In This Issue
IMPACT Data Science | Digital Humanities Studio Open House Oct. 14 | Library Scholars Grant Proposal Deadline Nov. 8 | Faculty and Staff Presentations, Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments | Open Access Week Panel Discussion Oct. 22 |HSSE Library Launches Monthly “Featured Databases” Tutorials | Purdue GIS Day Conference 2019 | Advancing Active-Learning Culture at Purdue | APSAC Chair Q&A: Danny Vukobratovich
by Yixuan Sun, Graduate Assistant, IMPACT Data Science, and Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
As we become increasingly dependent on data, data-driven work — such as data analysis, visualization, and predictive modeling — has never been more important across different fields. One of the projects of Purdue University’s Integrative Data Science Initiative (IDSI) is “IMPACT Data Science Education: Preparing Undergraduates to Lead into the Future,” which will contribute to the current data science education ecosystem at Purdue by helping faculty integrate data science into undergraduate courses. Read more…
Developing and advancing Purdue University’s Digital Humanities (DH) initiative — an important and growing area in digital scholarship — is among the many duties of Matt Hannah, assistant professor of DH in Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS).
Hannah, who arrived at Purdue in March 2018, has been busily laying the foundation for an ongoing and robust discussion about DH and digital scholarship across campus. He has designed and delivered a wide range of DH workshops, taught digital humanities courses, contributed to digital scholarship projects and efforts on campus and beyond, and has established the DH Studio in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSSE) Library.
To celebrate this growing and vibrant DH initiative, PULSIS will host an open house to launch the DH Studio from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. The DH Studio is located in Stewart Center, room 153 (on the first floor of HSSE Library). The event will feature remarks by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of DH and a professor of English at Michigan State University. Read more…
Proposals for Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies’ Library Scholars Grant Program (2019-20) can now be submitted. The grant-award program supports access to unique collections of information found around the country and the world.
Untenured tenure-track faculty members and associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2017, or later, from the Purdue West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, and Northwest campuses, and the Statewide Technology Program, are eligible. The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2019-20 program is Friday, Nov. 8.
Recognizing Nanette Andersson, Bert Chapman, Neal Harmeyer, and Michael Witt.
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies will kick off International Open Access Week (October 21-27) with the announcement of the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) and Purdue University Office of the Provost.
During the week, PULSIS and the Purdue University Press (PUP) will also host a panel discussion, three Open Access information installations on campus, and an Open Access content campaign.
Among the many resource and services Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) offers student and faculty researchers are more than 600 databases. For years, staff in the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics have offered the “Database of the Month” feature to help business researchers navigate these rich resources.
To help humanities’ and social sciences’ researchers, on Sept. 26, staff in the HSSE Library launched a similar series, the HSSE Library “Featured Databases” tutorials. This ongoing series will cover a wide array of disciplines. The first featured database is ProQuest Research Library, which provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals. Read more…
Purdue GIS Day Conference 2019
High school Students from Crawfordsville Sr. High (Crawfordsville, IN), Huntington North (Huntington, IN), and Southwood Jr./Sr. High (Wabash, IN), pictured right, attended High School GIS Day in the Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering on Friday, Sept. 27.
The college day event, or the Purdue GIS Day Conference, is set for Nov. 7. Submissions for the college day program are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.
More information about how to submit abstracts and proposals for the different activities at the event is available at http://bit.ly/gisday19.
The Active Learning Community of Practice (ALCoP) at Purdue University is comprised of faculty who gather to share ideas, explore active learning strategies, and discuss student outcomes. Facilitated by Susan Modlin, clinical assistant professor of nursing, ALCoP at Purdue meets monthly. Modlin’s role in this community was recently covered by the ITaP Newsroom in “Active Learning Community of Practice’s Focus This Year Is on Diversity and Inclusion.”
Rachel Fundator Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Information Literacy Instructional Designer Rachel Fundator has also been integral in assembling and implementing ALCoP. Read more…
Danny Vukobratovich took office June 1 as the 2019-20 chair of the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee. He is instruction and research services administrator for Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies. He joined APSAC as an at-large representative. Here, he answers questions from Purdue Today about his perspectives and plans in leading APSAC. Read more…
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