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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.

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:  Career Wiki from Purdue University

Find it: career.lib.purdue.edu

Description/focus:  The Career Wiki is a great place for students and employers to find career and company resources.

Start with this hint: The Career Wiki offers many great resources if you are interested in helping students research careers. Click on the Resources by Major tab to find information about specific subject areas. For example, there is a section for Hospitality and Tourism Management. These webpages cover a variety of topics including what to wear to an interview or searching for jobs in the location of your choice.

Click here to see the information available on the Purdue Career Wiki.

Why you should know this database: There are a variety of resources on the Career Wiki, such as diversity resources and employment data.

How this will help students: The Career Wiki can direct students to career guides, job boards, and resources about writing resumes.

Cost: Many of the databases presented in the Career Wiki are co-purchased by the Parrish Library, the Center for Career Opportunities, and the Krannert Graduate Career Services. For more information contact mdugan@purdue.edu.

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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.

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Financial Literacy AD