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Introducing your researchers to text mining: 5 first steps

By Rachel Martin, Elsevier | Nov 29, 2016

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Text mining makes it possible for researchers to analyze vast data sources, extract answers and develop new concepts more quickly and efficiently than ever before. However, a recent survey by the Publishing Research Consortium found that awareness of text mining techniques is still relatively low.

Join us for this opportunity to learn more about how librarians are developing data information literacy competencies, curriculum and spaces.

Epic wins: engaging students globally with game-based learning

By Jay Bhatt and Daniel Christe, Drexel University | Oct 24, 2016

Drexel University engineering librarian Jay Bhatt and engineering students

Game design principles correlate nicely with principles of active learning. As in real life, gamers observe the world, develop a hypothesis, test it, iteratively learn and revise their approach in the next attempt. Sounds a lot like something called the scientific method.

Roadmap for a successful curriculum mapping project

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | Oct 24, 2016

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A successful curriculum mapping project can enhance your library’s information literacy program in many ways. This article outlines how to get started — from data collection to analysis to gathering the information into a report that maps library learning outcomes to specific classes in a major. 

In this webinar, two librarians and a faculty expert in the area of impact will discuss specific examples and steps librarians can take to have a significant and recognizable contribution within the research lifecycle.

This 122-page download explores multiple aspects of information literacy from building users’ competencies to the role of librarians.

Elsevier welcomes you to attend some interesting events at the Frankfurt Book Fair -- from a historic view to future trends! Check out the agenda and abstracts below.

A five-point plan to become an acknowledged copyright authority

By Lesley Ellen Harris, Copyrightlaws.com | Sept 22, 2016

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Many times I hear non-lawyers say they’ve become the “go-to” person at work for copyright issues, regardless of whether they’re librarians, library directors or information managers. They may work in an academic or corporate library, archive, museum, for-profit or non-profit organization, but may not hold a formal title including the word “copyright.”

 

More than 30 proposals were submitted from developed and developing countries, and the recipients — announced September 14 — are from Ethiopia, Honduras and the US. Donated by the Elsevier Foundation, this year’s $20,000 in awards will fund training workshops and an update of Hinari training videos.

As I read through some listserv discussions on whether academic libraries should promote Banned Books Week, I wondered whether Elsevier had any banned books in its history. After all, the modern-day publishing company has been operating since 1880. And I discovered — via colleagues in the Amsterdam headquarters — a tale that I hadn’t known about.