Roy Tennant sits down with Valerie Aurora of the Ada Initiative during Code4Lib14 for a discussion on technology, feminism, and libraries.
Posts Tagged: Libraries
“What if we do, in fact, know best?: A Response to the OCLC Report on DH and Research Libraries” written by Dot Porter (@leoba) and published by DH+LIB.
The tagline for Google Helpouts is “real help from real people in real time.” Doesn’t that sound awfully similar to a librarian? Learn how libraries may face a new threat.
Digital Public Library of America Besides transitioning to the Twitter account @dpla, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced it will provide copies of 1.2 million digital objects to the DPLA. If you’re interested in learning more about the non-profit, there’s a brief Q&A with the new DPLA Executive Director, Dan Cohen. The launch… Read more »
For a wonderful blog post that details one writer’s experience navigating the world of scholarly publishing, please read “Proof” by Micah Vandegrift. You can also read open-access versions of the articles that were printed in the Journal of Library Administration‘s Special Issue: Digitial Humanities in Libraries – New Models For Scholarly Engagement, if you don’t… Read more »
SXSWedu South by Southwest Edu (SXSWedu) is in full swing. Expect a spate of blogposts with the words “launch,” “game-changer,” “dynamic,” “app,” “tablet,” and “future” to burst forth on the web. You can follow along on Twitter and play bingo on your own.
Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections As libraries continue to digitize special collections, ARL and Ithaka S+R have released a report Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries (PDF) that offers a snapshot of research libraries digitization efforts.
Bill of Rights for Online Learners Stakeholders in educational technology drafted a Bill of Rights for online learners, which then drew criticism from other stakeholders as published in the Chronicle of Higher Ed. That criticism prompted a thoughtful rebuttal from Cathy Davidson. As MOOC companies become more entwined with higher education, expect greater calls for… Read more »