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Will you be ready to provide access to research data when your funding agency, journal editor, collaborators or other researchers ask for it?  The Libraries, in collaboration with Office of the Vice President for Research and ITaP, are hosting a new Data Management Plan workshop on Oct. 6, 12:30-1:30 in STEW 314.  The workshop is […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eugene Cernan, the most recent person to walk on the moon, was recognized Thursday evening (April 10) during an invitation-only reception at Purdue’s Mackey Arena for donating an Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle mapbook to the university. The event was part of a reunion of some of Purdue’s 23 astronaut alumni […]

Catherine Fraser Riehle, associate professor of Library Science and Sharon A. Weiner, professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy, Purdue University Libraries were recently selected as a 2013 Top Twenty Article from the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Library Instructional Round Table’s (LIRT’s) Top Twenty Committee for their article, High-impact educational practices: An exploration […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Water scarcity, food insecurity, energy dependence, global pandemics, and climate change are examples of the ill-defined “Grand Challenges” for which public policy makers look to researchers for solutions. Science and engineering can suggest technological solutions to some aspects of these problems, but real world implementation fails without the insights of humanists […]

Purdue University Libraries recently awarded faculty members with 2014 Library Scholar Grants.  The grant recipients were recognized at an honorary luncheon in which several past Library Scholar grant recipients spoke about the impact and significance of the research made possible through their grants.  2014 Library Scholar Grant Recipients: Alicia Decker Assistant Professor of History, West […]

Databib (http://databib.org) is a tool for helping researchers identify and locate online repositories of research data that has been online since April 2012. It was initially developed by Purdue University under the leadership of Professor Michael Witt, Libraries, Head of the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), in collaboration with Penn State University and with funding […]

    Purdue University Libraries faculty member, Hal Kirkwood was inducted into the Book of Great Teachers on Dec. 2, 2013. He is pictured with Mitch Daniels, university president and Dale Whittaker, vice provost for academic affairs. Sixty-eight Purdue professors were honored December 2 when they were inducted into the Book of Great Teachers, which […]

As part of the Libraries ongoing review of databases, the following has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians: Stat!Ref. With the removal of some titles from Stat!Ref by their publishers and available alternative access to other titles, Stat!Ref has been cancelled and will no longer be available starting Nov. 25th.  Drug information […]

Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases..  This Week’s […]

(Published Oct. 25 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) Agricultural research can take seasons to come to fruition, meaning the data researchers gather is voluminous, tracking things like weather patterns and crop yields over years. A failure to establish data standards and sharing practices means that most of these raw figures never make it out of […]