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Elending Landscape Report 2014

Elending Landscape Report 2014 | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

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.

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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

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Why Use Library Databases - YouTube

Library databases will help you find scholarly sources quickly for a better paper.
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Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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Collections support learning performance.
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The State of Library eBook Lending

The State of Library eBook Lending | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

State of Victoria public libraries report 298,809 eBook downloads in 2011/12 and 497,045 downloads in 2012/13 (+66%) Users of the State Library of Western Australia downloaded 9,130 eBooks in...

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Some updated statistics and commentary

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Geography | Asia Education Foundation

Geography | Asia Education Foundation | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Access Asia-focused digital content lists created by AEF to support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum for Geography. 
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Supports my indonesian classes!

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Welcome to Book Genre Monthly

Welcome to Book Genre Monthly | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
This blog has two purposes 1. To record and promote books suitable for young adults and adolescents 2. To impose a structure on my reading so that I regularly change genres. I plan to use months as...
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Helpful resource for literature collection building from a teacher librarian in regional Victoria.

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Elending Landscape Report 2014

Elending Landscape Report 2014 | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

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.

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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

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Baker & Taylor, collectionHQ Launch ESP, a Predictive Collection Development Tool - The Digital Shift

Baker & Taylor, collectionHQ Launch ESP, a Predictive Collection Development Tool - The Digital Shift | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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,...
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Evidence-based collection development
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NSW English Syllabus

NSW English Syllabus | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Learning how to implement the new syllabus in a practical way
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A wealth of resources for Australian Curriculum English

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RESOURCING THE NSW SYLLABUS

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RESOURCING THE NSW SYLLABUS
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A reminder to search curation sites for 'NSW syllabus' to ensure you don't miss good resources relevant to Australian Curriculum from NSW perspective.

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Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections

Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
“Get informed answers to your questions and concerns about integrating the materials in your library’s collectionLibrary collections have always included materials in many formats—handling a mix of material types is an accepted part of library work.”
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VALA14 keynote: Library as future

“ Library as Future Joe Murphy @libraryfuture Australia 2014”
Via Mary Kajewski
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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.
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SLJ’s Top 10 Tech Trends for 2013

SLJ’s Top 10 Tech Trends for 2013 | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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.

Via L2_S2S
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Collection rethink. Increasingly, collection is less what you buy and more what you use and make discoverable

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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 7, 8:09 PM

What a great professional learning check list to work through.

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What can we learn from hashtags as an indexing tool for scholarly research?

What can we learn from hashtags as an indexing tool for scholarly research? | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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.
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Why The Boston Public Library Is Discarding Books

Why The Boston Public Library Is Discarding Books | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
In the past few months, library-friends-group book sales, nonprofit internet libraries — even Amazon.com — have been flush with books that were, until
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Weeding criteria apply across library sectors. What are the criteria specific to school libraries?
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Free online resources for teachers - Subject Research Guides at University of Melbourne

Free online resources for teachers - Subject Research Guides at University of Melbourne | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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.

Via Dr Peter Carey
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Lot of open access education resources in this example Libguide from University of Melbourne Library

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The Arts | Asia Education Foundation

The Arts | Asia Education Foundation | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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Access Asia-focused digital content lists created by AEF to support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum for the Arts

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Linked data at OCLC

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Linked data at OCLC
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Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps

Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

"From Tony Vincent: A rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps based on Harry Walker (2010) rubric (with some modifications by Kathy Schrock).


Relevance: The app’s focus has a strong connection to the purpose for the app and appropriate for the student


Customization: App offers complete flexibility to alter content and settings to meet student needs


Feedback: Student is provided specific feedback


Thinking Skills: App encourages the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analyzing


Engagement: Student is highly motivated to use the app


Sharing: Specific performance summary or student product is saved in app and can be exported to the teacher or for an audience

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Supporting resources English for the Australian Curriculum

Supporting resources English for the Australian Curriculum | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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Don't miss this useful set of selection tools buried in the e4ac site under Repositories and searchable databases and Educational platforms and video.

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Australian Indigenous Education - Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Australian Indigenous Education - Centre for Aboriginal Studies | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
The Centre for Aboriginal Studies aspires to contribute to positive social change for Indigenous Australians through higher education and research.
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 16, 3:22 PM

Useful web links to support inclusion of Australian Aboriginal resources in the curriculum.

 

Maria Richards's curator insight, April 3, 12:20 PM

Thanks Pru!

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The Woodlands Hub: Australian Curriculum English - Term Planners

The Woodlands Hub: Australian Curriculum English - Term Planners | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

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.


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Downloadable [pdf] Australian Curriculum - English in modes Term planners

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Digital Resources for the Science Curriculum

Finding engaging and relevant resources for the science classroom is not as easy as it would seem. This presentation explores some of the resources that are...
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Selection criteria for digital content at Slide 17 and for app selection at Slide 35. Thanks Isobel
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Evidence Based Stock Management

collectionHQ library collection performance improvement methodology.allows librarians to save time, eliminate waste and improve the performance of the collection

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A concept and methodology worth investigating for potential school library use

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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, January 6, 2:54 AM

Wow, what a good structured Collection - thanks to Robin Good - his name is program :-)

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Finding material can be a challenge, after all, there is so much out there. Robin Good shares some of his go to content discovery tools here.

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, January 29, 4:59 AM

Great resourcerces about Content Discovery collected by

@Robin Good

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Smashwords: 2014 Book Publishing Industry Predictions

Smashwords: 2014 Book Publishing Industry Predictions | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Price Drops to Impact Competitive Dynamics. Platform is king

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