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Open Access Survey from T&F

July 21st, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, Research Data Services

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Altmetrics for librarians and researchers

July 2nd, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, Research Data Services

Altmetrics – as an alternative measure of impact for scholarly research – are in the news.  The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) are researching and recommending metrics other than traditional journal impact factors for measuring scholarly impact.

Ernesto Priego writes in On Metrics and Research Assessment that article level metrics will be more important for “international public access and impact.”

The success of automated methods to obtain quantitative indicators of the reach, reception and use of scholarly outputs depends on our ability as scholarly communities to realise and develop the potential of the Web for scholarly communications.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) just wrapped up their ACM Web Science Conference Workshop in June 2014. Papers and presentations are available at the conference web site -  altmetrics14: expanding impacts and metrics.

Librarians involved with scholarly communications and consulting with researchers can learn from 4 things every librarian should do with altmentrics. [Impact Story is a nonprofit, open-source webapp that helps scientists discover and share the full impact of their research - everything from citations to their articles to tweets about their software to downloads of their datasets. ]

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) published their April/May 2013 bulletin on Altmetrics: What, Why and Where.

Lastly, Indiana Libraries provides us with 17 More essential Altmetrics Resources (the Library version.)

Now you know!

 

 

 

New Digital Content from Archives Available

June 27th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

CUA press release highlights new digital content available online from three archive collections: Young Catholic Messenger, Msgr. Joseph Fenton, and Iturbide-Kearney.

Data literacy is storytelling

June 25th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, Research Data Services

Readings on data this week include the importance of data literacy Are You Data Literate? Education For the Data Economy – why aren’t we teaching this in 8th grade?

We collect data and use data effectively to enhance our experiences and tell stories, says Ramesh Jain, a UC Irvine professor and big data researcher. From The Storytelling Mandate of Big Data by Alex Woodie.

Leading us to The 5 Most Influential Data Visualizations of All Times – telling stories with data!

Post expires at 12:57pm on Thursday September 25th, 2014

Finding Aid for Young Catholic Messenger

June 16th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide for the Young Catholic Messenger.  It was  the flagship publication of Catholic George Pflaum Publishing Company of Dayton, Ohio, 1885-1970. Pflaum produced religious and civic themed reading materials distributed to students in the Catholic parochial schools, which later included the Junior Catholic Messenger, Our Little Messenger, and the Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.

Finding Aid for Changing Spirituality Project

June 16th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We have a new finding aid/collection guide, for the digital only collection of The Changing Spirituality of Emerging Adults Project.  This was developed in 2008 by Dr. Dean R. Hoge of the Department of Sociology at CUA as a means of studying issues involving emerging adults in the United States so as to provide religious leaders with information on how to better minister to this age group. It includes essays, commentaries, and case studies.  Thanks to Chris Burroughs and Mike Dobbs for their work.

Data envisioned: Dr. Hans Rosling new presentation

June 4th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, Research Data Services

Dr. Hans Rosling‘s 2006 TED talk  showed population distributions and related global data in a new visualizations. He is back with a new presentation from Nordiskemediedager entitled Facts and Fiction on Global Health NMD 2014.

Related article: It is not about political views or ideologies, it is blunt facts which are not known by Nerobonkers May 29, 2014

 

Data Matters

May 28th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, General, Research Data Services

Faculty authors and researchers are encountering new publishing paradigms about  research data.

Much of this interest in data by publishers is in response to:
Office of Science & Technology Policy on Open Data;

and grant funding agencies directives and policies:

See NSF Data Sharing policies
See NIH:NLM Data Sharing Policies

Keep up with these issues about publishing and research data at Data Matters  and Scientific Data updates blog – from Scientific Data, a peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets.

Post expires at 8:45am on Thursday August 28th, 2014

Revised finding aid with digital links for J. Fenton Diaries

May 23rd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We now have a revised finding aid/collection guide, with links to digital materials, from the Joseph Fenton Diaries. There are eleven diaries, 1948-1966 by Fenton, Dean of Theology at CUA and editor of the American Ecclesiastical Review. These includes his trips to Rome during Vatican II. Thanks to our scanning team of Mike Dobbs, Paul Kelly, Raymond Moore, Shane MacDonald, and Chris Burroughs who used the WRLC Zeutschel to do the work.

Revised Finding aid with digital links for Iturbide

May 22nd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We now have a revised finding aid with links to the digital scans for the Iturbide-Kearney Family Collection, which contains original documents from the Iturbide family from Emperor Iturbide I’s reign until the death of his grandson Augustin Iturbide III. It also includes correspondence, Mexican governmental documents, military medals and coins, newspapers, magazines, and portraits. The Kearney portion contains correspondence from Louise Kearney, Augustin Iturbide III’s wife as well as early family correspondence and portraits.