What is Content Curation?Content Curation is the process to discover, grab and organize digital content for a specific niche or matter. The difference be (What is Content Curation: Top 10 blog posts 2012 you can’t miss
Viral Facebook post revives library Tribune-Review “There were very few books, and many of the books in the library were old — even when I was in school,” said Principal Theresa Cherry, a 1984 graduate of Franklin Regional High School.
Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again....A skill they must learn .
When school resumes each year, one common request I receive is for an overview of the resources in the library.... "Maybe for the first or last 15 minutes of class." These requests are not asking for a library orientation, rather a crash course in subscription databases.
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On Demand, the makers of the POD Espresso Book Machine currently installed in fewer than a hundred bookstores nationwide, have announced new partnerships with Eastman Kodak and ReaderLink Distribution Services.
In the summer of 2010 I began a series of Posts on various elements of 21st Century Library Strategic Planning. I published posts on Mission, Vision, Values, Goals and Objectives, etc. ... I have developed a brief survey of three questions to help me understand why these Posts are viewed more than others.
"Scot Gardner has written several critically acclaimed novels for young adults. His debut novel, One Dead Seagull, was followed by White Ute Dreaming, a powerful story of first love, mates, and a yellow dog. His third novel, Burning Eddy, was shortlisted for the CBC Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adults. Gravity was also shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in 2007. The Dead I Know was published by Allen & Unwin in Australia in 2011; it is the first Scot Gardner novel to be published in Canada. (Updated, August 23) The Dead I Know has just won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year 2012, in the Older Readers category. Congratulations, Scot!"
Scot also recommends a number of fiction books that may appeal to teens, particularly boys.
Always a valuable place for reliable opinion, the ReadPlus blog has reviewed 8 of the YALSA Teens' Top Ten. The full list is:
Roth, Veronica. Divergent. Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Lu, Marie. Legend Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Cabot, Meg. Abandon.
1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.
2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........
"We found that about 8 in 10 Americans under the age of 30 have read a book in the past year. And that's compared to about 7 in 10 adults in general, American adults. So, they're reading — they're more likely to read, and they're also a little more likely to be using their library."
Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.
She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.
As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.
Principals value their librarians. They also want them to be more visible leaders.
Those are just two of the interesting findings from a recent survey of 102 media specialists and 67 principals. In fact, 90 percent of the administrators that we surveyed think we have a positive impact in schools—and a large number also feel that our jobs are important.
I wish every principal felt this way about their library.
Communities are repositories of a different kind of knowledge. If libraries understand their role as stewards of this, a knowledge that has been historically disadvantaged and underprivileged, then their role in the world of ebooks and free Internet becomes abundantly clear. In an era of greater access to conventional knowledge, libraries must facilitate community engagement by providing citizens access to each other and to local communal knowledge, and seek ways to provide space and opportunities for future creation and capture of this knowledge. Yes, yes, yes.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.