Haphazard keyword research is usually a result of just not knowing enough about how search engines work, and it can be a very costly mistake. This is exactly why businesses hire SEO and content writing services to help ...
To stay robust and relevant, academic libraries may need to abandon hands-on collection development and big deal subscription packages in favor of patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), open access, and curation of campus specialties.
David W. Lewis, dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, in his article entitled "From Stacks to the Web: the Transformation of Academic Library Collecting", predicts that the academic library world will radically restructure itself in the next eight years. He forecasts that by 2020, effectively all content delivery will have become digital.
He suggests, "If academic libraries are to be successful, they will need to: deconstruct legacy print collections; move from item-by-item book selection to purchase-on-demand and subscriptions; manage the transition to open access journals; focus on curating unique items; and develop new mechanisms for funding national infrastructure."
Do you want to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research? Do you want your students to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research?
Powerful..."Pew Internet's latest report on e-reading offers librarians ten valuable lessons on how they can increase the usage and demonstrate the value of their collections.
The executive summary of Pew’s research is available on Slideshare under the title: The Rise of e-Reading and the Changing Role of Public Libraries, presented to the American Library Association on 24 June 2012.
Terrific, thoughtful! With the latest buzz over Emily Ford's In the Library with the Lead Pipe Blog post “What do we do and why do we do it?” last Wednesday, and Jacob Berg's “BeerBrarian Blog” commentary response “Toward a Unifying Field ...
Good suggestions... "If a boy is told that reading a graphic novel isn't real reading--if reading is seen as work or punishment--who's going to start to think of something as enjoyment. If boys don't develop a love of reading, they're not going to get to any of those other books that people want them to read."
This effort is led by Texas PTA and offers a website where students, parents, and anyone can nominate a teacher, librarian, principal, or superintendent who is making a difference in the lives of students.
Transliteracy is defined on Wikipedia as The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
LISTA (the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
Teacher Reference Center is an index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 ) is a new bibliographic database for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.
GreenFile is a research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.
WOW!!....What makes a library worthy of the “landmark” designation?
The New Landmark Libraries project is a quest to find and highlight less-well-known library buildings that offer exciting and sometimes paradigm-breaking design in response to community needs and changing times. They are unique, and they set a new standard for design. Academic libraries would be wise to learn all they can from these buildings. One way to do that is to study what makes the NLL special.
At the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Intellectual Freedom Committee approved the final draft of the revised and updated “Libraries and Internet Toolkit: Tips and Guidance for Managing and Communicating about the Internet.” The toolkit is now available as a downloadable PDF.
The new toolkit is intended to be a practical guide to managing Internet services in libraries of all types. It includes up-to-date information on filtering, the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the use of, and access to, social media in libraries, guidelines on developing Internet policies, and practical advice on handling messaging and communications concerning library Internet services.
Kathy always has good ideas and information for us....Collection of resources realted to iPads in K12 education curated by Kathy Schrock. There are lots of lists of suggested apps generated by multiple schools. if you have some time to spend just browsing, this seems a good place to start.
It seems obvious, but college students (and everybody else) need to spend some time looking at how they evaluate the information they find online -- or which is sent to them. This is not detailed, but it's reasonable, with some good resources. -- Howard
"With the exponential growth of the world wide web, students need a more critical eye to sift through the bulk of information available online. While the Internet speeds up access to information, it also paves to the publication of anything, by anyone anywhere. Gone are the days when articles must be critiqued and evaluated before publication. Today, scholarly articles are not just buried in the bounty files of information. Their unscholarly counterparts also outnumber them. This reality reinforces the importance of critically evaluating online information. College students should learn the art of evaluating web-based information to make the most of them."
Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
Additional hints for getting boys to read... Of all the conference speakers, Danny Brassell offered some of the most concrete strategies to engage boy readers with his “Ten Ways to Get Boys Reading.” Brassell, a former teacher and administrator and a professor in the Teacher Education...
Danny Brassel also wrote the post "Avoiding the Summer Slide" featured in an earlier scoop.