The CLIC Librarians' Newsletter
April 19, 2012 Volume 5, No. 31
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.
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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.
GIS WORKSHOP TODAY
WORKSHOP: DIY Aerial Photography
WHEN: Thursday, April 19 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Brown Library Electronic Classroom
WHAT: Did you ever want to get a high quality aerial image of your property or study area? This session will discuss Do It Yourself aerial techniques, equipment, and supplies to help you do just that.
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. Upcoming April webinars will be:
Grant Writing Workshop for Measurement Projects: During this workshop, IES staff will provide in-depth information on preparing a Measurement (Goal 5) application. Topics will include methodological requirements for the Measurement goal and developing a research plan.
Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshop for Efficacy and Replication Projects and Effectiveness Projects: Information on preparing Efficacy and Replication (Goal 3) applications and Effectiveness (Goal 4) applications. Topics will include methodological requirements for both goals and developing a research plan.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshop for Development and Innovation Projects: Information on preparing a Development and Innovation (Goal 2) application. Topics include methodological requirements for the Development and Innovation goal and developing a research plan.
Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:00 – 11:30 am
OPEN ACCESS GUIDELINES
Addressing a major concern of Member States, UNESCO has released a new publication entitled Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access to demystify the concept of free and Open Access and provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place.
NEW SERVICE - BETA VERSION
Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) announced a new service for Open Access monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. DOAB provides a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s web site or repository. At this time there are over 700 titles from 23 publishers in the beta version.
NARA RELEASES iPAD APP
The National Archives and Records Administration recently released an iPad app for DocsTeach. DocsTeach is an expanding collection of custom-made lesson plans to help teach history, civics, math, and science. This growing web site can be used not only by teachers and students, but the general public as well. The app allows iPad users to:
- Choose a historical era or topic to find an activity based on primary source documents such as the US Constitution, the canceled check for the purchase of Alaska, and Thomas Edison’s patent drawing for the light bulb.
- Participate in DocsTeach activities made with the Focusing on Details, Making Connections, Finding a Sequence, Mapping History, Weighing the Evidence, or Seeing the Big Picture tools.
- Zoom and inspect individual pages of documents, drawings, maps, and photographs using the controls in the document viewing window.
The graph and chart below reflect the number of indexed citations added to MEDLINE during each fiscal year since 1995. 724,831 were added in 2011 alone. No wonder we all feel behind in our reading!
Title: Handbook of Early Childhood Education, edited by Robert C. Pianta
Location: The CLIC (room 302 Ruffner)
Call Number : LB1139.25 .H33 2012
Table of Contents: TOC
Don't forget, you can use the CLIC's free digital sender to scan chapters from our handbook collection. The sender will email you a pdf copy of the chapter. Be sure to use your UVa email address.
The job postings on the Chronicle of Higher Education web site feature many faculty positions. Check it out to see what is available and to see what experiences and competencies the various universities who are hiring want the new hire to possess.
STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY
The CLIC librarians are seeking a student to work five hours per week in the Ruffner Hall's CLIC this summer to assist the librarians with a variety of tasks including shelving books, running errands, and troubleshooting cantankerous equipment <smile>. Since the five hour coverage is only needed Monday-Friday, this position leaves your weekends free. The job begins in May and continues through the summer and possibly into the Fall semester. It would be the perfect job for a student taking a Curry class this summer. The appointment includes your own desk and phone in the CLIC which can be used anytime! To apply for this position. please see Carole Lohman. She has an office in the CLIC and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-924-7040.
NEW PRESCHOOL VIDEO
Shot over the course of a school year, The Tricycle Solution portrays the daily experience of a cooperative preschool where parents are as much students as their children. The normal events and emotions of a preschoolers day—playing, creating, discovering, crying, fighting, and resolving disagreements—are seen in intimate detail, as the teacher, Effie Kuriloff, elucidates her provocative approach. -- more from their web site
Check here for availability. The Tricycle Solution video is in the Clemons Library media collection on the 4th floor..
TOPIC: Caldecott Uncovered: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the Caldecott Medal
PRESENTER: Rita Auerbach, past Caldecott Committee chair
WHEN: Thursday, July 12, at 5:00 p.m. EDT
DESCRIPTION: This webinar, which is sponsored by the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) will be offered free, as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Caldecott medal. Space is limited so register now! An earlier webinar is already filled.
EARTH DAY 2012 ACTIVITIES
See how you can celebrate Earth Day at UVa and in the surrounding community as well.
DIGITAL ARCHIVE OPEN
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has opened a digital archive of more than a half million pages of historical documents about the city’s iron and steel heritage.
The library’s Pittsburgh Iron and Steel Heritage Collection contains more than 500,000 pages, including excerpts from books, newspaper articles, maps, journals, photographs, illustrations and trade catalogs.
WORLD WAR I FILM FOOTAGE PROJECT
Films about World War 1 that have never been seen outside a cinema or on television are to be made available on the internet for the first time ever in time for the centennial of World War I beginning in 2014.
The European Film Gateway 1914, a two year project, plans to digitize up to 650 hours of footage and make it freely accessible via europeana.eu, Europe’s digital library, museum and archive.