Daily Archives: January 27, 2011

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Exploring Transliteracy: A TTW Guest Post by Jessica Thomson

Transliteracy: 21st century literacy It is clear that technology is creating a large change in the ways we communicate and get information within our culture.  This great change affects not only individuals, but also the institutions that make information available, such as libraries and universities.  For a very long time, the essential modes of human communication remained unchanged. Having the ability to read, write, and speak more or less ensured that one possessed the necessary tools to communicate effectively within our culture.  With the explosion of new technologies that affect the way in which we accomplish so many of our […]

Thoughts on Learning Communities & Support

David Wedaman at Brandeis has a couple of thoughtful posts up at his blog Theatrical Smoke. I’m very happy to be working with him and Gail Matthews-DeNatale on a poster presentation at next month’s EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives conference. Take a look at his posts: http://wedaman.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/whither-academic-support/ Your community will learn its way forward. It’s people stuff, it’s faith, it’s risk, it’s scary, it’s trust, it’s vulnerability, it’s Negative Capability, it’s relationship-building, it’s engagement on an ideas plane, it’s meaningful personal and community development. It’s perhaps the opposite of everything we’ve ever done. It’s perhaps everything we’ve consciously and subconsciously veered away […]

Using Foursquare to Reach New Audiences

Jasper Visser writes at Museum of the Future: Our new website, and especially its integration of Google Maps, made it easy to add stories from our website to relevant places in Foursquare. About a month ago I’ve added 15 stories as tips to Foursquare. And it seems to work! Some of the tips have been done relatively often and between 0.05 and 0.1 % of our website traffic (wow!) now comes from Foursquare. Here’s what I did (and/or should have done, looking back): I looked for things on our website (stories, etc.) directly related to a location. Then I looked […]

Message from CILIP – Save Our Libraries

A friend from the UK asked me to share this with TTW readers – Mark Taylor from CILIP writes: Here at the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals we’re looking for help from across the globe with a day of action in support of UK public library services. www.cilip.org.uk/savelibraries The day is called Save Our Libraries and it takes place on the 5th Feb. Internationally we are hoping for a global day of tweeting using the hashtag #savelibraries in support of UK public library services. Can you please encourage your community to tweet using #savelibraries about why public libraries are […]