21 February, 2013 Volume 6, Number 25

Michele Claibourn UVa Library 924-DATAPLEASE WELCOME OUR DATA CONSULTANT
Michele Claibourn has accepted the library’s offer to become the Library’s first Social Sciences Data Consultant. She will begin her new role here on February 25th. Michele will be coming to us from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service where she is currently a research statistician.  Initially, she will be working with a team to set strategic direction and determine goals and priorities for data services offered by the Library.

Office location:  The CLIC (Bavaro Hall, room 306)
Email: mpc8t@virginia.edu  and Telephone: 434-924-DATA

 

dissertationsDISSERTATION COPYRIGHT ESSENTIALS
Before you begin your thesis or dissertation, you should familiarize yourself with the basics of copyright law.  Copyright law is important to you, both in understanding how and when you can use copyrighted third-party content in your thesis or dissertation, and in understanding the rights that protect you as the author of your thesis or dissertation. Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students is provided as a general guide to copyright.  In addition, you may wish to consult Copyright Law & Graduate Research:  New Media, New Rights, and Your New Dissertation by Kenneth D. Crews or some of the additional copyright resources listed at the end of this document. If you have copyright questions concerning your dissertation, please don’t hesitate to contact the CLIC Librarians.

 

Logo for the Alexander Street database, Education in Video
DATABASE TRIAL UNTIL MARCH 31
The University Library has arranged a trial for Education in Video, a collection of 3,800 streaming videos which can be accessed off-Grounds or on-Grounds. The trial will continue until March 31, 2013.

Education in Video  contains more than 3,800 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in classrooms. The collection also includes course, study, and discussion guides; assessment checklists; and themed playlists, providing education faculty ready-to-use teaching tools. To get started, take a look at these custom playlists that feature samples of some of the collection’s content: Classroom Techniques: Best Practices, Foundations of Education, and Teaching Students with Disabilities.

Click here from for more information about the content.
Click here for general help, including  navigation instructions and search tips.

Please send your feedback on the value of this collection to the CLIC Librarians.

 

Helpful tip FOR REFWORKS USERS
If you are having trouble formatting your bibliographies in Word, this may be the solution to your problem.  Bibliographies may not format if the Word file type is .docx. The .docx extension is the default file type in Word 2007 and 2010. To avoid this problem, save your Word files with a .doc extension (compatibility version). This will allow the RefWorks program to properly format your papers and bibliographies. We have seen this problem more often in Macs, but the Tech Support staff at RefWorks informed us that it is an issue for PC users as well.

 

Follow you printer/copierCLIC PRINTING UPDATE
At this time none of the public use computers in the CLIC are sending print jobs to the public printer system.  However, if you have your own laptop, you can download printer drivers from PCS that will enable you to send print jobs to the public printer server from your laptop.  To learn how to set up your own laptop to print on a library printer, follow the directions for your operating system: Windows 7 & XPMac 10.5Mac 10.6 and up.

 

 

Subject research guide for Counselor EducationNEW RESEARCH GUIDE
The CLIC Librarians and Curry faculty associated with the Counselor Education and School Psychology program area have created a new guide, Counselor Education: A Subject Research Guide.  Our goal was to identify the best journals, databases, associations, blogs and more so that you can quickly become familiar with and knowledgeable these tools and resources to assist you with your research and publishing needs.  Please send us your feedback using the “Feedback Section” in the bottom right of the guide!

 

ALA YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS
Our listing of ALA’s Youth Media Awards concludes with the remaining 2013 award winning titles.
Cover of the book, Bomb.“Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon,” written by Steve Sheinkin received two ALA Youth Media Awards for 2013.  It received the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

Three Sibert Honor Books were named: “Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin,” written and illustrated by Robert Byrd; “Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95,” written by Phillip M. Hoose; and “Titanic: Voices from the Disaster,” written by Deborah Hopkinson.

Four books were finalists for the YALSA Award: “Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different,” written by Karen Blumenthal; “Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95,” written by Phillip Hoose; “Titanic: Voices from the Disaster,” written by Deborah Hopkinson; and “We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March,” written by Cynthia Levinson.

cover of the book Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe ”Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz received the Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award which is given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

Four Stonewall Honor Books were selected: “Drama,” written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier ; “Gone, Gone, Gone,” written by Hannah Moskowitz ; “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,” written by Lesléa Newman; and “Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie,” written by S. J. Adams.

Cover of book, Up! Tall! and High!Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book: “Up, Tall and High!” written and illustrated by Ethan Long is the Seuss Award winner.

Three Geisel Honor Books were named: “Let’s Go for a Drive!” written and illustrated by Mo Willems; “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean; and “Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover,” written and illustrated by Cece Bell.

Cover of the book, Seraphina“Seraphina,” written by Rachel Hartman received the William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

Four other books were finalists for the award: “Wonder Show,” written by Hannah Barnaby; “Love and Other Perishable Items,” written by Laura Buzo; “After the Snow,” written by S. D. Crockett; and “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” written by emily m. danforth.

 

 

 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.

am_factfinder_logoTRAINING WEBINARS
TOPIC: Access Census Bureau Stats: American FactFinder
WHEN:  Introductory session  recorded February 13, 2013  Archived online.
DESCRIPTION: American FactFinder is a database for data from the U.S. Census. This web page provides details about the data it offers.  During the introductory webinar, you’ll learn:
•    How to Access the American FactFinder
•    A Look at Key American FactFinder Features
•    How to Search and Navigate the Database

am_factfinder_logoTOPIC: Hands-On Exercises in American FactFinder
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, EST
DATE: February 27, 2012
LOCATION: Online Webinar
DESCRIPTION: Participants will complete various hands-on exercise scenarios in the American FactFinder data access tool. Presenters from the U.S. Census Bureau will provide a detailed explanation of steps for each exercise. Participants are encouraged to have viewed “Access Census Bureau Stats: American FactFinder” Webinar prior to the webinar. Registration is required for the webinar.

 

Neatline logo
GIS Workshop
TOPIC: Using Neatline
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00pm
DATE: Thursday, February 21  TODAY
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (Electronic Classroom)
DESCRIPTION:  Neatline is a set of plugins for Omeka developed by the Scholars’ Lab. With this tool, anyone can create beautiful, complex maps and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, and to connect maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. See neatline.org for more information.

 

GIS Workshop  GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Making Cartograms (same as below)
TIME: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, February 27
LOCATION: Campbell Hall, Room 105
DESCRIPTION: A cartogram is a thematic map that uses area to represent something other than area. Imagine a map where country area represents population, or cancer rates. You will learn how to send a powerful message with this thematic technique.  This workshop is free, open to all, and require no advance registration.

 

GIS Workshop  GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Making Cartograms (same as above)
TIME: 3:00pm  – 4:00pm
DATE: Thursday, February 28
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (Electronic Classroom)
DESCRIPTION: A cartogram is a thematic map that uses area to represent something other than area. Imagine a map where country area represents population, or cancer rates. You will learn how to send a powerful message with this thematic technique.  This workshop is free, open to all, and require no advance registration.

 

American Educational Research Association
DOCTORAL STUDENTS AND POST DOC OPPORTUNITY

The deadline for applying to attend the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis: Causal Inference is Monday, February 25, 2013. The institute will be held May 29-31, 2013 in Washington DC.  Advanced doctoral students and recent doctorates are especially encouraged to apply.  The Institute will be conducted jointly with an international group from Europe. During the Institute examples will be provided in addition to working sessions in which participants will gain experience with implementing selected methods with real data.  Those selected for participation will receive support covering the Institute’s fees, transportation, housing, and meals for the dates of the Institute.

For additional information you may contact Kevin Dieterle, AERA
Grants Program Manager, at grantsprogam2aera.net or (202) 238-3227.

 

Logo for the Big 10 Summer Institute
BIG 10 SUMMER INSTITUTE REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Big 10 Summer Institute.
This year, the Institute will feature 2 three-credit courses that are focusing on using data in postsecondary education. Each course will include a one-week residency, scheduled for May 20-24, 2013.  On May 5th, prior to the residency, the students will meet virtually with the co-instructors and the first written coursework will be assigned, to be due on the first day of the residency.  A final course assignment will be due approximately two weeks after the residency. Click here for more information, including costs, course descriptions, and faculty bios.

The first course will be “Accessing and Analyzing National Data in Postsecondary Education” and the second course will be “Join the Cool Kids:
Data-Driven Decision Making for Undergraduate Student Success.”

 

Federal Trade Commission logo   NEW POLICIES TO LIMIT DATA MINING
The Federal Trade Commission recently amended the  Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) “to clarify the scope of the Rule and strengthen its protections for children’s personal information, in light of changes in online technology since the Rule went into effect in April 2000.  The final amended Rule includes modifications to the definitions of operator, personal information, and website or online service directed to children. The amended Rule also updates the requirements set forth in the notice, parental consent, confidentiality and security, and safe harbor provisions, and adds a new provision addressing data retention and deletion.”  The amended Rule will become effective on July 1, 2013.

The Education Week article, “Data-Mining Faces New Privacy Rules,” by Sean Cavanagh provides a quick overview of this topic.

 

students taking a computer class
SHORT COURSE REGISTRATION CLOSED
Registration for the Library’s March 7-8 Software Carpentry boot camp targeted for graduate students and postdocs has reached its capacity of 50 students. Registration is now closed. The two day boot camp will focus on program design, version control, testing, and task automation.

On a related note, over 50% of the graduate students who attended the two day Data Management boot camp in January that that focused on data management issues and best practices were from Curry! More data boot camps and workshops are sure to follow so be sure to check our newsletters for new opportunities!

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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