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  1. Digital Content and Connectivity with Gwich’in Contexts: Facilitator’s Handbook [Download]

    Title: Digital Content and Connectivity with Gwich’in Contexts: Facilitator’s Handbook
    Creator: McMahon, Rob
    Description: This facilitator handbook is a companion document to the workbook entitled "Digital Content and Connectivity with Gwich’in Contexts: Workbook". It was developed as a joint pilot project between the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension to explore digital literacy in the North. The workshop involved discussion of concepts related to digital content (digitization, archiving and preservation) and connectivity, in relation to the GTC’s work in the Northwest Territories. The workshop was made possible through funding support from the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture & Employment and Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and from GTC. We also acknowledge and thank UAlberta North and the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, for their support for this project. First implementation of workshop was conducted June 12, 2017 in Inuvik.
    Subjects: Digital Literacy, Digital Content, Broadband, Connectivity, Northwest Territories, Gwich'in
    Date Created: 2017/7/6
  2. Digital Content and Connectivity with Gwich’in Contexts: Workbook [Download]

    Title: Digital Content and Connectivity with Gwich’in Contexts: Workbook
    Creator: McMahon, Rob
    Description: This workbook was developed for a joint pilot workshop project between the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension to explore digital literacy in the North. The workshop involved discussion of concepts related to digital content (digitization, archiving and preservation) and connectivity, in relation to the GTC’s work in the Northwest Territories. The workshop was made possible through funding support from the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture & Employment and Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and from GTC. We also acknowledge and thank UAlberta North and the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta for their support for this project. First implementation of workshop was conducted June 12, 2017 in Inuvik, NWT.
    Subjects: Digital Literacy, Digital Content, Broadband, Connectivity, Northwest Territories, Gwich'in
    Date Created: 2017/7/6
  3. Everything is Shareable: Why Open Educational Resources are Critical to Lifelong Learning and the Sharing Economy [Download]

    Title: Everything is Shareable: Why Open Educational Resources are Critical to Lifelong Learning and the Sharing Economy
    Creator: Christiansen, Erik G.
    Description: This presentation is from a workshop on open educational resources (OER). This workshop was part of the Code4Lib Alberta Conference, on November 24, 2016. It provides an overview of OER in the context of the open education movement while emphasizing practical considerations when using/creating OER. The audience participated in an OER search activity and added their findings to the live slide deck.
    Subjects: OER, open educational resources, open education
    Date Created: 2016/11/24
  4. Everything is Shareable: Why Open Educational Resources are Critical to Lifelong Learning and the Sharing Economy [Download]

    Title: Everything is Shareable: Why Open Educational Resources are Critical to Lifelong Learning and the Sharing Economy
    Creator: Christiansen, Erik G.
    Description: This presentation is from a workshop on open educational resources (OER). This workshop was part of the Code4Lib Alberta Conference, on November 24, 2016. It provides an overview of OER in the context of the open education movement while emphasizing practical considerations when using/creating OER. The audience participated in an OER search activity and added their findings to the live slide deck.
    Subjects: OER, open educational resources, open education
    Date Created: 2016/11/24
  5. Beyond staff picks: digital discovery in public libraries. [Download]

    Title: Beyond staff picks: digital discovery in public libraries.
    Creator: Zvyagintseva, Lydia
    Description: Discovery is a growing trend in libraries, involving elements such as metadata, collections, user experience, web design, and marketing into one seamless and enjoyable customer experience. How can we make our great stuff easier for users to discover? This session is a multi-faceted examination of content discovery in public libraries. We will explore virtual bookshelves, interactive reader's advisory widgets, and new ways to map the library for wayfinding. Drawing on theory and practice of content discovery in public and commercial environments, we position discovery along the digital-physical scale that most of us inhabit in our daily lives.
    Subjects: public libraries, discovery, reader's advisory
    Date Created: 2014/10/17
  6. Access and benefits sharing of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in northern Canada: understanding the legal environment and creating effective research agreements [Download]

    Title: Access and benefits sharing of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in northern Canada: understanding the legal environment and creating effective research agreements
    Creator: Janis Geary
    Description: Background Research in northern Canada focused on Aboriginal peoples has historically benefited academia with little consideration for the people being researched or their traditional knowledge (TK). Although this attitude is changing, the complexity of TK makes it difficult to develop mechanisms to preserve and protect it. Protecting TK becomes even more important when outside groups become interested in using TK or materials with associated TK. In the latter category are genetic resources, which may have commercial value and are the focus of this article. Objective This article addresses access to and use of genetic resources and associated TK in the context of the historical power-imbalances in research relationships in Canadian north. Design Review. Results Research involving genetic resources and TK is becoming increasingly relevant in northern Canada. The legal framework related to genetic resources and the cultural shift of universities towards commercial goals in research influence the environment for negotiating research agreements. Current guidelines for research agreements do not offer appropriate guidelines to achieve mutual benefit, reflect unequal bargaining power or take the relationship between parties into account. Conclusions Relational contract theory may be a useful framework to address the social, cultural and legal hurdles inherent in creating research agreements.
    Subjects: access and benefits sharing, northern Canada, genetic resources, research agreements
    Date Created: 2013 Aug 5
  7. Research Materials (ERA General)

    Title: Research Materials (ERA General)
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: These are general research materials deposited to the ERA General Collections community which are not yet associated with any department or faculty in ERA.
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