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Computable Knowledge Base and Symbolic Coding Platform Comes to Drexel

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 4, 2016 - 3:29PM

Drexel now enjoys a site license to the Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica products as a result of a new collaboration between Engineering, LeBow, the Math Department in COAS, and Drexel University Online (DUO).

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Seventy-six Authors & Editors Recognized at Fourth Annual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 2, 2016 - 1:42PM

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries honored Drexel faculty, staff and students who wrote or edited books that were published in 2015. The fourth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event was hosted in the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery. Books this year included textbooks, children's books, works of fiction, and stories told through photographs. In total 76 authors and editors were recognized at the 2016 event.

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Privacy and Justice in the Digital Age

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 2, 2016 - 10:55AM

Why do stories of Secretary Clinton's emails keep popping up in the news or the government's request of Apple to create a backdoor for their encryption? Why should we care? Email and texting have changed the ways we communicate and the ways our government can surveil its citizens in the name of national security, causing ripple effects throughout our justice system. This issue and others related to e-discovery, will be the topic of a documentary film and panel discussion at a May event hosted at Drexel University.

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Announcing Drexel's Participation in DLF E-Research Network

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on April 13, 2016 - 9:33AM

Drexel University Libraries has been selected as a member of the 2016 Digital Library Federation (DLF) eResearch Network, a research data management community in practice. The cohort of institutions included in this program are focused on implementing research data management services, and engaging in shared skill development, networking, and collaboration. Among the members of this year's cohort are the Universities of Pennsylvania and California-Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Rice University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the National Institute of Health.

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Drexel's Libraries Gain NACO Independence

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on April 8, 2016 - 9:49AM

In January of this year, the Libraries was approved for membership in the Library of Congress' Name Authority Cooperative Program [NACO] after successfully participating in the training and review process. This membership allows Drexel's library catalogers to directly contribute Name Authority Files to the Library of Congress - establishing national standards for consistent use of names, places, topics and more. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world by collection size and is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Though it officially serves the United States Congress, it is considered the national library for the country. The NACO program allows participants to contribute authority records for people, corporations and jurisdictional names. Libraries staff can now add new authority files to uniquely identify researchers, authors, colleges and locations at Drexel, for Philadelphia and beyond.

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Free Textbooks and other benefits of Open Educational Resources

Submitted by Elizabeth Ten Have on April 8, 2016 - 9:43AM

Open Educational Resources, OER, are a popular topic in the educational press right now. But what is OER? Who is producing OER and where can they be found? What institutions are using OER and what kind of impact are they measuring? Explore these and other questions with our new Library Guide, Open Educational Resources. UNESCO, an early proponent of Open Educational Resources, defines OERs as: 'any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.'

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Beyond Lecturing: Online Instruction & Demonstrations

Submitted by Gary Childs on April 7, 2016 - 1:00AM

Online tools have become an increasingly valuable and efficient vehicle for the Libraries to reach online students for instruction and research guidance. Providing high quality instructional sessions in an online environment can be daunting - especially as library instruction often includes theoretical content alongside practical demonstrations of specific information tools and resources. The liaison librarians in the Library Academic Partnerships division at the Libraries have many years of experience teaching and working with students online.

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New Popular Books

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on March 29, 2016 - 2:30PM

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New Exhibit Coming to Hahnemann Library

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on March 14, 2016 - 11:44AM

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Research Data Repositories - Where to begin?

Submitted by Jay Bhatt on March 3, 2016 - 9:08AM

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Dan Taylor to Speak at March ScholarSip

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on March 1, 2016 - 12:44PM

Think about a recent trauma that someone has experienced: perhaps an unsettling or unresolved argument, a car accident, the loss of a job, or the passing of a loved one. These experiences often haunt the person long after the time when they occurred. People may experience lingering stress, anxiety or sadness, or they may change how they make decisions about their actions, sleep or diets. So what happens when young people experience trauma and how does this experience impact their lifelong health? Daniel Taylor, DO, an associate professor at Drexel's College of Medicine, will present his research on how trends in child poverty and early childhood stressors impact short- and long-term health at the Libraries' quarterly ScholarSip event on March 14, 2016.

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Funders & Scholarly Publishers begin Requiring ORCID IDs

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 26, 2016 - 2:19PM

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A Note From The Fresh Air Archives Team

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 11, 2016 - 3:09PM

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Dean's Update: Assessment in Libraries

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 4, 2016 - 2:37PM

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Data Driven Management Enhances Libraries Collections

Submitted by Elizabeth Ten Have on February 4, 2016 - 11:55AM

The combination of rising costs for information resources and the growing span of Drexel's academic programs requires attentive balancing of the Libraries' collections budget. Recently, the Libraries launched a Data Driven Management program, which provides greater capability for analysis of collections data to aid in making collections decisions.

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Assessing Information Literacy

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 4, 2016 - 11:44AM

At Drexel University there are 12 Student Learning Priorities. These DSLPs identify educational goals that should be at the center of every student's experience. The Priorities range from communication to responsible citizenship, but it is the priority of Information Literacy that is at the heart of the Libraries' mission. The Libraries teach and support Information Literacy in many ways, but how does one assess the success of these efforts?

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Resource Spotlight: Swank Trial

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 3, 2016 - 11:36AM

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Drexel to Host International Library Conference

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 3, 2016 - 10:29AM

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New Technology Available for Faculty Test Drives

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 19, 2016 - 2:19PM

The Libraries has partnered with Drexel University Online to offer faculty the opportunity to test out Livescribe Smartpens, a ThinkLabs Digital Stethoscope, and a pair of Google Glass for use in the classroom.

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Changes to Hahnemann Library 24/7 Space

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 13, 2016 - 12:54PM

Over the holiday break, a renovation of Hahnemann Library's 24/7 Space was completed. The renovation included new furnishings designed to separate the first floor into designated and focused study spaces. It also included new paint and carpeting.

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Resource Spotlight: ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 12, 2016 - 10:30AM

The Libraries is excited to announce that we now have access to the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library. ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library, known as ASTM Compass, is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information, including the ASTM journals and symposia papers (also known as Standard Technical Publications.) ASTM Compass publications cover a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

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Drexel Librarian, Students Help Design 10th Annual Knovel Academic Challenge

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 4, 2016 - 12:11PM

Jay Bhatt, liaison librarian for engineering, worked with a group of four Drexel University students to design questions for the 10th annual Knovel Academic Challenge. His work was featured in an article in the Library Journal.

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