See awesome videos on the amazing LibraryPress@UF in celebration of Open Access Week! Thanks to Perry Collins for envisioning these and sharing these notes on the four videos on YouTube w/o burned captions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdsiB8tM1GNdsPaCEwbvrUDld97j45wj3 About: This week we’re highlighting our publishing initiative LibraryPress@UF, working with @floridapress to publish scholarly and educational projects–all free to access: https://librarypress.domains.uflib.ufl.edu #OAWeek LibraryPress@UF has a thriving journals program led by @ctjohnst, with nearly 20 titles edited by UF scholars, students, and partners: https://librarypress.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/florida-online-journals #OAWeek LibraryPress@UF is working to make courses more affordable and inclusive! Here’s @perrycollins on textbooks, websites, and other open educational resources #OAWeek In 1946, Edna Black’s mother began writingRead More →

Super excited to see this awesome UF training from Micah and Perry! Make it Your Own: Adapting Open Resources in PressBooks: Micah Jenkins, Perry Collins, Oct. 22, 1-2:30pm Instructors have access to thousands of free and open textbooks and modules that may legally be edited and adapted to suit the needs of your student Instructors have access to thousands of free and open textbooks and modules that may legally be edited and adapted to suit the needs of your students and your course. But how can you do this editing without a tedious process of copy-and-paste? How do you know what you are allowed toRead More →

Wikipedia explains etiquette as: “the set of conventional rules of personal behaviour in polite society, usually in the form of an ethical code that delineates the expected and accepted social behaviors that accord with the conventions and norms observed by a society, a social class, or a social group.” In the workplace, we have many ideas of what constitutes good etiquette, and whenever those idea aren’t documented and shared, we run the risk of people being unfairly evaluated based on an assumed “norm” that was unknown and unable to be known because it was unwritten and uncommunicated. In the shift to remote work, folks rapidly learned the technical how-to for technologies.Read More →

One of the many good articles I’ve read recently is “Why I’m Teaching My Kids That Computers Are Dumb Machines” by Greg Lavallee. The article covers the experience of the author, who is the director of technology for Slate, in supporting teaching/learning from home for two kids. The article details problems with online learning, ranging from material (a trackpad that didn’t work properly for small hands) to functional (students have to log in and out each day for attendance to be counted). The article includes helpful tips for mitigating problems. To me, the best part of the article is what comes out in terms ofRead More →

I grew up in Jacksonvile, Florida (Duval County). As a kid, I remember being taught a lot of things that didn’t make sense for why they were being taught and questionable accuracy. While some could be attributed to a Jacksonville pride on why JAX is special, for others, I don’t know and would have to invent and backfill a reason and rationale. In working with technology, it seems like technologists and users are taught a lot of weird things, just like me with my Jax childhood. For technologies, we (both technologists and users) end up guessing why we have weird information, and it seems likeRead More →

Ver texto en español al final MSU Contact(s): Christina Boyles, Andy Boyles Petersen The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Michigan State University a grant of $325,000 to support the first phase of the “Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico”, a digital open access repository of Puerto Rican artifacts of disaster pertaining to Hurricane María (2017), the Guayanilla earthquakes (2020), and COVID19 (2020). The project involves collaboration between MSU, the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, and the Digital Library of the Caribbean. The “Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico” will produce a freely available Omeka S site that depicts andRead More →

The new issue of SOURCE magazine is online! While the LibraryPress@UF is digital-first, it is not digital-only, and we have print copies of SOURCE that just arrived! Check out the digital online, and see some photos of the print copies.  Read More →

Working with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) means that I have a very high level of joy for my work thanks to great colleagues, partners, and friends, and our collective work to preserve and provide access to materials, as part of our work to grow community and capacity. Sharing a bit of joy here with some of the recently loaded materials from dLOC partners: Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haitienne, Caribeenne et Afro-Canadienne Sharing publicity materials from events: https://dloc.com/l/icidihca/all Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator Sharing artwork and related materials: https://dloc.com/l/idvcai/all ISPAN/Haitian Institute for the Protection of National Heritage Sharing photographs of patrimony:Read More →

The 50th ACURIL annual Conference, which will be held online on November 18 and 19, 2020, is fast approaching. The Conference theme is Design Thinking in Libraries, Archives and Museums: Revolutionizing the Way we do Business. The Academic/Special Libraries and Information Technologies Special Interest Group (SIG) has started to plan sessions on this theme and this is a call for your participation. This year, there will be one SIG virtual session based upon the conference theme as this relates to Academic Libraries, Special Libraries and Information Technology.  This session will be held on November 18, 2020 from 9:00 am -12:00 pm, using web conferencing technology.Read More →