TBL for DLs

I’m teaching my Digital Libraries course this semester. I’ve taught this course at least once a year for the past 8 years. But this time around I’m doing something different: I’m deliberately trying to use methods from team-based learning. Now, my DLs course has always had something of a TBL spin to it. The major assignment for the course is for the students to build a prototype digital library. I.. Read More

More on Social Media Classroom

I promised in a previous post that I would document my experience using Social Media Classroom for my Digital Libraries course, and here it is, almost Spring Break, and I haven’t revisited the topic. So here we go. In fact, the primary reason I haven’t written much about SMC is that we’re actually not using it much. There have only been 10 posts to the blog, 6 of which have.. Read More

My adventures with Social Media Classroom

I’m using Social Media Classroom for my Digital Libraries course this semester. Why? Why not. Yes, it’s a new tool to learn, my students aren’t familiar with it, so it will be a learning curve for all of us. But one thing I’ve learned about myself is that I have a need to always be doing something new (a personality trait that got me into some trouble as a younger.. Read More

Thoughts on the DuraSpace Press Release

I’m sure everyone who pays even a small amount of attention to digital libraries has already seen this press release: Fedora Commons and DSpace Foundation Join Together to Create DuraSpaceā„¢ Organization I have to admit that when I first saw this announcement I thought it was a late April Fool’s joke, you know, like those “announcements” that Microsoft and Yahoo are merging and will change their name to Microhoo, or.. Read More