Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research: Appropriate and Creative Approaches

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Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research: Appropriate and Creative Approaches
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Presentation slides and notes for a 2007 job talk presentation for the George A. Smathers Libraries. Specific examples are dated, but covers general concepts including: access, infrastructure, academia needs, academia constraints, public intellectual, innovation, museums and online galleries, copyright and creative commons, open course materials, mapping, integration, usability, and sustainability.

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“Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research: Appropriate and Creative Approaches” March 2007Laurie N. Taylor www.laurientaylor.org Laurientaylor@gmail.com

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Technologies in the Service of Teaching and ResearchAccess (location and legality) •Infrastructure •Innovative & Creative Projects oMeet needs and fit within academia’s constraintsoGenerate User Interest

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Academia’s ConstraintsBayh-Dole ActAcademic Commons

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Public Intellectual

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Mashups: Infrastructure & Innovation•Access: multiple, redundant access points •Access: text, visual, and spatial interface design •Mashups: combining data

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Research and Teaching

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Research & Teaching with Resources (that make new resources)

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Research & Teaching with Resources (that make new resources)

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New Ways to Share Old

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Mashups & Social Sites

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Mashups•How to best mash existing elements into new projects •How to mash with new projects to present existing elements

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Maps

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Maps and Mapping

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Museum-Style Connectionshttp://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/londoninmaps/exhibition.html

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Projects•Connecting maps together (layered-effect) •Mapping specific projects (Zora Neale Hurston, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings) •Baldwin Books as Nintendo DS Downloads (Artificial Studios or CIS Students) •Other media: Wikipedia, Library in SecondLife, MSN and Google Maps and Books, Smathers Bookstore on eBay (student project) •Digital book, video, song of the week via email newsletter •Academic CommonsoEncouraging all faculty to put their journals online and helping them do sooWorking with UF Press to put all books onlineoCopyright and Commons statements refined•YouTube (class lectures, archived materials, student films) •iTunes and Podcasts (game songs, as cellphone ring downloads) •UF Photos for UF and outside press (identity.ufl.edu) •OpenCourseWare with course materials (like Ereserves) •Civic Lights Project, Transportation Research Center (maps again)

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Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research•Create connections, mappings, and new projects that better enable use •Refine and improve usability •Connect and present existing resources in easier to use ways •Create enthusiastic users •Ensure sustainability

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“Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research: Appropriate and Creative Approaches” March 2007Laurie N. Taylor www.laurientaylor.org Laurientaylor@gmail.com



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Page 1 of 3 Presentation Notes: S ervice of T eaching and R esearch: A ppropriate and C reative A Digital Librarian Position job talk; George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida creative technologies in the service of teaching and research. There are two primary themes to this presentation that circle around the idea of access. The themes are objects and audience. The idea of the public library has been about access in terms of st oring objects and in making those ob jects available to an audience. Most of you are knowledge on how libraries have traditionally created access, so this presentation focuses on new means of creating access and possible projects that could help enlarge tha t sphere of access. Appropriate and creative approaches to technologies for teaching and research must be founded on principles of access as they aid in developing new ways to sort, present, and use materials. While m any materials remain analog and not digit al so many materials are now born digital or digitized that the new concerns are not only how to make material accessible, but how to make that material searchable, indexable, reconfigurable, and how to interest users in viewing and using the vast am ounts of material now available. Video: Video game metaphor, before there was very little: P ac M an and finding things was easy, but you had to get to them hard. Librar ies are like game books that tell how to play, what to do, how to do it, and why it matte rs. They make playing possible. Access: Entry Points Audience: appearance of ease, affo rdances, projects as use cases, making people see what they want Academic libra ries have scholars and students as primary user groups. These groups have possible to present a singular vision for access given the differences in the audie nce. So, it becomes necessary to present different users with different entry points into the technologies. Students: Facebook (show) YouTube (show student video) Academics: traditional search interfaces (even Amazon.com has the traditional search, it just has lots more) But, how / make library searches like Amazon?

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Page 2 of 3 Literary social networking: Goodreads.com, shelfari.com, librarything.com, bookswellr ead.com, whatsonmybookshelf.com All : Web Searches: Make resources accessible via Google Projects where stu dents work to develop resources that scholars need: helps students learn the system and interests sch olars because of the resources. This moves in to the next type of entry point. Access: Exciting Projects Reaching Academics for Research and Teaching: Chan ging Needs of Academia: Projects and Delivery for Academics Appropriate and creative approaches need to reflect the larger changes in digital media Electronic Literature Organizati and the changing needs of academia with d igital media. Work with university press (like UMich) Lists/RSS feeds for newsites like UF news, run on site of catalogs; other side with Examples on Database pages like UFDC collection Thesis/Diss. If avail, make available to search engines and optimize UF Library YouTube Courses to have students do some of the digitization and press releases for digitization projects G atorTimes, use it to help find and create new projects: comic/book/video/UF reference/thesis of the week from the collection Build institutional resources Maps and MSN/Google Maps, layers, connecting maps and making a world overlay as an interface (CIS stu dents) or Geo students with GIS I nterconnect with other projects like R ecess /CCLC using random book of the week with RSS or another feed Shark Files, butterfly museum, book of the week s Reaching Students Technologies in the service of teaching and research include organizing, managing, and presenting vast amounts of data within a friendly user interface so that users can find and use the material.

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Page 3 of 3 Recombining old and new for benefit of both It also includes making new projects out of existing material in order to revitalize older material and to bring old and new material into discussion with one another. Infrastructure Access must be treated as the necessary groundwork for technologies for teaching and research and it must remain and be a constant solid, reliable support, and preservation of all materials Multiple Means of Access Access includes digitizing material and making it usable by making it searchable in a variety of ways and presenting it within an easy to use framework. This initial architecture serves as the backbone for additional digital projects and collaborations, and for many future possibilities as the technology changes. Conclusion Creating the appearance of ease and promise of fun are part of the appropriate and creative approaches to technology for teaching and research. Written R esponse to job applicant question : S ervice of T eaching and R esearch: A ppropriate and C reative A Appropriate and creative approaches to technologies for teaching and research must be founded on principles of access as they aid in developing new ways to sort, present, and use materials. While many materials remain undigitized, so many materials are now born digital or digitized that the new concerns are not only how to make material accessible, but how to make that material searchable, indexable, reconfigurable, and how to interest users in viewing and using the vast amounts of material now available. A ppropriate and creative approaches need to reflect the larger changes in digital media and the changing ne eds of academia with digital media. Technologies in the service of teaching and research include organizing, managing, and presenting vast amounts of data within a friendly user interface so that users can find and use the material. It also includes making new projects out of existing material in order to revitalize older material and to bring old and new material into discussion with one another. Access must be treated as the necessary groundwork for technologies for teaching and research. Access includes digitizing material and making it usable by making it searchable in a variety of ways and presenting it within an easy to use framework. This initial architecture serves as the backbone for additional digital projects and collaborations, and for many futur e possibili ties as the technology changes.



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Page 1 of 3 Presentation Notes: “Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research: Appropriate and Creative Approaches” Digital Librarian Position job talk; George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Today, I’m going to speak about appropriate and cr eative technologies in th e service of teaching and research. There are two prim ary themes to this presentati on that circle around the idea of access. The themes are objects and audience. The id ea of the public library has been about access in terms of storing objects and in making those objects available to an audience. Most of you are knowledge on how libraries have traditionally create d access, so this presentation focuses on new means of creating access and possible projects that could help enlarge that sphere of access. Appropriate and creative approach es to technologies for teaching and research must be founded on principles of access as they aid in developing new ways to sort, present, and use materials. While many materials remain an alog and not digital, so many materials are now born digital or digitized that the new concerns are not only how to make material accessible, but how to make that material searchable, indexa ble, reconfigurable, and how to interest users in viewing and using the vast amounts of material now available. Video: Video game metaphor, before there was very little: Pac-Man and finding things was easy, but you had to get to them Now, there’s so much, like Oblivion, but figurin g out what you want and how to use it is hard. Libraries are like game books that tell how to play, what to do, how to do it, and why it matters. They make playing possible. Access: Entry Points Audience: appearance of ease, affordances, proj ects as use-cases,making people see what they want. Academic libraries have scholars and students as primary user groups. These groups have very different needs, so approach es to technology need to encapsulate all of their needs. It isn’t possible to present a singular vision for access given the differences in the audience. So, it becomes necessary to present different users with different entry points into the technologies. Students: Facebook (show), YouTube (show student video) Academics: traditional search interfaces (eve n Amazon.com has the traditional search, it just has lots more) But, how/make library searches like Amazon?

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Page 2 of 3 Literary social networking: Goodreads. com, shelfari.com, librarything.com, bookswellread.com, whatsonmybookshelf.com All: Web Searches: Make resources accessible via Google Projects where students work to develop resources that scholars need: helps students learn the system and interests sc holars because of the resources. This moves into the next type of entry point. Access: Exciting Projects Reaching Academics for Research and Teaching: Changing Needs of Academia: Projects and Delivery for Academics. Appropriate and creative approaches n eed to reflect the larger changes in digital media—podcasting, the Institute for the Future of the B ook’s Sophie Project, the Electronic Literature Organiza tion’s electronic art collections and so on—and the changing needs of academia with digital media. Work with university press (like UMich) Lists/RSS feeds for newsites like UF news, r un on site of catalogs; other side with “favorite books” like amazon.com Examples on Database pages like UFDC collection Teaching courses on… Thesis/Diss. If avail, make availa ble to search engines and optimize UF Library YouTube Courses to have students do some of the dig itization and press releases for digitization projects GatorTimes, use it to help find and cr eate new projects: comic/book/video/UF reference/thesis of the week from the collection Build institutional resources Maps and MSN/Google Maps, layers, connectin g maps and making a wo rld overlay as an interface (CIS students) or Geo students with GIS Interconnect with other projects like Rece ss!/CCLC using random book of the week with RSS or another feed Shark Files, butterfly museum, book of the week Academic projects, like videos of S econdLife with Paul Fishwick’s class Reaching Students Technologies in the service of teaching and research include organizing, managing, and presenting vast amounts of data within a friendly us er interface so that users can find and use the material.

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Page 3 of 3 Recombining old and new for benefit of both It also includes making new projects out of existi ng material in order to revitalize older material and to bring old and new material into discussion with one another. Infrastructure Access must be treated as the necessary groundw ork for technologies for teaching and research, and it must remain and be a constant – solid, re liable support, and preservation of all materials. Multiple Means of Access Access includes digitizing material and making it usable by making it searchable in a variety of ways and presenting it within an easy to use fram ework. This initial architecture serves as the backbone for additional digital projects and colla borations, and for many future possibilities as the technology changes. Conclusion Creating the appearance of ease and promise of fun are part of the appropriate and creative approaches to technology for teaching and research. Written Response to job applicant quest ion: “Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research: Appropri ate and Creative Approaches” Appropriate and creative approach es to technologies for teaching and research must be founded on principles of access as they aid in developing new ways to sort, present, and use materials. While many materials remain undigitized, so ma ny materials are now born digital or digitized that the new concerns are not only how to make material accessible, but how to make that material searchable, indexable, r econfigurable, and how to interest users in viewing and using the vast amounts of material now available. Appropriate and creative approaches need to reflect the larger changes in digital media—podcasting, the Institute for the Future of the Book’s Sophie Project, the Electronic Literatu re Organization’s electronic art collections, and so on—and the changing needs of academia with digital media. Technologies in the service of teaching and research include organizing, ma naging, and presenting vast amount s of data within a friendly user interface so that users can find and use th e material. It also incl udes making new projects out of existing material in order to revitalize ol der material and to bring old and new material into discussion with one another. Access must be treated as the necessary groundwork for technologies for teaching and research. Access in cludes digitizing material and making it usable by making it searchable in a variety of ways a nd presenting it within an easy to use framework. This initial architecture serves as the backbone for additional digital proj ects and collaborations, and for many future possibilities as the technology changes.



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Teaching and Research: Appropriate and Creative March 2007 Laurie N. Taylor www.laurientaylor.org Laurientaylor@gmail.com

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Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research Access (location and legality) Infrastructure Innovative & Creative Projects o constraints o Generate User Interest

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Bayh Dole Act Academic Commons

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Public Intellectual

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Mashups: Infrastructure & Innovation Access: multiple, redundant access points Access: text, visual, and spatial interface design Mashups: combining data

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Research and Teaching

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Research & Teaching with Resources (that make new resources)

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Research & Teaching with Resources (that make new resources)

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New Ways to Share Old

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Mashups & Social Sites

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Mashups How to best mash existing elements into new projects How to mash with new projects to present existing elements

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Maps

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Maps and Mapping

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Museum Style Connections http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/londoninmaps/exhibition.html

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Projects Connecting maps together (layered effect) Mapping specific projects (Zora Neale Hurston, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings) Baldwin Books as Nintendo DS Downloads (Artificial Studios or CIS Students) Other media: Wikipedia, Library in SecondLife, MSN and Google Maps and Books, Smathers Bookstore on eBay (student project) Digital book, video, song of the week via email newsletter Academic Commons o Encouraging all faculty to put their journals online and helping them do so o Working with UF Press to put all books online o Copyright and Commons statements refined YouTube (class lectures, archived materials, student films) iTunes and Podcasts (game songs, as cellphone ring downloads) UF Photos for UF and outside press (identity.ufl.edu) OpenCourseWare with course materials (like Ereserves) Civic Lights Project, Transportation Research Center (maps again)

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Technologies in the Service of Teaching and Research Create connections, mappings, and new projects that better enable use Refine and improve usability Connect and present existing resources in easier to use ways Create enthusiastic users Ensure sustainability

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Teaching and Research: Appropriate and Creative March 2007 Laurie N. Taylor www.laurientaylor.org Laurientaylor@gmail.com