7 February 2013, Volume 6, Number 23

English Language Learners Research GuideELL RESEARCH GUIDE
The CLIC Librarians and Curry faculty associated with the English Language Learners Research program area have created a new guide, English Language Learners Research: Library Research Guide.  Our goal was to identify the best journals, databases, associations, blogs and more so that you can quickly become knowledgeable about and familiar with these tools and resources to assist you with your research and publishing needs.  Please send us your valuable feedback using the Feedback Section in the bottom right of the guide.

 

Peer Review and Open Access JournalsIf you opt to publish your article as an open access journal article, you will need to select a license. In some cases, the publisher offers several different licenses and you select the one that best meets your needs. In other cases, the publisher does not provide a list; instead, the author finds a license. Creative Commons provides some of the most well known and used open access licenses, as well as educational material about them.   At the bottom of this page are sample licenses including the CC BY. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. It is recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. You can use this tool to help you select the best Creative Commons license.

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) provides some very useful resources for authors considering open access publishing. The SPARC author information is very informative about open access.  If you do not or can not opt for open access publishing, consider using the SPARC Author Addendum. It is a legal instrument that modifies the publisher’s agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles.

Authors also should know that publishers also may grant authors specific rights with regard to their published work. For example, on page 2 of this “Author Rights” document, the publisher Elsevier states that authors publishing in Elsevier journals have wide rights to use their works for teaching and scholarly purposes without needing to seek permission. Do note that author rights vary depending on the publisher. We end by reminding you to read and understand a license and any contract with a publisher before you sign as the rights you need in the future are dealt with in that document.

 

Covers of the 2013 Schneider Family Book Awards
MORE ALA YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS
Our listing of American Library Association’s (ALA) 2013 Youth Media Awards continues.

Schneider Family Book Awards  are presented for 3 age groups to books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

Ages birth-10 award: “Back to Front and Upside Down!” by Claire Alexander
Ages-11-13 award: “A Dog Called Homeless” by Sarah Lean
Ages 13-18 award: “Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am” by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis.

alex_winners_2013
Alex Award – The Alex Award is given to the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. This year’s winners include the following:

Girlchild,” by Tupelo Hassman  VIRGO availability
Juvenile in Justice,” by Richard Ross,  VIRGO availability
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” by Robin Sloan,  VIRGO availability
My Friend Dahmer,” by Derf Backderf,  VIRGO availability
The Round House,” by Louise Erdrich,  VIRGO availability
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?,” by Maria Semple, VIRGO availability

Caring is Creepy,” by David Zimmerman
Tell the Wolves I’m Home,” by Carol Rifka Brunt
One Shot at Forever,” by Chris Ballard
Pure,” by Julianna Baggott

To find out more about the books above, check out the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Index.

 

U. Va. Teaching Resource Center logo  TRC WORKSHOPS
The Teaching Resource Center (TRC) is a pan-University center for collegial community and committed conversation about teaching at all levels and in all academic disciplines. The TRC offers a number of services and resource materials designed to enhance the teaching abilities and professional development of faculty and teaching assistants at the University of Virginia.  See the list below for workshops* sponsored by the TRC for Spring 2013. Use these links to view programs, consultations, publications, teaching tips, awards, and resources provided by the TRC.

Networking and Informational Interviewing
February 14, 2013; 4-5:00 PM
Newcomb South Meeting Room
Register now!

Syllabus Design
February 22, 2013; 3-5:00 PM
Newcomb South Meeting Room
Register now!

Can scholarly writing do anything useful?
February 28, 2013; 4:00-5:30 PM
Monroe Hall, Room 134

“Presence” when Presenting
March 4, 2013; 3:30-5:00 PM
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Tailoring Application Materials to Job Postings
March 6, 2013; 3-4:30 PM
Newcomb South Meeting Room
Register now!

*Refreshments provided at all events.

Sponsored by the TRC’s Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program and Graduate Career Development at the University of Virginia

 

Cover of The School Improvement Planning HandbookNEW BOOK
TITLE: The School Improvement Planning Handbook
AUTHOR: Daniel L. Duke, Marsha Carr, and William Sterrett (Daniel Duke is professor of educational leadership at the University of Virginia.)
CALL NUMBER:   LB 2822.8 .D85 2013  Alderman Library- Click the call number to check availability

 

 

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.

 

U.S. Census data workshop GIS WORKSHOP:  U.S. CENSUS DATA
TOPIC: Acquiring and Using US Census Data
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00pm
DATE: Thursday, February 7
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: The United States Census has made big changes in their surveys and in the online tools to find and use US Census datasets. Join us for a hands-on session introducing the newly redesigned American Factfinder online tool for discovery and access to free data from the US Census. No experience working with US Census data or geographic information systems is required.

 

GIS Workshop  GIS WORKSHOP: DEFINING WATERSHEDS
TOPIC: Defining Watersheds with Digital Elevation Data (same workshop as below)
TIME: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, February 13
LOCATION: Campbell Hall, Room 105
DESCRIPTION: Want to know the extent of any watershed? This session will teach you the process of delineating any watershed in ArcGIS using elevation data.

 

GIS Workshop GIS WORKSHOP: DEFINING WATERSHEDS TOPIC: Defining Watersheds with Digital Elevation Data (same workshop as above)
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00pm
DATE: Thursday, February 14
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Want to know the extent of any watershed? This session will teach you the process of delineating any watershed in ArcGIS using elevation data.

Check the Scholar’s Lab calendar for future events.

 

paper filled file folder with a file cabinet lock and a key in the lockU.VA. DATA STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Are you engaged in research and collecting data?  ITS offers some no fee and for fee storage platforms for U.Va. community members.  There are three categories offered: no fee disk storage, mid-tier disk storage, and enterprise-grade disk storage.

Another alternative offered by U.Va. is the Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) System. This system is ideal large amounts of data that you want to permanently store. Note: this is NOT for data that you need to access regularly, need to access quickly, or to access an arbitrary amount of data at any one time. This is purely a storage solution.

No matter what data storage solution you decide on – make sure you continue to follow best data management practices. Contact the library’s Scientific Data Consulting team for training, one-on-one consultations, data tools, software suggestions, and more.

 

Data Visualization event DATA CONVERSATION
If you are interested in data visualization and using it to advance your research, the Vice President for Research at U.Va. invites you to participate in a methods sharing and problem solving series surrounding the use of imaging and data visualization.

Questions? gradstudies@virginia.edu
Click here for further information.

WHAT: Data visualization methods sharing and problem solving series
DATE: Friday, February 8, 2013
TIME: 3:00-5:00 pm
WHERE: OpenGrounds on Main St. (Corner Building at 1400 University Avenue)

 

Curry Research Conference (CRC)
If you missed the Data Management Workshop held February 1, 2013 at the Curry Research Conference, the link, Why Manage Data will take you to the slides Sherry Lake used in her presentation.

Abstract for the presentation, “Why Manage Data”:  What is so important about managing data?  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?  Do you know how to write one?  This workshop will cover which funding agencies require Data Management Plans and learn what you need to consider when writing a Data Management Plan.

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