End of the Semester Picnic Social

Update: The rainy day location of the social will be the SLIS lounge (via Facebook)

See the Facebook Event for more details!

ASIS&T will be co-hosting the end of the year SLIS social with SAC. You can RSVP on the Facebook event above.

Well hello SLISers! We’ve finally made it to the end of another school year. As a way to celebrate the end of the year, our successes as students, and to send off our graduating classmates, SAC and ASIS&T are hosting a Farewell Adios So Long Potluck Picnic Eatery Extravaganza on May 3rd beginning at 4:30. This picnic will take place on the quad in front of Gorgas Library. Bring a dish, a blanket to sit on, and some preparation for good times while we enjoy the beautiful scenery of UA’s campus!

Don’t forget to bring a dish and label for your food item if it needs it.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Research Forum Order

The Intelligence Archives of Former Authoritarian Regimes:
Releasing and Handling of those files
By: David Blum

Conscious Literacy
By: Joe Kimbrough

Earthquake Preparedness in Libraries and Collections
By: Miranda Webster

The Case for a Small Reference Collection
By: Robert Burgess

The Impact of E-book Lending in Regards to the Northwest Regional Library
By: Anthony Paganelli

“Know Thine Enemy”: Understanding Cultural Heritage Thieves**
By: Brittany Turner

Nothing Like the Real Thing: Primary Sources in the K-12 Classroom- Outreach Implications for Archives and Special Collections
By: Patricia Vlastnik

From the Sword to the Pen: A Social History of Archives in Medieval England
By: Becky Baltrusaitis

**Indicates the presentation will be provided via Wimba

The 1st Annual SLIS Student Research Forum

The 1st Annual SLIS Student Research Forum

Sponsored by Student Chapter of the

American Society for Information Science and Technology

Date: April 13, 2012

Location: Gorgas Library (SLIS) Room 532 & 503

Full program to be streamed online at: http://tinyurl.com/3r3cubl


Introduction & Special Presentation from Dr. Dan Albertson: 9:00 a.m. -9:20 a.m.

Paper presentations: 9:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Poster Presentations & Light Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks: 12:05 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

1.20.2012 ASIS&T Minutes

Start: 1:00 p.m.

Attendance: Elizabeth Levkoff, Rebecca Doom, Jamie Burke, Miranda Webster, Stephen Deloney, Beth Dobson,  Kristen Bailey

Discussed plans for semester. Guest speaker ideas welcomed. No ideas.

Discussed a future social event. Decided to wait to determine where we would eat.

Discussed the planning of a SLIS conference.

Discussed Twitter Trivia and how that could be implemented. Discussed making a social event where DE students could participate.

Discussed how members of ASIS&T could create presentations about topics with which they have familiarity. Suggestions: Facebook Privacy Settings

Asked for volunteers for the position of Vice-President. Jamie Burke nominated Rebecca Doom. The floor voted, and Rebecca Doom was elected Vice-President. Therefore:

President: Elizabeth Levkoff

Vice President: Rebecca Doom

Web Master: Audrey Taylor

Secretary: Ashley Crace

Treasurer: William Landau

Note: William Landau has been given permission to act as secretary in any financial situation including banking proceedings.

Meeting Ends: 1:06 p.m.

ASIS&T Webinar: Institutional repositories and local practice: sharing experience and lessons

Join us for a free (ASIS&T members)  Webinar on February 29

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


Institutional Collaboration for Research Data Management
The Purdue University Research Repository is an institutional approach to address data research needs. The collaboration has been successful because of three critical partners: the Office of the Vice President for Research (sponsored funding expertise), HUBzero (TM) team (research collaboration platform expertise) and the Libraries (data curation & preservation expertise). Presents an overview of the collaboration, functionality of the platform, and impact on librarians and researchers.

How a Repository Can Help You, the Researcher
This discussion focuses on the benefits researchers receive from partnering with their libraries to preserve and make broadly accessible their scholarly research output by utilizing repository software and infrastructure.  It will explain the various components that must be in place to utilize these services.  Components include: copyright, licenses, file formats, file versions.

Developing an Institutional Repository at Indiana State University
This discussion focuses on ISU institutional repository, Sycamore Scholars, for publishing and archiving ISU theses and dissertations and other scholarly materials. Ms. Wang provides technical support for the Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project. She also participates in ISU digital preservation project via MetaArchive and LOCKSS as a cache administrator and plugin developer.


Institutional repositories and local practice: sharing experience and lessons.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Speaker: Dr. Chirag Shah, Virtual Referencing to Social Q&A and Back

Don’t forget, November 10th!

Facebook Event

Event Info

More about Dr. Chirag Shah
Dr. Chirag Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Library & Information Science (LIS) within the School of Communication & Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University. His research interests include various aspects of interactive information retrieval/seeking, especially in the context of online social networks and collaborations, contextual information mining, and applications of social media services for exploring critical socio-political issues. He is also interested in various theoretical and practical aspects of information as a thing, and online information propagation. He has been working in the field of social Q&A for several years, and has produced many substantial contributions and recognitions, including the OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant for studying modalities, motivations, and methods for online Q&A, as well as an IMLS National Leadership Grant with Dr. Radford from Rutgers and Dr. Connaway from OCLC for creating “Cyber Synergy” between virtual referencing and social Q&A services.

ASIS&T Webinar: Envisioning Science and Technology

Title: Envisioning Science and Technology
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM Central
Cost: $20 for ASIST Members, $49 for Non-members
Reservations: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/756023558

System Requirements
Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server or Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Recent developments in data mining, information visualization, and science of science studies make it possible to study science and technology (S&T) at multiple levels using a systems science approach. At the micro-level, the impact of single individuals, specific works, or legal frameworks can be examined. At the meso-level, the expertise profiles of institutions can be compared or the trajectories of student cohorts can be modeled. The macro-level provides a 10,000 foot view of the continuously evolving geospatial and topical landscape of science and technology and the global import/export activities, innovation diffusion, and brain drain unfolding over both spaces. Relevant works and maps are featured in the international Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit (http://scimaps.org) and the Atlas of Science (http://scimaps.org/atlas).

The first part of this talk will present research results and case studies that aim to increase our scientific understanding of the inner workings of S&T. The second part introduces novel approaches and tools that improve information access, researcher networking, and research management. The talk concludes with an overview of data services and plug-and-play macroscope tools developed at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center in support of data mining and visualization.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes taken by Ashley Crace

ASIS&T Meeting 11/2/11 5pm central


  1. Elizabeth Levkoff
  2. Greg Carr
  3. Ashley Crace
  4. Audrey Taylor
  5. Patty Crow
  6. Stephen Asbury
  7. William
  8. Mike




  • Meeting began at 5:01pm CST
  • Amendments to constitution to split treasurer/secretary and include technology coordinator position
  • Definition of technology coordinator?
  • Vote on creating positions. Vote=majority to create
  • No hazing, University of Alabama policy
  • Dues and fines-cannot implement until after January 1st,  $40 for national, $10 to join just student chapter.  Vote=majority votes yes
  • Benefits of joining national: JASIST, networking, job line, conferences
  • New membership form: on website and Facebook
  • What other student groups do: trivia night, how to presentations, blogs, etc.
  • What do we want to be about?  How often to meet?
  • Tornado relief project volunteering, coordinate with other organizations in SLIS, SAC VP trying to coordinate
  • Bama Buddies?  Elizabeth will pursue
  • Social media: Facebook, twitter, website, twitter room
  • Dr. Chirag Shah event from Rutgers, November 10th approx. 1 hour, big deal in ASIS&T; try to get good showing
  • Chapter of the year/Poster presentations:  What does a good chapter look like?  Cool tools, updating weekly or twice weekly, new sites, linking to technology and speakers on site, social media and blogs about current events

William-distributed computing: with personal PC, research projects throughout world, lend hard drive to research projects for computing power to conduct research http://www.galaxyzoo.org/

  • November 17th plan? Working on program idea
  • Content for website based on individual interests twice a month
  • Discussion of advertising for events and programs

Adjourned 5:27 pm CST