In many localities, youth groups and community organizations are creating alternatives to mainstream journalism using the rich resources of digital media.
American Libraries Magazine
The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine.
“Happiness is contagious.” This missive, which is one of the many kernels of wisdom I jotted down at SXSW, stands out as I pour through my notes and reflect on the powerful, transformative experience I just had in Austin.
From creating working paper audio speakers to crafting Arduino-lit textiles and rewiring Frankentoys, the free Make-to-Learn Symposium in Chicago today offered loads of ideas for makerspaces.
Wowza! SXSW is dazzling. I got to see one my favorite authors, Douglas Rushkoff, on Saturday. Rushkoff’s advice is to treat interactions with devices and online life as periodic dips into a rushing stream, with no need to capture or cling to all that’s happening.
Other than being in your favorite library and exploring all it has to offer, of course, another way to love libraries—and find more ways to support all libraries—is by joining fellow library lovers at I Love Libraries on Facebook—well over 46,800 strong!
This is my first time attending South by Southwest. Knowing how action-packed this conference is, I’ve settled on a philosophy for the trip: to be a voyager of happenstance, intent on enjoying the ride, whatever it may yield.
Sometimes you just have to stop and marvel at the incredible pace of technological change. It helps if you are sitting down, because when the scope of the change finally hits you, things might go all wobbly for a second or two. Luckily I was sitting when I had that experience this weekend.
For the March 2013 edition of the ebook price report, Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries went back to look at the New York Times bestseller list.
One of the key characteristics of digital content is that it is licensed under contract law as opposed to being purchased with first sale rights from copyright law.