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RU Libraries' staff win New Jersey Library Assoc's technology award

The Libraries congratulate three staff members who won the New Jersey Library Association's College and University Section (CUS) Technology Innovation Award for 2012, for their work on RUanalytic: Video annotation tool - enabling learning, transforming scholarly publication.

The RUanalytic allows faculty members to create a playlist of video clips that can be annotated, analyzed, and published for use in research, dissertations, and instruction. The RUanalytic also enables users to include annotations specific to each clip and clips from multiple videos.

The RU Libraries developed the RUanalytic video annotation tool after intensive design research for an National Science Foundation funded mathematics education grant, in collaboration with the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. The grant involved making 400 hours of mathematics education videos available along with tools to support their use. The Libraries studied how researchers and graduate students analyzed the videos, as they looked for evidence of learning and progression in reasoning in students solving mathematics problems.

The RUanalytic team members - Chad M. Mills, Rutgers Digital Library Architect; Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems; and Yang Yu, Rutgers Library Database Architect - will demonstrate the RUanalytic project at the Technology Innovation Forum on Tuesday, June 5th, at the New Jersey Library Association's Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.

The Technology Innovation Award will be presented at the College and University Section Luncheon on Wednesday, June 6th. Registration information for the conference is available online at:

Posted April 18, 2012