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  • Author(s):
    Thurston Miller, Kathleen Fleming
    Abstract:

    Confusion and frustration are two of the emotions often felt by undergraduates when they are expected to do library research. They do no know where to start, and are unable to select appropriate terms or sources to search. Furthermore, instructors overestimate the literature research skills of their students. In CHEM 23201, a required one semester course, we introduced a research strategy worksheet as a way to guide students on things to consider when searching the literature. We assumed that…

  • Author(s):
    Diane Parr Walker
    Abstract:

    A selective, annotated bibliography of resources on various aspects of copyright and licensing related to the study and performance of music.

    Date Published:
    2017-07
  • Author(s):
    Helen Hockx-Yu
    Abstract:

    This paper describes the effort to develop an institutional strategy for digital assets management for the University of Notre Dame, where information is currently managed within a devolved organisational structure, and archiving and preservation are often overlooked. It advocates a lifecycle approach of digital assets management and recommends a strategy with the goal to embed considerations for archiving and preservation in policies, workflows and technologies across the entire organisation…

  • Author(s):
    Rick Johnson
    Abstract:

    Editor’s Summary: Scholarly research is at the forefront of innovation, especially with a breadth of new technologies that can enhance the research process. However, in a race for scholars to produce more and more new findings, documentation practices and reproduction of results may be neglected. Lack of validation through reproduction can lead to a general distrust of scholarly research and experiments, but a more generous approach to information sharing could be the answer to this issue…

    Date Published:
    2017-04-01
  • Author(s):
    Mark Dehmlow
    Abstract:

    In December of 2014, the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) announced its “Cloud First” strategy. The strategic goal of the initiative is to espouse a technology implementation strategy that lays out a technology adoption strategy with the following order of preferences: 1. Use software provided and hosted by vendors in the cloud, 2. Adopt cloud-based data-centers for implementing what previously had been on-premise solutions, and 3. Reduce local implementations…

  • Author(s):
    Robert Kusmer
    Abstract:

    Notre Dame’s German language and literature librarian Robert Kusmer describes his visit to the 2014 Basel and Vienna book fairs and the trip’s significance to his work in building the German literature collections. This article is also published in the WESS Newsletter 38:2 (Spring 2015).

  • Author(s):
    Robert Kusmer
    Abstract:

    Notre Dame’s German language and literature librarian Robert Kusmer describes his March 2004 trip to the Leipzig Book Fair as a recipient of the Nedbook Northwest Europe Award and its value in developing the German literature collections in Hesburgh Library. This article appeared in the WESS Newsletter 28:1 (Fall 2004)

  • Author(s):
    Robert Kusmer
    Abstract:

    Notre Dame’s German language and literature librarian Robert Kusmer describes his November 2002 trip with colleagues to four major German cities for the purpose of touring prominent libraries, publishing houses and other cultural institutions. Co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut-New York and Bibliothek und Information International, under the auspices of the Association of College and Research Libraries, West European Studies Section, the trip furthered his understanding of the commonali…

  • Author(s):
    David Lloyd
    Abstract:

    The sudden, if predictable, transformation of Ireland from its brief moment as an island of immigrants back into what for so long it always was, a nation of emigrants, demands the re-interrogation of a term that for a brief time came to seem a natural way to address Ireland’s global migrations. The application of the term diaspora to people of Irish descent living outside Ireland is, after all, of relatively recent date and replaces a term that has been quite resonant in the Irish vocabular…

  • Author(s):
    Kai Alexis Smith
    Abstract:

    In summer 2015, I explored the possibility of a Materials Library being built at the University of Notre Dame (ND). The interest for this came from faculty in the Art, Art History, and Design department. In this document many aspects of building such a collection and possible partners and departments on campus that might be interested are identified including ways to acquire materials, possible vendors, recommended readings, ways to organize such a collection, funding, and possible outreach o…

  • Author(s):
    Matthew Sisk, Danielle Wood
    Abstract:

    Community-Based Research is a collaborative approach to research where academic researchers, community members, and organizations are involved in the development, implementation and dissemination of research. Such projects are often designed to promote positive change in particular areas of the community. Here we report on a two-year old community-based research project through the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Center for Social Concerns. Working with the…

  • Author(s):
    Parker Ladwig
    Abstract:

    In today’s panel topic on “The Index of Prohibited Books: Liberty, License, and the Common Good,” the first part will be an argument that at least one form of censorship, namely that the Roman Catholic Church’s Index Librorum Prohibitorum, actually fosters authentic human freedom. I will begin with a history of the Index, including its present authority, then present an argument demonstrating why the Index fosters freedom. I will close with a few remarks that I hope will pro…