Monday, 18 May 2009

Top downloads for 23 Things article

We have just received stats on downloads from The Electronic Library (TEL) for the first quarter of 2009. Our article on Twenty three steps published in TEL has been downloaded the most times by Emerald customers (excluding search engine crawlers). It was downloaded 508 times during the first quarter of 2009, compared to 379 for the second highest article.

So there's still a lot of interest among librarians and others in Learning 2.0 and how to implement some type of training in Web 2.0.

The bibliographic details are DOI:10.1108/02640470810921583
Julia Gross, Lyn Leslie. The Electronic Library Twenty-three steps to learning Web 2.0 technologies in an academic library. 2008 vol 26 no.6 pp.790 - 802

TEL is published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Tweeting Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Now that the Moby Dick tweet I wrote about is finished, "danco" (Dan Coulter) is moving on to tweeting the two Lewis Carroll books: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Tweeting will commence on Monday May 18th 2009. If you want to follow the daily Alice tweets then you need to be on Twitter and follow the publicdomain tweet.

I've been intrigued about this whole project and how it was achieved. The whole 1000+ page book took danco nine and a half months. Read More on the Moby Dick tweet

Friday, 8 May 2009

Trendy EDUCAUSE tweeters

At the EDUCAUSE Conference in Perth Western Australia this week the Twittering delegates on Tuesday May 5 2009 contributed to the conference tag #edaust09 reaching the dizzy heights on the Trending ranking in the new look Twitter. EDUCAUSE tweeters ranked, at one stage, the 3rd most tweeted topic for the day.

See this Twitpic of the Trending list added by Kathryn Greenhill. We were up there with Swine Flu, wolverine and other daily trends worldwide

Librarians Matter blog has the twitter "fountain” for the tweets, to see what was being posted

Libraries Interact Blog has more live blogging links

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

EDUCAUSE Keynote Moodle Open Source

EDUCAUSE 09 Perth Conference is over, but it may be a few days before the papers go up. In the meantime, some are appearing on SlideShare.

here are the slides from the excellent Keynote from Martin Dougiamas on Moodle Open Source

Monday, 4 May 2009

EDUCAUSE iPhone, iTunes Workshop

It was a good EDUCAUSE workshop yesterday on From Creation to Delivery - iLife, iPhone, iTunes U, I'm done.

The Apple guys gave a quick overview of podcasting, and the iPhone and iTunes. Podcast Producer is useful to manage workflows. Touched in iTunes U also. Since I posted last year about iTunesU in Australian unis there's a lot of good stuff happening out there with iTunesU. In Australia the leaders seem to be Griffith and Swinburne.

A concurrent session I didn't get to, but which sounded great, delivered a timely reminder on what footprints we are leaving behind when we waltz around the Net, especially on social networking sites: Walking on clouds: managing your digital footprints

The Educause Australasia conference will be live blogged by Libsmatter using the CoverItLive widget

You can search all conference related tweets via the hash tag #edaust09. There have been a few different tags, but the one finally decided on is: #edaust09