Libraries are increasingly getting hip to using Twitter as a tool, with many offering the service as a point of contact with librarians. But Twitter is an excellent tool for librarian learning as well, offering lots of great opportunities for discussion.
With the threat of Kindles, Nooks, and Google taking over the world of research and reading, do students need to be taught Information Literacy skills, or are they doing fine without librarians? I believe that as our access to information grows, the need for teachers of Information Literacy will only become more crucial.
Kerouac e o seu livro de culto «Pé na estrada», Don DeLillo e «Cosmópolis», Hemingway, Mauriac, Anouilh ou Musset: o 65º Festival de Cannes apresentará diversas adaptações, uma verdadeira biblioteca viva que irá subir as escadas do Palácio ao lado...
Mrs. Carmenates, school librarian and guest blogger, and I recently had a discussion about Linda Braun's article Next Year's Model in the School Library Journal.
Next Year's Model tells the story of Sarah Ludwig, a former school librarian, who later became a technology coordinator at a school in Connecticut. Realizing that librarians are experts in information literacy, she was in a unique position to help students and teachers.
The article concludes:
"Once you remove yourself from the physical constraints of the library, you have more freedom, because you aren't limited by the title and the expectations of the job. If you get out of your library and take your knowledge everywhere, then you become a resource--no longer the keeper of a physical space or objects. You can focus on the most important skills that students need. You can take a fresh look at your curriculum and decide what's really important for your students to experience."
Braun asks, "Is this the future of the profession?" Is Sarah the model of the librarian of the future?
Here are six pieces of advice I would pass on to anyone leading the Teaching and Learning side of an iPad deployment. I’ve learned as much from our successes as our shortcomings and hope you find this helpful.
"O mais espantoso nesta ficção, algures entre o romance de estrutura heterodoxa e a coletânea de contos que funcionam como unidades autónomas, é que Egan nunca perde o sentido do tema que atravessa todas as suas histórias dispersas: o tempo enquanto agente de mudança que tanto pode maltratar-nos (é ele o "brutamontes" do título) como redimir-nos, às vezes inesperadamente. O livro termina numa Nova Iorque futura, na década de 2020, com um concerto junto ao "Ground Zero" reconstruído. A música que fica a pairar, porém, não é a da slide guitar de Scotty, a improvável estrela "inventada" por Bennie, mas antes o "zumbido" da cidade, mistura de taipais a serem corridos, cães a ladrar "roucamente" e camiões a passar sobre as pontes, que é o "som do tempo a passar."
Interesting game which tests your knowledge of plagiarism. Done very simple but being right on the spot of the problem. This is a link to the game, but if you go one step back than prior to the game you have some nice tutorials.
Digital curation involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle.
The active management of research data reduces threats to their long-term research value and mitigates the risk of digital obsolescence. Meanwhile, curated data in trusted digital repositories may be shared among the wider UK research community.
As well as reducing duplication of effort in research data creation, curation enhances the long-term value of existing data by making it available for further high quality research.
I’m currently preparing for a talk I’ll be giving at the LIBER 2012 Conference in Tartu, Estonia in June on Mobile Technologies and Libraries and I thought I’d share some of my discussion about how libraries can start participating in the mobile Web if they haven’t already:
Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning. Critical reading for school leaders
Here are some links about current library loaning projects:
Setting Up A Lending Program -Tips and resources for setting up an iPad lending program. Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division LibraryiPad on loan: a project of the CMB UMCG – Background information, finding medical apps, and information on how to add bookmarks to iPad browser (check the side bar for a lot of information). University of Groningen Central Medical LibrarySetting up a library iPad program: Guidelins for success- Full text article in ACRL News by Sara Thompson at Briar Cliff UniversityContinuing the converstation: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services – ALA Tech Source article by Daniel Freeman.
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.