Research libraries continue to reinvent themselves in the face of increasing demand from users for digitized texts. As physical books move from stacks to deep storage, many researchers lament the reduction in the serendipitous discovery that was provided by browsing the stacks. We believe, however, that digitization offers even greater opportunities for guided serendipity. Developments in machine learning and computing at scale allow content-based models of library collections to be made accessible to patrons. In this talk, we will present a vision for the future of library browsing using the Topic Explorer â€°Ã›ÃHypershelfâ€°Ã›Â that we have developed for digital collections. It allows users to jump into the collection and browse nearby volumes, rearranging them at will according to topics extracted computationally from the full texts. We will demonstrate the Hypershelf in action, and discuss how it might be integrated with physically-shelved books. This vision enhances rather than supplants the traditional librarians' function of guiding patrons to the best starting points for their research needs.
This webinar will review how to use FSSE with NSSE results to compare student and faculty perspectives, to search for reasons for high or low student results, and to develop strategies to increase student engagement.
This pre-recorded webinar provides an overview of NSSE's most popular topical module-Academic Advising module. Learn about the item set and ways you can explore the data by relating it to student engagement and your own institutional data. The webinar will also highlight reports provided back to participants and helpful online resources for dissemination.
This webinar provides information on some basics of NSSE system participation. There are also tips for system coordinators to consider before survey administration, as well as utilizing their reports and data file, which can optimize their NSSE results.
Contemporary qualitative research often involves teams of researchers collaborating on a project. Armstrong will discuss the pleasures and challenges of this style of research, drawing both on her experiences working with Indiana University sociology alum Laura Hamilton and a team of graduate and undergraduate researchers on Paying for the Party and her more recent experiences at the University of Michigan. Larger teams can collect more data and leverage the diverse social identities of researchers to gain entree to research sites and participants. Collaboration can also add rigor to data analysis, as classifications and interpretations are debated by the research team. However, collaboration introduces challenges of coordination at all stages of the process. These challenges grow with the size of the research team. In addition, the temptation to collect large volumes of data creates risks that the principal investigator may fall into the role of administrator rather than fieldworker and may lose touch with the data. Goffman argued for full immersion in the field and saw the ethnographer's embodied reactions as invaluable. This embodied knowledge can not easily inform the final product if the person who participated in the ethnographic or interview interactions is not the one doing the writing.
This workshop will provide an overview of human subjects research and submitting an application through the KC IRB system. Representatives from the IU Human Subjects Office will provide a brief introduction to human subjects research, then focus the remaining time on learning how to navigate the IU IRB process.
Sara Benken is an Associate Director in the IU Human Subjects Office. Adam Mills and Andrew Neel are Research Compliance Associates in the IU Human Subjects Office.
Bill Harshbarger (Master), Jon Kay (Director), Kenny Stone (Music), Nicholas Blewett (Videographer), Buki Long (Assistant Editor), Traditional Arts Indiana
In 1952, Bill Harshbarger began showing sheep on the county and State Fair level, and continued to exhibit until the early 1960s. After going to shearing school in Warsaw, Indiana, he began shearing at the State Fair. 2006 marked his 52nd consecutive year competing in the State Fair Sheep Shearing Contest. Harshbarger is also a fixture at the Sheep Barn, having helped generations of State Fair participants by sharpening their shears.
Python is a widely used, general purpose programming language. This workshop will introduce the basic elements of Python that are commonly used for data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and other applications. Participants will also learn how to set up a "development environment" for Python on their personal computer. Computers with Python pre-loaded are also available in the SSRC on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to programming. No experience is required.
Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using popular open-source tools. The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of basic HTML elements and Python tools for developing a custom web scraper. The second part will enable participants to practice accessing websites, parsing information, and storing data in a CSV file. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to web scraping. No programming experience is required, but basic familiarity with HTML and Python is helpful.
NaLette Brodnax is a data scientist and fourth-year doctoral student in the Joint Public Policy program administered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. Her research interests include education policy, policy analysis and program evaluation, and quantitative research methodology. As a graduate assistant for the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology, she is working on a number of projects intended to expose women to technology and to support women using technology in their studies and careers. Prior to entering the doctoral program, NaLette spent nine years in corporate finance roles, managing large data sets and developing financial models for large companies such as Abbott Laboratories and Nokia. She holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University with a concentration in Finance and a Master's in Public Policy from Loyola University Chicago.
Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using the popular Python libraries BeautifulSoup and Requests. Participants will practice accessing websites, parsing information, and storing data in a CSV file. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to web scraping but have some familiarity with Python or have attended the Intro to Python workshop.
As part of the 2016 Themester Beauty, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) hosted a presentation and panel discussion event in the Grand Hall of the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center. Comprised of IUB faculty members from the departments of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and African American and African Diaspora Studies, as well as a distinguished scholar and guest speaker Deborah Smith Pollard from Michigan State University, the panel explored concepts of beauty in music from two distinct, though related perspectives. Representations of gendered body images, male and female, served as one area of focus, while the second topic explored the body of aesthetic values which distinguish African American performance in ways which not only contrast, but often contradict those preferred by the larger American public.
As the need to manage and provide access to collections of digital content grows, the ecosystem of software solutions designed to meet these needs has greatly expanded. Into this pool of software comes Avalon, but what exactly does it do, and do differently, from applications like Sufia or Islandora? Developed in partnership with Northwestern University, the Avalon Media System is an open source system for managing and providing access to large collections of digital audio and video. Used for library services such as Media Collections Online and projects such as IU's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, Avalon is an application that provides a robust set of features related to media access and streaming. Come learn how Avalon's focus on web-based access to audio and video materials is developed to meet the needs of both consumers and stewards of digital collections, as well as the unique role it plays in the world of digital repository software.
Carl and Gerald Huber (Masters), Jon Kay (Director), Traditional Arts Indiana
Since 1843, the Huber family has worked a small homestead located in the Knobs of Clark County, Indiana. Originally from Baden Baden, Germany, the family brought a fruit-growing and winemaking tradition with them to Southeastern Indiana. Like many of their neighbors, generations of Hubers have made a couple of barrels of wine each year for their own table. Winemaking was not a commercial venture until 1972, when Indiana passed the Small Farm Winery Act. Since the Huber family operated a fruit-based farm and had made wine as far back as they could trace their history, they decided to transform their retail fruit farm into the Huber Orchard and Winery.
Knowing that amateur winemaking was different from running a commercial winemaking operation, brothers Carl and Gerald Huber researched the business and trained themselves for their new agricultural venture. In 1979, they produced their first wine for sale. Gerald began competing and winning the Governor's Cup at the Indiana State Fair's International Wine Competition, which is the third largest competition of its kind in the United States. The competition helped the Hubers improve and develop their winemaking tradition and secure their reputation as a premier Indiana winery.
Gerald's son, Ted, began working in the vineyard as a young boy and in the winery as a teenager. At 21, he became the Huber Winery's head winemaker, after his father and uncle transferred the family business to Ted and his cousin Greg. Today, Ted oversees the winery and vineyard on the six-generation farm, while Greg manages the orchard and retail operations, which attract 550,000 visitors each year.
Audiovisual archivists agree that media holdings must be transferred to the digital domain as soon as possible in order to survive. Because this work requires significant resources, it must be conducted as efficiently as possible. One place to realize efficiencies is in the management of the digitization process. This presentation will explore managing effective and efficient 1:1 as well as parallel transfer media digitization workflows. Using the Indiana University Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative project as a case study, Mike Casey will discuss applying the theory of constraints and adapting software development methodologies to efficiently manage 1:1 digitization workflows. This will include a look at working with bottlenecks, scrum methodology, and the daily standup. Andrew Dapuzzo from Memnon Archiving Services will address issues in regulating parallel transfer workflows including the role of workflow management software, the importance of both human and machine quality assurance in each step of the process, the difficulty in maintaining obsolete machines, overall system design and Total Quality Management. The more efficient the digitization workflow, the more we are able to preserve with scarce resources.
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) provides research support for the growing corpus of over fourteen million volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) through a suite of tools for text analysis. This session will introduce attendees to the research services developed by the HTRC. Nicholae Cline and Leanne Nay will also demonstrate HathiTrust+Bookworm and the HTRC Portal, two web-based tools that are ideal for introducing students and scholars to text analysis.
Over 2 billion people now own smartphones, which are actually sophisticated mobile computing devices that can run applications, take photos, access the internet, and collect GPS, motion, and other sensor data. Many people use these devices to access online social media sites, which have also exploded in popularity over the last few years. For example, *each day* over 1 billion people log in to Facebook, and collectively upload about 350 million photos and share nearly 5 billion status updates and other pieces of content. As people use their digital devices and services, they are (without necessarily realizing it) leaving behind "digital footprints" about themselves and their behavior, including the things they "like", the people they communicate with, the places they visit, the photos they take, and so on. This is creating huge datasets about the world and human behavior, that could potentially be used to aid studies in a range of scientific disciplines. In this talk, I'll give a high-level overview of some of our recent work that has used mobile devices and online social media to collaborate with studies in sociology, psychology, and ecology. I'll talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of analysis, including the many sources of potential bias, and very real concerns about privacy.
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries' Digital Collections Services department has offered Digital Project Planning consultation services twice a week since the opening of the Scholars' Commons in September 2014. Data collected from these consultation sessions provides insight into the individuals engaged in digital scholarship projects and initiatives at Indiana University. Building upon analysis performed by Meridith Beck Sayre, Council on Library and Information Resources Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellow for Data Curation in the Humanities, Dalmau and Homenda will provide an overview of emerging digital project planning and data curation trends and needs demonstrated by Indiana University Bloomington faculty, students and staff as well as recommendations for ongoing support of digital scholarship projects and initiatives on the Bloomington campus and beyond.
This introductory workshop will give an overview of how to identify what types of data analysis tools to use for a project, along with basic “DIY” instructions. We will discuss the most common analysis tools for describing your data and performing significance tests (ANOVA, Regression, Correlation, Chi-square, etc), and how they should be selected based on the type of data and the type of research question you have. This is geared towards students or faculty beginning their foray into quantitative analysis of research data, or those who have been around but would like to step back and get a framework for how to navigate basic statistical methods.
Digital preservation is one of those phrases that means a lot to a few people and a little to a lot of people. It is often confused with digitization (preservation by digital), digital curation (of which preservation is a piece), digital asset management (another variant of digital curation), and so on. This talk will lay out the unique characteristics of digital preservation, as well as the practical applications. Expect to learn about recent developments in both the field and within the IU Libraries.
Video bio of Richard M. Fairbanks, inducted to Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2016;
For more than 50 years, Richard M. Fairbanks of Indianapolis was a leader and innovator in radio broadcasting. His company owned and operated 20 radio stations around the country, a television station in Atlanta, cable television systems, a charter airplane company and had interests in real estate. Fairbanks established the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Network when he owned and operated WIBC-FM. He was very involved with professional, civic and cultural organizations and served on many boards including Butler University, Better Business Bureau, United Way of Central Indiana and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Fairbanks was also a director of Merchants National Bank for 20 years. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, established in 1986, has been a benefactor of the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers. Fairbanks died in 2000.
--Words from the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
Gerry and Ralph Dunkin (Masters), Jon Kay (Director), Matt Stockwell (Videographer/Editor), Deborah Justice and Rachel Sprinkle (Music), Traditional Arts Indiana
Gerry and Ralph Dunkin are largely responsible for the increased appreciation for miniature donkeys in the last two decades. They enjoy introducing people of all ages to these intelligent and companionable animals. Their greatest reward is the camaraderie between exhibitors and visitors that extends beyond the Fair, to home and farm.
Gerry Gray and the Family Reunion String Band (Masters), Jon Kay (Director), Ben Schreiner (Videographer/Editor) Cynthia Hoye (Executive Director of the State Fair)
Beginning in 1975 when Gerry Gray, known as the "Mother Hen" was asked to play dulcimer and talk to visitors at the State Fair Pioneer Village, the Family Reunion String Band has entertained fairgoers for over thirty years. Playing for twelve hours a day for twelve days of the fair, the band is happy to see people come back year after year and become part of their extended family at the State Fair. Filled with jokes, improvisation, and good humor, the magnetism of the band and its members has encouraged enthusiastic listeners to become fellow musicians, making their performances into reunions of an ever-expanding musical family.
Géza Szilvay, lecturer, Yvonne Frye, lecturer, Mimi Zweig, lecturer, Päivyt Meller, moderator
A Videoconference Event presented by Sibelius Academy’s Distance Learning Program & the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
Includes: Géza Szilvay and Yvonne Frye of the East Helsinki Music Institute and the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki on The Colourstrings, Mimi Zweig of the Jacobs School of Music on String Pedagogy, and An Overseas Panel Discussion: What is a Good Violin Teacher Like? Discussion led by Päivyt Meller of he Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, with panelists Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye, Réka Szilvay, Valerie Albrecht, Mimi Zweig, Grigory Kalinovsky, Asia Doike, and Rose Scioroni.
It is an interesting time in the libraries for metadata. We have a lot of things described and described well, but is it feasible to keep all of that description in a useful way moving forward? And how do we offer up a ton of items all at once for online access?
Whether it's cataloging records or other descriptive metadata, we seem to now be in transition in the libraries. New systems require that we move metadata into new formats. New massive digital collections require description at a scale previously not encountered. We know the metadata we're going to have after these moves and massive description efforts take place will not be complete or perfect and will probably not be the exact metadata we had before. We have to strategize about what information is going to be the most important for search and discovery and aim to have that information available as accurately as possible, regardless of the transition or the scale.
Join us for a look at the systems and approaches we are taking to manage these messy metadata scenarios. We'll discuss the Libraries' move from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 and the metadata transition happening there, the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative's influx of items requiring mass description and the ramifications and methods being employed, and the future of cataloging records as all libraries look to transition to systems using BIBFRAME. The strategies we employ this time around will inform future metadata moves and mass description efforts.
What does it mean to turn data into Linked Data? That is the question we are attempting to answer with this project. The IU Libraries released the metadata for the Cushman Photograph Collection under a CC-BY license as a CSV file and it is also available as an OAI-PMH harvestable feed in XML. But what would it take to make this metadata part of the Semantic Web and what does that mean for our digital collections moving forward? How might a collection like this available through the Semantic Web help researchers? This talk does not have all of the answers but we do have a story to share involving Cushman, OpenRefine, and RDF. Join us to learn what's happened and how the IU Libraries will use this learning experience to shape our digital collections into the future.
"Let's wait and see what he can do," is what doctors told Sharon after the birth of her son in the 1980s. Fortunately, Sharon didn't wait around. She searched out services for him and as he got older, she continued to advocate for him by enrolling him in a community preschool. There have been many struggles and triumphs over the years, but today Sharon's son is a college graduate with an interest computers.
Karen Scherer began her career as a work adjustment specialist at Morgan County Rehabilitation Center in Martinsville, Indiana. She was soon asked to serve as the coordinator for the supported employment grant received by the center in 1986. In this video, Karen talks about her experiences helping people with disabilities find jobs in their communities, and how the techniques of employment specialists changed after the introduction of supported employment and the passing of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
“We can get things done. Yes, so it just made me more independent,” explains Courtney of her service dog, Donner. After applying for a service dog, it took two more years before Courtney was matched with Donner. Courtney talks about how his presence has enhanced her life.
"If you've ever seen the movie 'Forrest Gump', my mom was kind of like Forrest's mom." Andy was born with cerebral palsy in 1979, but his mom made sure he had the same opportunities as a child without disabilities. In the 1980s, Andy was mainstreamed into school in the first grade. After graduating high school in 1988, Andy attended Vincennes University. He changed majors a few times before landing in the technology field.
In 2005, Andy got his start in comedy. He went to a comedy club and tried his hand at the open mic. He discovered he was good at making people laugh. Now, Andy gets bookings at comedy clubs around Indiana. Andy says, “Just because I have a disability doesn’t mean I can’t be funny, you know.” Andy was interviewed in 2016.
Betty Williams, an active self-advocate, discusses the importance of getting rid of the R-word and shares the story of how self-advocates helped change the name of the state commission in 2008.Betty was interviewed October, 2016.
Erika Steuterman visited the Indiana State Archive in 2013, as a way to face the difficult memories of visiting her older brother at Central State Hospital (Indianapolis) in the 1960s and 1970s. In this video, Erika shares some of those memories, and speaks about what she discovered at the archive.
Muriel LaDuke's third child, Tim, was born in New Albany, Indiana with physical disabilities. A few months after his birth in 1959, a doctor told her not to bother teaching Tim to do anything. When Tim was about five, doctors suggested Muscatatuck. After visiting, Muriel said, "No, I'm not going to do that." Instead, Tim grew up with his brothers at home. His brothers made sure to include him in all the neighborhood activities.
Dee Ann Hart discusses her educational opportunities in the late 1960s and the impact her decision to attend the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired had on her and her family. She attended the school for 14 years, entering in 1969.
“I was like 21 and decided to set down and write a book,” says Melissa. Ever since she was a young child in Lafayette, Indiana, Melissa wanted to write a book about how we are all different in some way or another. Her book is called, “Follow Your Dreams”. Melissa writes about being bullied in school in the 1990s, but she never gave up. She had one high school teacher tell her she would not amount to anything. When Melissa published her book, she visited her high school teacher and said, “See, I wrote a book. I amount to something.” Melissa was interviewed in 2013.
“I remember her having a lot of apprehension,” recalls Patrick Sandy of a meeting with a mother on why her son could succeed in supported employment. When her son was born, physicians told her to put him in an institution and forget about him. Now, Patrick was trying to explain to her why supported employment would be a great thing. He promised the mother her son could return to the workshop if it did not work out. It took a while, but the son found a job. The employer told Patrick, “I don’t know how we did what we do before he was here.” Patrick was President/CEO of Easterseals Crossroads in Indianapolis when he was interviewed in 2016.
Betty Williams, an active self-advocate, received the Champion of Equal Opportunity Self-Advocacy award from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in 2016. Betty speaks about getting involved in the self-advocacy movement back in 1990, the work she has accomplished with her group, and her thoughts on receiving the award.
“We were scratching our heads saying, this is wrong. This isn't the right way to do it, but I'm not sure what the right way is,” describes Patrick Sandy of his experience with the Deinstitutionalization Project at the Developmental Training Center (DTC) in Bloomington, Indiana in the 1970s. The project brought residents of Muscatatuck State Hospital and Training Center to the DTC to live and find opportunities for community participation. After seeing individuals with disabilities have no control, choice or variety in their life, Patrick changed his focus in college to disabilities.
When Patrick first started working in day services, it was just a place to warehouse people. There were few planned activities during the day. President/CEO Easterseals Crossroads in Indianapolis when he was interviewed in 2016, Patrick believes day services are evolving. There is more effort to figure out what the individual with a disability wants to achieve in the community.
Patrick believes parents and university research drove the supported employment movement. Although in Indiana, he feels parents were apprehensive at first. Patrick discusses some of the current challenges facing supported employment and possible solutions. He describes Employment First and Vocational Rehabilitation’s funding of the discovery phase in assisting people find better job matches.
Patrick was asked to share some stories about Steve Savage, his close friend who was executive director of the Arc of Greater Boone County when he died in 2015. “He got involved in the industry when he was in college… When I think about what he brought, first of all, he brought the Savage enthusiasm to the industry. And by that I mean he was just full of energy and didn't take no for an answer. He was just one of these people that could push things forward and he did it in a way where he would make people laugh, he'd engage people as friends,” says Patrick.
“I mean, you know, people 40 years ago were locked in isolated areas,” describes Randy Krieble of restraints used in institutions. “The ammonia sprays were used especially in the children’s unit,” explains Sue Beecher. Professionals in the field of disabilities talk about the physical, chemical and medical restraints used in the state institutions in the 1970s until their closures.
In the 1970s, schools systems throughout the state of Indiana sent children with challenging behaviors to the Developmental Training Center (DTC) for educational support and service. Kim Davis, an employee at the DTC during that time, talks about the typical school day for the children.
"She shouldn't have to be put on a bus and spend 45 minutes on a bus one way to go to school," explains Pat Howey of her daughter's experience at six years old being sent to a school for children with physical disabilities. Pat discusses her educational advocacy for her daughter in the late 1980s in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, sharing how those experiences lead her to become a nationally known special education advocate and consultant. Pat was interviewed in Indianapolis in 2016.