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Updates and resources on policy development, resourcing the curriculum, collection evaluation and innovation in collections.
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TES Australia Information Centre for the Australian Curriculum - Resources - TES Australia

TES Australia Information Centre for the Australian Curriculum - Resources - TES Australia | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
The TES Australia Information Centre for the Australian Curriculum provides a browse to find aligned curricula and lesson plans, the latest news on the national curriculum and relevant links. In addition, you can access expert advice and opinions in our Australian Curriculum Forum, where you can ask or answer questions.
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Trisha Collins's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:29 PM

Thousands of technology teaching ideas using interactive white board and many other tools.

 

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Mandela Day - Libraries in Containers

Mandela Day - Libraries in Containers | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

The Mandela Day container library project, an innovative response to the shortage of libaries at South African schools, will celebrate Nelson Mandela month with the handover of its 28th library - a custom-adapted 12-metre shipping container.

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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation

The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I did a free NTEN Webinar called "The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload" based on my feature article in the...


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Kim Flintoff's comment, July 14, 2013 9:56 PM
"Information overload" - libraries and bookshops have always contained overwhelming quantiities of data, just as a phonebook used to - but most people never felt compelled to engage with all of it... has that changed?
Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:35 AM

Ótima apresentação sobre curadoria de conteúdos digitais.

cutesqualid's comment, August 12, 2013 4:44 AM
nice
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eBooks: Delve into Digital — Library Connections

eBooks: Delve into Digital — Library Connections | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Sue Fitzgerald outlines components that helped introduce eBooks into her school's library program.
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Reinforces the importance of marketing an e-book collection.
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Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use

Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

The most common and fundamental questions that come up whenever I talk about content curation (especially in the context of content marketing) is how “How can you use other people’s content?  How does that work with copyright, fair use and more generally ethics?”  This is a topic that I have covered before in two earlier blog posts, but since it’s central to curation, it is worth revisiting once again.


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Nwoha Chidinma M's comment, March 27, 2013 7:17 AM
Pls I would love to know more about content curation. pls help us out at www.portal.unn.edu.ng
Nwoha Chidinma M's comment, March 27, 2013 7:19 AM
i would really love to know more about this since its a vital topic in the information department in UNN. our website is www.unn.edu.ng. thanks
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Gartner Introduces the Digital Marketing Transit Map to Present a ... - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

Gartner Introduces the Digital Marketing Transit Map to Present a ... - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Gartner Introduces the Digital Marketing Transit Map to Present a ...
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11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Every situation is different. There is no single 'right way' to implement a BYOT program, so we’ve included 11 widely varying policy styles below, with each authoring school or district named inline.

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Altmetrics and open access: a measure of public interest

Altmetrics and open access: a measure of public interest | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Researchers, research managers and publishers are increasingly required to factor into their policies and practices the conditions by which publicly funded research must be made publicly available.

 

Altmetrics (alternative metrics, or article level metrics) measure the number of times a research output gets cited, tweeted about, liked, shared, bookmarked, viewed, downloaded, mentioned, favourited, reviewed, or discussed. It harvests these numbers from a wide variety of open source web services that count such instances, including open access journal platforms, scholarly citation databases, web-based research sharing services, and social media.

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An important concept to consider for publishers, academics and library staff.

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South Australian History Resources

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Designed to provide access to resources for teaching history according to the Australian Curriculum. Covering all years to Year 7, it is intended mainly for primary school teachers in South Australia. The colonial focus is on South Australia's history, although material included at all levels covers other States as well. The local history focus begins with the Barossa, Two Wells and Adelaide Plains areas of South Australia.

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Angela Heuzenroeder is building an impressive range of resources linked to Australian History Curriculum. The blog is a front end leading to a wikispaces site.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:52 AM

I love finding resources for primary schools.

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Language Arts, Journalism and the Arts lesson plans

Language Arts, Journalism and the Arts lesson plans | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Lesson plans on literature, reading, writing, journalism and the arts from The new York Times Learning Network.
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Features text studies on The Great Gatsby and 1984. Issues lessons including: Gender: No Pride in Prejudice: Looking Beyond the Gender Labels to Experience Literature Fiction or non fiction: Informational texts
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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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NASA e-Book Features

NASA e-Book Features | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency.
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Science, Aeronautics and technology e-books free to download in multiple formats

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Comparing eBooks and book apps

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"As a children’s picture book publisher or author, it can be a challenging decision whether to turn your book into a Book App or an eBook. We offer you the following infographic as a starting point towards making an informed decision."


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The Picture Book Lab's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:47 PM

If you're struggling with trying to decide what format to convert your picture book into, this extremely useful infographic will help you make a more informed decision. It clearly lays out the benefits, drawbacks and possibilities of creating apps and eBooks.

Alireza Karimdadian's curator insight, July 12, 2013 12:35 PM

It is a wonderful illustration of the trend and at least we can see what is going on in the publishing industry.

Dawn Matheson's comment, July 14, 2013 7:48 PM
What a great way of illustrating the thought process, pros & cons!
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NFC-Tagged Library Helps Readers Find The Right Books

NFC-Tagged Library Helps Readers Find The Right Books | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
A Japanese library has collaborated with Fujitsu to make it easier for people to get information about books.
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Libraries: Intellectual freedom and access to information

Libraries: Intellectual freedom and access to information | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Our Content Development Policy guides the selection and management of resources collected and created by the Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi. One of the core values expresse...
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British Library (britishlibrary) on Pinterest

British Library (britishlibrary) on Pinterest | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Follow us to discover the visual side of the British Library. British Library is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Escape your search engine Filter Bubble!

Escape your search engine Filter Bubble! | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Escape your search engine.

When you search the internet, different results are shown to different people. Results are tailored to who you are....

You are living in a filter bubble

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DuckDuckGo illustrated guide is useful for class and staffroom discussion. Run some of the tests with your students and compare results - from home and from school, and from different search engines.

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SLANZA Collected issue #9 Reading

The magazine of the School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Literary texts | Asia Education Foundation

Literary texts | Asia Education Foundation | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Inclusion of Asia-related texts into the study of English will assist teachers to realise the cross curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia in the study of English and to make an important contribution to student knowledge, skills and understanding of our region through the Australian Curriculum.

The texts are presented in lists that relate to the content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum for English at each year or stage and offer a choice from a range of age appropriate texts. Each list from Foundation to year 2 can be sorted by author, title or setting and in addition by text type for years 3–10. Each text is accompanied by notes to assist teachers in text selection


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:10 AM

Fantastic collection of literature to support Asia Literacy...well done and thanks AEF!

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Month 10: library opening

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The library is finally open at my school. I'm almost done training my grade 5-7 library monitors who now know where to put back the books, how to help learners pick out appropriate books for their ...
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Liz Warden writing about her project: Rural black schools in rural South Africa have limited access to resources like library books – only 7.5 percent of schools in South Africa own library books. Project Amandla will receive a container of 22,000 English books from the US non-profit, Books for Africa.

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8 things we know about web scale discovery services

8 things we know about web scale discovery services | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Web scale discovery systems as a class of product has existed for over 4 years, and there has been rapid adoption by academic libraries around the world.

What do we really know about web scale discovery services in 2013 that we didn't know in 2009  and what are some issues where the jury is still out?

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These conclusions from Aaron Tay go way beyond the hype and defensive rhetoric so often surrounding this topic, and look at why different users may require different search services.

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Talking about content curation | Bright Ideas

Talking about content curation | Bright Ideas | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Content or digital curation is not simply collecting links.

it’s not really a creating process as such but rather a process of sorting, arranging and then further publishing about information that already exists in the online or digital worldit is a process of first finding digital content that might be useful then sorting the results into the best and most relevant links, value adding with annotations and then sharing them in meaningful (organized) ways.
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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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