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Down the rabbit hole with “Crafting Digital History”

This year for me was supposed to be about completing unfinished projects and definitely not jumping down any new rabbit holes. So much for that. The rabbit hole I’ve found myself down? The open version […]

Digital scholarship, makerspaces and libraries

I first came across the concept of ‘digital scholarship’ around 3 years ago when I was the Faculty Librarian for Humanities at Curtin University and first learned about the wonderful but nebulous thing called ‘digital […]

Joining the MOOC game: the role of the library

Joining the MOOC game: the role of the library

The topic of MOOCs is getting a lot of attention at the moment, and there is a growing discussion in the library community about what support libraries can, or should, provide. MOOCs appeared on the […]

Jul, 16 · in MOOCs
The humanities, public engagement and the academic library

The humanities, public engagement and the academic library

Despite healthy enrolments, the perception that the humanities have been undergoing a ‘crisis’ is well founded. Government and private support for the humanities is in decline even though the humanities are highly valued by society. […]

Down the rabbit hole with “Crafting Digital History”

This year for me was supposed to be about completing unfinished projects and definitely not jumping down any new rabbit holes. So much for that. The rabbit hole I’ve found myself down? The open version […]

Jul, 09

Digital scholarship, makerspaces and libraries

I first came across the concept of ‘digital scholarship’ around 3 years ago when I was the Faculty Librarian for Humanities at Curtin University and first learned about the wonderful but nebulous thing called ‘digital […]

Sep, 16
Developing digital literacy through mindfulness

Developing digital literacy through mindfulness

I’ve had Howard Rheingold’s book Net Smart sitting on my bedside table for a while now, and have finally picked it up to read because – well, because it’s time I did. Lately I’ve been […]

Jul, 08
Stepping outside the box: information literacy via Wikipedia

Stepping outside the box: information literacy via Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of those resources that librarians and educators discourage students from using for research purposes.   Fair enough – after all, students need to learn to source their information from a range of quality […]

Jul, 04
An open letter to #blogjune participants

An open letter to #blogjune participants

Dear all I participated in the #blogjune challenge because I wanted to kickstart a writing habit and bring a long-held but hitherto unfulfilled desire (namely, to write a blog) to fruition. Although I didn’t manage […]

Jun, 30
My favourite video-creating apps

My favourite video-creating apps

I enjoy trying out the various video-making apps for ipad that I read about in education-focussed blogs, or discover via my children, Ms’ 11 and 13. I like thinking about how the videos could be […]

Jun, 29
3 ways that social media can benefit researchers

3 ways that social media can benefit researchers

As the Geocaching Librarian Andrew Spencer pointed out  in his post Can you hear us?, most Australian university libraries are looking to expand their services to support researchers, including assisting them to develop their social media […]

Jun, 27

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