Thursday, December 12, 2013

FREE webinars - UW-Madison

Join UW-Madison faculty for FREE webinars All webinars are from Noon to 1 p.m. CST Go here to register. University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies Continuing Education Services 2014 Webinars Thursday, February 13: Copyright, Libraries, and the Higher Ed Classroom Dorothea Salo, MA-LIS and MA-Spanish Get updated on the latest lawsuits, campaigns, and other copyright happenings in the higher-education classroom. We'll touch on electronic-reserves legal action, streaming video legal action, the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, MOOCs, Google Books and Hathi Trust lawsuits, open access, open textbooks, and open educational resources. Tuesday, March 18: Linked Data's Many Varieties Debra Shapiro, MA-LIS For the last two years, we've been hearing a lot of talk about converting library metadata to linked data. But how? Library of Congress is working on BIBFRAME, a linked data format that is designed to carry all the data in the many millions of existing MARC records. OCLC is using, a microdata format, to enhance the Web displays of WorldCat records. Dublin Core can be written in RDF; is that linked data? In this webinar, Debra Shapiro, UW-Madison SLIS instructor, will help you untangle the acronyms, and pick your favorite flavor of linked data. Wednesday, April 9: Get up and move! Why movement is part of early literacy skills development Dr. Allison Kaplan Pitter, patter like a cat; Stomp like an elephant with feet flat! Now turn around and just like that; Sit down quietly with hands in your lap! The ALSC early literacy initiative, "Every Child Ready to Read," presents five practices: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing, as strategies for helping parents understand how to develop early literacy skills in their children. We tend to feel pretty comfortable with incorporating Talking, Singing, Reading, and Writing into storytime programming; but, what about Playing? In this webinar, participants will learn about the important role moving, playing instruments, and pretending have in helping children ages 0-4 develop early literacy skills and how to incorporate those into storytime programming. Submit ideas by Friday, April 4th to share with other participants! Thursday, May 15: An Introduction to the Digital Humanities for Librarians Dr. Jonathan Senchyne In recent years, the term "digital humanities" has been used to describe modes of research, collaboration, and teaching that apply or analyze computational, digital, and networked tools in humanities contexts. The collaborative, project-focused, and technologically-oriented nature of the field means that information professionals often work alongside scholar-researchers and students. Academic, special, and public libraries and librarians have played important roles in the development of "dh." This webinar will provide an introduction to the digital humanities using examples of recent projects, and focus on how librarians can contribute to or support the digital humanities through, for example, maker spaces, digital labs and learning environments, or as managers of data and providers of digital resources. A good resource for the curious to consult ahead of the webinar is dh+lib, available here. Go here to register. UW-Madison SLIS also offers online continuing education courses and on-campus and on-line Master's degree programs.