Dan Paluska

How do you add value by giving stuff away? Edlab Residency
from the halls of knowledge to the world...

they look happy to be let out...

This Monday, I am starting a two month residency at Columbia Teacher’s College and their EdLab.
This is my statement of work and deliverables as snipped from the contract:

“How do you add value through sharing?,” will explore and develop new communication channels with the goal of identifying realizable steps that libraries can take toward providing free and open access to information. Relevant research will include the practical limitations of copyright laws and university policies and interviews with members of the Teachers College community. Your project will consist of experiments that will enhance our understanding of data flow and access to information in both the virtual and physical world. We are particularly interested in your solutions for the development and execution of realizable steps that libraries can take toward increasing access to their holdings. The resulting investigations and findings will be displayed physically in Gottesman Libraries, as well as online. You will document the project’s development process and outcomes online.

Residency Deliverables:

  1. Work at least 80 hours on site at EdLab between June 15 and August 14, 2009
  2. Maintain ongoing project documentation using a blog or other online forum
  3. Introduce their project ideas at a public forum during the first week of the residency period
  4. Present project updates during a group critique in the middle of the residency period
  5. When possible, engage in project brainstorming and development with other EDAR residents and EdLab staff
  6. Display and present completed works and/or works in progress during a public open house at the end of the summer.

I’m super excited about this work and will be posting regularly on this. Would love any feedback and suggestions towards other projects in this area.


my edlab blog page: http://edlab.tc.columbia.edu/index.php?q=user/770

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here is my blog on the tc edlab site:

flickr photos tagged with edar:

and delicious links: http://delicious.com/leinad/edar

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