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Startup culture and the future of academic libraries: An Interview with Brian Mathews

Paul Zenke interviews Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach at Virginia Tech's University Libraries, on the need for academic libraries and h...

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Love the idea of learning hubs and thinking outside the traditional parameters.

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John Shank's curator insight, March 11, 2013 2:53 PM

Building a creative culture and what is the identity of the future academic library? Good questions and here is some ideas about that.

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Interesting mix of open course material and texts from different institutions

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John Shank's curator insight, July 3, 2:40 PM

This article focuses on textbook OERs, but some of these offer great interactive learning materials too (i.e. tutorials, simulations, and games)

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ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN Job, California State University San Bernardino

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN Job, California State University San Bernardino | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN. California State University San Bernardino. California. Posted: 07/01/2013
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This is great. I hope we see more of it.

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Learning to learn: finding motivation with a think board

Learning to learn: finding motivation with a think board | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This is a guest post for the #learningtolearn series. Finding and collecting inspiration from unexpected places is an integral part of staying motivated and expanding the scope of your knowledge.
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Love this idea! I'm going to start one today.

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Pump Up the Volume: What’s Your Content Promotion Strategy? - OpenView Blog

Pump Up the Volume: What’s Your Content Promotion Strategy? - OpenView Blog | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
Get some practical content promotion advice that will help you ensure that your content gets the results you're looking for.
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Something to work on...

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Scholars Increasingly Use Online Resources but Value Traditional Formats Too - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Scholars Increasingly Use Online Resources but Value Traditional Formats Too - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
For publishing their own research, faculty members still seek out journals with the highest prestige, regardless of format, a survey finds.

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Less value in the traditional ways? Maybe? Its time to explore new avenues...here's a thought. Why don't we ask our academic colleagues what they want from us?

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John Shank's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:26 AM

"The traditional services of libraries, the scholars say, are less valuable than they used to be" Should academic libraries see this as a threat or an opportunity?

Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:36 PM

Academicos usan cada vez mas recursos online, pero tambien valoran los recursos tradicionales.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:52 AM

Research information consumption by social scientists and scientists in Universities

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Online learning: It’s different

Online learning: It’s different | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
By interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved, said Daniel Schacter, the William R. Kenan Jr.
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Fromn experience it certainly is more difficult to study online and stay focussed.

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Will all libraries look like this one day? The world's first public library with no books to open in Texas

Will all libraries look like this one day? The world's first public library with no books to open in Texas | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
The world's first public library with no books -- yes, that's right, no books -- is scheduled to open this fall in San Antonio, Texas.
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Public libraries may well look like this one day, but academic libraries are faced with issues around free access and licensing, not to mention issues around hardware, software platforms and availability of choice.  

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ANCIL - A New Curriculum for Information Literacy

A revolutionary new Information Literacy curriculum for Higher Education institutions in a digital age.

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A strategic focus on information literacy teaching that involves collaboration in the teaching of info skills, from educational designers, academics, IT staff and librarians. Needs buy in from the academic community which is not always easy to get.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:52 AM

This is aimed at unuversities, but applies to PK-12 also.  Best quote: War is too important to leave to the generals. Information Literacy is too important to leave o the librarians. Responsibility to teach IL belongs to all educators.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:47 AM

Teaching information literacy is the purvue of all educators.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:43 AM

This applies to all educational settings, not just universities.

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Data Mining Exposes Embarrassing Problems For Massive Open Online Courses | MIT Technology Review

Data Mining Exposes Embarrassing Problems For Massive Open Online Courses | MIT Technology Review | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of web-based courses but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.
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Not a good endorsement for MOOCs...

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7 top tools for content curation

7 top tools for content curation | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
By now you’ve likely heard of content curation, the process of collecting and cataloging the most useful or interesting things about a topic in order to share it for the common benefit.
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I've used most of these but there are still a couple for me to experiment with.  Scoop.it. seems to be winning though.

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Journal impact factor 'distorts science' › News in Science (ABC Science)

Journal impact factor 'distorts science' › News in Science (ABC Science) | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
An international declaration by more than 150 leading scientists and 75 scientific organisations is demanding a rethink of the role 'journal impact factor' plays in the evaluation of research.
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Interesting article and the changing perception of open access.

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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A nice introduction to content creation.

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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TidBITS: Living through the Evolution of Etextbooks

TidBITS is a free email and Web publication covering the Macintosh Internet community.
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Interesting student perspective on etexts - comes down to choice and ease of use.

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» 7 smart techniques for content curation

» 7 smart techniques for content curation | All things Libraries | Scoop.it
Social media consulting for nonprofits
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Handy tips for people new to the game like me!

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Startup culture and the future of academic libraries: An Interview with Brian Mathews

Paul Zenke interviews Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach at Virginia Tech's University Libraries, on the need for academic libraries and h...

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Sue Hickson's insight:

Love the idea of learning hubs and thinking outside the traditional parameters.

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John Shank's curator insight, March 11, 2013 2:53 PM

Building a creative culture and what is the identity of the future academic library? Good questions and here is some ideas about that.