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Panopto lecture capture

I’ve recently been experimenting with using lecture capture – in this case, Panopto which the University of Birmingham has a licence to.  It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for ages, but haven’t quite managed to make the time for.  … Continue reading

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Issuu – online publication software

I spent part of last week playing around with a piece of online publication software called Issuu.  Basically it allows you to upload word docs, PDFs etc and turns them into online booklets for you.  This has the advantage of … Continue reading

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Tech-savvy doctoral students increasingly look to open web technologies – JISC report

The following is a summary of the report: ‘Researchers of Tomorrow: A three year (BL/JISC) study tracking the research behaviour of ‘Generation Y’ doctoral students’.                                                                                        To download a copy of the report, please see: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2011/06/researchersoftomorrow.aspx The title of this blog post … Continue reading

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Report back from ‘Social media: re-conceptualising information literacy?’, an event hosted by the Information Literacy Group at Manchester Metropolitan University on 9th June 2011

This thought-provoking seminar was led by Prof Helen Partridge, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia and visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. I went to this event half-anticipating some hints and tips on practical … Continue reading

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Should we be offering drop-in sessions on Google Books, Scholar and Docs to academics?

The most recent issue of College and Research Libraries News included a very interesting article about teaching academic staff how they can make the most of Google.  The library staff offered sign-up sessions to show academics how to use advanced … Continue reading

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Useful tools for Librarians – Prezi and Jing

Lately I’ve been looking for ways to make my teaching more innovative. The content is reasonably static at this stage as there is a certain amount of information which new students have to know so I have been looking for … Continue reading

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