Archive for December, 2012

Library Now! Google Now technology applied to libraries?

Using Google Now – whose promise is to get you “just the right information at just the right time” – as a springboard for discussion, Tay explores ways libraries might be and to some extent already are anticipating and targeting user information needs and offering recommendations at points of need. @Musings about Librarianship Read more …

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“Google Spreadsheets and real-time assessments”

Published October 2012, this is a little gem. Shannon R. Simpson explains how to get instant feedback for library instruction using Google Drive spreadsheets, which allow up to 50 users to access a spreadsheet (composed of assessment questions) at one time (note: Google Docs is now known as Google Drive). Read full text here

Thoughts on weeding

Weeding (or “deselection”) can be controversial and anxiety provoking. But it’s also a necessary reality for academic librarians who manage an infinitely growing body of information while faced with limited resources … there are several reasons why weeding may be a particularly important learning activity for new librarians. @ACRLog Read more …

Top ed-tech trends of 2012: the politics of ed-tech

We witnessed in 2012 the (education) technology sector discovering, seizing, wielding its power and influence. On the ed-tech lobby, education politics, and more. @Hack Education Read on …

An ebook plan by Iris Jastram and Steve Lawson

@Pegasus Librarian Read here

“Why first year college students select online research resources as their favorite”

Via Research, Rhetoric and Rambling @First Monday Read article

EBL touts its versatility: series exploring ebook options

More than 600 institutions, encompassing thousands of libraries, around the world now use EBL (Ebook Library), including University of Texas at Austin, Wellesley College, and Fairfield University. @Library Journal Read more …


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