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October 6, 2014

You are invited to the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair series of webinars!

Join us in the Henderson Library Conference Room beginning at noon on October 6th to October 9th for the “Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research – Powering Sustainable Data Access” webinar series.

The call for public sharing/public access to scientific research data continues to grow. Initially there seemed to be little recognition of the need to finance public access to research data, but fortunately funding-sustained public access is making its way into the conversation.

For many years, ICPSR has hosted several public-access research data archives that are sustained by federal and foundation funding. ICPSR’s 2014 Data Fair will feature webinars about many of these archives and collections, including an introduction to the National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture; the R-DAS collection at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive; two Gates Foundation-funded collections at the Resource Center for Minority Data; an orientation to the National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program; and a Q & A about the Gates Foundation-funded Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database.

You will find descriptions of these webinars in the Data Fair program: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/membership/datafair/index.html

Other offerings will include a presentation about ICPSR’s current efforts to fund and achieve sustainable public-access data sharing models, including its newly launched collection known as openICPSR.

Also of note, ICPSR will launch the Data Fair with an orientation webinar focused on our membership archive – composed of a data collection and related teaching resources that have been sustained successfully for over 52 years. Membership matters, and this webinar titled, “Understanding ICPSR,” will provide members – and those exploring membership – with in-depth tours of ICPSR’s research data services education resources, and the benefits of membership.

We invite you to join us for one or all fourteen webinars airing October 6-9, 2014! For further information, contact Bob Fernekes, at 478-7822 or by email at fernekes@georgiassouthern.edu.

 

October 3, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: AMA Manual of Style

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the AMA Manual of Style through October 29.  This online style guide provides the most up-to-date information from the print AMA Manual of Style for scientific and medical publishing in an easy-to-search interface.

You can access the AMA Manual of Style via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing jminihan@georgiasouthern.edu or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

October 1, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: Hispanic American Newspapers

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Hispanic American Newspapers through October 22.  The Hispanic American Newspapers represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.  This collection is available on the same platform as the Augusta Chronicle Archives.

You can access the Hispanic American Newspapers via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing jminihan@georgiasouthern.edu or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

September 23, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: ICE e-books

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) e-books through November 17.  The ICE e-books  are available through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library.  Content to which we have access is marked by an “s” in a yellow box.

You can access the ICE Virtual Library via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing jminihan@georgiasouthern.edu or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback regarding the ICE e-books by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

September 18, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: Momentum Press

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Momentum Press e-book Collection through November 14th.  Momentum Press provides collections of e-books covering topics such as manufacturing, mechanical, civil, environmental technology, and materials science and engineering.  This collection is hosted on the ebrary platform.

You can access the Momentum Press e-book Collection via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing jminihan@georgiasouthern.edu or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

September 8, 2014

Affordable Learning Georgia: The Positive Effect of OERs on Higher Education

aGAl iconThe Affordable Learning Georgia initiative seeks to make higher education more obtainable for Georgia residents by providing access to Open Educational Resources (OERs).  While the adoption of OERs by Affordable Learning Georgia and other programs is a relatively new phenomenon, early case studies have shown that these programs have had a positive impact on students. One study focusing on the use of Mathematics OERs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York found that “using OER led to an over 50x increase (i.e. a 5000% improvement) in percentage passing per dollar” according to David Wiley, co-founder and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning.   More information about these OER and Student Success studies is available in the August 25-31 issue of the Affordable Learning Georgia newsletter.

More information about Affordable Learning Georgia is available here.

June 12, 2014

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/savnewspapers

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern  Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

June 10, 2014

New Library Resources Section

library resources boxThe new Library Resources section in the center column of the my.GeorgiaSouthern portal is a newly-added area that has all library resources in one convenient place. On July 18, 2014 we will be removing the link to Galileo in the left-hand column under “My Services”, as you can now find that link and related resources in the new Library Resources box.

Shared with you by Jason Williams, Assistant Director of Enterprise Application Services and Adjunct Instructor in Information Technology.

April 9, 2014

New Database: ProQuest U.S. Serial Set

We are pleased to announce that the ProQuest U.S. Serial Set is now available via GALILEO.  Funded by Henderson Library, this collection includes Congressional documents published from 1789 to 1969.  The U.S. Serial Set can be accessed by searching the ProQuest Congressional database available here or via GALILEO.

March 5, 2014

E-Journal Package Trial and Evaluation: Taylor & Francis Criminology & Political Sciences Collection

The Zach S. Henderson Library is please to announce a trial of the Taylor and Francis Criminology and Political Science e-journal titles through May 3rd.  A list of titles available during this trial period is available here.   To access a journal title, please visit the Taylor and Francis site and search for the title by name.

If you have any questions about these titles, please contact Lori Gwinett (lgwinett@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5032), the Criminal Justice and Political Sciences liaison.

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