Program for the 2011 PDI

10:00 AM

Session Title:
The Drupal Content Management System at CSU Libraries
Presenters:
Gregory Vogl
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
Drupal is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP. CSU Libraries implemented Drupal on its website in July 2010. This presentation will include: 1. What Drupal can do: features, modules, themes, and uses 2. Practical tips: planning, installation, configuration, use, and maintenance 3. Libraries implementation of Drupal: needs, process, challenges, lessons learned, and future possibilities
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals and departments interested in implementing and using Drupal or similar open-source systems for managing web-based content

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Thinking Outside the Box: Things to do in RamCT that it wasn't meant to do.
Presenters:
C. Ian Gordon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
This session will cover uses and applications of RamCT that step outside the realm of specific teaching. We will cover the use of the grade book and accessing lesson and activity grades through ODS for analysis of effectiveness across sections and standardizing delivery for multiple sections. In this application we are currently planning on using assignment scores for accreditation purposes. We will also look at using RamCT to track student application processes and progress through the program and creating a new faculty orientation and training section. We will close by brainstorming discussing other possible uses and solutions that may be resolved by using RamCT.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help faculty, staff and administrators think 'outside the box' when considering uses for RamCT.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
RamSelect
Presenters:
Matt Smith,Mike Triplett
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
RamSelect is a tool available in ARIESweb that allows users to define a population of students based upon customizable criteria, and then either email that population or view data items pertinent to that population. This session will focus on the basics of using RamSelect, demonstrate setting up some sample populations/queries, and - time permitting - will examine some of the more common types of populations being selected, as well as looking at some things to be aware/careful of when using RamSelect.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department/College staff needing to be able to email/query basic information about students without having to use any kind of structured programming language in order to obtain the information.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
From Cuneiform to e-Reader
Presenters:
Diana Wess,Janet Bishop
Category:
Outreach
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
This session will begin in 203 Morgan Library with a short video and instructions on how to handle rare materials. Attendees will be expected to wash their hands or wear gloves; no pens or food or drink are permitted. The session will then move into the Special Collections Reading Room where Janet Bishop will give an introduction about the department. Diana Wess will talk briefly about the pieces on exhibit. Attendees will then have time to handle the materials.
Goals and Target Audience:
Acquaint researchers, faculty and staff, with the fine artifacts the Libraries has that are available for their research needs or class instruction. Many faculty currently bring students (history, art, language, music, archaeology) to view items in our collection that are related to their class instruction. Also, its just fun to handle a 4,000 year old cuneiform; examine a 500 year old book; be surprised by hidden paintings!

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Building Your Personal Archive
Presenters:
Linda Meyer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
What types of materials should you save to document your own history, and what are the best ways to preserve them? This session will provide ideas to answer these two questions, and will explore a variety of approaches to begin or continue the process of building a personal archive.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session offers helpful information for those who want to collect documents, photographs, news clippings, electronic media, and memorabilia related to their lives. Participants will learn methods for evaluating, creating, organizing, preserving, and sharing their collections.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Submission and Archival Process for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
Presenters:
Peter K. Dorhout,Shu Liu,Cindy Befus
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
The Colorado State University Libraries and the Graduate School have been implementing a submission and archival process for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). As of January 1, 2011, all theses and dissertations will be required to be submitted electronically through ProQuest/UMI. This session will cover format of the Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD), steps to create the ETD, and the ETD submission process. Additional information related to copyright, embargos, and technical assistance will also be covered.
Goals and Target Audience:
Review the updates and changes to the new electronic submission. •Format of the ETD •Steps to create the ETD •ETD submission process •Replacement of the Signature page with the Thesis/Dissertation Submission Form •New Title page and abstract page format Target Audience – Graduate coordinators, faculty and staff who work with graduate students.