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Library Microgrant Recipients

Year

Recipient(s)

Topic

2011 Klimczyk, Linda
Lush, Binky
Schwentner, Karen

Screen Reader's Guide to Navigating Online Library Resources

Abstract:
The Screen Reader's Guides to Libraries resources will allow users of this assistive technology to independently and more easily navigate the Libraries' website as well as our third party tools such as database aggregators, e-journals, library software applications, etc.

Mid-Year Report                     Annual Report

2011 Hswe, Patricia
Meier, John

Data Management Planning for e-Science

Abstract:
The University Libraries will enhance our services to Penn State researchers by inviting an expert from a library that has

already completed an assessment of data management to help with our own planning. In a one-day visit this expert will inform our strategies, helping us to avoid pitfalls and give us the agility to adapt to the unexpected. In preparation for the visit there will be a discussion of focus and content, while afterward future directions will be decided along with assessment of the program.

2011 Osif, Bonnie
Ritchey, Harlan

Research Like An Engineer: The Libraries have the Tools, You have the Talent

Abstract: 
There are over 2800 engineering freshmen at the Penn State campuses with half at the University Park. While some FYS have library instruction, many do not. In addition, studies have shown that engineering students often are not aware of the resources available to them from the Libraries. With the ubiquitousness of Wikipedia and Google, the thought
might be they have found the best information, but in engineering that is defnitely not the case. A fun, fast-moving video to demonstrate the ease and efficiency of using a key engineering resource might encourage the students to have the Engineering Library and its resources their first stop for engineering information.

2011 Reed-Morrison, Laura

Producing Scholarly Books in the Digital Age

Abstract:
Penn State Press and the University Libraries are deeply engaged with the challenges of scholarly communication. As we make the products of scholarship available to wider audiences via e-readers and other forms of digital access, it is crucial that we maintain high standards of efficiency and production. A workshop in XML coding, EPUB files, and Word macros and templates will help the Press's production staff work with manuscripts more quickly and effectively.