28 mars 2016

#Digifest16 - The Power of Digital

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Last year's tweets from Jisc's Digifest conference were epic. It seemed that almost everyone in the UK who I followed on Twitter was at the event, making meaningful connections, learning a lot, and then sharing about it on social media. Read more...

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Yik Yak Adds Unique User Handles

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. When Yik Yak's Director of Communications, Hilary McQuaide, emailed me this week to let me know about a new feature on the app, I was immediately curious. After all, it's only been a month since the ability to access Yik Yak via the non-mobile web was introduced. Read more...

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Reframing Libraries

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. We’re doing some soul-searching at my library about how we support student learning and whether the ways we’ve done it for years are working as well as they could. As at many libraries, the reference desk is seeing fewer consultations and our liaison work with departments could use a reboot. Read more...

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The Bigot in the Machine

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. Over the years, I’ve made a point of helping students see the ways in which library systems make biased decisions when it comes to organizing information. The Library of Congress classification system treats women as a category subordinate to families. Read more...

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The Skeuomorphic Library

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I have students read Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think” every spring. Bush was a scientific bureaucrat who helped organize the work of the Manhattan Project. In 1945, just before the fruits of that project were used to destroy two Japanese cities, he published his thoughts about what scientists would do in peacetime, focusing in particular on the problem of managing a proliferation of information. Read more...

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The Fix Isn't In

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. By now, you’ve probably heard of Sci-Hub, a collection of millions of articles being gathered through borrowed or stolen library logins, then loaded onto servers abroad for anyone to download. The woman who started it has been called a modern-day Robin Hood. Also, a criminal. There has also been heated debate about why librarians aren’t doing more to back publishers in this fight. After all, these thieves are taking advantage of licensed scholarship that costs libraries billions of dollars annually! Surely we want to stop this rampant theft. Read more...

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Mindful Speech: Required for #HigherEd Leaders

By Michael Stoner. Speaking carefully is so important that the Buddha recognized it as one of the eight steps leading to awakening. And among the hundreds of rules for Buddhist monks are dozens that relate to being mindful about how you speak, when you speak, and what you speak. More...

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Successful Messaging Strategy Demands Discipline

By Eric Sickler. In the daily mad dash to pump information about your college or university into public view, it's too easy for content authors to fall into the familiar who-what-where-when-why routine just to tick off the assignment and move onto the next, and the next, and the next. More...

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Head Above Water

By Teresa Valerio Parrot. Two weeks ago I had the great honor of serving as co-chair of a Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference on media relations. More...

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5 International Marketing Lessons for Domestic Recruitment

By Megan Brenn-White. After years of focusing exclusively on international marketing and recruitment for universities and higher ed organizations, I’ve started getting involved with more domestic projects. More...

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