Friday, May 24, 2013

Weekly Reader

Leadership Lessons for Higher Education Administration
"Thinking about academic library administration as your next career step? When you do, you become a higher education administrator too. Here are some things you may want to know about moving into higher education administration, and some leadership lessons you’ll learn when you do." -- Steven Bell, Leading from the Library / Library Journal, 5/22/13

What Explanation and Design Have in Common
"We hear a lot about design these days. Apple products are probably the most popular examples. The idea is that Apple became one of the most valuable companies in the world, in part, because they focus on the design of their products.But what does that mean, really? What do organizations who focus on design do differently?" -- Lee LeFever, Common Craft Blog, 5/23/13

MOOC Professors Claim No Responsibility for How Courses Are Used
"Robert Ghrist, a professor of mathematics and electrical and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, knows that wielding vast networks on behalf of nonuniversity benefactors can be tricky business. Mr. Ghrist specializes in applied topology, an abstract math field. In practice, topological math can help someone harness huge collections of sensory inputs—like those collected by cellphones, for example—to model large environments and solve problems" -- Steve Kolowich, Wired Campus, 5/21/13

Open Access: A Quick Factual Post
"Given the growing amount of nonsense being repeated in various ways about OA, here are four simple facts" -- Walt Crawford, Walt at Random, 5/21/13

2013 Social Media Marketing Report
"Are you wondering how your peers are using social media? Wondering if you should focus on Pinterest or podcasting, or put more effort into Facebook? In our fifth annual social media study, more than 3000 marketers reveal where they focus their social media activities, how much time they invest, what the rewards are and where they’ll plan their future efforts." -- Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner, 5/21/13

Are People Stealing Your Content? How (and When) to Fight Back
"If you're drinking the inbound marketing Kool-Aid and regularly publishing content online, there's a good chance you may have experienced content theft at one point or another. Many of us are all too familiar with the feelings that follow the discovery of content thievery: your stomach drops, quickly followed by thoughts of "Why me?" Then the anger sets in." -- Ginny Soskey, The Hub, 5/21/13

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