- Introductions and overview of the course/class format,
logistics, expectations, collaboration and participation, projects and team experience
the library of the future by applying existing knowledge to generate
new ideas, develop products and services, and improve processes and
- Perspective: "Creativeness is the ability to see relationships where none exist." Thomas Disch
(similarities and differences): Public, school media, academic,
special, government, archives & special collections.
- Defining/Re-defining what libraries are and the role of librarians/information professionals.
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Exercises and Assignments
Hands-on Learning and Discussion in Class
- In class: Explore Google Apps services and resources available to CUA.edu students and the main CUA 757 site and student area on sites.cybersailors.org.
- Throughout the semester: Definitions and terminologies, developing our "lingos" list.
Readings and Resources
- Engard, Nicole C., Editor (2009). Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data. Information Today, Inc.: New Jersey. Read the introductory and chapters:
- Introductory Information including Acknowledgments ix; About the Website xi; Foreword by Jenny Levine xiii; and Introduction by Nicole C. Engard xv
- Chapter 1: What Is a Mashup? by Darlene Fichter
- Chapter 2: Behind the Scenes: Some Technical Details on Mashups by Bonaria Biancu
- Chapter 3: Making Your Data Available to Be Mashuped Up by Ross Singer
- Chapter 4: Mashing Up with Librarian Knowledge by Thomas Brevik