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Innovative library services “in the wild”

Innovative library services “in the wild” | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Our new report takes a close look not only at how Americans are using public libraries, but also what sort of services and programming they think libraries should offer — and what they say they would use in the future.
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5 Ways to Become a ‘Full Stack’ Librarian (EdSurge News)

5 Ways to Become a ‘Full Stack’ Librarian (EdSurge News) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In a previous article I proposed that college and university educators and administrators should think of their academic library as an educational technology. But this change in perception can only happen if academic librarians agree and take ownership of the services and resources they provide.
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Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More

Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is one of the most famous sites on the Internet. It's informative, as well as controversial, and having a page on there is highly sought after. Let's get to know it better.
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New app means students can create essay footnotes and references in seconds

New app means students can create essay footnotes and references in seconds | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
RefME, a new online tool, is adding 35,000 users a day as students look for
essay shortcuts
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Favorite tips from Gareth Branwyn, former editorial director of Make

Favorite tips from Gareth Branwyn, former editorial director of Make | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
My old friend Gareth Branwyn is the former Editorial Director of MAKE. He was also the senior editor at bOING bOING print, a section editor at Mondo 2000, and a Wired contributing editor for 12 yea…
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Want to lead successful school improvement? Let go and pick the right battles | Connected Principals

Want to lead successful school improvement? Let go and pick the right battles | Connected Principals | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Top New York Times stories for 2015 ranked by time readers spent looking at them / Boing Boing

Top New York Times stories for 2015 ranked by time readers spent looking at them / Boing Boing | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Children who grow up with internet - AKA 'digital natives' - believe everything they read online, says Ofcom

Children who grow up with internet - AKA 'digital natives' - believe everything they read online, says Ofcom | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Eight to 15-year-olds are spending twice as much time on the internet than they were ten years ago
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Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers (Library of Congress)

Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers (Library of Congress) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.
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Study says cats would kill you if they were bigger

Study says cats would kill you if they were bigger | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
If you've ever suspected that your cat might be plotting to kill you, you might be on to something.
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Does the headline match the study?

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Bookshare | An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities

Bookshare | An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites » Public Libraries Online

What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites » Public Libraries Online | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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What is an Academic Journal?

What is an Academic Journal? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
We spend much time these days wondering when the academic journal as we know it will cease to exist. Robert Harington discusses the role of the journal in light of a fascinating new venture in the field of mathematics - the overlay journal Discrete Analysis.
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To Weed or Not to Weed? Criteria to ensure that your nonfiction collection remains up to date | Everyday Librarian

To Weed or Not to Weed? Criteria to ensure that your nonfiction collection remains up to date | Everyday Librarian | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
With a growing emphasis on nonfiction in the curriculum, it’s time to examine what’s sitting on school library shelves.
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Some great and current thoughts on weeding.

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Google's New Algorithm Will Only Show You 'What They Say Is True'

Google's New Algorithm Will Only Show You 'What They Say Is True' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Google's future search results will soon be based on 'truth,' with the ability to send content it declares as ‘untrue’ into the dustbin of obscurity.
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Global Education Series

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Journeys in Film has selected quality, age-appropriate documentaries and foreign films which offer windows into our world, to the unique traditions, societies, values and humor of…
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Advancing New Forms of Scholarship in Writing - DML Central

Advancing New Forms of Scholarship in Writing - DML Central | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it

I continue to think a great deal about how new media has grown the possibilities of our collective academic work.

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Most Americans Aren’t Middle Class Anymore | FiveThirtyEight

Most Americans Aren’t Middle Class Anymore | FiveThirtyEight | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Interesting sample for media literacy. Does the headline match the content?

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Digital Citizenship: Sign Out of Chrome

Digital Citizenship: Sign Out of Chrome | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Perhaps you’ve seen a wayward Facebook post saying how awesome the spouse is; clearly the actual account holder forgot to log out of their Facebook. Students, in particular, are using school …
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danah boyd | apophenia » New book: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era by Henry Jenkins, Mimi Ito, and me!

danah boyd | apophenia » New book: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era by Henry Jenkins, Mimi Ito, and me! | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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3 search sites that don't track you like Google does | Fox News

3 search sites that don't track you like Google does | Fox News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
When you need to get information or find something online, chances are you go to Google. But while Google is great at Web searches, it’s hardly stellar when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, scans your Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot more.
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