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A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library

A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces just might take over libraries. School of Information Studies professor Dave Lankes seems to think so. In his presentation to New York State librarians earlier this month, he asked the roomful of librarians to imagine libraries as places for people to learn and create, not consume and check out. In another talk he gave in October, he declared, “What will kill our profession is not ebooks, Amazon, or Google, but a lack of imagination.”

What’s a Makerspace?
So what’s a makerspace? Also called a hackerspace, a backspace, or a hacklab, it’s any sort of creative space where people gather to make stuff and share ideas about making stuff. These labs, often equipped with tools and materials, allow users to practice a 21st-century sort of DIY. Hackerspaces.org, a wiki connecting makerspaces around the world, defines them as “community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.” The ideas behind makerspaces—community-driven, open-access, shared resources and tools, knowledge sharing—make them a natural fit for a library community..."


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Where Curation Tools and Curators Fail: Credit Attribution and Verification

Where Curation Tools and Curators Fail: Credit Attribution and Verification | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

WebProNews interviewed Kate Brodock, the Executive Director of Digital and Social Media at Syracuse University about critical elements of successful content curation on the web. 

 

From her replies:

"People or organizations tend to falter in two areas.

 

a) In the verification process

b) when they should be giving proper attribution to the original content creator.

These two areas need special attention.”

 

...proper attribution of the original content creator is very important.

 

There are many ways to do this on various platforms, and there are generally recognized “best practices” that people use.

 

If you neglect the attribution part of the equation, this is when you get into sticky situations (no matter what your expert lawyer has told you).

 

...It pays to take a look at how each platform handles this aspect of curation and make sure you’re dotting your “I”s and crossing your ‘t’s.”

 

Right on the mark. 8/10

Read more:  http://www.webpronews.com/content-curation-what-does-it-take-to-be-successful-2011-10


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 12, 2011 11:33 AM
Goes right to your previous post about good/bad curation. How much is the curator vs the platform? What is the best way to give attribution (a link or a link with name/organization)?

The last bit about how the end reader feels about attribution was interesting as well.


“In your opinion, how much does it matter to the consumer if they’re obtaining information from its original source, as long as that source is credited? Consumers want information, and that means different things to different people. Many consumers are only concerned about the information they receive and being able to process it quickly because they’re reading these sites simply as a way to quickly digest information and move on. Other consumers may want to dig deeper, explore more sources, get to the original source and expand their body of information. And others still may actually NEED to have the original source for verification purposes or if they’re conducting research or writing an article. This depends on what type of consumer you are.”
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6 Data Journalism Blogs To Bookmark

6 Data Journalism Blogs To Bookmark | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

Data journalism has quickly become a popular field yet many reporters are still in the dark about it. How do you go about getting the data? What do you do once you have the data? A perfect resource would be the data journalism handbook, but since it hasn’t been written yet.


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» 3 simple tips for setting up online communities Learning in the Social Workplace

» 3 simple tips for setting up online communities Learning in the Social Workplace | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it
RT @jalvarezhuete: 3 simple tips for setting up online communities http://t.co/bxqS3NS7 #elearning...

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To Build a Virtual Embedded Information Role, Start at the Top | Future Ready 365

To Build a Virtual Embedded Information Role, Start at the Top | Future Ready 365 | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it
Relationships, relationships, relationships! Embedded information professionals’ success rests partially on the depth of their relationship with their user groups. Read more...

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New to Me

New to Me | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

I love Twitter.  It is because of Twitter that I have become aware of Scoop.it. These two really cool search engines, Zakta and Search Cube, are new to me.  I want to be aware of the trends and issues as they related to information searching and the work of the Reference Librarian. I hope there is something new here for you too dear reader.

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How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but tutors must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture, says Ernesto Priego...

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Zakta - Home

Zakta - Home | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

SearchTeam.com, the world's first real-time collaborative search engine, by Zakta, has been launched.

You can search the Web together with friends, curate what you need, while collaborating with them in real-time, or asynchronously.

 

 


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Wikipedia to Add Research Mega-Tool for Hot News Article Editors

The idea of pared-down old Wikipedia getting some custom-built and self-aware news power tools from Ushahidi - and of Ushahidi getting to learn from observing the thriving community of news editors in Wikipedia - is really exciting. If they can get User Experience taken care of well (something both organizations have struggled with) then I think the combined efforts of the two organizations could make them both all the more powerful sources of international real-time news. CNN just might eat their dust.


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Celebrating Literacy in the Library and Inviting Participation

Celebrating Literacy in the Library and Inviting Participation | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it
How do you invite a participatory culture in your library?  For me, this is a term that is an embedded part of my philosophy.  I strive to find ways for students to have multiple opportunities to...

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The Myth of the Tech-Savvy Student The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Myth of the Tech-Savvy Student The Chronicle of Higher Education | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

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21st Century Information Fluency: Finding Better Keywords

21st Century Information Fluency: Finding Better Keywords | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

In this interview with Dr. David Barr we discuss practical ways to teach students how to find better keywords.


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Real-Time News Curation Is The New Strategy at BBC | Nieman Lab

Real-Time News Curation Is The New Strategy at BBC | Nieman Lab | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it

Move over, auto-tweets: This week, the BBC has switched its @BBCNews Twitter feed to all-human curation. (One small step for a news feed; one giant leap for newsfeedkind.)

 

It’s a lot like the experiment The New York Times tried with human Twitter curation this spring…except that it’s not an experiment. It’s a new strategy. One that involves, at the moment, a team of four people working across three core Twitter feeds — @BBCNews, @BBCBreaking, and @BBCWorld.

 

“We want to be tweeting with value,” Chris Hamilton, BBC News’ social media editor, told me of the move....

[read full article http://j.mp/s1imfW]


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5 Great Videos for Library Instruction | Information Tyrannosaur

The teaching librarians here are gearing up for another semester of classes which begin next week. In some of the classes we do, we like to use different sorts.

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Tips for Effective Presentations

Tips and tricks on how to create a more effective powerpoint presentation...

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search-cube - the Visual Search Engine

search-cube - the Visual Search Engine | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it
searchcube is a graphical search engine that presents search results in a compact, visual format in three dimensions.
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Libraries have thrived, despite technological developments - Vancouver Sun

Libraries have thrived, despite technological developments - Vancouver Sun | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it
Libraries have thrived, despite technological developmentsVancouver SunWith ebook readers, digital materials, and electronic reference transactions, libraries have kept pace and embraced the digital age.
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Technology changing face of libraries

Technology changing face of libraries | Reference Librarian: Issues and Trends | Scoop.it
Above the fireplace in the children’s room at the Seymour Library, there is a photograph of what that room looked (Technology changing face of libraries: The black and white picture features a librarian wearing a long dress, st...)...

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