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23 Things for Digital Knowledge
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23 Things is a suite of 23 self-paced online modules that cover a range of topics from video editing to basic coding. Each module or 'thing' consists of information, interactive activities, and invitations to try out various open and free software applications and technologies. The modules have been created using H5P and can be downloaded individually as a single H5P file, modified and re-used under a CC-BY-SA licence - simply click on the 'reuse' link at the bottom of each module.

The content was created by Curtin University students as part of a 'students as partners' project.

Subject:
Information Science
Electronic Technology
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Author:
Curtin University Library
Date Added:
12/04/2020
3D Modelling with Processing
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This workshop covers the basics of 3D modelling in Processing. From the 3D coordinate system, placing different shapes, surfaces, and camera angles. This introductory workshop is suitable for all students with some basic Processing knowledge. We assume that you are familiar with 2D shapes in Processing,  including pushMatrix, rotate and translate. This workshop will only cover basics, sufficient to create a landscape with 3D objects and a moving object. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Ansgar Fehnker
Date Added:
03/02/2021
ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at MCC
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The Framework, re-framed in "plain English" for students and faculty. The goal was to make the ACRL Framework easier to understand (many people don't use iterative in everyday conversation, for example) and to make the connection between information literacy and institutional mission/vision and learning outcomes clear.

Cover photo by geraldo stanislas on Unsplash

Subject:
Information Science
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Deb Baker
Date Added:
11/20/2020
AER Newsletter: Summer 2019
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Welcome to the first, biannual Archival Educators Roundtable (AER) Newsletter! In 2016, the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) brought together like-minded professionals who use primary sources for public programming, outreach, and education, and the AER was born. As archival education is a still-developing field, the AER created a community where people could share their successes, challenges, and works in progress through casual workshops.AER’s network of educators, archivists, and archival education allies has since expanded its culture of support beyond the biannual meetings here at the RAC through social media, event attendance, joint publications, and email correspondence.It is our hope that this AER Newsletter will further extend the table, so speak, reaching more colleagues as we spotlight educators, and showcase the projects, challenges, and successes of archival education. Just as the aim of AER meetings is to ensure that all perspectives on primary source education are honored, we encourage you, our dedicated AER audience, to reach out and contribute your insights to future AER Newsletters! Many thanks to our first issue's contributors--we couldn't have done it without you.--Marissa Vassari, Archivist and Educator, Rockefeller Archive CenterElizabeth Berkowitz, Outreach Program Manager, Rockefeller Archive Center

Subject:
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
01/23/2020
A+ Exam and Brain Dumps: Guide to the A+ Certification Exam (01:03)
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Should A+ Certification Exam candidates use brain dump sites? My answer, might surprise you.

This is part of Mr. Ford's Guide to the A+ Certification Exam: How to Be A Computer Technician.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
12/13/2014
AIRS - Advanced Information Research Skills
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AIRS is an open source set of online modules and resources in research skills and knowledge. It provides the grounding in research processes with practical tools to support you.

AIRS is a mandatory coursework requirement for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil), at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Subject:
Information Science
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
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Reading
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Queensland University of Technology Library
Author:
Queensland University of Technology Library
Date Added:
01/20/2021
About My Lab
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This collection was launched with the mission to share knowledge about lab organization and scientific management. Each Perspective article represents an interview with a Principal Investigator, who shares his or her experience of running a lab by discussing selected topics in an informal and personal style. By creating this collection at PLOS Computational Biology, a journal committed to open knowledge, the collection editors hope to create a dialog through which we all can learn from each other.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Computer & Information Sciences
Date Added:
04/11/2016
Academic Library Information Literacy Modules
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Literacy modules designed for an embedded use in second semester, college freshman-level English or Composition courses.  All content available through website.

Subject:
Information Science
Higher Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Author:
Kelly Drifmeyer
Date Added:
02/05/2022
Access Matters
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Information is inherently valuable. Access to it, or lack of access, has the potential to affect the quality of one’s life. In this lesson, students will learn how access to information shapes people’s lives and how they can make informed decisions related to access to information in their lives and in their communities.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
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Module
Provider:
New Literacies Alliance
Author:
Ashley Flinn
Cristina Colquhoun
Eric Kowalik
Heather Collins
Heather Healy
Joelle Pitts
Matt Upson
Melia Fritch
New Literacies Alliance
Date Added:
08/20/2021
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Activity: Cognitive Styles End-of-Term Reflection
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What are your facet values when using software? What's one situation when your facet values might change? How did identifying your facet values affect your understanding of how you use software?

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Information Science
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Lara Letaw
GenderMag Project
Date Added:
11/16/2021
Activity: Cognitive Styles Reflection
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What are your facet values when using software? What's one situation when your facet values might change? How did identifying your facet values affect your understanding of how you use software?

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Information Science
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Lara Letaw
GenderMag Project
Date Added:
11/15/2021
Activity: Cognitive Styles Reflection (Team/Project)
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What cognitive styles do you use to interact with technology? PRE-REQ: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/87536 LAST UPDATE: Changed title

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Information Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Lara Letaw
GenderMag Project
Date Added:
11/06/2021
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Activity: Cognitive Styles Reflection with GenderMag Personas
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Reflection assignment about cognitive styles used to interact with technology. Includes reflection questions about relating to the GenderMag personas.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Lara Letaw
GenderMag Project
Date Added:
11/15/2021
Advanced Analytic Methods in Geospatial Intelligence
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General James Clapper, former United States Director of National Intelligence and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), once said \everything happens somewhere.\" He stressed that there are aspects of time and place to every intelligence problem. In this course, you will examine how time and place work with general intelligence techniques to create geospatial intelligence. You will learn and apply critical thinking skills, structured analytical techniques, and other intelligence methods in a geospatial context. You'll also learn how to reduce personal and organizational bias by conducting an Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, by R. Heuer, a 45-year veteran of the CIA. As a result, you will be better prepared for the world of geospatial intelligence analysis."

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Dennis Bellafiore
Todd Bacastow
Date Added:
10/07/2019
African American History Online
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Videos that show how to use African American History Online, a database provided by Shelton State Community College to its students.All videos are close captioned.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Kelly Griffiths
Date Added:
05/28/2019
Analyzing Institutional Publishing Output: A Short Course
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This short course provides training materials about how to create a set of publication data, gather additional information about the data through an API (Application Programming Interface), clean the data, and analyze the data in various ways. Developing these skills will assist academic librarians who are:

Negotiating a renewal of a journal package or an open access publishing agreement,
Interested in which journals the institution's authors published in or which repositories the institution’s authors shared their works in,
Looking to identify publications that could be added to your repository,
Searching for authors who do or do not publish OA for designing outreach programs, or
Tracking how open access choices have changed over time.
After completing the lessons, the user will be able to gain an understanding of an institution’s publishing output, such as number of publications per year, open access status of the publications, major funders of the research, estimates of how much funding might be spent towards article processing charges (APCs), and more. The user will also be better prepared to think critically about institutional publishing data to make sustainable and values-driven scholarly communications decisions.

The course is presented in two sections. Section 1 describes how to build a dataset. Section 2 describes a free, open source tool for working with data. Examples of how to do analyses both in OpenRefine and Microsoft Excel are provided.

This short course was created for the Scholarly Communication Notebook. The file "Analyzing Institutional Publishing Output-A Short Course.docx" serves as a table of contents for the materials.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Allison Langham-Putrow
Ana Enriquez
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Android:Kotlin/Everywhere
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Welcome to the Android developer guides. The documents listed in the left navigation teach you how to build Android apps using APIs in the Android framework and other libraries.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Information Science
Career and Technical Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Peeyush pareek
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE"
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Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE. Il framework del Progetto ABACUS – Attivazione dei Bacini Culturali Siciliani, alla luce della Convenzione Quadro del Consiglio d'Europa sul valore del Patrimonio culturale per la società"

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Management
Public Relations
Agriculture
Education
History
Law
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Social Science
Anthropology
Archaeology
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Interactive
Primary Source
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
ABACUS Project Activation of Cultural Basins
Date Added:
12/22/2020
App GeoSensor
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O aplicativo GeoSensor é o produto técnico da dissertação de mestrado intitulada: App GeoSensor, Geotecnologias Aplicadas ao Ensino das Ciências Ambientais, apresentada ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Rede Nacional para Ensino das Ciências Ambientais – Profciamb, núcleo UFPA. O app foi concebido como uma forma de disseminar conhecimentos em Geotecnologias, de maneira didática e acessível, além de fazer paralelo com conhecimentos de disciplinas curriculares, como matemática, física e química, de modo a servir como incentivo ao Ensino de Ciências Ambientais, despertando o interesse dos alunos, utilizando exemplos de aplicações práticas de conceitos vistos em sala de aula, além de possibilitar aos educadores demonstrar as aplicações do conhecimento obtido em sala na vida de todos.
O aplicativo foi desenvolvido tendo como público-alvo discentes e docentes do ensino médio, com possibilidades de aplicação também a partir do ensino fundamental 2, bem como em níveis técnico e superior.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Educational Technology
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Author:
João Paulo Abreu Almeida
Date Added:
01/17/2022
Applications of ICT in Libraries
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The Advanced Certificate and the Advanced Diploma in Applications of ICT in Libraries permit library staff to obtain accreditation for their skills in the use of ICT. Anyone can make use of the materials and assessment is available in variety of modes, including distance learning.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Apprenticechip - A course on case studies in and techniques for creating digital libraries for apprentice learners
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Apprenticechip is a course on case studies in and techniques for creating digital libraries for apprentice learners.

The goals of this course are: 1. Learn a 10 step approach to digital library design, creation, curation, operation and evaluation. 2. Through the lens of this 10 step approach, review case studies of over 20 digital libraries of various sizes, encompassing a variety of disciplines, addressing diverse missions, utilizing a variety of technologies and learn how they succeeded and failed. 3. Use this 10 step approach to create your own small digital library to help apprentice learners in your area of professional expertise or personal passion.

We also wish to provide an introduction to digital libraries and to explore the questions 1) What is the history of digital libraries and learning? 2) What is the future of digital libraries and learning? 3) How can we create digital libraries that help apprentice learners? and 4) What role do professional + amateur librarians have to play in the future of digital libraries and learning?

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Michael P. D'Alessandro M.D.
Date Added:
09/07/2016
ArcGIS StoryMaps
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This is an introduction to the classic version of ArcGIS StoryMaps. It provides a walkthrough of the website functions and has tasks listed for students to build their first story map.

Subject:
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Community of Online Research Assignments
Author:
Justin de la Cruz
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Archival Preservation Handouts
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In this resource, you will find five archival preservation handouts and one handout addressing arrangement and description. These handouts will quickly help a user understand how to best preserve different types of materials at their home. There are both full-color and black and white versions of each of these handouts. The handouts are licensed under CC, by 4.0. 

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Marissa Ajamian Grossman
Date Added:
05/03/2021
Archiving for the Future: Simple Steps for Archiving Language Documentation Collections
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Archiving for the Future is a free training course designed to teach language documenters, activists, and researchers how to organize, arrange, and archive language documentation, revitalization, and maintenance materials and metadata in a digital repository or language archive. Then entire course can be completed in approximately 3-5 hours.

This course was developed by the staff of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin in consultation with representatives of various DELAMAN (https://www.delaman.org/) archives and other digital data repositories in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, and Cameroon.

The course material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1653380 (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Subject:
Information Science
Languages
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Author:
Alicia Niwagaba
Elena Pojman
Ryan Sullivant
Susan Smythe Kung
Date Added:
11/05/2020
Articulate Storyline Information Literacy Modules by Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries
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Covering necessary information literacy topics in a traditional "one shot" session can be difficult. To address this challenge, a suite of interactive online modules were developed to provide active learning lessons on various information literacy topics. The modules can be used in fully online, flipped or face-to-face courses and can be integrated into a learning management system (LMS) so student knowledge and progress can be tracked and assessed.

Developed using Articulate Storyline, the sources files are available as open source downloads under a GNU General Public License (GPLv3). Please feel free to download and continue to enhance and improve these modules.

Subject:
Information Science
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Module
Author:
Eric Kowalik
Date Added:
11/12/2021
Ask the Right Questions
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When looking for information, one of the first steps is to develop a research question to figure out the scope of what exactly is needed. In this lesson, students will explore what it takes to narrow a search in order to find the best information.

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Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Provider:
New Literacies Alliance
Author:
Alice Anderson
Ashley Stark
Heather Collins
Joelle Pitts
Melia Fritch
New Literacies Alliance
Date Added:
08/20/2021
Assessing Visual Materials for Diversity & Inclusivity
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This resource is a modification of the Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009) that is made available through OER Commons under a public domain license. This resource attempts to both update the content with more contemporary vocabulary and also to narrow the scope to evaluating still images as they are found online. It was developed as a secondary project while working on a BranchED OER grant during summer 2020. It includes an attached rubric adapted from the Washington Model (2009).

Subject:
Information Science
Visual Arts
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kimberly Grotewold
Date Added:
07/03/2020
Avoiding Plagiarism
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PowerPoint presentation on avoidance of plagiarism and associated tools. This resource should be accessible and includes captioning, as well as narration transcript within notes. Conversion to MP4 format can be found with the following link: https://1drv.ms/v/s!Au0Iieak3rI_0FzvLimwqLC6KUxo?e=Np6bCL.

Subject:
Information Science
Higher Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Lynda M. Redden
Date Added:
07/12/2021
Bad News Game
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The content of both the Dutch and the English-language version of Bad News was
written by DROG (www.aboutbadnews.com), a Dutch organisation working against
the spread of disinformation, in collaboration with researchers at Cambridge
University in the United Kingdom. The visual and graphic design was done by
Gusmanson (www.gusmanson.nl).

Subject:
Information Science
Journalism
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Provider:
DROG
Date Added:
07/13/2021
Begin Your Research
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Begin Research“Where Do I Start?”Do you have an assignment to write a research paper but you’re not sure where to start? Take a deep breath and begin by carefully reading the assignment requirements. This will help you understand the work you need to do.First, let’s think about what we mean when we say “research.”HOW MUCH DO YOU ALREADY KNOW?What makes a good topic?It is broad enough that you can find enough information on the subject.It is focused enough that you are not overwhelmed with too much information.The topic is interesting to you.All of the above.If you don’t know much about your topic, what resources would be most helpful when you being your research?Encyclopedias and websitesScholarly articlesNewspapers and magazinesStatistical informationIt is always a good idea to brainstorm different words for similar ideas when you first begin to research your topic.TrueFalseWhat statement below is generally true about beginning research?It is pretty easy to find information on any topic.As long as you have a good topic, researching for it will not take a long time.No matter t he assignment, good research takes time and effort.None of the above.ANSWERSAll of the above.2.1True4.3Read Your Assignment CarefullyBefore you can even begin your research, though, you need to read the assignment instructions carefully—more than once! This will help you understand the work you need to do.Highlight topic guidelines, required length, and the types of information sources allowed.Let’s take a look at a sample assignment.UNDERSTAND YOUR ASSIGNMENTLily is taking a University Studies class and must complete this assignment:In this paper, you will analyze the scientific aspects of a known environmental problem and identify and discuss at least two proposed solutions.Now, analyze this assignment step by step.Find the words that tell you what to do (think verbs!): analyze, identify, and discuss.Find the limits of the assignment: scientific aspects and two proposed solutions.Find the key theme: a known environmental problemBy reading the assignment carefully, we know that Lily has to analyze an environmental problem and identify and discuss at least two proposed solutions.Pick a Good TopicLily’s assignment is broad enough to give her some choices when picking a topic. So, what makes a good topic?It interests you! You’ll enjoy it and do a better job.It meets the requirements of your assignment.It’s broad enough to give you several search options.It’s focused enough that you’re not overwhelmed with information.HOT TIP!Explore the library’s databases to get you started.Browse newspapers and news sources.Talk to your instructors and fellow students.Consult with a librarian.TOO BROAD, TOO NARROW, OR JUST RIGHT?Air pollution in urban areasToo broadToo narrowJust rightRespiratory diseases in children in high-density urban areasToo broadToo narrowJust rightEnvironmental consequences of California’s October 2007 forest firesToo broadToo narrowJust rightPolar bear adaptation to global warming in the ArcticToo broadToo narrowJust rightRenewable energy in the United StatesToo broadToo narrowJust rightThe design and implementation of Cal-Cars—the California Cars InitiativeToo broadToo narrowJust rightANSWERSToo broad. You’d need to identify an aspect of air pollution to narrow down the scopeJust right! This is a good topic. You’ll continue to refine your ideas as you learn more about the topic.A bit narrow. It will be hard to find information on just one event. Look more broadly for information on forest fires in California or the West.Just right. There should be just enough information to get you started. You will continue to refine your ideas as you learn more about the topic.Too broad. This is a good starting place, but you’d want to focus the topic by selecting a specific renewable energy like solar power or wind.Too narrow. It’s going to be difficult to find information on such a narrow topic. Broaden the focus to look at initiatives like this one that are less regional.Identify Potential IdeasNow it’s time to really focus your topic. Browse a few resources for ideas and identify different aspects of the topic.Remember, if you pick a subject that interests you, you’ll enjoy the research process much more!Customize Your TopicLet’s say your assignment is to research an environmental issue. This is a broad starting point, which is a normal first step.One way to customize your topic is to consider how different disciplines approach the same topic in different ways. For example, here’s how your broad topic of “environmental issues” might be approached from different perspectives.Social Sciences: Economics of Using Wind to Produce Energy in the United StatesSciences: Impact of Climate Change on the Habitat of Desert Animals in ArizonaArts and Humanities: Analysis of the Rhetoric of Environmental Protest LiteratureTurn Your Topic into a QuestionWhen you’ve chosen a topic, it’s time to ask some questions. Using “environmental issues” as our general research interest, let’s ask some questions about environmental issues and agriculture.How: How do government agricultural subsidies impact the price of food?  How does the use of pesticides affect food safety?Who: Consumers, farmers, farm workersWhat: Food safety, pesticides, food prices, genetically modified food, organic farmingWhere: United States, developing nations, European UnionWhy: Why does the European Union ban the sale and distribution of genetically modified food?What’s Your Angle?Let’s say that the most interesting question that emerged from the last exercise was: “How does repeated pesticide use in agriculture impact soil and groundwater pollution?”Find Your KeywordsNow that we have our sample research question, we need to identify the key concepts and their related keywords.Using our research question, “How does repeated pesticide use in agriculture impact soil and groundwater pollution?” we might consider these keywords:A SYMPHONY OF SYNONYMSLet’s examine our research question again:How does repeated pesticide use in agriculture impact soil and groundwater pollution?Now analyze this assignment step by step:Find important words and phrases that describe this topic (you can ignore common words that don’t have a lot of meaning, such as prepositions, articles, and adjectives): pesticide, agriculture, soil, and pollution.Now, think of some synonyms for the keywords you found:pesticideagrochemicals, pest management, weed management,diazinan, malathionagriculturefarming, food crops, specific types of cropssoilclay, organic componentsgroundwater watershed, water resources, water table, aquaticspollutionenvironmental impact, degradation, exposure, acid rainWhy are synonyms necessary? You’ll often need to search for different words relating to the same concept.Dive Into a Sea of Resources!Browse through general sources to get familiar with your topic. You will find many sources for locating background information. Remember our point from earlier in this tutorial: the source you select will determine what you find. Make sure you spend your time looking in the right places.HOT TIP!Is there enough info on your topic? If not, review the earlier steps for starting your research. It’s normal to refine and revise your topic multiple times.What Do You Know?Once you’ve established your focused topic, you need to get familiar with it by doing some reading. Start with more general sources and then work up to more specific and detailed sources. Where you go next depends on how much you know.So, just how much do you know about your topic?Not All That MuchI’ve Got the BasicsI’m Ready for DetailsSounds like you need the type of information typically found in encyclopedias and websites.Sounds like you’ve got a basic understanding of your topic and just need to learn more. Check out books, magazines, and newspapers.Specific information is what you need. You’ll want to find relevant scholarly articles, statistical sources, and government publications.Matching Resources to Your Information NeedNewspaper: Current regional or local informationScholarly journal article: Detailed analysis of a complex problem.Book or book chapter: Summary of what is known about a topic.Encyclopedia or website: Factual information like names, dates, and definitions.TEST YOURSELF: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?What are the characteristics of a good topic?(Select all that apply) It interests you.It meets the requirements of your assignment.It’s broad enough to give you several search options.It’s focused enough that you’re not overwhelmed with information.Rank the following questions in order from most general to most specific (1 being the most general):Are pesticides bad?Do video games cause violent behavior in adolescent males?Are agricultural workers in Mexico at a higher risk of health problems due to pesticide exposure because of lax government safety standards?Is there a relationship between fast food consumption and obesity?What is the best way to focus  your topic?Think about the discipline that you are researching for.Tailor your topic to the requirements of your assignment.Talk to a librarian about the resources that are available for your topic.All of the above.Pick the best set of keywords to begin searching for information on global warming.Rising ocean levels, air pollution, greenhouse gasesBiodiversity, atmospheric temperature, ozone layerGlobal climate change, greenhouse effect, atmospheric carbon dioxideEnvironment sustainability, alternative energy, biofuelsWhy is it a good idea to use different words to describe similar ideas when you are beginning research?(Select all that apply) Because there is only one right answer and you can find it by trial and error.Because  using different words will help you cast a broader net than just using the same term over and over.Different researchers might use different terms to describe the same idea.You might spell some of the words wrong and not get any results.What is the most difficult aspect of beginning to research a topic that you don’t know very much about?You don’t know enough about the topic to know what is important and what is not.You don’t understand the technical aspects of the topic.It takes a lot of time to do research.All of the above.For you, what the most difficult part about beginning your research?ANSWERSA good topic will incorporate all these characteristics.1 = Are pesticides bad?2 = Is there a relationship between fast food consumption and obesity?3 = Do video games cause violent behavior in adolescent males?4 = Are agricultural workers in Mexico at a higher risk of health problems due to pesticide exposure because of lax government safety standards?The more a research question incorporates the concepts of Who, What, When, Where, Why, and  How the more specific it will be.All of the above.4.3; think carefully about which terms are closely related to global warming.5.2 and 5.3; there may be many ways to describe a single topic. Using as many related words as possible will help you find the most information!All of the above; remember that research takes time and energy and isn’t an easy thing to do!No matter what, coming to the library and talking to a librarian will help you get started. Finding information effectively and efficientlyLevel 2 teaches you how to structure a search for the information you need to write a paper, for example. You will learn the following:how to construct a search strategy using the aspects defined in level 1how to perform a smart search using the information sources available at TU Delft LibraryDetermining search termsNow it is time to do an actual search! In level 1 you divided the search topic into its different aspects. What’s next? Are you going to use Google and type in all the aspects, like you probably do every day? What will you do with all the search results? Are you going to study them all? No, there is a smarter way!Exercise 1Plug in your earphones or turn down the volume and watch the clip ‘Web Search Strategies Explained in Plain English‘ by Commoncraft about smart searching on the web.Searching the web is very similar to searching other information sources such as Worldcat Discovery. Doing the following exercise will teach you how to apply the aspects of your search topic in a smart search. Complete the exercise on how to find suitable search terms matching the aspects of the search topic. Determining search strategyNow you are going to convert the synonyms you have found into a smart search strategy. You have to use search operators to use all the synonyms properly.Exercise 2Study the TUlib module Search operators.If you want to perform a smart search, you must combine your search terms. Complete thisexercise on combining search terms with Boolean operators.Towards information sourcesNow you have formulated a search strategy, which you will use to search the various information sources. But where to start? How do you choose which information source you want to use? This table gives an overview of the differences between Worldcat Discovery, Scopus and Google Scholar and helps you determine when to use each one.Exercise 3Watch the first two sections (“Basic searching” and “Retrieving documents”) of this video about searching in WorldCat Discovery (which includes the TU Delft Library catalogue).Watch this video with an example of a search strategy carried out in article database Scopus.Complete the exercise on carrying out your search strategy in various information sources.Now you have learned how to convert the aspects of your search topic into a search strategy and how to apply this strategy in a number of information sources.You can find other relevant information sources for your subject area in the “Useful links” overview in the section “What’s next”.

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Information Science
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Mark McBride
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A Beginner's Guide to Information Literacy
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A Beginner's Guide to Information Literacy covers the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy frame by frame, using casual language and real world examples. Use this click-through text-based resource to understand the Framework as a whole or to work on understanding a particular Frame. Reflection questions are included for the casual learner or for anyone incorporating Information Literacy conversations into a classroom or workshop.

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Information Science
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Emily Metcalf
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Best Practice: Document steps used in data processing
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Different types of new data may be created in the course of a project, for instance visualizations, plots, statistical outputs, a new dataset created by integrating multiple datasets, etc. Whenever possible, document your workflow (the process used to clean, analyze and visualize data) noting what data products are created at each step. Depending on the nature of the project, this might be as a computer script, or it may be notes in a text file documenting the process you used (i.e. process metadata). If workflows are preserved along with data products, they can be executed and enable the data product to be reproduced.

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Information Science
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Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management
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Companion Site for Harvard Medical School Canvas Network MOOC Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management. This Open Science Framework project site includes all the materials contained in the Canvas course including: readings and resources; slide presentations; video lectures; activity outlines; research case studies and questions; and quiz questions with answer guide.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
Measurement and Data
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Elaine Martin
Julie Goldman
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Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management - Canvas Network
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Biomedical research today is not only rigorous, innovative and insightful, it also has to be organized and reproducible. With more capacity to create and store data, there is the challenge of making data discoverable, understandable, and reusable. Many funding agencies and journal publishers are requiring publication of relevant data to promote open science and reproducibility of research.

In order to meet to these requirements and evolving trends, researchers and information professionals will need the data management and curation knowledge and skills to support the access, reuse and preservation of data.

This course is designed to address present and future data management needs.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
Measurement and Data
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Harvard University
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Elaine Martin
Julie Goldman
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01/05/2018
Best practice: Ensure datasets used are reproducible
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When searching for data, whether locally on one’s machine or in external repositories, one may use a variety of search terms. In addition, data are often housed in databases or clearinghouses where a query is required in order access data. In order to reproduce the search results and obtain similar, if not the same results, it is necessary to document which terms and queries were used.

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Best practice: Identify most appropriate software
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Follow the steps below to choose the most appropriate software to meet your needs:
Identify what you want to achieve (discover data, analyze data, write a paper, etc.)
Identify the necessary software features for your project (i.e. functional requirements)
Identify logistics features of the software that are required, such as licensing, cost, time constraints, user expertise, etc. (i.e. non-functional requirements)
Determine what software has been used by others with similar requirements
Ask around (yes, really); find out what people like
Find out what software your institution has licensed
Search the web (e.g. directory services, open source sites, forums)
Follow-up with independent assessment
Generate a list of software candidates
Evaluate the list; iterate back to Step 1 as needed
As feasible, try a few software candidates that seem promising

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Best practice: Identify outliers
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Outliers may not be the result of actual observations, but rather the result of errors in data collection, data recording, or other parts of the data life cycle. This can be used to identify outliers for closer examination.

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Best practice: Understand the geospatial parameters of multiple data sources
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Understand the input geospatial data parameters, including scale, map projection, geographic datum, and resolution, when integrating data from multiple sources. Care should be taken to ensure that the geospatial parameters of the source datasets can be legitimately combined.

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Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

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Information Science
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
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Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
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Blackout poetry - digital literacy in creative ways
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Digital literacy is more than finding articles or being able to use Powerpoint - it's a flexible engagement within the digital world. This workshop uses poetry as an engagement lens on mindsets, learning, creativity and literacies. Developed as part of CAUL's Digital Dexterity launch program in 2019, this blackout poetry resource provides you with workshop slides, workshop plan and an instructional handout. 

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Kat Cain
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Blended training for students - international student projects
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This course will help students in a university setting to prepare for projects with a problem-based learning approach in an international environment. It will support you to define your role as a student, give guidance for being a member of an international group of students, as well as for working on a research project or with companies. This version of the course is intended for students, but also for teachers who can use the materials fully or partly in their courses. This is also why most of the materials are available for download in editable formats. The course is developed as part of the Erasmus+ project EPIC.

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Engineering
Information Science
Higher Education
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Full Course
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Jan Frick
Jens Myrup Pedersen
Koojana Kuladinithi
Marite Kirikova
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Boundless Statistics for Organizations
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This book is used in Reach Higher, Oklahoma's adult degree completion program, for a course called Data Analysis & Interpretation. It provides basic statistics that can be used for organizational data analysis by individuals with managerial professional goals, while also teaching essential skills from Microsoft Excel commonly needed for data analysis. This book uses material from Lumen Learning's Boundless Statistics (Boundless Learning) and Excel for Decision Making from University of Houston Libraries (multiple authors).

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Information Science
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Online Consortium of Oklahoma
Author:
Brad Griffith
Lisa Friesen
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10/14/2021
Bridging the Gap: A Guide to College-Level Research
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This text introduces copyright, publishing formats, note-taking formats, citation styles, source evaluation, library organization, library resources and services, and effective search practices using online databases and Internet search engines.

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Information Science
Reading Informational Text
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Idaho State University
Author:
Catherine J. Gray
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02/18/2021
Building Information - Representation and Management: Fundamentals and Principles
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The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM.

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Information Science
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Delft University of Technology
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Alexander Koutamanis
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04/24/2019
Business Communication
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Business communication also happens across channels. We have come a long way as the human race in terms of the channels we use to communicate with each other. With the development of language, much of communication was oral, with humans passing knowledge and information to other humans through the mouth. Sometimes we would use actions, whether through body language or through the use of other methods, such as smoke signals. However, most of communication was restricted to oral communication. With the invention of writing, we had yet another channel of communication, which turned out to be a little more permanent than speech. Information could now be recorded for posterity and knowledge could be passed down from father to son without the loss of accuracy.

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Computer Science
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
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Shakuntala Vibhute
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08/25/2019
Business Intelligence Integration Services Project: Creation and Deployment
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This module covers the creation, execution and deployment of an ETL project using the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Several examples were provided to show how data from different sources can be Extracted from the source, Transformed into meaningful forms and Loaded to the data warehouse.

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Information Science
Higher Education
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Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Oman
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Gregorio dela Cruz, Jr.
HCT IT-Database
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09/25/2018
CIS 125D - Introduction to Databases
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This course is designed to use technology as a productivity tool within a business environment through the use of database software. You will use database software for creating tables, forms, and reports by manipulating data through various query tools.

Course Outcomes:
1. Produce a simple relational database that stores information.
2. Create queries that retrieve specified information.
3. Create forms for entering data into the database.
4. Produce informative reports with the information in the database

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Information Science
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Full Course
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Linn-Benton Community College
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Linn Benton Virtual College
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07/09/2020
Cartography and Visualization
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Maps capture the power of place. A well-designed map can stoke our imagination, helping us to understand how a place looks or feels. Maps serve two roles. First, maps facilitate visual communication where knowns are presented to map readers. Second, maps permit visual thinking where insights into patterns and trends in spatial data are explored. In GEOG 486, Cartography & Visualization, you will learn and apply cartographic theory creating appropriately designed maps. You will learn how to associate the visual variables to symbolize types of spatial data. This process creates an appropriate visual hierarchy that conveys an informational hierarchy about the underlying message. Thus, techniques in map design will be applied to produce, evaluate, and critique reference and thematic maps.

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Applied Science
Information Science
Communication
Physical Geography
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Full Course
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Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
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Cary Anderson
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10/07/2019
Case Study: United Kingdom (UK)
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The United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) have a close bilateral partnership bound in history with overlapping similarities within the realms of copyright, language, legal system, and religion.

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Information Science
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Case Study
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Rebecca E. Whitten
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics
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How would you like to travel to new places while collaborating on a geospatial data challenge with students from around the world? In this class, students collaborate on a global-scale geospatial analysis problem with a focus on data analytics and professional practice in Geographic Information Systems. Penn State MGIS students collaborate with graduate students from ITC - University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands to develop solutions to analyze spatio-temporal patterns in refugee migration data. Students have the opportunity to present their work and develop new connections with EU geospatial professionals via site visits to European national mapping agencies. Students work in teams to use geospatial analytics to arrive at a solution to visualize patterns over space and time.

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Information Science
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Full Course
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Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
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Beth King
Fritz Kessler
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Choosing Information Paths
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Information can be packaged in a variety of digital formats that have their own properties and can lead down certain information paths. In this lesson, students will explore properties of digital formats in order to identify the best format to meet their information needs.

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Information Science
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New Literacies Alliance
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Heather Collins
Holger Lenz
Marc Nash
New Literacies Alliance
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08/20/2021
Citations
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The Citations lesson is mapped to Information has Value and Scholarship as Conversation Frames. It discusses why citations are a foundation of scholarly communication and the basic components of a citation. Through infographics and videos, students will learn the differences between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting.

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Information Science
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Activity/Lab
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New Literacies Alliance
Author:
Eric Kowalik
Geoffrey Iverson
Julie Hartwell
Kendall Roemer
Matt Upson
New Literacies Alliance
Robyn Hartman
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08/20/2021
Civix- Ctrl-F Unit
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This resource is published by Civix.Ctrl-F is a unit created by Civix, a Canadian organization developed to support civics and media literacy education. This unit teaches students how to verify facts and information when reading informational text online.

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Information Science
Journalism
Reading Informational Text
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
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Cyber Citizenship Initiative
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08/07/2021
Ciència oberta i arqueologia
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Aproximació general a la definició de ciència oberta i als seus pilars bàsics i presentacio  de les principals institucions i/o plataformes digitals relacionades amb la ciència oberta i l’arqueologia a nivell internacional, europeu i català.

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Information Science
Arts and Humanities
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Lesson
Reading
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Laura Tomàs Valldepérez
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12/12/2020
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
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This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic
and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair
use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best
practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library
community itself.

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Information Science
Law
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Case Study
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The Association of Research Libraries
The Center for Social Media
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
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09/21/2021
Comment utiliser Zotero
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Ce cours en ligne porte sur Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/), un gestionnaire de citations gratuit qui vous aide à recueillir, organiser et citer des articles de journaux scientifiques et autres sources d'information. Ce cours explique comment installer et utiliser les principales fonctionnalités de Zotero. Utilisez ce cours de la manière qui vous convient le mieux. Complétez tout le cours ou complétez seulement les parties sur lesquelles vous avez des questions. Regardez les vidéos, ou lisez les transcriptions, ou téléchargez les fichiers d'instructions et apprenez à utiliser Zotero en l'essayant vous-même.

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Information Science
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Full Course
Interactive
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Catherine Lachaîne
Mish Boutet
Date Added:
08/23/2021
Com millorar l'impacte de la recerca: gestió de la identitat digital
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Presentació utilitzada en activitats formatives per a investigadors de la UPC. S'analitza la importància de gestionar la identatitat digital de l'investigador per incrementar el seu impacte.

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Information Science
Higher Education
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Miquel Puertas
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12/16/2020
Computation and Visualization in the Earth Sciences
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In EARTH 801, you will develop skills in a programming language designed for visual arts and visualization while exploring Earth science topics. Specifically, you'll learn and practice digital graphics capabilities in order to render Earth science concepts that are otherwise difficult to visualize due to complicated space and time scales. Here, you will interact with large, open, freely-available data sets by collecting, plotting, and analyzing them using a variety of computational methods. You'll be ready to teach secondary school students a range of Next Generation Science Standard skills involving data collecting, manipulation, analysis, and plotting. You'll also read and discuss current research regarding the teaching, learning, and evaluation of visualization skills, as well as multiple external representations of science concepts.

Subject:
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Information Science
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Full Course
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Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
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Eliza Richardson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Computer Hardware (02:02): Processors
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Before keyboards, printers, even monitors there was processing. Processing is the reason computers are computers. Processing is the ability of the computer to take in raw data and basically make sense of it.

In this video we look at: Microprocessor (CPUs), Moore's Law, and Motherboard.

Subject:
Information Science
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Lecture
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Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Hardware (02:03): Storage
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We examine storage devices in computers. This storage lecture has been broken up into to two section, this one focuses on hard drives and RAM, the next video covered removable storage devices.

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Information Science
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Mr. Ford's Class
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Scott Ford
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09/25/2014
Computer Hardware (02:06): Output Devices
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Our last video in our Computer Hardware lesson, part of the Introduction to Computers course.

This video looks at the most common output devices found on a computer we also list out top 5 resources, be sure to check them out.

http://arstechnica.com/
http://www.cnet.com/
http://www.newegg.com/
http://www.tigerdirect.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/

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Information Science
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Lecture
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Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:01): Software Basics
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The first video in the Computer Software series, part of our Introduction to Computers course. This video looks at the general types of software, software development, the software development life cycle, as well as explains what computer programers do.

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Information Science
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Lecture
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Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:02): Boot Process
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Welcome to one of the most geeky videos in the entire series. This video will introduce you to the computer boot process, the way a computer starts from the moment you turn the computer on, till the operating system kicks in.

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Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:03): Basics of Operating System
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Video 3 of our Introduction to Computer course. This course looks at the basics of operating systems. We take a look at what an operating system is, file systems, user interfaces and command line.

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Information Science
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Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:04): Types of Operating System
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In the previous video we looked at the basics of operating systems. In this video we take a look at the current operating systems available to consumer. In addition to looking at Windows, we also cover the current Mac OS X, Linux and Mobile Operating systems.

Links from video:
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

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Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:05): Application Software
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Our last video in the Computer Software lesson, part of our Introduction to Computers curriculum.

In this video we look at the types of application users can find. We talk about business software and personal software. We also give our 3-5 to picks for viewers to check out.

Links from video:
http://www.lynda.com/
http://teamtreehouse.com/
https://www.udemy.com/courses/
https://evernote.com/
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
http://bricklin.com/history/vcexecutable.htm
http://www.cultofmac.com/90060/how-to-completely-uninstall-software-under-mac-os-x-macrx/
https://reporting.bsa.org/r/report/add.aspx?src=us&ln=en-us

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Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Technician Tool's of the Trade: Guide to the A+ Certification Exam (01:04)
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Video 4 in our Introduction to the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam looks at the tools the computer technician should have in their bag in order to get the job done. We look at hardware tools for computer repair and software tools for computer repair.

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Information Science
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Lecture
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Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
12/13/2014
Concepts of Openness
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Unit 1 of this Module gives a general overview of open access movement, its genesis, and various actors. It also relates to two other interlinked public movements, namely, open source software (OSS) movement and open educational resources (OER).

Unit 2 titled “Routes to Open Access” gives overview and definitional approaches two different routes of OA – the Green and Gold routes. It also discusses a hybrid model, where toll-access e-journals are publishing open access articles. Here, subscription-based contents and open access contents coexist in a single platform.

Unit 3 titled “Networks and Organizations Promoting Open Access” elaborates roles of different regional and international networks and organizations in promoting OA. Various OA actors and advocates are found to harmonize global OA movement through formal networks and coalitions. These networks and organizations also strengthen capacity and capability of local institutions and help them in social capital formation.

Unit 4 titled “Study of OA Mandates and Policies” elaborates different institutional and funders’ OA mandates. Some of these mandates have become model OA policies for similar institutions and organizations.

Unit 5 titled “Issues and Challenges of Open Access” discusses concerns, issues and challenges related to OA scholarly literature. No doubt, there is apprehension due to arrival of predatory OA journals in OA domain, with vested profiteering interest. But there are checks and balances to avoid such predatory journals. Due to OA advocacy and awareness raising efforts, OA knowledge producers have improved researchers’ perceptions in quality and recognition of OA literature. This Unit briefly discusses different metrics and performance indicators available for assessing OA scholarly literature.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Devika P. Madalli
Date Added:
11/01/2020
Copyright Dough: A Playful Approach to Teaching Copyright
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This is a fun, playful way to teach copyright by using play dough creations and copyright exceptions and Creative Commons licenses to discover how to share copyright protected works. Participants are given a "role" card telling them whether they are a creator, teacher, researcher or student. They are then provided with information sheets telling them about Creative Commons licensing and educational copyright exceptions.

Individuals are asked to create a play dough model, which is later given a copyright license. While some individuals’ task cards instruct them to create their models from their own imaginations, others are secretly tasked with either copying another’s model, or creating something inspired by someone else’s model. This initial task within the game forms the basis for the subsequent discussions around whether the actions of each individual is permissible under copyright legislation.

Subject:
Information Science
Law
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Hannah Pyman
Katrine Sundsbo
Date Added:
12/20/2021
Copyright History [learning module]
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This interactive learning module explores the history of copyright right from the “Battle of the Book” in the 6th century, through the invention of the printing press; and up to the 1968 Australian Copyright Act. It aims to provide an understanding of why the laws were necessary and what their implications are for today’s world. After completing this module, students should be able to:

* explain the drivers for and rationale of early copyright legislation;
* understand the impact of the printing press on historical concepts of authorship and copyright legislation;
* define modern copyright; interpret Australian copyright principles;
* evaluate the suitability of current copyright and
* defend the need for copyright reform in the future.

This module can be downloaded and embedded in course sites.

Please note: a few of the supplementary/additional (non-core) resources linked to in this resource are restricted to University of South Australia staff and students. These have been clearly annotated. This module has been created using H5P software.

Subject:
Information Science
General Law
Material Type:
Module
Author:
University of South Australia;
Date Added:
10/12/2021
Copyright The Basics Infographic
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This infographic introduces the basics of copyright in the United States. The following link will take you to an accessible infographic transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1enVXgl6GqqwBluClRWckIYYhxcabPfQ97HZiqqG7p48/edit?usp=sharing

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Information Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Christina Riehman-Murphy
Date Added:
10/29/2020
Creative Commons License Use Survey Instrument
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This survey instrument is designed to understand how creators use (or decide not to use) Creative Commons licenses. The target survey participants are people who create materials for documentation, maintenance, instruction, learning, and/or revitalization of Indigenous, minority, endangered, and/or low-resourced languages. Part 1 of this survey is designed to learn about the digital creation formats and sharing practices in this specific community of practice. Parts 2 through 4 of this survey contain general questions intended to elicit information about research participants’ knowledge and awareness of Creative Commons (CC) licenses; understanding of how to apply CC licenses to their digital creations; interest in and experience with applying CC licenses to their digital creations; motivations for and barriers to applying CC licenses to their digital creations; and understanding of how to adapt or reuse digital creations licensed with CC licenses.

This survey can be easily adapted for use in other communities of practice by editing some of the questions and multiple-choice responses.

If you wish to read this survey and background information about it, please start with the file ReadMe-CCLuseSurvey.pdf.

The file Creative_Commons_License_Use_Survey.qsf is a Qualtrics Survey File that can be used to recreate this survey in your own instance of the Qualtrics software.

The file Creative_Commons_License_Use_Survey.pdf is a PDF of the survey. This version includes Creative Commons graphics that are used in the survey questions. The file ReadMe-CCLuseSurvey.pdf does not include the graphics.

Subject:
Information Science
Languages
World Cultures
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Kung Susan Smythe
Date Added:
12/04/2021
Creative Commons Licenses By the Numbers Infographic
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This infographic introduces the main aspects of Creative Commons licenses. An accessible infographic transcript is available at this url: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mHMBXlnnMKMxEcTpNv9QZ97rqf_Lt7i9H4ipg--fmC0/edit?usp=sharing

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Information Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Christina Riehman-Murphy
Date Added:
10/29/2020
Creativity, Community and Ict
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What do you think being creative means? This unit engages with the debates surrounding the term"creativity' and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The unit would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Credo Reference Overview
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Overview on how to use Credo Reference, provided by Shelton State Community College for use by enrolled students.All videos are closed captioned.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Kelly Griffiths
Date Added:
05/08/2019
The Crystal Ball Instruction Manual - version 1.1 Volume One: Introduction to Data Science
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A perfect introduction to the exploding field of Data Science for the curious, first-time student. The author brings his trademark conversational tone to the important pillars of the discipline: exploratory data analysis, choices for structuring data, causality, machine learning principles, and introductory Python programming using open-source Jupyter Notebooks. This engaging read will allow any dedicated learner to build the skills necessary to contribute to the Data Science revolution, regardless of background.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Stephen Davies
Date Added:
11/18/2021
¿Cómo hacer una búsqueda bibliográfica en PubMed?
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Este recurso educativo tiene la finalidad de ayudar al desarrollo de habilidades científicas de los estudiantes, fomentando los saberes heurísticos, relacionados con el acceso, evaluación, recuperación y uso de información de diversas fuentes, esta infografía es un tutorial de cono hacer una búsqueda bibliográfica en PubMed. Ha sido elaborada por los profesores: Dra. Aracely López Monteon, Dr. Angel Ramos Ligonio, Dra. Esmeralda Sánchez Pavón y Dr. Jesús Torres Montero, todos profesores de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas de la Universidad Veracruzana, Orizaba, Veracruz, México

Subject:
Information Science
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Aracely López-Monteon
Date Added:
09/26/2020
DOCTRINA LOGISTICA
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El propósito de este manual es determinar procedimientos generales para el oficial y personal militar que ejerce la función logística, con el fin de que se administren los medios o recursos de tal forma que pueda ejecutar un apoyo logístico integral eficiente como oportuno al personal y unidades militares en el teatro de operaciones. 

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Author:
Xavier Fonseca
Date Added:
10/04/2021
Database (08:02): Database Management Systems
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Database Management Systems is the software that allows us to create and use a database. This video looks at the DBMS, their functions, some examples of popular software solutions and a quick look at Structured Query Language (SQL)

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/26/2014