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By Luling Huang When we collect data from the Web through API (e.g., Twitter), we usually receive data in JSON … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
September 21, 2017

Announcing two fall workshops sponsored by TUL Research Data Services

Protecting Your Digital Privacy & Security
Location: Digital...

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Human Sciences
September 15, 2017

Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

Jeffrey Solow, cello

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall

Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.

 

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Performing Arts News
September 14, 2017

Developing an organization-wide culture of assessment is a slow, incremental process. I  get frustrated by this fact at times, particularly when I imagine a perfect world of systematic, routine plans put into place for assessing and demonstrating the value of all we do here in the library and press – supporting faculty, students, and community. But there is more going on at Temple than first meets the eye; examples of assessment and program evaluation that taken together,  are pushing us towards a culture of continuous improvement.

For example, we’ve been using a paper form for...

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Assessment on the Ground
September 14, 2017
3D printers may have been considered a novelty a couple of years ago, but the technology has become increasingly prominent … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
September 13, 2017

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) was established by B’nai B’rith in January 1939, but was originally known as the Philadelphia Anti-Defamation Council (PADC). The organization changed its name in May 1944, to better reflect its dual mission to fight anti-Semitism and organized bigotry, as well as to promote intergroup understanding and cooperation. Although the JCRC developed into an organization that worked to advance both of these goals, the earliest records show their focusfrom 1939 through the end of the Second World War was on investigating and...

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History News
September 8, 2017
By Emily Cornuet This blog post addresses product life cycles, rapid prototyping, planned obsolescence, and a few potential solutions to … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
September 6, 2017

The lovely McCabe Library at Swarthmore College

This summer, on a sweltering July morning, I had a Saxby’s coffee with Mary...

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Assessment on the Ground
August 29, 2017

Jasmine, Cynthia, and Urooj at the Libraries’ Temple Fest table on Wednesday, August 23, photo courtesy Kaitlyn Semborski

Welcome to...

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Temple University Library News
August 28, 2017

Yesterday here at Temple University Libraries we kicked off a new approach to developing our culture of assessment, an Assessment & Analytics Community of Practice discussion to which all staff were invited.

The Kick Off  focused on two recent research projects conducted here: a qualitative interview project with religious studies faculty and the Ithaka S+R /Temple faculty survey. What I want to facilitate at these sessions is the opportunity for staff to think together about how we connect user research to strategic library practice. To that end, I...

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Assessment on the Ground
August 17, 2017

Over the last couple of years, Temple librarians have engaged in two significant research projects with potential for informing our work with faculty. This week’s kickoff for the Libraries/Press Assessment Community of Practice provides an opportunity to discuss these projects with staff and how assessment research can be turned into strategic “next steps”.

This post excerpts highlights from the summary research reports and I hope, provides a “teaser” for Wednesday’s session, when we’ll focus our attention on...

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Assessment on the Ground
August 15, 2017

The Library Search will be updated this weekend in order to remove groupings that merged together “multiple versions” of a work in the search results. This will significantly impact the search results in the Library Search, improving the discovery of different formats and editions. 

This update will kick off on Friday July 28th and should be complete before Monday July 31st. There will likely be incremental changes over the course of the weekend, but throughout this process, you will still be able to access all of our records in the Library Search.

If you...

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Temple University Library News
July 28, 2017

Over the last several years, the American Library Association’s LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association) Assessment Community of Practice has been exploring community interest in a repository for library assessment resources. The repository would provide open access to survey instruments, case studies, raw data – providing the community with a single space for locating and sharing materials.

This spring I conducted a survey on behalf of LLAMA to gauge interest –  379 responses.The majority, 86.8% (n=329) of respondents were from academic libraries,...

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Assessment on the Ground
July 26, 2017
By Matt Shoemaker I am happy to announce that the first and largest phase of the Gen Con 50th Anniversary … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
July 26, 2017

On July 3, 2017, the Libraries, under the leadership of Director of Library Technology and Knowledge Management, David Lacy, launched the Library Search, which replaces Summon and Diamond. The new search is now your gateway to discover books, journal articles, and much more.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information and check the Libraries’ website over the summer for further updates.

Temple University Library News
July 3, 2017

“A make-shift stage, a few actors, some stories to tell, and an audience–that’s all it took to bring the excitement of the theater to the inner city.”

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History News
June 26, 2017

I spoke to Professor David Watt about his new book, Antifundamentalism in Modern America (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Professor Watt is leaving Temple University to begin a new position at Haverford...

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Human Sciences
June 23, 2017

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