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Read more about Contemporary Issues in Collection Management

Contemporary Issues in Collection Management

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Cameron, Chiovelli, Deschamps, Grande-Sherbert, Hakimizadeh, Ip, Komarnytska, Nowakowsky, Pei, Pope, Pouliot, Ramsey, Sieben, Trotter, Turnbull, Voy, Wang, Willauer, and McNally

Publisher: Open Education Alberta

License: CC BY-NC

This edited, openly licensed, textbook examines several different issues in collection management. Topics covered include physical vs. digital collections; the impact of BookTok on collections; challenges to 2SLGBTQ+ collections ; ebook licensing; ebook pricing; accessible collections for users with physical disabilities; accessible collections for users with invisible disabilities; "just in time"/demand-driven acquisitions; climate change and collections and research data collections.

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Read more about Peer Review: A Critical Primer and Practical Course

Peer Review: A Critical Primer and Practical Course

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Ford

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-SA

This book is a self-paced, open access training in peer review. In eight modules it asks readers to engage in a variety of activities to learn the who, what, why, and how of peer review. It is geared to library professionals, library school students, or other academic professionals who must understand and/or engage with the peer-review process.

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Read more about Power, Profit, and Privilege: Problematizing Scholarly Publishing

Power, Profit, and Privilege: Problematizing Scholarly Publishing

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Makula

Publisher: University of Kansas Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

This open course introduces students to the scholarly communications system — with particular emphasis on the scholarly journal publishing mechanism — wherein new information is created, evaluated, disseminated, and preserved.

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Read more about Community interventions in obesity-related chronic diseases

Community interventions in obesity-related chronic diseases

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Cirignano, Elnakib, Ensle, and Zellers

Publisher: Rutgers University Libraries (RUcore)

License: CC BY

The rate of obesity continues to climb in the United States in all age groups. National reports, including the Trust for America’s Health annual report State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, highlight key findings and policy recommendations. The need to continue to work towards stabilization of the obesity epidemic could not be more important as consequences of this chronic disease can be dire, potentially affecting physical health with an increase in risk for chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer as well as potentially affecting behavioral health. Curbing the high rates of obesity is particularly of importance when considering the prevalence of childhood obesity, which is on the rise not only in the United States but is also increasing globally. Although there are certain risk factors such as genetics that are not modifiable in this group, there are many dietary, physical activity and environmental factors that are modifiable through lifestyle changes. This course will explore ways to address these lifestyle changes for children through adults with both federally- and NGO- based community interventions that are working towards combating overweight and obesity and how they aim to do so with a health equity lens in mind.

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Read more about The Shallow and the Deep: A biased introduction to neural networks and old school machine learning

The Shallow and the Deep: A biased introduction to neural networks and old school machine learning

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Biehl

Publisher: University of Groningen Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The Shallow and the Deep is a collection of lecture notes that offers an accessible introduction to neural networks and machine learning in general. However, it was clear from the beginning that these notes would not be able to cover this rapidly changing and growing field in its entirety. The focus lies on classical machine learning techniques, with a bias towards classification and regression. Other learning paradigms and many recent developments in, for instance, Deep Learning are not addressed or only briefly touched upon.

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Read more about Quantitative Methods for Plant Breeding

Quantitative Methods for Plant Breeding

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Suza and Lamkey

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

License: CC BY-NC

This open textbook covers common statistics used in agriculture research, including experimental design in plant breeding and genetics, as well as the analysis of variance, regression, and correlation.

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Read more about Cultivar Development

Cultivar Development

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Suza, Lamkey, and Mumm

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

License: CC BY-NC

This open textbook places emphasis on the design of a process pipeline for continuous development of new improved cultivars as a means to implement the cycle of crop improvement. Essential topics in New Line Development and New Line Evaluation are addressed, such as choice of parents, creation of progeny, and evaluation and selection of progeny. Students learn to design a process pipeline to produce improved cultivars that meet a specific product target which represents stakeholders’ needs.

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Read more about International Libraries: An Open Textbook

International Libraries: An Open Textbook

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Reed, Johnson, Severson, Green, Rubin, Windholz, Dehais, Taylor, Gilligan, Wong, Cernik, Davis, Gates, Quinn, Roberts, Wejchert, Lynch, Harrington, Duka, Montini, and Schaefer

Publisher: The University at Buffalo

License: CC BY-NC-SA

International Libraries: An Open Textbook is a reference sourcebook about the libraries and the field of librarianship in non-North American countries around the world. Each chapter in this volume includes a profile of a featured country’s variety of libraries, its library histories, its systems of library education, and its library practices, laws, and professional associations. Graduate students in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Information Science authored these chapters for the LIS 503: International Librarianship course during the summer term of 2019. The text was developed under the a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) as an open educational resource that can be adapted for future sections of the International Librarianship course or for similar courses offered in library and information programs at other institutions.

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Read more about Polimetrics: A Stata Companion to Introduction to Political Science Research Methods - 1st Edition

Polimetrics: A Stata Companion to Introduction to Political Science Research Methods - 1st Edition

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Franco

Publisher: Open Political Science (OPoliSci)

License: CC BY-NC

Polimetrics: A Stata Companion, authored by Dr. Josh Franco, is an Open Education Resource workbook licensed CC BY-NC and designed as a Stata companion to Introduction to Political Science Research Methods.

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Read more about Teaching Apparel Production

Teaching Apparel Production

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Deaton

Publisher: University of Arkansas

License: CC BY

This text was written to provide students and teacher candidates with an introductory understanding of the skills associated with teaching apparel production. The book is broken into units and chapters that focus on essential skills for constructing garments and, more specifically, teaching others how to construct apparel and apparel-related products.

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