In the fall of 2013, I will co-teach a 12 week MOOC version of ”The Hyperlinked Library” for San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science. Find out a bit about my motivations for working on this project and how you can participate as a student.
I’m in the midst of prepping my syllabus for a summer course entitled “Digital Tools, Trends, and Debates.” One of my modules – in fact, one I’m most excited about – is focused on digital learning and digital literacies, so I think it’s relevant in this week’s worth of material to include in our conversation [...]
In response and extension of Sarah Houghton’s livid take on the patron privacy in the wake of the Overdrive and Amazon eBook agreement, I suggest that we use the opportunity not to reform commercial privacy issues but instead to educate library users on the issues at hand.
Library Renewal asks a provocative question in their post responding to the recent UCLA case regarding streaming of DVDs: If streaming isn’t copying, can libraries be Netflix? It’s a question that I’d bet many libraries would love to have answered in the affirmative. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
UW-Madison and UW extensions are working in cahoots on Forward, a new OPAC for the UW system. In their own words, Forward is a Resource Discovery experiment that builds a unified search interface for library data. Today Forward is 100% of the UW System Library catalogs and two UW digital collections. The project also experiments [...]