Buying the future of research …

There's been quite a to-do on librarian sites recently about the acquisition of RefMe, an academic citation tool by Chegg, a purveyor of online textbooks and tutors (and more). Before you click past this, let's have a little look and think about this business model... The citation engine issue In the opinion of my peers … Continue reading Buying the future of research …

Open, social and Participatory Media in Education

In this week's module we were posed the following questions: How would curriculum change if our priority approach was on critical, creative, and collaborative thinking? What does the reality of the modern age of information– this age of Google –suggest that we “teach”? Can we simply “update” things as we go, or is it time … Continue reading Open, social and Participatory Media in Education

Open, Social and Participatory? Who’s driving the bus?

In this week’s module we were posed the following questions:How would curriculum change if our priority approach was on critical, creative, and collaborative thinking?What does the reality of the modern age of information– this age of Google –suggest that we “teach”?Can we simply “update” things as we go, or is it time for rethinking of … Continue reading Open, Social and Participatory? Who’s driving the bus?

Module 5: OLJ assignment – Social media Marketing Strategy

Task Read Brown, AL. (2009). Developing an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy, in Salt Lake City Social Media Examiner (30 July), then  Examine Josh Bernoff & Charlene Li’s post Social Technographics: Conversationalists get onto the ladder (19 January, 2010). In particular explore the different behaviours of social networkers articulated in their ladder. Consider applying market analysis to analyse your market's (client base) … Continue reading Module 5: OLJ assignment – Social media Marketing Strategy

Social Media Frenzy (1)

I'm busy looking into various social media tools for International School Librarians for my next assignment.  And at the same time, I'm trying to resolve for myself what works and what doesn't to manage my own ever-increasing flow of information.  Over the next few posts I'll introduce each new tools I've found and give a … Continue reading Social Media Frenzy (1)

Reading and Weeding social media

It's terribly addictive, I've just spent an hour hopping from blog to blog to Pinterest to Facebook entry and back again.  And added a couple of pretty good blogs to my Blogfeed (The Daring Librarian, and DaveCaleb).  It wasn't all for nothing.  I had a good lesson on infographics from Library Grits, along with some … Continue reading Reading and Weeding social media