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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University Libraries and the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) have been awarded an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant (LG-55-14-0098-14) to develop a roadmap for the next generation of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit (DCPT). Along with co-PI’s Jake Carlson at University of Michigan and Suzie Allard at the University of Tennessee, the Planning Grant— “Enhancing the Data Curation Profiles to help Bridge the Gap between Researcher and Repository”— will allow Purdue Libraries to bring together expertise in the field of data curation to propose the next iteration of the DCPT as a more extensible and powerful tool for librarians and other information professionals to connect with stakeholders seeking to deposit their research data into a repository.  Partners include Sarah Jones at University of Glasgow, Angus Whyte at University of Edinburgh, Sherry Lake at University of Virginia and Todd Vision at Dryad.

“Purdue Libraries began its exploration into data curation a decade ago,” said James L. Mullins, dean of Libraries and Esther Ellis Norton Professor at Purdue University.  “This award acknowledges our continued leadership and further facilitates our contributions to the field.”

Principal Investigator Scott Brandt said, “Our intent is to develop a tool that will bridge the gap between the ‘active stages’ of the data management lifecycle to the ‘curation stages’ of discovery, access and preservation.” Brandt, along with co-PIs Jake Carlson (UM) and Suzie Allard (UTK), will plan and host a two-day workshop to scope the outcomes and work needed to redesign and produce “DCPT2.0.” Additionally, the group will produce a report reviewing the challenges of bridging the gap between data producers and data curators and identify recommendations for addressing these challenges.

The DCPT was created in 2010 with support from the IMLS as a resource for librarians to engage researchers in discussion about their data. The Toolkit has been downloaded over 1200 times in 28 countries and used by librarians, administrators, LIS faculty and students, and researchers in many fields. The associated Data Curation Profiles Directory has published 32 Profiles that have been downloaded over 5000 times since January 2013. The Association of College & Research Libraries’ Science & Technology Section’s 2013 Innovation Award (Sponsored by IEEE) went to the D2C2 for its research and development of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit.

For more information on this award, Purdue Libraries and the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) go to lib.purdue.edu or d2c2.lib.purdue.edu.

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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:  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. Clicking on the Resources by Major tab is helpful to find information for specific subject areas. For example, there is a section for Hospitality and Tourism Management. These webpages cover a variety of topics from what to wear to a hospitality interview to searching for hospitality 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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The Purdue University Libraries will continue the Library Scholars Grant Program this year with a focus on supporting access to unique collections of information around the country and the world. Awards of up to $5,000will be made for this purpose to untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty, and to associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2012, or later, with grant-supported activities to be completed by December 31, 2015.The Library Scholars Grant Program is made possible through the generosity of the 50th anniversary gift of the Class of 1935, and continuing gifts from this class and others, to an endowment fund in the Purdue Research Foundation.

The Library Scholars Grant Program is designed to provide grants to untenured tenure-track Purdue faculty members, and recently tenured or hired associate professors, to help them gain access to library materials necessary for research required for their continued growth as faculty members. Just as people come to Purdue to use our unique collections, the research of Purdue faculty may require visiting unique collections beyond Purdue. The Library Scholars Grant Program offers an opportunity for support for such activities to untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty, and to Purdue associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2012, or later, in all disciplines, from the West Lafayette, Calumet, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, and North Central campuses, and the Statewide Technology Program. (Purdue faculty at the Fort Wayne and IUPUI campuses are those within “Purdue mission” programs; i.e., those for whom the promotions process falls under Purdue.)

Each Library Scholars Grant recipient will be asked to present a seminar about the information-related activities supported by the grant. The seminars will permit the Libraries to learn from recipients’ experiences in order to better serve both Purdue scholars and those from outside Purdue who visit our collections.

The 2014-2015 Library Scholars Grant Program awards will be in amounts of up to $5,000. The funds may be used for expenses associated with travel to archives or collections beyond Purdue, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc. Reimbursement will be made, for approved expenditures, up to the amount of the award.

Criteria used to judge the proposals will include how well the case is made that the proposed information-related activities will support the candidate’s research and that conducting these activities requires travel to unique collections beyond Purdue, the appropriateness of the budget, and the feasibility of the project within time constraints. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel chaired by a tenured member of the Libraries faculty and composed of tenured faculty and one or more previous winners, with recommendations made to the Dean of Libraries. Award recipients will be contacted in December 2014.

The guidelines for proposals are outlined below.

All proposals must be submitted by email to Carole Tolley, tolleyc@purdue.edu, with the Subject: Library Scholars Grant, no later than 5:00pm, Friday, November 14, 2014.

 

Guidelines for Proposals

Overview

The Library Scholars Grant Program, administered by the Purdue University Libraries, focuses on supporting access for untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty, and associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2012, or later, to unique collections of information found around the country and the world. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made to for this purpose, with grant-supported activities to be completed by December 31, 2015.

The Library Scholars Grant Program is designed to provide grants to untenured tenure-track Purdue faculty members, and recently tenured or hired associate professors, to help them gain access to library materials necessary for research required for their continued growth as faculty members. Just as people come to Purdue to use our unique collections, the research of Purdue faculty may require visiting unique collections. The Library Scholars Grant Program offers an opportunity for untenured tenure-track faculty and recently tenured associate professors to receive support for expenses associated with travel to archives or collections beyond Purdue, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc.

Eligibility

Untenured tenure-track Purdue faculty members, and recently tenured or hired associate professors effective July 1, 2012, or later, in all disciplines, from the West Lafayette, Calumet, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, and North Central campuses, and the Statewide Technology Program are eligible for Library Scholars Grant Program awards. (Purdue faculty at the Fort Wayne and IUPUI campuses are those within “Purdue mission” programs; i.e., those for whom the promotions process falls under Purdue.) Grant recipients are not eligible for an award in consecutive years.

Proposal contents and format

1) Cover page with the following information:

a)   Name

b)  Rank, title

c)  Date of appointment to the Purdue faculty; if Associate, date of promotion (if hired as Associate, please amend date of appointment with this information to clarify)

d)  Department

e)  College

f)  Campus address

g)  E-mail

h)  Phone number

i)   Name and address of Head of Department

j)   Name and address of Dean of College/School

k)  Name of Purdue Libraries faculty member or other Purdue Librarian from whom the                  applicant is submitting a letter of support (see #4)

l)   Total amount of fundingthe applicant seeks from the Library Scholars Grant Program

m)Additional funding (grants, departmental funds, etc.), if any, available to the applicant to support the information-related activities for which a Library Scholars Grant is being sought

2) One-page narrative stating the following:

a)  Area of research;

b)  Related information needs that require using collection(s) beyond Purdue;

c)  Information-related activities to be undertaken

(Note: The award may be used for expenses associated with travel to archives or collections beyond Purdue, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc.);

d)  Projected timeline; and

e)  Expected outcome(s) of the information-related activities, i.e., how they would     support the applicant’s research.

3) Budget, itemizing proposed activities and their estimated costs, and showing total.

The following websites should be used to estimate lodging, meals and incidentals.

— For U.S. General Services Administration – Domestic destinations:

http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105307

— For U.S. Dept. of State — Foreign destinations:

http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=184&menu_id=81

4) Letter of support from a Purdue Libraries faculty member, or other Purdue librarian, with whom applicant has consulted regarding the information needs and information–related activities reflected in the proposal. In the letter, the librarian should briefly state the      reasons the applicant cannot meet the information needs by using Purdue collections       and electronic information resources and, therefore, needs to travel to unique           collections beyond Purdue.

5) Brief resume (3 pages maximum).

6) List of publications

 

Reporting requirements

A brief report or presentation on the information-related activities accomplished as a result of the award, and their significance to the research of the recipient, must be sent to the Dean of Libraries by February 15, 2016.  Additionally, each individual awarded a Library Scholars Grant will be asked to present a seminar about the activities supported by the grant. The seminars will permit the Libraries to learn from recipients’ experiences in order to better serve both Purdue scholars and those from outside Purdue who visit our collections.

 

Funding

Awards will be in given in amounts of up to $5,000, with reimbursement, for approved expenditures, up to the amount of the award.  The Libraries Business Office will coordinate reimbursement with the grant recipient’s business manager.  Expenses may be reimbursed as they occur over the course of the project, with grant-supported activities to be completed by December 31, 2015. All requests for reimbursement, accompanied by appropriate documentation, must be received in the grant recipient’s departmental business office no later than February 15, 2016.

 

Criteria for judging proposals

Criteria used to judge the proposals will include how well the case is made that the proposed information-related activities will support the applicant’s research and that conducting these activities requires travel to unique collections beyond Purdue, the appropriateness of the budget, and the feasibility of the project within time constraints. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel chaired by a tenured member of the Libraries faculty and composed of tenured faculty and one or more previous winners, with recommendations made to the Dean of Libraries. Award recipients will be contacted in December 2014.

 

Proposal deadline

All proposals must be submitted by email to Carole Tolley, tolleyc@purdue.edu, with the Subject: Library Scholars Grant, no later than 5:00pm, Friday, November 14, 2014.

 

Questions should be submitted to Carole Tolley, Office of the Dean, Purdue University Libraries – ADMN, email: tolleyc@purdue.edu., telephone: 765-494-2900; fax: 765-494-0156

As part of the Libraries annual review of databases, AccessScience has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians. Access will cease November 6th, 2014. Please contact Rebecca Richardson, Electronic Resources Librarian, with comments.

In order to bring attention to exemplary information literate student inside and outside of Krannert, the Parrish Library is excited to host a fall case competition. Students compete presenting solutions using business information. This case competition is open to all undergraduate students regardless of major. Teams should be 4-5 students. At least one student should have taken MGMT 175, and one of the students need to be freshmen or sophomore level. This case competition is intended to be a “lower division” case competition. First prize: $500 Second prize: $300 Third prize: $100

More information: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/parrishcasecompetition

Callouts: Thursday October 9 Krannert Auditorium 6-7pm

Thursday October 16 Krannert Auditorium 7-8pm

Teams Form and Case Presentation: Oct. 17 Krannert Drawing Room

First Round Memos Due: Oct. 21 (Submitted online)

Final Presentations: Oct. 24 (Krannert Auditorium, Open to Public)

 Case Competition Mock Up v5

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(From Paul Zink, WLFI.com)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – On Sept. 17, 1787 the United States Constitution was signed. On Sept. 17, 2014 Purdue students and faculty gathered to celebrate Constitution Day.

The event began at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning in Purdue Memorial Union’s room 118. Visitors were able to take the self-guided tour through a series of booths to watch videos and take quizzes testing their knowledge on the Constitution. There also were games with prizes including a football signed by head Purdue football coach Darrell Hazel.

Organizers said it’s important to remember what the celebration is really about.

“I think it’s important not just to celebrate the signing, but also to remember the importance of the Constitution,” said the Head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Phillip VanFossen Ph. D. “Our theme this year is ‘In a digital age is the Constitution still important?’ and of course our answer to that is ‘Yes.’”

VanFossen said he hopes the event will help students reflect on the law of the land.

“I think what we enjoy most is having people come in, learn a thing or two. Take a free pocket Constitution, maybe a T-shirt — Constitution Day T-shirt, wear it around, have people ask them about it and realize how important the document is,” said VanFossen.

There was also a celebrity quiz-off at 12:30 p.m. with the celebration wrapping up around 3 p.m.

Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry

 

The Hicks Undergraduate Library is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a new exhibition this fall from the American Library Association titled, Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry. From August 28th to October 10th, the exhibition and related programs will be available for all library visitors to learn about the Dust Bowl, one of the worst man-made ecological disasters in American history.

The exhibition was organized by the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the Oklahoma State University Library, and the Mount Holyoke College Library. It was made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

The exhibition recalls a tragic time in our history and explores its environmental and cultural consequences. Visitors will explore several thought-provoking questions: What caused fertile farms to turn to dust? How did people survive? What lessons can we learn? Audiences will explore this time period as the exhibition delves into the history and geography behind the Dust Bowl. It also delves into the human element through the words of the survivors themselves, showing what it was like to live through such a difficult time.

Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry will be accompanied by a series of free library programs, including lectures and film screenings:

 

September 9, 2014 – 7:00pm* 
Hicks Undergraduate Library – Room G980D
The Dust Bowl: Causes and Consequences
Presenter: Dr. R. Douglas Hurt – History Department HeadSeptember 16, 2014 – 7:00pm*
Hicks Undergraduate Library – Room G980D
Prelude to the Dust Bowl: Drought and Depression in the 1890s
Presenter: Dr. Susan Curtis – Professor of History

September 24, 2014 – 7:00pm*
Hicks Undergraduate Library – Room G980D
The Politics of the Dust Bowl: Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck
Presenter: Dr. Harry Targ – Professor of Political Science

September 25, 2014 – 7:00pm
Hicks Undergraduate Library – Room G980D
Dust Bowl Women
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Riney-Kehrberg – Chair – Iowa State University Department of History

October 1, 2014 – 7:00pm* 
Hicks Undergraduate Library – Room G980D
Sanora Babb: Whose Names are Unknown 
Presenter: Dr. Bill Mullen – Professor of English & American Studies

October 8, 2014 – 7:00pm 
Hicks Undergraduate Library – Room G980D
The Plow that Broke the Plains – The Dust Bowl Documentary
Presenter: Dr. Otto Doering – Professor of Agriculture Economics

* Sections of the Ken Burns documentary, The Dust Bowl, will be aired during these presentations.

Each presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions about the display or presentations, please contact Ann O’Donnell (atodonne@purdue.edu, 765-496-1498) or Emily Heitman (eheitman@purdue.edu, 765-494-6732).

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:  Privco, from The Privco Company.

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

Description/focus: Privco is a great source for private company information.

Start with this hint:  From the Privco main page, type Mars Inc. into the main search box and click Go. You will see a list of results and Mars Inc. is the first one. Clicking on this link will take you a page all about this company. You can download a PDF report from the top of the page, or scroll down to look at information such as Mars organizational structure or Mars competitors.

See here for a short video on accessing the database and using the interface.

Why you should know this database: Some of the biggest companies in the world are privately owned and financial information about these billion-dollar companies is covered by our long-standing company information databases such as Mergent Online.  Smaller private companies, though, are a challenge.  Privco is specifically obtained to provide in-depth business intelligence about private companies.

How this will help students: Privco’s interface is straightforward and offers options to narrow an initial search.

Cost: For 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.

Purdue University Libraries seeks a Digital Library Software Developer to join our team at the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) to further the development of our cutting-edge research data repository service, PURR. The Purdue University Research Repository (http://purr.purdue.edu) is a platform based on HUBzero that enables campus researchers to write and implement effective data management plans, collaborate on research online, publish datasets and tools, and archive data in a secure, reliable digital repository.

 HUBzero is open source software built on a technology stack that includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and the Joomla content management system. Qualified candidates will be proficient and effective in gathering requirements and evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing software and can demonstrate the ability to analyze and solve problems.

Required:

·     *Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent

·     *Ability to identify and learn technologies relevant to digital libraries

·     *Knowledge of programming and scripting languages, web design, software development lifecycle, databases and information systems

·     *Demonstrated mastery of at least one programming language

·     *Good verbal and written communication skills

·     *Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a dynamic environment

Preferred:

·     *Experience with PHP, Joomla, java, perl, and/or MySQL

·     *Previous experience with library or knowledge management systems is desirable but not required

Salary and benefits:  This is an exempt, administrative/professional position with salary commensurate with experience and the university’s salary structure. Purdue offers a generous fringe benefit package that includes contribution to retirement, health, disability, and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner.

Application process:  To be considered for the position, applications must be made through Purdue University’s employment web site, http://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers and reference position ID 1402464. Please include a cover letter with your application outlining your qualifications for this position. Review of applications will begin September 9, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to libhr@purdue.edu. Resumes sent to this email address cannot be considered. Please put “DLSD” in the subject line of all email correspondence.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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