LIBRARIES AND "WEB3" - VAPOURWARE OR SHOULD YOU CARE?

Description

Since 2017 hype has been building about "web3" reaching a deafening crescendo in 2022. Not to be confused with "Web 3.0/The Semantic Web" web3 proponents cite the advent of a next generation decentralized Internet built on top of encryption and blockchain technologies. This talk will provide an introduction to some key concepts, discuss ways in which they are being investigated in libraries, and offer some hot takes as to whether libraries should pay any attention to this much hyped development.

Author

Scott Leslie

Author E-Mail

scott.leslie@bc.libraries.coop

Conference Year

2022
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Striving toward Digital Equity with a WiFi Hotspot Lending Program

Description

Learn about one academic library’s WiFi Hotspot Lending Program through which they strove to meet Digital Equity needs among college students lacking adequate internet access in their place of residence. This lightening talk will provide a snapshot of this WiFi Hotspot Lending Program, including challenges and successes around implementation, marketing, and locating funding to continue into the future.

Author

Mary Anne Hansen (she/her), Meghan Salsbury (she/her)
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Conference Year

2021
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History of Copyright

Author

University of Alberta

Description

 Learning Objectives

  • Recall key events in the history of copyright 
  • Understand how copyright has evolved, in particular from a means of encouraging learning to an economic policy
  • Understand how copyright’s history is shaped by the interplay of domestic and international factors
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Applying Fair Dealing

Author

University of Alberta

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Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize that satisfying a fair dealing purpose fulfills only the first step of the two-step fair dealing test
  2. Understand the six factors and their relationship to one another in the second part of the two-step fair dealing test, and
  3. Apply both steps of the two-step fair dealing test to conduct a fair dealing analysis
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CDL: What is it? How does it Work? How can I Participate?

Description

Controlled Digital Lending came to the forefront of library-related thought during the pandemic when physical collections were closed to the public. Beyond providing access during extenuating circumstances it has several other uses. Could your library benefit? And how can individuals benefit from libraries participating?
 
Follow the weblink to view the presentation.
 
This presentation was part of the Virtual Exhibit at Stronger Together AB 2021.

Author

Cole Boychuk (they/them)

Author E-Mail

cboychuk@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca
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Conference Year

2021
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Design & layout with Canva

Description

If you have been wanting to design posters, brochures, and other documents, but haven't had the time to learn advanced software, this workshop might be your answer. Canva is a free, browser-based layout software loaded with pre-designed templates for creating items such as posters, tri-fold brochures, business cards, flyers, newsletters, slideshow presentations, etc. You can also start with a blank document and build from scratch. It’s linked to free image libraries such as Pexels and Pixabay, or you can upload your own images and logos, or images you’ve downloaded from places such as Unsplash. Your designs are auto-saved, and can be shared with others to collaborate on as a team. This workshop covers: Attendees can apply the skills learned in this workshop to the other layouts available on Canva.
Workshop Recording:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d0qAwCh_JJdsyTLcDkyinuF4jzci-rlj/view?usp=sharing

Author

Dani K Johnson; Rich McCue

Author E-Mail

danikjohnson@uvic.ca

Conference Year

2021
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3D printing, data visualization, podcasting & more: Student perceptions of digital fluency workshops & tools in academic library makerspace

Description

The University of Victoria Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC) is a digital lab and academic makerspace that provides access to digital tools, offers free introductory workshops on how to use those tools, and provides consultation services for students and staff who need direction or support using the tools. This session will briefly review the tools and services the DSC offers, and then explore research conducted at the DSC about student perceptions of digital fluency workshops and the democratic role the academic library plays in providing access to digital tools and instruction on a multi-disciplinary campus. https://uvic.ca/library/dsc

Author

Rich McCue

Author E-Mail

rmccue@uvic.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Journaling for Workload Management

Author

Marigold Library System

Description

The use of journals transformed my work habits two years ago, so much so, that I developed a program to share my process with other professionals. Keeping a journal serves several goals for efficiency, stress reduction, reporting and organization.
- Rose Reid, Indigenous Outreach Specialist, Marigold Library System

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Kids and the Academic Library: Outreach to Families, Schools and Community Groups at UVic Libraries

Description

n the past five years, UVic Libraries has engaged children, families, and youth in an increasing variety of ways, as part of our strategic plan to be Open, Engaged, and Enduring.
We offer:

  • A community borrower's card and temporary netlink ID to provide access to our materials
  • high school class visits to the Libraries as part of our High School Outreach program
  • librarian visits to schools for engagements arranged through the Speakers' Bureau
  • librarian support for middle and high school Heritage Fair Projects
  • family-friendly events such as our "Book Arts Interactive" event at Ideafest 2018
  • collaboration with faculty members on public speakers' series such as "Treasures and Tea"
  • Youth Summer Camps oriented to university study, such as TextBytes
  • opportunity for community contributions to our collection decisions, as has been the case with our Transgender Archives
  • Direct engagement with community groups such as the Canadian Book Artists' and Bookbinders' Guild 

This panel will draw together a number of UVic librarians to describe these efforts and get into the why and how of what has made this work successful.

Author

Heather Dean, J. Matthew Huculak, Tina Bebbington & Michael Lines

Author E-Mail

hdean@uvic.ca; huculak@uvic.ca; bebbingt@uvic.ca; mlines@uvic.ca

Conference Year

2019
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