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Research/Write

Hone and perfect your strategies for getting work done effectively. We’ll cover two topics: expert use of core research databases, and developing effective writing habits. We’ll also provide snacks to help you stay alert!

  • Getting Started Sep 5 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm with WTS Tutors and Librarians at Wells Library Grad Commons
  • Getting Organized Sep 26 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm with WTS Tutors and Librarians at Wells Library Grad Commons
  • Getting Unstuck Nov 14 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm with WTS Tutors and Librarians at Wells Library Grad Commons
Zotero

This session includes a short overview of citation management tools and provides an introduction to Zotero focusing on producing more efficient and effective bibliographies.

What You'll learn:
- features of EndNote & Zotero
- learn to capture citation/bibliographic information
- learn to use folders and tags to organize a library
- use word processing programs to reformat in-text citations and bibliographies
- use a wide variety of style formats such as APA or Chicago
- become familiar with the Microsoft Word plugin
- learn to use the “sync” feature to access citations on multiple computers
- learn to create Zotero groups
- learn to import/export citations into Zotero

Digital Library Brown Bag Series

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series began in 2003, and continues to cultivate interest from both IU and non-IU affiliates.  The series originated with a focus on digital libraries – standards, tools, and trends in the field – but has since expanded to include all areas and topics relevant to digital scholarship, including digital humanities and open-access publishing.  The brown bag series focuses on local practices and emerging trends, and is intended to encourage participation in digital library and digital research projects and initiatives.

No registration is required, but you may register if you would like a reminder of the event. For more information, please see http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags

  • HathiTrust Research Center Data Capsule v1.0 Non Consumptive Analysis of HathiTrust repository using Data Capsule VM* Overview of Functionality Sep 10 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Beth Plale and Miao Chen, Data to Insight Center; and Robert McDonald, Library Technologies at Wells Library E174
  • Cyberinfrastructure for IU research and academics Sep 17 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Robert Ping, UITS Research Technologies at Wells Library E174
  • All the Wright Moves: Migrating Wright American Fiction Oct 1 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Michelle Dalmau and Nick Homenda, Digital Collections Services at Wells Library E174
  • Let it go: Exposing digital collections for accessible and useful data Oct 15 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Juliet L. Hardesty, Metadata Systems and Services at Wells Library E174
  • Creating an Archival Online Film Exhibit with Omeka: "WWII Propaganda Films and IU" Nov 5 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Rachael Stoeltje, Andy Uhrich, Asia Harman, and Seth Mitter, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive at Wells Library E159
  • The Failure of Altmetrics Nov 12 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Cassidy Sugimoto, School of Informatics and Computing at Wells Library E159
  • Using Omeka: Cultural Heritage Projects at Indiana University Nov 19 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with William G. Cowan, Library Technologies Software Development; Erika Jenns, Arts & Humanities, Reference Services; and Ardea Smith, Black Film Center/Archive at Wells Library E159
  • Globalization of the US: From Digital Research Project to Digital Library Services Dec 10 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Michelle Dalmau, Digital Collections Services; and Erika Dowell, Lilly Library at Wells Library E159
EndNote: The Basics

This presentation provides an introduction and overview of EndNote focusing on producing more efficient and effective bibliographies.

What You'll learn:
- learn to capture citation/bibliographic information
- use word processing programs to reformat your in-text citations and bibliographies
- use a wide variety of style formats such as APA or Chicago
- link references to files and web sites
- add text to citations in “Cite While You Write”
- work with footnotes in “Cite While You Write”
- configure EndNote to retrieve full text articles from citations
- create and share bibliographies using EndNote Web

Teaching

Sessions will include colleageus in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 

  • Designing Research-Based Writing Assignments: A Discussion and Working Session Sep 9 2014 - 9:30am to 11:00am with Andrea Baer, Laura Plummer,and Brian Winterman at Wells Library E243
    In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how key principles of assignment design can inform teaching that emphasizes research as a process of authentic inquiry and meaning-making. Assignment-related issues we will consider include: scale & feasibility, sequencing and timing small assignments that lead to a larger final product (scaffolding), disciplinary challenges, selection of information sources and search strategies, and assessment. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to discuss and share feedback on their own research assignments. Librarians, Campus Writing Program staff, and experienced faculty will be on hand to provide resources and timely feedback as instructors revise their assignments. (Please feel free to attend either of two sessions. Both events will address the same issues)
  • Designing Research-Based Writing Assignments: A Discussion and Working Session Sep 26 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm with Andrea Baer, Laura Plummer, and Brian Winterman at Wells Library E243
    This is a repeat of the session on Sept. 9, 2014.
Mindmeister

Mindmeister is a concept mapping tool that allows researchers to create a visual representation of their research. Mindmeister is a wonderful way to conceptualize how a literature review/research project is coming together, in addition to highlighting previously unknown connections.

  • Sep 12 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm with Nicholas Wyant at Social Science Research Commons Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)
HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) Data Capsule v 1.0: A Hands-On Demonstration Session

Can the HTRC support scientific research that allows a researcher to carry out their own analysis and extract their own information?  This question was the focus of a 3-year, grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Plale, Prakash 2011-2014), which has resulted in a novel experimental framework that permits analytical investigation of a corpus such as the HathiTrust Digital Library but prohibits data from leaving the capsule.  The HTRC Data Capsule is both a system architecture and set of policies that enable computational investigation over the protected content of the HT digital repository that is carried out and controlled directly by a researcher. This session will be a hands-on demonstration of the capabilities of the HTRC Data Capsule System utilizing data from the HathiTrust Digital Library. Attendees will be assigned a virtual machine within the system and have access to acquire a custom data set and utilize analytical tools such as Python and R to perform a simple analysis of the custom data set. This will enable attendees to have a good understanding of how to use the system to construct more advanced analysis.

  • Sep 15 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Beth Plale, Robert H. McDonald, Miao Chen, Jiaan Zeng, Guangchen Ruan, and Nicholai Cline   at Wells Learning Commons W114
Surviving Grad School

Description forthcoming.

  • Sep 19 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Nicholas Wyant at Wells Library Grad Commons
Google Tools

Description forthcoming.

  • Sep 23 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm with Nicholas Wyant at Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)
Publishing Your First Book

Join staff members from IU Press, IUScholarWorks, and the IU Libraries for a discussion about how to publish an academic book. This three-part series is geared toward junior faculty and PhD students who are first-time authors. Each session will cover a stage in the scholarly book publishing process, including proposals, contracts, and permissions.

  • Writing a Book Proposal Sep 24 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm with Dee Mortensen at Wells Library E174
  • What You Need to Know Before Signing a Book Contract Oct 22 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm with Bob Sloan at Wells Library E174
  • Getting Permissions for Your Book Nov 12 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm with Naz Pantaloni and Kristina Keogh at Wells Library E174
There’s a map for that! Harnessing web-based mapping for beginners.

Description forthcoming.

  • Oct 8 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm with Theresa Quill at Wells Library 043
Open Access Week: October 20-24, 2014

Description forthcoming.

  • The Road to Publishing for Students Oct 20 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm with Moira Marsh and Dee Mortensen at Wells Library 043
  • Student Roundtable Discussion on Open Access Oct 21 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm with Cassidy Sugimoto at Wells Library E174
  • Open Access Tools for Social Sciences Oct 21 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm with Theresa Quill, Christina Sheley, and Nicholas Wyant at Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn 200)
  • Publishing Agreements 101 Oct 24 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm with Naz Pantaloni at Wells Library 043
Sciences

This mini-series focuses on tools and services relevant to the scientific community.

  • Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Mandate at IUB Oct 23 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm with Jennifer Laherty at Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall 200
    Learn the fundamentals for preparing data management plans for National Science Foundation grant proposals in this interactive presentation. Find information on free, fully supported campus resources for data storage, access, and preservation; resources for DMP development; and key staff that can help you develop your proposal. Q&A will follow the presentation. Anyone interested in or planning to apply for NSF funding should attend. Video Bridge is available for this session: Live URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/liveflash.html?filename=NSF_Workshop (available 5 minutes before through 5 minutes after the event) Archive URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/launchflash.html?folder=video&filename=NSF_Workshop_20141023.mp4 (available approximately 1 hour after the event)
Effective Mindfulness

This presentation will summarize recent studies on the effects and effectiveness of mindfulness practice.  Consistent mindfulness practice over time affects our neurobiology and promotes a subjective lowering of stress, anxiety, and depression.  Now widely used in psychological and medical settings, mindfulness techniques can be a great addition to your personal health routine.  Join us for a brief overview of the research and an introductory mindfulness practice session.

  • Oct 29 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm with Dr. Carolyn L. Lee at Wells Library E243
The Libraries’ Image Collections Online: Describing, Organizing, and Sharing Images Online

Image Collections Online (http://dlib.indiana.edu/collections/images/) serves as a showcase for various image collections curated by the libraries, departments, cultural institutions, and faculty researchers of Indiana University. In this session, participants will learn about the service and how it can serve scholars’ needs to publish image collections related to research.

  • Nov 3 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm with Julie Hardesty, Kara Alexander, and Nick Homenda at Wells Library E159
Managing Peer Review with Open Journal Systems (OJS)

Open Journal Systems (OJS) provides a robust peer review management system that can be harnessed by any new or existing journal, regardless of whether it is open access. In this workshop, participants will engage in a hands-on demonstration of OJS’s peer review functionality, from article submission to final editor decision. Please note room E159 does not have computers; it is advisable to bring a laptop to fully participate in this session.

  • Nov 4 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm with Shayna Pekala at Wells Library E159
Rehabilitate Your Slideshow: Effective Alternatives for Engaging Presentations

With the increasingly high volume of web-based and open source alternatives to the traditional slideshow, choosing the best presentation platform requires identifying the tools that meet your teaching style and technology needs. This workshop will introduce you to some of the many alternatives to PowerPoint for creating dynamic presentations as well as offer helpful tips to make your audience feel more engaged with your topic.

  • Nov 5 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm with Michael Courtney and Carrie Donovan at Wells Library E243
Using Omeka at Indiana University: Adding Omeka to Webserve

Description forthcoming

  • Nov 11 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm with Will Cowan at Wells Library E159
The HathiTrust in Context

Description forthcoming.

  • Nov 13 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm with Nicholae Cline at Wells Library E159
Understanding Citation Metrics: the Basics (or Behind the Green Curtain)

Description forthcoming.

  • Dec 2 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm with Jen Laherty, Bob Noel, and Nicholas Wyant at Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn 200)