FAA panel says small drones could operate in populated areas
By Mark Rockwell Apr 07, 2016
The final report the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration recommends dividing popular small-drone technology into four categories based on size and allowing some to be operated in populated areas.
more on drones in this IMS blog:
LITA listerv has an useful discussion on stock photos:
free stock images under Creative Commons licenses we like to use:
Junior Tidal <jtidal@CityTech.Cuny.Edu>
NYPL also has a public domain collection – http://www.nypl.org/research/collections/digital-collections/public-domain
John Blyberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lisa Bunker <Lisa.Bunker@pima.gov>
sample searches to see if they have good images for you. http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/
Mark Beatty <email@example.com>
Corey Seeman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Flickr users have a large number of items that are available under Creative Commons:
For Social Media and Presentations: Free Image Sources
Dollar Photo for stock images. They are closing down as of April 15th. Does anyone use another vendor that comparable? We loved that fact that we could prepay for credits ($1 per image) rather than pay for a monthly subscription.
More on free images in this IMS blog:
If you are tired of Skype failures (Microsoft aquired it) and have difficult time navigate through Google Hangout, but want to connect using your social media accounts, this is an easy app for you.
Here’s one thing Google and Microsoft agree on (and they’re right)
Virtual reality, like the new Facebook Oculus and HTC Vive, completely immerse you inside a computer generated world. It’s like being inside a 360-degree video game, or movie, or computer-generated simulation.
according to a report in The Information today, Google’s long-term bet is on augmented reality. The company is making not one but several follow-ups to Glass, and has a project called “Tango” that aims to outfit smartphones with computerized “eyes” that can map a 3D space.
More on augmented reality in this IMS blog
Immersive Italy and 6th European Immersive Education Summit Host and Dates Announced
The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Università degli Studi di Padova (the University of Padua) is the official host of the 6th European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2016). The prestigious academic and technical conference will run in parallel with the inaugural IMMERSIVE ITALY “general public” conference from June 21 through June 23.
More on immersive practices in this IMS blog:
GEO Show: Virtual Expeditions
More on the use of GIS technologies in education in this blog:
Digital Literacy: Students and faculty disagree when evaluating their own
digital literacy competency vs. each other’s
4 AR tools to build executive function and engagement
The scholar-centric nature of the questionnaire ensures that potential changes in research and teaching inform our thinking, not only about academic libraries and scholarly publishing, but about changes in the educational enterprise more broadly.
By showcasing the diminishing role of physical presence and the increasing research using online methods, this study clearly proves that the 4/5 years debate if the reference librarians must sit on that desk (and answer the most popular question “where is the bathroom”) is futile.
What the study does not show, since it is conducted in its traditional (conservative) form, is that the library is NOT only the traditional library, where faculty and student search for information (being that in its physical appearance or in online access), but the library entails services, very close to the ones offered by IMS.
I see a discrepancy between literature (where libraries compel much more proactive approach regarding services) and the structure of this survey, which focuses on the traditional (conservative) role of the library as a gatekeeper to online resources [only]. Besides entrenching in 90’s practices of information literacy and/or “dressing up” old-fashioned information literacy with the new cloths of “digital literacy”as I witness at my workplace, the faculty must have been surveyed on the skills in metaliteacies, which the library can [must] provide, as per literature.
Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians
December 7, 2012 Roger C. Schonfeld, Jennifer Rutner http://sr.ithaka.org/?p=22532
history as a field in transition. It is characterized by a vast expansion of new sources, widely adopted research practices and communication mechanisms shaped by new technologies, and a small but growing subset of scholars utilizing new methodologies to ask questions or share findings in fresh, unique ways.