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December 1st, 2020

By: Matthew N. Hannah Over the past year or so, I’ve been engaged in a series of conversations facilitated by Indiana Humanities in Indianapolis, which brought together various digital humanities (DH) efforts around the state to discuss future possibilities for collaboration. As a result of those conversations, and under the leadership of James Connolly (Ball more…

November 25th, 2020

This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on more…

November 24th, 2020

  In October 2020, we announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses had entered into contract negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher, Elsevier. Today, we write to you with an update on these negotiations and next steps.  Our negotiation team met with Elsevier again this fall. After multiple rounds of proposal reviews that failed more…

November 2nd, 2020

ILS 59500:  Information and Communication Strategies for the Technical Workplace Meeting Times: DIS Instructors: Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky, Michael Fosmire This course emphasizes the importance and role of strong information and communication skills (written, oral, graphical, and interpersonal) in a successful engineering or technology career. Search, evaluate, access, use, and synthesize technical information in order more…

November 1st, 2020

ILS 49500: Information Skills for Health Sciences Professionals Meeting Times: TR 9:30am-10:20am (Online) 1st 8 weeks Instructor: Jane Yatcilla So you want to go to medical school or veterinary school, or become a chiropractor, dentist, public health specialist, osteopath, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician’s assistant, or get a PhD and do clinical research. Take this more…

October 30th, 2020

ILS 695:  Introduction to Computational Text Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences Meeting Times: TR 3:00-4:15 (Online) Instructor: Trevor Burrows Computational analysis of textual data has become increasingly important in the world of digital humanities, digital history, data science, and computational social science. This course provides an introduction to the methods, debates, controversies, and more…

October 29th, 2020

ILS 29500: Truth, Lies, and Trust: Credibility, Authority, and Quality in a Digital Age Meeting Times: Thurs 2:30-3:20pm Instructor:  John Fritch This course examines concepts of trust and authority and uses them to promote critical thinking and assessments regarding credibility.  Authoritative information sources, evaluative criteria, and technical tools will be enumerated and discussed as students more…

October 28th, 2020

ILS 39500:  Digital Cultural Studies Meeting Times:  DIS Instructor:  Matt Hannah We live in a technologically complex time, a time in which our access to and experience with technology has dramatic effects on our lifeworld. Digital cultural studies is an interdisciplinary and creative approach to understanding, theorizing, building, and critiquing the human experience of technology. more…

October 22nd, 2020

By: Sandi Caldrone, Data Repository Outreach Specialist The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) has published over 1,100 open access datasets from Purdue researchers – no small feat – but we want to do more. How can we make more of Purdue’s cutting-edge research data FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable? We’re starting at the more…

October 21st, 2020

Announcing the second episode in the Diversity and Making Podcast and Video Series, a collaboration between Libraries and School of Information Studies and the Purdue University Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center: In this episode, we talk with Kristina Mok from Makers Making Change. The motto of the organization is ‘empowering people with more…