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What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Whether they work at a big research university, a small four-year college, or something in between, academic-library directors share a “resounding dedication” to teaching information literacy to undergraduates. 


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Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources

Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve library technologies, space, and services.

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The OER Discovery Role for Libraries

The OER Discovery Role for Libraries | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

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1 Second Survey on the role of libraries in the discovery of OERs.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 24, 3:14 AM

Vote on the role of libraries in the discovery of quality open educational resources! 

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NMC Voice :: February 2014 - YouTube

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of the NMC Voice. 

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We will be getting the "One Button Studio" for our media commons @ the Thun library this semester and we can't wait - watch this video to see why.

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Top Tech Trends | ALA Midwinter 2014 - The Digital Shift

Top Tech Trends | ALA Midwinter 2014 - The Digital Shift | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Codes of conduct were listed among the leading current trends during the annual LITA Top Tech Trends panel, along with digital forensics, open content & OERs, next steps in social media, and more.

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Alexina's curator insight, February 13, 7:36 AM

Things that caught my attention:

1. “Hashtags are now part of the system for Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter." I didn't realize Facebook has hashtags.

2. Encourage event attendees to use hashtags and “Afterward, you can create something using Storify to pull together all of the comments [and photos] about your event into one story."

3. "...last August, the Getty Museum released 4,600 images as open content, and that there have been similar releases from the Walters Art Museum, the British Library, and other cultural heritage agencies. Along with the images, associated metadata has been released as open content...". I know about this and I love what these institutions are doing.

4. "...open textbooks aren’t just offering students a way to save money. The digital format enables faculty to present content in new ways, by embedding video, podcast, apps, or interactive content such as quizzes."

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Design Does Matter

Design Does Matter | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
I bought my first computer back in 1984. It was one of the first models of, the iconic today, ZX Spectrum. A home computer that probably launched the revolution of personal computing in Europe (alo...
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Design impacts both technology and Instruction - when the two are combined the impact is magnified.

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Libraries in the Time of MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Libraries in the Time of MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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One of the most read articles for Educause Review for the year. 

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 16, 10:37 PM
Libraries in the Time of MOOCs 
Olga Kudriavtseva 's curator insight, January 20, 12:27 PM

 

MOOCs and Library Resources

For libraries, the new MOOC frontier calls not only for mitigating copyright risk and advocating for new services but also for establishing the grounds for network access. Most institutions are not equipped with the technology infrastructure to manage a MOOC, said Dames, which entails thousands of people pulling or streaming multimedia assets concurrently.

Similarly, MOOCs will require drawing up a new licensing model that gives a huge national and overseas market access to library resources. Typically, libraries give walk-in patrons access to resources but restrict remote resource access to users affiliated with the college or university. This model works reasonably well when there is a known population; with MOOCs, this option is not viable.

One model that might work is an opt-in model for both patrons and vendors. Some MOOC students might take courses without ever using library electronic resources, but students who would like access to those resources could opt for a premium service at an additional charge. With this model, there would be a combination of fixed costs to opt in to the service, plus a per item charge (article or chapter). Operationally, signing up for library service could be part of the course registration process, with the MOOCs provider passing ID information to the library. On the library side, patrons taking MOOC courses exclusively would be segmented from the main patron file. Setting up an authentication schema (such as EZ Proxy) would distinguish MOOC patrons logging in remotely from traditional students and faculty. In addition, having an Internet Protocol (IP) range set aside for the MOOC student would also allow institutions to restrict the amount or speed of downloads.

Segmenting the MOOC students would also let librarians monitor MOOC usage separately from the main university usage and would help ensure that pirates aren't downloading the entire database. Vendors — including database companies, publishers, and aggregators — will be particularly concerned to ensure that access to their licensed database is really controlled and that the marginal revenue from additional users is worth the risk. Using a distinct authentication scheme for the MOOC students will also let institutions put in place more effective security features. For example, additional measures might include a system that prevents access from two or more geographically disparate areas more or less simultaneously. Restricting access to a specific device would be another possibility.

For vendors willing to experiment with access to the library as an opt-in service, only those MOOC students who agreed to pay the premium would have access to vendor-provided resources. With revenue coming in commensurate with usage for this category of students, vendors might come to view this as an additional revenue stream that's worth the extra risk.

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3 Learning Content Trends to Watch in 2014 -- Campus Technology

3 Learning Content Trends to Watch in 2014 -- Campus Technology | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
We asked 5 higher ed IT experts to rate the "hotness" of MOOCs, e-textbooks and more.
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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge
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Is teaching students how to judge the quality of information and knowing where to find the best information the bigest instructional challenge that academic and school libraries now face?

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 5:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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LOEX Annual Conference

LOEX Annual Conference | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Showcase your greatest instruction and information literacy hits at LOEX 2013.

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December Blended Librarian Webcast: PRIMO

December Blended Librarian Webcast: PRIMO | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Join your Blended Librarian Online Community co-hosts, Steven Bell and John Shank, and their guests Ben Oberdick and Alec Sonsteby, PRIMO Co-Chairs, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST, for a conversation about PRIMO, how it is supports blended librarians and opportunities to get engaged with PRIMO . They will be joined by Britt Fagerheim who heads the PRIMO Database Taskforce, and librarians who’ve had projects accepted by PRIMO.

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Final 2013 Blended Librarian Webcast find out what PRIMO is and how it can help your instruction.

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John Shank's comment, November 22, 2013 8:27 AM
Feel free to share this free event with any interested colleagues.
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i2c2 - Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference. March 2014.

i2c2 - Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference. March 2014. | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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This conference looks interesting - maybe even innovative. ;-)

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 5:02 AM
i2c2 - Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference. March 2014.
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CIL2013 - LibConf.com from Information Today

CIL2013 - LibConf.com from Information Today | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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A few interesting Archived sessions.

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Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | Inside Higher Ed

Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | Inside Higher Ed | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

How will teaching and learning in the early 21st century differ from its 20th century predecessor? Some shifts are already well underway. 

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Several of these trends will be impacted by OERs.

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Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries

Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

"ACRL is pleased to announce the release of “Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries: What Effectiveness and Sustainability Means for Libraries’ Impact on Open Education,” a research report by Carmen Kazakoff-Lane. Kazakoff-Lane."

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Libraries of the Future: Creating Learner Centered Collections

This is the presentation I gave for The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries online 2013.
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The change from an environment of information scarcity to over abundance fundamentally challenges the ability of the library to select, create, organize, and facilitate access to resources that advance intellectual discovery and information literacy/lifelong learning skills. So we need to be forward thinking and mindful of how our services evolve to solve the problems and challenges this new environment creates for our faculty, staff, and students.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 20, 2:20 PM

Some interesting thinking points here...

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, February 20, 2:53 PM

This is the direction we are headed - 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 10:07 PM

A good presentation reinforcing the point that libraries need to consider creating learner centred collections - to enhance engagement and interactivity.

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Coherence at Scale and the Research Library of the Future (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Coherence at Scale and the Research Library of the Future (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Elliott Shore is Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). With this issue of EDUCAUSE Review, he begins a one-year term as Editor of the E-Content department.

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Great piece!

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Open Textbooks Could Help Students Financially and Academically – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Textbooks Could Help Students Financially and Academically – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Perhaps, there is a role for the library to play in working with faculty to identify and provide access to high qaulity Open Textbooks.

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Handbook for Interactive Open Educational Resources

This video shows the benefits interactive open educational resources (OERs) can have on student learning.
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This video is an example of how mashable/remixable and shareable online technologies enable everyone to create high quality multimedia content quickly and easily using webbased/browser tech. I created this for my new book. It took me only about 30 min. using several websites, one of which I had never used before. I will be sharing this tech. trend at ALA Midwinter this Sunday for LITA's Top Tech Trends.

 

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Interactive Open Educational Resources

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.
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12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore

12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
In his keynote for Campus Technology 2013, Case Western Reserve's CIO outlined the tech transformations that every campus should be ready to embrace.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 7, 10:20 AM

It is really fascinating to read this. I think as a school librarian I also have to consider how I use new technologies. It is not alway good to wait and see, sometimes we just need to jump right in! 

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Introduction To CNI & Program Pla 2013-2014

Introduction to CNI & Program Plan 2013-2014   Download PDF of CNI 2013-14 Program Plan Introduction to CNI Background and Leadership The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint...
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Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.

John Shank's insight:

I just received the author's copy from JB - nice to finally hold it in my hands. A lot of hard work went in to it, but if it helps faculty and librarians find and integrate these high quality resources into their courses it will all be worth it. JB did a great job with the cover of the book and thanks to ACRL for co-sponsoring this first of its kind book.

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Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

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Top Tech Trends - 2013 Annual | Library Information Technology Association (LITA)

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Looking forward to presenting for the TTT ALA Mid-Winter 2014 session.

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Libraries in the Time of MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Libraries in the Time of MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:57 AM

Libraries in the Time of MOOCs .

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Libraries in the Time of MOOCs