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Free webinar — John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society

The Closing of Library Services… The Opening of Library Services (Free Webcast) Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3-5:30 pm Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and director of the Open Content Alliance (OCA) and a critic of proprietary services like the massive Google Books project, will be the keynote speaker for the fourth John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society sponsored by the University of ...

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Free program certificate — Teaching and Learning in MultiUser Virtual Enviroments

——The European funded MUVEnation project has just launched ‘Teaching and learning with MUVEs’. This is a one year postgraduate programme, delivered online, for future and in-service teachers who want to use innovative methods and tools to address learners motivation and participation issues in compulsory education. What impact can 3D virtual worlds, such as Second Life, really have on our learning and teaching settings? The course ...

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GLA / COMO 2008

So, who’s going to GLA/COMO ’08? For the first time in FOREVER it seems, I am not presenting. How’d that happen? 😉 Instead, I’m on the ballot (unopposed) to Chair the Professional And Continuing Education Interest Group (PACE, that is) The problem I always have with conferences is whether to go support my friends/colleagues/coworkers or whether I should only go to those that interest me, ...

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Need a mentor?

For those at the UGA Libraries, there is an internal mentoring program via the Professional Development & Research Committee. too. New Member’s Roundtable of ALA offers a mentoring program: —-Have you been a librarian for 5 years or less? Do you sometimes feel you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to? Do you find yourself wondering, in the midst of ...

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Reference in transition (interesting Stephen Abram article)

Although a good portion of what I read in terms of change in libraries is cataloging/metadata/systems related (metadata for electronic & digital objects, nex-gen catalogs, rda, opensource ILS, products to enhance user experience that work with the existing catalog (e.g., vufind, etc.), changes in LC policy, etc.), occasionally an article which is more reference oriented wanders across my desk. I’ve certainly read alot of articles ...

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GOLD/GALILEO review

Friday (8/1/08) I attended the GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference. This conference gets better and better every year and I think the session offerings get better, too. The keynote speaker was funny and enthusiastic (Cliff Landis) — always a plus. I attended a session on website redesign, blogging, and the third, on the GALILEO Institutional Repository project. The first session was on website redesign. I ...

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Collaborating in the Cloud (or maybe stuck in the quicksand…) [video]

Collaborating In The Cloud view presentation (tags: collaboration library2.0) Nice overview of distributed information, collaboration (Wired recently also has a great graphic about the hivemind vs. the individual brain, too) and web2.0 — lots of the usual candidates (google products, del.icio.us, etc. etc.) but nicely organized. One thing I am wondering though: What are the emerging technologies in libraries — not the same ol’ same ...

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Library news roundup: nexgen catalogs, institutional repositories, and more

Well, since I have so many little library related tidbits floating around in my reader, I’m just going to do a roundup: Over at the shifted librarian, she has a nice blog post about the new startup project, bibliocommons @ the Oakville, Ontario library, to build a library catalog interface from scratch. The interface includes things like reviews, tagging, faceted searching, etc. Looks very drupalesque ...

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