Infographic: A Day In The Life Of The Internet
Who Needs a Librarian When You Have Google?
Awesome stuff from The Daring Librarian:
I used to work for an accounting firm and when they said this . . . I noted that online tax software made them irrelevant . . and the accountants were irrelevant because there was Excel . . .
There’s always a metaphor for making the point that access and software don’t replace professionals – unless of course they’re doing something that can be easily automated instead of delivering real value . . .
I missed this in March but it looks useful to libraries:
In March, Facebook released a guide for causes and nonprofits, advising them on how to reach Facebook users with their pages. The social network announced Wednesday that the guide is now available in four additional languages.
The English Guide is a 13 page PDF:
Lots to learn in using Facebook for advocacy. Libraries need advocacy as an ongoing activity and not just crises and events.
“Review of Canadian University Fair Dealing Policies” is a must-read new research paper by UWO Library & Information Science doctoral student Lisa Di Valentino — see her blog at http://fairdealingineducation.
The full text of the paper is posted at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/
“The past three years have seen a number of changes in the area of copyright law, particularly in the area of education. As a result, Canadian universities have had to make policy decisions to account for these changes and the resulting expansion of fair dealing rights. The content and consistency of the resulting policies may have a significant effect on the future interpretation of fair dealing rights. In this paper I analyze the current state of fair dealing policies and supporting information found on university web sites. I conclude that an ideal fair dealing policy is open ended and flexible, and incorporates mention of the significant elements of copyright legislation, court decisions, and other areas of law, in a way that is accessible to its intended audience of faculty and instructors.”
This research is particularly timely because of the recent lawsuit brought by Access Copyright against York University, the basis of which is York’s allegedly ineffective fair dealing policy.
What’s all the fuss? Is this another new shiny thing, or does it have the potential to cause serious change in cultural, library and learning environments? This is the Symposium for you if you want to hear about what’s happen, learn about scholarly research and investigations and have great conversations.
Creative Making in Libraries & Museums iSchool Symposium
University of Toronto iSchool Institute Symposium in partnership with Dysart & Jones Associates and the Ontario Library Association
REGISTRATION & WEBSITE NOW OPEN
Early bird discounts and Special Rates for OLA Members
Monday & Tuesday July 22 & 23, 2013, Toronto
Visit the website to learn more and register:
One of the hottest trends today is FabLabs, 3D printing, Makerspaces, Arduino and the connection of libraries and museums to creation and invention. It’s time for a symposium on the current landscape and a look at the opportunities for research, learning alignment, programs, practices and experiences of pioneers in this space. Dysart & Jones Associates have assembled a stellar crew of the leading thinkers and innovators in the fields of critical making. Attendees will tour the University of Toronto iSchool Semaphore Research Lab, hear of international innovations in FabLabs and Makerspaces in libraries, explore the use of maker technology in museums and cultural institutions, and learn the connections to strategies for research, community and education.
When one of Time magazine’s top 100 thinkers, Chris Anderson, a famed journalist, and editor of Wired magazine and entrepreneur, writes his third book (following librarians’ favorite, The Long Tail) on Makers: The New Industrial Revolution in 2012, you know the maker revolution is on the way! The book describes how entrepreneurs using open source design and 3D printing as a platform are driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. The innovations portrayed, crowdsourcing of ideas, utilization of available lower-cost design and manufacturing tools, and reviewing options to outsource capital-intensive manufacturing were also highlighted in the February 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “From Do It Yourself to Do It Together”.
Many industries, libraries, and museums have embraced the maker revolution. This two-day symposium illustrates the breadth and depth of the revolution, puts it into the context of libraries and museums, shares exciting programs already being pioneered and suggests areas for future endeavours. It features leading edge thinkers, scholars, and practitioners, includes a tour of the University of Toronto’s Critical Making Lab and focuses on strategies for libraries, museums, K-12 and other education and academic institutions.
Other innovators will be video-conferenced in as well
Lunch and coffee/snacks included
· Jane Dysart, Senior Partner, Dysart & Jones
· Stephen Abram, Consultant, Dysart & Jones
For sponsorship opportunities or a chance to demonstrate technology please contact: Juanita Richardson, Juanita@dysartjones.com
Register at http://www.creativemaking.org/
The 2 day symposium fee is $349.00 and $299.00 if you register before July 5th. Students are eligible for free limited volunteer roles or a half price registration.
OLA members get a 15% discount on registration fees.
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, iSchool Institute
140 St George Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON
- Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased more for in-state students (7 percent increase) than for out-of-state students (4 percent increase).
- During that same time period, 4-year nonprofit institutions increased overall at 3 percent. However, for-profit institutions reported a 2 percent decrease. This First Look presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2012 data collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for 2012-13—such as degrees offered, type of program, application information, and tuition and other costs; the number and type of degrees conferred from July 2011 through June 2012; and 12-month enrollment data for the 2011-12 academic year.
- In 2012-13, of the 7,416 Title IV institutions in the United States and other jurisdictions, 3,110 were classified as 4-year institutions, 2,363 were 2-year institutions, and the remaining 2,043 were less-than-2-year institutions.
- Institutions reported a 12-month unduplicated headcount enrollment totaling about 29 million individual students. Of these, roughly 25.2 million were undergraduates and approximately 3.8 million were graduate students.
- Of the roughly 3 million students receiving degrees at 4-year Title IV institutions, 46 percent were 18- to 24- years old
Report also available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013289.pdf”
“From the YouTube Description:
What can you do to bring some of the Smithsonian’s 137 million objects to life? Put them in 3D!
This is a full-time job for two of the Smithsonian’s very own “laser cowboys,” Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo, who work in the Smithsonian’s 3D Digitization Program Office. They work hard to document, in very high three-dimensional detail, many of our priceless and important collections so that the objects are available for research, education and general interest.
It costs $250-1500 but there’s some highlights here.
Canadian Book Consumer 2012 – An infographic by the team at BookNet Canada
Additional analysis at Digital Reader:
|Not important||Quite important||Very important||Essential||VIP + Essential|
|Self-directed study of external courses||14%||33%||35%||18%||53%|
|Internal company documents||13%||44%||29%||14%||43%|
|Internal job aids||20%||37%||26%||17%||43%|
|Collaborative working within your team||3%||12%||30%||55%||85%|
|General conversations and meetings with people||2%||19%||40%||39%||79%|
|Personal & professional networks and communities||3%||22%||35%||40%||75%|
|External blog and news feeds||8%||22%||40%||30%||70%|
|Content curated from external sources||9%||29%||39%||23%||62%|
|Web search for resources (eg Google)||2%||17%||32%||49%||81%|