THE JOURNAL ARTICLE OF THE FUTURE
What if publishers changed the way your online article looks and functions in the near future?
Elsevier publishers are developing a new conceptual model for the “Journal Article of the Future.” Imagine a 3-column format with navigation in the left panel, value added enhancements in the right panel and the main article in the middle panel.
As a reader peruses your online article, she can click on the links to the cited article and read it full text in the right column. She can also click and view the cited article’s data sources saving her lots of time, providing context for the article she is reading and keeping her focused!
Imagine readers of your article being able to analyze the values of a graph with accuracy using an interactive crosshair viewer, one of the proposed tools for this model, thus eliminating guesswork and manual measurement.
Watch the video, the "Article of the Future" and imagine how this model could influence your writing, and content and impact.
PEER REVIEW: PILOT PROJECT
The publisher, Elsevier has launched a pilot project aimed at improving the quality of peer review. Review reports for articles in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology will be published alongside the article on SciVerse ScienceDirect. The pilot will last until the end of 2012. If successful, the initiative will also be applied to other Elsevier journals.
“Making the reviews visible to all readers of the article will ultimately lead to higher quality review reports,” said Martin Tanke, Managing Director of STM Journals, Elsevier. “In addition, by openly publishing the reviews we want to publicly acknowledge the intellectual contribution of the reviewer to the article.”
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 below.
WHO: YOU: Faculty, staff, students, administrators
WHAT: Data Management Day Colloquium
WHEN: April 12, 2012 from 10am to 5:00pm
WHERE: The CLIC, Room 302 Ruffner Hall ( map)
The University Library's Scientific Data Consulting Group is pleased to offer Data Management Day as a means to discuss research data issues and institutional initiatives aimed at addressing them.
We hope that the day's events increase awareness of data management issues and serve as a forum to discuss solutions and best practices for data management across the entire research life cycle. We have carefully developed an agenda for Data Management Day symposium that will appeal to researchers, faculty, graduate students, administrators and librarians Alberto Conti will deliver the keynote address at 10am. There will be several panels in the afternoon including one on "Problems and Successes Around Managing Data" which will include Curry School's Jamie DeCoster, a research scientist at Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning.
TRAINING SESSION AT AERA
WHAT: PDC11: Using NAEP Data on the Web for Educational Policy Research
WHEN: Saturday April 14 8:00am – 12:00pm
WHERE: Fairmont Waterfront, MacKenzie 2
WHO: Directors: Debbie Kline, Cathy Trapani, and Emmanuel Sikali
DESCRIPTION: This course is for researchers interested in exploring the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data using the NAEP Data Explorer Web tool. Participants will be guided through an examination of the data, focusing on: (1) student, teacher, and school variables; (2) relationships between student performance and characteristics of students, their teachers, and their schools; and (3) using NAEP data to supplement other education research. The course provides hands-on learning and active participation. A laptop or tablet computer with wireless Internet access is needed.
Register for the training session when you register for the conference; note that there is a charge of $95. Direct any questions about the professional development and training courses to email@example.com.
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is hosting a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities. When you get to the IES Research Funding Webinars page review the scheduled webinars and individually register for the ones that interest you. Register early as these sessions fill up fast.
The April webinars will be:
Grant Writing Workshop: Preparing applications in response to current requests for applications and the IES goal structure.
Friday, April 6, 2012, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshop for Exploration Projects: IES staff will provide information on preparing an Exploration (Goal 1) application. Topics include methodological requirements for the Exploration goal and developing a research plan.
Monday, April 9, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshop for Minority Serving Institutions: Preparing applications in response to current requests for applications and the IES goal structure. Topics focus on general research requirements, preparing a research narrative, building a strong research team, and forming partnerships with schools.
Friday, April 13, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sessions will be repeated on Thursday, April 12 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Brown Library Electronic Classroom
WHAT: What are gazetteers? They are geographical directories or dictionaries. This session will discuss gazetteers and why they are so useful.
Prevent sadness! Use the Home Directory service to make a backup copy of your dissertation and other priceless documents. You can set up access through the web interface or the Home Directory Desktop Utility.
Mrs. Curry reminds us that when asked about his birthday on April 13th, Thomas Jefferson said, “The only birthday I ever commemorate is that of our Independence, the Fourth of July."
YOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS
TOPIC: Preliminary presentation for the Society for Prevention Research's (SPR) 2012 annual competition
WHEN: April 19, 2012 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The presentation will last one-half hour followed by a one hour discussion.
WHERE: The CLIC, Ruffner Hall, 3rd Floor
WHO: Faculty member Patrick Tolan is leading the team which includes Valerie Futch, Angela Henneberger, Peter Lovegrove and Michelle Maier.
WHAT: Youth-Nex and CASTL students are tackling data from the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Study as part of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) cup competition. The team will present ideas and preliminary results at the meeting and will be seeking input on how to augment and improve their work.
E-TEXT BOOKS? WHAT'S THE RUSH?
Dr. Daniel T. Willingham and David B. Danie published a letter to the editor in this week's issue of Science. They stated, "Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski recently said, “We absolutely want to push the process [of moving from print to electronic textbooks]” (1). If the federal government plans to push the process, it should take steps to promote the science and insist on the evidence that can ensure that electronic textbooks fulfill their potential." Read more, click here.
TITLE: Educational Technology, Teacher Knowledge, and Classroom impact: A Research Handbook on Frameworks and Approaches
EDITORS: Robert N. Ronau, Christopher R. Rakes, Margaret L. Niess
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Each year the Curry School Foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to support the studies of Curry School students. This year scholarships and fellowships were awarded to a total of 97 Curry School students for the 2012-13 academic year. Go to the Curry Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards page to see how you can apply to be a recipient for the 2013-14 school year.
We think you will enjoy a peak at this "behind closed doors" video to gain an overview of the UVa Library's Digitization Services. We hope you may think of some potential uses you might have for this terrific service. Please send any comments or questions to Christina Deane firstname.lastname@example.org.
The narrator, Christina Deane states, "Digitization Services' primary mission is the transformation of the Library's rare and unique materials to digital formats to support the teaching and research of the university. We use specialized equipment, careful handling techniques and carefully honed workflows for high quality image and metadata creation.
Our secondary mission is to use these digital surrogates as a means to highlight and promote the library's rare materials in such a way that more users can gain access and discover them. Requests from faculty, staff, students. and some external customers prompt most of the work that we do.
Our images have appeared in books journals, magazines, movies, and on web sites around the world. As of early 2012, over 200,000 digital images created by Digitization Services are now available for use in the University of Virginia Library's Digital Repository."
The CLIC Librarians' Newsletter
March 29, 2012 Volume 5, No. 28
This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians,
Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman for the Curry School
of Education to support digital scholarship and research.