Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real... →
So, last week, two Stanford professors made a courageous proposal to ditch lectures in the medical school. “For most of the 20th century, lectures provided an efficient way to transfer knowledge, But in an era with a perfect video-delivery platform — one that serves up billions of YouTube views and millions of TED Talks on such things as technology, entertainment, and design — why would anyone...
Anonymous asked: name a dog?
Social Networks for Academics Proliferate, Despite... →
The past five years have seen a proliferation of sites like Academia.edu, which, with 1.2 million registered users, is one of the heavyweights in the field. The free sites, which also include Mendeley.com, ResearchGate.net, Zotero.org, and a number of discipline-specific platforms, typically offer users a way to organize their research, create personal profiles, and search for people with...
Special Collection and Archives philosophy
Here is something I composed for a recent application. Tell me what you think? Special Collection and Archives philosophy April 30, 2012 My philosophy on Special Collections and Archivesis to provide a forum for various patrons (librarians, archivists, and those in the academic community whom I serve) with a resource that can be actively used while still being preserved for generations to...
9.blog: the communications side of the internet... →
patriciahandschiegel: The internet is an information delivery and telecommunications platform. It’s one of six that exist in our society. It’s one of two (radio is second) that combine both of the above into a single environment. Though radio is enormously limited in comparison to the internet in this. In fact the…
Metadata and taking pics that give the hits
The classic definition for data about data has taken on a whole new twist… So it looks like Instagram and Pinterest are turning our everyday photos into vintage snapshots. A bowl of soup can become that instant moment captured where think about the pleasant thought ” I will sip”. Now new camera prototype just literally spells out what you are seeing by producing a text...