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DigSig Unconference 2014 Wiki Page

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DigSig Unconference 2014
 

Welcome

This year's Digital Unconference was held at the Kate Edger Information Commons at Auckland University.
It started at about 10am with quick introductions; people attended from all over the country and there was lots of variety in roles etc.
34 people attended .
 

List of Sticky Note Topics
We used Post It notes to record what interested us, then grouped them by topic and split into 3 streams. 


 

E-books
Privacy Issue Adobe
  The latest on the issue including ALA response
OIF Blog
  Original article.

 An article on the issue  
Do you borrow e-books from the library? The new version of Adobe Digital Editions is not secure

Updated 10/16/14

Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their E-book Libraries.” This was the title of an article by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader on October 6, and though there have been updates since then, the privacy breach has not been resolved just yet.

Overdrive, our digital library platform, requires the use of the Adobe Digital Editions software, so library patrons’ data has been exposed. To clarify: The Overdrive app does not use ADE4. Patrons who have upgraded to ADE4 on their computers can go back to using an earlier version until the privacy issues with ADE4 are resolved. We as librarians take this very seriously; our Code of Ethics states, “We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.”

In this case, the software we relied on to keep patron data secure and private has failed. Our library director is working with the Minuteman Library Network and the Massachusetts Library Association to address this issue. In the meantime, those who have not yet upgraded to the new version of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE4) should continue using an older version of the software. Another alternative anyone can use is the Overdrive Readoption, which allows you to read an e-book in your browser, whether or not you are connected to the Internet.

 

E-books are not easy for users to user with multiple platforms and so many steps and login etc.
Is this all necessary?

Customer experience is not easy

I like the concept of 'forced digitisation' that occurs when grandparents are given ereading devices

Multiple platforms for e-books
Work with vendors to have one platform
Work with vendors / libraries to make it easier for customers to use e-books
What about Tech Angels where teens teach teachers, adults etc. on see digital devices.
Some libraries do this with one on one with for phones and tablets
National ebook service will get better results with - get National Library behind this

EBook use/borrowing is plateauing nationally and internationally. Interesting!

Tumble Books

 http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fhome%5Ftumblebooks%2Easp
 


Social Media
Social Media Use in Public Libraries
How Do Libraries Use Social Networking Sites to Interact with Users
Sample Social Media Policy

Do you have a Social Media Policy / Strategy
Needs to be planned
Have a team doing social media
Know the organisation's stance and style
Staff given time to learn to use it.



Maker Spaces / Creation
Espresso Book Machine This is awesome - users can print their own books

Digital Storytelling Digital
There are a number or great apps available for creative digital storytelling. They are free or only a few dollars.

Storykit
Tella-story

Scholastic Storia
Our Stocky
Sock Puppets
30 Hands

Inlewriter
Mystory
I Tell a story

Story Patch
Hairy Maclary

Dr Seuss

 

 

Digital Book Creation

Again some marvellous apps - Book Creator for one

Makerspaces: What Are They?

Makerspaces--also sometimes called hackerspaces--can be any area where people gather to make and create. These spaces often include 3D printers, but do not necessarily have to. In makerspaces, people share supplies, skills, and ideas, and often work together on projects.

Makerspaces grew out of maker culture--a group of people dedicated to craftsmanship and creation. Makerism focuses on DIY projects, and makers value creation by individuals or small groups rather than bulk production. In general, makerism is also a culture of creation over consumption. 

Many libraries have found that maker culture and makerspaces fit naturally with their existing missions, and have begun to incorporate makerspaces into the services they offer their communities.

Maker Culture some useful articles
What is Maker Culture? - an article explaining the roots of maker culture
3D Printing and Creative Literacy: Why Maker Culture Benefits Libraries - an essay by me in the ebook Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Literacy 
But Were Afraid to Google

Libraries & Makerspaces
Library Makers Blog from Madison Public Library
Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries - a blog post from Buffy Hamilton
The Library as Incubator Project - a project that focuses on collaboration between libraries and artists
Libraries Hope "Maker Spaces" Make a Difference - an article from a Maryland newspaper
Makerspaces and Library Labs Encourage Student Creativity - from the Education Week blog
Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries - from ACRL's TechConnect blog
Are Makerspaces the Future of Public Libraries? - an article from Shareable
Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make Tech Shops? - an article from MAKE magazine
The Makings of Maker Spaces - article from Library Journal
Makerspaces, 3D Printing, and Libraries - a discussion of 3D printers at public vs. academic libraries from the BeerBrarian blog
Makers on the Move in Libraries and Museums - an article about the Maker Education Initiative from the IMLS blog
Librarians Flock to Maker Monday - an article from American Libraries magazine

Planning Your Own Makerspace
HOMAGO Essentials - principles used by the YOUmedia network for planning makerspaces
Technology Toolbox - a resource by Emily Thompson of SUNY Oswego
Maker Community Groups and Spaces - resources for creating partnerships with local makerspaces

 

 

Project Management
basecamp
Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool developed by Basecamp and launched in 2004. 
Basecamp makes it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. It’s a place to share files, have discussions, collaborate on documents, assign tasks, and check due dates. Basecamp stores everything securely and can be accessed at anytime from anywhere.
Try it for free http://www.change-management.com/tutorial-adkar-overview.htm

 
Loomio.com

The world needs a better way to make decisions together. 
Loomio is free and open source software for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them.
Collaborate together online. Keep track of what's going on.



Staff Engagement / Core Skills and competencies
Sally Heroes
Minimum Digital Competencies
ALA Launches Online Hub to Support Tech Literacy
ADKAR
ADKAR Model
5-secrets-to-better-employee-engagement

How to encourage up skilling
In House programmes

Online Programmes
Allow time to play

Allow staff time to learn

Maybe use a badge system

Using A points system and staff need to earn so many points a year, make it part of there Goals & Objectives

Put it in their job descriptions
The SLANZA system looks good

 

Digitisation & Copyright
Creative Commons Aotearoa
DigitalNZ
Minimum Digital Competencies


Need a basic guide

Best practice guide - text, photographic etc.

What should we be digitising -Scope to digitise

Local content

Rare and content that is starting to perish
What to do with it?

How to upload to web

Making it available - Facebook, Kete, Blogs, Website
Metadata reuse gets it on Digital NZ

 

Copyright a deterrent to digesting as not sure if it is still in copyright? Was our donor the legitimate owner?

Copyright for Librarians on LIANZA
Copyright DigitalNZ

 

 

 

Discoverability and design
Most libraries now have a discovery layer of some type, but how any have a discovery zone?

We have all our resources discoverable by one search box.

What type of webscale discovery service do you have?

Do we have different search boxes on mobile devices?

Do they do the same?

We should be able to search all our stuff as well as national stuff, our e-books and e-journals and more.

 

Also mentioned was Lorcan Dempsey's inside outside library

 

A pilot was run last year of making select organisations' metadata that is freely available for reuse accessible through commercial discovery services such as Primo Central, EBSCO and others.

This has not been extended and did not include the Turnbull Library's collection. The National Library are promoting free access.
So maybe all libraries should lobby National Library to:

1. Make our metadata freely available in our discovery services.

2. Make Turnbull's collection freely available for reuse in our discovery services.

 

Comics
Comics in Libraries

 

Storify of Tweets

https://storify.com/cathsheard/digsig14-unconference?utm_content=storify-pingback&awesm=sfy.co_avo3&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=sfy.co -  twitter

 

 

 

 

 

Do you borrow e-books from the library? The new version of Adobe Digital Editions is not secure

Posted on  by Jenny

Updated 10/16/14

Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their E-book Libraries.” This was the title of an article by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader on October 6, and though there have been updates since then, the privacy breach has not been resolved just yet.

Overdrive, our digital library platform, requires the use of the Adobe Digital Editions software, so library patrons’ data has been exposed. To clarify: The Overdrive app does not use ADE4. Patrons who have upgraded to ADE4 on their computers can go back to using an earlier version until the privacy issues with ADE4 are resolved. We as librarians take this very seriously; our Code of Ethics states, “We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.”

In this case, the software we relied on to keep patron data secure and private has failed. Our library director is working with the Minuteman Library Network and the Massachusetts Library Association to address this issue. In the meantime, those who have not yet upgraded to the new version of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE4) should continue using an older version of the software. Another alternative anyone can use is the Overdrive Read option, which allows you to read an e-book in your browser, whether or not you are connected to the Internet.

Do you borrow e-books from the library? The new version of Adobe Digital Editions is not secure

Posted on  by Jenny

Updated 10/16/14

Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their E-book Libraries.” This was the title of an article by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader on October 6, and though there have been updates since then, the privacy breach has not been resolved just yet.

Overdrive, our digital library platform, requires the use of the Adobe Digital Editions software, so library patrons’ data has been exposed. To clarify: The Overdrive app does not use ADE4. Patrons who have upgraded to ADE4 on their computers can go back to using an earlier version until the privacy issues with ADE4 are resolved. We as librarians take this very seriously; our Code of Ethics states, “We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.”

In this case, the software we relied on to keep patron data secure and private has failed. Our library director is working with the Minuteman Library Network and the Massachusetts Library Association to address this issue. In the meantime, those who have not yet upgraded to the new version of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE4) should continue using an older version of the software. Another alternative anyone can use is the Overdrive Read option, which allows you to read an e-book in your browser, whether or not you are connected to the Internet.

Comments (1)

Kim Salamonson said

at 12:42 am on Oct 19, 2014

Added 2014 Unconference pages

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