Editor’s Choice: OER in Context

This article, OER in Context, by Elvis Bakaitis, was originally posted on The Graduate Center (CUNY) Library News and Events:

“The recent movement towards Open Educational Resources (OER) is an undeniable force within higher education. For two consecutive years, both CUNY and SUNY have each received 4 million dollars towards the implementation of OER across their campuses. Let’s take a closer look at why interest in OER is being generated, and its potential impact within CUNY and beyond.”

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Editor’s Choice: The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World | Pew Research Center

This post appeared originally on the Pew Research Center, Internet and Technology website, April 17, 2018:

Source: The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World | Pew Research Center

A plurality of experts say digital life will continue to expand people’s boundaries and opportunities in the coming decade and that the world to come will produce more help than harm in people’s lives. Still, nearly a third think that digital life will be mostly harmful to people’s health, mental fitness and happiness. Most say there are solutions…

Read the full report: http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/04/17/the-future-of-well-being-in-a-tech-saturated-world/

 

Editor’s Choice “Natural Allies”: Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work ← dh+lib

Editor’s Choice: RESOURCE: “Natural Allies”: Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work ← dh+lib

Digital Humanities projects are proliferating in academia and cultural institutions. Librarians will find the article highlighted below valuable in its discussion of roles for librarians and archivists in digital humanities projects.

This post that appeared originally in dh+lib Review  (Note: Roxanne Shirazi, of CUNY, is an editor):

Alex H. Poole and Deborah Garwood (both Drexel University) have submitted a pre-print of their article, “‘Natural Allies’: Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work,” to ResearchGate.

From the paper introduction:

This paper first reviews the literature, concentrating on the relationships among digital humanities (DH), Library and Information and Science (LIS), and libraries and librarians.
Second, it explains and justifies the study’s qualitative approach. Third, it reports the findings of the study and discusses their ramifications, focusing on librarians’ and archivists’ official and unofficial involvement in projects and on their specific roles and responsibilities. Additionally, it probes three issues that speak directly to bolstering librarians’ and archivists’ participation in projects such as DID3: digital curation, LIS education and professional preparation, and outreach opportunities for librarians and archivists. Fifth, conclusions and six recommendations for future research are advanced.

The paper is scheduled to appear in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Documentation. The pre-print can be downloaded without logging into ResearchGate.

dh+lib Review

This post was produced through a cooperation between Tierney Gleason, Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Megan Martinsen, and Leah Richardson (Editors-at-large for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb (Editor for the week), and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Sarah Melton, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).

 

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