Applied Sciences

Open Access Survey from T&F

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

Post expires at 10:23am on Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Altmetrics for librarians and researchers

Wednesday, 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!

 

 

 

Data literacy is storytelling

Wednesday, 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

Data envisioned: Dr. Hans Rosling new presentation

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

White House big data report

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, General, Research Data Services

On March 17, 2014 the Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and New York University’s Information Law Institute co-hosted “The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of ‘Big Data.’“  [See conference speaker video presentations on the web site.]

This conference helped inform the White House report Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values released yesterday and available here 90 Day Review for Big Data.

 

Because we will need a growing cadre of data and social scientists who are able to encode critical policy values into technical infrastructure, we support investment in fields such as Science and Technology Studies which emphasize teaching scientific knowledge and technology in its social and ethical context, and the teaching of module courses to data scientists and engineers to familiarize them with the broader societal implications of their work. p68 

Post expires at 8:47am on Saturday August 2nd, 2014

Chronicle of Higher Education Available to Entire CUA Community

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, Catholic History, Collection Management, Humanities, Life Sciences, Music, Rare Books, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Research Data Services, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips, University Archives

Chronicle.com is your gateway to on campus and remote access to the reputable publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as several e-newsletters, job listings, a blog, and forums for discussions.  This is the essential resource for those who want to keep up with the latest news, trends, facts and figures in higher education.

To set up a personal account that allows you to select newsletters and features that will automatically be received on your desktop, ipad, smartphone, or tablet,  if you are on or off campus, go to Chronicle.com and click on login. Then click on “Create a free Account. Enter and confirm your university e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages.  Note: The locks will still appear on premium content but you will have access.

Post expires at 8:37am on Thursday May 15th, 2014

Get the Most from Web of Science (WoS) + EndNote, February 27

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Applied Sciences, Life Sciences, Reference & Instruction, Tech Tools and Tips

CUA Libraries is providing 2 in‐depth training sessions for researchers; no registration required.

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time:  10:00 AM (WoS) and 11:30 AM (EndNote)
Location:  Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, First Floor (more…)

Post expires at 8:00am on Friday February 28th, 2014

Web of Science New Look

Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Reference & Instruction

Happy New Year! Welcome to Spring 2014.
Web of Science at CUA
To access Web of Science, use the link through the Databases tab

The next generation of Web of Science went live on January 12, 2014.
http://images.webofknowledge.com/WOKRS513R8.1/help/WOK/hp_whatsnew_wok.html

New short training videos are available.
http://www.youtube.com/user/WoSTraining?elq=334ec9c32fa242c781f36ab7e47c3e43&elqCampaignId=

We will be offering training on campus in February – stay tuned.

For instruction on Web of Science and EndNote please contact Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries

WiFi upgrades in Mullen Library

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies

Technology Services is installing new WiFi access points throughout Mullen Library this week. Library staff is continuing to work with them to fine-tune the configuration of the new units.

If you encounter troubles please be sure to ask at the information desk for help. If we are unable to help we will pass along all information to the technicians to aid in the proper configuration of the new network. We appreciate your patience and join you in looking forward to a robust, reliable WiFi experience in Mullen Library.