Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Final Installment of the 2011 Faculty Research Forum Series.

Please join us for the 2011 Faculty Research Forum Series. The one hour forums are held from 12:30 - 1:30, and offer an excellent opportunity for the faculty to share their research interests with faculty, staff, students, and the community. Each hour long forum consists of two twenty minute presentations and a twenty minute question period.

The third and final forum is scheduled for tomorrow, February 3. The final installment this year will be presented by Mr. Orion Wertz, Associate Professor of Fine Art in Painting and Ms. Jacqueline Radebaugh, Assistant Professor of Library Science.

Mr. Orion Wertz will be presenting:

Floating World, Floating Captions

My installation exhibits are comprised of drawings that I turn into stickers and use to "label" a space. This process of converting drawings to labels is a reaction to my place in a landscape of consumerism. I am interested in the dubious space that individual acts must occupy in a world of mass-production and disposability. The artworks are highly legible and appear to fill up space even though they are physically disposable.

Ms. Jacqueline Radebaugh will be presenting:

Searching Library Databases: A Social Approach to Information Retrieval

My presentation will use the study of Social Informatics to propose real life examples of how social activities inherent to information retrieval, such as browsing print library resources, can be implemented in modern journal article databases. I will discuss the popular idea of "berry picking" for information as the basis of my analysis and how this practice directly relates to the social structures that people use to find information. I will then present some ideas of how modern journal article databases can be enhanced to promote activities, such as browsing and chaining of seed documents that are so important to the "conversations" needed to promote research and scholarship.

We hope that you have enjoyed this educational and informative series. Many thanks to the presenters and all associated with the program.

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