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Inside this edition

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In addition to the news of our recent success on the NSF grant, this edition of the LTS News focuses on three important topics: accessing and using Lehigh faculty scholarly output through Lehigh Preserve, curating and saving research data for long-term preservation through our Data Curation program, and highlighting security awareness through campus outreach.

— Bruce Taggart, Vice Provost

Events

OCT Author speaks on Lehigh alum James Ward Packard
4:10pm
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NOV Scholar Speaks on "How to Spot a Fake Galileo"
4:10pm
14

Exhibits

Laboratories Invented and Reinvented, a new Special Collections Exhibit
August 19 - December 21, 2013

I SPY Lehigh photo exhibit and contest in the EWFM Library Lobby
September 1 - October 13, 2013


LTS Seminars

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NEW THIS FALL - Lehigh Gmail seminars for new users and those thinking about migrating to Lehigh Gmail. Learn more about LTS Seminars


LTS Stat

162,846
Number of Lehigh Preserve downloads

Lehigh Awarded $385,000 NSF Cyberinfrastructure Grant

Photo of large steel parts used in structural and civil engineering research related to cyber infrastructure

Lehigh University has been awarded $385,000 by the National Science Foundation for the construction of a Science DMZ to improve campus connectivity to the growing national research cyberinfrastructure. The grant will vastly improve the movement of high-volume and time-critical engineering and science data flows in support of structural and civil engineering research at the Imbt Lab on the Mountaintop campus... read more


Lehigh Preserve: Open Access to Lehigh Scholarship

Photo of Linderman Library circa 1905 from Lehigh Preserve

Lehigh’s new institutional repository, Lehigh Preserve, is an online open access archive of Lehigh scholarly output. Since June 2012, 3,937 items have been uploaded, including theses, dissertations, Fritz Lab Reports, ATLSS reports, photographs, and posters and programs from theatrical productions. In addition to historic photographs of Lehigh, Special Collections has uploaded exhibition catalogs that date from 1958 to the mid-1980s. The nearly 4,000 items in Lehigh Preserve have been downloaded a total of 162,846 times. LTS envisions Lehigh Preserve as a way to support the University’s mission by greatly expanding access to scholarly materials from Lehigh authors and invigorating worldwide scholarly conversation... read more


LTS Promotes Cyber Security Awareness

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This October celebrates the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a program created as a collaborative effort by the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to “ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.” This year’s theme is Our Shared Responsibility, which emphasizes that if each of us does our part to implement stronger information security practices, we collectively make these resources more secure for everyone... read more


Data Curation @ Lehigh: Managing Research Data Through Its Lifecycle

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Researchers continually cull new data from experiments, simulations, observations, surveys and other research activities. The resulting data sets are highly variable in size, ranging from kilobyte-level excel files to megabyte-level high-resolution images. They also vary in format, encompassing paper-based notebooks to multi-media records. Data collection techniques also vary, from hand-typed data entry to high-performance computing. Data curation services are emerging across the higher education to ensure that these data sets are secure, discoverable and re-usable... read more

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