In This Issue
1903 Wright Flyer Fabric Lands at Purdue Archives | New Purdue Archives Online Exhibit Aims to Expand Overlooked Areas of Purdue History | NNLM $20K Award to Fund Project for Purdue Faculty Studying Biomedical Data Challenges| Maybee Honored with 2019 ALA LIRT Librarian Recognition Award | Thinking Creatively About Theses | Faculty Presentations, Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments |2019 Celebration of Graduating Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies’ Student Employees
1903 Wright Flyer Fabric Lands at Purdue Archives
In the history of flight and space, there are two monumental events that stand out: one was the Wright Brothers’ achievement of the first power-controlled flight, and the other was when Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the moon.
Located in the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections (ASC), the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives collection was created to document and preserve Purdue University’s relationship to flight and space exploration. Recently, Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol Armstrong, donated two pieces of fabric from the wings of the original Wright Brothers flyer, built in 1903 and flown at Kitty Hawk. This donation to the flight and space exploration collection at Purdue bridges these two pivotal flight and space events, connecting the Purdue family all the way back to the birth of aviation by powered flight. Read more…
New Purdue Archives Online Exhibit Aims to Expand Overlooked Areas of Purdue History
Every story has untold pieces. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections contains millions of stories in the many papers, books, objects, items, and other memorabilia carefully preserved and stored there. Yet, it does not hold them all—particularly those that may have not been “judged to be…important,” as noted in the introduction of the new online exhibit, “Voices, Identities & Silences: Investigating 150 Years of Diversity in Purdue Archives.” The exhibit is the result of a graduate course led by Purdue University Archivist and Professor Sammie Morris this past spring semester.
NNLM $20K Award to Fund Project for Purdue Faculty Studying Biomedical Data Challenges
Recently, two members of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies faculty were selected to receive a Research Data Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The $20,000 grant award for the project, “Understanding Rates of Attrition in Biomedical Data Challenges: A Study of Failure,” will enable Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor Bethany McGowan and Associate Professor Ilana Stonebraker to provide research data management training to students. Read more…
Maybee Honored with 2019 ALA Librarian Recognition Award
Courtesy of the American Library Association
The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has selected Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Associate Professor Clarence Maybee as the 2019 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award. The Librarian Recognition Award was created to recognize an individual’s contribution to the development, advancement, and support of information literacy and instruction. Read more…
Thinking Creatively About Theses
On Thursday, May 23, a Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations was held at Purdue University. Ashlee Messersmith (The Graduate School at Purdue University) and Michael Witt (Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies) organized the event, with support from the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association.
By Michael Witt, Head, Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), and Associate Professor of Library Science
The presenters at the Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) highlighted a wide variety of creative works produced by graduate students in earning their degrees, such as: a newly discovered chemical structure with directions for building your own model of it using a 3D printer; training materials for board game designers to help them write better instructions for teaching people how to play their games; and an online map of the state of Indiana with embedded ecological data to improve natural resource management. Read more…
2019 Celebration of Graduating Purdue University Libraries and
School of Information Studies’ Student Employees
In late April, we recognized graduating student employees’ contributions to the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies at our annual Celebration of Graduating Students. They posed for photos with their supervisors (or faculty/staff members) at the dinner event. (Names of students and supervisors are listed below the photo collage.)
Those who attended (from top, L to R): Tracy Grimm, Alec Graff, Gene Ann Fausett; Nicole Szumigalski, Beth Moore, Carly Richards; back row: Madison Whitney, Chloe Richard, Abbi Herrold, Jon Reitz, Brandon Lach; front row: Corey Sayles, Diego Cabrales, Sandy Galloway, Katie Folkening, Taylor Springer; Nikhil Soni and Donna Ferullo; Audrey Grisham and Schuyler Frashier; Joshua Groh, Frances Christman, Evan Kinnevan; Brenae Newhard and Lu Ann Gooden; Neal Harmeyer and Evalyn Stow; Rachel Elise Pudell, Alan Martin, Taylor C.T. Martin, Kiley Mette, Tonya Mull; Stephan Miller and Alexandru Gavrila; Chuck Witt, Teresa Balser, Treann Quick, Alexus Salazar; Adam Kunkel, Angie Ewing, Celestina Pacilio.
© Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies 2019
Director of Strategic Communication
Masthead photo by Matthew Thomas/Purdue University