Recently UC Libraries and the Graduate School hosted the Center for Open Science for two workshops on research reproducibility. The Center for Open Science, a non-for-profit based in Charlotteville, Va. promotes openess, integrity and transparency in research. Ian Sullivan of the COS facilitied the workshop and worked with researchers to address several types of repoducibility issues in research- Computational, Methodological and Results replicability.
Computational reproducibility means that given the data and code/analysis methods used, someone else could reproduce the graphs and calculations in your paper or report. Methodological reproducibility means that someone else could follow your protocols and rerun the experperiment or research again and get the same results as you did. And results replicability means that with new data and using your methods and analysis, someone else can come to the same conclusion as you did.
Founded in 1819, Cincinnati College was home to two literary societies, the Philomathic Society and the Erophoebic Society (which had a bit of a rivalry between them). Students of the College formed the Philomathic Society prior to the opening of the College, on January 18, 1818. The Society’s aim was “for mutual literary improvement” and its first members were John Hough James, Junius James, George Mackey Wilson, Lemuel D. Howells, Robert T. Lytle, and Edward L. Drake. Soon after its creation, the student members created a separate branch of the Philomathic Society for elected members consisting of William Henry Harrison, Thomas Peirce, Daniel Drake, Benjamin Drake, Peyton Short Symmes, as well as “other gentlemen, well known at that day… interested in literary affairs.” On April 3, 1821, Daniel Drake invited the members of the Philomathic Society to join the public commencement of the Medical College being held the following day at Cincinnati College’s Chapel. In the early part of 1821, the Society created a semi-monthly paper called The Olio, which featured local literature and was “the first effort on the part of a literary society, in the West, for development of poetic ability.” The publication contained historical essays, articles, poetry, and the occasional “humorous essay.”The Olio, published and edited by John H. Wood and Samuel S. Brooks, ended after just one year of publication.Continue reading History of the Philomathic Society of Cincinnati College
We acquired the first e-book for the Clermont College Library collection in August, 2014. Up to that point, we’d purchased only print. And I love print books, holding them in my hand, flipping the pages.
But as much as I love print books, I appreciate e-books. And here’s why.
Our students can access them from home, in the middle of the night, in their pajamas. They just log-on with off-campus access, search their topic or title and presto…an e-book appears that can be opened and read immediately.
Another reason I like e-books. Our students have access to 1,533,274+ e-books. Can I get a wow?
How do you find an e-book? Go to the library’s web site and in the red box (Summon search box) type in the title or topic you’re looking for. Choose the filters that best suit your search. The results list will indicate if the book is an e-book.
As always, stop by or call the library (732-5233) with any questions.
Clermont College Library offers many great online databases, including LexisNexis.
LexisNexis is useful for all college students and educators, starting with a simple but powerful search box that allows quick results:
Hot Topics Links will help you to get to current news and topics quickly:
Search the News, both in the United States and abroad. Comprehensive coverage from international and national publications.
Look up a Legal Case, from the Supreme Court, Federal Court, and U.S. District Courts including U.S. Bankruptcy and U.S. Tax Courts
Get Company Information from authorities such as Standard & Poor’s, Hoover’s and SEC filings, and stock reports.
The Advanced Options can help you locate the specific articles or documents you are looking for. The navigation will help you further narrow the results down by date, name, publication title, geographic location and more–until you find what you need.
As another fall semester gets underway, the UCBA librarians are ready to help faculty with their research needs. Whether it’s discipline-specific, creative, or a classroom-based (e.g. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) research project, we’re getting you started with a newly updated Faculty Research Guide (guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-facultyresearch). You still find those resources that you know and trust, but you’ll also find new grant and data management resources along with contact information for your go-to experts (including your library faculty liaison). In addition, check out UC’s institutional repository – Scholar@UC – as well as OhioLINK’s Digital Resource Commons. As the semester moves forward, we’ll continue to add more resources.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries is offering a trial for APA Style CENTRAL, a major new research service produced by the American Psychological Association. APA Style CENTRAL offers a wide range of resources and services for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the social sciences and related disciplines. The trial will run from August 1st through August 30th. We welcome you to explore this new APA service, and we encourage you to complete a short (6 question) survey after you have had the opportunity to evaluate this new service.
Big Data Training for Translational Omics Research
Purdue University is pleased to announce the first Annual NIH-funded workshop on “Big data training
for translational omics research” in West Lafayette, IN on July 11 – 22, 2016. The two-week workshop will focus on providing biomedical researchers inexperienced in biomedical big data science with entry level training in big data science. The format of the workshop includes a series of problem-based activities to build familiarity and basic competency with established tools and publically available resources. These activities will be complemented by formal lectures on various topics important for big data science. The course is open to faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students.
The costs of tuition, room, and board are covered for accepted applicants!
For additional information and the online application please visit:
The global coalition advocates Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.
Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian, has been selected to serve on the Steering Committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
SPARC is a global coalition of 200+ academic and research libraries that works to enable open sharing of research output and educational materials in order to “democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery and increase the return on investment in research and education.” To achieve this mission, SPARC collaborates with authors, publishers, libraries, students, policymakers and the public to build opportunities and promote changes to make open access the default for research and education. Continue reading Dean Xuemao Wang to Join Steering Committee of SPARC
Libraries provide hundreds of online research guides that point you to tools for all of your research and information handling needs – from finding information to citing sources and publishing the information you created. Some guides are specific to a software product, course or discipline, while others cover a broad range of resources.
This month’s featured guide, Digital Literacy, is a collection of links and tips on finding and evaluating information in digital environments. There is information on how to use online technologies to stay current, organize your citations, files and data, and how to create and publish digital content, as well as how to network and collaborate effectively, protect your online identity, and how to be an ethical and responsible digital citizen.
All these aspects of digital literacy apply to many facets of daily life, but the primary goal of the Research Guide is to equip students with the tools and techniques that would enhance their academic careers and future employment.