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Research guides presentation: recommended reading

This is a bibliography of recommended readings for the presentation on research guides I'm giving today, "Modern Pathfinders," for the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council. It's part of their Technologies & Trends webinar series. Thank you to SENYLRC for inviting me to speak!


Ahmed, N. (2013). Design: Why it is important and how to get it right. In A. W. Dobbs, R. Sittler, D. Cook, & Library and Information Technology Association (U.S.) (Eds.), Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services: A LITA Guide (pp. 103–119).

Bielat, V., Befus, R., & Arnold, J. (2013). Integrating LibGuides into the teaching-learning process. In A. W. Dobbs, R. Sittler, D. Cook, & Library and Information Technology Association (U.S.) (Eds.), Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services: A LITA Guide (pp. 121–142).

Dewald, N. H. (1999). Transporting good library instruction practices into the web environment: An analysis of online tutorials. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 25(1), 26–31. doi:10.1016/S0099-1333(99)80172-4

Hintz, K., Farrar, P., Eshghi, S., Sobol, B., Naslund, J.-A., Lee, T., … McCauley, A. (2010). Letting Students Take the Lead: A User-Centred Approach to Evaluating Subject Guides. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 5(4), 39–52.

Little, J. J. (2010). Cognitive load theory and library research guides. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 15(1), 53–63.

Reeb, B., & Gibbons, S. (2004). Students, librarians, and subject guides: Improving a poor rate of return. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 4(1), 123–130.

Schmidt, A., & Etches, A. (2012). User experience (UX) design for libraries. Chicago: ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association.

Setting learning objectives — Faculty Development. (n.d.). Retrieved June 27, 2012, from http://www.faculty.londondeanery.ac.uk/e-learning/setting-learning-objectives

Staley, S. M. (2007). Academic Subject Guides: A Case Study of Use at San José State University. College & Research Libraries, 68(2), 119–139.

University of New Mexico School of Medicine. (2005). Effective use of performance objectives for learning and assessment. Retrieved February 11, 2013, from http://ccoe.umdnj.edu/forms/EffectiveUseofLearningObjectives.pdf


“LibGuides: Working inside the box” presentation

My former GSU colleague Casey Long and I recently gave a presentation called "LibGuides: Working Inside the Box" at the Georgia COMO library conference.

We talked about best practices for design, content, and structuring LibGuides or other online research guides. We got a good reception and had lots of excellent questions and discussion as part of the session.

Casey had the great idea to make a LibGuide to accompany the presentation itself, with links, resources and references, and a copy of our slides. I'm pleased to say that Springshare is going to add it to their Best of LibGuides site.


Lyrasis Ideas and Insights conference Sept 12

I'll be presenting at the Lyrasis Technology Ideas and Insights Series conference: "Positioning your Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Content and Delivery," on Monday, September 12, 2011, here in Atlanta. I'm pleased to be giving a presentation with my friend and GSU Library colleague Sarah Steiner. Sarah is a wonderful speaker, and it's been at least a couple of years since the two of us have had the chance to give a presentation together.

Our session is:

Transforming Library Services: Models for Implementing Emerging Technologies

Over the last several years, Georgia State University Library has undergone dramatic physical and virtual transformations to better meet the needs of our diverse and changing student population. We have implemented new research guides, search and discovery tools, social media outreach, online reference, and mobile services, to name a few. In this session, we will share best practices and tips for strategic planning, division of labor, creating buy-in, assessment, and ongoing management of these technologies and others.

In the three years that I've been at GSU, we've devoted a lot of time and energy to shifting our library services online, and we'll be talking about the work that our colleagues have put into making it all work. I hope you can join us. Registration is open.


Podcasting presentation at Computers in Libraries

Just a quick note to mention that I'll be co-presenting on "Podcasting for professional development" at Computers in Libraries 2011 in Washington DC next week, with my AdLib Instruction colleague Rachel Borchardt and our counterpart Maurice Coleman from the T is for Training podcast.

We're presenting on the Training and Learning track, session E303 at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, March 23 (we have the second half of the hour).


DRM webcast for ACRL March 1 2011

"DRM Elimination Crew Suit" by GregoryH

I'm giving an online presentation for ACRL's e-learning series entitled "Digital Rights Management (DRM): Information Roadblock for Library Users." It's largely based on my recent Progressive Librarian article.

There's still time to register if you want to attend. It's next Tuesday, March 1, at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern. Here's the blurb from ACRL's site:

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a set of technological "locks" that restrict how digital information can be used, often to the detriment of libraries and their users. In this webcast, learn what DRM is, why it exists, and its history with the entertainment industry and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We'll discuss cases in which DRM has an impact on the free use of information, fair use, and what libraries should do about it.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will learn:

  • What DRM is
  • How the DMCA makes DRM a problem for fair use
  • How DRM impedes information users
  • Why librarians should care
  • What libraries should do about it

DRM: Information Roadblock for Library Users (ACRL)


Web 2.you keynote slides and bibliography

Last week I went to Montreal to present the keynote speech for the Web 2.you conference at McGill University. Web 2.you is organized by students in McGill's School of Information Studies, and I was really impressed at the whole production. As far as I know it's the only LIS conference that's entirely run by students.

I want to thank the organizers Adrienne Smith and Bruno Therrien for the invitation and all the hospitality they showed me while I was there, to the other presenters for some really informative and interesting talks, and to the attendees for their welcome and the great discussion that ensued.

I'm posting my slides here, and below that is the bibliography of sources I mentioned or used in the presentation. I also mentioned to attendees that I'd share my DRM article online, so here's the PDF link to that. When they post the video I'll link it here as well.

Boyle, James. The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. Yale University Press, 2008.
Center for History and New Media. “Zotero | Home”, 2009. http://www.zotero.org/.
Chapman, Paige. “Second Life To Drop Educational Discount.” Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 5, 2010. http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/second-life-to-drop-educational-discount/27458.
Colbow, Brad. “Why DRM Doesn’t Work”, March 1, 2010. http://bradcolbow.com/archive/view/the_brads_why_drm_doesnt_work/?p=205.
Doctorow, Cory. Content : selected essays on technology, creativity, copyright, and the future of the future. 1st ed. San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, 2008. http://craphound.com/content/.
Georgia Public Library Services. “Welcome: Evergreen open source library system”, 2008. http://www.open-ils.org/.
Greenhill, Kathryn. “Who would feel OK asking libraries for money?” Librarians Matter, February 7, 2011. http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2011/02/08/who-would-feel-ok-asking-libraries-for-money/.
Hon, Adrian. “Your time is up, publishers. Book piracy is about to arrive on a massive scale.” Telegraph Blogs, October 13, 2010. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/adrianhon/100005867/your-time-is-up-publishers-book-piracy-is-about-to-arrive-on-a-massive-scale/.
Lessig, Lawrence. Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity. New York: Penguin Books, 2005.
Malki, David. “True Stuff: The Menace of Telephones.” Wondermark, December 30, 2010. http://wondermark.com/true-stuff-telephone-menace/.
———. “You get five Wondermarks next week.” Wondermark, n.d. http://wondermark.com/you-get-five-wondermarks-next-week/.
Open Source Initiative. “The Open Source Definition (Annotated).” Open Source Initiative, n.d. http://opensource.org/docs/definition.php.
Perlow, Jason. “EPUB: The final barrier for Kindle Adoption.” ZDNet, August 20, 2010. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/epub-the-final-barrier-for-kindle-adoption/13804.
Pogue, David. “Lessons Learned in 10 Years on the Tech Beat — State of the Art.” The New York Times, November 24, 2010, sec. Technology / Personal Tech. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/25/technology/personaltech/25pogue.html?_r=1.
Reid, Calvin. “Libraries Say ‘No DRM’; Springer Agrees.” Publishers Weekly, October 29, 2010. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/45000-libraries-say-no-drm--springer-agrees-.html.
“Will Kindle ever add support for library books?” iReader Review, 2011. http://ireaderreview.com/2011/01/14/will-kindle-ever-add-support-for-library-books/.
Boyle, J. (2008). The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. Yale University Press.
Center for History and New Media. (2009). Zotero | Home. Retrieved 15:34:26, from http://www.zotero.org/
Chapman, P. (2010, October 5). Second Life To Drop Educational Discount. Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 14:46:31, from http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/second-life-to-drop-educational-discount/27458
Colbow, B. (2010, March 1). Why DRM Doesn’t Work. Retrieved 15:26:02, from http://bradcolbow.com/archive/view/the_brads_why_drm_doesnt_work/?p=205
Doctorow, C. (2008). Content : selected essays on technology, creativity, copyright, and the future of the future (1st ed.). San Francisco: Tachyon Publications. Retrieved from http://craphound.com/content/
Georgia Public Library Services. (2008). Welcome: Evergreen open source library system. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from http://www.open-ils.org/
Greenhill, K. (2011, February 7). Who would feel OK asking libraries for money? Librarians Matter. Retrieved February 7, 2011, from http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2011/02/08/who-would-feel-ok-asking-libraries-for-money/
Hon, A. (2010, October 13). Your time is up, publishers. Book piracy is about to arrive on a massive scale. Telegraph Blogs. Retrieved 15:23:57, from http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/adrianhon/100005867/your-time-is-up-publishers-book-piracy-is-about-to-arrive-on-a-massive-scale/
Lessig, L. (2005). Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity. New York: Penguin Books.
Malki, D. (2010, December 30). True Stuff: The Menace of Telephones. Wondermark. Retrieved 15:29:22, from http://wondermark.com/true-stuff-telephone-menace/
Malki, D. (n.d.). You get five Wondermarks next week. Wondermark. Retrieved 20:50:14, from http://wondermark.com/you-get-five-wondermarks-next-week/
Open Source Initiative. (n.d.). The Open Source Definition (Annotated). Open Source Initiative. Retrieved 14:48:33, from http://opensource.org/docs/definition.php
Perlow, J. (2010, August 20). EPUB: The final barrier for Kindle Adoption. ZDNet. Retrieved 15:05:17, from http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/epub-the-final-barrier-for-kindle-adoption/13804
Pogue, D. (2010, November 24). Lessons Learned in 10 Years on the Tech Beat — State of the Art. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/25/technology/personaltech/25pogue.html?_r=1
Reid, C. (2010, October 29). Libraries Say “No DRM”; Springer Agrees. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 19:49:18, from http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/45000-libraries-say-no-drm--springer-agrees-.html
Will Kindle ever add support for library books? (2011). iReader Review. Retrieved 15:14:02, from http://ireaderreview.com/2011/01/14/will-kindle-ever-add-support-for-library-books/

Open source software presentation

This week I gave a presentation called "Open source software in Georgia Libraries" for GLA's Wednesday Webinar series.
Here's the archived session in Elluminate, and my slides are embedded below. (The slides don't do much on their own, but someone always asks.)
Open source software in Georgia Libraries
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Keynoting Web 2.You 2011

I've been invited to give the keynote speech at Web 2.You at McGill University in Montreal on February 11, 2011. I'm really flattered and pleased to be asked, and I'm very excited to visit Montreal for the first time.

I'm just starting to think about the presentation, but odds are good that I'll mention open source software, open access, and DRM. I'll try to archive the speech in some form so I can share it online afterward.


Presentation at COMO Athens GA next week

Just a quick note to say I'll be presenting a session called "Zotero: Using, Teaching and Supporting The Open-Source Citation Tool" at the Georgia COMO conference in Athens next week. (This is indeed my Year To Talk About Zotero a Lot.) It'll be a little bit of how-to, but mostly about why open source is good, why Zotero is my reference manager of choice, and its potential for researchers, librarians and teachers. It's Thursday October 14, 4:30pm in Athena Ballroom J. Say hi if you can make it.


LibGuides presentation

Earlier this week I gave an online presentation about LibGuides for the GALILEO initiative here in Georgia. Once again they were good enough to archive it. It's partly how-to/demo and partly suggested best practices and examples.

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LibGuides presentation for GALILEO, August 4 2010