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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 Press book, “The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality” is highlighted in Baker-Taylor Forecast along with an in-depth interview with Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press. The issue goes to 22,000 booksellers and public librarians.  Charles Watkinson is interviewed on page 20 and “The Deans’ Bible” is featured […]

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 […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Energy sustainability and climate change are the focus of a new book, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI). The book, Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, provides timely insights into one of grand challenges of our time and will be a valuable source of […]

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 […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Libraries and Special Collections is commemorating 100 years of hosting the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit focusing on Indiana transportation. “The Crossroads of America: Indiana Transportation in the Early 20th Century,” is on display through March 13 in the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research […]

    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 […]

     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Litigation between Google and the Authors Guild that has been ongoing since 2005 has resulted in a win for Google and university libraries, including Purdue University Libraries.  On November 14, 2013, Judge Denny Chin found in favor of Google and dismissed the lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild. […]