Author Archives: Christina Chan-Park

About Christina Chan-Park

Christina Chan-Park is currently the Science Librarian at Baylor University. She received her PhD in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia, MS in Information Science from the University of North Texas along with a Graduate Academic Certificate in Digital Curation and Data Management, MPA from the University of Houston, MS in Geophysics from Stanford University, and AB in Geology from Princeton University. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Director at the University of Houston a post-doctoral researcher at The Ohio State University. Like most librarians, she enjoys reading. But more than anything else she enjoys seeing other people succeed and helping them achieve their goals.

ACRL 2013 Poster

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My colleague Eileen and I presented a poster entitled Research Paper Planner:  Students Love It, but Do We Know Why? at ACRL on Friday, April 12, 2013, 2:30-3:30 pm. Here’s a link to the pdf of the poster (ACRL2013Poster).  Just … Continue reading

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Using Fedora and OAIS

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As I mentioned last time, for one of my classes in library school, I am learning about digital curation. We’ve been learning both about the theories and models behind digital curation in addition to getting some hands-on practice with some … Continue reading

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Data Curation Intro

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As I have mentioned before I am currently taking classes for my library degree.  As part of my degree I am planning on getting a certificate in digital curation. What exactly is digital curation and why am I interested in … Continue reading

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2nd Texas STEM Librarians Conference

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Last Thursday to Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual STEM librarians conference in Denton.  The conference almost doubled in size from last year and UNT did a great job of hosting. Librarians from all around Texas … Continue reading

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User-Centered Spaces

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As some of you may realize, in addition to working as the science librarian at Baylor, I’m taking classes towards my library degree.  We’ve been discussing innovative or renovated STEM libraries.  I am particularly interested in the Applied and Engineering Technology … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Rejection

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So after last week, you’ve picked what journal to submit to, and you wait (and wait and wait) to see whether your paper is accepted.  When the day finally comes, your paper hasn’t been accepted.  And if you’re like me, … Continue reading

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Where to Submit an Article

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Since we seem to be talking about scientific writing this month, the question of where to submit your article arises.  Now the easiest thing to do is to look through the list of references you used and see which journal(s) … Continue reading

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Scientific Jargon

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Following up on last week‘s post on the book Scientific English by Day and Sakaduski which has some useful lists of “Problem Words and Expressions” and “Words and Expressions to Avoid,” this week I present a list of terms that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scientific English

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On occasion I plan to review books on the blog.  Some will be of professional interest; others will be of general science interest.  I doubt if too many of them will be for fun (unless I find a really good … Continue reading

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Reading Library E-Books

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So, finally after last week‘s e-book explanation, this week we will actually read library e-books on the Nook (I feel I should give the Nook a name).  We will download books from OverDrive, EbscoBooks, and Ebrary.  After trying, I am … Continue reading

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