The ACRL/NEC Annual Conference is on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The theme of the conference is “Spacing Out with the Library: An Exploration of Collaboration Across the Physical, Virtual and those Places in Between”.
The conference description notes “as the academic library evolves, it is wherever students and faculty are conducting research and learning, and within physical and virtual spaces intentionally designed to encourage scholarship, collaboration and production. Librarians and our colleagues across our campuses and beyond are actively engaged in building and assessing the most useful discovery services, the most valuable collections, the most cost-effective learning resources, the most effective collaborative spaces … for the best education and research. What does it take to expand “the library” beyond its traditional physical space? With whom are we working to expand our services?” Continue reading UMass Boston Librarians Presenting at ACRL/NEC 2015 Conference
For the past 13 years, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been monitoring emerging technology trends in education and libraries. Partnering with EDUCAUSE, the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition identifies trends, challenges, and important developments higher education institutions face. The Report synthesizes discussion of a 56 member panel of experts. Continue reading The Horizon Reports
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced on April 7, 2015 that it has launched a new website at americanarchive.org, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the country, have been digitally preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America. Continue reading The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Includes WUMB Programs
On March 19, 2015, I attended Open Humanities and Digital Scholarship: Access, Innovation, and Support at Northeastern University. Keynote speaker Martin Eve spoke about open access (OA), the dysfunctional economics of scholarly communication, humanities scholarship, and the Open Library of the Humanities (OLH). Continue reading Open Humanities!