Archive of ‘Library and information science’ category

ISTE standards for students

ISTE standards

http://info.iste.org/iste-student-standards-transform-the-classroom-poster

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More on ISTE in this blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=iste

more on digital literacy in this blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=digital+literacy

more on digital citizenship
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=digital+citizenship

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metabook

Metabook line

https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/marketplace-tech-thursday-november-17-2016

Film isn’t the only medium that gets the virtual reality treatment. The best-selling author Wally Lamb has a new book called “I’ll Take You There” that’ll launch as part of the Metabook line — a series of works that include extras like 360 degree videos and photos.

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More on ebooks in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=ebook

signal open whisper system

signal app
open whisper system is the company
download from the NPR Marketplace Tech available here:
http://play.podtrac.com/APM-MarketplaceTechReport/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/marketplace/tech_report/2016/11/16/tech_20161116_pod_64.mp3?siteplayer=true&dl=1

More on the app in the Codebreaker podcast

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more on cybersecurity in this blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=cybersecurity
More on civil disobedience in this blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=civil

 

Apple augmented reality

Apple Considers Wearables Expansion With Digital Glasses

https://plus.google.com/+NobleAckerson/posts/iuS4ZiCF38u

In 2013, Apple bought PrimeSense, which developed motion-sensing technology in Microsoft Corp.’s Kinect gaming system. Purchases of software startups in the field, Metaio Inc. and Flyby Media Inc., followed in 2015 and 2016.

“AR can be really great, and we have been and continue to invest a lot in this,” Cook said in a July 26 conference call with analysts. “We are high on AR for the long run. We think there are great things for customers and a great commercial opportunity.”

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more on immersive reality and augmented reality in this IMS blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=augmented+reality

video captions benefit

Report: Video Captions Benefit Virtually All Students

By Leila Meyer 11/02/16

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/11/02/report-video-captions-benefit-virtually-all-students.aspx

The Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit conducted the national study in collaboration with 3Play Media. The researchers surveyed 2,124 students across 15 public and private universities throughout the United States. Of all respondents, 19 percent reported hearing difficulties, and 37 reported vision difficulties. However, only 13 percent had registered with an office of disability services, and less than 12 percent reported they require academic accommodations.

The study revealed that students find closed captions and video transcripts helpful, whether the student is deaf or hard of hearing or not.

Key findings from the study:

  • Almost 100 percent of survey respondents had at least one course — either face-to-face or online — that included some video content;
  • 75 percent of students use captions as a learning aid in face-to-face and online classrooms;
  • 98.6 percent of students who use captions say they are helpful;
  • 71 percent of students without hearing difficulties use captions at least some of the time;
  • Students reference video transcripts as a learning aid 85 percent of the time;
  • 66 percent of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students find captions extremely or very helpful;
  • 61 percent of students with learning disabilities find captions helpful;
  • More than one quarter of students were unsure about the availability of closed captions for video content in their course; and
  • Almost one-in-five students were unsure about the availability of video transcripts for their course.

Further details about the study and a link to the full report can be found on 3Play Media’s site.

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library signage

Please look on the bottom of this blog entry for more resources

Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices Workshop
Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler Item Number: 1541-9212

Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, January 5, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am PacificLibrary signage represents the first lines of communication between a library user and the library. Are you doing everything to ensure that your signage is user friendly and inviting? Although we have the best intentions, sometimes our signage can be punitive, contradictory, outdated, or passive aggressive.In this new workshop, Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler, library professionals who’ve conducted a four yearlong study at the College of Staten Island, CUNY that involved an extensive signage audit and replacement project, will provide you with the top ten tips to follow when preparing new signage for your library. They will discuss what constitutes “bad” and “good” signage and the importance of developing a signage policy to ensure consistency in design and overall language. Other topics that will be addressed will be placement, ADA compliancy, branding, design, verbiage, and the use of images, language, and font. You’ll come out of this workshop with the best practices to assess your current signage and develop improved signage for your institution.Learning Outcomes

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the best practices when developing new signage
  • Distinguish and follow the steps involved in coordinating a signage audit
  • Create a signage policy that is appropriate for your institution

About the Instructors

Mark Aaron Polger is the first year experience librarian and information literacy instructor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY). His responsibilities include promoting library services and resources to first year students and providing library instruction and information literacy classes. Polger’s research interests include library marketing, outreach, and user experience design. He has written and presented on topics ranging from library marketing strategies, faculty outreach, Information Literacy outreach, embedded librarianship, library jargon, and library signage. Polger holds a BA in Sociology from Concordia University, an MA in Sociology from the University of Waterloo, a B.Ed. in adult education from Brock University, and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning at SUNY University at Buffalo.

Amy F. Stempler is an associate professor in the library department at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, where she has worked since 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in History from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science Degree from the Pratt Institute. Stempler is currently the coordinator of library instruction, and has written on library signage, Jewish history, Judaica librarianship, and the role of archives in environmental history.


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more on signage for libraries:
Polger, M. A., & Stempler, A. F. (2014). Out with the Old, In with the New: Best Practices for Replacing Library Signage. Public Services Quarterly, 10(2), 67-95. doi:10.1080/15228959.2014.904210

authors’ thesis is that library signs are living documents

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Stempler, A. F., & Polger, M. A. (2013). Do You See the Signs? Evaluating Language, Branding, and Design in a Library Signage Audit. Public Services Quarterly, 9(2), 121-135. doi:10.1080/15228959.2013.785881

To be effective, signage must be consistent, concise, and free of jargon and punitive language.

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more on the use of signage in the library in this IMS blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=signage

LITA social media webinar live

Facebook Live and Periscope for library use

We conducted a short 5 min live session on Facebook Live and Periscope; the first of three mini-series to test the potential of these tools for academic purposes:
Here is the link to the LITA Webinar Facebook Group page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LitaSocialMediaWebinar/

Here is some literature :

Mies, G. (2016, June 13). Live from Your Library: A Look at Periscope, Facebook Live and Google Hangouts On Air. Retrieved from http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/live-from-your-library-periscope-facebook-live-google-hangouts-on-air
Kolowich, L. (n.d.). How to Use Facebook Live: A Complete Guide. Retrieved November 14, 2016, from http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/facebook-live-guide

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more on social media in the library in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=library+social+media

flexibility of distance learning

Students appreciate flexibility of distance learning

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more on hybrid learning in this IMS blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=hybrid+learning

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