Posts Tagged 'innovative'

Library DIY: unmediated point-of-need support

Taking into account DIY students: Library DIY @Information WantsTo Be Free

2013 ACRL recorded panel: …enhancing learning through mapping, rubrics, and portfolios

Audio of panel, slides also available here Via Char Booth @Info-mational

Hubs and centers as transitional change strategy for library collaboration

Libraries of science and technology universities worldwide are adapting to a changing environment… In addition to adopting new technologies and the resources and expertise to manage them, libraries are experimenting with organizational models… Read… @Ubiquitous Librarian

The past, present, and future of scholarly publishing

M Eisen weighs in on reinventing the scholarly publishing system… By replacing the current journal hierarchy with a structured classification of research areas and levels of interest, this new system would undermine the generally poisonous “winner take all” attitude associated with publication in Science, Nature and their ilk. Read more

Hacking, making, & creating at the library

A March 2013 presentation offering an overview of what’s happening, and some tips on where to start. Read @DavidLeeKing

DIY library culture and the academy

Librarianship has seen a groundswell of innovative do-it-yourself (DIY) activity in recent years… For academic librarians this DIY culture is closely tied with professional development and scholarship, but what does it say about the future of the academic library profession? From Lead Pipe editors. Read on @LeadPipe

Not an April Fool’s joke: the New York Times has built a haiku bot

Read more @NiemanJournal

Just-for-me training

Even when we get the timing right, infrequent use of a tool on which people were trained will lead to forgetting. Creating screencast videos to reinforce learning and having users create – with relatively easy to learn software like Jing – an individualized video of their own that they can fall back on weeks, months, or even years afterward will help to ensure long-lasting learning. Read more @Technology in Practice

4 ways to bring users to your library resources from Wikipedia

Librarians should look for ways to enable users to somehow get from wikipedia pages to library resources more easily. But how? What follows are 4 ways I know that allow users to link back to library resources easily… Read on @MusingsAboutLibrarianship

Weekend reading: creative learning edition

On MIT’s Learning Creative Learning mooc, making, new ways of seeing, the future of the scholarly journal, and more. Read more… @ProfHacker

UC Berkeley researchers aim to revolutionize e-books

Adapting the e-book for the Web instead of for specific applications would open up a wide array of new features… Read more… via LibraryStuff

Why libraries should be the next great start-up incubators

Co-working spaces are often treated today as a novelty … but the idea is actually as old as the public library. Read on… @LibraryStuff

Students as stakeholders: library advisory boards and privileging our users

This article investigates the idea of library student advisory boards as mechanisms for building more student-centered libraries at colleges and universities. @LeadPipe Read on…

“CUNY’s critical thinking skills initiative: redesigning workforce education through information literacy learning”

If students can think critically about online research in an academic setting, they can transfer these skills easily to the workplace… @CRLn Read …

Google and the future of search

Searching the internet may be about to change.

This year, Google will roll out what it calls its Knowledge Graph, the closest any system has yet come to creating … “the semantic web,” the version that could itself provide answers, not links to answers. (For the crux of the subject, jump down pass Amit Singhal photo.) @Guardian Read more …

E-discovery with QR codes

Libraries need ways to connect what is in the physical library to digital holdings. QR codes are one possible solution. Read more … @AL Technology in Practice
Noteworthy on this subject also are: this, this presentation, and this article

To increase innovation, take the sting out of failure

As the library becomes more entrepreneurial (see also 11/29/12 post on said), taking the sting out of failure and avowing ‘smart failure’ is sound advice. @HBR Read more …

Inventing the future: finding the adjacent possible in libraries

Because if 100% of your time is devoted to maintaining the status quo, when do you invent the future? @Ink & Vellum Read more …


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