SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

Teaching & Learning Resources

July 20, 2009
Charles W. Bailey, Jr. The Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 4: 7/15/2009.

This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, conference papers, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories.
July 5, 2009
Charles W. Bailey,Jr. Google Book Search Bibliography Version 4: 6/29/2009

This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories.
July 1, 2009
Emerging technologies for teaching and learning

MIT's Technology Review
Ray Kurzweil's AI.net site
Jamais Cascio's "Open the Future"
Online Computer Library Center, 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 2004)
Association of Research Libraries, Transformational Times: An Environmental Scan Prepared for the ARL Strategic Plan Review Task Force (Washington, D.C.: ARL, 2009)
EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee, "Glimpses of Our IT Future: What's Green, Mobile, and Regulated All Over?" EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 6 (November/December 2008)
EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee Individual reports for the years 20002008 can be found on the committee website.
New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, The Horizon Report: 2009 Edition (Austin, Tex.: NMC, 2009)
June 23, 2009
25 Free Stock Photo Sites
Digital Image Magazine, June 22, 2009

Keep in mind that “Royalty Free” does not mean the images are free; it costs money to purchase them. Once you have purchased the photo you don’t need to pay the photographer a royalty each time you use this image.

These sites offer free royalty-free images:

Stock.XCHNG
everystockphoto.com
ImageBase
morgueFile
openphoto
Stockvault
Unprofound
Photo Rogue
Freerange
Geek Philosopher
Cepolina
Abstract Influence
Woophy
Photo Rack
Freepixels
Design Packs
Freefoto
Imageafter
Pixel Perfect Digital
Free Stock Photos
Free Digital Photos
Public Domain Photos
Nations Illustrated
Free Historical Stock Photos
Kave Wall

Additional sources

Pixelbrush list of stock photo sources
Photoree
Free Stock Photography Sites And Reviews
Flickr
Web Photo Mart
Public Domain Image
Sunpix
ForestWander

June 19, 2009
Moodle
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.
What is Moodle?
The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to use Moodle:
* Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
* Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses (known as blended learning).
* Many of our users love to use the many activity modules (such as Forums, Wikis, Databases and so on) to build richly collaborative communities of learning around their subject matter (in the social constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use Moodle as a way to deliver content to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and assess learning using assignments or quizzes.
The word Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, which is mostly useful to programmers and education theorists. It's also a verb that describes the process of lazily meandering through something, doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity. As such it applies both to the way Moodle was developed, and to the way a student or teacher might approach studying or teaching an online course. Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler.
May 27, 2009

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 75: 5/12/2009

This selective bibliography presents over 3,400 English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical. In cases where the publisher frequently changes journal URLs with providing public notification or URL redirection, included URLs are to the publisher's domain, not to individual articles.
The XHTML version of SEPB is designed for interactive use. Each major section is a separate file. There are links to sources that are freely available on the Internet. It can be searched using a Google Search Engine. Whether the search results are current depends on Google's indexing frequency.
In addition to the bibliography, the XHTML document includes:
(1) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (monthly list of new resources; also available by e-mail-- second URL--and RSS Feed-- third URL)
(2) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (directory of over 330 related Web sites)
(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)
Annual PDF Editions
The 2006, 2007, and 2008 annual PDF editions of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography are also available.

Related Article
An article about the bibliography has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Other Digital Scholarship Publications
The following Digital Scholarship publications may also be of interest:
(1) Author's Rights, Tout de Suite
(2) DigitalKoans (Weblog about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues). Rss
(3) Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography
(4) Google Book Search Bibliography
(5) Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite
(6) Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals

 

April 14, 2009
EcoEd Digital Library (EcoEd DL)
Digital resources for teaching undergraduate ecology, such as images, data, animations, articles, and activities, and information to supplement lectures, labs, and discussions, can be shared online and adapted by colleagues for their own courses.
February 19, 2009
The following Digital Scholarship publications may be of interest:
From the following article:
"Literature mining for the biologist: from information retrieval to biological discovery"
Lars Juhl Jensen, Jasmin Saric & Peer Bork, Nature Reviews Genetics 7, 119-129 (February 2006) doi:10.1038/nrg1768

There are numerous literature collections (corpora), software modules and web-based applications for biomedical literature mining. Here we list some applications that can be accessed through web interfaces and a small subset of resources that are useful for developers of new literature-mining systems.
Web-based applications
Information retrieval
E-BioSci
EBIMed
Google Scholar
GoPubMed
MedMiner
PubFinder
PubMed
Textpresso
XplorMed
Entity recognition
iHOP
Information extraction
iProLINK
JournalMine
PreBIND
PubGene
Text mining
Arrowsmith .
Integration
BITOLA
G2D
ProLinks
STRING
Text collections
Full text corpora
HighWire Press
PubMed Central
Tagged corpora
FetchProt
GENETAG
GENIA
PennBioI
Yapex
Information-extraction modules
Entity taggers
ABNER
GAPSCORE
Part-of-speech taggers
Brill Tagger
TNT Tagger
TreeTagger
Parsers
CASS
Collins Parser
Stanford Parser

February 11, 2009
The following Digital Scholarship publications may be of interest:
(1) Bailey, Charles W. Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, 2008 Annual Edition
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition is now available from Digital Scholarship.
Annual editions of the bibliography are PDF files designed for printing. This edition is over 285 pages long.
It presents over 3,350 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories.
(2) Author's Rights, Tout de Suite
(3) DigitalKoans (Weblog about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues)
(4) Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography
(5) Google Book Search Bibliography
(6) Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite
(7) Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals
December 3, 2008
Top 100 Anthropology Blogs
By Christina Laun
University students, academics, professors and those who just love anthropology have helped to create a great assortment of online discourse about the field. They've compiled a list of 100 that are definitely worth a read.
November 28, 2008
100 Blogs That Will Make You Smarter
by Kelly Kilpatrick
Reading blogs doesn't have to be an exercise in futility or a waste of time. These blogs bring you information about politics, technology, science, medicine, an international perspective on life and culture, and much more.
November 4, 2008
eLearning Software
Recommendations from Steven Bell, Temple University.
Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro
Elluminate
Horizon Live Wimba
November 3, 2008
Life Sciences wiki-type web pages
Waldrop M.(2008) "Big data: Wikiomics." Nature; 455 (7209)22-5.
EcoliWiki The community-annotation component of EcoliHub, which integrates information from 19 websites relevant to E. coli.
Gene Wiki Not a site by itself, but an effort to create or update Wikipedia pages on some 9,000 human genes, using data and text from primary gene and protein databases
OpenWetWare One of the oldest and largest scientist-edited sites, OpenWetWare has evolved into an active social network for biologists, hosting blogs, links to labs and special-interest groups and, of course, a long list of lab protocols
PDBWiki A community-annotated knowledge base of biological molecular structures in the Protein Data Bank (PDB)
Proteopedia An interactive encyclopedia of three-dimensional structures of proteins, RNA, DNA and other molecules
Topsan The Open Protein Structure Annotation Network: a wiki devoted to protein three-dimensional structures, including some not yet deposited in the PDB
WikiGenes A specially designed wiki that tracks - and thus allows scientists to get credit for every contribution that's made
WikiPathways A wiki devoted to the community curation and enhancement of biological pathways
Wiki Professional Life Sciences An attempt to create a 'Concept Web' by linking publications on a given 'concept' and enabling user annotation.
October 31, 2008
Bates InfoTip
Each month, Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services distributes a Bates InfoTip -- a brief tip on some aspect of information research that's helpful to researchers, librarians, and other knowledge workers across the globe. These InfoTips have featured everything from great, cool sites loaded with information to free Web-based file storing and sharing tools, to the latest Web book-marking tools.
Silobreaker
Google Maps
SortFix.com
Searchme.com
PowerSet.com
A Few of My Favorite Things
Mining Technorati
Gigablast Takes Off
Clustering On Demand
All the Other Search Engines
Google Can Do That?
October 28, 2008
Library Related Conferences
Compiled by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library. Last updated: October 24, 2008

Alternatives to ChemBioDraw? - SUMMARY
Posted on September 4, 2008 to the CHMINF-L by Jeremy R. Garritano, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Acting Head, M. G. Mellon Library of Chemistry, Purdue University.

• A review of a number of Chemistry graphics packages can be found here (beware of pop-ups though)

• Specific programs:

ACD ChemSketch
BkChem
ISIS/Draw
KnowItAll Academic Edition (free to students, faculty, and staff at degree-granting schools, colleges, and universities)
Marvin Beans
Symyx Draw 3.1
Xdrawchem


September 8, 2008
Teaching Bibliography
Compiled by the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs on behalf of the CUNY Academic Council
August 15, 2008
Publisher-Author Agreements and the NIH Public Access Policy: ARL Releases New Analysis
August 2008
Blogs
Compiled by Claudia Lascar
July 29, 2008
April 2008
April 2008
CMS Matrix (Content Management Systems Matrix) Plain Black Corporation created “CMS Matrix” several years ago in an attempt to provide a comprehensive list of Content Management Systems (CMS). This site is provided as a community service to everyone interested in looking for a means to manage web site content. Here you can discuss, rate, and compare the various systems available on the market today, using specific criteria.
April 2008
The Speckyboy Archive Provides lists of selected resources such as free icon galleries, free blogging platforms, WordPress themes.
February 2008
Open Access Initiatives
Compiled by ACRL
September 26, 2007
Online Database & E-resource Reviews
Compiled by Rose Nelson


Rev. June 2009