Category Archives: Teaching

Publish or Perish: From Monks to MOOCs

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Announcing IST600: Publish or Perish: From Monks to MOOCs, a new class I am putting together for next semester (on campus). It is meant for masters and doctoral students interested in the evolution of scholarly publishing. Here’s the description: From academic librarians to independent consultants to doctoral students, information professionals have an amazing range of…

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New Librarianship MasterClass/MOOC Starts Monday

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Just a reminder that the New Librarianship MOOC will be offered again starting on Monday. Look here for more information: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?p=5819 Look here for self-registration information: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?p=5915

Master Class Now Open for Enrollment

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Starting at the end of June I’ll be running the New Librarianship Master Class (June 30-July 27). For those who are familiar with the MOOC I did last summer, this is a repeat of that course. For those unfamiliar, here is a description: About the Class Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library…

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New Librarianship Master Class to be Offered Again

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Last summer I offered a MOOC on the basics of New Librarianship. Over 2,300 people enrolled. However, many said they couldn’t participate at the time, or had to drop out for other obligations. Now, thanks to the State Library of Illinois’ ILEAD USA project, I’m offering it again. Starting June 30th and running through July…

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New Librarianship on Kanopy

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I’m thrilled to team up with Kanopy to make the New Librarianship videos from last summer’s MOOC widely available to their customers. Kanopy, from their website, “is a leading distributor of online educational videos, offering colleges, schools, hospitals, corporates and other educational institutions a comprehensive, one-stop shop for all their streaming video needs.” http://www.kanopystreaming.com/about-us Here…

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New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study

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“New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study” Internet Librarians International Pre-Conference. London, UK (Screencast). Abstract: A review of the New Librarianship MOOC and a discussion of MOOCs and the opportunitiess for libraries. Audio: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/pod/2013/MOOCLondon.mp3 Screencast: New Librarianship Master Class: A MOOC Case Study from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

MOOC: A Personal Thank You

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As we enter the official last week of the New Librarianship Master Class/MOOC I wanted to extend a personal thank you to the library community. Some may know this has been a very difficult year for me in terms of my health. A set of unexplained seizures in the Fall of 2012, followed by a…

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After the MOOC

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The New Librarianship Master Class/MOOC is its third week, and the question can be asked…whats next? What happens after the August 4th end date for the course? The short answer is, the conversation can continue. What follows is some specific answers, and some longer term plans. On August 5th, the tests and assessments in the…

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New Librarianship Master Class Now Available

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Thank you for registering for the iSchool at Syracuse University’s New Librarianship Master Class open online course! The class will begin on July 8th (noon EDT) and run through August 4th. Below are the steps you’ll need to complete to access the course. As a reminder, you can review the New Librarianship Master Class FAQ’s here. Go to https://www.coursesites.com/s/_New_Librarianship Please note that you will not…

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New Librarianship MOOC FAQ

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With the announcement of the New Librarianship Master Class we’ve received a number of questions. The FAQ below is a set of answers to these questions (this document should be linked off the course site very soon). New Librarianship Master Class Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to be a librarian to take the class?…

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Master Class Introduction

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We’ll be updating the New Librarianship Master Class website next week with more details and FAQ’s about the class. In the meantime I thought I would share the Introductory videos on the course and new librarianship: New Intro from R. David Lankes on Vimeo. Introduction to New Librarianship from R. David Lankes on Vimeo. Interesting…

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Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future

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A few weeks back I took my sons to the Fayetteville Free Library to learn more about their new Fab Lab and see the 3D MakerBot printer in action. While we were busy printing out a robot and ring on the 3D printer, the librarian (Lauren) mentioned an upcoming open house for the Fab Lab…

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Fun with GPS

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I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with GIS and GPS applications recently. I thought I’d show my latest learning: how to integrate a GPS reciever with a digital camera and Google Maps. Click here for a demonstration on creating photo tours then: Click here to download a file you can load into Google Earth.

Request for Help: LIS Bibliography

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Next fall I will be teaching a doctoral seminar on the field of library and information science. The goal is to give doctoral students a grounding in the field as well as see how core LIS principles have evolved over time. Simply put, doctoral students will read seminal work on a key topic in the…

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“Reference in Academic Libraries: Virtual Reference” OCULA Spring Workshop, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Slides and handouts for the workshop are now online at: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2006/Toronto.pdf Here’s the abstract: On day one join David Lankes as he looks at current issues and themes in digital or virtual reference. Libraries are taking reference to the web and this is creating challenges for librarians in terms of new skills, staffing requirements, and…

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TikiWiki Module Up

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I’ve uploaded a module on installing TikiWiki, an open-source portal system here: http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Teaching/LAMP/tikiwiki/tiki.html You can get the audio through my Podcast, and I think I’m going to try something wacky and video blog it…try and distribute the video through my Podcast feed.

Lankes on LAMP

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As part of my current digital library course I’ve developed a series of modules talking about LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and different open source packages. I’ve made the audio portion available on my podcast. Now you can see the full thing: Apache and HTTPD LAMP Introduction MySQL and PHPMyAdmin Changing the Root Password…

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