IRPE Colloquium: Predicting Graduation for First Time Full-time Freshmen at CSUCI

IRPE Colloquium: Predicting Graduation for First Time Full-time Freshmen at CSUCI
Kristin Jordan (SOC, IRPE) & Jared Barton (ECON) 4/23/18
Where to find info See this IRPE research brief
Characteristics at admission predict graduation: HS GPA, SAT scores, high school curriculum, race/ethnicity, income, parent education. Looking at underrepresented (URM) student achievement gap, income gap (Pell grant or not), first generation college student or not. 
Use info at admissions to explain past graduation rates and also to forecast and understand future graduation rates. Goals: examine which characteristics predict student success, and to decompose achievement gaps into what we can explain and what is left unexplained in understanding those gaps.
Achievement gap characteristics overstated because students appear in more than one category. Achievement gap characteristics are correlated with other known (positive) predictors of graduation.   Our students: their SAT and ACT-converted-to-SAT,…

Citation Metrics and Altmetrics: A Brief Overview (Computers in Libraries 2018)

Citation Metrics and Altmetrics: A Brief Overview
Elaine Lasda, Associate Librarian, University at Albany

Proprietory resources: Clairvariate anlytics, Scopus, Plumx (bought by elsevier used by Scopus). When Web of Science isn't enough or available. Free resources (see resource guide online at conference site).

Citation/Bibliometric tools. is an open source citation database like scopus, very similar. Copernio one stop document retrieval browser add-on.

Clarivate Analytics - vanit yassessment, but can help id hot otpics and bleeding edge of research. Tough to search for specific journal or researcher.
Scopus' CiteScore - Journal metric a ratio like the journal impact factor but includes other than scholarly peer reviewed: includes editorials, conference proceedings, review articles. Percentile rank, citation counts, SNP SJR (SNP supposed to correct for disciplinary differences in impact factor, but only thing that corrects for it really is perce…

"Ruthless Prioritization" at Computers in Libraries #CILDC

Ruthless Prioritization (Track D, Management Tips and Practices)
Rebecca Jones

Whats's in it for them (WIIFT)? WIIFM (What's in it for me)? See Manifesto of Ruthless Prioritization

Manifesto of Ruthless Prioritization: Prioritization "means falling in love with the organization's mission" and "Ruthless prioritization means having the discipline to solve the big, really hard problem rather than being seduced by all the small, easier problems."

Mission: Libraries were created to help people to solve a problem, make a decision, or learn something new.

Leaders are not supposed to encourage people. They are supposed to build encouraging environments for their people to work in. (paraphrase of Rebecca Jones)

Return on investment: what value for customers i being created? How much time will this take? Estimate a return on investment in terms of your missions for each project.

Constraints and dependencies. Whats needs to happen first to allow project to progress? …

AAHHE Workshop: Culturally Relevant Assessment Tools Workshop

13th Annual American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) National Conference, Irvine, CA

President's remarks: Loui Olivas
Gift of books on policy, and one of assessment

Culturally Relevant Assessment Tools: Implications for Policy - Richard J. Tannenbaum (moderator)

Higher ed enrollment reflects range of student diversity (race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual identity and orientation, language and culture. education and development of students ant be agnostic to this diversity.

Assessment is an opportunity o g4t accurate and timely evidence of what student know and can do (selection use, formative, interim, summative). But also app to engaged and motivate students. Culturally relevant assessment provides students with accessible pathways. Differentiated instructional practices, we need differentiated assessment practices.

Equitable (Fair) Assessment
Goal is to maximize opportunity to for students to demonstrate their standing on constructs test is intended…

UC DLFx 2018: Defining and Sustaining Digital Collection and Scholarship Services

UC DLFx 2018
Defining and Sustaining Digital Collection and Scholarship Services Zoe Borovsky UCLA), Mary Elings, Erik Mitchell (UCB), Laura Smart (UCI), Carl G. Stahmer (UCD), Stacey Reardon (UCB) 
Dialogic open space: Panelists will introduce. 
Framing questions What current use cases demonstrate a need for DS? Who are we missing? Demographics of folks we're serving? How are digital outputs changing our collection and preservation strategies and what changes do we need to make in the future? What additional or redeployed resources and labor will be required to provide necessary services? Are current and imagined services sustainable compared to traditional library services? has the questionnaire
No one definition of digital scholarship, but seeing working with different groups on campus, but not sure how working best with that group. Is this question of expertise or infrastructure that we're providing? Different views on best/most sustainable a…

UC DLFx 2018: Keynote by Don Norman

UC DLFx 2018: Keynote by Don Norman

Broad experience.
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~ originally from Nobel Prizewinner, book published in the 1940s. Imposible - no matter what we invent it never turns out the way we want  it to. Easy to predict future, hard part is getting it right.

What he does know about libraries. Rainbow's End, The Name of the Rose. Engelbart's Groundbreaking demonstration of what you can do. Read all sorts of reports, asked lists. Nothing he can tell us we haven't already heard, thought, or do. He should say what he does and how he works and what it is as a designer and what he needs. Design is a way of thinking, of approaching problems. Trying t teach this to all - democratizing design. Don't need to send in experts to tell you your needs and build something to solve needs, and convince you this is what you need. This is standard. Instead, show you how we learn and let you do it yourself with mentoring and tutor…

UC DLFX 2018 Combined Session G Notes

UC DLFX 2018 Combined Session G 

Digital Conversion in the Modern Research Ecosystem
Stefan Elnabli (UCSD) - Media Curation Librarian and Supervisor, Digital Reformatting Operations

Interesting place to be halftime in collections and half in digital collections.
Digital conversion/digitizing isn't just a means of preservation or of access, but foundational to entire creational process of library collections which includes its use in modern research. Files we produce and disseminate should be considered tools.

in service of digital scholarship, and knowledge production, digital conversion is integral to the preservation, access, and future of our digital collections. What is the basis for knowledge production? how do we get from data to knowledge. How do we use our digital collections to answer different kinds of research questions? What is the value of digital collections and how can we measure it?

Token OAIS Model - refers to open archival information system. Producer submits to a …

UC DLFx 2018: Combined Session E Notes

Launching the Digital Lifecycle Program at UCB
Lynne Grigsby  (Head Library IT) and Eric Mitchell, AUL/DCS

Major strategic initiative through Library's strategic planning process. Last year and a half, developing current digitization strategy.

Digital Lifecycle Program Mission and Goals

To convert and publish on a massive scale the UCB collections. (To digitize content and shepherd all digitally converted assets of the library through their lifecycle to service the mission of the library.
Goal 1: Create and manage digitized assets
Goal 2: Have a formal, ongoing, and sustainable digitization program that focuses on the entire digital lifecycle
Goal 3: Provide effective access and widespread dissemination of content

How do you effect this change from ad hoc project based digitization to high throughput.
- Respect and identify multiple digitization streams and make sure they don't conflict (wax cylinder digitization, vendor sourced 2D material digitization, AV content con…

UC DLFx 2018: DeMystifying Data Curation

UC DLFx 2018

Demystifying Data Curation - Vessela Ensberg (UCD), Emily Lin (UCM), Ho Jung Yoo (UCSD), Amy Never (UCB)

Purpose of data curation: FAIR data principles--Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. Qualities of data that make them valuable.
Findable: DOI; Accessible: online, fixity-checked, backed-up---these are called Bit Curation (we depend on technology).

Interoperability: file formats still active, can be open and read
Reusability: metadata to put data in context for researchers to decide whether or not they can use it.
This is curation for long term use.

Curation for long term use:
When: pre-ingest or post-ingest--
How: in depth (documentation happens down to each variable) or limited in scope.
Tension between time, quality, and return on investment

4 models/case studies on how they approached curation in their experience, what skills are necessary, and what difficulty there is in providing those services.

Case 1
Emily Lin - UC Merced
NSF program: Critical Zone Observa…