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Marketing Update For 2013 And Beyond, Chat Hart Dec 2013

Marketing Update For 2013 And Beyond, Chat Hart

Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference

With the government shutdown in October, there were a lot of questions about how the agricultural markets would react. Would the lack of data from USDA have a significant impact on the day-to-day variation in the markets? Would market volume diminish given the lack of information? Well, the general answer turned out to be that the crop markets continued on as normal. Farmers and traders fell back onto private source data and continued to market and move crop. Combines rolled and the harvest proceeded as usual. And for the second straight year, the most common refrain, at least in central ...


Perennial Grasses For Bioenergy In The Central United States: Updates On Economics And Research Progress, Keri Jacobs Dec 2013

Perennial Grasses For Bioenergy In The Central United States: Updates On Economics And Research Progress, Keri Jacobs

Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference

Through policies and programmatic commitments, the United States is exploring the use of alternative transportation fuels as means to meet the growing global demand for energy and the nation’s RFS targets. The CenUSA Bioenergy project is a five year, multi-state, and multi-disciplinary coordinated research and education effort to develop a sustainable system for the production of biofuel feedstocks derived from perennial grasses on land marginal for row crop production. Now in its 3 year, the project, funded by the USDA under the NIFA-AFRI Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (project #2010-05074), focuses on the production of perennial grasses integrated within the row ...


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2013

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the December 4, 2013 meeting.


W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration 2013, Nora V. Demleitner Nov 2013

W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration 2013, Nora V. Demleitner

Library Events

On November 14, 2013, the Washington and Lee Law Library hosted a first-of-its-kind Fall Scholarship Celebration. The event took place in the Law Library's main reading room from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On display were dozens of scholarly articles, books, chapters, and amicus briefs authored by the W&L Law faculty and student body during 2012 and 2013, with hundreds of additional works accessible online through the Scholarly Commons institutional repository.

Faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators mingled with law students over hors d'oeuvres and wine to peruse the formidable scholarly output of the ...


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Nov 2013

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the November 13, 2013 meeting.


University Scholar Series: Frances Edwards And Daniel Goodrich, Frances L. Edwards, Daniel Goodrich Nov 2013

University Scholar Series: Frances Edwards And Daniel Goodrich, Frances L. Edwards, Daniel Goodrich

University Scholar Series

On November 13, 2013, Dr. Frances Edwards and Daniel Goodrich gave a talk titled “Transportation Security After 9/11” as part of the University Scholar Series hosted by Provost Ellen Junn at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Dr. Frances L. Edwards is Deputy Director of the National Transportation Security Center at Mineta Transportation Institute, professor of political science, and director of the MPA program at SJSU. Dan Goodrich is a Research Associate with Mineta Transportation Institute at SJSU, and a lecturer in the MSTM and MPA programs. Together, they have authored the textbook Introduction to Transportation Security. They ...


Get The Word Out: Utilizing Traditional And Emerging Tools To Disseminate And Measure The Impact Of Your Research, Sally A. Gore Nov 2013

Get The Word Out: Utilizing Traditional And Emerging Tools To Disseminate And Measure The Impact Of Your Research, Sally A. Gore

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Publishing articles and presenting at conferences are tried and true ways for promoting your research within academic and professional circles, but with changes to scholarly communications and the emergence of many new forms that allow individuals to disseminate information more freely, openly, and quickly, researchers have a host of opportunities to both promote their work to a larger audience and track the impact of their research in a more accurate manner. From article-level metrics (altmetrics) to open access publications to the use of social media, this poster gives an introduction to some of the vehicles available today, how to use ...


Evaluation Of A Patient Communication Program And Patient Appointment Reminder Calls In A Community Health Center Setting, Deborah Gurewich, Heather Posner, Parag Kunte, Susan Levine, Leah Gallivan Nov 2013

Evaluation Of A Patient Communication Program And Patient Appointment Reminder Calls In A Community Health Center Setting, Deborah Gurewich, Heather Posner, Parag Kunte, Susan Levine, Leah Gallivan

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Community health centers across the country struggle with patients who frequently miss appointments. Missed and unused appointment slots represent lost revenue for health centers and disruption in care continuity. The medical home model recognizes these challenges and establishes patient access as a core element, key components of which include more efficient scheduling functions and capacity for same-day appointments. Identifying effective and feasible strategies to reduce the no-show rate is a critical component of these efforts.

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center came together to launch ...


Caver Quest 3d Virtual Cave Simulation Of Snowy River In Fort Stanton Cave, Ronald J. Lipinski, Pete Lindsley Nov 2013

Caver Quest 3d Virtual Cave Simulation Of Snowy River In Fort Stanton Cave, Ronald J. Lipinski, Pete Lindsley

National Cave and Karst Management Symposium 2013

Virtual worlds, or 3D simulations through which an avatar can travel, is becoming a common means to display products or provide training in new environments. This paper describes the steps in producing the 3D virtual simulation of Snowy River in Fort Stanton Cave, New Mexico. A traditional cave survey and map with cross sections was used to produce a 3D meshed surface of the cave walls using the Blender software package. Photographs were taken of the walls, ceiling, and floor and merged together. The merged montage was applied to the 3D mesh walls as a “texture”. Unity3D was used to ...


Open Access/Open Research/Open Government: The Full Cycle Of Access To Government Information, Stephanie A. Braunstein, Maggie Kauffman Oct 2013

Open Access/Open Research/Open Government: The Full Cycle Of Access To Government Information, Stephanie A. Braunstein, Maggie Kauffman

Open Access Conference

Stephanie Braunstein, Head Government Documents Librarian at Louisiana State University, and Maggie Kauffman, Senior Librarian and Housing Resource Coordinator at the California Department of Housing and Community Development, will describe the who, what, why, and how of current initiatives that promote the sharing of government-funded research--at both the federal and state levels. Emphasis will be placed on recent legislative efforts (such as the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act [FASTR]) and on the recommendations of various professional library organizations that support academic research (such as the Association of Research Libraries [ARL]). While much of the current discussion surrounding ...


Creating Oa Engagement: Peer-Reviewed Student Journals, Michal Strutin, Thomas Farrell, Christa Bailey Oct 2013

Creating Oa Engagement: Peer-Reviewed Student Journals, Michal Strutin, Thomas Farrell, Christa Bailey

Open Access Conference

Interest in student peer-reviewed open-access journals is beginning to grow. Our presentation will explore what it takes to produce such a journal and what it delivers in terms of student experience. We begin with an overview of the value of student research. We will also address student involvement in the Scholarly Communication process, as presented in ACRL’s publication Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy.

We will look at three OA peer-reviewed student journals. For each, we will learn the motivations to create such publications and how faculty advisors and editors determine their audience. Questions will include: breadth (regional ...


Aligning The Principles Of Permaculture Design With Sustainable Open Access Practice, Jennifer Laherty, Stacy Konkiel Oct 2013

Aligning The Principles Of Permaculture Design With Sustainable Open Access Practice, Jennifer Laherty, Stacy Konkiel

Open Access Conference

Open Access has seen increased acceptance in recent years, yet academic libraries continue to struggle with supporting and growing the Open Access institutional repositories (IRs) and increasing faculty awareness of and buy-in for Open Access and related scholarly communication issues. In this presentation, we propose a reframing of Open Access and scholarly communication strategies using the twelve principles of permaculture, an environmental design theory that provides a sustainable architecture for self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from naturally occurring ecosystems (Hemenway, 2009). Such an approach is beneficial for many reasons. Permaculture emphasizes maximum benefit from minimum effort and resources, which resonates with ...


The Decision: Should We Harness Moocs To Reform Copyright Law Or To Promote Open Educational Resources?, Marcus Banks Oct 2013

The Decision: Should We Harness Moocs To Reform Copyright Law Or To Promote Open Educational Resources?, Marcus Banks

Open Access Conference

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have the potential to radically reshape higher education. MOOCs are available to anyone with an Internet connection, for free or at sharply reduced cost compared to tuition for in-person classes. The pedagogical effectiveness of MOOCs is currently a topic of intense debate. Some people argue that MOOCs will never equal classroom instruction while others believe that they are a democratizing force with the potential to offer education of equal or greater quality than what we have known before.

This debate is likely to persist for years. Much less examined is an implicit assumption behind the ...


Forging A New Path: Faculty Buy-In For The Institutional Repository And Open Access Publishing, Carol G. Hixson, Tina Neville, Deborah Henry Oct 2013

Forging A New Path: Faculty Buy-In For The Institutional Repository And Open Access Publishing, Carol G. Hixson, Tina Neville, Deborah Henry

Open Access Conference

Many institutions with institutional repositories have had difficulty getting faculty buy-in to add their content to the institutional repository. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), a separately accredited institution within the USF System, has experienced significant buy-in from its faculty for depositing materials in the institutional repository, known as the USFSP Digital Archive. In a small institution of 5000 students, we have established collections for over one quarter of our faculty, with almost 1400 separate submissions in only two years. Faculty have also developed an understanding of and appreciation for open-access publishing and now consult with the library ...


Culture Clash: Symbolic Capital And The Limits To Open Access Journal Growth In The Humanities And Social Sciences, David Michalski Oct 2013

Culture Clash: Symbolic Capital And The Limits To Open Access Journal Growth In The Humanities And Social Sciences, David Michalski

Open Access Conference

Each year brings more open access peer-review journals to the humanities and social sciences. Yet despite this proliferation, for-profit publishers continue to dominate, and hold the most prestigious journals in their portfolios, pushing the tipping point imagined by open access advocates seemingly out of reach. This project examines the social life of academic publishing to better understand the obstacles preventing a more robust turn to open access, one that does not simply mean more journals, but one that sees the more prestigious journals opting for an open access platform.

Drawing on the work of cultural sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, I examine ...


It’S A Marathon, Not A Sprint: Launching And Sustaining The Momentum For Open Access Journals, Crystal Goldman Oct 2013

It’S A Marathon, Not A Sprint: Launching And Sustaining The Momentum For Open Access Journals, Crystal Goldman

Open Access Conference

While starting an open access journal can lead to exciting new venues for scholarship, the initial enthusiasm of a journal’s founders can wane when faced with the daunting task of keeping the momentum going after the first issue is launched. Even with a steady source of funding from a scholarly society or institution, many factors can play into the demise of an OA publication.

A journal requires an active editorial board, a pool of reliable reviewers and copy editors, and the ability to attract authors with high-quality content. Furthermore, a journal must also continuously attract readers who will then ...


Managing Your Scholarly Identity, Lanette Garza, Jane Costanza, Megan Toups Oct 2013

Managing Your Scholarly Identity, Lanette Garza, Jane Costanza, Megan Toups

Open Access Week

Have you ever Googled yourself? Disappointed? As scholars it is important that we craft an online identity that reflects our work and professional goals. There are many tools and options available for organizing our work, creating an online scholarly presence, and assessing our scholarly impact. Please come join us to discuss the Altmetrics, Impact Story, Versions Toolkit, SelectedWorks


5 Tips For Getting Started With Open Access Publishing, Joshua Neds-Fox Oct 2013

5 Tips For Getting Started With Open Access Publishing, Joshua Neds-Fox

Open Access Week

You've considered participating in open access, but the tradeoffs involved in making your publications open access often don't seem worth the cost. It doesn't have to be that way. Join us for a quick walkthrough of strategies for participating in open access publishing without having to feel like a radical.


Skillshare #18: Oa: Oh!?... Awesome!, Allegra Swift, Natalie Tagge Oct 2013

Skillshare #18: Oa: Oh!?... Awesome!, Allegra Swift, Natalie Tagge

Open Access Week @ The Claremont Colleges

Open access is making research results and scholarship freely available to anyone with an internet connection rather than keeping those results hidden behind a subscription pay wall or any other financial, organizational, legal or technical barriers. Some examples of OA resources include scholarly journals, electronic theses and dissertations, textbooks, source code, images, educational resources, video, audio, and many other educational and research resources. Who knew, right?!

Come and share a story of when Open Access information saved the day or times when you couldn’t access proprietary information you or the students and faculty we serve needed. Come pick up ...


Alternative Impact Metrics: Uk Faculty Evaluation, Derek R. Lane Oct 2013

Alternative Impact Metrics: Uk Faculty Evaluation, Derek R. Lane

#Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media

Dr. Derek Lane discusses metrics for research assessment and faculty evaluation at the University of Kentucky.

The above video is available for download in mp4 format by clicking the relevant link listed under the additional files shown below.

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Altmetrics, Carl G. Mattacola Oct 2013

Altmetrics, Carl G. Mattacola

#Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media

Dr. Carl Mattacola addresses the perceptions of altmetrics from the perspectives of faculty, administrator, and journal editor.

The above video is available for download in mp4 format by clicking the relevant link listed under the additional files shown below.

The slide deck is available by clicking the Download button on the right.


#Almetrics: Background And Overview, C. Sean Burns Oct 2013

#Almetrics: Background And Overview, C. Sean Burns

#Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media

Dr. Sean Burns provides an overview of bibliometrics, research impact, and altmetrics.

The above video is available for download in mp4 format by clicking the relevant link listed under the additional files shown below.

The slide deck is available by clicking the Download button on the right.


Assessment In Action: Academic Libraries And Student Success, Kara J. Malenfant, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe Oct 2013

Assessment In Action: Academic Libraries And Student Success, Kara J. Malenfant, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Academic librarians are connecting with campus partners in novel ways to question and discover how they bring value to their institutions. To foster these partnerships, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, launched “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA). This three-year program will to aid 300 postsecondary institutions of all types as they create engaged libraries of the future. Each selected institution has a team with a librarian and at least two people from other campus units. The librarians will participate in a formal ...


Beyond The Tally Sheet: Communicating Data, Jay Forrest, Raeanne Forrest Oct 2013

Beyond The Tally Sheet: Communicating Data, Jay Forrest, Raeanne Forrest

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Ten years ago, the Georgia Tech Library created an electronic Tally Sheet to record transaction statistics. In the last decade, this system has been used by each of our public service departments and has evolved to make recording transactions easier for library staff to use. The system started as a unified single-page sheet with drop-downs to reflect multiple transactions and transaction details to sidebars individualized to each unit with single-click buttons and drop-downs.

Reporting of the transaction statistics has evolved from monthly and annual reports in Excel to a dynamic web-based interface. This data along with attendance data and circulation ...


Voices In The Library, Frances Maloy, Jon Bodnar, Susan Bailey Oct 2013

Voices In The Library, Frances Maloy, Jon Bodnar, Susan Bailey

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

In early 2012, a team of librarians from Emory University's Robert W Woodruff Library set out to better understand how the library's key user groups work, what they need to do that work, and how the library might better meet those needs. To develop its understanding the team modified the Voice of the Customer FOCUS methodology--a clearly defined and rigorous process for developing and conducting semi-structured interviews and for analyzing the data associated with those interviews.

In this presentation, team members will review their research methodology (including a discussion of its benefits and drawbacks), review their project's ...


Before And After: Planning And Assessment Of New Library Spaces And Services, Bertha Chang, Honora Eskridge Oct 2013

Before And After: Planning And Assessment Of New Library Spaces And Services, Bertha Chang, Honora Eskridge

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

As academic libraries increasingly focus on user experience as a means of improving spaces, services, and collections, more librarians find themselves conducting studies of varying complexity to provide data supporting decisions. In January 2013, the NCSU Libraries opened a new library building, the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library. With numerous high-tech spaces, the Hunt Library is meant to define the library of the 21st century. For more than two years prior to and in the months since opening the building, subject specialist librarians have conducted studies to learn about user needs, especially those of faculty and graduate students. Faculty were ...


Pivot Tables And Data Visualization For The Rookie Analyst, Tricia Clayton Oct 2013

Pivot Tables And Data Visualization For The Rookie Analyst, Tricia Clayton

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Have you heard others wax rhapsodic on the marvels of pivot tables, but you aren’t quite sure what they are or how they can help you? Do you wonder which type of chart or graph is most appropriate for clearly and accurately presenting your findings? If so, then this session is for you.

Assessment has become a ubiquitous component of librarianship, and skilled manipulation of quantitative data is a vital assessment tool. However, many practicing librarians have had little to no formal training in data collection, analysis and presentation. This session is aimed at rookie analysts who are learning ...


Working By Committee: Formal And Informal Assessment Collaborations--Assessment Committees And Beyond, Sojourna Cunningham, Regina Mays, Michelle Brannen, Kathryn Crowe, Sonya Shepherd Oct 2013

Working By Committee: Formal And Informal Assessment Collaborations--Assessment Committees And Beyond, Sojourna Cunningham, Regina Mays, Michelle Brannen, Kathryn Crowe, Sonya Shepherd

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

During this panel discussion, three very different academic libraries will provide perspectives about the role of an assessment committee and the assessment librarian in library strategic planning. Topics discussed will include:

  • The creation of the Assessment Committee (AC) and the role of the Assessment Librarian within the committee
  • Strategic planning for the committee as well how assessment projects are chosen for the committee and for the library
  • The current and past projects of the AC As time permits, the panel will also discuss:
  • How librarians outside of the committee use the AC and Assessment or U/X Librarian
  • Ways in ...


The Whole Picture - One Library's Assessment Activities, Sian Brannon Oct 2013

The Whole Picture - One Library's Assessment Activities, Sian Brannon

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Assessment pervades every single department in the library, and every staff person has some part to play. In preparing for a new library strategic plan, and for campus SACS reaccreditation, the University of North Texas took the opportunity to identify exactly what assessments are being done, no matter how internal they may seem. A newly formed Assessment Workgroup identified qualitative and quantitative assessments being performed for both internal and external bodies, and mapped them to demonstrate to employees everything the library does to improve service quality, make workflows more efficient, and improve education for students.

This presentation will describe our ...


Quick Searching At The Library: A Usability Study On Combining Web Scale Discovery Tools For The Ultimate Search Interface, Emily King, Sarah Arnold Oct 2013

Quick Searching At The Library: A Usability Study On Combining Web Scale Discovery Tools For The Ultimate Search Interface, Emily King, Sarah Arnold

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Research was conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study the usability of two search interfaces – one tabbed interface similar to the current UNC-CH library homepage and one with a single search bar similar to Google. The UNC-CH Libraries also developed a combined search tool that pulls library resources from the Serials Solutions Summon service and from the Endeca-powered catalog. The usability test involved several tasks to determine interface preference, autosuggest’s utility, and the optimal location for the “best bets” recommendation box within the results. The usability testing also included having participants respond to a ...