Archive for April, 2008

Video Recordings of IAP 2008: Sessions Now Available

Posted April 30th, 2008 by Ryan Gray

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Were you unable to attend a Libraries’ sponsored IAP session this January? Wish you could have attended the March workshops on Building an EndNote Library, or the recent class on Google Maps?

The Libraries are pleased to unveil recordings of our popular workshops. The sessions were recorded in cooperation with Academic Media Production Services (AMPS) and are viewable both on and off campus with your MIT Certificates.

To see a list of recordings, go to the MIT Libraries Video Tutorials page and scroll down to Videos of Recent Workshops.

Contact Angie Locknar with any questions.

Video Contest: Student Views on Information Sharing

Posted April 30th, 2008 by Ellen Duranceau

sparkmindmashup2big.png The Second Annual Sparky Awards, a contest that recognizes the best new short videos on the value of information sharing, were announced today.

The 2008 contest theme is “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing.” Videos of two minutes or less that “imaginatively portray the benefits of the open, legal exchange of information” are due by November 30, 2008.   The winner receives a $1000 cash award.

The Sparky Awards are sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) with additional co- sponsorship by the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, Penn Libraries (at the University of Pennsylvania), Students for Free Culture, and The Student PIRGs.

For more information see:

Details about this year’s contest.

Last year’s winning entries.