This collection contains presentations, publications and other works by staff members at Rice University's Fondren Library

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  • Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars 

    Tenner, Elka; Thomas, Amanda; Cooper, Danielle; Schonfeld, Roger (2017-02-08)
    Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program is a series of projects that investigate the research support needs of scholars by their discipline. In 2016 Ithaka S+R examined the changing research methods and practices ...
  • Rescoping research through student-librarian collaboration: Lessons from the Fondren Fellows program 

    LaFlamme, Marcel; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2018)
    Academic library professionals increasingly see student workers as full coparticipants in the design and delivery of library resources and services. For some librarians, this perspective grows out of a commitment to critical ...
  • Who Me, a Journal Editor? A Ten Year Journey 

    Weimer, Katherine Hart (2018-01-22)
    An essay reflecting on ten years serving as a journal co-editor.
  • UX Toolbox:Using Ethnography to Design Library Services for Scientists 

    Kolah, Debra (2013)
    Ethnography of scientists can provide a rich framework to provide insights to create actionable results that inform library services for research scientists. Learn a brief history of ethnographic work done with scientist ...
  • Master Class: Mastering the Art of User Experience 

    Kolah, Debra (2015)
    Session Abstract: It's time to rethink what we know about gathering user data, going beyond surveys and other traditional methods to engage our users in deep conversations around the way they do research in order to develop ...
  • Collecting to the Core--Physics 

    Fosmire, Michael; Kolah, Debra (2012)
    Column Editor’s Note: The “Collecting to the Core” column highlights monographic works that are essential to the academic library within a particular discipline, inspired by the Resources for College Libraries bibliography ...
  • Can a UX Department Really Make a Difference? 

    Vacek, Rachel; Kolah, Debra (2017-04-03)
    When a library is truly invested in UX, with total awareness of and buy-in on user-centered thinking, its staff more readily embrace UX principles and have more empathy. However, creating a user-centric culture can be ...
  • Building and Managing Your Online Profile as an Academic 

    Spiro, Lisa; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2016-12-07)
    Slides from a workshop on raising your online visibility as an academic.
  • Preserving Music Recitals 

    Rivero, Monica (2017-04-05)
    This session seeks to present a series of impactful case studies showcasing locally designed and implemented digitization workflows that serve the source material and its designated community while complimenting the ...
  • Cultivating our ORCID garden: Lessons learned from publishers 

    Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2017)
    ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)--developed to address the problem of name ambiguity in scholarship--has been widely welcomed by many in the scholarly communications community, including many academic librarians. ...
  • Recital Preservation: before they fade away 

    Flinn, Dara (2016-09-22)
    The Rice University Shepherd School of Music was formally opened in 1975. Since that time thousands of performances by faculty and students have been recorded and collected in multiple formats, with accompanying programs ...
  • Using OpenRefine’s Reconciliation to Validate Local Authority Headings 

    Carlson, Scott; Seely, Amber (2017-12-01)
    In 2015, the Cataloging and Metadata Services department of Rice University’s Fondren Library developed a process to reconcile four years of authority headings against an internally developed thesaurus. With a goal of ...
  • “When We’re Done with It, We Don’t Care What Happens to It” What Open Access Practitioners Can Learn from Deadheads 

    Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Carlson, Scott (2016)
    Historians and commentators have long praised the Grateful Dead for their razor-sharp business acumen, especially the band’s policy on audience taping. What started as way to stem the tide of bootlegs (while keeping a ...
  • Offering Infographic Short Courses to Meet Students' Interest 

    Zhao, Jane (2016-06-15)
    A library student survey done in spring 2015 at Rice University shows that both undergraduate students and graduate students are most interested in taking library short courses on creating infographics and data visualization. ...
  • Linked Open Data Modeling for Library Cartographic Resources 

    Durante, Kimberly; Weimer, Katherine Hart; McGee, Marc (2016-03)
    For centuries libraries have cataloged collections of maps, atlases, and geographic data resources using text-based systems such as bibliographies, the card catalog, and the online catalog. These catalogs of metadata, while ...
  • Libraries at the hub as the federally funded research wheel turns to open 

    Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Rozum, Betty; Thoms, Becky (2016-03-15)
    Academic libraries are strong partners in supporting researcher compliance with both funder public access policies and institutional open access policies, and are increasingly involved in research data management activities. ...
  • "Take it, You Can Have it": Grateful Dead Taping and the Idea of Open Access 

    Carlson, Scott (2014-11-12)
    Historians and commentators have long praised the Grateful Dead for their razor-sharp business acumen, especially the band’s audience taping policies. What started as way to stem the tide of bootlegs (while keeping a certain ...
  • Evaluating Peer Review Criteria: The Geo-Twist 

    Weimer, Katherine Hart; Grossner, Karl; Wrisley, David Joseph (2015)
    The evaluation and impacts of digital humanities works, and defining their scholarly contributions is quite complex and hotly debated within many scholarly communities. Peer review criteria are being developed, including ...
  • What Does Your Data Need? 

    Carlson, Scott; Spiro, Lisa; Weimer, Kathy; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2015-09-25)
    What does research data need so that it can live on after the experiment is over? Challenges facing Rice researchers in successfully (and strategically) managing their research data include formulating an effective data ...

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