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ETD 2012 – PERU JOAN K. LIPPINCOTT COALITION FOR NETWORKED INFORMATION SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Future Scholars and Professionals: The Opportunities of ETDs in Scholarly and Professional Communication
My Perspective: Coalition for Networked Information
Coalition for Networked Information CNI Focuses on innovations in the digital environment for research, teaching and learning Promotes partnerships between and among sectors, e.g. librarians, information technologists, faculty, presses, media producers Shares information broadly An early supporter of ETDs
Focus What will our graduates be doing as professionals? How is research and scholarship changing? What can we do to support the evolving needs of graduate students and future professionals and scholars ? Alif Eyiter
Graduate Studies Trends “Taught” graduate students have increased 77% in the UK in the past 11 years They constitute 20% of UK H.E. students in contrast to research graduate students at 5% Many “taught” graduate students are foreign students in Master’s programs
After the Ph.D. Report from U.S. Council of Graduate Schools Of all new doctorate recipients, 1/3 enter government, business, or non-profit jobs after the degree In health, engineering, & science, over ½ work outside of academe after the Ph.D.
After the Ph.D. At the American Historical Association’s 2012 conference, the President and Executive Director urged graduate students and departments to “get over” the idea that it’s a tenure-track job or failure. They ask why not train graduate students to take advantage of other opportunities (often involving technology) Reported by Jennifer Howard in The Chronicle of Higher Education online, January 8, 2012
History Ph.D.s in Academic Jobs Reported by Jennifer Howard in The Chronicle of Higher Education online, January 8, 2012
Alternate career paths There is increasing recognition that many graduate students will not become full-time faculty Digital information skills can help students find jobs in administration, software development, grant writing, government, and project management Sandia Labs
Our graduates are all members of the information society Students will need to collaborate, innovate, communicate They will need information and technical skills to use in discipline-related work It is not common for the thesis and dissertation process to support development of these skills NDLTD Innovative ETD Winners ndltd-etd-awards-2012-winners
US NASA Scientific Visualization US Museum of Modern Art As professionals or academics, they will all produce digital content
Sciences The Fourth Paradigm Emphasis on data- driven research Ability to mine and manipulate huge quantities of data Capability to combine data from disparate projects in new ways How is research and scholarship changing?
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Human Genome Project Data-intensive research Human_Genome/home.shtml
Humanities & Social Sciences Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology Increased use of multi- media Data-mining for language, trends Exploring geographic relationships Increased reliance on digital data and tools How is research and scholarship changing?
Data-driven reserach Hypercities Maps a rich array of historical, geo- referenced data Lima, Ollantaytambo, New York, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Shanghai, and others
Support for data-driven scholarship and research Many faculty continue to use traditional research methods Graduate students may need support in the process of digital scholarship, leading to a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation Librarians and IT professionals can provide support UBC Library
What can NDLTD members do to accelerate change? Leverage the ETD process as an experience in digital authorship Work within your institutional, college, or departmental culture to develop mechanisms to educate graduate students about digital authorship
Open Access Creative Commons licensing Open Access and Intellectual Property
Formats, standards, preservation
Data management workshops Data management guidelines Data management ht tp://ica.library.oregonstate.edu
Technology experimental spaces U. Calgary Library - Canada Facilities and services that support graduate students Affiliation with a particular department or institute is not required Ownership of technology or grant funds are not required to do research Expert assistance is readily available
Faculty/student involvement in planning a new library facility/technology/services “We can’t wait for the Hunt Library to open so we can further bolster our program by using the whole ecosystem of visualization spaces in the building,” Michael Young, Assoc. Prof. Computer Science whose classes design large- scale games. North Carolina State U., Raleigh, NC, USA
Digital Scholarship Centers support graduate work Offer a range of services Fellowships Cohort of students Daily interaction with staff Workshops, courses, certificate programs One-on-one consultation Online tutorials Create a community U. Virginia Scholars’ Lab
Sponsored summer institute UCLA Library Facilities and services that support graduate students
Everyone has a role
Help prepare the scholars and professionals of tomorrow woodleywonderworks
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