Expanding the Intellectual Property Knowledge Base at University Libraries: Collaborating with Patent and Trademark Resource Centers

Patent and Trademark Resource Centers are located in libraries throughout the U.S., with 43 being in academic libraries. With the importance of incorporating a knowledge of intellectual property (IP) and patent research in university curricula nationwide, this study developed and evaluated a partnership program to increase the understanding of IP and patent searching methods at universities that do not headquarter a PTRC. This peer-reviewed article describes the methods for establishing those partnerships, summarizes their results, and offers a list of best practices and lessons learned for establishing future partnerships.

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is an open access journal that publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices.

You can read the full article in HTLM from the ISTL Website, or you can download a PDF of the pre-print from UTA Libraries Research Commons.

Recommended citation:

Wallace, Martin, and Suzanne Reinman. “Expanding the Intellectual Property Knowledge Base at University Libraries: Collaborating with Patent and Trademark Resource Centers.” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, no. 88 (Winter 2018): doi:10.5062/F4JM27WK.

Library 2.017: Makerspaces

My presentation at Library 2.017: Makerspaces, “Competencies-based Course Integration of Academic Library Makerspaces,” was about the Maker Literacies Program at UTA Libraries. Please accept my apologies for failing to hit my record button until a few minutes into the presentation. You can download my slides to see the couple that were missing from the video. There were also some audio anomalies that were not my fault, and I apologize for those too 🙂

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International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) 2017

Several of us here at UTA Libraries had the privilege of attending and presenting our work at the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, between September 24-27, 2017. I posted a report with lots of links on the UTA Libraries Thinking Outside the Stacks blog.

Slowdive at Fortress Festival

Thanks to my awesome BFF and RRP LROB who bought me an early birthday present… a ticket to see Slowdive at Fortress Festival in Fort Worth! I was really excited to see them again after almost 25 years (I last saw them at Trees circa 1993 when they opened for Catherine Wheel). Since Slowdive is pretty much my favorite band ever, I was nearly sick from anxiety/anticipation… I seriously thought I might throw up; but when the show finally began I soon felt my self at ease and melting into the cacophony of swirling guitars and beats.

I was slightly disappointed with the sound engineering. I don’t think the engineers were prepared for this type of audio onslaught. Rachel Goswell’s vocals were too pronounced in many songs where they should have only barely peaked above the melodies, and some of the nuances of their unique style/technique seemed missing. I’ve never been a big fan of live shows (especially large outdoor festivals) to begin with, so I didn’t have extremely high expectations going in. I was there for the nostalgia and a few hopes for catharsis, which ultimately I did achieve. I’m so glad to have been present. [note: the only thing that would have been better is if LROB had been there with me… sigh.]

I took several photos but only got one video, posted here.

Before I posted that, I discovered that someone else recorded/posted this song also (who must have been standing directly to my left and slightly behind me–I’m actually in the far right edge of the video toward the end when he pans to the right). His is slightly better quality, less shaky, but I’m in a better position:

And I found this one. If you look closely you can see me up near the front… you can barely see the back of my head below and and slightly to the left of Christian Savill’s guitar headstock… I’m wearing red and white plaid:

And this video of Sugar for the Pill:

And this (terrible quality, can’t imagine what must have been wrong with his/her device, I include it here just for memory’s sake):

Last but not least, my photos (sorry, I don’t have the patience to give them all titles and captions, maybe I’ll do that another time!). All my photos are licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike NonCommercial. They’re just crappy iPhone photos and I’m not a professional.