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The 10 Commandments of Internet Research

The 10 Commandments of Internet Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

If you search for tips on how to conduct proper academic research using the Internet, how do you know that the tips you find are legitimate and useful? Too often, what masquerades as useful is not up-to-date, is written by a novice, or is not thorough. Fear not! Below, I provide the definitive guide to conducting Internet research.

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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  


Check it out?

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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, January 29, 10:42 AM

#información_proceso

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, January 29, 9:37 PM

This is a great resource.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, January 30, 11:41 AM

Flujos de Información: Infografía Interactiva 

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The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online

The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the web, all free of charge.

We're happy to report that, between then and now, the number of free texts has grown to 109.
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Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA

Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others.


Learning Objectives:

  • Write a multi-part fictional narrative that logically ties in with actual locations on the school campus.
  • Create an engaging narrative experience for the reader through expressive and provocative narration, animation, and/or images.
  • Evaluate and deconstruct the narratives of others through class-wide discussion and reflection of own narrative.

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Ah the things we can do with mobile phones and big net tech. A project using Aurasma could make your school year sing. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:14 PM

Ah the things we can do with mobile phones and big net tech. A project using Aurasma could make your school year sing. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 22, 2014 1:12 PM
Can't wait to try this?
Mike Dilger's curator insight, December 25, 2014 4:03 PM

Augmented Reality will impact on education in the future If not already. Get on board and explore the possibilities.  Very exciting.  Can be tough at first but worth pushing through the pain.

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Honor the eyes and brains of your readers: Whitespace

Honor the eyes and brains of your readers:  Whitespace | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

By Mark Boulton:


“Whitespace,” or “negative space” is the space between elements in a composition. More specifically, the space between major elements in a composition is “macro whitespace.” Micro whitespace, is—yes, you’ve guessed it—the space between smaller elements: between list items, between a caption and an image, or between words and letters. The itty-bitty stuff.

So what does whitespace do?

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This vintage (2007) article explains the importance of whitespace in web design.  When we read online our brains crave easy to scan text that doesn't overload the senses.  It's a basic lesson that every instructional designer and online teacher should take to heart. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 23, 1:07 PM

This vintage (2007) article explains the importance of whitespace in web design.  When we read online our brains crave easy to scan text that doesn't overload the senses.  It's a basic lesson that every instructional designer and online teacher should take to heart. 

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Teaching Research Skills to Elementary School Children

Teaching Research Skills to Elementary School Children | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Search engines can streamline the process of teaching basic research to elementary schoolchildren who require expert guidance on how to navigate the Web — and the earlier, the better.


Elementary school is when kids first begin to learn how to learn. Kids start using search engines quite early on, making elementary school the perfect time to teach research skills that become a foundation for a lifetime of learning.


The base skill for all schoolchildren is the ability to sift content for relevance and accuracy. Here are five ways teachers can help improve this skill in elementary-age children.

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Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered in man's attic - Telegraph

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered in man's attic - Telegraph | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An historian has unearthed the first unseen Sherlock Holmes story in more than 80 years that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to help save a town bridge.


Walter Elliot, 80, found the 1,300-word tale starring the famous detective in a collection of short stories written for a local bazaar.
The wooden bridge in the Scottish town of Selkirk was destroyed by the great flood of 1902 and locals organised a three-day event to raise funds for a new one in 1904.

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This is no hoax. This find says something reassuring about printing on paper.  


Surprisingly, modern telecommunications are part of the picture as Conan Doyle's portrayal of 'editorial demands' set's the scene.  


I suspect most modern writers and nearly all bloggers are part- time workers at  "Institute of  Fiction" and reminded that card carrying members of  the 'Faculty of Imagination". 


The article includes a link to the full manuscript.  I've read and re-read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories many times. What a treat! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 1:32 PM

This is no hoax. This find says something reassuring about printing on paper.  


Surprisingly, modern telecommunications are part of the picture as Conan Doyle's portrayal of 'editorial demands' set's the scene.  


I suspect most modern writers and nearly all bloggers are part- time workers at  "Institute of  Fiction" and reminded that card carrying members of  the 'Faculty of Imagination". 


The article includes a link to the full manuscript.  I've read and re-read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories many times. What a treat! 

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Are Librarians important to EdTech Initiatives?

Are Librarians important to EdTech Initiatives? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Your responses to this questionnaire will help me write an article for Tech & Learning Magazine to illustrate this importance. All questions are optional, but I would love to be able to quote you!
If you have any questions, please email me ShannonMersand@gmail.com
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Here's a chance to have your voice heard!


Shannon Mersand  noted Library Media Specialist and Online Instructor at UW-Stout asks for your help. Shannon is writing an article for Tech&Learning Magazine and asks for your responses.

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Get Google Earth Pro for free - CNET

Get Google Earth Pro for free - CNET | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Most amazing of all, Google made this tool available for free. This despite an educational -- and, let's be honest, entertainment -- value that's virtually impossible to measure.

What you maybe didn't know is that Google has long offered a Pro version of Earth as well, one that cost a hefty $399 per year. Now, however, you can get Google Earth Pro absolutely free.

First things first: The words "free trial" still appear in that URL, but as you'll see when you click through to the sign-up page, "Sign up is no longer required for Google Earth Pro." All you have to do is download the installer, run it, then sign in using your e-mail address (as your username) and license code GEPFREE.
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Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:01 PM

Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 5, 1:55 PM

Yes! Just cause it's free and so cool.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.
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What if you could use textbooks without any cost to you or your students (other than your precious time?


If you've got the time, you can probably find an OER resource that fits. 

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration

The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
YA author Nicola Morgan has just published an impassioned case for libraries, especially school libraries. She explains why libraries are vital even in these days when ‘it’s all online’.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, January 27, 7:30 PM

Russell Brand and I agree on at least one thing: Schools without libraries are a disgrace.

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Fair Use & Figures: When Is It OK? (Part One: Copyright)

Fair Use & Figures: When Is It OK? (Part One: Copyright) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Last week I spent some time in conversations that began with Andrew Maynard's posting a question to Twitter: "When is it OK to post a figure from a paper in a blog post?" There were a lot of intere...

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G Andrew Page's curator insight, January 15, 2:24 PM

Copyright, copyfree, creative commons...why cant we all get along??

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Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism

Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"New analyses of the hundreds of thousands of technical manuscripts submitted to arXiv, the repository of digital preprint articles, are offering some intriguing insights into the consequences—and geography—of scientific plagiarism. It appears that copying text from other papers is more common in some nations than others, but the outcome is generally the same for authors who copy extensively: Their papers don’t get cited much. 


The map above, prepared by ScienceInsider, takes a conservative approach. It shows only the incidence of flagged authors for the 57 nations with at least 100 submitted papers, to minimize distortion from small sample sizes. (In Ethiopia, for example, there are only three submitting authors and two of them have been flagged.)"

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Optometry & Health Sciences Librarian - HigherEdJobs

Optometry & Health Sciences Librarian - HigherEdJobs | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Job #JPF00635 
LIB UC Library - LIBRARY 
Recruitment Period

Open Jan 8, 2015 through Dec 31, 2015

Description
Hiring range: Associate Librarian - Librarian, $60,684-

$83,674 per annum, based upon qualifications.

This is a full time appointment. The expected start date is June 1, 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and service-oriented librarian to provide research, teaching and learning support to the UC Berkeley community in optometry, ophthalmology, vision science, nutrition, health sciences, and medical sciences and to develop, promote, and enhance access to library collections.

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I worked my way through school working in the UC Berkeley Library system. It gave me a life long affinity for Libraries, information science, and the beauty of the stacks.  The great privilege of (other than the chance to do my homework after I'd shelved all the returns) was a 'stack pass' that let me roam through spaces denied to most students. Those manuscript rooms were amazing. The hidden places remains a fine memory today.  


Perhaps one of the readers of this Scoop.it will find their way into those same places?

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Jon Bergmann: Preparing Your Students for Flipped Learning #flipclass @coolcatteacher

Jon Bergmann: Preparing Your Students for Flipped Learning #flipclass @coolcatteacher | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Jon Bergmann talks with Vicki about flipped learning by which he means moving direct instruction to the individual space so the classroom space can be freed up for collaborative projects. Listen now to find out more about this pedagogical method.
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Sometimes we miss the obvious. Bergman reminds us that students have to be taught how to watch instructional videos. 


A simple tip with a powerful punch.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 14, 7:44 PM

Sometimes we miss the obvious. Bergman reminds us that students have to be taught how to watch instructional videos. 


A simple tip with a powerful punch.

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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report

Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A preview of the NMC Horizon Report's interim results for its 2015 K-12 education edition - emerging technologies & trends & challenges in education worldwide

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What's that coming over the horizon?

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Take a sneak peek today! 

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What's that coming over the horizon?

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.
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Here are good ideas presented in a light graphic fashion.  A written version of the 15 Rules is found below the infographic. 

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Auntie Etta's curator insight, January 15, 12:18 PM

#JoinTheTalk http://auntietta.org What are some of your favorite "Rules of Netiquette?

alvarojasd's curator insight, February 1, 9:02 AM

añada su visión ...

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, Today, 8:22 AM

Nice reference.

 

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Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine

Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Teaching Information Fluency describes the skills and dispositions of information fluency adept searchers. Readers will receive in-depth information on what it takes to locate, evaluate, and ethically use digital information. The book realistically examines the abilities of Internet searchers today in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness in finding online information, evaluating it and using it ethically. Since the majority of people develop these skills on their own, rather than being taught, the strategies they invent may suffice for simple searches, but for more complex tasks, such as those required by academic and professional work, the average person’s performance is adequate only about 50% of the time. The book is laid out in five parts: an introduction to the problem and how search engine improvements are not sufficient to be of real help, speculative searching, investigative searching, ethical use and applications of information fluency. The intent of the book is to provide readers ways to improve their performance as consumers of digital information and to help teachers devise useful ways to integrate information fluency instruction into their teaching, since deliberate instruction is needed to develop fluency. Since it is unlikely that dedicated class time will be available for such instruction, the approach taken embeds information fluency activities into classroom instruction in language arts, history and science. Numerous model lessons and resources are woven into the fabric of the text, including think-alouds, individual and group search challenges, discussions, assessments and curation, all targeted to Common Core State Standards as well as information fluency competencies.
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This link leads you Google Books where you can read specifically about how to use our Scoop.it magazine dedicated to 21st century information fluency. 

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Brenda Vargas's curator insight, March 23, 10:32 PM

It is and interesting tool to get useful information to learn and teach

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 11:56 AM

Understanding curation by creating and using a Scoop.it magazine is one of the projects in EDUC 760: E-Learning for Educators.  Constructing knowledge by skillfully tagging, annotating, and sharing information is a way to filter and use the ocean of information we live and teach with. 8-) 

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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. — Room to Read Insider — Medium

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
Measuring the impact of thousands of libraries across multiple countries is quite a formidable undertaking, but with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we commissioned an independent, external research team to examine our libraries in Laos, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Zambia, and South Africa. To establish a baseline, we began evaluations at the schools before a Room to Read library was established and tracked progress in reading habits over the course of two years.
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This international study confirms the national research: Libraries matter! 

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Lars-Göran Hedström
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Click through and see if you find a few surprises.  I did! 

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cdiortstrasbourg's curator insight, March 9, 7:33 AM

Tout ce que Google permet et que nous ne savons pas toujours ...

Smith_Lin's curator insight, March 10, 6:36 AM

Think I knew most of this but always good to check

Rich Schultz's curator insight, March 10, 6:01 PM

For Google fans...

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A Dream Wall For Book Collectors

A Dream Wall For Book Collectors | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Földes & Co. Architects designed a huge bookshelf that runs the length of the wall, for the owner’s extensive book collection, in this home in Pilisborosjeno, Hungary.
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Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

Via John Evans, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Elizabeth E Charles
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When Joyce Valenza points something out... I pay attention. 8-)

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:08 PM

What happens when you mix teacher-librarians with infographics?


Wonderful Things!

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, February 5, 6:36 AM

Muito útil.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 7, 1:37 AM

Some good Infographics here- not limited to librarian use.

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How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic

How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
understand more about how Google goes about crawling and indexing pages Quicksprout have put together a handy infographic to explain the whole process.
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Spyders always crawling, crawling, Google everywhere? Not quite! 

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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What should a curated piece of content look like? Paint the perfect post with these five elements.
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Insightful. 

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 15, 8:59 AM

Curation is something I have been slowly learning to do better and I really enjoyed the tips given in this infographic. Anyone using these tips already?

Gina Tucker's curator insight, January 15, 8:33 PM

How to maximize the imapct of your curated post! 

Liliana Suleiman's curator insight, January 19, 4:26 AM

#ContentCuration made simple.

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ALA JobLIST - Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology

ALA JobLIST - Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
#libraryjob Database Administrator (American Library Association, Illinois): Database Administrator (American ... http://t.co/i4jtw0i7KO
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Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts.

Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Finally, let me plead directly with any readers who exercise power in the scholarly publication process — because you edit a journal or a book series, you work for a publisher or undertake editing for authors, or you are a powerful person in your professional academic association. Look hard at the rules, conventions and styles that you are currently applying. Can you honestly say that your legacy requirements meet contemporary needs and have adapted to the digital dissemination of scholarship? Are your citation rules designed in a ‘born digital’ way? Do they foster open access and the replicability of research by getting the full texts of source materials in front of readers in the most direct and simple way possible? If not, why not think about changing?
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Common sense ideas for the 21st century.  I particularly appreciate the thinking about OER as the preferred primary resource. 

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