November issue of MmIT journal now available

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Our November issue has a special focus on eBooks and journals.

Contents include:

  • Book reviews: The Information Behavior of a New Generation
  • Product review: Olympus Linear PCM Recorder LS-14
  • Special focus: eBooks & journals:
    • International publishing, viewpoint from Sweden
    • Innovative French library for the print impaired
    • UK public libraries and e-lending
    • Distance learning with the University of Derby
  • Features:
    • Textal: new text analysis app for digital humanities
    • Awards for innovation in IT and intelligent systems
    • Preview of Bett 2014: London’s learning technology show
    • New Management Information System for schools
    • Reflecting on Internet Librarian International’s October conference
    • Jodi Awards: encouraging good practice in digital media for disabled people
  • TechRoundUp: Trends for 2014
    • Wearable computing
    • Ultra HD 4K televisions
    • Growth of online video ‘how to’ sites
    • Tablets & convertible laptops
    • White space – will this mean more wireless access?
    • Solar chargers for your gadgets
  • MMIT Group AGM & free half day seminar: 17 December 2013

Coming up in 2014

February:            Focus on sight and sound

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Multimedia Information and Techology: journal news 30 June 2010

– Repositories Research Project – free onsite consultancy
– Search engine optimisation
– The Blio eBook reader platform
– Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition – closes 2 July
– New History in an Hour eBooks and iPhone apps
– Social networking and libraries – 9th July conference

–        Repositories Research Project – free onsite consultancy

–        Search engine optimisation

–        The Blio eBook reader platform

–        Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition – closes 2 July

–        New History in an Hour eBooks and iPhone apps 

–        Social networking and libraries – 9th July conference

1. Repositories Research Project – free onsite consultancy

The Repositories Support Project (RSP) http://www.rsp.ac.uk/ offers free onsite consultancy visits to any institutions requiring assistance on any aspect of starting or running an institutional repository. 

 If you would like to book an appointment, or would just like some more information, contact Dominic Tate dominic.tate@nottingham.ac.uk  

2. Search engine optimisation

Article on SEO from Google expert http://www.allaboutmarketresearch.com/articles/art067.htm

 This tip comes via Internet World Stats – a free newsletter which you can sign up to at www.internetworldstats.com

3. The Blio eBook reader platform

Useful article on the Blio eBook reader: “Is the Blio eBook reader a middleware that sits between systems, or is it a platform?” http://it-enquirer.com/2010/06/28/blio-ebook-reader-platform/ with thanks to IT Enquirer. http://www.it-enquirer.com/

4. Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition – closes 2 July

The Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition <http://www.jorum.ac.uk/altcCompetition.html> closes Friday 2nd July.

 Enter via JorumOpen <http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui>, with a chance to win £300, and present your winning resource at the Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference <http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2010/>. Full entry details can be found on the Jorum website <http://www.jorum.ac.uk/altcCompetition.html> .

 

5. New History in an Hour eBooks and iPhone apps     

Easy to read apps about the Cold War, WW11 etc, targeted at  GCSE, A Level students/ colleges,  as well as commuters and developed by a librarian!  www.historyinanhour.com  

 6. Social networking and libraries – 9th July conference

There is currently much discussion in libraries as to the use of social networking for marketing and publicity purposes. Several libraries have embraced opportunities allowed by the world of Web 2.0, and social networking in particular, whilst others face criticism for encouraging use of social networks (such as Facebook) within their library spaces.

Many libraries are benefitting from having their services and facilities promoted via Facebook and more and more library services are sending out alerts and updates via platforms such as Twitter. Join Cilip’s Multimedia, Information and Technology Group, as we investigate these developments in a half day seminar dedicated to ‘Social Networking and Libraries’, in which four speakers from UK Higher Education Libraries will present case studies on their experiences of using social networks.

 Programme

 1.30 p.m..         Registration and refreshments

 1.45 p.m..         Introduction

 1.50 p.m.          Gareth Johnson, University of Leicester

                        “The Thing on the doorstep: networking socially at Leicester”

 2.15 p.m.          Zelda Chatten, University of Liverpool

“Social networking for the unsociable: the University of Liverpool experience”

 3.20 p.m..         Refreshments

 3.40 p.m.          Dave Puplett, London School of Economics

 4.15 p.m.          Andrew Walsh, University of Huddersfield

                        “University of Huddersfield library or @hudlib? Moving the library into Facebook, Twitter and more…”

 4.50 p.m.          Close

Seminar Location

Liverpool, John Moores University, Lecture Theatre, John Foster Building,

Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5UZ

Price:               £40.00 (excluding VAT) for MmIT members

                        £60.00 (excluding VAT for non MmIT members

 

Booking form: http://surveys.edgehill.ac.uk/mmit