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    • Teaching with Quantitative Data in Undergraduate Social Science Classes at Rice University: An Ithaka S+R Local Report 

      Spiro, Lisa; Rimmer, Miaomiao; Goetz, Joseph E.; Thomas, Amanda L. (2021-10)
    • Strategic Service Excellence: Creating a Holistic Training Program at Fondren Library 

      Garrison, Susan; Sewell, Jeanette Claire; Boff, Colleen; Cardwell, Catherine; ACRL (2020)
    • Academic Libraries Join the Fight Against Climate Change 

      Spiro, Lisa; Fitzpatrick, Ashley (2020)
      In 2017, Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on Houston, causing approximately 100 deaths and $125 billion in damage. Research indicates that Harvey’s impact was worsened by climate change. More recently wildfires, floods, and droughts - as well as concerted action by climate activists - have demonstrated the urgency of fighting climate ...
    • Cultural Anthropology and Open Access—Interview With Dominic Boyer, Cymene Howe, and Marcel LaFlamme 

      Vieira, Scott; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2019)
      In this installment of “Conversations,” Dominic Boyer, Cymene Howe, and Marcel LaFlamme, of the Cultural Anthropology editorial team, discuss the ins and outs of publishing a gold open access journal in the field of anthropology. Highlights of the discussion include Cultural Anthropology’s move to open access, the ethics of open access, the growth ...
    • Deepening the Conversation 

      Kolah, Debra; Thomas, Amanda (2018-07)
    • Creating a Community-Driven Digital Archive: The Harvey Memories Project 

      Spiro, Lisa (2018-04-23)
      Between August 17 and 30, 2017, Tropical Storm Harvey -- later Hurricane Harvey -- crisscrossed the Southeast corner of Texas, killing 88 Texans, damaging or destroying more than 119,000 homes in Harris County, and causing as much as $190 billion dollars in damage. Behind these numbers are thousands of stories of loss, trauma, recovery, and ...
    • 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.
    • Women Inventors: Information Sources 

      Spiro, Linda (2018)
      This paper describes information sources related to women inventors and patent holders from the inception of patenting in the United States through 2017. It includes books, websites, blogs, and studies from government and private agencies and individuals. These sources describe the kinds of patents obtained by women and present possible explanations ...
    • The Electronic Vesalius: Embodying Anatomy Atlases 

      Mulligan, John; Wettergreen, Matthew; Jin, Ying; Rasich, Benjamin; Phillips, Isaac (2018)
      A multidisciplinary team at Rice University transformed the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library’s collection of rare anatomy atlases into a physical-digital, human-sized atlas-of-atlases. The Electronic Vesalius installation gives these old books new life, informed by contemporary media theory and the centuries of medical and aesthetic criticism ...
    • Shame: The Emotional Basis of Library Anxiety 

      McAfee, Erin L. (2018)
      In 1986, Constance Mellon found that 75 to 85 percent of undergraduate students experienced library anxiety as well as shame about their anxiety. Fifteen years earlier, Helen Block Lewis began her groundbreaking research in shame theory. This paper explores the affective components of library anxiety using the pioneering research of Constance Mellon, ...
    • Rescoping research through student-librarian collaboration: Lessons from the Fondren Fellows program 

      LaFlamme, Marcel; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Association of College and Research Libraries (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 and feminist pedagogy,1 while for others, greater reliance on student workers in the face of flat or contracting budgets has ...
    • Measuring Open Access Policy Compliance: Results of a Survey 

      Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Boock, Michael; Chapman, Kimberly; Hooper, Michaela Willi (2018)
      INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, a significant number of institutions have adopted open access (OA) policies. Many of those working with OA policies are tasked with measuring policy compliance. This article reports on a survey of Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) members designed to better understand the methods currently used for ...
    • 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 immediate cleanup as well as an ongoing maintenance procedure, staff developed a “hack” of OpenRefine’s normal Reconciliation function ...
    • 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 institutional context.
    • Can a UX Department Really Make a Difference? 

      Vacek, Rachel; Kolah, Debra; Fondren Library (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 challenging as a solo UX Librarian. Wouldn't it be easier with a dedicated department? For this presentation, a panel of UX department ...
    • 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 of academic religious studies scholars in the United States, with the goal of identifying services to better support them. The project ...
    • 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. In fact, librarians have been some of the organization’s biggest supporters, largely because they understand how a persistent ...
    • 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.
    • 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 and other documentation. Fondren Library, in collaboration with the Shepherd School, agreed to preserve a portion of this collection ...
    • 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. In answering students’ call, staff at Digital Media Commons (DMC) developed a couple of new workshops and revamped some old ...