Online Ethics Resource Launched

Ethics CORE, an interactive resource designed to provide researchers and professionals in the sciences, social sciences, engineering, and mathematics with information on ethical practices and materials on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), is now available at http://nationalethicscenter.org. The University Library played an integral role in the $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to Illinois to develop the site, which is housed in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center (see the 2010 project announcement at www.library.illinois.edu/news/NCPRE.html).

Co-principal investigators include Taft Broome, Howard University (Civil Engineering); Nicholas Burbules, Illinois (Education); Michael Loui, Illinois, (Electrical and Computer Engineering); and William Mischo, Illinois (University Library).

Press Release from the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

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University Library Faculty Present at IFLA

Helsinki Exhibition & Convention CenterSeveral University of Illinois library faculty presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland held from August 11-17, 2012.  Below are short descriptions of each presentation with links to the full paper. Continue reading

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Selected University Library faculty publications

Publications listed in LISA and LISTA
January  – June 2012

Ewing, C. B. 2012. “Electronic Literature Collection.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 49 (8): 1435-1435.

Jacoby, JoAnn and Liz Cooper. 2012.  “The cultural context in sustainable development:  Approaches to support the 4th pillar.”  In Amoeda, R., Lira, S and Pinheiro, C. (Eds.)  Heritage 2012: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development.  Barcelos, Portugal:  Green Lines Institute, pp. 1209-1218. Continue reading

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Congratulations to:

Jim Hahn and Qiang Jin were awarded a Research and Publication grant to support their research project titled, “Formative Evaluation of Linked Library Data.”

JoAnn Jacoby, head of Reference, Research and Scholarly Services unit, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of ALA’s Library Research Round Table.

Kathleen Kern, of the Reference, Research and Scholarly Services unit, was elected as Vice-President/President-Elect of ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Becky Smith, of Business Information Services, was elected as a member-at-large of RUSA’s Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS).

Sarah Williams, Funk Library, was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of USAIN (United States Agricultural Information Network). Sarah will serve a two-year term as a Director, starting June 1st.

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