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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
Find the visual content you need with our complete list of free image sources, offering high-quality images for your blog posts and social media updates.

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List of searchable image databases

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So many good images all listed in one place!

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 OLAC | Cataloging Resources

 OLAC | Cataloging Resources | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
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Cataloging resources - List of publications and training materials
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Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER (EdSurge News)

Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER (EdSurge News) | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it

It’s been a good year for open educational resources (OER). Nearly 40 community colleges throughout the U.S. made commitments this year to establish entire degree programs based solely on OER. Governor Jerry Brown set aside $5 million for OER degree programs in California community colleges. And

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A great article and example on harnessing the opportunities of OERs.
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SocArXiv, a New Open Social Science Archive Announces Development Plans

SocArXiv announces a partnership with the Center for Open Science to develop a free, open access, open source archive for social science research. The initiative responds to growing recognition of the need for faster, open sharing of research on a truly open access platform for the social sciences. Papers on SocArXiv will be permanently available and free to the public.
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Introducing FOLIO 

Introducing FOLIO  | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it

BOSTON, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing FOLIO - A new collaboration bringing libraries, service providers and developers together to speed innovation and redefine the future of library automation

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To access recorded forums discussing FOLIO see http://www.openlibraryenvironment.org/?cat=10
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Free Technology for Teachers: Evernote Shrinks Free Plan - Here's What I'm Using Now

Free Technology for Teachers: Evernote Shrinks Free Plan - Here's What I'm Using Now | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
"Google Keep can be used on any device on which I sign into my Google Account. As you can see in the video embedded below, you can add labels to your Google Keep notes. Those labels can also be applied to bookmarks. All Google Keep notes and bookmarks can be shared with others."
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Google Keep. https://keep.google.com
This is a really nice google product - it's like online sticky notes. Available as a chrome extension and as a mobile app.​ With the app you can even create a voice memo. ​Use to create notes, lists, and save bookmarks with the extension ​feature. Add labels​ so you can organize groups of notes​ ​(I also ​color​ code​ each note according to its label), and ​enable ​reminders ​for any note, ​too. Ability to share ​notes ​and ​to ​add to google docs. Best thing it's connected to your google account so always easily accessed.
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Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios

Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it

Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios https://t.co/DZL9nduUXd 


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It not only includes rubrics for all sorts of topics and subjects, but provides links to many different resources to create your own rubrics..

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6 Free Productivity Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

6 Free Productivity Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard Of | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
By Veronica Johnson The technology industry is careening forward with advancements, and we’re all taking advantage of the over-abundance of apps to streamline certain tasks.

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New EBSCO App: Academic Search Authority

New EBSCO App: Academic Search Authority | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it

"One of our newest apps, Academic Search Authority, suggests Thesaurus or Subject Terms which are derived from article subject headings that are found in Academic Search thesaurus authority file. Most often, the thesaurus terms are created and applied by professional lexicographers and subject specialists to fit the scope of the database.

Users can access these suggestions in the results list page without having to go to the subject/thesaurus browse. Clicking on a suggested term will refresh the result list to return precise results."

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Talking to your researchers about the h-index

This article explains how the h-index is calculated, why it will vary depending on the data source, accounting for discipline and career stage, how to improve the h-index and alternatives to the h-index.
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Transfer code of practice | NISO

"The goals of the Transfer Code of Practice (‘Code’) are to promote a set of standards that apply whenever a journal is transferred from one publisher or publishing platform to another, and to encourage the industry to embrace these standards as a baseline level of quality and performance. Th e Code is concerned primarily with online content and not with print – except where the Code calls for print subscription lists to be made available."
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The transfer alerting service is a great resource to keep track of publisher transfers: http://etas.jusp.mimas.ac.uk
Sign up for email notifications via the listserv; use the RSS feed; or search the web database.

For presentations and publications: http://www.niso.org/workrooms/transfer/papers_pres/
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A practical guide to the 2016 Georgia State eReserves Copyright Case for Librarians

A practical guide to the 2016 Georgia State eReserves Copyright Case for Librarians | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it

"The academic library world has been watching the Georgia State (GSU) eReserves copyright lawsuit with interest for half of my career, and now there’s a new ruling in the case. "

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The MLA Style Center

"The MLA Style Center, published by the Modern Language Association, is the only authorized Web site about MLA style. This free, evolving resource is designed as a companion to the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook."
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Great free resource that is a supplement to MLA Handbook. Lots of information with great examples and nice interface.
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99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use

99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
The internet is a big place, but we've found the best of it.
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METRO new newsletter provider

METRO new newsletter provider | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
As we re-envision the way METRO interfaces with the world, we have also opted to move to a new newsletter provider. We hope you will sign up via the form below to keep in touch with us. Among other features, we will share the story of our transformation this fall.
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Sign up with METRO's new newsletter provider.
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New Literacies Alliance - Research Guides at Kansas State University

New Literacies Alliance - Research Guides at Kansas State University | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
Our purpose is to address the new literacies required for academic success and lifelong learning in a cutting edge online learning platform that allows students to master skills at their own pace.
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Click on 'Finished Lessons' for learning modules
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FOLIO - The Future of Libraries is Open

The library community is joining in partnership to innovate, develop a new open source library services platform and transform library technology.
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EBSCO Supports New Open Source Project | American Libraries Magazine

EBSCO Supports New Open Source Project | American Libraries Magazine | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
EBSCO has contributed funding to a new open source library services platform aimed at academic libraries, with early versions expected to be ready by 2018.
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ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources

"ROAD covers different types of online scholarly resources:
-journals 
-conferences proceedings 
-academic repositories 
-monographic series 
-scholarly blogs (since the end of 2014) 

The geographic, disciplinary and linguistic coverages of ROAD aim to be comprehensive. 

The following criteria have been established for selecting the resources: 
- open access to the whole content of the resource (free registration is accepted) 
-no moving wall 
-the resource comprises mainly research papers 
-the audience is mostly researchers and scholars."
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Journals in ROAD covered by Scopus.
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A Simple Rubric for Determining Website Credibility

A Simple Rubric for Determining Website Credibility | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
This rubric inspired by a presentation on EasyBib takes you through a short but effective checklist for determining website credibility.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, massimo facchinetti
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Professional Tools | Public Library Association (PLA)

PLA Professional Tools provides access to a variety of resources for librarians and their patrons. Topics include administration, management, technical services, community engagement, digital literacy, technology, advocacy, and more. The toolkit aims to support library professionals with access to current information resources and best practice guidelines.
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U.S. Copyright Office Publishes “Draft Revision of the Library and Archives Exceptions in U.S. Copyright Law” (Section 108) | LJ INFOdocket

The draft will be formally published in the Federal Register tomorrow. A preview version was posted today. From the Draft: The United States Copyright Office is inviting interested parties to discuss potential revisions relating to the library and archives exceptions in the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.
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Best of Breed 2015 - Top 100 tools for learning

Best of Breed 2015 - Top 100 tools for learning | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 classified in 30 categories under 4 main headings

A – Instructional tools
B – Content tools
C – Social tools
D – Personal tools
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Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative

Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it

"Since 2013, the Empire State Library Network has collaborated with archival professionals from around the state of New York to build a platform that can serve as an index and repository for finding aids created by holding institutions from around the state. In particular, it has sought to test the viability of the EADitor as both a platform for the index as well as a tool which contributors could use to create well-formed, DACS-compliant, encoded finding aids without prior EAD experience. The project is also developing a set of training materials to introduce the tool to potential users."

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JournalTOCs

"Biggest collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs) from over 24,000 journals, including 7,000 selected Open Access journals. ...

JournalTOCs is a Current Awareness Service (CAS) where you can discover the newest papers coming directly from the publishers as soon as they have been published online. JournalTOCs is for researchers, librarians, students and anyone who's looking for the latest or most current papers published in the scholarly literature with international coverage. 

JournalTOCs is a free service for individual users. 

JournalTOCs *Premium* is a customised version for institutions, available at very economic licence rates. It is a current awareness alert system built with the customers in mind because their feedback is what steers its continuous development."

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Librarian Resources and Information | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom
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