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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it

"This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning."


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6 Guerrilla Libraries, From Shanghai's Subway To A Retrofitted Phone Booth

6 Guerrilla Libraries, From Shanghai's Subway To A Retrofitted Phone Booth | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
A Little Free Library in Toronto (Photo: Courtesy Alex Pietrowski) In an age when so much of the text we read is on flashing screens, there's something appealing about underground, alternative and guerrilla libraries stocked with actual...
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How Selfies Are Re-Energizing The New York Public Library

How Selfies Are Re-Energizing The New York Public Library | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
These photobooth selfies weren't taken at a bar. They're from the New York Public Library which is mobilizing fans through pictures. (This is cool. Libraries using selfies to engage their users.
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Innovation Lab at Harold Washington Library -- How It Works

Innovation Lab at Harold Washington Library -- How It Works | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
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“ The Innovation library received a slew of press coverage when they announced the opening of the Innovation Lab — a space that gives the public free...
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At Library of Congress, changes are afoot in technology as well as in physical ... - Washington Post

At Library of Congress, changes are afoot in technology as well as in physical ...
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The Library of Congress no longer needs the computer room that visitors once used to search its electronic card catalogue.
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Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR

Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it

Buried in the archives of America's public and academic libraries are historical treasures — old papers, photos and records — that flesh out a detailed picture of our past.

 

Many libraries are trying to make it easier to find that material by putting digital copies online. But with so many different websites and databases to turn to, it may still require a research degree in Web searching to find anything. This spring, a program launched that aims to put all that great stuff in one place: the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

The DPLA has already drawn scholars like Lincoln Mullen, a graduate student at Brandeis University who is researching the history of religious conversion in the United States. Mullen says the DPLA uncovered some hard-to-find documents at the College of Charleston in South Carolina — by a slave owner, William H.W. Barnwell, in which Barnwell discussed religious instruction to slaves and how the North misunderstood the South in these matters.

 

Mullen says it would have been really hard to find these documents by doing a general Internet search. "It's hard to know, apart from ... lots and lots of browsing, where those collections are available," he says. "They're all fragmented in so many different places."

 

Right now, there are only about 4 million items on the DPLA's site, but the collection is growing by about 500,000 new books and documents each month as more libraries from around the country come onboard.

 

The San Francisco Public Library is among those putting its digital archives on the DPLA. Recently, says the city archivist, Susan Goldstein, the library has been digitizing huge scrapbooks from the San Francisco Police Department. "A lot of them are full of mold, so ... we're scanning them because it's preservation," she says.

 

In the back rooms of the library's main building, technicians are busy scanning books, photos and newspaper clips to be put online. In one room, large books are being placed in a cradle, carefully pinned down and put under a camera.

 

 

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'Frictionless' ebook lending from public libraries

The Sieghart review of ebook lending  talked about the need to introduce 'friction' into ebook lending from public libraries-in essence so as not to challenge the current business model of publishe...
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Food for thought - accessible e-book platforms? | Jisc TechDis Blog

Food for thought - accessible e-book platforms? | Jisc TechDis Blog | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Alistair McNaught draws on his dietary whims to ask when did it become the job of librarians to assess the accessibility of ebook platforms?

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Sarah George's comment, July 19, 2013 6:09 AM
Topping idea. I'm thinking of sending each supplier a report card to tell them how they're performing on all the criteria we tested!!
Abi James's curator insight, July 19, 2013 4:04 PM

Alistair demonstrates perfectly the need for anyone providing digital content to understand and be transparent about accessibility. Without it, the opportunities that digital content could provide dyslexic and disabled pupils, students and adults is fading away.

Sarah George's comment, July 26, 2013 12:17 PM
Hi Alistair - can I use your initial quote on the online version of ofur presentation on auditing e-resources? I read it out at the presentation and there were a lot of dropping jaws and some frantic scribbling :)
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Copyright Hub Home Page

Check out http://copyrighthub.co.uk! Copyright Hub Home Page: The creation of the Copyright Hub is a major step forward in streamlining copyright in the 21st century.
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50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly

50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
A list of the best quotes about libraries and librarians, together with quotes that you can share as images.
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New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learni...

New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learni... | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.
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Young adults like libraries and books, new study finds - Yahoo! News

Young adults like libraries and books, new study finds - Yahoo! News | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
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Europeana - Homepage

Europeana - Homepage | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Europeana - Homepage (#AllezCulture: Sign the petition in support of the Europeana portal, http://t.co/SW4kepvIHb, at http://t.co/Bb98ZZlJJY)...
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'Mooc' makes Oxford online dictionary | ICT & O...

'Mooc' makes Oxford online dictionary | ICT & O... | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
The acronym Mooc has made the Oxford Dictionaries Online – a web-based lexicon of current English by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary ('Mooc' makes Oxford online dictionary | @scoopit via @twitthaus
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10 Futuristic Libraries - OEDB.org

10 Futuristic Libraries - OEDB.org | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many different types of libraries around the world and I really enjoy the architecture and design of today’s modern libraries.
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Explore over 800K Digital Pages of Cinematic History for Free ...

Explore over 800K Digital Pages of Cinematic History for Free ... | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Becoming a student of cinema (obviously) means a lot more than learning how to use a camera. Film history is ...
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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers)

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.

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Lisa Price Moorehead's curator insight, July 28, 2013 10:55 PM

All educators should do what we expect our students to do -- learn from each other!  Gain knowledge from the experience of others! 

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Looking to expand your personal learning networks or explore the blogosphere?  Just what you needed.....

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ooking to expand your personal learning networks or play in the blogosphere? Look no further.....

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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John Shank's comment, December 6, 2013 11:43 AM
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'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

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#educacion #libros #biblioteca

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Finland Writes History With Crowdsourced Copyright Law

Finland Writes History With Crowdsourced Copyright Law | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Finland is the first country in the world in which Parliament will vote on a “fairer” copyright law that has been crowdsourced by the public. The proposal, which obtained the required 50,000 Finnish votes just a day before the deadline, seeks to decriminalize file-sharing and legalize the copying of items that people already own.

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Donna Baumbach Twitter | Donna Baumbach Trending

Donna Baumbach Twitter | Donna Baumbach Trending | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Discover Donna Baumbach (AuntyTech) Twitter Trending Topics : Educational technology, School libraries, Teacher librarians, Elearning, Digital citizenship and more
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Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education | Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Information Literacy Competenc (Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education - Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) http://t.co/xTOxAXCRMH)...
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Making OER available on multiple platforms (U-Now, iBooks, eBooks) - ALT Open Access Repository

Making OER available on multiple platforms (U-Now, iBooks, eBooks)
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The Benefits of Open. Open Scotland background briefing paper « CETIS Publications

RT @mweller: Excellent briefing paper on benefits of open http://t.co/81ofTPY93X from @LornaMCampbell /cc @OER_Hub
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social media for...libraries | What's On - City Of Sydney

social media for...libraries | What's On - City Of Sydney | Learning Resources(RSC) | Scoop.it
Libraries are providing social media classes to the community but how do they actively engage with it themselves?
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