Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 24

Blogs and Microblogs for Academic Research

The traditional scholarly publishing cycle can take years to get information out to an audience. Newer platforms for scholarly communication, such as blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, virtually eliminate this lag time and facilitate warp-speed sharing of ideas. ·         What social media sources have you found relevant to your own or your patrons’ research? ·         Is …

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Jan 24

Session Proposal: Teaching New Users (General Discussion)

On one side, we have the creation, preservation, and presentation of content. On the other, we have our users. With so many fantastic resources available, how do we help our users find exactly what they need? I would like to share and hear about techniques and tools used to connect researchers of all levels with …

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Jan 16

Session Proposal: The changing world of ebooks

The changing world of ebooks Given: Patrons will increasingly use ebooks in the coming years. What can librarians do to: Provide the titles they need (purchase outright, purchase-on-demand, provide changing content in the form of vendor packages such as ebrary) Ascertain what titles they need (solicit patron input, offer purchase-on-demand) Make ebooks easily accessible (for …

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Jan 14

Campers Cap Reached

THATCamp Libraries has reached it’s capacity of 75 registrants. If you haven’t received notification that you registration is approved, you are on the waiting list. If you have registered and you can’t make it, please let us know at Thank you!

Jan 10

Session Proposal: The MOOC Experience

It may be a fun word to say, but that little acronym is changing how we approach education.   I took my first MOOC this fall (a programming course), and as a student, it was a worthwhile experience.  I’m also signed up to take the E-Learning and Digital Cultures course that starts at the end …

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