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Three Libraries Faculty Awarded Research Seed Grants

March 28th, 2023

three headshots of Libraries faculty members
Purdue Libraries Professors Gang Shao, Heather Howard, and Chao Cai

The Libraries Research Council has voted to support three research seed grant proposals that will advance the Research Excellence Areas in Libraries (REALs). The selected seed grant projects will occur between now and the end of August.

Gang Shao: Exploring Data Management Courses in U.S. Higher Education Institutions
This project will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of data management education in higher education data science programs in the U.S. The findings will contribute to a better understanding of the extent to which data management skills are being taught in these programs and identify any gaps in the curriculum.

Heather Howard: International Business Information
In this project, Professor Howard will start a book project for International Business Information. The short-term goal is to complete a proposal to publish a new book on international business information that can be used by practicing librarians, library school students, and business researchers worldwide.

Chao Cai: Automated Citation Deduplication Tool for Systematic Reviews
Removing duplicated citations from multiple database searches is an essential step in evidence synthesis projects. Existing tools are not robust enough for comprehensive removal of duplicated citations. The outcome of this project will provide a user-friendly tool for fast and more reliable results when removing duplicated records, for researchers who conduct evidence synthesis research, such as systematic reviews.

Congratulations to our faculty members who were awarded!