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March 1st, 2021

By: Matthew Hannah To go so far as to call this a “rise” may be a bit of exaggeration. After all, Purdue is well known for its commitment to innovative methodologies and cutting-edge areas of study. Certainly, this is true of the STEM disciplines, but it is also true of the humanities, social sciences, and more…

February 22nd, 2021

  West Lafayette, IN- Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies begins 2021 with new open access publishing partnerships with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cambridge Press, and Public Library of Science (PLOS). Now, Purdue University authors interested in publishing their scholarship in corresponding journals can choose to retain copyright and publish their articles more…

February 9th, 2021

Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring IBISWorld Industry Reports, brought to you by IBISWorld. Focus IBISWorld Industry Reports include information on over 700 US industries in the US economy at the granular level covering industry-specific more…

February 9th, 2021

Newly Signed “Read and Publish” License Confirms Shared Commitment to Open Access New York, NY, February 9, 2021—ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and Purdue University have entered into a new transformative Open Access (OA) “read and publish” agreement under the ACM OPEN program. The three-year agreement, which includes regional campuses, will allow for Purdue more…

January 26th, 2021

Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Mintel, brought to you by Mintel Group Ltd. Focus Mintel includes market research reports for Europe, the UK, and the US that cover a variety of sectors including consumer more…

December 1st, 2020

By: Matthew N. Hannah Over the past year or so, I’ve been engaged in a series of conversations facilitated by Indiana Humanities in Indianapolis, which brought together various digital humanities (DH) efforts around the state to discuss future possibilities for collaboration. As a result of those conversations, and under the leadership of James Connolly (Ball more…

November 25th, 2020

This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on more…

November 24th, 2020

  In October 2020, we announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses had entered into contract negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher, Elsevier. Today, we write to you with an update on these negotiations and next steps.  Our negotiation team met with Elsevier again this fall. After multiple rounds of proposal reviews that failed more…

November 2nd, 2020

ILS 59500:  Information and Communication Strategies for the Technical Workplace Meeting Times: DIS Instructors: Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky, Michael Fosmire This course emphasizes the importance and role of strong information and communication skills (written, oral, graphical, and interpersonal) in a successful engineering or technology career. Search, evaluate, access, use, and synthesize technical information in order more…

November 1st, 2020

ILS 49500: Information Skills for Health Sciences Professionals Meeting Times: TR 9:30am-10:20am (Online) 1st 8 weeks Instructor: Jane Yatcilla So you want to go to medical school or veterinary school, or become a chiropractor, dentist, public health specialist, osteopath, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician’s assistant, or get a PhD and do clinical research. Take this more…