About eight years ago, I had a profound professional awakening. In a moment of clarity, I realized that the world was changing far more rapidly than I had ever imagined. I recognized that the traditionally staid world of market research would be turned upside down by a series of cultural and technological currents that would permanently change the landscape and future of an industry.
What does the future hold for academic books? Rebecca Lyons introduces The Academic Book of the Future, a two-year project funded by the AHRC in collaboration with the British Library in which a
cross-disciplinary team from University College London and King’s College London explores how scholarly work in the Arts and Humanities will be produced, read, shared, and preserved in coming years, and investigates key questions around the changing state and modern contexts of the academic book.
What is an academic book?Who reads them?What can technology do to help make academic books more accessible?How can we make sure academic books, whether print or electronic, are kept safe, and preserved effectively?
Infographic: Research Trends http://endnote.com/blog/infographic-research-trends “From the most popular topics in research to a list of countries with the greatest scientific impact – this infographic takes a look at some of the hottest research trends...
Within the overall framework of Unesco’s strategy on Open Access (OA) to scientific information and research, the international organisation has just made a complete set of nine Open Access modules for researchers and library schools available online.
These OA curricula include a set of customised modules which can easily be fitted with the educational needs of different stakeholders and can be integrated with any sensitisation programmes of OA.
These curricula will soon be converted into self-directed e-learning tools, which will enable users to self-assess their knowledge on OA and take a learning pace that is initiated and directed by the learners themselves.
Unesco also aims to strengthen this initiative by translating the OA curricula into several languages that will increase their reach and impact.
Also, with the support of the UK, Unesco has launched its new Transparency Portal, intended to present comprehensive, quality and timely information about the organisation’s projects around the world and ensure that aid effectively contributes to sustainable development.
Since its creation 70 years ago, Unesco has championed the causes of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information, globally. With this new Transparency Portaland its ongoing Open Access initiatives, the organisation increases its commitment to free and universal knowledge for the benefit of innovation and socio-economic development.
There are 12 strategic action areas that wise executives need to actively attend to in order to create a culture of innovation within their organizations. While the e-book describing all 12 is free and available, we've been asked to chunk it into 12 smaller articles for LinkedIn Pulse.
Building inclusive Knowledge Societies through information and communication” is one of the key objectives for UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy. By adopting this objective, UNESCO Member States have recognized that knowledge plays a key role in economic growth, social development, cultural enrichment and democratic empowerment. This decision of the Members States has influenced UNESCO‘s Open Access program, through which the organization received a unique mandate to work on OA policy issues; bridge knowledge pools on OA across the world and build capacities to better understand Open Access.
No matter how much academics express displeasure about college rankings, the rankings continue to multiply. Each new one claims to offer some advantage over the competition. Will higher education ever be able to bring ranking madness to an end?
There is no British Apple, Google or IBM. In fact, only one company on the FTSE 100 is a computer firm. The story of how that happened is more than a mere historical curiosity, but offers important lessons for how to foster technology and innovation.
From the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine. Title Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far Authors Ioannis Papadakis Ionian University, Corfu, Greece Konstantinos Kyprianos Ionian University Michalis Stefanidakis Ionian University Source D-Lib Magazine May/June 2015...
"When we curate content online, it enhances who we are, both in the sense of... - we learn things, and we help to define ourselves by understanding our own interests - and in a more external way, by allowing other people to better understand who we are.
It becomes part of our ethos, part of our personal brand."
Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University offers an interesting insight into why curation is such a valuable activity for humankind by pointing out that our efforts to gather, collect and order the information chaos surrounding us, is a critical activity to understand ourselves, to learn more about anything, to make sense of the world we live in.
Even at the lowest, most amateurish level of social sharing or bookmarking, our best efforts to collect and order information, even when they are imperfect, incomplete or even inaccurate, do have great value.
The value is in the opportunity we create for others to discover, to get a better hint or a better understanding, of what we have collected and sorted. And even when collecting is a personal act of self-expression or a reflection of a pet interest, still, there is value, as "people are a very important way by which we can order our understanding of the world".
Content curation enhances who we are because it helps us Understand and Navigate the world we live in through someone else eyes and experience.
Inspiring. Truthful. Great perspective from which to look and appreciate the full value of curation.
Multilingual does not always mean multiple accounts or websites. Increasingly, multilingual content is delivered in an integrated way, with two (or more!) languages delivered on the same website, app, or social media platform.
The World Digital Library (WDL) is one example of how multiple languages can be incorporated on single platforms. The WDL is a hub for cultural artifacts that includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, photographs, sound recordings, and films. The WDL website is available in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The WDL Twitter account, @WDLorg, posts tweets in those seven languages, as well.
WDL is a project of the Library of Congress and is supported by the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) and by libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.
The rise of health data—from personal health apps to electronic health records—present a new way to analyze health trends. An RWJF advisory committee studied the data and shares insights to inform policies that promote better population health.
Amsterdam is a city known for business with an edge. The Financial Times has called it "A haven for troublemakers, philosophers and dreamers since the 16th century." It had the marijuana-tourism market cornered for decades.
If you were to describe innovation, what word would you use? Have you ever tried to define its place in your organization? This post dives into the first steps you should take towards making innovation a core business function.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.