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Even before the advent of the digital age, educators, researchers, and learners of all kinds looked for ways to open up access and availability of educational methods and resources. For example, the book
This guide covers the ABC's of copyright and fair usage, most specifically in educational settings. We will discuss the meaning and importance of copyright protection; look at resources that highlight the basic do's and don'ts; and point to advisory offices at Teachers College and Columbia University that can advise on the law's complexity.With growing scholarly open source and public domain materials in an unprecedented time of remote learning, we also will explore options for using and leveraging such freely available resources in coursework and research.
Why find highly cited articles and authors? Is it helpful to see who has cited you or is writing on the same topic? Or are you just curious about the most cited scholarly journals with a view to publishing your own?A number of databases provide the means of determining where a particular work or author has been cit...
It's significant that we call it the Information Age. We don't talk about the Knowledge Age.-- James Billington, Speaking of Information: The Library Juice Quotation BookA review of the liter...
The road to academic excellence begins in the simplest places. Space to learn, grow, collaborate, and explore are key elements of K-12 learning environments. But, of course, these elements are enhanced by the right materials. As a dedicated and esteemed academic library, why hold books for children? Aside from applications in the field through student teaching and clinical work, there is much to be learned from changes in the writing, illustrating, and publishing of children’s materials. Our goal in curating a balanced collection is to provide high-quality teaching materials and to exemplif...
If you are curious about the history of art education, anatomy of artifacts, and nature of historical research, then this guide will serve to illuminate. Think of yourself as a detective, with an insatiable desire for knowledge and a keen eye for observation. You follow clues to solve the mystery of an object, text, or image -- how and why it com...
What Kind of Researcher Are You? Are you... a Googler?... Browser... Reserve Reader... Federated Searcher..? Maybe one or a blend of these types, depending on what you need, where you are, and time on hand. We will explore different approaches to finding research and information and advise on search strategy, tools, and any questions you may as you begin your research.Googler
ZoteroZotero is a research tool that allows users to manage references. Users can store conventional bibliographic information - titles, authors, publishing dates, etc. - as well as metadata, personal notes, links, and PDFs. Zotero can generate bibliographies and in-text citations based on users’ stored items. It exists as a desktop application, a browser plugin, and a website in order to help users integrate information across online and o...
Mendeley is a free reference management software that enables users to organize, annotate, and share citations and data. Users can store conventional bibliographic information - titles, authors, publishing dates, etc. - as well as metadata, personal notes, links, and PDFs. References stored in other citation management software can be imported into Mendeley, and it can even recommend relevant papers based on users’ stored research. There are desktop and web applications to help users integrate their resources between a number of ...
In this portion of the presentation for Dr. Ami Kantawala's class, Historical Foundations of Art Education, we will search for, examine, and discuss select digital materials ...