Monthly Archives: March 2014


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I have a decent understanding of copyright and the process of determining fair use, but I didn’t have a good understanding of how YouTube enforces and adjudicates copyright disputes. I’ll own up to my naiveté, but even after acknowledging this, I am still troubled by YouTube’s approach to copyright enforcement. […]

Fair Use is in the Eye of the Beholder…or Not ...


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Thanks to all the great folks participating in ILEAD U for the warm welcome the morning for my keynote. The slides are here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensLearningEverywhereILEADU.pdf The presentation is based in part on these columns: A Genius Idea?: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/03/opinion/michael-stephens/a-genius-idea-office-hours/ Learning Everywhere: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/04/opinion/michael-stephens/learning-everywhere-office-hours/ Learning to Learn: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/06/opinion/michael-stephens/learning-to-learn-office-hours/ Infinite Learning: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/10/opinion/michael-stephens/infinite-learning-office-hours/

Thanks ILEAD U!



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Here’s one of the neat little things we’re testing out on The 2nd Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library: using an Apple TV/Projector/iPad/blank wall combination to stream random things while the library is open. This morning, we used our streaming service Hoopla to show folks just how awesome your library […]

Using an Apple TV on The 2nd Floor of the ...


Greetings from #PLA2014 in Indianapolis. The slides for my talk today are here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensPLA2014Learning.pdf The presentation is based in part on these columns: Reflective Practice: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/01/opinion/michael-stephens/reflective-practice-office-hours/ Learning Everywhere: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/04/opinion/michael-stephens/learning-everywhere-office-hours/ Learning to Learn: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/06/opinion/michael-stephens/learning-to-learn-office-hours/ Infinite Learning: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/10/opinion/michael-stephens/infinite-learning-office-hours/  

#PLA2014 Hyperlinked Learning Experiences



 http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/03/people/movers-shakers-2014/jan-holmquist-movers-shakers-2014-tech-leaders/ Jan Holmquist’s nominators describe him as a “global librarian,” and it’s easy to see why. In addition to his current work as head of development for Denmark’s Guldborgsund libraries, Holmquist’s side projects tend to involve collaboration with librarians all over the world. He is engaged with ongoing international projects […]

Congrats to Jan Holmquist, 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker




I am excited to be speaking at the Public Library Conference in Indianapolis.  See you there! Thursday, March 13, 2014 04:15 PM – 05:15 PM 135-136 Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Public Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond This presentation will explore emerging models of connected, open learning—offered for free— with great potential […]

See You at PLA


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Via Pam the Librarian: http://pamlibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/kicked-out-of-the-library/ Last week I went to the Exeter Public Library with a colleague to work on a project for our high school. We needed Internet access, a table to spread our documents out on, an outlet to plug-in our devices, a spot away from the distractions […]

Really? No Place for Collaboration at the Library



Sarah Houghton writes: http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/2014/03/new-san-rafael-public-library-website.html I’m pleased to announce that last week we launched a new website for San Rafael Public Library athttp://srpubliclibrary.org. The site was designed by Influx with their Prefab library website service. We are very happy with it! Our library is relatively small and we don’t have the time or staff […]

New San Rafael Library Web Site


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Brian Kelly (Cetis, University of Bolton) and I are carrying out a survey to support a contribution for the LILAC 2014 information literacy conference. The aim of the survey is to identify institutional policies and practices to support use of Cloud services by staff and researchers as well as current […]

Survey: Preparing our Users for Digital Life Beyond the Institution