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Ebooks, Ebook Platforms and Ebook Usage

We are all dealing with myriad questions concerning ebooks, ebook platforms, ebook providers, and ebook usage, so it was an absolute delight to be able to attend three separate sessions on the subject: “Ebook Showdown: Evaluating Academic Ebook Platforms from a User … Continue reading

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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Panel session: “A tale of two libraries: adapting outdated buildings for a sustainable future”.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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