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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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8 Search Engines for Open Educational Resources (#OER)

8 Search Engines for Open Educational Resources (#OER) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
By Santosh Bhaskar K OER (Open Educational Resources) are freely accessible, usually openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, educational assessment and research purposes i.e.

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Why the Emotional Criticism of iBooks Author Is Wrong | Cult of Mac

Why the Emotional Criticism of iBooks Author Is Wrong | Cult of Mac | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What’s strange about these emotional responses to Apple’s legalese is that they fail the reality test. Apple’s iBooks Author terms are neither greedy nor evil; they don’t mean Apple’s “owns you;” and it’s certainly not the worst thing Apple has ever done.

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Stanford Opens Ten New Online Courses for Enrollment (Free)

Stanford Opens Ten New Online Courses for Enrollment (Free) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This fall, Stanford launched a highly-publicized experiment in online learning. The university took three of its most popular computer science courses and made them freely available to the world.

 

Starting in January and February 2012, Stanford will offer seven new courses, and they’re all open for enrollment today. Here’s the new list (and don’t forget to browse through our collection of 400 Free Online Courses):

 

Computer Science 101

 

Software Engineering for SaaS

 

Human Computer Interfaces

 

Natural Language Processing

 

Game Theory

 

Probabilistic Graphical Models

 

Machine Learning

 

The Lean LaunchpadPublish

 

Technology Entrepreneurship

 

Cryptography

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Are libraries resisting open source? | opensource.com

Are libraries resisting open source? | opensource.com | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

My husband and I are librarians. We were talking recently about library training, the library profession, the open source movement, and how open source digital content is being distributed today in public libraries. We were struck by the way that open source thinking has infiltrated many areas—but not yet the profession or institution of librarians.

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Helping Libraries Consider Open Source Software | Disruptive Library Technology Jester

Helping Libraries Consider Open Source Software | Disruptive Library Technology Jester | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Is your library thinking about jumping into open source software, but not sure if you have the tools in place to succeed, or where to start?

 

To find out how open source software can save your library time and money, make plans to join Peter Murray at a free session about the LYRASIS Open Source Decision Support suite during ALA Midwinter.


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Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity

TED Talks Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture.

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