Thursday, May 28, 2009

Teaching Copyright

The EFF has launched a new initiative - Teaching Copyright - a curriculum and website designed to counteract the 'scare story' approach to students wishing to copy material.

After I have browsed through the curriculum I will come back to add a little more.

EFF = Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's just a matter of time...

Fun though it is to be working in a modern 'state-of-the-art' library in a city, I must admit I prefer the idea of the ephemeral library - distributed - so I could do remote training from somewhere beautiful in the country, like Ty Cariad.

I did a Net Trainer course (designing and using remote learning modules) last year and have a certificate to prove it!.  As practice I have put up a beta site for library 2.0 staff to use...(using Learning Pool (a public sector shared resource), which in turn employs Moodle architecture).

I can already use webmail to keep track of staff and public enquiries, and use NetLoan remotely, servicing the 19 Cardiff Libraries, supporting internet bookings and so on.

It does seem as though only a little of my work warrants getting dressed, leaving the house, and walking 20 minutes up the road to work in a building.

The catalogue is online, with all Cardiff's e-resources...   All you need is a membership number and PIN.

Here's some of the stuff we already offer online.

And so on.

A man can dream...
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