31 January 2013, Volume 6, Number 22

Curry Research Conference (CRC)       CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The Curry Research Conference  occurs Friday February 1, 2013.   The conference will be an opportunity for students to share their education research with other Curry students and with faculty members.

Registration – 9:00-10:00 am
Bavaro Hall North Entrance and will continue throughout the day
Breakfast -  9:00-10:00 am
Curry Cafe

Workshops – 10:00-10:45 am
Publishing in Open Access Journals:  New Opportunities – CLIC

Abstract. Associations and other trusted publishers now publish Open Access journals and Hybrid Open Access journals. Now, authors can keep the copyright for their articles, and readers around the world can access them without charge. This CRC session will review the basics of these new open access publishing opportunities, outline the pros and cons of publishing an Open Access (OA) article in a journal, and explore the options and challenges of the author’s publication fee. There will be an opportunity to discuss the implications of this publishing model on your future careers.

Data Management Plans- Holloway Hall

Abstract. Funding agencies are requiring that researchers include a data management plan with all new grant proposals. Do you know what a Data Management Plan is; how to write one? Come see which funders require Data Management Plans and learn what you need to consider when writing a data management plan.

Keynote Address – 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Greg Walton, Assistant ?Professor? of ?Psychology?at Stanford ?University will speak on the topic,  “Wise Interventions:  How Brief Social-Psychological Interventions Can Help Raise Students’ Achievement Far into the Future.” – Holloway Hall

Lunch – 12:30-1:30pm
Curry Cafe and around Bavaro Hall during the poster session.

Poster Session – 12:30-1:30 pm – Bavaro Hall Atrium

Student Presentations – 1:30-3:00pm
CASTL Works-in-Progress – Holloway Hall
Issues in STEM Education – CLIC
Serving Diverse Populations – Bavaro Hall, Room 104

Student Presentations – 3:15-4:15pm
Individual Differences in Education – Holloway Hall
Teacher & School Effectiveness – CLIC
Profiles, Perceptions & Perspectives – Bavaro Hall, Room 104 


Peer Review and Open Access JournalsOPEN ACCESS LICENSES
Authors publishing in an open access journal will either need to need to select a copyright transfer agreement or follow the agreement the publisher offers.

Let’s take a look at some of the possible agreements. We will start by looking at one of the web pages for the publisher, Elsevier. This page focuses on publishing in Hybrid journals. There, the publishers states, “Upon publication, open access articles will immediately be made freely available to everyone …   and will have choice of additional user rights for authors to select.”   Authors are referred to this web site featuring Creative Commons licenses http://creativecommons.org/licenses. According to Elsevier, “These licenses give authors a standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.”

Another journal publisher, Sage states that authors retain copyright under the terms outlined by the Creative Commons Attribution Open Access License Agreement. This license stipulates that anyone is free to copy, distribute, and display the article and derivative works based upon it, provided they give credit to the article.

The journal publisher, PLOS applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works they publish  Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in PLOS journals, so long as the original authors and source are cited.

As you will soon realize, selecting the best license for your needs is complex. Study your options, read all contracts and licenses carefully, and sign them once you understand and are willing to accept them.

Next week, let’s take a look at Creative Commons Licenses for use with open access publishing.


How do you find the top journals in a field especially if it is not your area of expertise?  Most people first think of using the Journal Citation Reports database to discover the journal’s impact factor, but there are other options.  SCImago: Journal and Country Rank is one such option. Select journals by subject area, subject category,  or search by the journal title.  You will get the H impact factor for the journal and informative graphs displaying data about the journal and its rank.


Hispanic American Periodical IndexNEW DATABASE
This week, the U.Va. Library purchased a new database called Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides over 275,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 60,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 600 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.

The CLIC librarians took a look at the database today while searching for articles about colonial schools for an assignment for a class taught by Dr. Carol Ann Spreen. They were justly rewarded!


Ways to Use Journal Articles Published by ElsevierAUTHOR RIGHTS
If you have ever wondered  if an author can, without asking permission, do the following after publication of his/her article in an Elsevier journal, take  a look at the guide,  “Ways to Use Journal Articles Published by Elsevier: A Practical Guide.

As of this newsletter’s publication, authors who publish in Elsevier journals can:

• Make copies (print or electronic) of the article for personal use or the
author’s own classroom teaching
• Present the article at a meeting or conference and distribute copies of
the article to attendees
• Allow the author’s employer to use the article in full or in part for other intracompany use (e.g., training)

If your article was not published in an Elsevier journal, take a look at the publisher’s site to see if they have a similar publication or FAQ addressing these and other issues.


“Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure your work gets off to the best start. From there, anything’s possible.

“The Ethics in Research & Publication program is the collaboration of an independent panel of experts in research and publishing ethics and Elsevier. The materials on this website have been developed to provide resources and tools so you can proceed confidently.”  Quote taken from Ethics in Research & Publication website


Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality by Mary Alice FisherNEW  BOOK
Title: Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality: A Practice Model for Mental Health Professionals
Author: Mary Alice Fisher (Curry adjunct faculty member)
Alderman Library: Call number:  RC480.8 .F57 2013
Check availability





how_get_published_logo   FREE TRAINING VIDEOS
Elsevier, an international publisher of academic journals, has developed a series of freely available training webcasts. The How to Get Published series, includes three webcasts on how to prepare your manuscript, using proper manuscript language and how to structure your article. Each webcast lasts up to 10 minutes.   Although these webcasts highlight Elsevier’s author requirements, most of the information is applicable to all authors desiring to publish their articles in scholarly journals.

1. Prepare your manuscript
2. Using proper manuscript language
3. Structuring an article


Teacher Direct is a new addition to the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site that includes links to resources for all SOL subject areas.  In addition, there are links to professional development activities, grant and scholarship opportunities, student contests, and more.


Daily Progress digitized by U.Va. LIbrary  READ ALL ABOUT IT!
“More than 60,000 digital images of historic copies of The Daily Progress, Charlottesville’s newspaper of record, are online and searchable after a joint project between the U.Va. and Jefferson-Madison Regional libraries.”

“The collection includes copies of the newspaper from its founding in 1892 through 1923…. The library hopes to add additional copies of the newspaper beyond 1923 to the archive, if it can secure the rights to do so.” -UVA TODAY


Children and young adult book and media award season is in full swing with the announcement of the ALA youth media awards at the ALA’s Midwinter Conference.  Over the next several newsletters, the CLIC librarians will introduce the winners of the various awards presented at this year’s ALA conference and by other organizations.

Now that these awards have been announced, the University Library’s Children and Young Adult book collection  of  award winning books,  which is housed on the first floor of Clemons library, will receive its copies of the winning and honor books later this spring.


Cover of the book, One and Only Ivan The One and Only Ivan, written by Katherine Applegate, is the 2013 John Newbery Medal winner for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.

Three Newbery Honor Books also were named:  Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz  Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkinand Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage


cover for the book This Is Not My Hat.The 2013 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is This Is Not My Hat, illustrated and written by Jon Klassen.

Five Caldecott Honor Books also were named: Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds; Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett; Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger ; One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo; and Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue.


cover of the book, Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney is the 2013 Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults

Two King Author Honor Books were selected: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis; and No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.


Cover of the book, I Too Am AmericaThe Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults is
“I, Too, Am America,” illustrated by Bryan Collier.

Three King Illustrator Honor Books were selected: H. O. R. S. E., illustrated and written by Christopher Myers; Ellen’s Broom, illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons; and I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Cover of the book, In DarknessThe 2013 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults is In Darkness, written by Nick Lake.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz;  Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein;  Dodger by Terry Pratchet; and  The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna.




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HOOS YOUR Data spelled out in lights

Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.


Cover of the report  Public Schools Graduation and Dropout Rates for Common Core of Data: School Year 2009-10 NEW REPORT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATION & DROPOUT RATES
The National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education recently released the report, Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core: School Year 2009-2010, which presents the latest release of the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) and the Event Dropout Rate. These rates are disaggregated by year, race/ethnicity, gender, and, where applicable, grade. According to the report, seventy-eight percent of high school students, nationwide, graduated on time; an increase of 2 percentage points from the previous year.

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.


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