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Staffordshire University Library Teachmeets: Presentations Nov 2013

Presentations, photographs and notes from the Teachmeets held from 2013 onwards at Staffordshire University

Presentation from Julie Adams

David Haden

Discussing the development and curation process of www.jurn.org
A curated academic search-engine, indexing 4,580 free ejournals in the arts & humanities.

Notes from David Jenkins, MMU

Group Photo by Sue Howlett

Presentation from Dermot Ryan

Photo of Paul Johnson demonstratimg Koha, our Open Source Library Management System

 

Presentation from Phil Stolarczuk

Our sponsor

We are grateful to the CILIP Information Literacy Group for their sponsorship of the refreshments at the first Teachmeet event. Thank you! 

Notes from Jo Field, University of Wolverhampton

·        Open badges were discussed. You can create badges to award students with achievements and they collect them in a virtual backpack.

          Read more here: http://openbadges.org/

 

·         Another presenter introduced an open access Arts & Humanities index that he created and manages:

         http://www.jurn.org/

 

·         A school librarian is using two free apps (available on ios and android) with his students which are worth a look (links below):

          1)  Tellagami

          2)   Socrative

 

·         The room we were in had a “thought wall” which we could write our comments / questions / feedback on.

This would be useful for the purpose of engaging students in skills workshop activities.

          (http://www.smartwallpaint.co.uk/)