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Using etexts in the classroom

A recent request for ideas on using etext versions of books in the absence of available paper-based versions for a literature course sparked a quick few ideas. The question was framed as “how could students engage in those texts in … Continue reading

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iPad App: inkling

Inkling, a new app and textbook producer, was mentioned recently in the Wired Campus blog from The Chronicle of Higher Education. (Kaya, Travis. “Classroom iPad Programs Get Mixed Response” Sept. 20, 1010) What is it? An app for buying, reading, … Continue reading

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eBooks and eReaders Talk for UVM Library

Wichada Sukantarat of the UVM Library asked Alison Armstrong, Scott Scaheffer and me to put together a panel discussion for the library staff on eBook and eReaders. I was asked to talk about the technical issues, Alison about library service … Continue reading

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Humanities and the Digital

According to Daniel Paul O’Donnell, “Humanities, Not Science, Key to New Web Frontier.” Citing the humanities background of several familiar web creators (Larry Sanger/Wikipedia, Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook, Michael Everson/Unicode), O’Donnell asserts that: “The Internet is no longer primarily an engineering problem. … Continue reading

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Trip report: NERCOMP Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Held Monday, February 01, 2010http://www.nercomp.org/events/event_single.aspx?id=5932 This was, far and away, the best NERCOMP event I have attended. The notes are both extensive and cryptic but I wanted to keep it all. 1) Digital Scholarship in the Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities … Continue reading

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Get your newspapers (or textbooks) here

The publishing world continues to buzz about upcoming reading devices and the business models that will best exploit them. E Ink, the company that makes the electronic “paper” used in devices like the Kindle, is still a black-and-white-only technology. However, … Continue reading

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Twitter and Scholarship: Not just a toy

A couple weeks ago Dan Cohen decided to try a live Twitter experiment in crowdsourcing during his live presentation at a conference. The experiment is described in his blog post summary. was to use Twitter to “replicate digitally the traditional … Continue reading

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What do students

Mary W. George (“Admissions of Another Sort” April 13, 2009) ponders the student library research experience and wonders: “If there is a discrepancy between pedagogical intent and actual student research behavior, how do faculty members address it?” Here are several … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities: Next Steps

Just published: a report, including several papers, from the September 2008 symposium held by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities, titled: “Working Together of Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship“ … Continue reading

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LOC and YouTube

First it was Flickr, now its YouTube. Hoorah for the Library of Congress as they begin to place portions of their vast video holdings on the popular site. First collections include the 2008 National Book Festival author presentations, the Books … Continue reading

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