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role_of_librarians_in_e-learning [Information Literacy within a Quality Assurance Framework: An Ideas Exchange for Librarians]

Librarians are logical contributors to the development of e-learning initiatives. We are technology pioneers out of necessity and by proclivity. We are experts in the selection and organization of learning resources from print to multimedia to data to digital to learning objects to Web documents to social software. We hold a vision of the information universe. In seeing the big picture, we understand the value and interconnections of its component parts.

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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. https://le.unimelb.edu.au
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The M Word: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

The M Word: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Libraries know the potential fallibility of metadata created by hand, and as a result, the academic research library has a long history of working with metadata to ensure good storage, maintainability, shareability, and accessibility.
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How can libraries facilitate collaboration

How can libraries facilitate collaboration | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Connecting with the world--what's the librarians role?
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From Library and Learning Space to Learning Commons

From Library and Learning Space to Learning Commons | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

In this talk, we will explore how libraries and learning space can transform from archives of information to places of knowledge co-construction.


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Building knowledge and finding the tools to solve real-world problems, complete collaborative tasks, and connect and compete globally.

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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.
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Copyright and E-learning - A guide for practitioners

Copyright and E-learning - A guide for practitioners | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

As e-learning support is extended from higher education to schools, colleges and other learning organizations, a good understanding of copyright and other IPR issues is essential to ensure that material is legal and not laying the institution open to risk. Copyright is frequently seen as a barrier to making materials available in e-learning environments.

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How to Create a Makerspace -- Campus Technology

How to Create a Makerspace -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
"Making" experts share the basics of building spaces for collaboration, innovation and hands-on learning.
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Big or small. This has it all.

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Introducing Open Library of the Humanities – ProfHacker - Blogs

Introducing Open Library of the Humanities – ProfHacker - Blogs | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Is this the world's wildest library? Geelong's $45 million 'big brain' about to open up to the world

Is this the world's wildest library? Geelong's $45 million 'big brain' about to open up to the world | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Don't expect to hear any shushing when you walk into Geelong's revolutionary new library and heritage centre.
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Libraries are dead, long live libraries?

Libraries are dead, long live libraries? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Try typing Libraries are into Google. If you’re expecting your results to be positive, something like Libraries are thriving you’re in for disappointment. My first Google search told me...
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Take a peek at the world's most exquisite libraries - CNN.com

Take a peek at the world's most exquisite libraries - CNN.com | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Take a peek at the world's most exquisite libraries
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Author explains why libraries matter even in the internet age - Deseret News

Author explains why libraries matter even in the internet age - Deseret News | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
In his new book, John Palfrey makes the case that libraries are losing support as the public favors the Internet as an information source — but that puts free access to information at risk.

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Survey: Librarians and Faculty a Mile Apart on Need for Better Communication

Survey: Librarians and Faculty a Mile Apart on Need for Better Communication | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Faculty and librarians don't see eye to eye according to a new survey from Gale and Library Journal.
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libraries.org: an International Directory of Libraries

libraries.org: an International Directory of Libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
libraries.org, an international directory of libraries, connects readers with libraries throughout the world. A component of Library Technology Guides, it includes data on the automation products used in libraries. Operated by Marshall Breeding.

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Valerie Hill's curator insight, September 6, 2015 5:51 PM

How nice to stumble onto a directory of libraries.  Librarians utilize technology is so many cool ways.

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6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students. While this research (and this book)... Read More ›

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Publishing as Pedagogy: Connecting Library Services and Technology

Publishing as Pedagogy: Connecting Library Services and Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Through a focus on publishing as pedagogy, the University of Michigan Library explores ways of connecting scholarly communication and the instruction strands of library activity. Three case studies describe nascent initiatives.
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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web.
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The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory

The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Libraries can survive these times of technological upheaval, but they're going to have to changeand fast.

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The Irony of Writing About Digital Preservation

The Irony of Writing About Digital Preservation | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Last month, The Atlantic published a lengthy article about information that is lost on the web. That story itself is in jeopardy.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: When Tech Teaches, What Do Teachers Do?

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: When Tech Teaches, What Do Teachers Do? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Innovative educators enjoy using high quality digital programs to support learning where they work, but it does mean their role shifts.  There are several changes in environments where technology is used to  teach.
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Technology Showcase Explores 'Serendipitous Learning Opportunities'

Technology Showcase Explores 'Serendipitous Learning Opportunities' | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A room in Grand Valley State University's library gives students and faculty a chance to experiment with emerging technologies and evaluate their educational potential.
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Top tips for making your digital resources easier to discover

Top tips for making your digital resources easier to discover | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Within many further and higher education institutions and their allied organisations there exists a wide-ranging, diverse group of libraries, archives and collections. 
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Encouraging Students to Use Research Databases

Encouraging Students to Use Research Databases | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Review these strategies, which can help you promote students’ awareness and use of research databases.
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Case studies in online resource discovery – HEIs engagement with the Spotlight on the Digital training programme | Jisc Digitisation and Content

Case studies in online resource discovery – HEIs engagement with the Spotlight on the Digital training programme | Jisc Digitisation and Content | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Keep the Library, Lose the Books

Keep the Library, Lose the Books | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A new survey finds people love libraries, but think they should should swap out print to free up physical space for technology.
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