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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Education changes lives and societies, but can we sustain the current model? New models and new technologies allow us to rethink many of the premises of education—location and time, credits and credentials, knowledge creation and sharing.

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education’s mission without being crippled by constraints or overpowered by greater expectations.

Go to source: http://www.educause.edu/research-publications/books/game-changers-education-...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Library professionals from across Europe presented at LIBER’s 2014 Annual Conference in Riga, Latvia.

Following the conference, we asked delegates for their opinions about the conference in general, and on each presentation. Using this feedback, we came up with a list of the 10 most highly rated presentations from LIBER 2014.

Go to source: http://libereurope.eu/blog/10-most-highly-ranked-presentations-at-liber-2014/

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) have repeatedly identified 3D printing as an important development in educational technology, most recently forecasting a mere two to three years before widespread adoption. What will that mean for higher education and society? How will such services impact practices of higher education and potentially learning itself? What can those tasked with provisioning such services expect and plan for?

In early 2012, the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library at the University of...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Since the 1950s debate has raged about the impact of new technologies on print culture in the broadest sense and on the publishing industry, libraries, and archives in particular. Succinctly put, “The Death of the Book” has been both proclaimed and denied. Meanwhile, notions of what constitutes a library or an archive have been challenged and transformed by new communications competencies and needs. In response to these realities, the Royal Society of Canada is establishing an Expert Panel on “The Future Now: Canada's Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”.

Section on Academic Libraries begins on p93.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The ideas of textual or data mining (TDM) and subsequent analysis go back hundreds if not thousands of years. Originally carried out manually, textual and data analysis has long been a tool which has enabled new insights to be drawn from text corpora. However, for the potential benefits of TDM to be unlocked, a number of non-technological barriers need to be overcome. These include legal uncertainty resulting from complicated copyright, database rights and licensing, the fact that some publishers are not currently embracing the opportunities TDM offers the academic community, and a lack of awareness of TDM among many academics, alongside a skills gap.

Go to source: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november14/brook/11brook.html