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Open Data, Open Properties, Open Everything?
A general overview of open data in the field of chemistry. It particularly emphasizes open property, crystallographic, and spectral data.
Turning Educational Standards/Recommendations into Information Fluency Courses: A Case Study
In October, 2005, the American Physical Society/American Association of Physics Teachers Joint Task Force on Graduate Education released a report in October 2005 recommending that physics departments "require communications ...
Evaluating Journals/Databases: Saving Money: Old and New Tools
The presentation reviews what metrics and considerations go into journal and database evaluation, especially cancellation decisions, in light of tight or declining library budget. Cost per use is becoming the dominant ...
Outreach Focusing on Research Teams – Presentation Notes
Presentation notes on a very successful outreach to the Chemistry and Physics Departments involving setting up meetings with each research team and working through search example drawn directly from their most current ...
Patron Driven E-Book Acquisitions: Crowd Sourcing Gone Wild?
We have been experimenting with a number of different models of patron driven online book acquisitions. The main variants have been the triggering event for purchase (single or multiple uses), level of promotional efforts, ...
Business of Chemistry: An Overview
This presentation reviews free and subscription web-based and print resources providing information on the chemical industry. The intended audience was chemical librarians who often are more experienced in technical ...
Open Access Publishing: More Readers, More Impact
Increasingly, citations to scholars' publications are being used as part of the evaluation of dossiers, departments, and even in the evaluation of grants. Hence, it is important to not only figure out where to publish, but ...
Finding Physical Properties
A practical guide and introduction to searching for properties of compounds and materials. The presentation focuses on the process, but also covers some of the major resources, but free and subscription.
Google & Company: Are we learning the lessons fast enough?
This presentation is a wide-ranging discussion of the impact of Google on librarians' role and function as information intermediaries. The impact of free services and open access on traditional library services is discussed.
Open Access: Changing the Equation for Scholars and Librarians
The presentation discusses the benefits of open access publishing. The current scholarly publishing system is broken, a victim of run away costs of journal subscriptions.