Presentation at Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium- August 1 2014 Presented research from Chris Gibson's summer undergraduate DURI pr… (Presentation slides from #IULILC2014 http://t.co/X2wnngBjWh...
Valerie Hill's insight:
Teaching information literacy in global digital participatory culture is my passion. Through new curation tools, I can access other's thoughts on this concept (twitter, scoopit, etc). The luxury of meeting face to face would allow us to argue over elements like authority, accuracy, and the rise of the prosumer. But that luxury is left in the past and I move on toward the hit and miss of learning as a whirling dervish, glancing up whenever something appeals to my interest.
The next industrial revolution is right around the corner, and it's going to be bigger than the internet—or so says a growing army of hackers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Across the country,
Now in its 5th year, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center virtual conference will focus the attention of library professionals on libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive …
An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.The images have been difficult to access until now.Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures."For all these years all the libraries have been digitising their books, but they have been putting them up as PDFs or text searchable works," he told the BBC."They have been focusing on the books as a collection of words. This inverts that."Stretching half a millennia, it's amazing to see the total range of images and how the portrayals of things have changed over time.Click headline to read more--
Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Some very exciting news from the KF. Spread the word!!! More soon. From a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Blog Post by John Bracken: On Sept. 10, we’re opening the next News Challenge, on libraries. Our 12th News Challenge, it will build upon
“The "take a book, return a book" boxes are catching in even on places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar books abound. (Low tech appeal of @LtlFreeLibrary via the @TheAtlantic featuring #wsnc own Sarah Maxy http://t.co/ERA9as2lpe)...”
Copyright for Educators & Librarians is a free online class taught by Kevin Smith, Lisa A. Macklin and Anne Gilliland of Duke University, Emory University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill