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From Ranganathan to Read/Write: Managing Digital Disruption in Libraries, Schools and Workplaces

This temporary page contains links and ideas for discussion for a Nov. 6, 2013 event at the Harrington School of Communication & Media at the University of Rhode Island. To add a link, click on the "edit" tab above and paste it in plain text at the bottom.


How technology is changing how students use the library

  • Technology is changing the focus of school and public libraries. More librarians are teaching students how to research online, evaluate online sources, and use e-readers and other devices. "When they do research they go straight to the computers," high-school librarian Danna Bruns said. "It has changed what I purchase. We used to have a lot of nonfiction books that were used for research, and now it's more memoirs that you just want to read," Bruns added. Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau) (9/25) / LINK: http://www.semissourian.com/story/2007448.html

Background on Digital City Rhode Island

  • Stories about a launch meeting on MotIV and in The Providence Journal. Digital City is the result of over 60 media makers envisioning Rhode Island as the East Coast hub for digital media design and production. Digital City aims to create a critical mass of Rhode Island-based companies and digital media literate workers to enable the state to be internationally recognized for digital media design and production. A $50,000 Rhode Island Foundation planning grant funds research on three initiatives: Creating a network/policy group of organizations, institutions and individuals; conduct a needs assessment for space/facilities/infrastructure; and developing online education programs in digital media literacy.