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Class1 - Introduction and General Science


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Class1 - Introduction and General Science

  1. 1. Science and Engineering Resources:Introduction Joseph Kraus Penrose Library Associate Professor Science and Engineering Reference Librarian January 3, 2011
  2. 2. Welcome and Introductions My background Provide some information about the Sci-Tech LIS class I took, way back in 1994. Let us look at the syllabus. 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?
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  4. 4. 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 Blackboard or some other e-source.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. The assignments Some questions will have clues that are not 100% correct. Some patrons won’t know the title of the article, title of the journal, correct spelling of the author name, etc. 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. First assignment is about 50/50. Assignments 2-6 will more electronic than print, about a 70/30 split.
  7. 7. 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). Please let me know if you have difficulty finding something. Cut-n-paste is ok, or have good hand writing. Id 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.
  8. 8. Collaborative Project What do you want to use? Blog Wiki Other service? Twitter hashtag #lis4375 Guidelines -- Find something interesting to share -- one post or significant comment per week. Opt-out is ok, but I would like you to do something that involves as much contribution in its place.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Scientific Process -- Evidence
  11. 11. Flow of Scientific Information
  12. 12. STM Serials Crisis What is this? Nature is an example ( Comptes Rendus ( endus.pdf)
  13. 13. General Science Resources Dictionaries Encyclopedias Handbooks Directories A&I Services Journals
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  15. 15. A&I Services Web of Science Demo JCR – Impact factors demo
  16. 16. Open Access Journals What is it? Different flavors Overview from Peter Suber
  17. 17. WebGoogle and Google (and all of the other gov agencies, EPA, USGS,NASA, etc.)ePrint server www.arxiv.orgCiteSeerx www.scirus.comScitation
  18. 18. Web 2.0 Social Sites such as Facebook, Ning Blogs and Wikis Delicious Feed services Images and Videos Twitter And the #hashtag
  19. 19. STOP!Where are you goingwith that image?
  20. 20. YesI am going to talk about…Copyright. D. Sharon Pruitt
  21. 21. Copyright StuffCreative Commons and video.
  22. 22. More Copyright Stuff “Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving” Also Flickr Commons and reuse Show how to search Flickr for CC licensed images. Mashups – and Thanks to
  23. 23. Create an Online Identity speakers-notes-on-online-identity/ identity-iolug.pdf virtual-brand Find a unique name. Mine is jokrausdu for the most part.