Archive for October, 2015

Popular to scholarly, Halloween style

Popular to scholarly, Halloween style

Every so often I demonstrate how a non-scholarly source can lead to scholarly ones: that’s why I write my summer reading posts.    Halloween inspired yet another example. A blog post (Gibrich, 2015) described incorporating costume elements into a work wardrobe.  This piece sent me in two directions. Since Gibrich (2015, […]

By October 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Blogs and scholarly conversation

Blogs and scholarly conversation

Image by Lisa Risager from Denmark (WordPress 10th anniversary  Uploaded by palnatoke) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons As a blogger I follow some favorite blogs.  A recent post in one of them highlighted research as a conversation. LaGuardia (2015) summarized the first two phases of a Project Information […]

By October 22, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Open Access and Your Work

Information literacy includes developments in scholarly communication (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).  With this point in mind I salute Open Access Week (October 19-15). McKinnon and Helge (2014) offer a good basic overview of open access as a concept.  They explain the difference between green open access, where […]

By October 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The Glickman Library Welcomes IT

The Glickman Library Welcomes IT

As part of the redevelopment of the Luther Bonney first floor as a combined Student Services space, the IT Help Desk and most of the student computer lab will be relocated to the 3rd Floor of Glickman Library by October 1 in a temporary arrangement by so construction can begin […]

By October 14, 2015 0 comments Library
Learning about altmetrics

Learning about altmetrics

Image from freeimages.co.uk As useful as the peer review process still is, it does not account for the new and varied ways in which research is being shared.  How do blog posts about an article, for instance, reflect its impact?  What does a scholar’s Twitter following measure?  These are the […]

By October 8, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
American Archives Month 2015

American Archives Month 2015

Image from freeimages.co.uk The ACRL Information Literacy Framework (2015) mentions the information ecosystem.  Both material and digital sources are part of that ecosystem.  The materiality of archival sources complements the increasingly digital nature of regular library collections (Samuelson & Coker, 2014).  American Archives Month serves as a good reminder of […]

By October 1, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy