Spring 2014 Webinars

All webinars have been archived. Access the recordings below.

UW-Madison SLIS-CES also hosted 2 free webinars on BIBFRAME with Kevin Ford.

Copyright, Libraries, and the Higher Ed Classroom - Thursday, February 13

With 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.

Archived presentation here

Linked Data's Many Varieties  - Tuesday, March 18

With 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 schema.org, 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.

Archived Presentation



Get up and move! Why movement is part of early literacy skills development - Wednesday, April 9

With 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.

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An Introduction to the Digital Humanities for Librarians - Thursday, May 15

With 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.

Archived Presentation