APPLY NOW!! Workshop - How Information Works: Publishing, Libraries, and the Digital Future

Monday, November 17, 2008 (Around 5 years ago)

All faculty are invited to participate in a special workshop, during January, 2009: “How Information Works: Publishing, Libraries, and the Digital Future.” This workshop, led by Barbara Fister, will introduce to faculty new databases and web tools for use in classes, provide time for faculty to talk with each other about common assigned readings and about using digital information in courses and assignments, and learn about publishing, open access, and copyright issues. By the end of the workshop, faculty should have grasp of current trends in publishing and digitization, and a toolbox of databases and online tools.

The workshop’s sessions will be held January 19, 21, and 22. Because each session will cover a different topic and also coordinate with the other sessions, participants are expected to attend all three sessions. To support continued innovations in teaching, faculty registering in advance and participating in the workshop will receive a $100 course development allowance to support their teaching (discipline-specific book or other material purchases specifically for course development).

Space is limited by the size of the library’s computer classrooms. To apply for this teaching and learning workshop, please address why you are interested in participating in the “How Information Works” workshop. You may want to talk about the class you anticipate will most benefit from your participation in this workshop; you may want to describe assignments, projects, or other components of a course that may be enhanced by learning about the topics in this workshop.

The workshop will be held:

Monday, January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Focus on books: how they are published, how libraries handle them, what the future holds. Is reading in trouble? The long tail versus the blockbuster; the problem of orphan works. Readings: Toobin, “Google’s Moon Shot,” NEA report, The Onion on reading. Hands on: searching WorldCat, Google Books, Amazon’s Search Inside, other online book tools. LibraryThing and other ways of sharing books.

Wednesday, January 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Focus on journals, magazines, and newspapers: how they are published, how libraries handle them, what the future holds. Open Access, self-archiving, the NIH initiative and its opponents, institutional repositories, the changeable nature of what a library collection is. Reading: David Kirkpatrick, “As Publishers Perish, Libraries Feel the Pain;” The State of the News Media 2008. Hands on: searching subject databases, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar; using RefWorks to store and format your own references.

Thursday, January 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Focus in the Internet: Web 2.0, net neutrality, remix culture v. intellectual property, privacy issues. Readings: “As We May Think” by Vanevar Bush; “Scan This Book” by Kevin Kelly; watch Web 2.0 video and “A Fair(y)Use Tale.” Hands on: good government information sources, RSS feeds, Flickr, blogs, digital archives, mapping software, Delicious, Flickr, tag clouds, etc.

Application Deadline: December 5.

Please send two hard copies of your application to the Kendall Center by December 5. Questions? Talk with Barbara Fister or Laura Behling.

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