

Projects & Activities - 24 January 2013 - 9:38am

In this video, Ellen Gundlach, who teaches STAT 113 (Statistics and Society) at Purdue, discusses how the course enhances students’ information literacy. STAT 113 is part of Purdue’s new core curriculum, and students passing this course will have met two foundational core outcomes: Science, Technology and Society and Information Literacy. In spring 2012, STAT 113 was redesigned to through Purdue’s IMPACT program.

NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross autobiography all set to launch

Purdue Press News - 3 January 2013 - 9:52am
January marks some important anniversaries in space history, including the 55th anniversary of the launch of Explorer 1, the USA’s first satellite. It also marks the publication of NASA astronaut (and Purdue alum) Jerry L. Ross’s autobiography and the opening of an exhibition at the Barron Hilton Space and Flight Exploration Archives at Purdue. As [...]

A Better Way to Build Celebrates the Legacy of Charles Pankow

Purdue Press News - 3 January 2013 - 9:44am
As a pioneer in innovative uses of concrete, Purdue civil engineer Charles Pankow shaped the development of the modern construction industry and the landscape of 20th century America. His philanthropy also continues to advance Purdue, impacting professors and students throughout the university via the support of the Charles Pankow Foundation. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary [...]

Foundational Information Literacy Courses at Purdue

Projects & Activities - 27 December 2012 - 9:19pm

The University Curriculum Council (UCC) has  recommended fifteen courses as meeting the foundational information literacy outcome that is part of Purdue’s new core curriculum. Students starting at Purdue in 2013-14 will have to take a number of courses to meet the eight foundational core outcomes. One or more of the courses students take will be focused on developing their information literacy at the foundational level. These courses teach how to use information in fundamental ways while the students are learning about the subject matter.

Faculty in the Libraries were instrumental in helping departments nominate courses meeting the foundational information literacy outcome. The Libraries’ Curriculum Committee partnered with the Provost’s Office of Assessment to co-sponsor a workshop to help teaching faculty to determine if their course met the information literacy outcome and prepare their nomination materials. Many of the Libraries’ liaisons have consulted with teaching faculty in various ways to help them identify and revise the courses recommended to be part of the new core. Four of the recommended courses worked with faculty from the Libraries when redesigning the course through Purdue’s IMPACT program. Two more of these courses will be going through IMPACT this spring.

In the spring, the UCC will turn its attention to reviewing departmental submissions explaining how they are addressing information literacy at embedded-levels within their curriculum and programs.

The complete list of approved core courses is available at http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/

Libraries Support Student-centered Teaching and Learning

Projects & Activities - 11 October 2012 - 10:28pm

Since Fall 2011, the Purdue University Libraries have been participating in Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), a Provost sponsored program that supports the redesign of foundational courses to promote student-centered teaching and learning. The facilitation of the IMPACT program is a collaborative effort of a number of campus entities, including the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), Extended Campus, iTaP Teaching and Learning, and the Libraries.  The Libraries participate in IMPACT through a wide range of activities, such as serving on the IMPACT Steering and Management Committees, working collaboratively with other units on campus to develop an IMPACT curriculum for teaching faculty redesigning courses, and serving as members of course redesign teams.



Civil Engineering Report is 3 millionth download on Purdue e-Pubs

Purdue Press News - 11 October 2012 - 9:48am
When Purdue Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering Sidney Diamond published his work on “Methods of Soil Stablilization for Erosion Control” in 1975, he expected it to primarily be read in Indiana. After all, assisting the State to improve its transportation infrastructure was and still is the primary goal of the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) [...]


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