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Supporting Research On Your Campus - NISO

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

 

Libraries serve as important conduits of research. Not only is information about previous activities important, libraries also support ongoing research activities through the provision of information resources, repository activities, and information-management assistance to research teams. In providing these services, academic libraries support the overall research mission of many institutions and make the library more visible and valued in its community.

This webinar will highlight some successful libraries that have integrated their services into the research activities in their institutions. Speakers will describe offering more than traditional library services to support researchers, and how they have become more engaged in research activities though the provision of tools, data, resources, and skills.

 

Featured speakers include Dr. Paul J. Bracke, Associate Dean, Research & Assessment, Purdue University; Dr. Greg Raschke, Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication, North Carolina State University; and Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of the Library, Montana State University.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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T&P Series – Overview and Deans'/Directors' Expectations– Tenure and Promotion Workshop

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Marston Library Room L-136

Training Facilitators: Cecilia Botero, Claire Germain, Brian Keith, Judith Russell

 

This T&P session will not only provide an overview of the process, critical dates and requirements for tenure and promotion but will also include a unique opportunity to ask questions and gain some understanding of the tenure and promotion expectations from the Dean/Director perspective. Judith Russell (Smathers Libraries), Claire Germain (Legal Information Center), and Cecilia Botero (Health Science Center Libraries) will open the session by providing their perspectives and their expectations regarding the quality and content of the packets followed by an overview of the procedures presented by Human Resources and the Chair of the Smathers Libraries’ T&P Committee.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI - NISO

 

Monday, May 9, 2016, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Marston Library Room L-136

 

 

Identifying and tracking organizational affiliations of the creators of works can be challenging, as organizations may be known by a variety of names and may have schools or research centers well-known on their own. An organizational identifier— a unique, persistent and public URI associated with the organization that is resolvable globally over networks via specific protocols—provides the means to both find and identify an organization accurately and to define the relationships among its sub-units and with other organizations.

For the past eighteen months the 16-member OCLC Research Representing Organizations in ISNI Task Group has been collaborating on documenting these challenges, use cases, and scenarios where the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) can be used to disambiguate organizations, including real-world examples. In this webinar, five task group members will present highlights from the soon-to-be-published report, including a new modeling of organizations that others can adapt for their own uses and a case study at UNSW Australia, which became an ISNI member in 2015 and has worked to optimize representation of its organization in the ISNI database.

 

Presenters from the Representing Organizations in ISNI Task Group

  • Karen Smith-Yoshimura, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
  • Jing Wang, System Integration Engineer, Johns Hopkins University
  • Janifer Gatenby, Research Scientist, OCLC Leiden
  • Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist, University of Minnesota
  • Kate Byrne, Manager of Research Reporting, UNSW Australia

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Writing and Research Series: DIY Meets Traditional Publishing: Developing Value-Added Partnerships - NFAIS

 

Monday, May 23, 2016, 11:00 – 12:30 PM Library West Room 419

 

 

 

Do-it-yourself (DIY) scholarly publishing has been on a growth path in recent years, driven in part by the advent of the cloud and by many entrepreneurial companies that have developed workable DIY publishing platforms.

 

While it's still early in the life span of DIY scholarly publishing, to what extent will DIY evolve into a disruptor to traditional publishing?  Or can DIY act as a disruptor while working in partnership with traditional publishing?

 

In this NFAIS Webinar, join Authorea's Alberto Pepe, Peerwith's Joris van Rossum, PhD, and Ivo Verbeek, M.Sc., and MIT Press's Bill Trippe, each of whom will examine DIY publishing as a new link being deployed with traditional publishers to serve the needs of scholarly authors. These services are working to help researchers accelerate the dissemination of their scholarly output. Our expert presenters will discuss:

  • New tools and services that enable researchers to collaborate, share and connect with one another on their terms
  • Challenges researchers face with traditional publishing models
  • What DIY means to authors and how publishers can support a more collaborative environment to foster transparent scientific discovery
  • How Peerwith integrates with Mendeley to give authors the ability to bolster research collaboration and publication
  • How author-initiated content can be integrated into the next steps of the publishing workflow
  • Whether a more openly collaborative environment reflects a shift toward more value-added collaborations between all stakeholders

 

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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ALCTS Virtual Preconference: We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation for Everyone

 

This 2-part virtual preconference will feature presentations on workflows and automation tools to aid in metadata transformation, repurposing formats like EAD or MARC, reconciliation through Open Refine, or clean-up of legacy data.

As the pressure mounts to “digitize all the things!," the need to upload new digital material quickly, efficiently, and accurately while maintaining established standards for discovery and interoperability becomes essential. Methods for meeting these expectations include leveraging existing archival data, batch processing, vocabulary reconciliation, and other techniques. 

 

Session 1: Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation: Tools and Workflows

Tuesday, June 7, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Marston Science Library, Room 136

 

This 90-minute session will examine workflows for automating the creation of descriptive metadata. Presenters will demonstrate tools such as Open Refine, Picasa, ExifTool, and Google Forms for collecting and identifying descriptive metadata elements. Presenters will also demonstrate workflows for embedding metadata.  

 

Presentation Titles & Presenters:

 

Session 2: Automating Legacy Data Cleanup Projects

Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Marston Science Library, Room 136

 

 

This 90-minute session will demonstrate two case studies for automating clean-up processes for legacy data. Presenters will demonstrate workflows and use of tools such as MARCEdit, and Open Refine for batch editing large retrospective projects.  

 

Presentation Titles & Presenters:

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Practicing Emotional Intelligence; Motivating Others - NEFLIN

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:00 –11:30 AM, Marston Library Room L-136

 

 

Leading others through the process of achieving organizational objectives is a challenging, yet rewarding assignment that requires excellent administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills.  In today’s professional worlds, successful supervisors and managers not only need to create a proactive environment, but they must also react professionally to unanticipated issues and situations. 

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this program, participants will be better able to apply situational leadership, practice emotional intelligence, communicate and delegate effectively, and coach their staffs into high performance teams.  They will leave understanding that there is no one-style fits all approach to management and communication.

 

 

Virtual Trainer: Claudia Monte

Claudia Monte is principal and consultant with CAM Consulting Group LLC, a management and HR consulting and training firm, which she founded in 1993 to assist organizations and people achieve success. She has extensive experience nationally as a speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant for clients in the library, legal, nonprofit, private, and public sectors. She specializes in coaching individuals to expand their Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the various facets of their personal and professional lives. Prior to starting her firm, she held management, sales, training, and marketing positions with three major corporations. She received her degree from Widener University and is an adjunct instructor at Florida SouthWestern State College.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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T&P Series – Professional Development and Scholarship Criterion– Tenure and Promotion Workshop

 

Training Facilitators: Tara Cataldo, John Nemmers, Michele Tennant, Christopher Vallandingham

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Marston Library Room L-136

 

 

Professional development and scholarship is one of three criteria that form the foundation to any determination regarding a librarian’s qualifications for tenure and promotion. In this session you can expect to gain insight into how to build a professional development and scholarship portfolio that shows evidence of distinction in this criterion. A few topics covered will be authorship, including co-authorship, grants, publishing, and sabbaticals. The panel will also examine non-traditional venues for creative output including exhibits, poster and open access publication. This year we will also be looking at proposals to place a greater and consistent emphasis on scholarship. The format will be an open discussion and an in depth review of the elements that comprise the professional development and scholarship criterion. Please bring questions and examples from your draft packet.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Producing Linked Data – OCLC

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Library West Room 419 

 

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data. We will begin with a basic overview of linked data principles before diving into techniques and tools for consuming and producing linked data. Participants will learn to manipulate linked data graphs using several tools and programming languages, including Ruby, PHP, JavaScript and SPARQL. We’ll review RDFa, JSON-LD serializations, framing and how JSON-LD can be used to easily publish linked data. Participants will also learn how to use framing to publish an existing JSON document as linked data and how to add RDFa to an HTML document.

After this webinar, participants will be able to

  •          recognize different linked data serializations,
  •          produce a basic graph using the Turtle serialization,
  •          add linked data to existing webpages, and
  •          retrofit an existing JSON-LD API with linked data.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Writing and Research Series: Collaborating on Scholarship and Research in the Libraries

 

Training Facilitators:  Bess de Farber, April Hines, Barbara Hood

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:00 – 1:00 PM, Marston Library Room L-136

 

 

This workshop is a variation of the Collaborating with Strangers Workshops that have been presented to a variety of students, faculty, staff, and administrators on campus since 2009. CoLABs are two hour sessions where participants share their research interests, strongest skills, current projects etc. and engage in three minute one-on-one “speed meetings.” In these highly focused conversations participants quickly reveal passions, skills and resources that may otherwise take months to uncover. Based on a facilitative process created in 2002, CoLAB Planning Series(R) Workshops have served over 1,870 individuals who sought to combine forces with others on many different topics and disciplines.

 

Objectives:

The presenters anticipate that each participant will have the opportunity to engage in 12 to 17 one-on-one conversations with others who are interested in developing research or service projects that lead to publishing new scholarship, preparing grant proposals, or seeking other publishing pursuits. Participants will walk away with more resources, connections, and creative ideas than normally expected for a three hour workshop. In addition, time will be devoted to determining strategies for continuing the exchange of ideas and providing continuous team-based support for writing and research projects.

 

Who should attend?

Employees who are currently engaged in scholarship and/or research or are looking to become engaged in the near future.

 

Stay for an informal lunch (12-1) to freely chat about projects or ideas or whatever you like!

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections - OCLC

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Library West Room 419 

 

Today digitized special collections play a major role in humanities scholarship and pedagogy. When well-connected such collections can better achieve contextual mass, enable complex connective research, and support the collation and contextualization of physically dispersed primary sources. This Webinar will describe the in-progress enrichment and transformation of metadata describing two digitized image collections at the University of Illinois. We will describe the challenges of turning metadata strings into URIs, discuss the expressiveness and our use of schema.org, detail how we map traditional metadata into schema.org RDF, and outline how we plan to provide users with new functionalities that leverage increased connectedness and integration with other Linked Open Data resources. 

 

This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web.

 

Presenters:

Timothy W. Cole: Project PI, CIRSS Coordinator for Library Applications and Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Myung-Ja K. Han: Project co-PI, Metadata Librarian and Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


 

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Consuming Linked Data – OCLC

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Library West Room 419 

 

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data. We will begin with a basic overview of linked data principles before diving into techniques and tools for consuming and producing linked data. Participants will learn to manipulate linked data graphs using several tools and programming languages, including Ruby, PHP, JavaScript and SPARQL. We’ll review RDFa, JSON-LD serializations, framing and how JSON-LD can be used to easily publish linked data. Participants will also learn how to use framing to publish an existing JSON document as linked data and how to add RDFa to an HTML document.

Participants will gain the skills necessary to

  •          recognize different linked data serializations,
  •          understand how to content negotiate for a particular serialization,
  •          locate and install tools and libraries for consuming linked data in the   programming language of their choice, and
  •          manipulate linked data graphs using several programming languages, including Ruby, PHP and JavaScript.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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TLDR (Too long, didn't read): how to write effectively for web sites and mobile - Florida Library Webinar

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419 

 

On the web people don't read, they scan, skim and select. How many times have you arrived at a page and found your eyes glazing over when faced with long, wordy paragraphs? 

Usability studies show that less is more - people don't find information that is right in front of them when it's buried in long paragraphs. 

In this webinar we'll offer specific guidelines, such as: 
• layer the details 
• less is more 
• chunking the content and more. 

If you write copy for the web (desktop or mobile sites), you can greatly improve your site by following these guidelines.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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"Slate & Voice: in the Adobe Creative Cloud" with UF and the Libraries

 

Training Facilitators: Ben Forta and Patrick Koster

 

Choose one section:

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016,  9:00 – 11:00 AM.  Library West Room 212 (Nygren Scholarship Studio)

     or

Tuesday, July 26, 2016,  1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Library West Room 212 (Nygren Scholarship Studio)

 

 

The University of Florida (UF) has recently made a significant investment in providing access across campus to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and more. A workshop will be held for faculty and staff interested in training to use the technology.

 

Adobe’s next-generation Web tools enable users turn to turn ideas into impactful social graphics, animated videos and web stories—in minutes. Ben Forta, Adobe Senior Director for Education Initiatives, and Patrick Koster, Adobe Senior Customer Success Manager for UF, will co-host the workshops, which are designed to introduce attendees to Adobe’s powerful tools for PDF workflows, image editing, graphic design, publication layout, and video editing.

 

Attendees will develop familiarity in Adobe Slate, for creating engaging visual stories delivered as web browser experiences, and Adobe Voice, for creating and sharing narrated / animated videos. These tools are steadily gaining popularity and adoption across campus. At the recent UF Interface faculty seminar, Professor Dr. Andrew Wolpert and Graduate Assistant Laura Dedenbauch presented on the use of Adobe Slate to help students communicate their common experiences in the IUF 1000 ‘Good Life’ undergraduate course. Their presentation was awarded “Best of Show.”

 

Deadline to register is May 31. 

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Link Yourself
Wednesday, July 13, 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Marston Science Library 308
Thursday, July 21, 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Library West 211
Training Facilitators: Allison O’Dell and David Van Kleeck

Linking yourself. Does this sound tech-ey?  It is, but it's not scary!  Come to the following workshop and learn what Linked Data is, and what it can do for you?  

The workshop will cover the basics of Linked Data and the Semantic Web, and provide hands-on experience authoring Linked Data.  Each participant will create a Friend of a Friend (FOAF) resource about themselves and the people they work with, to understand how Linked Data models let us link data!  

Participants will learn about:

* Linked Data Principles
*The value of "five-star" Linked Data
*The structure of an RDF triple statement
*How graph data eases data merger and manipulation

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.