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How To Create An App Library

How To Create An App Library | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

"Apps and books are more similar than they might seem. They each diffuse content, provide access to expertise, and allow the cataloging and consolidation of knowledge into accessible forms for learners to study. And while there are important differences—apps can be constantly refreshed new information, while a book is what it is the moment it is published—there are some lessons to be learned with how we collect and categorize books."


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Roxie Miller's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:52 AM

Perhaps this will be useful to our 'iPad'ers.

Rhonda Kay's comment, February 28, 2013 7:25 AM
It is also a good section of a Library learning commons
Jane Schmude's curator insight, June 16, 2013 8:00 PM

This looks helpful for teacher librarians and parents. 

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12 Roles Essential to the Future of Content

12 Roles Essential to the Future of Content | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
It is vital for organizations to examine their content creation strategies in light of the rapidly evolving content marketing industry. Find out what we see as 12 essential roles for the future.
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Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space

Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

I am very impressed with what this school has done, transforming some traditional classrooms into a vibrant, multi-use and future-focused learning space that incorporates a lot of the features emerging in the literature and practice around modern learning environments - open-ness, flexibility, group space, personal space, quiet space etc. The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) suggests there are seven broad types of library space:

Collection space

Public electronic workstation space

User seating space

Staff work space

Meeting space

Special use space

Non-assignable space (including mechanical space)


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There are challenges for school libraries in balancing these spaces, particularly collection space. Once the overriding priority, have we gone too far in rationalising physical collection space and thus risked devaluing what is part of a library's unique value? Of course making virtual collections visible in our space is also important.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:04 PM

add your insight...

 

Esther Casey's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:56 AM

Libraries have the potential to significantly enhance the development of life-long learners through excellent provision of expertise, resources and spaces.  There are some great NZ examples referred to in this post.

Sandra Mason's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:56 PM

A 'now' library!

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ZENHAT

App for school research which has thousands of specially selected websites that have been organised into topics.
* Easily search or browse by keyword, learning area and topic heading.
* Save time searching for information.
* Find information that will help with English, Mathematics, Science,
History and Geography.
* Share research results via email, Twitter and Facebook.
* Rely on the selected websites for authority and usefulness.
* Expect all sites to be hand picked by our specialists

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Automation Marketplace 2013: The Rush to Innovate - The Digital Shift

Automation Marketplace 2013: The Rush to Innovate - The Digital Shift | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
By Marshall Breeding and published in full in Library Journal. Seamless ebook integration, web-based interfaces for staff and patrons, and built-in social networking capabilities will soon be standard fare for many ILS products. The emergence of a new genre of library services platforms that comprehensively manage library resources across all formats, based on service-oriented architecture with web-based interfaces designed for deployment through SaaS, stands to reshape the industry over the next decade. 
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Digital diaspora in the enterprise: Arrival of the CDO and CCO

Digital diaspora in the enterprise: Arrival of the CDO and CCO | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Probably the two new roles most frequently discussed at the moment are a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and a Chief Customer Officer (CCO), both of whom would impact the CIOs and...

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For schools | Australian Red Cross - The Power Of Humanity

For schools | Australian Red Cross - The Power Of Humanity | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Australian Red Cross has developed these resources to help teachers educate students from pre-school to year 12 about important emergency preparedness and recovery information.


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E-Book Sales Up 43 Percent From Last Year

E-Book Sales Up 43 Percent From Last Year | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
E-Book Sales Up 43 Percent From Last Year (Up and up and up: E-book sales up 43 percent from last year. http://t.co/gfvlrMTTVX)
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RSS Feed Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

RSS Feed Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

"One of the reasons why I did not dwell a lot on the topic of RSS feeds on " 23 Excellent Tools for Teacher's Professional Development  " is because I was planning a separate post for it alone. So what the heck is RSS feed all about and what importance does it have for me as a teacher ?"


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Making friends...making progress

Making friends...making progress | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Just good 'ole having fun in a school library! (Making friends...making progress - Puzzles offer so much in school libraries. A necessity!
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GLAM Newsletter March 2013 Australia and New Zealand report - Outreach Wiki

GLAM Newsletter March 2013 Australia and New Zealand report - Outreach Wiki | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Wikimedia Australia is partnering with The State Library of NSW
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That's Great!: Models of Sustainability for OER

That's Great!: Models of Sustainability for OER | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

All OER have a life cycle: creation, publishing, repeated revision and reuse, senescence, death. Much effort and many resources have been expended on the creation and publishing of OER. The actual value of such resources, however, depends largely on the extent to which repeated revision and reuse can be sustained before the inevitable onset of senescence and death. The issue of sustainability is largely one of resources, and is a topic of considerable interest in the field of open education.


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Web App Reviews

Web App Reviews | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Web App Reviews is a site dedicated to reviewing the best Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Education.  As schools are moving more and more towards cloud-based services, it is important to find high quality resources for the classroom.

Each review includes a written blog post and a short video covering what the web app or extension does as well as practical ideas for use in schools.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:44 PM

Each review includes a written blog post and a short video covering what the web app or extension does as well as practical ideas for use in schools.

Nikki Bourlet's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:27 PM

I particularly liked the information on GeoGebra, Tab Scissors and the video on other extensions available with Google Chrome. All-in-all a very useful site to curate and share with others.

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ALA 2013: The Library of 2020 Will Be…

ALA 2013: The Library of 2020 Will Be… | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

James Rosenzweig [education librarian at Northeastern Illinois University], who is a former student of mine, wrote this great piece about how the library's going to be like a base camp

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Berklee Online Releases BitTorrent Bundle Of Music Lesson Videos And Ebooks

Berklee Online Releases BitTorrent Bundle Of Music Lesson Videos And Ebooks | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Berklee School of Music's online division is taking a somewhat bold move and releasing a free BitTorrent Bundle of music lesson...

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State Library of NSW and Wikipedia unite in Australia's first GLAM residency

State Library of NSW and Wikipedia unite in Australia's first GLAM residency | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

According to Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive: “There’s limited Australian content on Wikipedia compared to USA and Europe, and we want to provide more. The Wikipedian-in-residence will enable local knowledge to be more easily accessible on one of the world’s most popular websites.”

 

Over a 14-week residency Wikipedian Gillian White will equip 20 library staff with the skills to create and contribute authoritative content to Wikipedia on the significant people, places and events in NSW and Australia.

 

“Librarians are a natural fit with Wiki as they are trained professionals with a passion for sharing knowledge, and appreciate the importance of referencing credible sources within their online contributions – it’s not commonly known that Wikipedia articles and edits must be accurately referenced.”

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Serials Solutions Summon Service to index video content from Kanopy Streaming Service

Serials Solutions Summon Service to index video content from Kanopy Streaming Service | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Serials Solutions is working with Kanopy Streaming Service to make their growing collection of more than 18,000 videos discoverable via the Summon service. Kanopy partners with some of the world's most creative filmmakers and respected distributors to offer libraries videos across diverse content areas like architecture, teacher education, health and safety, culture and politics in media, health studies, and more.

 

Kanopy is the leading provider of online video to Australian University Libraries, distributing a catalogue of videos sourced from leading filmmakers around the world. Kanopy offers a Patron Driven Demand (PDD) product whereby institutions can select PDD packages, and are only charged once a video is heavily viewed.

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Samsung's Big Move Into Ebooks - Digital Book World

Samsung's Big Move Into Ebooks - Digital Book World | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Samsung is set to make a strong push into the ebook retail market through its popular line of smartphones, tablets and “phablets,” a new device category between phone and tablet. The company has quietly launched and updated Samsung Hub, a content store like Google Play that will eventually come preloaded on all Samsung devices, including phones, tablets, televisions, laptops and more. Included in the Samsung Hub is Samsung Readers Hub, the company’s ebook portal.
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Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Why doesn’t the research on school libraries resonate with educational policymakers and funding allocators?
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Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, February 2, 7:54 PM

This is a very important article.  


The author reports:  "Four decades of research indicates that well-staffed, well-stocked, and well-used school libraries are correlated with increases in student achievement. Well-staffed school libraries have qualified teacher-librarians with qualifications in librarianship, digital technologies, and inquiry-based pedagogies. Well-stocked school libraries include local holdings in multiple formats and access to digital resources through the Internet. Well-used school libraries are integrated into the intellectual and cultural life of the school and community."

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Australian Curriculum History Units

Australian Curriculum History Units | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

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History Units developed by the History Teachers' Association of Australia

Teaching History

Year 2 A significant local site

Year 4 First Fleet

Year 6 Federation

Year 7 The ancient past

Year 8 Angkor

Year 9 Industrial Revolution

Year 10 Popular culture

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English For The Australian Curriculum

English For The Australian Curriculum | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

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Jean Anning's curator insight, March 10, 2013 10:48 PM

from twitter via @Darcy1968 Thanks

12 year-level units of work, with 12 sequence in each, written by teachers and educators from a range of states, territories and educational settings.

Early years, Primary and Secondary

Kate Thompson's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:43 AM

This website has been developed by over 10,000 English teachers to provide educators with supportive resources. The development of sequences, interactive worksheets, digital resources and curriculum content including elaborations have been designed for for all the year levels based on the Australian Curriculum. It offers educators with suggestions and modifications that will successfully assist particular student that require a supportive learning environment.

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April 2013 Poster: School Libraries & Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian

April 2013 Poster: School Libraries & Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Click on the poster to download the pdf version for printing.
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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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Danielle Pritchard's comment, March 24, 3:07 AM
COMMENT :)
Vincent Prasad's comment, March 24, 10:32 AM
WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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- Curation is the new search: seven tools you may not know you can search with

- Curation is the new search: seven tools you may not know you can search with | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

 

Good basic overview of Scoop.it and other curatioon tools; also reinforces the  point that curation tools are also good search tools.


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Sreeram Goalla's curator insight, March 21, 6:01 AM

Everyone can now be a publisher !

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New Libguides from the State Library of Victoria | Bright Ideas

Librarians at the State Library of Victoria answer complex reference questions for patrons everyday, whether it be onsite, via email or on the phone. 

These Libguides are aimed as a one-stop shop for subjects like bushfires in Victoria, court cases in Australia, early Australian census records and more.

Each libguide gives background information on the topic and the Library’s holdings, key resources and related web links.

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Recently published guides include:

Children’s literatureAboriginal people and family historyWater in VictoriaMelbourne post-war photographyHistory of the State Library of Victoria
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