Author Archives: shirley

Stewardship at Scale: New Talks by Cliff Lynch

http://www.cni.org/news/stewardship-at-scale-new-talks-by-cliff-lynch/ Recent talks on stewardship at scale by CNI director Clifford Lynch are now available online: Challenges of Stewardship at Scale in the Digital Age Sharing and Preserving Scholarship: Challenges of Coherence and Scale source: CNI

Nature Soundmap

http://www.naturesoundmap.com/ What does a humpback whale sound like? Or perhaps the White-cheeked Gibbon? The Nature Soundmap provides snippets of these sounds and much, much more. Visitors will find an interactive map of the world, complete with markers that allow audio wildlife travel from Central America to Central Asia a snap. Symphonies of animal noises can […]

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: BioInteractive Virtual Labs

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/browse?field_bio_format_type%5B0%5D=23451 The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has created this remarkable set of virtual laboratory activities for scholars of all ages. Designed as part of its BioInteractive series, the labs cover bacterial identification, cardiology, immunology, and even stickleback fish evolution. Each one of the labs has a tutorial, along with a set of activities designed […]

Call for Participants – INELI-Oceania – Closing 30 April 2014

http://inelioceania.wordpress.com/ INELI-Oceania is a new and innovative leadership development program for emerging library leaders from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The program is primarily funded through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and through generous financial and in-kind support of a number of our partner organisations including ALIA (Australian Library […]

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

http://chronicle.com/article/As-Researchers-Turn-to-Google/146081/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en Many professors and students gravitate to Google as a gateway to research. Libraries want to offer them a comparably simple and broad experience for searching academic content. As a result, a major change is under way in how libraries organize information. Instead of bewildering users with a bevy of specialized databases—books here, articles there—many […]

Metaliteracy MOOC

http://metaliteracy.cdlprojects.com/ The course name is Metaliteracy MOOC. It is an open learning experience that emerges from the research of Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson and the metaliteracy framework they first developed in Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy in College & Research Libraries. Metaliteracy is a comprehensive open learning model that reimagines information literacy for social media environments and […]

w has the University of Calgary Library successfully setup and implemented an Open Access Authors Fund?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdGkZQYKZaU&list=UUBvwezCD-116EczfhJIO5SQ How has the University of Calgary Library successfully setup and implemented an Open Access Authors Fund? How many requests for APCs have come in and how does this Library process them? How involved are the University Librarians in vetting for quality OA journals for submission? What is the relationship between the library’s OA efforts […]

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Access textbooks

http://aimath.org/textbooks/approved-textbooks/ examples: Combinatorics Through Guided Discovery; Kenneth Bogart Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra; E. H. Connell A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra; Victor Shoup source:  LIBLICENSE-L at LISTSERV.CRL.EDU

Europeana Sounds: A gateway to Europe’s sound and music heritage

http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/Europeana-Sounds-A-gateway-to-Europe-s-sound-and-music-heritage-695.aspx The Europeana Sounds project was launched on 1 February 2014. This three-year project, co-funded by the European Commission, will give online access to a critical mass of audiovisual digital-objects by January 2017. Over 540,000 high quality sound recordings will be available via Europeana, from classical and folk music, to environmental sounds from the natural […]

British Pathe

https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe/featured History enthusiasts are now able to browse more than 3,500 hours of some of the most significant moments of the last century. Included in the vast release is unique footage of both World Wars, the Titantic, and more British Pathé says the films, which span from 1896 to 1976, cover every aspect of global […]