Monday, 20 November 2017

Free illustrations

During the anti-plagiarism workshop we brought up illustrations and how important it is to make sure that you have permission to use the pictures you want as illustrations.
In 2015 a blogger made a compilation of places where you can find pictures which are free to use. There you can find many wonderful illustrations. It's usually appreciated if you mention who took the picture (or made the illustration) but it is not always a necessity.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Spotting fake news

The libraries have an important role to play when it comes to teaching our users how to evaluate the sources they find. These days we see more and more fake news circulating and the international Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has made a poster on how to identify fake news. Feel free to download the poster, print it and share it with your users.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Anti-plagiarism workshop, links to further reading

Hear are some links to resources which were used before and during the anti-plagiarism workshop in Gikondo.

  • The UR library web site has information on referencing and plagiarism. There you can find manuals for some of the most common referencing styles.
  • Short film (5:31) on Youtube describing Creative commons
  • Refero, an anti-plagiarism tutorial
  • Free photos on Pexels
  • Guiding students away from plagiarism by Jude Carroll and Carl-Mikael Zetterling
  • A lot more material is available in the anti-plagiarism course on the e-learning platform of UR. Contact Instructional technology for access. They have also invited the library to participate in the course which is taught regularly.

Thank you, all participants and organizers, for work well done and a fun time, especially playing True or False!