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Faculty Publications

Publications by faculty affiliated with the School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.
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  1. Broadband 101 (Video)

    Title: Broadband 101 (Video)
    Creator: McNally, Michael B
    Description: This learning object is prepared in support of the consultations for Getting Started - Building a Broadband Consensus as part of the development of a broadband toolkit for use in Alberta. This object is a video version of the Broadband 101 presentation.
    Subjects: Community and Rural Broadband
    Date Created: 2016/06/08
  2. Broadband 101

    Title: Broadband 101
    Creator: McNally, Michael B
    Description: This learning object is prepared in support of the consultations for Getting Started - Building a Broadband Consensus as part of the development of a broadband toolkit for use in Alberta.
    Subjects: Community and Rural Broadband
    Date Created: 2016/06/07
  3. Building a "Digital Futures' Community Broadband Portal

    Title: Building a "Digital Futures' Community Broadband Portal
    Creator: McNally, Michael B
    Description: This presentation by Drs. Rob McMahon and Michael B. McNally was presented at the Digital Futures Symposium on Rural Broadband Enablement held in Olds, AB, Oct 14-15, 2015. The presentation outlines considerations for the construction of a portal and repository to house materials on community and rural broadband. Several questions are posed to the audience throughout the presentation.
    Subjects: Rural and Community Broadband, Digital Futures Symposium, Digital Communities Broadband Portal
    Date Created: 2015/10/15
  4. Indigenous Roots In Canadian Soil by Anna Wilson MEd

    Title: Indigenous Roots In Canadian Soil by Anna Wilson MEd
    Creator: Anna Wilson MEd.
    Description: This poster answers the question "How can educators motivate students to learn Aboriginal languages?" The answer is to return to the original Aboriginal names of Canada's provinces and territories before European contact enabling Aboriginal students to reclaim their ancestors' rightful place in Canadian history. This answer is supported by the following concepts: 1. We must learn the Indigenous names of the land to learn how to be better stewards of the land. “In Cree Canada means the land that is clean” (Cardinal, 1951, p.3). Skutnabb-Kangas (2001) argues that the preservation of global linguistic diversity is essential to ecological biodiversity (p. 208). 2. Indigenous languages must be de-stigmatized to inspire Aboriginal students to learn them. 3. Learning the Aboriginal names of the Canadian provinces and territories prior to European contact is a good way to increase Aboriginal pride for Aboriginal lands using Aboriginal languages. For centuries, the names described the natural features of the land, or commemorated significant historical events, passed from one generation to the next. Many of these names still survive today. Many Canadian towns, cities, rivers and mountains also have names that come from Aboriginal sources. My argument is that the Aboriginal names of Canada's provinces and territories must become a pillar of the Canadian school curriculum in the struggle to de-stigmatize Indigenous languages. I argue that educators must become active on the policy committee for UNESCO’s Endangered Languages Program in order to revitalize the Canadian Indigenous Languages. I believe that the Indigenous epistemologies embedded within Indigenous languages be taught to non indigenous students in an effort to de-stigmatize Indigenous languages. I will prove this by creating a map of Canada with the Aboriginal names before European contact.
    Subjects: Indigenous
    Date Created: 2012
  5. What Can You Do in a Makerspace: 23 Copyright Questions and Implications

    Title: What Can You Do in a Makerspace: 23 Copyright Questions and Implications
    Creator: McNally, Michael B
    Subjects: Makerspaces, Copyright, Intellectual Property
    Date Created: 2015/11/06
  6. Assessment of the Research Learning Needs of University of Saskatchewan Librarians: A Case Study

    Title: Assessment of the Research Learning Needs of University of Saskatchewan Librarians: A Case Study
    Creator: Alvin M Schrader
    Description: As academic librarians with faculty status increasingly embrace research engagement as a core value and requirement, one of the little studied questions is the extent to which they possess the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct high quality research and scholarship, and what further learning needs they might have within the organizational setting. This paper summarizes an institutional case study of the research knowledge of academic librarians employed at the University of Saskatchewan, encompassing their current research interests, experiences, competencies, environmental context, and learning needs. The goal was to develop a framework for additional educational activities and institutional supports that would enhance their knowledge and skills.
    Subjects: research in academic libraries, Canadian research libraries, academic librarianship, University of Saskatchewan Library, academic libraries, academic librarians
    Date Created: 2011/05/14
  7. Shaping of a digital library in Canada's North

    Title: Shaping of a digital library in Canada's North
    Creator: Rathi, Dinesh
    Description: This project seeks to: 1. Investigate and identify the information needs and information seeking behaviour of community members in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. 2. Identify and select cultural heritage information. 3. Create a culturally appropriate metadata framework for resource description. 4. Develop requirements for multilingual user interfaces that support the dominant languages. 5. Conduct a user centred evaluation of the digital library. 6. Develop a sustainability strategy for the digital library to ensure long-term access to information. 6. Provide training in information management to local project participants.
    Subjects: Digital Library North Project - University of Alberta, Culturally Appropriate Metadata, Posters, Inuvialuit Settlement Region - Library Services, Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre - Information Services, Multilingual User Interfaces, Digital Libraries - Canada - Northern Regions
    Date Created: 2015/06
  8. Design vs. Pedagogical Considerations for OERs

    Title: Design vs. Pedagogical Considerations for OERs
    Creator: McNally, Michael B.
    Description: This presentation examines the tension between design principles for Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the pedagogical needs for class/course materials. Designing OERs for maximal use requires considering several facets including intellectual property concerns, considerations for alternatively-abled persons, and OER usage for learners with limited or no access to broadband and/or limited access to ICTs. However, incorporating all of these design principles can result in learning objects that are less well suited to use classroom use. Ultimately OER creators must consider balancing the needs of incorporating the best practices for in-class or online pedagogy with design considerations for maximizing OER use.
    Subjects: Open Educational Resources, OERs, Instructional Design
    Date Created: 2014/04/23
  9. Rotten by Design: Shortened Expiry Dates for Government of Canada Web Content

    Title: Rotten by Design: Shortened Expiry Dates for Government of Canada Web Content
    Creator: McNally, Michael B.
    Description: This paper examines the Government of Canada’s Web Renewal Initiative and impact on the provision of web based government information. A content analysis of documents received through Access to Information requests reveals the government’s limited timelines for providing access to web content.
    Subjects: Government of Canada Web Content, Web Renewal Action Plan (Canada), Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
    Date Created: 2015/06/04
  10. Industry Canada's Spectrum Management Consultations: Democratic Participation or Regulatory Capture

    Title: Industry Canada's Spectrum Management Consultations: Democratic Participation or Regulatory Capture
    Creator: McNally, Michael B.
    Description: This paper examines Industry Canada consultations on spectrum management from 2008-2012. Using post-revisionist regulatory theory, the paper aims to examine the degree of regulatory capture at Industry Canada. It provides a brief statistical analysis of the consultations and examines two case studies. The authors conclude that regardless of the level of regulatory capture at Industry Canada, greater academic and media scrutiny of the consultations is required to reduce slack that creates the possibility for capture.
    Subjects: Industry Canada, telecommunications policy, spectrum managment
    Date Created: 2013/08/19