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Vincent F. Scalfani; Kevin W. Walker; Lance Simpson; Avery M. Fernandez; Vishank D. Patel; Anastasia Ramig; Cyrus Gomes; Michael T. Moen; Adam M. Nguyen – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2023
Scholarly web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) allow users to interact with information and data programmatically. Interacting with information programmatically allows users to create advanced information query workflows and quickly access machine-readable data for downstream computations. With the growing availability of scholarly…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Scalfani, Vincent F.; Dahlbach, Barbara J.; Robertson, Jacob – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
Chemical substances from theses are not widely accessible as searchable machine-readable formats. In this article, we describe our workflow for extracting, registering, and sharing chemical substances from the University of Alabama theses to enhance discovery. In total, 73 theses were selected for the project, resulting in about 3,000 substances…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Scientific Research
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Scalfani, Vincent F. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Programmatic text analysis can be used to understand patterns and reveal trends in data that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to uncover with manual coding methods. This work uses programmatic text analysis, specifically term frequency counts, to study nearly 10,000 chemistry thesis and dissertation titles from 1911-2015. The thesis and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Scientific Research
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Scalfani, Vincent F.; Sahib, Josh – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
The appearance of 3D printers in university libraries opens many opportunities for advancing outreach, teaching, and research programs. The University of Alabama (UA) Libraries recently adopted 3D printing technology and maintains an open access 3D Printing Studio. The Studio consists of a 3D printer, multiple 3D design workstations, and other…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Academic Libraries, Universities