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Ready for another awesome announcement?! Many of you asked, we listened, and we’re excited to now offer direct citation export from Gale’s In Context articles to EasyBib! Woo-hoo! Time to celebrate!
In August 2013, we were pumped to announce the ability to directly export citations to Gale’s Virtual Reference Desk and InfoTrac. While that was super exciting, we received numerous calls, e-mails, and tweets asking “What about the In Context databases?” The wait is over our dear EasyBib friends! An EasyBib direct citation export button is now available in the following In Context products:Read More
Yesterday’s lively PD session was on a topic that I think all librarians should learn more about: open textbooks.
Kristi Jensen of the University of Minnesota Libraries knows a lot about open educational resources (OERs) and open textbooks. Her and her colleague, David Ernst, have been building out an open textbook program at UMN and shared their experiences (both successful and otherwise!) with us.
Check out the recording below to learn more about OERs and how, as a librarian, you can work with faculty to implement them into your institution’s curriculum.
The webinar discusses:
Did y’all enjoy the video on user-generated content that Caity shared on Friday? It’s a great resource to help students better understand information found on the Open Web.
We have another new video to share with you. This video, “Solving the Problem,” is a follow up to two videos we’ve already shared on the blog—Background Checks and So What’s the Problem?—and we hope you enjoy it as much as the others!
With this video, students will better understand how to:
User-generated content is all over the Open Web. But it’s pretty cool, right? Any user can publish information to the Web and make their voices, ideas, or opinions heard. I think it’s great that there is a great diversity of information out there in the world, and that the exchange of information is no longer controlled by publishers.
But the not so great thing about user-generated content is that the quality and the accuracy of these sources can sometimes be a little sketchy — and sometimes those sketchy user-generated sources end up in student research papers.Read More