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The Productive Scholar: Best Practices for Data Management

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Speaker: Willow Dressel (Plasma Physics and E-Science Librarian)

Time: Thursday, October 16, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

• Slides from Willow Dressel’s presentation: RDMProductiveScholar-10-2014
• Entertaining NYU Health Sciences Library video on the perils of poor data management. Shown by Willow Dressel during her presentation.

More and more digital data are being created and used in the course of research, yet often little thought is given to managing this data for collaboration, future use, or preservation. In addition, many funders require data management plans be submitted with grant applications, and both funders and journals are calling for shared or publicly accessible data. Following best practices can help you be prepared for these requirements.

Willow Dressel is the E-Science and Plasma Physics Librarian and has been providing reference, instruction, and outreach services for Princeton University Libraries for over five years. She is currently developing research data management library services for the sciences. Willow holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.

The Productive Scholar: OpenAccess 101: What Every Faculty, Researcher, and Student Should Know

Topic: Open Access 101: What Every Faculty, Researcher, and Student Should Knowopen-access-may-college_0-300x1991
Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Time: Thursday, September 25, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Slides from this presentation:

Video (full): How Open Access Empowered A Sixteen Year Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited)

The open access movement began in the 1990s and has since been adopted by an increasing number of funding agencies, academic institutions, publishers, and individual researchers. If you haven’t encountered open access yet, you probably will at some point in your career. This presentation will provide an overview of the main ideas behind open access, give a brief history, look at the recent OA policy development, and help you understand your role and responsibility in the changing landscape of Scholarly Communication. Most importantly, the new services of the Library’s Scholarly Communications Office will be introduced to help faculty members comply with funding agency requirements and Princeton University’s Open Access policy.
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Lunch and Learn: William Howarth and Janet Temos – “Kindle on Fire”

Wednesday, February 8, 12:00 noon
Frist Multipurpose Room B
Kindle on Fire: Big Changes in the Book World
William Howarth, Janet Temos
With the release of a new Kindle Fire in November 2011, Amazon.com has won a four-year race to the top of publishing. Sales of print books have dropped by one-third, while e-books have grown hugely among readers 50 and older. The entire book industry now comes in a box, built and serviced by Amazon.
Writers may sell directly to Amazon and earn 70% royalties, cutting out agents and publicists. Amazon then edits, prints, and sells e-books directly, all steps that builds relationships with readers, an advantage that traditional publishers never enjoyed.
This talk will survey these trends and examine the new Kindle Fire, a device that serves text, music, videos, games, and the Web in a small and attractive package costing $200, or 40% of the $500 entry-level iPad. We’ll look at the pros and cons of the Kindle Fire, compare it to the iPad and Nook, and try to speculate on future developments in the rapidly changing book world.
About the speakers:
William Howarth is Professor Emeritus of English at Princeton. A popular lecturer and innovative teacher, in over forty years he taught courses ranging from Shakespeare to Joyce, pre-colonial America to postmodern fiction. He also pioneered in bringing educational technology to teaching, research, and writing in the humanities.
Writing on a wide variety of topics, he has published thirteen books and over ninety articles for the New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and American Scholar. Writing as “Dana Hand,” he now collaborates on films and novels with Anne Matthews, and they are the publishers of Scarlet Oak Press, which produces e-book texts of classic fiction that inspires today’s major films.
Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Blackboard, the New Media Center, the Humanities Resource Center. We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.
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Tech Spotlights: Introduction to Blackboard 9

Here is the presentation that we gave on September 21st at 2:30-3pm in East Pyne 012. It gives a brief overview of the new Blackboard 9 and what’s new in its design.

Handout for presentation (PDF): The New Blackboard Quickstart Guide.pdf

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