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E-LEARNING AND DIGITAL MEDIA – VOLUME 10 NUMBER 2 (2013)

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E-LEARNING AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Volume 10 Number 2 2013     ISSN 2042-7530

SPECIAL ISSUE

Exploring the Educational Potential of Open Educational Resources
Guest Editors: MARKUS DEIMANN & NORM FRIESEN

CONTENTS: 

Markus Deimann & Norm Friesen. Introduction. Exploring the Educational Potential of Open Educational Resources OPEN ACCESS

Stefanie Panke & Tina Seufert. What’s Educational about Open Educational Resources? Different Theoretical Lenses for Conceptualizing Learning with Open Educational Resources

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams & Michael Paskevicius. ‘It’s Not Their Job to Share Content’: a case study of the role of senior students in adapting teaching materials as open educational resources at the University of Cape Town

Glenda Cox. Researching Resistance to Open Educational Resource Contribution: an activity theory approach

Melody M. Terras, Judith Ramsay & Elizabeth Boyle. Learning and Open Educational Resources: a psychological perspective

Sandra Peter & Lesley Farrell. From Learning in Coffee Houses to Learning with Open Educational Resources

Markus Deimann. Open Education and Bildung as Kindred Spirits

Norm Friesen & Judith Murray. ‘Open Learning 2.0’? Aligning Student, Teacher and Content for Openness in Education

 

INTERVIEWS

Daniel Araya. Thinking Forward: Theo Gray and the Future of the Book

Daniel Araya. Interview with Jiang Qiping
 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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INFORMATICS – PhD OPPORTUNITIES

Sent on behalf of Professor Hazel Hall

Two fully-funded PhD studentships within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation (IIDI) at Edinburgh Napier University are currently advertised at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFI070/phd-studentships/ 

One studentship will be offered within one of IIDI’s five research centres. Led by Professor Hazel Hall, the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) is keen to encourage applications from those whose research interests lie within the area of social informatics, and align with the centre’s expertise, for example in: ICT trajectories, socio-technical and organisational issues in the context of corporate knowledge management; large scale infrastructures such as e-government and e-health; library and information science research; and the information society. Further details of CSI can be found on the Centre’s web pages at: http://www.csi.napier.ac.uk/ 

The second studentship is specific to the Centre for Emergent Computing. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to work in the area of bio-inspired computing. 

Applications for both places are due by Monday 5th November, and the successful candidates are expected to take up their doctoral studies in early 2013.

For further information please see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFI070/phd-studentships/

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Professor Hazel Hall PhD MA BA FCLIP FHEA

Director – Centre for Social Informatics

School of Computing/Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh EH10 5DT

UK

 

+44 (0)131 455 2760

h.hall@napier.ac.uk

http://about.me/hazelh

 

The best things in life aren’t things

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‘Digitisation Perspectives’ – Ruth Rikowski

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON “OPEN-NESS” IN THE DIGITAL UNIVERSITY

Critical Perspectives on ‘Open-ness’ in the Digital University

University of Edinburgh

Friday November 2nd 2012, 12-4pm

 

Openness and impacts in academia using social media

Jane Tinkler, London School of Economics

Academic communication is changing. Traditional dissemination methods are being supplemented by digital technologies that academics can use to share their research with each other and external stakeholders and thereby help their work to create impact. But what are the real benefits of using social media to share academic work? How does this openness lead to greater impact? And what are the potential problems with this form of short, immediate and frequent communication? This session draws on the findings of a three-year research project examining the ways that academic work can be better communicated in order to maximise its impact.

 

Is University Scholarship becoming more Open? Or just more Digital?

Robin Goodfellow, Open University

The developing digital context for scholarship in the University brings pressures and opportunities for change in both the established practices of scholarly communication and conventional ideas about who participates in it. But how far is digital practice amongst university academics really open to the engagement of non-professional scholars, and what are the implications of internet knowledge cultures for the processes and ethics of academic scholarship?  In this talk I will use examples of work in the field of Digital Scholarship that is currently going on at The Open University (see http://www8.open.ac.uk/iet/main/research-scholarship/our-research-scholarship-programmes/digital-scholarship) to explore these questions, and to work towards a concept of scholarship in the digital university that is committed to both the democratisation of the academy and the furtherance of academic approaches to knowledge and learning.   

 

Open Educational Resources: salvation or subjectification?

Jeremy Knox, University of Edinburgh

This presentation will critique the implementation of Open Educational Resources in higher education.  Open access has emerged as a prominent debate in the field of distance and digitally-mediated learning, in which technology is advanced as both the vehicle for widening participation and the solution to the perceived elitism of the traditional institution. OER have been in the forefront of this dialogue with claims of social transformation and global deliverance from poverty; however they remain significantly under-theorised.  While OER literature often emphasises the removal of barriers to information, it fails to adequately address the consequences of open access in terms of education itself, tending to make assumptions about the capacity for individuals to act purely in an autonomous fashion as ‘self-directed’ learners.  This paper will therefore problematise the ways in which the OER movement implies particular notions of freedom and independence in the advancement of their educational agenda.

 

Network Convenors:

Dr Lesley Gourlay, Senior Lecturer (Department of Culture, Communication & Media) and Director (Academic Writing Centre), Institute of Education, University of London.

Dr Kelly Coate, Vice Dean (Graduate Studies, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies) and Lecturer in Higher Education (Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) National University of Ireland, Galway

 

Event booking details

To reserve a place at this seminar please register at http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/ or telephone +44 (0) 207 427 2350.  

SRHE events are open to all and free to SRHE members as part of their membership package. The delegate fee for non-members is £45. Non-members wishing to join the Society may do so at the time of registration and the delegate fee will be waived. Please note that places must be booked in advance and that a £45 fee for non-attendance will be charged if a place has been reserved but no notice of cancellation/non-attendance has been given in advance.

To join the SRHE and enjoy individual member benefits go to http://www.srhe.ac.uk/

Yours sincerely

Francois Smit, SRHE Event Manager, Society for Research into Higher Education, 73 Collier Street, LondonN1 9BE, Telephone 0207 427 2350, Fax number 0207 278 1135

srheoffice@srhe.ac.uk

http://www.srhe.ac.uk

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

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DIGITAL FUTURES

We have 2 places remaining on the Digital Futures Academy run by Simon Tanner and Tom Clareson.

The full programme and rates are available here: http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/digifutures/london.html

Guest speakers include:
Professor Tim Hitchcock, University of Hertfordshire
William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition
Alistair Dunning, The European Library

We will visit behind the scenes at The National Gallery and The British Library.

If you wish to come then please email me.

We have 23 delegates so far this year from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, representing libraries, museums, archives, plus corporate and national repositories. Delegates range from senior management, curatorial and content specialists to technical implementation staff.

All my best
Simon Tanner

Digital Futures Academy
The British Library, London
March 19-23, 2012
http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/digifutures/london.html

King’s College London is pleased to announce the Digital Futures Academy 5-day training event. We are thrilled that this year it will be hosted at The British Library.

Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery. Delegates will also receive 2 half day visits with expert talks and behind the scenes tours of The National Gallery and The British Library.

As the Academy enters its 9th year we invite you to join our experts of international renown in London, UK. Delegates from over 40 countries have experienced the benefits of the Digital Futures Academy. This is what they have said:
               “Excellent – I would recommend DF to anyone anticipating a digitization program”
               “I was very pleased. The team was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and personable.”
               “Thanks, it has been an invaluable experience.”
               “A really useful course and great fun too!”

Digital Futures is led by Simon Tanner, Director of Digital Consultancy at King’s College London and Tom Clareson, Lyrasis. They have over 20 years experience each and worked on over 500 digital projects across the world in delivering digital content or preserving culture. They will be supported by Alistair Dunning of  The European Library and William Kilbride of the Digital Preservation Coalition.  Other experts at the National Gallery and The British Library will give talks during the tours.

Digital Futures  covers the following core areas:
               Planning and management
               Fund raising
               Understanding the audience
               Social media and its impact
               Metadata – introduction and implementation
               Copyright and intellectual property
               Sustainability, value and impact
               Financial issues
               Implementing digital resources
               Digital preservation
A certificate of attainment is offered to all Digital Futures Academy delegates on completion of the course.

If you are interested, please email me as soon as possible, spaces are limited.

Best regards,
Simon

Simon Tanner
Director of Digital Consultancy (KDCS)
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Email: simon.tanner@kcl.ac.uk
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh/ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh/ and www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/
Twitter: @SimonTanner http://twitter.com/#!/SimonTanner
Phone: +44(0)7887-691716 (direct)   +44(0)20-7848-2861 (Dept Office)

Co-Director of MA in Digital Asset Management<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/cch/pg/madam/>
DDH research and teaching: my personal page<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/people/core/tanner/index.aspx>

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Posthuman

SRHE DIGITAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK

SRHE Digital University Network

Friday 2 March 2012

9.30 – 12.30 followed by lunch

 

Digital Disaggregation:  Assessing the Uncanny Posthuman

Dr Sian Bayne, School of Education, University of Edinburgh

To learn and teach across multiple digital spaces can be to experience uncertainty, disorientation and fragmentation in both generative and disturbing ways. This presentation will draw on notions of the uncanny and of the posthuman in theorising the ‘strangeness’ of these new modes of being in education. In particular, it will discuss the ways in which assessment practices in online learning can explicitly engage with disaggregation, spectrality and posthuman pedagogy, as critical moves in re-thinking teaching, learning and assessment for the digital mode.

Dr Bayne’s research focuses on the impact of the digital on higher education, museum education and lifelong learning. Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, she has held awards from the British Academy, the Higher Education Academy, the AHRC and the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a range of projects concerned with the ways in which technological change prompts us to re-think what education is and can be. Dr Bayne is a member of the University of Edinburgh Digital Cultures and Education research group (http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/dice/), Programme Co-Director of the University of Edinburgh MSc in E-learning (http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/e-learning/), and Associate Dean (digital scholarship) for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Edinburgh (http://www.digital.hss.ed.ac.uk/).

 

Education as Sociomaterial Practices – Posthuman Frontiers for Educational Technology

Professor Tara Fenwick, School of Education, University of Stirling
The materiality of everyday interaction is too often ignored, dismissed, or isolated in educational research. Objects and technologies are often assumed to be separate and distinct from human desire and action, in ways that lead to other unhelpful distinctions between virtual and real, designers and users, and knowledge and action. In this presentation I argue for a different configuration, showing how the social and material not only are entangled in assemblages of the human and nonhuman, but also constitute the practices and knowings that comprise education. Sociomaterial analyses trace how and why particular practices and knowledges in educational processes become naturalized or stabilised, what is holding them together, what is excluded and what inequities are created. Capacities for action are more-than-human, they are relational, distributed, and enacted through particular dynamic assemblages. This is a posthuman, not anti-human approach – a sociomaterial sensibility opens radical new questions and imaginative possibilities for education and educational technology.
Professor Fenwick has written extensively about theories of learning and gender in relation to work practices and education, most recently focusing on what some call ‘socio-material’ theories, particularly actor-network theory and complexity sciences. Her book Learning Through Experience: Troubling Assumptions and Intersecting Questions (Krieger, 2003) was granted the 2004 Cyril Houle Award of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education for Outstanding Contribution to Adult Education Literature. Recent large projects funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council include (1) an examination of older professionals’ informal learning and its relation to aging and generational issues; (2) a study exploring knowledge networks and practices of ‘portfolio’ workers (independent and mobile professionals who work with multiple employers and organizations simultaneously); and (3) a participatory research project studying social responsibility learning among small business owners, including professional firms. Her current project with Canadian colleagues Kathryn Church, Elizabeth Lange, Taylor Webb is comparing knowledge-creation practices of nurses, social workers and teachers in changing organizations, using an activity theory framework.

 

Event booking details

To reserve a place at this seminar please register at: www.eventdotorg.co.uk/events.asp

Or telephone +44 (0) 207 4472525.  SRHE events are open to all and free to SRHE members as part of their membership package. The delegate fee for non-members is £25 [full time students £20]. Non-members wishing to join the Society may do so at the time of registration and the delegate fee will be waived. Please note that places must be booked in advance and that a £25 for non-attendance will be charged if a place has been reserved but no notice of cancellation/non-attendance has been given in advance.

 

Yours sincerely

Francois Smit, SRHE Event Manager

PLEASE NOTE THAT SRHE HAS MOVED TO NEW OFFICES. OUR NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER

OUR NEW OFFICE DETAILS ARE: Society for Research into Higher Education, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Digitisation Perspectives

EPHEMERA – VOLUME 10 NUMBERS 3 – 4

The Digital Labour Group in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario and /ephemera: theory and politics in organization/ are pleased to announce the arrival of Volume 10: 3-4:

*** Digital Labour: Workers, Authors, Citizens ***

Edited by Jonathan Burston, Nick Dyer-Witheford and Alison Hearn

ephemera: http://www.ephemeraweb.org/

Born out of the conference of the same name held in the fall of 2009 at the University of Western Ontario, this special double issue of / ephemera / addresses the implications of digital labour as they are emerging in practice, politics, policy, culture, and theoretical enquiry. As workers, as authors, and as citizens, we are increasingly summoned and disciplined by new digital technologies that define the workplace and produce ever more complex regimes of surveillance and control. At the same time, new possibilities for agency and new spaces for collectivity are borne from these multiplying digital innovations.

This volume explores this social dialectic, with a specific focus on new forms of labour. Papers examine the histories and theories of digital capitalism, foundational assumptions in debates about digital labour, issues of intellectual property and copyright, material changes in the digital workplace, transnational perspectives on digital labour, the issue of free labour and new definitions of work, and struggles and contests on the scene of digital production.

Contributors include Brian Holmes, Andrea Fumagalli and Cristina Morini, David Hesmondhalgh, Ursula Huws, Barry King, Jack Bratich, Enda Brophy and many others.

This issue also contains vital contributions from union and guild activists hailing from the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American  Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).

The Digital Labour Group: Jonathan Burston, Edward Comor, James Compton, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Alison Hearn, Ajit Pyati, Sandra Smeltzer, Matt Stahl, Samuel E. Trosow.

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon

AISHE CONFERENCE 2011

ALL IRELAND SOCIETY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (AISHE)

THE CHALLENGE FOR GRADUATES IN A CHANGED WORLD

Dear Colleagues

In response to a number of requests, we are extending the deadline for submissions of Abstracts. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 13th April 2011.

The conference home page is here: http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2011

It is your research, expertise and practice, shared through the conference, that makes the AISHE conference a really valuable experience for everyone who participates so please submit your abstracts. Submission of abstracts is exclusively through the online Conference System. To submit your abstract, click on the following link: http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2011/schedConf/cfp

Past Conferences:

http://ocs.sfu.ca/aishe/index.php/international/2009/schedConf/cfp http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2010/schedConf/cfp

Notification of abstract acceptance is due by 6th May 2011. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted abstracts.

Registration is currently open. To register for the conference please click on the following link – http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2011/schedConf/registration

Do please forward this reminder to any colleagues, organisations, mailing lists etc. that may be interested in the conference. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to contact our AISHE Administrator, Linda King: linda.king@aishe.org

Kind regards**

*Saranne Magennis,** AISHE President.*
Saranne Magennis,
Director,
Higher Education Policy Unit,
Humanity House,
NUI Maynooth,
Co Kildare.
Ireland

Linda King
AISHE Administrator
NUI Maynooth
Maynooth
Co. Kildare
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Office 00 353 (0) 1 708 6578
Mob 00 353 (0) 87 2258174

AISHE-C 2011: The Challenge for Graduates in a Changed World

Dublin City University

August 25, 2011 – August 26, 2011

AISHE-C 2011, the seventh international conference of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education, will take place in Dublin City University on 25th & 26th August 2011.

The overall theme of the conference is The Challenge for Graduates in a Changed World. Within this, specific topics will include:

Graduates for a Digital Age

Students as Researchers

The Student Citizen: Learning Through Work & Community Engagement

Interdisciplinarity in Learning & Teaching

Global Issues in Learning & Teaching

Discipline Based Pedagogies

The conference showcases the best of scholarship within the island of Ireland, and also warmly welcomes international participants who can share wider experience and perspectives

Keynote Speakers:

Tom Collins, President of NUI Maynooth

Lee Harvey, Copenhagen Business School

Glynis Cousin, University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK

Diary Dates:

10th January 2011: Call for Papers (Abstract Submission) Opened

25th February 2011: Registration Opens.

25th March 2011: Deadline for submissions

6th May 2011: Notification of Acceptance

25-26th August 2011: AISHE Conference dates.

Conference Fees:

AISHE Conference 2011 Standard rate, includes full conference, 1 year’s AISHE Membership and Conference dinner: €200

AISHE Conference 2011 Existing Member Discount, includes full conference, 1 year’s AISHE Membership and conference dinner: €180

Concessions (Registered Student, Retired AISHE Member) includes full conference, 1 year’s AISHE Membership and conference dinner: €100

One day attendance, includes one day conference attendance, 1 year’s AISHE Membership. (Conference dinner €40 extra if required): €100

Guest includes conference dinner only: €40

Personal Assistant to participant with disability (includes full conference and conference dinner): €0.00

Location:

The conference will be taking place in the School of Nursing at DCU, directly beside the main campus entrance on Collins Avenue:

How to get to DCU

Map of DCU Campus

Venue and Accommodation

If you require overnight accommodation for the conference, please see the list of accommodation near DCU.

Conference Information:

» Overview

» Call for Papers (December 12, 2010 – April 13, 2011)

» Proposal Submission

» Track Policies

» Presentations and Authors

» Conference Schedule

» Registration

» Accommodation

» Organizers and Partners

» Timeline

The AISHE International conference (AISHE-C) is the premier venue in Ireland for presenting research and practice in teaching and learning in higher education. The conference is held annually, usually at the end of August/start of September. The venue varies across the island of Ireland.

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Digitisation Perspectives

INVITATION TO A BOOK LAUNCH FOR

‘DIGITISATION PERSPECTIVES’

Digitisation Perspectives
Edited by Ruth Rikowski

Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2011

ISBN 978-94-6091-297-9 (pbk); 978-94-6091-6 (hdbk);

978-94-6091-299-3 (e-book)

£35.00 (pbk); £75.00 (hdbk)

https://www.sensepublishers.com/product_info.php?products_id=1158&osCsid=f255a6ffa2e20417688cf96c4ae8976e

Part of Book Series: ‘Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practice’

Series Editor: Michael A. Peters

Digitisation Perspectives will be launched on Wednesday 16th February 2011,  17.30 – 20.00
At: Wilkins Terrace Restaurant
University College London
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT, England

Digitisation Perspectives includes contributions from 22 experts worldwide.

Foreword by Simon Tanner, Director Digital Consultancy, King’s College London, who says that the book: “…seeks to address and answer some of the big questions of digitisation…It succeeds on many levels…”

Topics covered include: electronic theses, search engine technology, digitisation of ancient manuscripts, citation indexing, reference services, digitisation in Africa, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, new media and scholarly publishing. The final chapter explores virtual libraries, posing some interesting questions for possible futures.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FOREWORD:  SIMON TANNER, DIRECTOR, KING’S DIGITAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES, KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON

INTRODUCTION:  RUTH RIKOWSKI

PART 1: BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW TO DIGITISATION AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES

Chapter 1:  The Rise of Digitization: An Overview – Melissa M. Terras         

Chapter 2:  Digital Libraries and Digitisation: an overview and critique – Ruth Rikowski            

Chapter 3:  Digital Knowledge Resources – M. Paul Pandian              

Chapter 4: Digitisation: research, sophisticated search engines, evaluation: all that and more – Ruth Rikowski

PART 2: DIGITISATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Chapter 5:  Improving student mental models in a new university information setting – Alan Rosling and Kathryn Chapman

Chapter 6:  Electronic Theses and Dissertations: promoting ‘hidden’ research – Susan Copeland

Chapter 7:  Learning Systems in Post-Statutory Education – Paul Catherall

Chapter 8:  Going Digital: the transformation of scholarly communication and academic libraries – Isaac Hunter Dunlap

PART 3: DIGITISATION AND INEQUALITIES

Chapter 9:  Hegemony and the Web: the Struggle for Hegemony in a Digital Age – Tony Ward

Chapter 10: Digital libraries: an opportunity for African education – Dieu Hack-Polay    

Chapter 11:        Critical Perspectives on Digitising Africa – by Leburn Rose

PART 4: DIGITAL LIBRARIES, REFERENCE SERVICES AND CITATION INDEXING

Chapter 12: Digital Library and Digital Reference Service: integration and mutual complementarity – Jia Liu            

Chapter 13: The New Generation of Citation Indexing in the Age of Digital Libraries – Mengxiong Liu and Peggy Cabrera        

PART 5: DIGITISATION OF RARE, VALUED AND SCHOLARLY WORKS   

Chapter 14: Building the Virtual Scriptorium – Tatiana Nikolova-Houston and Ron Houston               

Chapter 15: SPARC: creating innovative models and environments for scholarly research and communication – Heather Joseph    

Chapter 16: Impacts of New Media on Scholarly Publishing – Yehuda E. Kalay                     

PART 6: FUTURISTIC DEVELOPMENTS OF DIGITISATION

Chapter 17: Meeting and Serving Users in Their New Work (and Play) Spaces – Tom Peters       

Chapter 18: Virtual Libraries and Education in Virtual Worlds: twenty-first century library services – Lori Bell, Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Tom Peters and Kitty Pope                               

CONCLUSION: RUTH RIKOWSKI

Cover designed by Victor Rikowski

Refreshments provided.
Confirmed speakers at the launch include:

An Introduction by Andy Dawson, Senior Teaching Fellow and MSc Information Science Programme Director, Department of Information Studies, UCL.

Ruth Rikowski is a Freelance Editor, commissioning books for Chandos Publishing, Oxford. She is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Librarian. Ruth Rikowski is the author of Globalisation, Information and Libraries (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2005) and the editor of Knowledge Management: social, cultural and theoretical perspectives (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2007). She has also written numerous articles and given many talks; focusing in particular on the topics of globalisation, knowledge management and information technology. Ruth Rikowski is on the Editorial Board of Policy Futures in Education and Information for Social Change. The Rikowski website, ‘The Flow of Ideas’ can be found at www.flowideas.co.uk and her blog, ‘Ruth Rikowski Updates’ is at http://ruthrikowskiupdates.blogspot.com/

Paul Catherall is a librarian currently working at University of Liverpool, UK. Paul has worked in E-Learning and technical support roles over a number of years and his current role involves providing library services to students studying online. Paul also worked for several years as a college lecturer in Information Communications Technology.  Paul is also undertaking a PhD within the area of E-Learning and is a graduate of Glyndŵr University, formerly the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (B.A.) and John Moores University (M.A. Dist). Paul is also an associate of the Higher Education Academy and chartered member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Paul has also been active in various CILIP affiliated groups, including the Career Development Group and is a member of the Editorial Board for the collective forum and journal Information for Social Change. Paul has authored various published journal articles and texts including a stand-alone book Delivering E-Learning for Information Services in Higher Education (Chandos 2005).

Julianne Nyhan – on behalf of Melissa Terras, who is a Senior Lecturer in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information Studies, University College London, and the Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. With a background in Classical Art History and English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read the Vindolanda texts.  She is a general editor of DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly) and Secretary of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible.

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