katep: October 2010 Archives

With the new Google Apps suite it seemed to make sense that we were cross listing our Google Workshops to other training from University Technology Training Center ---an now vice versa...

Go to: http://uttc.umn.edu/training/



Please join the Information Literacy Collaborative in Walter 310 to watch tECAR.jpghe webinar,
Who Are Today's Students? A Closer Look at The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010  on Monday, November 1 from 12:00 to 1:30 (sorry for the short notice). Bring your lunch and feel free to come and go as needed. You can also register for free to watch from your own computer.

Or check out: ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010

Congrats to the Scholarly Communication Collaborative and their work on Open Access Week--including getting national coverage of their workshops. Nice!

Is There an Open-Access Citation Advantage?
October 19, 2010, by Jennifer Howard


Monday, October 25, 2010 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 432A, Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) on east bankstss.jpg

Wondering how your colleagues teach a specific tool or concept? Want new ideas to liven up your teaching? Have an instruction question you wanted input on?

Take this opportunity to share your experiences and techniques for teaching at the Instruction Forum in the new Science Teaching and Student Services building (which you can reserve too). Part of the session will focus on a selection of tools you can use in instruction then we will open it up for general discussion and idea sharing.  This is event is sponsored by the Instruction Coordinators and the Information Literacy Collaborative.  We look forward to a lively discussion.

Teaching about Open Access?

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I would love to hear about if/how folks talk about Open Access in teaching to faculty? grad students? undergraduates?

International Open Access Week is October 18-24

OA_research_fail2.jpgWhy is unrestricted public access to scholarly articles important?
Moral arguments Pragmatic arguments
  • OA frees authors and readers from needless access barriers.
  • OA returns the control of scholarship to scholars.
  • By increasing the author's impact, it advances the author's purpose in writing journal articles for impact rather than money.
  • OA serves the under-served.
  • For the special subset of publicly-funded research, open access is part of fundamental fairness to taxpayers.
  • OA reaches a wider audience at lower cost than toll-access forms of distribution.
  • OA makes research literature and data available for crunching by new generations of sophisticated software (indexing, mining, summarizing, translating, linking, recommending, alerting, mash-ups, and other forms of processing).
  • OA widens dialogue, builds community, and supports cooperation.
  • OA accelerates research and increases the productivity of researchers.
  • OA makes research more useful and increases the research funder's return on investment.

Please check out http://z.umn.edu/OAWeek or http://www.openaccessweek.org for more information, videos, and talking points!

loex.jpgThought I would include this list of readings recommended as part of the LOEX Currents (http://www.emich.edu/public/loex/currents/2010_0930_currents.htm):

Scott Warren and Kim Duckett (2010). Bridging the Information Literacy Gap with Clickers. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 35(5), 438-444.

Erin Daniels (September 2010). Welcome to the classroom: Ten tips for teaching college freshmen. College & Research Libraries News, 71(8), 424-425.

Megan Oakleaf (September 2010). The Value of Academic Libraries (Executive Summary). ACRL. 1-14.

Farhad Manjoo (August 5, 2010). The Joy of Listservs. Slate. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com on September 5, 2010.

Chris Wilson (September 16, 2010). Please, for the Love of God, Upgrade Your Browser. Slate. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com on September 19, 2010.

John Horgan (June 4, 2010). So Many Links, So Little Time. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com/ on June 9, 2010.

Jeremy W. Peters (September 5, 2010). Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage. New York Times. Retrieved from http://nytimes.com on September 8, 2010.

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