Category Archive: Libraries

Posts about librarians and libraries.

Feb 23

Session Proposal: Talk about the new White House policy on open access

Yesterday, as some of you doubtless know, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a new open access policy that may have a drastic effect on scholarly publishing (unless, of course, it changes nothing). Discussion on Twitter with the hashtags #publicaccess and #openaccess was lively, and I thought we could spend some …

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Feb 14

Session Proposal: GLAM Workshops with Impact

Like it or not, the typical “outreach session” for any GLAM institution is a single, one-shot, sixty minute workshop. I’ll set aside our desires to be better integrated into the semester curriculum, or museum summer series, or after school high school programs, and have more time. Instead, I’d like to focus on how to make …

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Feb 12

Session Proposal-Supporting DH Pedagogy for Undergraduates

I’d like to have a conversation with like-minded folks who support classroom pedagogy about the library/ed tech role in teaching DH to undergraduates. I suspect there are more of us at smaller liberal arts colleges than at larger institutions, but I welcome and hope for surprise. Some initial question: How are DH competencies taught to …

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Feb 12

Session proposal– Beyond the container: Teaching genre awareness for digital information

Digital information becomes separated from its traditional “containers.” To a novice user a journal article, for example, can resemble a book chapter or a conference report.  Even experienced users can find the genre lines blurry in an electronic environment. How can we best foster genre awareness in this context? Why does genre matter? How do …

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Feb 11

Session Proposal: Rethinking Online Exhibits

Many libraries and archives exhibit material on their websites or on blogs and social media platforms. They range from full-on interactive experiences to duplications of existing physical exhibits to “object of the month” style photo blogs. While there are decades of theory behind physical exhibit design, for the most part, institutions are on their own …

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Feb 01

Session Proposal: After the End: How Libraries can Support the Continuity and Preservation of Digital Humanities Projects

Sure, the fun part is actually doing the project – digging into the data, creating cool models and maps, driving the discussion and exploration of a chosen topic. But what happens after the project concludes? How are the products created during the project managed? What about the documentation and systems used? The responsibility for a …

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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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