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Monday, December 17, 2012

You’re invited to join us for a Post-Conference Workshop

Workshop Theme

Doing it together: Statistics, Efficiency and Synergy in Academic Libraries

Date: Friday, 19 April 2013

Time: 9 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Cost: Free – For IATUL 2013 conference delegates only

Background

The workshop is to encourage the collection of statistics for benchmarking, improve the collection of statistics in African libraries, develop a basis for regional cooperation and activity and to create an awareness of the various options available, e.g. the statistical database developed by CPUT Libraries.

Presenters include:

1.      Ms Helen Livingston – University Librarian, University of South Australia

2.      Professor Tord Hoivik, Senior Consultant at LATINA/Lab, Norway

Go to source: http://active.cput.ac.za/IATUL2013/

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Technology is moving fast and has an ever-increasing influence on the way researchers work. Sarah Porter, head of innovation at Jisc, has worked alongside her colleague Torsten Reimer to pull out key predictions for the future of research. Sarah says, “With rapidly increasing amounts of data generated, digital technology offers new and innovative ways of finding and analysing relevant information. It also allows academics to work with citizen scientists and engage the public in their research. This will allow researchers to undertake projects on a larger scale with more impactful results.”

Go to source:http://www.jisc.ac.uk/inform/inform35/7Predictions.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=University+of+Bristol+(JISC+Executive)&utm_campaign=1842576_Jisc+Inform+35&utm_content=futureresearch&dm_i=QHI,13HQO,62XAVT,3ERU4,1

Monday, December 17, 2012

IATUL now has a Facebook page that can be found at:

 

Monday, December 17, 2012

The videos, slides and photos from the 2012 conference can be viewed on the conference blog.

 

Speakers featured on the blog include Roly Keating of the British Library, Dame Janet Finch, Mark Thorley (RCUK) and Professor Stephen Curry.

Go to source: http://rlukconference12.wordpress.com/

 
Monday, December 17, 2012

The library is not just a repository, or a service like any other, or a place for study: it is all these things. It can also be a partner in research and in teaching, and institutions which fail to capitalise fully on this asset will find it harder to compete in the future.

Go to source: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/the-value-of-academic-libraries

 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Proceedings of the ARL Fall Forum

October 11–12, 2012

Washington, DC

Go to source: http://www.arl.org/resources/pubs/fallforumproceedings/forum12.shtml

 

Monday, December 17, 2012
This article focuses on the role of the embedded information specialist, in the Phytomedicine Programme. The main concern will be to incorporate the educational software, Blackboard, named ClickUP at the University of Pretoria, in the existing community of practice between staff and post-graduate students of the Phytomedicine Programme, developed since 2009. The original research platform was developed on RefShare (RefWorks).
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

Asmall but rapidly growing portion of comics and graphic novels is not only nonfiction, but is also focused on science and scientists. Since these books tackle the topics at an advanced level, they can bring a real benefit to academic library collections. It has been argued that academic libraries can use graphic novels to support the curriculum in a number of subject areas, including history, film, and literature studies. They can also be used as leisure reading materials for students who have grown up with the graphic novel as a pervasive medium in popular culture. Now academic librarians have a real opportunity to support science and engineering curricula with this emerging format.

Go to source: http://crln.acrl.org/content/current

Monday, December 17, 2012

Audrey Watters writes: “Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs. This was, without a doubt, the most important and talked-about trend in education technology this year. The trend started to pick up in late 2011 with the huge enrolment in the three computer-science courses that Stanford offered for free online during the fall semester, along with the announcement of MITx in December. Add to that the increasing costs of college tuition and arguments that there’s a ‘higher education bubble,’ and the promise of a free online university education obviously hit a nerve.”...

Go to source:
http://hackeducation.com/2012/12/03/top-ed-tech-trends-of-2012-moocs/