Monthly Archive for February, 2014

The New Information Literacy Framework

Read this Tame The Web post here.

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International Bookfair, Guadalajara, Mexico: IFLA ACD Report

Please read the report witten by our Mexican colleague Helen Ladron de Guevara Cox here

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“Neue Formen der Erwerbung”, a new book reviewed by Regine Schmolling

By Regine Schmolling, Neue Formen der Erwerbung, edited by Susanne Göttker and Franziska Wein, De Gruyter Saur, 2014 ; read the review .here 

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The Hope and the Hype of MOOCs

At ALA Midwinter there was a symposium on MOOCS sponsored by OCLC. It looked at the questions: Do MOOCs represent a turning point in online distance education? Or another technological flash in the pan? Watch this five-minute video summary of the OCLC Symposium on Massive Open Online Courses. Link to […]

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Radio Station’s Music Collection Brings Big Challenges to U. of Texas at Austin

Thanks to its purchase of the entire physical library of the university’s public-radio station, KUT, the university’s Fine Arts Library has 60,000 CDs and 4,000 LPs to process and store—400 boxes’ worth. Read more

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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Universities are digital machines these days. But many of the decisions that have to be made as a result are not technical at all. They are about the nature of research and its public benefits, about how learning and teaching takes place, and how we confront difficult ethical issues. Strategic […]

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5 Predictions for Open Access in 2014

Read this BookBusiness article here.

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