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MoMA PS1 is hosting an art book fair this weekend beginning Friday 9/26 and ending Sunday 9/28! (There's also a sneak preview happening tomorrow 9/25 from 6-9pm that I will be attending). It's free and open to the public and there will even be a few authors signing copies of their books during the event! Definitely something to check out if you have the time. Here is more information on the fair: THE NY ART BOOK FAIR at MoMA PS1 Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book...
5 years ago
Archival Revival is back! Follow us on Twitter and Pressible for some super cool posts about items from the TC archives and be sure to watch for our awesome weekly photo recreation series! Here's the latest recreation: Ladies on Staircase - Summer 1920 vs. Summer 2014 (and a silly one, for good measure)
Maximizing audience engagement based on when you post to various social media platforms. Here is a link to the best (and worst) times to post on different sites.
The Voice 200 Exhibition is up. It features a curated selection of The Voice episodes in four categories: educational policy, curriculum, social context of education, and teacher education. Come by the first floor of the library and check it out. Here are some images of the process of making it.
7 years ago
When I entered “history of blogging” into my Google search bar and hit enter, I expected to find my results cataloged by bloggers themselves, but in fact my top hits came from Wikipedia and New York Magazine (online, of course). A short history includes the following highlights: In 1994, Swarthmore student Justin Hall recorded his life digitally in Links.net, a digital diary that predates the term “blog.” In 1997 online diarist Jorn Barger coins the term “weblog” from “logging the web,” a phrase programmer Peter Merholz shortened to the handy “blog” in 19...
We are piloting a week's worth of content from New Learning Times' (NLT) High Five. High Five is a curated content stream highlighting five daily "must read" stories from various sources. Here are NLT's top picks of most interesting stories on learning for the day: I. The birth of K-12 E-Textbooks Full story from The Journal II. Robot teachers? Now there's a parent-teacher conference I would go to! Full story from Slate III. Rows of desks are old school: Meet the new learning environment. Full story from Mindshift IV. Worth a try? Authors' Guild seeks $750 compensation for each scanned Google Book Full story from The Digital Reader V. Is our higher-ed system sustainable? Full story from The Economist
Last week the publisher McGraw-Hill and the online, nonprofit Western Governors Univeristy announced a “pay-for-performance” textbook deal with a unique pricing structure. (via EdSurge) In exchange for McGraw-Hill agreeing to provide e-books and other learning tools at discounted flat fee, WGU will pay a “premium” for every student who passes the course using the materials. While McGraw-Hill anticipates making 10-20% less ...
The most difficult part of writing full length novels is coming up with names for characters. If you use an acquaintance of yours, you should get their permission to do it first. I use Irish names because I am Irish. You should use the popular names for your background and read Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman while writing. They can show you when to start a new chapter and when the characters will become all too real. It will also be fun. This is true for any category of writing: fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, or comedy. I found that once a story gets going it just flows o...
There's been a lot of digital action on the bookstore circuit these days. The recently-announced spin off of Barnes & Noble College Bookstores to the Nook division and their investment partnership with Microsoft will undoubtedly bring change to the massive chain, though pla...
Check out the online version of the forthcoming Data Journalism Handbook for ideas on how to make use of online data. There may be some interesting opportunities for features for NLT.