Each month, the LITA bloggers share selected library tech links, resources, and ideas that resonated with us. Enjoy – and don’t hesitate to tell us what piqued your interest recently in the comments section!
- Amanda Rinehart writes about the emotional side of data services.
- There are four new DPLA service hubs, including my very own Wisconsin!
- Git lit, a new project to parse, version control, and post to GitHub 68,000 texts from the British Library.
- Ted Underwood on digital humanities and institutions.
I’m mixing things up this month and have been reading a lot on…
- Engaging students in the classroom via FREE tools compiled by Jonathan Wylie, who is a Technology Consultant at Grant Wood AEA.
- The Data Information Literacy project funded by an IMLS grant and supported by institutions such as Purdue University and the University of Minnesota.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education’s report on the credentialing craze for recognizing learning that is not degree-based.
Hopefully this isn’t all stuff you’ve all seen already:
- Given that I’ve talked about it before, here’s how to start a 3D printing program at your library.
- Here’s a quick article on libraries circulating WiFi hotspots.
- I’m hoping to start doing this at my library: Public libraries embrace self-publishing services.
- Finally, from David Lee King, a list of social media policies you can co-opt for your library.
These are all over the place as I’ve been bouncing back and forth between multiple interests I’ve been finger dipping in.
- Why UX is not about Design by Patrizia Bertini; discuss
- I really enjoyed this article, Start Small: In search of the minimum viable product it talks about the creation of something that solves a problem (also introduced me to Unsplash which is a CC0 license image site), I felt that the principle could be applied beyond building a product like for example managing a team.
- Better Sharing Through Licenses? Measuring the Influence of Creative Commons Licenses on the Usage of Open Access Monographs influenced by a recent keynote I attended from Amy Buckland about Open Access; also triggered my post on Creative Commons licensing.
- SonicPi – really cool free live coding synth to turn data sets into music. Major thanks to a Hackfest run by William Denton (https://www.miskatonic.org/music/access2015/)