Today I am at the OLE Board Meeting Summer Retreat at the Big 10 Center in Rosemont, IL supporting the mission of our wonderful board. We have a great community that really wants to see change for how libraries are managed through our available software platforms.
Great view from the Hyatt here in Cambridge at the VIVO 2015 Opening Reception.
A photo posted by Robert H. McDonald (@rhmcdonald) on
This week I am at the VIVO 2015 Conference. I am very excited about seeing all of my VIVO friends in Cambridge, MA this week. I am also part of this year’s Intro to VIVO Workshop with the wonderful Julia Trimmer, Paul Albert, Michaeleen Trimarchi and Brian Lowe. So far we are having a great time with our group of 12 attendees and are lookgint to share more info about VIVO.
Thanks again to @symplectic for these great VIVO Conference Badge lanyrds.
So this week I am at the 10th International Open Repositories Conference held here in Indianapolis, IN. This year Indiana University, the University of Illinois and Virginia Tech are the host sponsors. We have a large group of over 400 in attendance from all over the world. Welcome to Indy!
See the link here: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/event-1938612
Register here (it’s free): http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/event-1938612/Registration
“Saving Our Stuff?” – Continued
Presenters: Steven J. Bell – Temple University, Robert H. McDonald – Indiana University, Cliff Landis – Georgia State University, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
From Research References to Family Pix
Effective Practices in Personal Digital Archiving for Faculty and Students
On April 17 in FridayLive! we began “Saving Our Stuff,” but we discovered that there was greater interest and more to discuss than fit in that hour. Based on comments and requests, we scheduled this follow-up to go deeper into these 3 main categories:
Select, Organize, Make your own backup – How? Options & Cautions
- Disaster prep; Preservation; Save private copies or publicly accessible copies.
- Enable Refind/Retrieve via Cloud, Auto Backup Resources (e.g., Evernote, DIIGO Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Scholar, Amazon Cloud, iCloud, Carbonite, Sugarsync,Transporter, etc.) Free/Fee
- Rely on Wayback Machine? For what? Wayback Machine does not access our [non-public] past Blackboard or Moodle courses
- LMS Options, Limitations
“Fair Use” vs. CASE method = Copy And Steal Everything… vs. Other Alternatives
CREATE: Find, Adapt, Select, Protect, Organize(e.g., DIIGO, Google Scholar, Evernote)
USE: Citation, Permission & Payment: Enable Refind/Retrieve/Usage; via Permission, Citation Tools, Digital Object Identifiers, Creative Commons, ImageCodr,
Here is another action shot of @MikeFurlough kicking off the 3rd Annual HTRC UnCamp that was held March 30-31, 2015 in Ann Arbor, MI. We had a great 1.5 days together showing off our work from this year’s deliverables on the HTRC as well as getting valuable user input on the future directions of our tools and services.
So this year I got accepted for a TechTalk at the 2015 ACRL Conference. I was honored to present with Nicole Vasilevsky from the Oregon Health Sciences University. On a personal note I got a new iphone 6 plus while in Portland (Tax Free) that is unlocked and works on all world cell networks. The slide from our talk are shown below:
The closing keynote at this year’s ACRL Conference is my hero Lawrence Lessig. I really took alot away from his talk, namely that of government and the ways in which it is corrupted by different types of influences. He mentioned his grassroots group rootstrikers – http://www.rootstrikers.org and talked a bit about how his book Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace has been proven correct so far in how privacy intersects with online community.