OECD research on resources in schools: Not only are some countries better than others in allocating their educational resources more equitably across schools, but students in these countries generally perform better in mathematics.
ALIA has released the Elending Landscape Report 2014 which identifies worldwide public library initiatives to secure ebooks for borrowers. The report—prepared by Brussels-based Civic Agenda—is intended to help identify practical elending solutions for Australian public libraries.
Australian public libraries continue to experience great difficulty in obtaining ebooks for elending and finding a platform that will meet the desired criteria: * A secure, trusted repository that contains ebooks from the big publishers, as well as from authors direct, and from local publishers * Content procured at a fair price * Providing access to local history content * Library branded * Providing content that can be accessed from all sorts of devices * With a clever discovery layer * The options of loan or buy
Baker & Taylor (B&T) and its collection management subsidiary collectionHQ announced the launch of ESP (Evidence-based Selection Planning), an optional feature for collectionHQ that aims to predict system-wide and branch-level demand for books,...
“Get informed answers to your questions and concerns about integrating the materials in your library’s collectionLibrary collections have always included materials in many formatshandling a mix of material types is an accepted part of library work.”
“ Library as Future Joe Murphy @libraryfuture Australia 2014”
Via Mary Kajewski
Joe Murphy's keynote about asking the right questions. While not specifically addressing the future of library collections, it is helpful to take the key points and consider their implication for collections.
No longer studying? No problem. The Free online resources for teachers guide can help you get started. It is intended as a resource to beginning and practicing teachers, and to showcase the many freely available teacher resources on the web.
WEST AUSTRALIA: We would like to share our Term Planners document. You can use this document to track WHAT content descriptions you have taught each term. This is a tracking document only - not a planning tool for HOW you will teach the content.
The Term Planners are in the mode view of Reading/Viewing, Writing and Speaking & Listening. They pdf contains Term Planners for Foundation to Year 7.