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ItemConnecting Researchers and Research(2011-04-06) Walton, JenniferLibraries have long held an established role in the scholarly research process; however the process of scholarly communication is evolving. Citation management software, institutional repositories, open access and open data mandates have opened up new opportunities and new challenges. Researchers have more responsibility for managing their work, but less time to do it. Libraries are struggling to remain an active part of the scholarly communication process. It has become increasingly difficult for institutions to identify their scholarly output. This presentation will show how MBLWHOI is attempting to meet this challenge with the implementation of, Bibapp, an open source tool to manage campus research. ItemCould the library be dismantled/role of unique holdings in modern times(2011-04-06) Heil, Kathleen AnnI have been asked by administration, how much of our collection could go into storage. They optimistically hoping for a room or two for faculty/staff offices, as some buildings need renovation or need to be closed due to safety issues. Clearly, much of the population believes that all/most library materials are available on-line free. I will present the results of our surveys of material held and available on-line and space freed thanks to archiving. How little space is freed. ItemData Management Plans The Role of the Library(2011-04-06) Raymond, LisaPlanning the management of data at proposal time and throughout its lifecycle is becoming increasingly important to funding agencies and is essential to ensure its current usability and long term preservation and access. This presentation will describe the work being done at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to assist PIs with the preparation of data management plans and the role the Library has in this process. Data management does not mean simply storing information. The emphasis is now on sharing data and making research accessible. Topics to be covered include educating staff about the NSF data policy implementation, a data management survey, resources for proposal preparation, collaborating with other librarians, and next steps. ItemDesign for Survival: Sustainability for Planet and Structure(2011-04-06) Lanoux, SteveBuildings in Port Aransas encounter drastic environmental challenges: the potential catastrophic storm surge and high winds from a hurricane, and daily conditions hostile to buildings, vehicles, and even most vegetation. Its location a few hundred feet from the Gulf of Mexico and near-tropical latitude expose buildings to continuous high humidity, winds laden with scouring sand and corrosive salt, and extremes of temperature and ultraviolet light. Building construction methods are able to address each of these, but doing so in a sustainable way creates significant challenges. The new research building at the Marine Science Institute has been designed and is being constructed to meet the demand for both survivability and sustainability. It is tracking towards formal certification as a LEED Gold structure while being robust and resistant to the harsh coastal environment. The effects of a hurricane are mitigated by elevating buildings and providing a windproof envelope. Ground-level enclosures are designed to be sacrificial and non-structural so they can wash or blow away without imposing damage on the upper portions of the building, and only non-critical functions and equipment will be supported within them. Design features that integrate survivability with sustainability include: orientation of building axis; integral shading from direct summer sunlight; light wells; photovoltaic arrays; collection of rainwater and air conditioning condensate for use in landscape irrigation; reduced impervious cover; xeriscaping and indigenous plants; recycling of waste heat from air conditioning systems; roofing system that reflects light and heat; long life, low maintenance stainless steel, high-tensile vinyl, hard-anodized aluminum and hot-dipped galvanized mountings throughout; chloride-resistant concrete; reduced visual impact; recycling of construction materials. ItemDeveloping a Coastal Communities Planning Atlas as an Educational Tool for Decision Makers and Local Residents(2011-04-07) Brody, SamuelThis project develops a coastal communities planning atlas to help local jurisdictions in Texas understand the implications of development decisions and plan appropriately for the future. It provides an easily accessible, graphically represented, interactive database on environmental, hazard, and land use related issues for local communities. Specifically, the project creates an Internet-based spatial decision support system that allows users to identify and visualize critical hotspots related to environmental degradation, natural hazard risks, and significant changes in land use patterns. In addition, users in Galveston, TX can query data and create custom maps based on multiple development scenarios. Communities can use this educational tool to guide future decisions on growth in a sustainable manner such that the need for economic development is balanced with priorities associated with environmental protection and human health, safety, and welfare. The system also helps address important research questions related to where future growth will occur in the Texas coastal zone, the impacts of this growth, and the usefulness ofWebGIS in facilitating sustainable planning. ItemDigitizing photo and slide collections of the Laboratory on the cheap(2011-04-07) Heil, Kathleen AnnDemonstrate an inexpensive easy system for digitizing photo and slide collections. ItemGalveston Bay Migrates to the Web; DSpace Comes to Texas(2011-04-07) Schultz, Kristen WillisThis presentation describes how the Galveston Bay Bibliography and Galveston Bay Information Center projects transitioned from a paper world to electronic format. The mission of the Galveston Bay Information Center (GBIC) is to serve as a repository for information and a resource for research on Galveston Bay, its watershed, and the coastal region for all members of the Galveston Bay Community. GBIC was created in response to critical losses of data and information that were identified in the early stages of Galveston Bay National Estuary Program and includes a physical collection as well as a bibliography. With the loss of funding imminent, the administrators of GBIC recognized the need to preserve the collection and its digital bibliography in perpetuity. Enter Texas Digital Library. The Universitys participation in TDL enabled GBIC to make the Galveston Bay Bibliography more robust and visible to the entire world. ItemGrants for Libraries(2011-04-07) Conover, John; Leonard, Michelle; Stover, SusanMore and more libraries, museums and cultural institutions rely on fundraising and grant writing to sustain their services, special projects, or new initiatives Since most MLIS programs do not include grant project planning and proposal writing as part of their curriculum, librarians learn the process through trial and error, or continuing education classes. There are numerous books and websites that can assist the novice grant writer. We hope to provide beginners with basic information on the types of grants available, where to look for funding agencies, selected grant writing resources, and a few helpful grant writing hints to get you started. The presentation will be a three-person panel providing a short overview of the areas mentioned above, and discussion of sample grants submitted or received. The overview will be presented in Power Point format with an accompanying handout for each attendee. ItemManagement and Promotion of Digitization Projects: Geologic Atlas of the US(2011-04-07) Weimer, KathyThe Geologic Atlas of the United States was digitized and stored in the Texas A&M University institutional repository.Extensive metadata was created which emphasized the geographic and geologic aspects of the material.The map sheets were also convered into kml files for Google Earth and ESRI shape files for use in GIS. A Yahoo!Map interface allows for visualization of the locations of each folio and user friendly browsing across the collection.Details of the project will be discussed, including the selection, digitization methods and standards, preservation, metadata, web presence and staffing.Its storage in DSpace, assortment of publicity outlets, and its inclusion in targeted clearinghouses expand its potential use to national and international audiences. ItemThe Marine Science Library, Resource Center(2011-04-06) DeHart, Liz; Campbell, Jena; Reyes, JohnnyThe first concept of a new library was introduced in 2001 by a faculty member at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The suggestion for the construction of a new library was based on two specific reasons: existing library is located in one of the most vulnerable buildings to hurricane damage and the library has outgrown its current space. Thispresentation provides a general overview of the current status and changing needs of the Marine Science Library and how the idea of a new library finally became a reality. ItemNot just another pretty reef: the Gainesville Florida Reef, a satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project(2011-04-07) Leonard, MichelleThe Gainesville Florida Reef, a satellite of the Worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, project not only shows the beauty of reefs but serves to: Foster scientific communication through the visual arts Raise awareness of the fragility of our coral reefs and the entire ecosystem Support learning by creating physical models of geometric principles Connect several areas on campus, including fine arts, mathematics and ecology and environmental sciences through collaboration and mutual interest Encourage local community and alumni involvement through creating, observing and learning ItemOtto Kellands Model Dories and the Digital Archives Initiative(2011-04-06) Lawton, CatherineOtto Kelland was a truly unique individual in Newfoundland. During his long life he had several careers from being a prison superintendant to being an instructor at Marine Institute. During his life Kelland made hundreds of wooden boat models. They are beautifuly hand-crafted and represented the type of watercraft used by fishermen in Newfoundland. The collection of boat models made by Otto Kelland and owned by Marine Institute made an ideal object to be digitalized. In particular the collection of dories was an ideal group to be digitized. They were housed in one cabinet and accompanied by hand-written documents describing each model. The Digital Archives Initiative (DAI) is a gateway to the learning and research-based cultural resources held by Memorial University of Newfoundland and partnering organizations. The DAI hosts a variety of collections which together reinforce the importance, past and present, of Newfoundland and Labrador's history and culture. I will give an oral presentation of the project followed by a demonstration of the Otto Kelland Dories exhibit on the Digital Archives Initiative (DAI) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. I will be happy to answer questions following my presentation. ItemThe Science CafMovement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast(2011-04-07) Shaw, Joyce MScience Cafes present a casual meeting place where people who may have little or no science background can learn about a current scientific topic in an informal and friendly environment. The coffee shop setting is designed to be inviting and informal so that students, faculty, and community members can feel comfortable and engage in lively and meaningful conversations. The cafis organized around an interesting scientific topic with a brief presentation by a scientist and may include a short video clip. A Science Cafcan (1) provide an opportunity and venue for increasing science literacy, (2) publicize local scientific endeavors, and (3) identify the library as an epicenter of informal education on the campus and in the community. This presentation will describe the development of the Science Cafat the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast campus Library in Long Beach and plans for future cafes on the Mississippi coast. ItemTeaching Change: Information Literacy Collaboration at Texas A&M University at Galveston(2011-04-07) Baca, David; Conway, StevenWhile college students use a wide array of technologies to access information, their skills at determining what is relevant, in a university setting and in life, are poor. Many of these skills have to be taught in college courses. Instruction must be performed by a collaborative team using technologies that effectively reach students. This team must be ready to go into the classroom when needed and be able to address the problem whenever the student needs assistance. The results will be better writing and better research skills that will not only benefit the faculty but will lead to lifelong learning.