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All Purdue University Libraries divisions will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Hicks Card Swipe Access will also be unavailable due to a scheduled power outage during this time frame. Hicks will close Sunday at midnight and re-open Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 a.m., with no card swipe access in between.  For a complete and updated listing of Purdue Libraries hours, go to: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/hoursList.

In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Purdue University has assembled a variety of programs to cause reflection on the life and urgency of Dr. King. The 2016 theme is “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” The offerings include lectures, service, learning opportunities, discussions, and film screenings throughout January.   Purdue University Libraries has created displays in honor of Dr. King.  They include the following:

 

Siegesmund Engineering Library (Potter) – January 5 – February 29

“The Fierce Urgency of Now:  Honoring the Past with David Crosthwait”

Display created by Sandy Galloway

 

Hicks Undergraduate Library (Hicks) – January 11 – Feb 3

“Topics on Diversity” (includes diversity in education and the workplace)

Display created by Ann O’Donnell

 

M.G. Mellon Library of Chemistry (Wetherill) – January 13 – February 1

“Civil Rights Leaders and Activists”

Display created by Becky Hunt

 

Physics Library (Physics) – January 13 – February 1

“Civil Rights Leaders and Activists”

Display created by Becky Hunt

 

Humanities, Social Sciences & Education Library (Stewart Center) – January 14 – 25

“1960’s news coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Display created by Patrick Whalen

 

Mathematical Sciences Library (Math, 3rd floor display case) – January 12 – February 12

“Memorial in the Mall:  The MLK Monument”

Display created by Angela Ewing and Nastasha Johnson

 

Further information on commemorative campus-wide activities can be found at the MLK Commemorative Events site here:  http://www.purdue.edu/diversity-inclusion/mlk/.

 

 

PROMISES AND PITFALLS: ARL INSTITUTIONAL DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLABORATION

Presented by Rikk Mulligan

BIO: Rikk Mulligan is a Public Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and program officer for scholarly publishing at the Association of Research Libraries. His work for ARL includes tracking developments in digital publishing, with specific attention to innovations in digital monographs, hybrid publications, and emerging digital humanities and cultural heritage projects. He holds a doctorate in American Studies from Michigan State University where his interdisciplinary research focused on American history, popular literature and media, and culture of the postwar twentieth century. ARL recently published a series of his articles on the transformation of scholarly publishing since the advent of the Internet. His scholarly publications consider the failure of democratic institutions in post-apocalyptic speculative texts, popular anxieties ranging from biowarfare and pandemics to automated weapons and artificial intelligence, and extend to critical studies of science fiction and graphic novels. He has presented on these topics at a number of international academic conferences and is currently a peer reviewer and editorial board member of the Journal of Popular Culture and Dialogue: The Journal of Pedagogy and Popular Culture.

ABSTRACT: The World Wide Web is only 22 years old, yet in little more than two decades the Web and its rapidly evolving and proliferating applications have radically changed all spheres of human endeavor including industry, commerce, entertainment, and for higher education: research and scholarly communication. Computing has been part of research in the sciences and humanities since the 1940s, but digital scholarship began to truly blossom with the new affordances of multimedia, data visualization, and Big Data in the past decade or so. Some academic departments and research libraries began to support and enable digital scholarship in the mid-1990s, but for most such efforts have been far more recent and active collaboration between many academic departments and research libraries is only now on the distant horizon.

Digital Scholarship has become an important focus for the Association of Research Libraries and its member institutions. Such scholarship and partnership that enable it was the subject of ARL’s 2015 Fall Forum. How digital scholarship is supported within ARL member libraries is the subject of a forthcoming survey and in the coming year the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and ARL will co-sponsor a workshop to help those planning to begin their own digital scholarship centers in libraries. As part of recent research to aid these efforts, I would like to present the results of a preliminary environmental survey of ARL members regarding their current support for digital scholarship, particularly those who operate digital scholarship centers or hubs or are looking to do so in the near future. This talk will briefly highlight some of the most experienced efforts, such as Brown University, the University of Nebrasksa-Lincoln, and the University of Virginia before giving a brief overview of current projects that best exemplify the possibilities of the collaboration between research library and departments. Although the promise of these projects is clear, there remain a number of challenges for future collaboration including scalability, sustainability, and how such work is assessed and regarded within the academy.

Please attend Rikk Mulligan’s  presentation, Promises and Pitfalls: ARL Institutional Digital Scholarship and Collaboration on January 21, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in STEW 278.  For more information contact Line Pouchard, assistant professor, Purdue University Libraries at pouchard@purdue.edu.

This event is sponsored by Purdue University Libraries Seminar Series

System updates will be taking place on Dec. 31, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016.  During the updates, the ability to place holds and renew items will be unavailable.  This will not affect searching of online resources or access to electronic collections.

As part of the Libraries annual review of databases, Books in Print has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians. Access will cease March 31st, 2016. Please contact Anna Seiffert, Electronic Resources Manager, with comments.

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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Hospitality & Tourism Complete, from EBSCOhost.

Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Hospitality & Tourism Management covers scholarly research and industry news, extending back to 1965 in some areas.

Search: This Hospitality & Tourism Complete provides user with the familiar basic and advanced search features that are standard in other databases. Searches can be done by entering a word or short phrase and results can then narrowed using the limiting tools. You can choose the publication date, or select different source types. Doing an advanced search will give additional search options. If the full text of an article is not available, try the icon Find It @ Purdue Libraries to if the full text is available in another database.

Click here to see the basics of search Hospitality & Tourism Complete or try out our Guide on the Side with this link.

Why you should know this database: Hospitality & Tourism Complete is directed towards the hospitality field, but the included research of subjects such as entrepreneurship or international business may apply to other areas.

Why students should know this database: Hospitality & Tourism Complete is simple and easy to use. It allows students to access full text results immediately. In addition to full-text journals, it provides magazines, company and country reports, books and newspapers.

Cost: No cost to Purdue University Libraries. Hospitality & Tourism Complete is an Inspire database provided by the state of Indiana.

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.  Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this weekly feature.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu

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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Associations Unlimited brought to you by Gale Cengage.

Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Associations Unlimited is a source of information about associations, professional societies, and organizations.

Search: From the homepage you can choose a search form based on what you know about the subject. For example, if you know the name or acronym of an organization, choose the Association or Acronym Search. Associations Unlimited will provide you a report that contains contact information, descriptions of the organization’s purposes, awards, publications, SIC code of the industry, and promotional material from the association you search for. Coverage can be limited to national, international, or regional.

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

Why you should know this database: Associations Unlimited is not a mere directory of organization names and addresses. It provides details on over 150,000 associations, and includes IRS information on over 300,000 nonprofit organizations.

Why students should know this database: Students should become familiar with the professional societies that support the interests of their chosen careers. Many of these societies offer student memberships. In addition, many research projects can benefit from information offered by special interest organizations.

Cost: $2,977.00 paid by the Libraries annually.

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. Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this weekly feature.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.