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- ItemAcademic Integrity & Plagiarism in a Digital World: The Student-Professor Research Gap(2011-03-02) Raven, Meg
- ItemAdvancing Open: Views from Scholarly Communications Practitioners(Canadian Association of Research Libraries, 2020-04-30) MacCallum, Lindsey; Barrett, Ann; Vanderjagt, Leah; Buckland, AmyThis report identifies key priorities and ideas from the Canadian Scholarly Communication practitioner community who participated in Advancing Open, a “a unique (and free) opportunity for the Canadian academic library scholarly communication practitioner community to convene and explore refreshed strategies to foster open scholarship (including open access, open data, and open education) in Canada.” This event helped identify practitioner-led directions and solutions designed to increase the uptake and commitment to open scholarship that will support a future-ready and competitive Canada where citizens have full access to their institutions’ world-class scholarly research. In turn, this report has been written for the scholarly communications community in Canada to a) use as a discussion instrument with academic library leaders and decision makers and b) strengthen both vertical and peer-level strategic alignment for advancing open scholarship in Canada. The report will also help the scholarly communications community set its own priorities for grassroots action.
- Item"The Alumnae Special" - Interview with Lisa Frechette(2010-08-20T17:10:07Z) Distance University Educational Television
- ItemBarriers and Enablers Affecting Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates Among Mothers in Nova Scotia(Mount Saint Vincent University, 2019-03-22) Millar, Alyssa; MacEachern, Emily; Manning, CayleneThe World Health Organization currently recommends that mothers breastfeed their infants exclusively for the first six months, and to continue to breastfeed for up to two years . These recommendations have been accepted by Public Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Breastfeeding Committee of Canada, and the Dietitians of Canada . However, the current national rates in Canada established by the Canadian Community Health Survey do not reflect these recommendations . In Nova Scotia, there are two databases that collect information on breastfeeding rates; although, due to the sampling profiles used, these rates are not representative of the population . It is widely portrayed in research that exclusive breastfeeding positively impacts both maternal and infant health . Various initiatives have been created to encourage exclusive breastfeeding practices and provide support for mothers; however, the effectiveness of these initiatives is unknown due to the unavailability of current data . Despite the many benefits provided by breastfeeding, a number of intrinsic and external barriers act to prevent mothers from breastfeeding . These barriers negatively impact the current rates of breastfeeding in Nova Scotia and need to be addressed via breastfeeding policies and initiatives to improve the current rates. The purpose of this project is to establish current rates on breastfeeding in Nova Scotia and identify barriers and enablers which affect these rates.
- ItemBreaking the Mould: How Re-examining the Allocation Formula Led to the Creation of a Dynamic Role for the University's Librarians(The Partnership: The Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada, 2007-12-03) Paris, TerrenceA modestly conceived proposal to change a long established allocation formula rapidly evolved into a new model of library service. The new model created five discipline funds groups: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Educational Studies and Business Studies and the assignment of liaison tasks to the five professional librarians and the archivist. The goal of creating a fairer allocation was superseded by more substantive goals intended to: loosen the ties of collections funding to 24 departments by funding groups of cognate disciplines and unique programs of interdisciplinary instruction and research; involve all librarians in the task of collection analysis and development; redefine librarian positions to promote their contribution as full partners with classroom faculty in solving problems and improving research and teaching. Along with improved collections, the ultimate goal is a full integration of the librarians' professional expertise with the University's newly drafted strategic plan
- ItemBridging the Gap: Mediating Student-Professor Research Expectations(2009-12-10T18:41:25Z) Raven, MegIn a 2008 survey at MSVU, university students and professors identified very divergent views regarding student research and little understanding for what the other group believes are appropriate research practices. This session will explore this issue and discuss the role librarians, often caught in the middle, can play as research mediator and instructor.
- ItemBridging the Gap: Understanding the Differing Research Expectations of First-Year Students and Professors(Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 2012) Raven, MegThe project sought to understand the research expectations of first-year students upon beginning university study, and how they differed from the expectations of their professors, in order to provide more focused instruction and work more effectively with professors and student support services.