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Charlotte Erdmann

 

Associate Professor of Library Science
Engineering Librarian, Coordinator of Collection
Purdue University Libraries

Contact Information:
Purdue University Libraries ENGR
504 West State Street
West Lafayette IN 47907-2058


Phone: (765) 494-2872
FAX: (765) 496-3572
Email: erdmann@purdue.edu

 

Education:

M.A., Librarianship and Information Management, University of Denver, 1980.
B.A., Education, Concordia College, St. Paul, 1979.

Research Interests:

Intellectual property issues in the educational experience
Patent prior art searching
Statistical analysis of electronic library collections
Digitization of Purdue University engineering documents
Use of all types of information sources and data in the Engineering and Technology curriculum

Professional Service :

American Society for Engineering Education (1985-)

Engineering Libraries Division
Immediate Past Chair 1998-1999
Chair 1997-1998
Program Chair/Chair Elect 1996-1997
Secretary-Treasurer 1995-1996
Director 1988-1990
Bylaws Committee 1998-1999 (Chair)
Nominating Committee 1986-1987, 1998-1999 (Chair), 2004-2005
Publications Committee 1986-1995

Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Association (1992- )
  [formerly Patent and Trademark Depository Library Association]

President 2004-2005
Vice-President 2003-2004
Secretary 2002
Region 8 Representative 2000-2002
Conference Committee 2002-2003
Mentoring Task Force 2002, 2012

Patent and Trademark Resource Center, United States Patent and Trademark Office (1991- )
  [formerly Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program]

 

Purdue University Libraries Representative (1991-)
Fellowship Librarian (July 1, 1998 –June 30, 1999)

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) (2011- )

Purdue University Libraries Representative  

Purdue University

University Senate, (Two terms)
University Resource Policy Committee (Two terms)

Publisher Advisory Board

Begell House, 2009-

Publications:

Erdmann, Charlotte.  “Standards for New Educators: Guide to ABET Outcomes and Standards Availability in Libraries.” Annual ASEE Conference Proceedings, Louisville, Kentucky, June 22, 2010. Paper AC 2010-939:  http://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=23488  Presentation: http://depts.washington.edu/englib/eld/conf/10/UseNow2010ASEE_Charlotte_Final.pptx

 

Harding, Bruce and Charlotte Erdmann. “Leveraging the Internet and Limited On-Campus Resources to Teach Information Literacy Skills to Future Engineering Practitioners. Annual ASEE Conference Proceedings, Louisville, Kentucky, June 22, 2010.  Paper AC 2010-1360: http://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=23909  Presentation: http://depts.washington.edu/englib/eld/conf/10/UseNow20100ASEE_Charlotte_Bruce_Final.ppt

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Changing Library Vendor Contracts: A Case Study of Acquiring E-Books from an Online Vendor.”   ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.  AC 2009-2500.  16 pages.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Finding Your Way through the Trademark Information Maze.” Science and Technologies Libraries. Pages 137-160. (Published in 2004)

Also published as:

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Finding Your Way through the Trademark Information Maze.” In Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives, edited by Virginia Baldwin. New York: Haworth Press, 2001. Pages 137-160. (Published in 2004)

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Using Patents to Identify Emerging Trends in Biomedical Engineering.” Session 2209.  Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee. 12 pages.  

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Finding Your Way Through the Patent Information Maze: Tips for Searching Inventors and Assignees.” DttP: A Quarterly Journal of Government Information Practice and Perspective 30, no. 3/4 (Fall/Winter 2002): 18-21.  

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Resource Sharing in Engineering and Science Libraries.” Science and Technology Libraries 19, no. 3/4 (2001): 39-55.

Also published as:

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Resource Sharing in Engineering and Science Libraries.” In Engineering Libraries: Building Collections and Delivery Services, edited by Thomas W. Conkling and Linda R. Musser. New York: Haworth Press, 2001. Pages 39-55.  

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Design Projects: Librarians and Faculty Working Together.” In Proceedings, Frontiers in Education, Twenty-First Annual Conference , Engineering Education in a New World Order, September 21-24, 1991, West Lafayette, Indiana, p.313-314.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Improving the Information-Gathering Skills of Engineering Students.” Engineering Education 80, no. 4 (May/June 1990): 456-460.  

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “The Librarian as a Member of the Engineering Research Engineering Team.” In Proceedings, Engineering Excellence: People Make a Difference, ASEE Annual Conference, June 25-29, 1989, Lincoln, Nebraska, Volume 3, p.1179-1181.  

Erdmann, Charlotte A. and Harding, Bruce A. “Information Literacy: Needs - Skills- Assignments.” In Proceedings, ASEE Annual Conference, Beginning a New Era in Engineering Education, June 19-23, 1988, Portland, Oregon, Volume 5, p.2073-2078.  

Posey, Edwin D. and Erdmann, Charlotte A. “An Online UNIX(TM)-Based Engineering Library Catalog: Purdue University Engineering Library.” Science & Technology Libraries 6, no. 4 (Summer 1986): 31-43.

            Also published as:

Posey, Edwin D. and Erdmann, Charlotte A. “An Online UNIX(TM)-Based Engineering Library Catalog: Purdue University Engineering Library.”  Role of Computers in Sci-Tech Libraries, edited by E. Mount.Haworth Press, 1986.Pages 31-43

Erdmann, Charlotte A. Selective Guide to Literature on Mining Engineering. Engineering Literature Guides, no. 6. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Engineering Education, Engineeri­ng Libraries Division, 1986.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “National Engineers’ Week.” Reference Services Review 14, no. 4 (Winter 1986): 5-15 Posey, Edwin D. and Erdmann, Charlotte A. “A UNIX-Based Engineering Information System.” In Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference, Computer Aided Engineering, June 16-20, 1985, Atlanta Georgia, Volume 3, p.1500-1505.

 

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “ “ Engineering Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Masters (ESTEEM) Program, University of Notre Dame, March, 2011

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Changing Library Vendor Contracts: A Case Study of Acquiring E-Books from an Online Vendor.”   ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 15?, 2009.

Erdmann, Charlotte A.  “Tracking Patent Applications and Issued Patents: Specialized Databases of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.”  ASEE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 24, 2008.

Erdmann, Charlotte A.  “Classification Searching: Principles and Challenges.” Patent Workshop: Patents at Mach 2.0: Technology on the Cutting Edge. ASEE Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, June 22, 2008.

Erdmann, Charlotte A., organizer.  Patent Workshop: Patents at Mach 2.0: Technology on the Cutting Edge.  ASEE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22, 2008.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Biomedical Patents Searching in Free Web Databases” American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 28, 2008.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Nanotechnology in U.S. Patents: Classification, Searching, and Analysis.” ASEE Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 25, 2007

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Using Patents to Identify Emerging Trends in Biomedical Engineering.” Session 2209.  ASEE Annual Conference. Nashville, TN, June 2003. 

 

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Workshop: Patent Instruction/Searching in the Engineering Curriculum.” ASEE IN/IL Conference, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, April 5, 2003.  

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Finding Your Way through the Information Maze: How to Find Background Information in Patents and Trademarks.” American Library Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA, June 2001.  

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Aviation Technology: A Case Study in Systematically Building Collections.” Poster Session. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM, June 2001.  

White, Michael and Erdmann, Charlotte. “International Classification and CASSIS Trademark Searching.” 24th Patent and Trademark Depository Library Seminar, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Crystal City, VA, March 2001.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Using Patents in the Engineering Curriculum.” Poster Session. American Society for Engineering Education. Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO, June 2000.  

White, Michael and Erdmann, Charlotte. “Cassis2 Search Workshop/TESS Trademark Workshop.” 23rd Patent and Trademark Depository Library Seminar, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Crystal City, VA, March 21, 2000.  

During Fellowship

Erdmann, Charlotte. “Patent Searching Techniques.” 10th GPO Interagency Seminar, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1999.  

Erdmann, Charlotte. “Patent Office Publications and How to Use Them.” 10th GPO Interagency Seminar, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1999.  

Erdmann, Charlotte. “Introduction to Intellectual Property.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Seminar, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO, May 21, 1999.  

Erdmann, Charlotte and White, Michael. “Electronic Tools Demonstration: USPTO Information on CD-ROM and the Web.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Seminar, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO, May 21, 1999.  

Erdmann, Charlotte. “GLOBALPat: A Guide.” Staff Training for Library Staff, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO, May 20, 1999.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Cassis Training, Advanced Searching - Track III.” In Cassis Training Workshops: Track I -Fundamentals, Track II Effective Search, Track III - Advanced Searching. 22 nod PTDL Training Seminar, Crystal City, VA, March 17, 1999, p. 53-75.

Erdmann, Charlotte. “Patent Search Tools and the 7-Step Strategy.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Seminar, Howard University Library, Washington, D.C., February 11, 1999.  

Erdmann, Charlotte. “Patent Searching Techniques.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Seminar, Howard University Library, Washington, D.C., February 11, 1999.

White, Michael, Turner, Tom and Erdmann, Charlotte. “Cassis CD-ROM Demonstration.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Seminar, Howard University Library, Washington, D.C., February 11, 1999.  

Erdmann, Charlotte and Putnam, Amanda. Cassis CD-ROM Training for Library Staff, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT, November 3, 1998.

Erdmann, Charlotte. “Patent Basics and More.” Patent Information Workshop for Engineering Students and Faculty, Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, ME, October 30, 1998.

Erdmann, Charlotte. “U.S. Patent Classification Tools: The 7 Step Strategy.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Seminar, Texas Tech University Libraries, Lubbock, TX, October 7, 1998.

Erdmann, Charlotte. “U.S. Patent Searching Techniques.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Seminar, Texas Tech University Libraries, Lubbock, TX, October 7, 1998.

Erdmann, Charlotte. “The 7-Step Strategy.” Accessing Patent and Trademark Information Workshop. Engineering Library, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, September 27, 1998.

Before Fellowship

Erdmann, Charlotte A., Reynolds, Leslie, Karrh, Phyllis and Curl, Sheila. Finding Your Way through the Patent and Trademark Maze: Pre-Conference Workshop for Indiana Library Federation, Indianapolis, IN, April 1998.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “What’s Wrong with This Picture? Or Computerized Databases: Is Quality Over-Rated?” School of Library & Information Science, Indiana University at South Bend, April 1995.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Computerized Databases: Is Quality Over-Rated?” Poster Session. American Society for Engineering Education. Annual Conference. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 1994.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Navigating the Government Maze: A Guide to Federal Information.” Society of Automotive Engineers. Detroit, MI, March 1994.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Screen Design on NOTIS: Lessons Learned from Loading COMPENDEX.” Poster Session. American Society for Engineering Education. Annual Conference. Toledo, OH, June 1992.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Patents.” Special Library Association. Indiana Chapter. West Lafayette, IN, December 1991.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Improving the Information-Gathering Skills of Engineers: A Priority for the Profession in the Year 2001!” ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Engineering Conference. Terre Haute, IN, October 1987.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Using Macros in Online Searching: How Librarians and End-Users Can Save Time and Money.” Poster Session. American Society for Engineering Education. Annual Conference. Reno, NV, June 1987.

Erdmann, Charlotte A. “Student Assistant Budgeting Using Multiplan.” Poster Session. American Society for Engineering Education. Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH, June 1986.