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These are the slides used for the class, LIS 4375 at the University of Denver.

These are the slides used for the class, LIS 4375 at the University of Denver.

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    • Science and Engineering Resources: Introduction Joseph Kraus Penrose Library Associate Professor Science and Engineering Reference Librarian March 23, 2010
    • Welcome and Introductions  My background  Provide some information about the Sci-Tech LIS class I took, way back in 1994.  Why am I teaching this course?  At what level will this be taught?  Who are you?  What is your background?  What do you want to learn in the class?  Look at the syllabus
    •  http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmavanhecke/3546512338/
    • The assigned readings  Read to understand the gist of the articles. Try to understand the core concepts. Why the heck did I assign that reading?  There is no need to memorize the minutiae, but you still need to read more than just the abstract.  I will try to have everything available through Bb, but some things might only be available on print reserve.
    • The assigned readings  For next week  The Face of 21st Century Physical Science Librarianship, Science & Technology Libraries, Volume 26, Issue 2 December 2005, pages 71-90, Lina Ortega and Cecelia M. Brown. ortega.pdf is also in Blackboard.  The education and training needs of health librarians—the generalist versus specialist dilemma, Tatjana Petrinic and Christine Urquhart, Health Information & Libraries Journal, Volume 24 Issue 3, Pages 167-176.  Subject Knowledge in the Health Sciences Library, J Med Libr Assoc. 2005 October; 93(4): 459–466.  Digital Libraries and Multi-Disciplinary Research Skills Please read the intro and the section dealing with scholarly communication.
    • The assignments  There will be some ―negative‖ answers.  We won’t have print/electronic access to some of the answers. Don’t spend forever trying to find something that doesn’t exist or we have no direct access.  With some patrons, they might want a comprehensive search on a specific topic to find nothing. (Dissertation or patentability)  Combination of print and electronic resources.  The first assignment will be about 70/30. The following weeks are about 50/50.
    • More about the assignments  Please put the print reference materials back on the shelf after use, and log out of the electronic databases when you are done (if possible).  Cut-n-paste is ok, or have good hand writing.  I'd like to know the title of the source used, the volume number and the page number(s) used. [I don’t need an annotation.]  Please use the given sources. Wikipedia is not an answer for the assignments.
    • Collaborative Project  What do you want to use?  Blog  Wiki  Other service?  Twitter hashtag #lis4375  What are the guidelines? (Find something interesting to share -- one post or comment per week.)  Opt-out is ok.
    • Brief History of Scientific Communication  Pre 1700’s  Books  Letters back and forth  First English language scientific Journal from1665. Henry Oldenburg, the secretary of the Royal Society of London, launched the Philosophical Transactions.
    • Scientific Process -- Evidence  http://www2.nau.edu/~gaud/bio372/class/behavior/sciproc.htm
    • Flow of Scientific Information http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/grad/researchskills/flow_of_info.html
    •  http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmavanhecke/3546512338/
    • STM Serials Crisis  What is this?  http://www.arl.org/sc/  http://libguides.du.edu/scoa  Nature is an example (http://tinyurl.com/5gqghc and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_%28journal%29)  Comptes Rendus (http://library.caltech.edu/collections/rpb/chemistry/ComptesR endus.pdf)
    • General Science Resources  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Handbooks  Directories  A&I Services  Journals
    • A&I Services  Web of Science Demo  JCR – Impact factors demo
    • Open Access Journals  What is it?  Different flavors  http://www.library.yale.edu/~okerson/ASO-LIBER-2004.htm  Overview from Peter Suber  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm
    • Web  Google and Google Scholar  Science.gov (and all of the other gov agencies, EPA, USGS, NASA, etc.)  ePrint server www.arxiv.org  CiteSeer citeseer.ist.psu.edu/cis  Scirus www.scirus.com  Scitation www.scitation.com
    • Web 2.0  Social Sites such as Facebook, Ning  Blogs and Wikis  Delicious  Feed services  Slideshare  Images and Videos  Twitter  The backchannel  http://bit.ly/9UQyDP
    • STOP! Where are you going with that image?  http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/2880982738/
    • Yes I am going to talk about… Copyright.  D. Sharon Pruitt http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3561662932/in/set-72157610551917961/
    • Copyright, Copyleft and Fair Use  Creative Commons  http://creativecommons.org/ and http://sciencecommons.org/  http://mollykleinman.com/2010/03/18/cc-and-wedding-photos/  http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/getcreative/ video.  ―Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving‖  http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/  http://www.librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/  http://www.librarycopyright.net/fairuse/  Also http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/index.htm  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft  Flickr Commons and reuse  Mashups –  http://www.lessig.org/ and http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/  Thanks to http://ff.im/hGPEu
    • Create an Online Identity  http://rogersurbanek.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/iolug- speakers-notes-on-online-identity/  http://rogersurbanek.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/online- identity-iolug.pdf  http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/columns/your- virtual-brand