The CLIC Librarians' Newsletter
June 21, 2012 Volume 5, No. 37
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.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Given the importance of Twitter in today's world, those of you who have not used Twitter may want to know what's up with all this "tweeting", but you don't want to set up an account. Fortunately, you can follow Twitter feeds without an account.
For example, if you had heard about the twitter account, @UVA, you can read the tweets by going to Google and entering the following in the search box,
then click on the link, UVA (@UVA) on Twitter.
While you can read the various "tweets", you will not be able to respond to what you read without an account. For more information on Twitter, go to the Twitter web site or the wikiHow information on using Twitter.
FACEBOOK LAUNCHES APP CENTER
The App Center features mobile and web apps and provides personalized recommendations, letting you browse the apps your friends use. It only lists apps, based on feedback from people who use the app.
Every app in the App Center has screen shots and a detailed description, so you can learn more about it before installing it. It helps you control your privacy by showing the information an app needs and letting you choose who can see your activity on Facebook.
The second edition of Biblion: The Boundless Library app for iPad from the New York Public Library is now online. It’s a free download from the app store.
This edition is titled, Frankenstein: The Afterlife of Shelley’s Circle.
Don’t have access to an iPad? Here’s the web version of the new Biblion.
From the iTunes App Store:
"Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder, generously funded by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, offers easy access to the titles honored each year by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. Search for books by title, author, genre, award, or list; create a reading list with the favorites button; share what you’re reading on Facebook and Twitter; and find a copy of the book in your local library, all from one screen. Not sure what you want? YALSA offers three hot picks on the homepage each day."
Note: An Android version is planned for later in 2012.
Title: Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education
Location: The CLIC (room 302 Ruffner)
Call Number: LC 3969.45 .H35 2012
Table of Contents: TOC
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).
The Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters, released a new ScholarOne Manuscripts report, Global Publishing: Changes in Submission Trends and the Impact on Scholarly Publishers. The report confirms what scholarly publishers have long suspected: submission rates are not only rising overall, currently at a six year high, but are increasing significantly from emerging nations. This is bringing a new influx of content from a diverse research base.
NEW STUDENT GROUP
WHAT: ASEE Chapter meeting and elections
WHEN: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 1:00-2:00pm
WHERE: West Range Cafe
DESCRIPTION: Students from the Curry School of Education and the School of Engineering are starting a U.Va. chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education, student division. This organization is designed to share information on engineering, careers, and what it means to be an educator of engineering in higher education or K-12. The faculty sponsor for the chapter is Dr. Jennie Chiu, Assistant Professor at the Curry School of Education.
In advance of next week's elections, nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are being taken online.
Please contact Peter Malcolm for additional information.
SAVE TREES - PRINT ON TWO SIDES
The public station printers can print on both sides of a page. When you are in the print window, all you need to do is click on Properties. In the tab "Finish" turn on the 2 sided printing option and select long edge if you want the pages to read like a book or short edge if you want to flip them up as if they were clipped together at the top of a clip board. You must change the properties for every print job that you want two-sided.
Prosanta Chakrabarty, author of the book, A Guide to Academia: Getting Into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job, "suggests that from the start, graduate students should focus their efforts on activities that lead to publications. He encourages picking a dissertation topic that is multileveled, having a synthetic component that addresses a broad question as well as smaller components that focus on secondary issues. The project's outcome should be publishable, ideally in a top-tier journal, so potential results should be considered beforehand. Research that students do for their doctorates frequently serves as the foundation for their academic careers, and thus choosing a good topic (and advisor) requires ample care." from a book review by Akito Y. Kawahara in Science, 8 June 2012:
Vol. 336 no. 6086 p. 1233
Throughout the summer sessions, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week's featured data information below.
The 2012 edition of Education Week's Diplomas Count takes a close look at the state of schooling for Hispanic children. This portrait is presented in tandem with the latest original graduation-rate analysis from the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. Because Hispanic students are an incredibly diverse group, Diplomas Count 2012 highlights that diversity with a series of student profiles and statistical portraits on the largest Hispanic heritage groups represented in K-12 schools. Read the executive summary of the report and its findings, or check out the articles and expert commentary.
DATA AND CENSORSHIP
The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FISFE) recently released a Spotlight report entitled “Data driven futures – censorship takes new forms”
This National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) interim report, The Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in School Accountability Systems, presents descriptive information on school-level accountability, adequate yearly progress (AYP), and school improvement status of schools accountable and schools not accountable for the performance of the students with disabilities (SWD) subgroup under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The report is based on U.S. Department of Education EDFacts data from the 2005–06 to 2008–09 school years for up to 40 states.
2011 DIGEST OF EDUCATION STATISTICS
The Digest of Education Statistics provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends provides background for evaluating education data. Direct to Tables
Archive of Digest of Education Statistics (Back to 1990)
NEW SEARCH ENGINE
The Zanran search engine helps you find ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. 'Semi-structured' data is the numerical data that people have presented as graphs, tables, and charts. Examples of search results could include a graph in a PDF report, a table in an Excel spreadsheet, or a bar chart shown as an image in an HTML page. In the words of the developers of Zanran, "Zanran is Google for data."
As part of the 2009 science assessment, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered two types of innovative science tasks that invited students to put their science knowledge into practice: Hands-on Tasks (HOTs) and Interactive Computer Tasks (ICTs). These tasks were administered to students at grades 4, 8, and 12 nationally. The report Science in Action: Hands-On and Interactive Computer Tasks From the 2009 NAEP Science Assessment at Grades 4, 8, and 12 presents the findings from this special probe assessment. Try the tasks for yourself.