Faculty, Librarian, and Student Collaboration: Enhancing Science Learning with Digital Collections.  Poster presentation from AAAS 2012.  Five Colleges of Ohio Science Digitization Projects.
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Brief descriptions of the digitization projects funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, illustrated in a poster presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, ...

Brief descriptions of the digitization projects funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, illustrated in a poster presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, February 19, 2012, Vancouver, B.C. Presenters: Alison Ricker, Oberlin College; Moriana Garcia, Denison Univ.; Aimee Jenkins, Kenyon College. Other authors: Deborah Carter Peoples, Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; Jessica Clemons, College of Wooster.

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    Faculty, Librarian, and Student Collaboration: Enhancing Science Learning with Digital Collections.  Poster presentation from AAAS 2012.  Five Colleges of Ohio Science Digitization Projects. Faculty, Librarian, and Student Collaboration: Enhancing Science Learning with Digital Collections. Poster presentation from AAAS 2012. Five Colleges of Ohio Science Digitization Projects. Presentation Transcript

    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration Enhancing Science Learning with Digital Collections Jessica Clemons, The College of Wooster; Moriana M. Garcia, Denison University; Aimee R. Jenkins, Kenyon College; Deborah Carter Peoples, Ohio Wesleyan University; Alison Scott Ricker, Oberlin College.Background 1 2 5 ResultsIn 2009 The Five Colleges of Over 30 collections across theOhio initiated a program to curricula are inintegrate digital collections into development. More than a thirdthe curriculum, funded by The are in science or impact scienceAndrew Mellon 2004 2005 education in cross-disciplinaryFoundation. This poster studies. An example of thedescribes science collections latter is a GIS photo archivedesigned to enrich teaching and using GPS devices to geo-taglearning environments of Digital Collections photographs taken by studentsspecific courses. These projects in the field. Older pictures arealso make private collections 1. Tree Growth Data for the Bohannon and Kraus Nature retrospectively geo-tagged sopublicly accessible, with Preserves (OWU) students and researches canapplicability beyond the Five 4 2. Surficial Geology Changes Over Time in Wayne County track the changes over time.Colleges. (WOO) 3 This project has applications in geology, environmental science, 3. Denison University Herbarium (DEN) 4. Auxin Transport During Gravitropism and Phototropism history and other disciplines,Methods using GFP-based Biosensor (OWU) strengthening collaborations 5. Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery (DEN) across disciplines and servingLibrarians and teaching faculty 6. Paleontology Specimen Teaching Collection (OBE) the liberal arts focus of thejointly develop grant proposals, 7. Curated Database of Molecular Structure (KEN) consortium.peer reviewed by campus 8. Agro-Ecological Local Histories (WOO)*committees comprised of 9. Herbarium Teaching Collection and Flora of Ohiofaculty, librarians, and Specimens (OWU)* Conclusionsadministrators. Criteria for 10. Geological Images Teaching Collection (OBE)*projects include integration into * not shown In addition to IR archiving, thethe curriculum, and enhanced resulting collections will beusability and access to materials available in the OhioLINK Digitalthrough effective digitization. Resource Commons (Fig.An assessment plan for eachdigital collection is required. The 6 7 A A). They provide unparalleled opportunities for studentgrant supports a full-time Digital learning, and make accessibleSpecialist to coordinate specimens, data, graphs, soundtechnical aspects and help files, and images that weredevelop institutional previously available only in onerepositories at each campus, lab or facility. The collectionsutilizing DSpace. make students active participants in new scholarly activities and forge important partnerships among faculty, librarians and staff. Acknowledgements Faculty collaborators: Greg Wiles , Shelley Judge, Matthew Mariola, College of Wooster; Andrew McCall, Erik Klemetti, Denison Univ.; Yutan Getzler, Kenyon College; Chris Wolverton, Laurel Anderson, David Johnson, Nancy Murray, Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; Steven Wojtal, Karla Parsons-Hubbard, Oberlin College. Digital specialists: Marsha Bansburg, Alan Boyd, Meghan Frazer, Emily Haddaway, Catalina Oyler, Kristen Pantle. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant supports the project Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Project blog: oh5-nlg- Five Colleges of digitization-project.blogspot.com/ Ohio
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. a Denison University Herbarium http://drc.denison.edu/handle/2374.DEN/84 The Denison University Herbarium (Fig. a) aims to catalog and digitize all of the specimens in the Biology Department collection, with the earliest ones dating from the mid to late 1800s. Much of the b c herbarium was lost during the Science Hall fire in 1905, but the collection was replenished using specimens from Denison professors and other naturalists (Fig. b, Clara A. Davies). The first phase of the project has digitized and cataloged the specimens from the state of Ohio (Fig. c, Royal Fern). Students use the specimens to inform their classes on local flora. Contact: Moriana M. Garcia garciam@denison.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. a Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery The Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery is a sampling of the specimens in the Geosciences Department collection previously only cataloged in a manuscript book started by Prof. Clarence L. Herrick (Fig. a) in the b 1890s. The items in the collection are varied, from representative mineral samples (Fig. b, galena with quartz and rhodochrosite), to rocks from important geologic locations. The collection is used both as an example of important Earth materials, and as a source of research for students during the course of their Denison career. Contact: Moriana M. Garcia garciam@denison.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Ohio Wesleyan University Chris Wolverton Assoc. Professor of Botany / Microbiology Deborah Carter Peoples Science Librarian Emily Haddaway Digital Librarian More Information: http://libguides.owu.edu/NGL_Science Contact: Deborah Carter Peoples dapeople@owu.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Ohio Wesleyan University Laurel J. Anderson Assoc. Professor of Botany / Microbiology Deborah Carter Peoples Science Librarian Emily Haddaway Digital Librarian More Information: http://libguides.owu.edu/NGL_Science Contact: Deborah Carter Peoples dapeople@owu.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Ohio Wesleyan University Herbarium Teaching Collection and Flora of Ohio Specimens David Johnson, Professor of Botany / Microbiology Nancy Murray Curator, Joseph A. Swallen Herbarium Deborah Carter Peoples Science Librarian Emily Haddaway Digital Librarian More Information: http://libguides.owu.edu/NGL_Science Contact: Deborah Carter Peoples dapeople@owu.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Baist’s Real Estate Atlases of Columbus, Ohio Ohio Wesleyan University John Krygier Assoc. Professor of Geography / Geology David Walker Asst. Professor of Geography / Geology Deborah Carter Peoples Science Librarian Emily Haddaway Digital Librarian More Information: http://libguides.owu.edu/NGL_Science Contact: Deborah Carter Peoples dapeople@owu.edu Detail from Baist’s Atlas, 1920, part of Clintonville neighborhood in north-central Columbus
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Oberlin College Paleontology Collection dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISO ROOT=/paleo The physical collection consists of 9,000 accession numbers, many associated with multiple specimens, amassed by faculty, students and others since the 1800s. Students working with b Associate Professor Karla Parsons- Hubbard have been learning hands-on systematic research, while organizing and digitizing the collection, which had experienced uneven preservation efforts over the decades. Over 150 images are now digitized, with more in progress. Associate Director of Libraries Alan Boyd co-sponsors the project. Contact: Alison S. Ricker aricker@oberlin.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Oberlin College Geological Field Images Digitization in progress More than 800 images of geological structures, photographed in the field by Professor Steven Wojtal, are being digitized, described, and augmented with geospatial data. The images, most of them originally formatted as 35mm b slides, have been shared for years with colleagues and secondary school teachers. The online collection will make possible virtual field trips through regions that students cannot visit personally, and enrich classroom and lab instruction. Associate Director of Libraries Alan Boyd co-sponsors the project. Contact: Alison S. Ricker aricker@oberlin.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. Kenyon College A Curated Database of Molecular Structure http://us-2.wijiti.com:8080/i/kenyon/ Our NMR database allows users, via a web portal in DSpace, to submit and retrieve raw spectroscopic and supporting data. The supporting data includes information such as an image of the processed spectrum, spectrum type (i.e. 1H, 13C, COSY, etc). synthetic procedure, molecular structure, molecular formula, molecular weight, IUPAC name, common name, etc. Our database is a place where orphaned spectra can find a home and higher quality versions of published data can be archived. This collection will allow student-to-student data continuity and help strengthen scholarly collaboration between researchers at different institutions. Contact: Aimee R. Jenkins jenkinsa@kenyon.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. The College of Wooster GIS-Based Photographic Archive Observations in the Wooster, Ohio area have yielded some surprising changes linked with land use change, stream erosion and two locally devastating tornadoes. Systematic observations through photography can lead to generation of hypotheses and scientific inquiry. This geo-referenced database of archived photographs collected during field studies will chronicle environmental change in the Wooster, Ohio region. This archive will help answer questions such as: Why are streams dramatically cutting into the stream beds and banks? How fast do boulders move down a stream? View the collection at: GIS-Based Photographic Archive Contact: Jessica Clemons jclemons@wooster.edu
    • Faculty, Librarian and Student Collaboration (Five Colleges of Ohio) - AAAS 2012, Vancouver, Canada. The College of Wooster Farmer Oral History Collection Each fall, students in the Sustainable Agriculture class go out into the field to hear first hand accounts of what it is like to be a farmer in Wayne County. Prior to beginning the collection, the interviews were kept on a professor’s personal computer. Partnering with the library has had several positive effects. Students have more thorough discussions on how to interview people. This has improved the overall quality of interviews. The knowledge they learn is shared with a wider audience, from their peers to community members. Please feel free to listen to the interviews: Farmer Oral History Collection Contact: Jessica Clemons jclemons@wooster.edu