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Spiritual Life Conference at TC 

This past weekend, I attended the second annual Spiritual Life Conference at Teachers College. Students, staff, and faculty from the SMBI (Spirituality Mind Body Institute) spoke about their research -- mostly correlating the presence of spirituality in one's life (connection through prayer, meditation, mindfulness, yoga) with a decrease in anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and an overall …

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Teachers College Community School and Gottesman: Relationships Between Schools and Academic Libraries 

On March 6, 2014, 2nd graders from Teachers College Community School made their way to the Gottesman Libraries to visit the exhibit Transformations of Text and participate in the Finding the Song workshop. Transformations of Text is the work of Susan Ruth Cohen, currently a student in the Art and Art Education Ed.M. program as well as a Teaching Artist and …

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Copyright Basics for Everyone – an Overview 

Copyright graffiti - photo credit: Horia Varlan Do you have anything that is copyrighted? Have you ever written a research paper, poem, piece of music, or short story? Taken a photograph or a sound or video recording? If you've done any of these things in your life, you hold copyright on your creations. In fact, …

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Confrontation 9: a book talk with Dr. Dilshad Dayani 

Dr. Dilshad Dayani returned to Teachers College on September 24 to present and discuss concepts from her latest book Confrontation 9: Taking on the Challenges of Work, Family, and Purpose (2014). Dilshad Dayani is the President and Founder of “World Women Global Council” and the founding Vice President of UN WOMEN-USNC Dallas Chapter. Her mission, …

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It’s Happening: Bookless Library Opens at Florida Polytechnic University 

At Florida Polytechnic University’s new library, students can check out over 135,000 licensed ebooks, but not a single physical book is included in the collection.  This is striking for many reasons, but especially from a collection development perspective: when students check out an ebook more than twice, the book is automatically purchased.  Using student data …

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Contributorship: tracking who did what 

Recently I've been hearing some buzz about "contributorship." Especially in the sciences, article author lists can become downright gargantuan in size, so the idea behind contributorship is to move beyond the one-dimensional system of labeling everyone as an author to a more nuanced way of recording who did what in a research project. The issue …

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On net neutrality and intellectual freedom 

The Washington, DC, Court of Appeals ruling on January 14th states that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) does not have the authority to impose so-called "net neutrality" rules on Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In the article "Court strikes down net neutrality: FCC blocking, discrimination rules invalidated" from February 15, 2014, Ian Chant explains that this decision …

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Learning at Library School! 

When I tell people I’m getting my Masters degree in Library Science, the reaction is usually, “you need a Masters to be a librarian?” Yes, you do! The art of finding information can be difficult, even complex, depending on the research topic. And there’s much more to being a librarian than just books! This past …

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Academic Commons 

Academic Commons is Columbia University's digital repository. On the Academic Commons website you will find the following description, 'Academic Commons is Columbia University's digital repository where faculty, students, and staff of Columbia and its affiliate institutions can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research. Content in Academic Commons is freely available to the …

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A Library for the People 

By Susan Bernofsky Director, Literary Translation at Columbia, Columbia University School of the Arts; Chair, PEN Translation Committee Right now I'm in a relatively privileged position: As a professor at Columbia University, I have access to one of the best research libraries in the world. And at other times in my life, I have been …

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Find Digital Research Tools: Bamboo DiRT 

As a kind of follow-up to Anne's post on altmetrics and associated tools, I'd like to share a big list of links to all kinds of tools called Bamboo DiRT. Bamboo DiRT is a directory for an assortment of digital research tools for scholarly use with such categories as Analyze data, Communicate with colleagues, …

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Altmetrics: alternative modes for assessing scholarly impact 

Citation tools like the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar all allow scholars and researchers to track the impact of academic articles by tracking the number of times a work has been cited. But in today's digital media landscape, people tweet about articles, reblog digital content, blog about articles, re-post individual paragraphs or ideas …

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ALA’s frequently challenged books of the 21st century 

Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with …

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On the education bubble, being unemployable and in debt 

Earlier today, I came across this blog post from Penelope Trunk via LinkedIn. Penelope Trunk is an American businesswoman, author, and blogger. Her work focuses on the intersection of work and life. In her post "The Strongest Careers are Non-Linear" she makes the argument that colleges charge tons of money for school and then graduates …

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ResearchBroker: Get hands on experience conducting research with professionals in education 

Education is a field of study in which people have opinions - usually strong ones. To improve our understanding of the field of education and its practices, research is often needed. Research, of course, serves many purposes. According to Educational Research: A Guide To the Process by Norman E. Wallen, Jack R. Fraenkel (2011), a …

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Festival Report: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013 

Yesterday, I attended the second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest held at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The event was packed with tablers and with visitors, an impressively successful event.  Tablers ranged from independent zine authors displaying their own zines to zine distros to zine librarians (Barnard represented) to arts organizations. It was an impressive …

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Finding and using data in your research paper 

This month, Harper's Index included some grim education statistics that got me thinking: Minimum number of exams a student must take between third and twelfth grade under No Child Left Behind : 17 Percentage change since 1976 in the test-score gap between the children of America’s richest and poorest deciles : +40 Amount Florida spent per student …

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Smart E-Textbooks: Is it ethical to track your students’ reading? 

The New York Times reported this morning that Texas A&M is using CourseSmart E-Textbooks in class, which allows professors to track whether students open their textbooks, what pages they look at and for how long, and which passages they highlight. The dean of the school of business commented, "It's Big Brother, sort of, but with …

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Nature Article on the Cost of Publishing Research 

Lea and Anne have been keeping us up-to-date on the Open Access movement, so thought I’d share this article from Nature, which gives some perspective on open access and commercial publishers in the scientific research community, and discusses both the cost of publishing research (with visualizations) and who collects on it. The author comes up …

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Academia.edu : social media and digital repository mashup 

While scrolling around the internet looking for information about Eli Pariser's TED talk, I encountered an interview with Umberto Eco from 1995 in which he discusses the distractions of being able to find too much on the internet, verses stumbling upon information in what he considers the more controlled (and curated) environment of the traditional …

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