This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • Digital Library Brown Bag: September 4
  • Call for Proposals: "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places"
  • Save the Date: "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success"
  • OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - July 2013

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Digital Library Brown Bag: September 4

Please join us this coming Wednesday, September 4 for the first Fall 2013 Digital Library Brown Bag Series presentation by Xiaozhong Liu.  The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  The presentation will also be broadcasted (see details below).

Automatic Literature Review Generation
Xiaozhong Liu, Assistant Professor of Information Science
Information and Library Science

In this talk, I will present an innovative method of automatically generating (1) a textual review paper, given a scientific topic (i.e., keyword); and (2) a literature review section, based on a piece of working text (i.e., a publication abstract or introduction).  We propose a four-step solution for generating an automatic review paper or literature review section:  Citation Recommendation (generating a list of citations) given a user information need, Citation Management (generating clusters of citations), Review Generation (summarizing citation clusters into collections of candidate sentences), and Readability Enhancement (optimizing sentence representation).  The aim of this proposed project is to give scholars easier access to decent-quality literature reviews relevant to their information needs (working text or a keyword represented topic).  Automatically generated textual research reviews could be an important supplementary information access or provide an additional feature to a classical academic search system, i.e., Google Scholar.

Presentations will also be broadcast via Adobe Connect.  Go to to view and listen to the presentation.  If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

You can also follow and contribute to the presentation and discussion on twitter: #dlbb.

The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this fall semester.  All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, rooms E174 or 043, from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on: http://www.dlib/

To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to with the message body: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name.

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series is part of the Digital Initiatives track of the Scholars’ Commons Series. As research initiatives increasingly rely on technology as a significant mode for inquiry, the Digital Initiatives track will address cutting-edge and emerging topics that shape this new scholarly endeavor. This semester the inaugural Scholars’ Commons Series features a full schedule of events ranging from basic introductions to core research tools, to workshops for dissertation writers, to talks by cutting edge digital scholars. For more information, please visit www.libraries.iub/workshops.

Submitted by: Mark Homenda, Digital Projects Librarian, IUB

Call for Proposals: "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places"

The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Fall 2013 IOLUG program, "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places" on Friday, November 1 at Indiana Wesleyan in Indianapolis, IN.  Submit your proposal using the online form by NOON, Friday, September 6.  Get some inspiration from previous years' sessions on the IOLUG website.

As librarians we are often called on to teach our users everything from how to use a computer mouse to finding and evaluating information.  Is your library working with MOOCs for professional development or to reach out to your audience?  Is your library teaching patrons about technology such as e-readers and other mobile devices?  Is your library using new technologies to teach digital literacy and information literacy skills?  Are you creating tutorials to teach users virtually?  If so we would like to hear from you!  Some suggested topics to consider:
  • MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
  • Learning Management System integration
  • Online Learning objects/Tutorials
  • Event Programming
  • Digital Literacy
  • Selecting new technologies (devices, applications, and programs) for the library; How do I choose which programs to support (i.e. Kindle, Nook, Microsoft Office, Google products, Windows 8)?
  • E-books: What is your collection development strategy regarding e-books? Have you increased your e-book purchases? Have you adopted new e-book acquisition strategies, such as PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) or DDA (Demand Driven Acquisition)? What are the challenges with implementing e-books (e.g. ILS integration, device selection, etc.)?
  • Lessons learned from failed projects or projects that did not go as planned; what can go wrong; what went well
  • Maker Spaces; New uses of space (physical and digital)
  • Assessment of programs and new technologies
  • Programs/methods for teaching/Instructing patrons to use new technologies such as e-readers, Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  • eTextbooks and the changing role of the publisher
  • Discovery system for managing digital assets
  • Outreach activities: How are you partnering with members of your local community or campus to teach digital literacy to your library users? Digital literacy may include instruction on how to use social media, e-readers, and tablets, as well as educating on online privacy concerns, Internet searching methods, and website evaluation methods.
  • Mobile Applications: What free or inexpensive apps and tools are you using in your library? How are you sharing/promoting these tools to your users (e.g. inclusion in standard build on circulating mobile devices)?
  • HTML 5 & CSS3: Using HTML5 & CSS3 to quickly and easily build a website, mobile or standard
Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB

Save the Date: "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success"

"Libraries, Learning, and Student Success" with keynote speaker Glenda Ritz
September 18, 2013
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Indiana Landmarks Center

Librarians, teachers, parents, and community members are invited to "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success" on Wednesday, September 18, from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at the Indiana Landmarks Center at 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202.   The event is sponsored by IUPUI's College Ready, College Bound project, and will feature a keynote address by Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Parking is free, and light refreshments will be served.

College Ready, College Bound is a multi-year project examining the role of high school librarians and library curriculum in student learning, preparation, and transition to college.  The project began as conversations about connections, relationships, and future partnerships between high school and academic librarians.  Under the leadership of Rhonda Huisman, IUPUI's Education Librarian, and with funding from CICF (Central Indiana Community Fund), College Ready, College Bound has been able to build on these conversations and gather data about the impact of school librarians at the high school and university levels, their common challenges, and best practices.  "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success" will expand the conversation to the larger community.

For more information about the College Ready, College Bound Information Literacy Initiative, contact Rhonda Huisman at

Submitted by: Rhonda Huisman, Assistant Librarian, Liaison to the School of Education IUPUI

OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - July 2013

The Kuali OLE Monthly Update for Partners for July 2013 has been posted to the OLE@IU Blog and can be viewed here.

Highlights from this month include:
  • Coding continued for version 1.0; specification writing for 1.5
  • Cross Module group began to discuss functionality which is needed for all modules.  Topics will include: batch processing, searching, and the user interface issues.
Submitted by: Lori Duggan, Head, Electronic Resources Acquisitions, IUB
Labor Day
Don't forget that next Monday, September 2, is Labor Day!  Labor Day, which started out as a day to celebrate the contributions of America's workers has now mostly been transformed into an end of summer celebration.  Barbecues, parades, pool parties, and outdoor concerts are common ways to say goodbye to the warm weather.  While most people have the day off, it's one of the busiest times of years for retailers -- labor day weekend sales are second only to Black Friday in November.  Whether you're partying, shopping, or snoozing, enjoy the long weekend!
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