22 octobre 2018

Open Archives Initiative Service Providers Part III: General

Open Archives Initiative Service Providers Part III: General
Another good examination of OAI resource repositories, including diagrams of system configurations and specific examples. More...

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The On-Demand World is Finally Coming

The On-Demand World is Finally Coming
Interesting talk that highlights not only the scale of the BBC's online offering, but also the important role that the publicly owned broadcasting service plays in ensuring that people are not left behind in the rush toward broadband. More...

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Black Arts of the Science Mags

Black Arts of the Science Mags
In a nutshell, "the web is ending scientific publishing's stranglehold." This news report follows from recent hearings in the U.K. regarding the current scientific publishing market. More...

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Starbucks Tunes In to Digital Music

Starbucks Tunes In to Digital Music
This is a great example of the use of content to sell products of a more durable - or should I say, delicious - nature. Starbucks has announced the launch of a program to provide free access to online music while you are in their locations. The company also expects to sell some of these tunes - but I expect that people will in time get a free song with their Latte - after all, a cup of coffee is worth much more than a song, especially at Starbucks. More...

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Emerging Trends in E-Learning

Emerging Trends in E-Learning
PowerPoint slides from my presentation today at RIMA IECF - not a whole lot of text, but I move through five concepts: learning objects, object repositories, content syndication, social software, and learning environments, demonstrating a progression through these five concepts to the learning systems of the next ten years or so. More...

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Quebec City

Quebec City
Photos from a couple of days of wandering around this city, a city that is (as you will see) a jewel even in wintery March weather. I am here for the next few days for the RIMA IECF conference. More...

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NTEU Annual Report 2017-18

The NTEU Annual Report is prepared for annual meeting of the National Council, which was held 4-6 October. It includes reports from the national officers and reports on the activities of the National Office and each of the Divisions. More...

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Media Release: Tertiary education union welcomes Labor’s investment in public schools

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), representing staff in universities and colleges, welcomes the ALP’s announcement today to commit an additional $14billion to public schools over the next decade. More...

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Permanent Casuals: A Contradiction in Terms!

Recent legal decisions are starting to challenge the right of employers to deploy workers in "casual" positions on a long-term basis.
For example, the Federal Court recently ruled that a labour-hire driver who worked regular shifts for years was still entitled to annual leave, even though he was supposedly hired as a "casual." This decision has alarmed business lobbyists who reject any limit on their ability to deploy casual labour, while avoiding traditional entitlements and protections. More...

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Academics for Refugees: National Day of Action, Wed 17 Oct

Join Academics for Refugees and NTEU members tomorrow to demand the immediate resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers and an end of the horrors of offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru. There are now over 30+ events planned for campuses across Australia, including Public Read-Ins of Behrouz Boochani's incredible book, No Friend but the Mountains (Pan Macmillan, 2018). More...

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