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mullins-honorWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Libraries Dean James L. Mullins on Thursday (April 23) accepted the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in University Libraries Award.

Mullins accepted the honor on behalf of Purdue Libraries during the annual Libraries staff awards program in Purdue Memorial Union’s South Ballroom. Purdue Provost Debasish Dutta, Libraries faculty and staff, donors, and officials with the Association of College and Research Libraries were in attendance. The award is the top honor a research university library system can receive. In addition to a plaque, the Purdue Libraries received a gift of $3,000 donated by the YBP Book Services Co.

The ACRL in January announced the Purdue University Libraries‘ honor in the university category based on its numerous initiatives. Those include: its leadership in redefining the role of libraries to meet the needs and expectations of its university; creating a research community in the 21st century, through innovative programs and projects in information literacy; new space designs; new publishing models; international collaborations; and data management.

“Purdue University Libraries succeeds by being experimental, taking risks, innovating and leveraging collaboration with their faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to push the boundaries of what research university libraries can accomplish for their community, locally and globally,” said Steven Bell, chair of the 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Committee and associate university librarian for research and instructional services at Temple University. “Whether it’s their information literacy initiative that features their participation in Purdue’s IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) curriculum, a commitment to renovate and create library spaces that are highly intentional about student learning and collaboration with faculty or engaging in course redesign with their faculty, what most impressed the committee was Purdue’s profession-leading and cutting edge work in the area of research data services.”

 “The faculty and staff of the Purdue University Libraries are proud of the progress that we have made to define the role of the 21st century research library within its university community,” said Mullins, who also is the Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue. “To have our creativity, innovation, and dedication recognized through this important award is a wonderful honor.”

Writers: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

Shannon Walker, 765-496-9610, walker81@purdue.edu

Source: James L. Mullins, 765-494-2900, jmullins@purdue.edu

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 Featured Database:  MyWorld Abroad, from Intercultural Systems.

Find it:  www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: MyWorld Abroad offers resources, articles, and guides related to seeking job opportunities abroad.

Start with this hint: MyWorld Abroad has a section called What Do You Want To Do? This part of the database provides articles depending on your interest, such as volunteering. If you click on the Volunteer Abroad link, you will see different sections listed as such as What You Should Know First and Find Volunteer Experiences Now.

Click here to see the basics of searching MyWorld Abroad or try our Guide on the Side with this link.

Why you should know this database: Students often ask their professors for advice when seeking a job overseas. MyWorld Abroad has a page dedicated to the different experiences available when going abroad, as well as a four part guide to getting started and stories of how others have succeeded.

How this will help students:  Students can use The 4 BIG Things section of MyWorld Abroad to discover the different stages of going abroad. This guide includes articles on how to build experience and find work in various professions.

Cost: Paid by the Libraries, the Center for Career Opportunities, and The Parents Fund.

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Feedback is always welcome.  If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.

 

Introduction:

Purdue University Libraries is conducting a user evaluation of e-books available via the library website (www.lib.purdue.edu). In the evaluation participants will be asked to complete a set of information retrieval tasks with e-book readers via the library website and provide feedback. Participation of this user evaluation is voluntary. The evaluation is expected to take up to 1 hour of time. Participants will receive $15 if they complete the evaluation.

Requirements:

  1. Age 18 or older with high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Normal or corrected normal vision.
  3. Currently enrolled Purdue University student, staff or faculty.
  4. Experience of using e-books on Purdue University Libraries website or other academic search websites desired.

Contact:

If you are interested, please contact Tao Zhang at zhan1022@purdue.edu to complete a short screening questionnaire and schedule an evaluation time.

2015 Annual Meeting of Society of Indiana Archivists
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 at
Where: John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Society of Indiana Archivist Preconference Workshop
“What Copyright Lawyers Want Archivists to Know about Copyright” presented by Donna L. Ferullo, J.D., Director of the Purdue University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library Science
When:  Friday, April 10, 2015 at
Where:
Swaim Instruction Center

For more information:  http://inarchivists.org/meetings/

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Dr. Stacy Rebich Hespanha will present her research on Data Stories, how they highlightthe need for adopting new practices in organizing, managing, and preserving data and serve in an educational context for information literacy.

Join Purdue Libraries Seminar Committee in learning more about how data stories can be used for effective data management techniques and education through a seminar and workshop presented by:

Dr. Stacy Rebich Hespanha, Research Associate at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC  Santa Barbara on April 20.

Seminar: Data Stories: Researcher Stories Highlight Conflicts And Barriers To Effective Data Management And Sharing

Monday April 20, 10:00 AM, HSSE STEW 353

In this presentation, Dr. Hespanha will emphasize in particular those difficulties for which no adequate technical solutions currently exist, or for which technical solutions do not seem to be appropriate, in the hope that our analysis of these stories will stimulate dialogue about the kinds of technical, social, and cultural solutions most needed to accelerate growth in better data management and sharing.

Technically-inclined disciplinary scientists, informaticians, and advocates of open science have already begun working together to develop tools and best practices that help to pave the way for a new era in data management and sharing. In spite of these innovative (and mostly technical) advances, researchers who wish to effectively manage and re-use data, or who are obligated by funding requirements to do so, still face many challenges.

The DataONE Data Stories project (http://notebooks.dataone.org/data-stories/) is focused on collecting researchers’ stories about conflicts and successes that they encounter when managing data and making efforts to share or re-use data.

Research finds better known obstacles such as the technological and design limits of information management systems intersect with a range socio-cultural norms and dynamics to present researchers with a complex set of challenges. From these stories, we can collect useful insights into the kinds of tools and skills that researchers will need as they venture into projects that involve data management and sharing.

 

Workshop: Using Data Stories to Support Professional Development in Data Management and Sharing

Monday April 20, 2-4PM, HICKS Library G959

In this workshop, Dr. Hespanha will provide examples of how she and her colleagues have prepared some of the researchers’ data stories for use with the topical lessons in the DataONE data management curriculum. Use of stories can support higher levels of engagement with the material and foster discussion among researchers about the complexities of the challenges they will likely encounter as they explore the world of data stewardship and reuse. After reviewing story-based instructional materials already created, participants will collaboratively design a new story-based set of discussion questions and/or learning activities based on a data management topic and Data Story that participants find relevant to their needs.

Bio

Dr. Stacy Rebich Hespanha is a Research Associate at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC Santa Barbara. Her work is interdisciplinary and integrates approaches such as computational analysis of text, data visualization, and content analysis to investigate questions in the domains of environmental communication and education, data management, and sociology of science. She earned a PhD in Geography with an emphasis in Cognitive Science at UC Santa Barbara, and recently completed a postdoctoral appointment with DataONE’s Community Engagement and Education working group.

 

https://notebooks.dataone.org/data-stories/

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s Dean of Libraries James L. Mullins was pleased to announce that Peter Froehlich, Indiana University Press (IUP), will be the new director of the Purdue University Press/head, Scholarly Publishing Services in the Purdue Libraries Publishing Division, effective May 1, 2015.

Froehlich started working at the Indiana University Press in 2006.  Since 2010, he has been the subsidiary rights manager at IUP.  He received his BA degree from the University of California-Berkeley and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  Froehlich succeeds Charles Watkinson who left Purdue to become associate university librarian for publishing and director of the University of Michigan Press.

William Harper, chair, Purdue University Press Editorial Board, and professor of health and kinesiology said, “Peter brings both wide-ranging experiences and plucky enthusiasms to the dual positions of director of Purdue University Press and head of Scholarly Publishing Services.  We welcome his appointment and look forward to working with him in our continuous efforts to further advance Purdue’s scholarly publishing impact around the world.”

The Purdue Libraries Publishing Division creates a collaborative environment by uniting Purdue University Press with Scholarly Publishing Services.  The Publishing Division is dedicated to enhancing the impact and extending the reach of academic research and scholarship through the development and dissemination of books, journals, digital collections, innovative electronic products, technical report series and conference proceedings.  The Purdue University Press founded in 1960 is a member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and was a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC).  Purdue University was one of the first to integrate Library/University Press/Open Access Scholarly Publishing into a single unit in the United States.

Sources:

James L. Mullins, 765-494-2900, jmullins@purdue.edu

Peter Froehlich, peterfroehlich@gmail.com

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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 Featured Database:  Investext, from Thomson Reuters

Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases. This database only works in the Internet Explorer browser.

Description/focus: Investext is a database of analyst reports from major investment banks and other investment advisors. It is a segment of the larger database, Thomson One.  Written by analysts at more than 1,600 investment banks and independent research firms, Thomson Reuters embargoed research collections offer analysis of companies, industries, products and markets across the globe. The reports, embargoed for an average of 14 days from production, provide insight, including forecasts and opinions, from the most sought-after industry experts.

Start with this hint: Choose Investext from the list of business databases to be taken to the Thomson One database interface. To find investment analyst reports hover over Company Views at the top of the page, then over Research, and then choose Company Research. By default, you may be given a company’s analyst reports. Click Advanced Research Page on the right hand side of the window to see search options and to search for another company. On this page, type YUM in the company box, click on YUM BRANDS, INC and click Search at the bottom of the page. You will be provided with a list of analyst reports on this company. From here, you can export the list of reports, browse and download whole reports, or download specific parts of a report.

Click here to see the basics of searching Investext.

Why you should know this database: Investment analyst reports are an important document for analyzing a company.  These documents are not easily found free on the web.

How this will help students: The analysis is useful for competitor research as well as for interview preparation.

 

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/. For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@ParrishLib).

Feedback is always welcome.  If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.