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Making of a Learning Theater 

"Library Orientation" in the Learning Theater, Summer 2016 by Yuntong Man I just had the great fortune of spending two days with Leakey Foundation members exploring the meaning of evolution (and human origins) in relation to the theme of "human survival." It was an amazing experience led by seven thoughtful and well-spoken scientists speaking about diverse topics such as physiology, …

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Learning with Apple Live 

Apple's live events keep evolving, and I would love to be able to use their "live broadcasting" toolkit—essentially turning their website into a media-rich live blog of the event. Here's a screenshot of what today's Apple Watch-focused event looked like:   The key features of this mode of presentation are: Live video of the main presentation—which is …

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Storymaker update 

Our video on a recent "maker party" at the Brooklyn Public Library has garnered over 116,000 views to date (with most viewers watching the entire video). Nice work by the EdLab Studios Seen in NY team!

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Flashcards for training 

Earlier this year we implemented a new staff-side training tool at the Gottesman Libraries: flashcards. That doesn't sound progressive (it's rote learning!), but we're using a very cool tool developed by Teachers College alum Andrew Cohen: Brainscape. Our library has a public knowledge base (FAQs), and a staff knowledge base that is more extensive, but …

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Opening Up Museums 

I really enjoy Nina Simon's blog, and her recent talk is especially exciting: Museum 2.0: Opening Up Museums: My TEDxSantaCruz Talk. With an upcoming year-long exhibition highlighting the 125-year history of Teachers College, EdLab designers are focused on eliciting "audience" participation in our exhibition environment – three floors of Russell Hall (nearly 30,000 sq. ft.!). …

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College Attorneys on Fair Use 

Some notes from attending the National Association of College and University Attorneys' Copyright and Fair Use: Codes of Best Practice in Higher Education webinar. Quotes from the webinar: "For college's, applying 'fair use' doctrine should be a case of risk management." "'Fair Use' is about gray areas. You should ask yourself: is it a gray area for the …

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Steve Stoute’s Ideas 

Translation Ad Agency’s Chief, on Setting a Belief System - NYTimes.com. I enjoyed this interview, and appreciated Stoute's thoughts on organizational leadership.

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Manifestos on Digital Humanities 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Leanora Lange.

While researching for one of my library science classes, I recently came across two different manifestos  for the Digital Humanities.  Digital Humanities has been an increasingly hot topic over the last five years or so, thanks to an increasing amount of humanities scholars blogging on scholarly topics (some examples are Planned Obsolescence

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Publishing with Libraries 

Last week I attended the annual Association of College & Research Libraries conference in Philadelphia. Julia and I presented a poster on Pressible, and how our library is using it to expand the publishing possibilities available to our community. I attended panel and paper sessions on "embedded librarianship, "building lean and mean web project teams," …

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“The Summer of Pressible” EdLab Seminar 

Thanks to Molly's great documentation, I have some recollection of the seminar I participated in yesterday. We're counting down the days to our launch event, and are busy making final modifications to the platform. It's going to be a lot of fun helping people use it this summer (NKOTB notwithstanding).


Reposted from Pressible Development. Written by Molly Riordan.

We are a mere 13 days from the official launch of Pressible 2.0 on June 1st! To get the rest of the Lab geared up for what we've begun calling "The Summer of Pressible," we're presenting at the weekly EdLab Lunchtime Seminar outlining our ideas, our features, and our hopes for the summer. The Lab's …

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