VIVO 2015 Conference

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.

VIVO Conference Lanyrd

Friday WebCast on “Saving My Stuff” Sponsored by TLT Group

On Friday June 5, 2015 I will be speaking at a TLT Group Discussion on personal and scholarly archiving and preservation with Stephen Bell and Cliff Landis. Please join us! Below are my slides

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“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,


ACRL 2015 – Lessig Keynote

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 – 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.