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.
Swinburne Commons is the centralised service for the management and distribution of digital media content produced across Swinburne University.
The content is free to view and of interest to a wide audience including current and potential students and researchers (both local and international), alumni, industry partners and anyone with an interest in higher education.
A very useful toolkit includes advice on technical standards, copyright and accessibility requirements relevant to the creation of digital media.
"The Guardian held one of its online debates on libraries today. The discussion between several library experts (managers, campaigners, councillors) and anyone contributing online. Around 200 comments were made so it’s a little condfusing: I’ve endeavoured to summarise below, although doubtless I have missed some things which some would consider important. Main threads and arguments.
Are libraries declining due to technological change? Libraries are still needed, in some ways more than ever: internet/online access essential and libraries provide the access and skills to those without either or both. Seven million have never used the internet. Wikipedia etc don’t cover all information and are prone to deletion, accidental or otherwise and is also not entirely trustworthy anyway. Libraries provide quiet study spaces. Children need the books and everyone needs serendipity that bookshelves allow. Bookstock is declining due to budget cuts. It’s not black and white – books and e-books will co-exist. Books are still in demand with 244 million loans in England 2011/12,
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.
Flexibility and personalized education: That’s what the learners of 2014 will expect from their libraries. We must be available everywhere, nimbly respond to students’ needs, and allow kids to learn in ways that suit them.
Do you feel the Internet is an easy to navigate space for developing a strong literature base for academic research? Discusses the potential when hashtags are standardized by academic authors, journals, publishers, repositories, and educational resources.