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Library conducts survey of UVA faculty on views of Library services and collections

Library conducts survey of UVA faculty on views of Library services and collections

Library conducts survey of UVA faculty on views of Library services and collections

“The local survey overlapped the national Ithaka S+R survey from 2018, in which faculty nationwide responded to questions on topics such as how they discover and access materials in the Library and their view of the role played by the libraries in support of faculty members’ needs. The main reason for conducting a local survey was to discover how UVA faculty view the University Library in comparison to how faculty responded in the national survey.

The survey generated responses from 335 faculty members (11% of all those contacted) to an array of probing questions about faculty perspectives on research and teaching and what their experiences with the Library have been like in the following areas:

  • Scholarly Communication, covering valued publishing services and issues of copyright and article deposit.
  • Material Types and Formats, exploring various types of materials for research and teaching, such as formal publications, primary source materials, print and digital journals and monographs.
  • Discovery & Access, taking stock of how faculty members search for known items and the value of mechanisms for gaining access to research literature.”

Posted on: April 17, 2021, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized

How to tell stories using data: Actionable data storytelling strategies from Nancy Duarte at MarTech

How to tell stories using data

Actionable data storytelling strategies from Nancy Duarte at MarTech

https://searchengineland.com/how-to-tell-stories-using-data-347281

 

Posted on: April 17, 2021, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Member Research Tips Turned Into E-Book

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Member Research Tips Turned Into E-Book

“Susannah Tredwell, a member of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries who is the Manager of Library Services at DLA Piper Canada in Vancouver, has been a regular contributor to SlawTips for years.

SlawTips, published on the Slaw.ca legal website, are intended to be small nuggets of useful information that can be about legal research, technology or writing.

CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, recently published a selection of Susannah’s research tips in the form of an e-book.”

Posted on: April 17, 2021, 6:44 am Category: Uncategorized

Why Open Access definitions are confusing

Why Open Access definitions are confusing

Synopsis : The definition of Open Access is far more complicated and debated than it appears on first glance. This goes beyond advocates simply disagreeing on how much “openness” is needed before it counts as Open Access (for example someone disagreeing that articles with CC-BY-NC counts as Open Access). 

Posted on: April 17, 2021, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

Misinformation Escape Room

Misinformation Escape Room

Misinformation Escape Room

“This project designs and studies the impact of escape rooms as a mechanism for learning about and developing resilience towards misinformation. Escape rooms are live-action adventure games where teams of players work cooperatively to solve a series of interactive puzzles. This project contributes to the growing body of misinformation educational efforts and seeks to fill important gaps identified in the literature, in particular the need for programs that seek to change people’s attitudes and behaviors around misinformation, not just teach skills for detecting misinformation. The project draws on research on misinformation, mixed reality games, digital youth, information and media literacy, and civic media.

Project partners: Center for an Informed Public, GAME Research Group, and Puzzle Break

Featured image: “People in an escape room” by Ninja Escape, licensed under CC BY 2.0″

A group of people looking at a set of mysterious maps and other artifacts in an escape room. The room is filled with purple light.

 

 

Posted on: April 16, 2021, 11:57 am Category: Uncategorized

NPR: LISTEN: Why Disinformation Preys On ‘Our Most Sacred Beliefs And Values’

LISTEN: Why Disinformation Preys On ‘Our Most Sacred Beliefs And Values’

https://www.wnpr.org/post/listen-why-disinformation-preys-our-most-sacred-beliefs-and-values

“While humanity has made strides over the past year in slowing down the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been no such success in slowing down the “infodemic” — the spread of misinformation and disinformation around COVID-19, the 2020 election and myriad other topics. To talk about this, Peter Adams joined Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He’s the senior vice president of education with the News Literacy Project. Adams talks about how disinformation gets out, how it’s making our lives worse and what we can do to help people who have fallen prey to it.”

 

Posted on: April 16, 2021, 10:15 am Category: Uncategorized

Researchers found a way to make near-instant holograms with AI — Future Blink

Researchers found a way to make near-instant holograms with AI — Future Blink

https://mashable.com/video/instant-holograms-ai/

 

 

Posted on: April 16, 2021, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized