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Exploring Open Data: Campus and city perspectives

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Open data has begun to rapidly transform business, government, the sciences, and citizen engagement in the 21st century. Built on the principles of open access, open data promotes free access to datasets to use, re-use and distribute for an ever-growing

Written by Tyler Deitz six months ago

How Kennedy Library helps you save money

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No longer will you break the bank buying an expensive textbook that you kinda-sorta used in that one GE class. No longer will you have to sell back that $150 biology textbook only to receive a fraction of what you

Written by Karen Lauritsen eleven months ago

Cal Poly welcomes Open Education Library Fellow, Dana Ospina

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Dana Ospina joined the Robert E. Kennedy Library this November as Cal Poly’s new Open Education Library Fellow. Innovation in libraries This two-year position will shape the direction and implementation of Kennedy Library’s pilot open educational resources program. This position

Written by Tyler Deitz eleven months ago

Be the change you want to see in open education

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Sarah Faye Cohen, Kennedy Library’s associate university librarian, attended the Open Education Conference in Park City, Utah on November 6-8, 2013, where she spoke about libraries’ role in open education in her presentation, Be the Change You Want to See: One

Written by Tyler Deitz eleven months ago

From pilots to products: How urban prototyping can help your city

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Urban Prototyping: From Pilots to Products. Sounds impressive, but what on earth does it mean? Josette Melchor, the Founder and Executive Director of GAFFTA and George Zisiadis, an artist who recently installed the interactive “Pulse of the City” in Boston, explained

Written by Lauren Young eleven months ago

LibRAT tips and tricks for saving money

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Since working as a LibRAT, I have learned many library tricks to save some extra cash on my course textbooks. Now, I get to pass on some of my tips to you! Tip #1: Link+ “links” us to more libraries

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Apply now! Open Science Cafe

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I’m very excited to announce a new initiative, Open Science Cafe, which awards a student event proposal with a $3,000 budget and $500 stipend. Open Science Cafe is designed to inspire and empower students to make their own Cal Poly

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Opening up knowledge in Geneva: OKCon 2013

Open Data, Broad, Deep, Connection

This is a guest post by Anna Gold, the university librarian at Cal Poly. Open Week 2013 is the perfect time to share what I learned about the global movement to open up knowledge! The global Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon

Written by Victoria Billings one year ago

Kennedy Library is an open education library

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Kennedy Library recently introduced OATS (Open Access to Textbooks for Students). For more about how students can use OATS for their success, please see this Q and A. The rising cost of textbooks is no secret; it affects every Cal

Written by Tyler Deitz two years ago

Open Access Week at Kennedy Library

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to

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