Bryan Carson

Web Services & Systems Librarian

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Moodle/WordPress training workshops – Language Schools 2011

Categories: Midd Blogosphere, updates

Dear Language Schools Faculty,

As you know, the current summer is the final semester in which you will be able to add new content to Segue. (After the end of this summer, Segue will become “Read-only”.)  Middlebury is in the process of transitioning away from Segue to other courseware.  In preparation for this, LIS is offering a series of training workshops for Language School faculty.  Moodle and WordPress will be covered in the sessions.  We will discuss background and theory (when to use what, how to transfer content, etc.), as well as offer hands-on training.

Several workshops will be offered in the Davis Family Library 105.

Week of July 4
Week of July 11
Week of July 25

Please use the signup sheet linked below. Exact times are listed on the signup sheet. There are 19 computers in the lab.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/middlebury.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5TVUZFM1lZLVlTT2c1cHVVMmoxZWc6MQ#gid=0

Research Libraries, Publishers Stake Out Positions on International ILL

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

A battle is brewing between research libraries and an association of academic publishers over the right to engage in international interlibrary loans and document delivery, both well-established library practices.

Read the article. >>>

Interesting development in the Google Books case…

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Judge Rejects Settlement in Google Books Case, Saying It Goes Too Far

The proposed settlement in the long-standing class-action lawsuit over Google’s vast book-scanning project is dead, at least in its current form. In a ruling on Tuesday, the federal judge overseeing the case rejected the settlement, saying that it “would simply go too far,” even though “the digitization of books and the creation of a universal digital library would benefit many.” But he also urged the parties to consider revising the settlement, and suggested an approach that would deal with his major concerns.

http://chronicle.com/article/Judge-Rejects-Settlement-in/126864