Monthly Archives: August 2019

Faculty and Staff Presentations, Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments – July/Aug 2019


7 PULSIS Faculty on Research Teams Funded in 2nd Round of Purdue’s Data Science Initiative
Clarence Maybee, Pete Pascuzzi, Nicole Kong (PIs); Wei Zakharov, Chao Cai, Michael Witt, Michael Fosmire

Hannah, Matt. Awarded fellowship: Fulbright Specialist, Aug. 2019. More information at

Kong, Nicole, grant awards:

  • 2019 – 2020: Leveraging Soil Explorer for Soils and Ecological Training. USDA, NRCS, Soil Science Collaborative Research Proposals Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO). Co-PI, with D. Schulze, etc. $ 52,295.49.
  • 2018 – 2019: IndianaView Program Development and Operations for the State of Indiana. AmericaView program, USGS. Co-PI, with L. Biehl, etc. $23,000.


Herubel, Jean-Pierre V. M., “The Doctoral Dissertation: Observations, Perspectives, Protean Nature?, Closing keynote address at the Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) at Purdue University, May 23, 2019.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M., “Disciplinary Nomenclature, Specializations, and University Presses” Seventeenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries, 5 July 2019, Univerisdad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

Li, Yue (Shirley); Kong, Nicole; and Hum, Karen. Who are using ArcGIS Online? – A Usage Report of Purdue University’s AGO. 2019 ESRI education conference. July 6-9, 2019. San Diego, CA.

Angela Berthume, Jacob Carlson, Emily Chan, Leighton Christensen, Charles Ducker, Kendra Levine, Shashi Nambisan, Hilary Nixon, Steven Polunsky, Rolf Schmitt, Julianne Schwarzer, Lisa Kay Schweyer, Michael Witt. May 2019. Building a National Transportation Data Preservation Network: Detailed Proceedings. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Library, Washington, D.C.

Michael Witt (July 29, 2019). Data Publication and Management. Arequipa Nexus Institute Technical Workshop. West Lafayette, Indiana.

Zakharov, Wei and Fosmire, Michael (2019, July). Comparing the information needs of practicing engineers between online courses and workplace. Presented at 2019 Great Lakes Science Boot Camp, Chicago, Illinois.

Zakharov, W. (2019, June). Review types and methodologies: A systematic review case study. Presented at 2019 Special Libraries Association Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Wang, C.; Hubbard, S.M.; and Zakharov, W. (2019, June). Utilizing the systematic literature review in aviation: A case study for runway incursions. Poster presented at 2019 Special Libraries Association Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Publications and Media

Chapman, Bert (2019). “The Baltics and Ukraine: Geopolitical Hotspots.” Praeger Security International.

Dick Kawooya, Donna Ferullo, and Tomas Lipinski. (2019). Library and Information Science Curriculum in a Changing Professional Landscape: The Case of Copyright Education in the United States. Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship, 3(2). 1-43.

Fundator, Rachel; and Maybee, Clarence. (2019). Academic librarians as informed learning developers. In K. Ranger (ed.) Informed learning applications: Insights from research and practice (Advances in Librarianship; volume 46). Emerald.

Tracy Grimm and Sharra Vostral published “Archives as Laboratory: Engaging STEM Students & STEM Collections,” in Engineering Studies, DOI: August 2019

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre; Goedeken, Edward A., “University Presses and Emerging Disciplinary Configurations and Orientations: An Exploration and Discussion
Publishing Research Quarterly 35 (2019): 39-51.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M., “Tyrannosaurus Monographis and Velociraptor Articlus : A Publishing Ecology Publishing Research Quarterly 35 (2019): 213-222.

Burrows, Trevor; Freeman, Robert S; Heyns, Erla P; Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M., “Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Bibliographies and Collections: The View from a STEM University Portal: Libraries and the Academy 19 (2019): 511-533.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M., “University, College Institutional Histories, and University Presses: General Observations of a Unique Publishing Phenomenon,” Publishing Research Quarterly 35 (2019): 352–361.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M., “Recent Articles on French History, French Historical Studies: 42 (February 2019): 154-172.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M., “Recent Articles on French History, French Historical Studies: 42 (August 2019): 508-531.

Phillips, Margaret, Howard, H., Valeer, A., & Hubbard, D.E. (2019). Mapping industry standards and integration opportunities in business management curricula. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. (in press) DOI: 10.1080/08963568.2019.1638662.

Check It Out! August 2019


By Allen Bol

The Libraries Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (LCSSAC) recently had a change in officers, and I am now now the new chair. We are currently in the planning stages for the Libraries and School of Information Studies’ Fall Picnic with some exciting changes coming! The picnic is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, and this year, it will be held at a different location this year–at the River Shelter at Fort Ouiatenon. Please bring a covered dish and a white elephant gift. Dean McNeil is graciously providing the hamburgers, hotdogs, and buns. This event is open for all Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) faculty, staff, retirees, and their families.

As always, LCSSAC is here to be the listening voice for all the PULSIS support staff. If at any time you have a question or concern, please send us a Link Letter. Link Letters are a confidential way for you to have your voice be heard. All Link Letters go directly to the LCSSAC chair, who will remove all identifying information before sharing it with the rest of the committee. Follow this link: to send a letter.

More DigRef Questions Due to Ask-a-Librarian Pop Out Tab

By Frances Christman and the DigRef Team

This past June, a little pop out appeared on the Library’s homepage. Just a little pop-out. “Ask Us” (see upper right corner of image below).

Digital Reference via Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies

Nothing big, nothing with bell and whistles… just a little “Ask Us” tab showing up on your screen.
Suddenly, questions appeared in our queues—A LOT more questions, to the point that we are now staffing double shifts on certain days of the week to answer the amount of questions we receive. Compared to the previous years, the number of questions have DOUBLED.

Ask-a-Librarian DigRef Service, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information StudiesWe are visible. We are present. We are available!

It was just a little pop out… but oh, what a BIG difference it has made!