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17 years ago
I found this article about the TC library on TCRecord...if you havn't seen it, it is worth a look. It is interesting to see how fast new initiatives become ancient, and forgotten history.
17 years ago
The Video game mixer was a great success. Gus made the comment that if there were any more people it would have been chaotic-- which is a good attendance metric for any party. The space, projectors and other technology worked beautifully. Special thanks to Hui Soo for doing so much of the setup work. I think we did a decent job cleaning up, but we will find out on Monday :-)
17 years ago
Related to a conversation I was having with some of the folks upstairs, I think this is a very interesting format for an EdLab video blog: RocketBoom.
17 years ago
In June 2004, Michael and I prepared a paper and presentation for the Symposium on Colleges, Code, and Copyright held at the University of Maryland University College. Our paper is now available in an ACRL publication, and we will have some copies to distribute. In addition, I just discovered that there is an audio file of the conference presentation available online. The presentation is the first one in the sessi...
17 years ago
A recent article in the New York Times highlights the agenda of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. The Foundation has a commitment to foster educational innovation, including project-based learning, practical experience, and the use of technologies such as film, video, and digital content. The website is worth exploring because a number of the initiatives seem relevant to the edLab agenda.
17 years ago
I am just passing on some resources from a conversation between Michael Rennick and Frank Webster on open source software for libraries. Frank has identified some sources of information on the various open source efforts currently underway. oss4lib.org provides a listing of on-going open source software projects to support library operations. UNESCO also hosts this site dedicated to tracking open source library efforts. Bre...
17 years ago
As a follow-up to a recent conversation with Anthony and Hui Soo, I want to call attention to this article from e-Week detailing why U.S.-based firms like Accenture will ultimately lose out to Indian firms like Wipro because they are not investing enough to improve the efficiency of their operations. If we borrow this analysis and apply it to higher education, we can ask whether traditional universities are investing enough in improving the efficiency of their operations to remain viable over the long run. In this regard, the ...
17 years ago
My congratulations to Christine, Suzanne and Hui Soo on the recent design exercise for the new library digital archiving and publishing system. I have been watching the Wow Factor climb with each exercise. This process combined with the new E-Collaboration capability can become a service for which people clamor.
17 years ago
The Collaboration Support System has been launched. Some improvements added today include: preventing people from requesting Additional services for same-day appointments (Library materials, Technology, etc). integration with library website & display boards. To use the system: Enduser interface (This site is also available from the Library homepage)
17 years ago
Ulises Mejias, a doctoral student in the CCTE program, is offering an interesting-sounding course this Fall at TC on Social Software . For more info, check out his blog.