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A Day in the life of an “OER Librarian”

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A Day in the life of an “OER Librarian" looking for user-friendly collections of open textbooks (via @OER_center)

 

Sleslie: 

To [...] find some suitable Open Textbook alternatives for a collaborative program in ICT here in BC, and I wanted to reflect on this process and this potential role of “OER Librarian.”

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Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide

Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

AnnaLaura Brown:

Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide http://t.co/BwbIawgh...

"Here are a few of the key points from this book:

1. Social Media has changed how patrons interact with the library.
2. Social Media has given libraries new options for marketing their services.
3. Social Media can be used as an avenue for change for libraries.
4. Social Media can be used very effectively to advocate for libraries.
5. Not every library will benefit from the same social media tools. You need to experiment to see what works for your library."

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The time for Libraries is NOW - Slideshare

Ned Potter:

"This is a call to arms for libraries, inspired loosely by the famous SHIFT HAPPENS deck.

Feel free to embed it anywhere and everywhere, with attribution."

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The Critical Social App Is Hanging Out on Google+

A hang out with the archivist at Coke. Interesting fact for archivists and librarians and what is in store with regards social networking.

 

Joe Mandese: "Forget About Likes, Tweets, Or Even Tweet-Ups, The Critical Social App Is Hanging Out - 01/23/2012

Coca-Cola to host Google+ hangout, allowing consumers to visit with their archivists."

http://bit.ly/ypxxTf

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Nonprofit and Library App Survey from App It Up

Nonprofit and Library App Survey from App It Up | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Very helpful survey:

 

albertknight: "Back in September, we posted a summary of App It Up's nonprofit and library apps survey. We had some requests for more detailed survey results, so here they are!"

"Keep in mind, this was not a very scientific survey. The sample size is small (less than 250), and we didn't try to survey a representative sample of organizations. Therefore the results may not accurately represent the full range of nonprofit and library app experiences."

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Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On?

Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Libby Fischer Hellmann:

A discussion about ebooks for patrons with four librarians...

 

"With all of the discussions, opinions, and analyses of ebooks these days, one of the aspects we don’t hear enough about are libraries and how they’re adapting to the e-verse. An article in PW recently discussed the situation from a library’s point of view and pointed out some issues that are impeding the growth of ebook borrowing. As both an author and an avid user of libraries, I decided to approach it a little differently.

 

A large percentage of my readers, maybe even a majority, have borrowed my books from the library in the past, so I’m especially interested how and if library patrons are able to download my ebooks easily. So far, the answer is “kinda-sorta.” The only way I know that patrons can download ebooks is through Overdrive, and there seems to be some issues with Overdrive’s inventory, ie some libraries have titles that other libraries don’t. In other words, no consistency. Which is not a good thing for a mid-list author."

 

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Libraries: championing digital information on campus

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"Alison Mackenzie explains how a new project is looking at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy (RT @dmlcentral: New project looks at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy)"

 

"The Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) is working on a project to review the roles academic libraries are playing in developing the digital literacies within their own institutions, and across the information profession. Academic librarians have a long tradition of championing the effective use of information. The SCONUL project is designed to reveal how libraries and librarians are shaping their services to maximise the opportunities and benefits of working in a digital environment."

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Pinterest- The Next Big Thing | Social Media Today

Pinterest- The Next Big Thing | Social Media Today | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Pinterest also valuable for librarians & archivists.

 

Nina Churchill

"Pinterest is one of the newest and fastest growing social media networks out right now.  Pinterest is a place to share pictures on "boards", organized places to store the photos that you "pin".  

Since it came out in 2009, Pinterest has been an invite only site, making it exclusive and generally spam free. Although it is invite only, you probably know someone who is already a member and willing to invite you in. According to a report by Experian, the site received over 11 million visits the week of December 17th, which is 40x more hits than just six months earlier."

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Advanced Google Image Search -Finding Creative Commons Images

Learn how to find free copyright images using Google Advanced Search.


Via k3hamilton, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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Preprint: Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge?

Title
Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge? (Preprint)

Authors
Angela Dresselhaus & Flora Shrode

"In this paper we report on two surveys and offer an introductory plan that librarians may use to begin implementing mobile access to selected library databases and services. Results from the first survey helped us to gain insight into where students at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah stands regarding their use of mobile devices for academic activities in general and their desire for access to library services and resources in particular. A second survey that we conducted with librarians gave us an idea of the extent to which responding libraries offer mobile access, their future plans for mobile implementation, and librarians’ opinions about whether and how mobile technologies may be useful to library patrons. In the last segment of the paper, we outline steps librarians can take as they “go mobile.”

 

Full text: http://www.ala.org/lita/ital/sites/ala.org.lita.ital/files/content/prepub/dresselhaus.pdf

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