I gave a talk for one of our monthly College research presentations on Functional Search Problems among MEDLINE Databases (see link to Zoom for the recorded video). Slides are on GitHub.
I gave a presentation on increasing participation in online discussion forums to members of my college. The notes and slides are on GitHub and the video is on my School's website, along with videos on flipped classroom instruction from some of my wonderful colleagues. These may be helpful to others teaching online for the first time.
- Editorial on Retrieving arguments and support after publication: Archiving links in communication research published in Communication Studies with Patric Spence. 2020.
- Research paper on Search result outliers among MEDLINE platforms published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association with Robert Shapiro, Tyler Nix, and Jeffrey Huber. 2019.
- Research paper in-press and due out March 2021, titled What documents cannot do; Revisiting Polanyi and the tacit knowledge dilemma in Information & Culture.
- Research paper under third round of review, titled Methodological issues with search in MEDLINE: A longitudinal query analysis (preprint link to bioRxiv) in PLOS ONE.
- Research paper in writing and analysis stage examining how the presentation of and metadata in news articles influences perceptions of fake news, with Renee Kaufmann and Anthony Limperos.
Recent Conference Papers
- Paper on Evaluating MEDLINE: Exploring the mechanisms responsible for variances across platforms accepted to EAHIL in Łódź, Poland. With Robert Shapiro, Tyler Nix, and Jeffrey Huber. June 2020. The conference has been postponed to Autumn 2020 due to COVID-19 (I will unlikely be able to go during this time).
- Paper on Bibliographic subject analysis of fake news accepted to QQML 2020 Barcelona, Spain. With Jenny Bossaller. May 2020. Presented virtually due to COVID-19.
Work in Progress
- Research and Creative Activities grant awarded for a fake news project titled How news articles as documents influence perceptions of fake news in the amount of $2,336. With Renee Kaufmann and Anthony Limperos. February 2020. University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information.
I will be on a sabbatical writing a book and preparing a grant submission.
I'm teaching an extra course this semester to help with pandemic related issues. Normally it's a 2/2 course load.
ICT 418: Linux Systems Administration:
Undergraduate course covering systems administration using the Fedora
GNU/Linux operating system. Topics include Bash scripting, managing users,
installing, securing, and managing services such as MySQL, and more.
Lectures and demonstration transcripts are stored in my GitHub repo
LIS 690: Electronic Resource Management:
Graduate course on managing electronic resources for libraries. Topics
covered include the technologies and systems involved, legal issues such as
managing copyright, and more. Lectures are stored in my GitHub repo
ICT 201: Personal Knowledge Management: Undergraduate course on managing personal information and knowledge work flows. I would share my lectures and resources for this course, but I'm working on a major revision and will wait until that revision is complete.
ICT 420: Semantic Web Development:
Undergraduate course focused on HTML5, CSS3, JSON-LD, and Git as well as
usability and accessibility. Main software tool: text editor, SFTP, GitHub.
Notes and demos are stored in my GitHub repo here:
LIS/ICT 658: Knowledge Management: Graduate course on organizational knowledge management with some emphasis on disaster and risk management and communication. Although this is an online course, students are central in selecting specific readings.
Current Git Repos
- The medline project includes R code for a research project about MEDLINE databases.
I maintain two Linux servers for colleagues and students at my School to support class activities. I use one dedicated server to host WordPress and Omeka installations that support the library science and the information and communication technologies (ICT) programs. I use a separate virtual machine on a hosting service to provide shell and MySQL accounts to support several courses in our undergraduate ICT program.
- Let's Dance
- On Sudoku
- On Carrots
- Primate Lessons
- On Solace
- Surreality Polarity Reversal
- Dear Mom
- Not That 1984
- On the Historical Person
- A Pictorial List
- On Covid19 and Keystone Species
- On Marriage
- On Teaching Linux
- Dark Nights
- On Revising
- On Distractions
- A Distro Hop
- On Conspiracy Theories
- Earth's Holocaust
- Come Sail Away
- On the Bookshelf
- The Chronicles
- Past Colleagues
- On Consistency
- Restaurant Dreams
- 35 Days
- An Action Under Which Description
- The Slow Down
- I'd Rather
- It's the Little Things
- On Research Speed
- On Stress Relief
- On Sheltering
- On Social Distancing
- Losing a Walker Friend
- When a Baby Cries as a Toddler
- Converting Markdown to HTML with Table of Contents Using Pandoc
- Switching Window Managers
- Remembering Some Text
- Some Observations on Usability Pertaining to a Child
- Bad Superblock
- A Quick Bash One-Liner and Children
- Tidyverse Skeptic Too
- Make Email Fun
- Some Routines I Find Calming
- The Product
- The Walkers
- On Solitude
- On Writing and its Tools
- Using Ed, The Standard Text Editor
- Keeping it Minimal