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    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • “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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Curatorial Challenges of the Cassette Culture Revolution 

      Carlson, Scott (2015-06-11)
      Until just over a decade ago, the cassette tape was one of the most popular mediums for prerecorded music. In the West, it was the dominant format of the 1980s, until the shift to compact discs in the mid-1990s; in the ...
    • 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 ...