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Open Access Week conversations

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, General, Research Data Services

Are we ready to have conversations about Open Access?

Barbara Fister, from the library trenches, posts her response commenting on the recent court case ruling about e-reserves.

She asks if all of us are ready to talk about how the scholarly publication process – publishing and access – can be better at spreading knowledge.

Open Minds, Open Access by Barbara Fister

…if future publications are open access it could save us all a lot of anguish and (even better) knowledge could spread much more easily and widely. The money, and the future, is already here. It’s just distributed badly. We can do better, and we will, slowly but surely.

Post expires at 9:37am on Friday October 23rd, 2015

Tech Fair 2014 – October 23, 10 am – 2 pm

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by garrettt
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Tech Tools and Tips

Tech Fair 2014 - Mullen Library - Thursday, October 23 - 10 am - 2pm

On Thursday, October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm, the University Libraries will host a Tech Fair. The entire CUA community is welcome to attend!

SCHEDULE

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Vendor Fair (Reading Room, 2nd Floor)
Featuring: lynda.com, Blackboard, Piktochart, BrowZine, The Sunlight Foundation, Tanya Gupta (Examiner.com), ArcGIS, QOMO, Extron, Epson, Panasonic, RTZ, Computerware, Audio Associates, and CUA Technology Services.

Breakout Sessions
10:00 am – 10:50 am – Sunlight Foundation (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
10:30 am – 11:20 am – Blackboard (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:00 am – 11:50 am – ArcGIS (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
11:30 am – 11:40 am – Password Reset Tool – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Adobe Connect – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – lynda.com (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
12:05 pm – 12:20 pm – Panopto – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Google Docs Add-ons (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)

Giveaways and door prizes, including a free year of Piktochart Pro!

The purpose of the CUA Tech Fair is to provide members of the CUA community a chance to engage with cutting edge, interactive technology and showcase the university’s academic tools. Technology and software vendors will be on site to demonstrate their products and breakout sessions will be hosted by professionals. The goal of this University Libraries hosted event is to entertain and inform the greater CUA community about new electronic resources.

Post-Graduation Research Resources

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by weinstel
Posted in General, Library's Home page

CUA graduates have continued access to some library resources through the Alumni home page, in disciplines ranging from religious studies and philosophy to government affairs.   Resources available include:  RefWorks, ATLASerials, Annual Reviews, CQ Almanac, Project Muse, SAGE Journals, and POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials .   To access these resources, go to Alumni Relations/Alumni resources/Benefits+Services.  Under Services, you will see “Access Library Databases Online.”  You will need to login and activate your account before you proceed.

Exhibition Commemorating CUA’s First Original Musical

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page, Music, University Archives

Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town

Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library

When: April – August, 2014

In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy.  The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music.  Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!

With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.

Keeping up: RDS reading

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

Big data is here to stay, as it should be. But let’s be realistic: It’s an important resource for anyone analyzing data, not a silver bullet.

The New York Times weighed in on data this week with Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis. There is great faith in statistical correlations and “big data” predictions leading to Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakthroughs. “Big data”, while seen as an “adjunct to science inquiry”, may not be the revolutionary 4th Paradigm of Science – read more  The Fourth Paradigm : Data-intensive Scientific Discovery by Tony Hey (et.al.)

The Open Data initiative announced by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is bearing some fruit according to George Leopold of datanami. Read his April 9, 2014 article Survey Finds Open Data Boosting U.S. Economy.

On the Digital Humanities front, from dh+lib, there is discussion on the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities in Defining Digital Social Sciences by Lisa Spiro  from Rice University.

 

 

Post expires at 9:41pm on Tuesday June 10th, 2014

RDAP14 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

RDAP14 is a three day conference – March 26-28 – being held in Dan Diego, CA  focusing on research data management. The next best thing to being at this conference – is being able to follow it via social media, Twitter and Facebook, and seeing the presentations via Slideshare. #rdap14

Post expires at 9:35am on Sunday April 27th, 2014

dh+lib Post: The Red Herring of Big Data

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

Brian Croxall (Emory University) has shared text and slides from an August 2013 talk entitled, “The Red Herring of Big Data,” in which he offers an engaging overview of the ways that digital humanities scholars can use digital technologies to go beyond pattern recognition and into humanities interpretation. [From http://acrl.ala.org/dh/2014/03/18/post-red-herring-big-data/ ]

Post expires at 8:04am on Thursday June 26th, 2014

NISO April Virtual Conference: Dealing with the Data Deluge

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

NISO April Virtual Conference: Dealing with the Data Deluge: Successful Techniques for Scientific Data Management

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.

Date: April 23, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

Event webpage: www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_deluge/

Post expires at 1:30pm on Friday April 25th, 2014

How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

Whyte, A and Allard, S. (Eds) 2014. ‘How to Discover Research Data Management Service Requirements’. DCC How-to Guides. Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre. Available online: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides

“this guide is meant for people whose role involves developing services or tools to support research data management (RDM) and digital curation, whether in a Higher Education Institution or a project working across institutions.” – See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/how-discover-requirements#sthash.DcZNi433.dpuf”

Post expires at 1:22pm on Wednesday June 25th, 2014

Resources for Librarians

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in General

DataONE has recently launched a new area of the public website ‘For Librarians’. As custodians of the scholarly record, and with well-established relationships to researchers within their institutions, DataONE recognizes the contribution of libraries and librarians as providers of discipline-specific expertise and research data management services. To support librarians in this role, DataONE has provided a Librarian Outreach Kit by way of introduction to some of the most relevant DataONE products, services and resources of value to institutional librarians. [From: http://www.dataone.org/news/resources-librarians]

Post expires at 1:06pm on Wednesday June 25th, 2014