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  • Getting to Know You: Results of the Texas Data Repository User Survey 

    Chan-Park, Christina; Sare, Laura; Waugh, Laura (2022-05-23)
    The Assessment Committee of the Texas Data Repository (TDR) Steering Committee conducted a survey in Spring 2022 of TDR users. The TDR uses the Dataverse platform for publishing and archiving datasets (and other data ...
  • Digital Libraries and Accessibility 

    Hight, Alexa; Waugh, Laura; Zerangue, Amanda (2022-04-27)
    How can ADA accessibility initiatives support your library community? Learn about recent developments in ADA accessibility and the impact on digital libraries, with a focus on e-resources, websites, institutional repositories, ...
  • Global Palestine 

    Mohama-Akkari, Noha; Goodley, Lauren; Bishop, Elizabeth; Vaverek, Margaret A.; Dede-Bamfo, Nathaniel (2022-05)
    Over the past year, this group of scholars and an archivist collaborated on the topic of Palestinian archives and research. We’d like to lead a discussion covering: (1) an introduction to poetry and on Palestine, focusing ...
  • Academic Researcher Profiles: Getting Started and Tips for Success 

    Ancelet, Lisa; Waugh, Laura (2022-03-24)

    Are you publishing or presenting research in your discipline? Do you want to make the most of the impact of your research? Develop an online researcher profile and make your research more discoverable by researchers ...

  • Research Data Repositories and Global Scholarly Ecosystem Possibilities 

    Uzwyshyn, Raymond (International Federation of Library Associations, 2022-01)

    Online networked data research repositories allow sharing and archiving of research data for experiments and research studies. This opens data to modern interoperability and metadata standards for search and retrieval. ...

  • Build it! Share it! Taking a Campus OER Community of Learning to Open 

    Ancelet, Lisa; Price, Amanda N.; Towery, Stephanie; Waugh, Laura (2022-03)

    In Fall 2020, the Texas State University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Committee designed a foundational course, the OER Community of Learning, to develop a baseline of knowledge about OER for library staff as ...

  • LibAnswers Question Analysis and Training Plan for Research and Learning Services, Alkek Library 

    Ancelet, Lisa; Klemcke, Mavis; Foreman, Laura (2019-04)
    An analysis of the SpringShare reference management tool, RefAnalytics, Statistics dataset was conducted which covered the Academic Year (AY) 2017-2018. The dataset originally consisted of over 18k questions and answers ...
  • Bringing Linked Data into Libraries via Wikidata: PCC Wikidata Pilot Project at Texas State University 

    Aycock, Mary; Critchley, Nicole; Scott, Amanda (2021-12)
    The promise of linked data to free library data from closed silos and promote more open scholarship possibilities through better global access has generated excitement over the past decade but proven elusive for libraries ...
  • Creating Infrastructures for Long Term Digital Preservation for Libraries, Museums and Memory Institutions 

    Uzwyshyn, Raymond (2021-10-28)
    In the new millennium, long term digital preservation infrastructures have become important areas for libraries and memory institutions. Academic libraries have particularly taken these areas to heart because of their ...
  • Digital Preservation Steps with Archivematica: A Cross-Departmental Approach 

    Goodley, Lauren; Critchley, Nicole; Kennedy, Laura; Long, Jason; Mazzei, Erin; Peters, Todd C.; Price, Amanda N.; Waugh, Laura (2021-05)

    Archivematica is a strong tool that requires a strong team and team members. Follow along as we tell our tale: from deciding on Archivematica as a tool for creating AIPs through installation and implementation. Hear ...

  • Providing Broader Access: Texas State Retrospective ETD Digitization Project 

    Peters, Todd C.; Long, Jason; Mazzei, Erin; Waugh, Laura (2021-05-26)

    In 2016 the Texas State University Library began digitizing older thesis from the collection. They were not immediately uploaded to the DSpace Digital Collections Repository out of concern for author rights. Electronic ...

  • Gateway into Linked Data: Breaking Silos with Wikidata 

    Aycock, Mary; Critchley, Nicole; Scott, Amanda (2021-05)
    Linked data has been a hot topic in librarianship for the last decade, but technical, staffing, and budgetary barriers have prevented wide scale adoption. However, Wikidata has recently gained traction as a low obstacle ...
  • Exploring Accessibility Practices in Institutional Repositories 

    Lyon, Colleen; Waugh, Laura; Lindsey, Nerissa (2021-04-30)
    Institutional repositories (IRs) provide open access and availability to research and scholarship. One area that needs improvement is ensuring the accessibility of this digital content to people with disabilities. In the ...
  • Accessibility of ETDs: Raising the Bar 

    Johnson, Liz; Lyon, Colleen; Waugh, Laura (2021-04-15)
    Accessibility of online content is of a focus of effort for many higher ed institutions. Electronic theses and dissertations are no exception to this, and graduate school and library staff have been working to improve the ...
  • Piloting an Open Educational Resources Community 

    McClean, Jessica; Towery, Stephanie; Waugh, Laura (2020-11-13)
    The University Libraries Scholarly Communication Team has been developing an Open Educational Resources (OER) Community of Learning and an initial pilot launching in Spring 2021. This webinar is an interactive workshop on ...
  • Community Building: Using Peer Review to Engage Librarians and Faculty in the Design of an OER Community of Learning 

    McClean, Jessica; Price, Amanda N.; Morganti, Dianna; Towery, Stephanie; Waugh, Laura (2021-03-11)

    How can faculty become engaged - and more importantly - involved, in the use and promotion of OER? What kind of program will meet an important need and encourage long-term buy-in? How can faculty contribute to the ...

  • Scholarly Communication and Predatory Publishing in the Undergraduate Classroom 

    Morganti, Dianna (2020-02-11)
    When we discuss the topics of Scholarly Communication with undergraduates, we usually do so in the context of a “Research Experience” or openly publishing an honor’s thesis in the IR. Our undergraduate students are stumbling ...
  • Track Down Top Lit with MathSciNet 

    Morganti, Dianna (2017-11)
    MathSciNet is a valuable tool to save time for the Math Graduate Student. MathSciNet is both an index of Mathematics literature as well as a collection of reviews of the literature. Use MathSciNet to save yourself time in ...
  • Scholarly Communication in the STEM Classroom 

    Morganti, Dianna (2018-07)
    Changes in publishing norms and funding requirements have caused responding changes (both good and bad) in the publishing industry. A review of undergraduate papers in Computer Science revealed that 10% of students had ...
  • Open Source Digital Ecosystems for Accelerating Global Research, Innovation and Collaboration 

    Uzwyshyn, Raymond (2020-12-12)
    Can we better enable scholarly research network ecosystem possibilities on global levels? Is it time to begin thinking about systematically empowering a global research community collectively? In the last 5 years, Texas ...

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