Monthly Archives: March 2015

Library Renovations

Panel session: “A tale of two libraries: adapting outdated buildings for a sustainable future”. As previously mentioned, the University of Oslo Humanities and Social Sciences Library is in the process of planning and applying for funding for an extensive renovation … Continue reading

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ACRL Portland wrap-up video


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MLA Video Tutorials

Did you know that MLA offers video tutorials on how to use their bibliographic database? I teach how to access and use MLAIB all the time, but had no idea until I happened to meet the person who actually makes … Continue reading

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Sustaining Hype? Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and Open Access Course Materials

At the University of Oslo, we are now half-way through our very first MOOC: What Works: Promising Practices in International Development , a six week course created by the Centre on Development and the Environment (SUM) in partnership with faculty … Continue reading

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Apropos of Nothing

Around lunch, the whole convention center suddenly emptied. Apparently, the librarians had found the food trucks. This conference is a two-for-one for me, the exhibition hall is a great place to check out the latest from publishers and content providers. … Continue reading

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Tutorials Toolkit: Creating Sustainable Library Instruction

Today (Wednesday 25) was the day for pre-conference workshops with a limited number of participants, and I signed up for this one a long time in advance. There seems to be a shared need in academic libraries everywhere for more … Continue reading

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The love that dare not speak its name

This makes my heart leap: The holy grail of independent booksellers, Powell’s City of Books: It doesn’t look like much, but this bookstore covers a full city block. More than one million used and new books meticulously arranged, nine colour-coded … Continue reading

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