Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Tools and emerging metrics for articulating your research impact
Presenters:
Michelle Wilde,Allison Level,Merinda McLure
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Your research makes an impact at CSU and beyond. Come and discover how new metrics are changing the ways we look at and evaluate scholarly impact. What value can new tools like Altmetrics and ORCID offer? Why are older established tools such as Web of Science still relevant?
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn about new scholarly impact metrics such as Altmetrics and ORCID. This session will be of interest to individual researchers, members of research groups, graduate students, representatives of CSU departments, and others.

Tuesday, January 13th

3:15 PM

Session Title:
Mass OSX image deployment leveraging DeployStudio
Presenters:
Robert Kidd
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Saving time is a daily concern for system administrators, especially with the increase of minor interventions requested by end-users: accidentally modified system preferences, third-party applications instability or misconfigured, wrong access rights, etc... OS X is stable and robust but the capacity to (re)install completely a workstation or a server in a few minutes following a preset workflow that automatically restores the right disk image, configures and backs up what was planned by the administrator is a real benefit in terms of time and money. DeployStudio was designed this way, in order to manage flawlessly large deployments of workstations, servers and cluster nodes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Present DeployStudio as a fully automated imaging solution for OSX deployments. Show how to create an image for deployment. Show how to deploy an image to an Apple computer. Show how to create workflows and tasks to fully automate image process. Show how to bind OSX computers to Active Directory and Open Directory using built in tasks. Audience: IT administrators looking for a freeware imaging solution for apple OSX systems.

Wednesday, January 14th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
History on the Web: Getting Started
Presenters:
Naomi Lederer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Achieve your history research goals by learning about Web sites with primary sources. CSU’s History Librarian will show where links to some topical sites can be found (for example, US History, Colorado History, World War I, World War II, Medieval Europe, Medieval Middle East, etc.)—and what selected sites look like. See images of scrolls, books, documents, photographs, and posters. See and hear stories told by war veterans. While the bulk of the sites shown will be on the free Web, a select number will feature library databases available only to CSU affiliates. A brief amount of time in the session will be spent discussing how to find primary sources on the Web so that attendees interested in additional historical topics will have some strategies for finding resources on them. Please keep in mind that not every historical event has digitized resources, and, in addition, geographical location (or more to the point, the government(s) in certain places) can play a huge role in the likelihood of there being funds and/or willingness to digitize and/or make available materials to researchers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of really valuable primary sources out there!
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will leave having seen dozens of Web sites with primary sources of interest to research in history. A jump-off URL will be provided so that after the session attendees will be able to view the shown sites (and many others) at their leisure. Anyone interested in history is the targeted audience.