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Ken spoke at Red Deer College a few weeks and it was a great opportunity to hear about many “out of the box” initiatives being undertaken by North [...]
“Social is just one part of what we do. We think of it as an information utility,” he said, describing Twitter as a personal news service as much as a social network. (Twitter is much more than social: co-founder Dorsey)
Twitter is a social networking site I am not ashamed to check routinely throughout the [...]
It is now officially too late to submit a proposal to the next Canadian Library Association National Conference taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia May 25-28, 2011.
However, you can view all of the proposed sessions online. I find this to be a very interesting feature, for it provides an insightful view into the different [...]
Chances are that if you’re looking for work in a library setting, you’re going to be asked about your experiences with new technologies and your thoughts on how those technologies can be successfully integrated into library services.
The following are just some of many software and Web applications available on the Internet that are [...]
About a year ago, I attended my first Blended Librarian webcast. I was impressed. These free, virtual events happen every few months and bring information science professionals from all over the place together to discuss topics pertinent to librarianship, technology and information literacy.
Tomorrow’s webcast is happening from 3PM-4PM (EST). It’s entitled: Everything Librarians and [...]
I was more excited than usual to find a copy of Feliciter in my mailbox today. The topic featured in this issue: Information policy.
Topics like copyright reform, net neutrality, intellectual property and access rights might be complicated, sometimes intimidating, and occasionally dry. However, the issues surrounding these topics are central to librarianship and how [...]
Transliteracy is an emerging buzzword.
What is it, exactly? Well…
According to Transliteracy.com, “transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.”
Bobbi Newman has put together a slide show presentation that [...]
“Open access starts at home,” says Salo, who sees the profession as “disastrously timid about supporting experimentation and the business models we think preferable, speaking truth to power, even just modeling the behaviors we want faculty to adopt.” Issuing a call to arms, she warns, “We can’t just wring our hands about the serials crisis [...]
Save the date: October 18-24, 2010
A date has now been selected for International Open Access Week 2010. *hooray*
Program details will be available in the coming weeks and months at http://www.openaccessweek.org.
Last October, a significant number of academic libraries in North America took part in Open Access Week, promoting OA publishing initiatives through hosting [...]
I have started a “Continuing Education” topical category on here. My motivation is to encourage learning beyond the walls of universities (which are particularly hard to jump over if you’re not working at or attending one), and the restricted gaze of popular media on the Internet.
Since I graduated university, I have been particularly craving [...]