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Brazilian Professor to Share ETD Expertise Nov. 4

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
October 28th, 2010

Ana Pavani, an electrical engineering professor at Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will give a presentation about Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) developments in Brazil and Latin America at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Room 104 of the Downtown Campus Library. A reception will follow in the Robinson Reading Room, Wise Library.

Pavani serves on the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Board of Directors and has been instrumental in implementing the national Brazilian ETD program as well as in development of the Latin American ETD Consortium. At PUC, Pavani has designed and managed the implementation of an institutional repository. The current collection contains ETDs, senior projects, journals, books, articles, and courseware.

Pavani is interested in evolving the Brazilian national ETD program. During her visit, she will seek advice from WVU Libraries faculty and staff regarding implementation of multimedia applications in ETDs as well as preservation methodologies.

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Enter to win a $100.00 gift card!

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
October 21st, 2010

Take the WVU Libraries website user survey and enter to win a $100.00 gift card! The WVU Libraries Web Team invites survey responses from all library website users. Participants will need to take about 15 minutes to answer sixteen multiple choice questions and five fill in a response questions to complete the survey. Then they will have an opportunity to register for the prize drawing. WVU Libraries employees are welcome to take the survey but are not eligible for the drawing. The survey is available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wvulibraries_survey.  The drawing will take place after the November break.

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Award-Winning Science Fiction Author James Gunn to Speak at WVU

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
October 20th, 2010

WVU Today

Whether writing about immortality, space, dreams, death, demons, magic or the end of the world, award-winning science fiction author James Gunn has covered it all.

On Oct. 26, Gunn will visit West Virginia University speak about the contributions of another renowned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. His presentation, “Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction to Science Fact,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms. The talk is part of the 2010 David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas.

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Talk to Focus on Open Access and Scholarly Publishing

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
October 12th, 2010

The WVU Libraries will host a discussion on Open Access and its impact on scholarly publishing from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 19 in Health Sciences Library Computer Classroom, LC-1.

Open-access journals are peer-reviewed and provide free online access to full-text scientific and scholarly material. The articles are available to anyone to download, copy, and distribute for research purposes.

The speakers will be Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and Dr. Cameron Neylon, Senior Scientist, UK Science and Technology Facilities Council. Their presentations will be pre-recorded.

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