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The role of the Library within Universities is continually changing. eLearning is also growing globally. Libraries and eLearning are now woven together into the fabric of teaching and learning for students and educators everywhere.
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Florida’s newest university opens bookless library

Florida’s newest university opens bookless library | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Florida Polytechnic University’s enormous facility promises to make “many more books available for the students” in digital format
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▶ The unexpected journey from a 60 minute lecture to a MOOC: a librarian's mid-way report - YouTube

This talk was delivered on April 4th 2013 e.SCAPE conference at Concordia University in Montréal, part of the presidential series of talks. More details at h...
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A public library that only uses QR codes | SmartPlanet

A public library that only uses QR codes | SmartPlanet | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
An Austrian city without a public library plasters QR codes with free books throughout its streets.
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Higher Education Funding Committee Discusses Open Textbook Library for NDUS

Higher Education Funding Committee Discusses Open Textbook Library for NDUS | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Heavy textbooks could soon be a learning tool of the past for North Dakota University students.
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Technology improves higher learning, it doesn't kill it

Technology improves higher learning, it doesn't kill it | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
As MOOC mania approached its peak in 2012, Anant Agarwal, the president of the Massive Open Online Course platform edX, claimed: Online education for students around the world will be the next big thing…
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Student Learning and the MOOC Experience: Instructors Share Insight from the Hyperlinked Library MOOC Pilot | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

Student Learning and the MOOC Experience: Instructors Share Insight from the Hyperlinked Library MOOC Pilot | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Survey results from the Hyperlinked Library MOOC 2013 pilot course revealed that participants learned "new ideas, new knowledge, and new trends." The SJSU information school plans to offer an updated version of the Hyperlinked Library MOOC in spring 2015. 
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The Universal Library Is Us: Library Work at Scale in HathiTrust (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Universal Library Is Us: Library Work at Scale in HathiTrust (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

When major research libraries pooled resources in 2008 to launch HathiTrust—today one of the largest collaborative library initiatives in the world—they knew that they were on to something big. For more than a decade, the potential of digitization and digital technologies to dramatically enhance library access and preservation services had been moving from the periphery to the very center of library future-planning. Confronted on the one hand with increasing budgetary pressures and on the other with increasing demands for greater access to a broader range of collections, libraries quickly came to appreciate that the future would be not only digital, but largely shared as well. Collaboration would be essential if libraries, with limited resources, were to continue to provide traditional services and meet new service expectations. Libraries have a long history of collaboration, but examples of, and structures for, the kinds of collaboration that could truly impact library services at scale were few.

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Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Given the importance of digital content to scholarship, institutions are increasingly developingstrategic digitization programs to provide online access to both their reference collectionsand their unique and distinct materials.
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MOOCs: in American Libraries Magazine, May 2014

MOOCs: in American Libraries Magazine, May 2014 | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

American Libraries Magazine, May 2014 - Debate on MOOCs and how they may affect librarians.

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One to read to understand what is happening with MOOCs in the USA.

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MOOCs and Libraries

MOOCs and Libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

MOOCs and Libraries is devoted to documenting librarian and library involvement in Massive Open Online Courses

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MOOC Panel, Meredith Schwartz, Library Journal

Thursday 11/7/13, 4:35 pm
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Social Media as a Primary Source: A Coming of Age (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Social Media as a Primary Source: A Coming of Age (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

What is a primary source? Many research guides created by academic librarians for students define a primary sourceas an original object or document—firsthand information that was written or created during the time under study. These guides include examples of various types of pre-Digital Age resources such as diaries, news-film footage, and interviews. In addition, traditional primary source documents tend to include public voices as records of historical events. But what about today? What is a primary source in the Digital Age?

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Library Services in the Digital Age

Library Services in the Digital Age | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits.

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Charity Truelove-Karcz's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:40 AM

This Pew Report provides an abundance of user statistics about how libraries are currently being used and reveals trends that should be taken into account when planning for the future of any library expansion.

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2014-nmc-horizon-report-library-EN.pdf

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iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
"Pinterest is a digital pinboard application which started just last year but has quickly become one of the top 10 most trafficked social networking websites according to Hitwise. During the second week in December the website had over 11 million visitors. This is pretty impressive considering that the site is still in the invite-only stage."
Via Monica Ehrenstråle (Nilsson), Niels Damgaard, Anu Ojaranta, NairarbilUCA, SciEng Librarian
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I cant wait to try this out. Thanks
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Open Access and its impact on the future of the university librarian

Open Access and its impact on the future of the university librarian | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
“ We are shifting from content ownership by individual libraries to joint provision of services on a larger scale, says Stephen Barr...”
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Updated Cost Analysis of the Open Course Library | Student PIRGs

Updated Cost Analysis of the Open Course Library | Student PIRGs | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

In response to growing concerns about the high cost of textbooks, the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges launched the Open Course Library (OCL), a project to outfit 81 of the state's largest- enrolled courses with high-quality, low-cost educational materials. Funded jointly by the Washington State Legislature and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the project sought to offer faculty and students a more affordable alternative to expensive textbooks


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MOOCs and Libraries - Online course

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Information Professionals Explore Technology Trends in New Emerging Future MOOC | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

Information Professionals Explore Technology Trends in New Emerging Future MOOC | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A new and future-focused MOOC aimed at exploring the impact of new technologies will be offered by the San José State University School of Library and Information Science in September 2014. Registration is now open for this free online course.
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Dale Askey On Digital Scholarship and the Library | EDUCAUSE.edu

Dale Askey On Digital Scholarship and the Library | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Dale Askey is the Associate University Librarian for Library and Learning Technologies, at McMaster University. He also serves as Administrative Director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship.

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The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students

The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
APRIL 30— The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today a partnership with Coursera, one of the leading providers of free online education, to support their curriculum of online courses through their Learning Hubs program. Several branches will provide users with weekly in-person class discussions with trained facilitators, in addition to internet and wi-fi access.
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We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 21, 3:47 PM

We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 21, 3:48 PM

We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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N.Y. Public Library Plans Face-to-Face ‘Classes’ for MOOC Students

N.Y. Public Library Plans Face-to-Face ‘Classes’ for MOOC Students | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

In a pilot program with Coursera, the New York Public Library plans to organize meet-ups at which people taking massive open online courses can gather and discuss the courses with help from “trained facilitators.”

 

The partnership is part the MOOC company’s effort to build an infrastructure for in-person learning around its free online courses. Research has suggested that MOOC students who receive offline help earn higher scores on their assessments.

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Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, May 1, 3:43 AM

more on meet-ups. Physical spaces for MOOCs. I predict a high proliferation of those in the near future.

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MOOCs for Library and Information Science (LIS) Professional Development

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MOOCs and Libraries: An Update

MOOCs and Libraries: An Update | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Since my last post, I’ve learned a lot about the role of libraries in MOOCs.  I’ve done some webinars and joined the edX library committee.  The best teacher, of course, has been the MOOC itself.   One thing I’ve realized is that there is no one role for libraries in MOOCs.  That role varies based on course content, institution type, and existing collaborations, among other things.  My most recent goal is simply to discover how our library can support both the needs of the instructors and of the students for each of our DavidsonX classes.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Learn How To Make Students Better Online Researchers. Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students.
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