This week, a doctoral candidate emailed the CLIC librarians to float a few questions our way. We think you will be interested in the questions and answers.
Question: Do doctoral candidates still have to submit their dissertation to Proquest?
Answer: Yes, U.Va. still requires them to deposit dissertations with Proquest. As librarians, we think that is a sound idea as it allows researchers to look in one database (in our case Digital Dissertations) to locate dissertations written in the U.S. and some foreign countries.
As the U.Va Library purchases the Dissertations and Theses full text version, all of us get access to the full text of many dissertations. Other schools have opted for another version that supplies only the citation and abstract.
Question: Can doctoral candidates also submit their dissertations to an online repository and provide free full text access to the dissertations for all to read?
Answer: Yes! Many authors feel this will provide a wider audience for their research. To provide this access, authors can upload them onto web sites such as the ones below and use creative commons licenses. Proquest's Open Access is a spin off from the Proquest Dissertations and Theses service. Here is an overview of Proquest's Open Access program.
In addition to Proquest's, PQDT database, other examples of Open Access sites include: Open Thesis;Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD); DART-Europe, a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses; and institutional repositories (IR) operated by many universities. Libra, is U.Va.'s IR and library staff hope to accept open access dissertations in the near future. (A beta testing is set for late Spring. We will keep you posted.) Do note that authors sometimes have to pay a fee to post to an open access site. For readers, it is free. The U.Va. IR will not charge authors to put dissertations into the IR.
We are thrilled to announce these 2 titles are now available online. We want to also point out publishing opportunities in these journals! Click the call for papers link and scroll to the bottom of the page to read them.
Click the links below to read them online!
Teaching Children Mathematics
Oxford Handbook of Counseling Psychology
Education Handbook Area: BF 636.6 .O94 2012
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The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, a research institute at UVa focused on exploring and expanding the potential of information technology as a tool for humanities research, is seeking applications for 2012 - 2013 Residential and Associate Fellows.
Applications are due by March 1, 2012 with the fellowships beginning June 1, 2012.
Impress your friends and colleagues! Now you can learn the correct pronunciation of an author's name, from the author himself or herself. This web page, hosted by TeachingBooks.net, provides a collection of brief recordings of authors & illustrators saying their names. Who knew that Jon Scieszka's last name rhymes with Fresca?
CURRY RESEARCH LECTURESHIP SERIES
WHO: Dr. Niobe Way, New York University
WHAT: In an empirically grounded challenge to our stereotypes about boys and men, Way’s longitudinal research over the past twenty years reveals the intense intimacy among teenage boys especially during early and middle adolescence. Boys from diverse ethnic and racial groups not only share their deepest secrets and feelings with their closest male friends, they claim that without them they would go “wacko.” Yet as boys grow older, they become distrustful, lose their friendships, and feel isolated and alone. This loss is evident at the same time in development that the suicide rate, according to national data, goes up dramatically for boys and becomes five times the rate of girls.
WHEN: Friday, February 3@ 11am
WHERE: The CLIC, Third Floor, Ruffner Hall
Photo by Kris Snibbe
WHAT: Digital Poster Session
WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Clemons Library, Third Floor
DESCRIPTION: The UVa Library's Digital Media Lab is hosting a digital poster session that will bring together faculty interested in media creation with faculty that are producing media content. Register for this event.
Professors, instructors and independent filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how they use media in various forms for assignments, research and outreach.
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with media savvy faculty and staff! Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the story developers at Pixar films, and the Army Chief of Strategic Plans all have in common? Read Little Bets by bestselling author Peter Sims. He found that all of them have achieved breakthrough results by methodically taking small, experimental steps in order to discover and develop new ideas. Rather than believing they have to start with a big idea or plan a whole project out in advance, trying to foresee the final outcome, they make a series of little bets about what might be a good direction, learning from lots of little failures and from small but highly significant wins that allow them to happen upon unexpected avenues and arrive at extraordinary outcomes." -- Amazon
Throughout this Spring semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week's featured data information.
The University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE) and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information are pleased offer their first presentation. A reception will follow the event.
All are welcome!
WHAT: A presentation, "The Impact of Visualization in Science, Engineering, Education and the Humanities"
WHO: Dr. Kelly Gaither, Director of Visualization at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
WHEN: Thursday, 26 January 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
WHERE: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEC) - Room 205
Click here and the numbers will fly past you! If you are curious about the number of births daily, Public Education expenditure today, emails sent today (and we heard email was dead!), and more. View real time statistics from around the world on government, health, media, society, population, food, and energy!
A new online tool, DMPTool that helps research grant applicants generate data-management plans is one of the top digital preservation achievements of 2011, according to a Library of Congress blog. Read the story.
The DMPTool is free online software that helps researchers create the data management plans increasingly required by federal agencies and other grant funders, said Andrews Sallans, the library's head of strategic data initiatives. As a University of Virginia DMPTool user, researchers use Netbadge and their U.Va. Computing id to access the DMPTool. As a U.Va. user, you will have links to local U.Va. resources for guidance and help while developing your Data Management Plan.
The tool allows you to:
Create, edit, and save, ready-to-use data management plans
Keep track of and meet funder data management plan requirements
Get step-by-step instructions and guidance as data management plans are generated
Learn about resources and services available locally to help fulfill granting agency’s data management requirements
View sample plans, preview funder requirements and view the latest changes to their plans. It permits the user to create an editable document for submission to a funding agency and can accommodate different versions as funding requirements change.
WHAT: Use of Data Visualization at Stanford University
WHO: Dr. Geoff McGhee, Stanford University
WHEN: Thursday, 26 January 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
OVERVIEW: Hear from Geoff McGhee, who joined Stanford University in 2009, after a decade producing multimedia and infographics for The New York Times, Le Monde and ABCNews. At Stanford, he helps scholars in the humanities and sciences develop new tools and techniques for exploring their research and sharing it with others. During this session, he'll talk about the art of “data storytelling”, best practices for data visualization and using visual interfaces to explore large data sets.
WHAT: ArcGIS Advanced Editing
WHEN: Wed., 1 February 10:00am - 11:00am and repeated on
Thursday, 2 February from 4:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Brown Library Electronic Classroom
WHAT: The Editor in ArcGIS 10 is a new paradigm. The use of templates in key to creating new data. We will explore templates and other advanced editing techniques including reshaping features, snapping and attribute editing.
Longitudinal and Panel Data:Analysis and Application in the Social Sciences
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) at the Institute of Education Sciences announces its second Summer Research Training Institute on Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis. The Training Institute is intended to increase the capacity of education researchers nationally to conduct methodologically rigorous single-case intervention studies.
WHEN: June 25 to June 29, 2012
WHERE: University of Wisconsin-Madison
DEADLINE: All applications must be received no later than Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
-- From Ned Potter's The Time for Libraries is Now
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