This early view article came out about six months ago in preparation for College & Research Libraries. I am not sure how I missed it.
“Exploring the Veterinary Literature: A Bibliometric Methodology for Identifying Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Publications,” by Jessica R. Page, Heather K. Moberly, Gregory K. Youngen, and Barbara J. Hamel
Veterinary medical research traditionally focuses on animal health and wellness; however, research activities at veterinary colleges extend beyond these traditional areas. In this study, we analyzed eleven years of Web of Knowledge-indexed peer-reviewed articles from researchers at the twenty-eight United States American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary colleges.
We had three goals in assessing the published literature of veterinary college researchers. First, we identified a list of journals and research areas outside of veterinary medicine in which veterinary researchers publish. This list of journals can be customized to identify those most essential at each institution. Second, we identified collaborative work by veterinary researchers across disciplines and institutions. Using textual analysis tools and visualizations helped us illustrate and clarify this data. Lastly, we developed a methodology for defining an interdisciplinary serials list outside a subject core that can be customized for specific institutions and subject areas.
I found a cite to this through Gregory K. Youngen’s presentation at a recent Association of Interdisciplinary Studies conference.
A publicly available database of documents and photographs relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt is now available. The database is a collaborative effort by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives and Records Administration, Marist College, IBM and the Roosevelt Institute.
ACRL is now accepting volunteers for 2014-15 committees. This article in the latest edition of C&RL News details the available appointments, how to apply, and the benefits of appointment.
Volunteer forms should be submitted by February 15, 2014.
New York University, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington have joined on a 5 year project to work with big data to achieve three goals: Develop meaningful and sustained interactions and collaborations, establish career paths that are long-term and sustainable, and build on current academic and industrial efforts to work towards an ecosystem of analytical tools and research practices.
The project received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read the full news release here.
Library Journal’s article on partnerships between university libraries and presses highlights work being done at Purdue University, Dartmouth University and Amherst University as examples of a possible future model for scholarly publishing.
The Wired Campus blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education noted that
The State University of New York’s University at Albany and nearby Hudson Valley Community College have agreed to take the first steps in what officials envision as a long-term, multifaceted sharing of information-technology services and facilities.
The “Journal Club 2.0: Using Team-Based Learning and Online Collaboration to Engage Learners” in the latest issue of Academic Psychiatry discusses the addition of Team Based Learning and online collaboration to the Journal Club model of instruction. The article details the implementation of the program and reports on its utility in advancing student learning.
Touchet, B., Coon, K., & Walker, A. (2013). Journal club 2.0: Using team-based learning and online collaboration to engage learners. Academic Psychiatry: The Journal Of The American Association Of Directors Of Psychiatric Residency Training And The Association For Academic Psychiatry, 37(6), 442-443. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.13030041
Online Open Forum on Revised Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
In an email about the online forum, they noted that:
A task force, appointed by the ACRL Board of Directors, is substantially revising the seminal Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. First adopted in 2000, these standards have defined information literacy for librarians, educators, and assessment agencies. Join us for an open online forum on Nov. 4 to learn more about the work of this group, the direction it is taking in revising the standards, and, most importantly, share your input, reactions, and questions. As the higher education association for librarians, ACRL is committed to developing and maintaining forward thinking standards and guidelines that impact student learning across the campus community. The task force is working on a new approach that underscores the critical need for faculty members and librarians to collaborate to effectively address information literacy education that aligns with disciplinary content. Sign up now, or watch a recording of the first forum held earlier in October. The final forum will take place at noon central on Monday, Nov. 4.
More than two dozen higher education libraries recently purchased access for two years to 10 online research databases and two e-book collections via EBSCO Publishing.
Libraries at New Mexico colleges and universities will save hundreds of thousands of dollars after the schools worked together to purchase access to databases and e-book collections for students.
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Meredith Farkas links to her recent article “Library Faculty and Instructional Assessment” from the latest issue of Collaborative Librarianship in her October 23, 2013 blog post “Opening up knowledge on the tenure track“. The post is a thoughtful reflection on the current state of publishing and how it impacts the decision making of tenure track librarians.