POSTED: 2:37 PM, October 9, 2014

By David Michaelson and Don W. Stacks,  and published by Business Expert Press in 2014, this volume is available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 2:30 PM, October 9, 2014

By Richard C. Russell, Domenico Otranto, and Richard L. Wall and published by CABI in 2013, this volume is located in the Charles Cary Veterinary Medical Library in Greene Hall under call number RA 641 .A7 R87 2013.

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POSTED: 3:18 PM, September 25, 2014

Inspired by a desire to provide easy and efficient opportunities for students to communicate with the Student Government Association, the SGA has so far installed three Auburn Answers iPad kiosks in high-traffic areas of campus including the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  The iPad Auburn Answers  kiosk is located in front of the Caribou Coffee Café located in the Mell Street entrance lobby area on the Second Floor of the RBD Library.

Communicating is a simple four-step process:  students are prompted to enter their name and e-mail address;  and then are provided a chance to provide comments or suggestions which the system sorts into one of nine categories.  This next goes to the SGA directors of student feedback and who, in turn, respond to the students directly via e-mail.  This information is then compiled and sent to University administrators who can better address the concerns received.

In addition to the RBD Library location, Auburn Answers iPad kiosks are located in Village Dining and also near Chick-fil-A in the Student Center.

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POSTED: 3:07 PM, September 25, 2014

ICPSR (the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) hosts over 20 data collections funded by government agencies and various foundations. Using these funds, the carefully curated data are free to the public. Please join ICPSR as it highlights a number of these collections as part of its 2014 Data Fair. Webinars in this series (with registration links) include the following:

 

An Introduction to NADAC - ICPSR's National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture

Broadcast time (EDT): Monday, October 6, 1:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2151323503634547970

NADAC's mission is to share research data on arts and culture with researchers, policymakers, people working for arts and culture organizations, and the general public. This session, led by staff managing NADAC, will help attendees to learn about data available from NADAC at the national, state, and local levels. The session will also highlight user-friendly tools for analyzing the data (including for those not experienced with statistical packages), for visualizing the data, and for other ways of using research data to support the arts and culture community.

 

NAHDAP Orientation - ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program

Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7, 2:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8538322777711643650

NAHDAP facilitates research on drug addiction and HIV infection by acquiring and sharing data, particularly those funded by its sponsor, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This session, led by members of ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program team, will help attendees learn about NAHDAP's services and resources for data depositors and data users. Further, they will orient you and help you locate this information on the NAHDAP website, highlighting selected datasets and data series.

 

Q&A with MET Staff

Broadcast time (EDT): Wednesday, October 8, 2:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4879725324077805570

The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB) has been available to the research community for almost a year now, and we invite current and potential users to log in for a review of the project and available data, and then stick around for Q&A with the ICPSR staff who manage data file processing and access for secondary analysis. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered about this complex dataset, specifically questions on file organization and structure, as well as data access policies and procedures.

 

Out of the Gate(S): Post-Secondary Trajectories and Outcomes of Millennium and Washington Achiever Scholars

Broadcast time (EDT): Thursday, October 9,  3:00pm

Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/674413562

The Washington State Achievers Scholarship program (WSA) started as part of an initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund and support 16 high schools in Washington State as they redesigned their schools in order to increase academic achievement for all of their students. In 1999, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation started the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), a 20-year initiative which intends to expand access to higher education for high achieving, low-income minority students.

In 2012, ICPSR’s Resource Center for Minority Data ( RCMD) and the Gates Foundation entered into an agreement to make data collected through the two scholarships freely available to the public through ICPSR. This session will provide some methodological and content background on these data and ways to access and analyze these data.

 

Broadening Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data with the Restricted-Use Data Analysis System (R-DAS)

Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7, Noon (12:00pm)

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4996157008389271554

Learning objectives

  1. Obtain a general understanding of the data and resources available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
  2. Understand the differences between the public-use and restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data files
  3. Locate and access restricted-use NSDUH data in the R-DAS
  4. Successfully complete a cross-tabulation in the R-DAS

 

About The ICPSR Data Fair

ICPSR is pleased to present its program for the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair, which will take place Monday through Thursday, October 6-9, 2014.

  • The full program is found here: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/membership/datafair/index.html
  • Webinar broadcast times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
  • Webinars are free and open to the public, and it is permissible (even encouraged!) for organizations to broadcast these webcasts to groups of attendees.
  • Attendees must register for each webinar they want to attend.
  • Recordings and slide decks (when available) will be placed on ICPSR’s YouTube Channel. Look for the playlist titled, “2014 Data Fair.”
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POSTED: 3:03 PM, September 25, 2014

By Peter Lev and published by the University of Texas Press in 2013, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number PN 1999 .T8 L38 2013.

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POSTED: 2:59 PM, September 25, 2014

Edited by Sheldon Zedeck and published by the American Psychological Association in 2014, this volume is located on the Second Floor in the Reference Collection under call number BF 76.5 .A7263 2014.

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POSTED: 2:56 PM, September 25, 2014

By J. Reid Meloy and Jens Hoffmann and published by Oxford University Press in 2014, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number RC 569.5 .V55 I57 2014.

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POSTED: 1:42 PM, September 19, 2014

Please join us for a

Book Talk by

Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins on

The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gale, 1827-1835

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 23 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

The journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gale, wife of early Alabama Governor John Gale, is among the most widely studied and seminal accounts of antebellum life in the American South.  Gale refused to mince her words, and her lively opinions offer entertaining and illuminating insight on her society and its people.  Her journal was so revealing that descendants attempted to conceal portions by defacing pages and excising portions of text.

Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins is professor emerita of History at the University of Alabama, a past-president of the Alabama Historical Association, and editor of The Alabama Review for twenty years.

Sponsored by:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 9:28 AM, September 12, 2014

By Wayne R. Whitaker and others, and published by Taylor & Francis in 2012, this book is available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 9:23 AM, September 12, 2014

By the American Institute of Architects and published by Wiley in 2014, this massive (1165 pages) volume is located in the Reference Shelves in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (LADC) located in Dudley Hall under call number NA 1996 .A726 2014.

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