Posts by Brenda Ellis

 
 
 

Online Training Site of Interest

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See the Library Journal article “Colorado State Library Expands Online Training Site” for information on technology training materials that may be relevant for the Library and ITS.

Excerpt:

“The Colorado State Library (CSL) is continuing to build out its Library Creation & Learning Centers website, a free online resource where libraries throughout the state and beyond can access interactive technology and customer service training modules for staff, Maker space programming ideas, curated links to digital creation software, and more.”

“Using Articulate Storyline authoring tools, Faccioli also created a new series of interactive online training modules that communicate several key concepts from the in-person workshops, including how to conduct a technology reference interview; how to assess staff proficiency with technology; how to create resources to help with common questions; how to use effective one-on-one technology training techniques; how to deal with challenging patron situations in a positive way; how to tailor training techniques to the needs of adults; and how to design technology training classes for groups.”

Includes a Technology Proficiency Checklist for the really basics skills and instructional materials that would be helpful if ITS ever offers a basic computing class for staff.

Associated Press and British Movietone make historical footage available on YouTube

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Announcement: AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

The Associated Press archive dates back to 1895 with new footage added daily.  British Movietone covers 1895 – 1986.

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Associated Press and British Movietone make historical footage available on YouTube

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Announcement: AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

The Associated Press archive dates back to 1895 with new footage added daily.  British Movietone covers 1895 – 1986.

AP-Tiannamen

 

Developer Maps NY Public Library Photo Archives

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Library Journal article about “the launch of OldNYC.org, a website that overlays photo locations on a Google Maps interface, enabling visitors to explore the collection by zooming, dragging, and clicking their way around an online map of the city.”  Not only is this interesting to see, it could be useful for students interested in seeing old NYC architecture.  Also discusses a similar project for San Francisco.

“Gale Makes Content From Several Databases Available For Textual Analysis and Data Mining”

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Article from Infodocket / Library Journal with a link to the announcement from Gale (database publisher).  Note that Middlebury subscribes to some but not all Gale collections.

Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

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Article and highlights from Inside Higher Ed on their new report: Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.

Lunch time Learning: Library Services & Resources at Middlebury

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Wed. Sept. 3rd, noon – 1pm, Davis Family Library Computer Lab (DFL 105) – lower level.  Drop-ins welcome or sign-up online (use the last box to tell us if there is something specific you want covered).

Description: Bring your lunch to the library and learn about what we have to offer you and your family.  We’ll introduce you to library services and resources available to Midd users and their families and show you how to search MIDCAT, the library catalog, and Summon (our “search everything” tool) to discover resources like books, articles, films, eBooks, audiobooks, and more. Learn how to access news and popular magazines online as well as find online resources aimed at all ages.  Questions will be answered throughout the session.