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Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age

Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age

Via Commoncraft: https://www.commoncraft.com/free-video-libraries-internet-age

Stephen

Posted on: April 21, 2015, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

An interesting article from Harvard on the Maker movement in education and libraries

An interesting examination of the Maker movement in education and libraries (from Harvard), including arguments for policymakers and stakeholders to get behind the movement.

They define maker empowerment as “a sensitivity to the designed dimension of objects and systems, along with the inclination and capacity to shape one’s world through building, tinkering, re/designing, or hacking.”

MAKER-CENTERED LEARNING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF THE AGENCY BY DESIGN PROJECT
A WHITE PAPER PRESENTED BY AGENCY BY DESIGN
PROJECT ZERO, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
JANUARY 2015

http://www.agencybydesign.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Maker-Centered-Learning-and-the-Development-of-Self_AbD_Jan-2015.pdf

10 Page PDF

Stephen

Posted on: April 21, 2015, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized

5 experienced crowdfunders share their best campaign advice

Crowdfunding has been tried with some success by libraries.

5 experienced crowdfunders share their best campaign advice

“Running a successful crowdfunding campaign feels a bit like winning the lottery. The results are all over the board: instant successes, slow and steady fundraisers, unfunded flops, and underdogs that rise to the challenge just in the knick of time. But all of these campaigns have one thing in common: Success or failure, they were learning experiences.

Here, five experienced crowdfunders share what they learned from running both successful and unsuccessful campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

1. Get the word out before the campaign launches

2. Know your audience, and go where they are

3. Craft a story

4. Know your brand

5. A failed crowdfunding campaign does not mean a failed product”

 

Stephen

Posted on: April 21, 2015, 6:11 am Category: Uncategorized

Sunsetting: What Libraries Can Learn from Tech Companies

Sunsetting: What Libraries Can Learn from Tech Companies

http://librarylostfound.com/2015/04/10/sunsetting-what-libraries-can-learn-from-tech-companies/

“Here’s four lessons about sunsetting from the tech world that we can apply to libraries:

  1. Choose to Sunset Wisely
  2. Retire Slowly
  3. Answer ALL the Questions
  4. Communicate Sensitively”

Read the post for the details.

Stephen

Posted on: April 20, 2015, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

Why Responsive Design Should Be One of Your Top Priorities

Why Responsive Design Should Be One of Your Top Priorities

Responsive Design Infographic (1)

http://rebuildnation.com/why-responsive-design-should-be-one-of-your-top-priorities/ 

Stephen

Posted on: April 20, 2015, 6:09 am Category: Uncategorized

Demographics: Composition of Leading Social Networks

Demographics: Composition of Leading Social Networks

2. Demographics of Key Social Network Platforms,  Data From Pew Internet

Demographics of Key Social Networking Platforms

Posted on: April 20, 2015, 6:05 am Category: Uncategorized

Study Shows Internet Access Inflates Your Sense of Internal Knowledge

Study Shows Internet Access Inflates Your Sense of Internal Knowledge

http://gizmodo.com/study-shows-internet-access-inflates-your-sense-of-inte-1694970855

“If you don’t know something, you Google it. Of course you do. But researchers suggest that the digital fast track to knowledge can inflate our sense of how much information is actually stored away in our brain.

Researchers from Yale have carried out experiments to investigate how Internet searching changes the way people rate their own internal knowledge. Using over 1,000 student participants, the team carried out a series of nine different tests that compared participants who used the Internet for knowledge acquisition to those using other means. The results appear to suggest that the use of the Internet boosts perception of knowledge, even when it’s about something unrelated to previous online exploration.”

More: http://gizmodo.com/study-shows-internet-access-inflates-your-sense-of-inte-1694970855

Stephen

Posted on: April 19, 2015, 7:01 am Category: Uncategorized