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16 e-textbook providers: Who’s publishing and who’s selling?

16 e-textbook providers: Who’s publishing and who’s selling? | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Education Dive compiles a who's who of publishers, marketplaces and platforms in the paper-to-digital shift.
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Changing The Guard, Libraries In The 21st Century

Changing The Guard, Libraries In The 21st Century | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Today, in Bexar County, home to San Antonio, Texas’s lovely second city, they’re getting ready to open the United States’s first fully electronic public library. Another example of collection change for consideration and research. Emphasis of the article is format of the collection with little discussion of content or community needs.
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CreativeCommons-Infographic

CreativeCommons-Infographic | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.


Via C.Rathsack, Ann Vega, Dr. Laura Sheneman, Dennis T OConnor, NikolaosKourakos, Lynnette Van Dyke, Kim Flintoff
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A key area of knowledge for all school library staff.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:34 AM

Understanding how to use the "creative commons" is about to be every Internet marketer's job. I'm lousy at attribution and that has to stop.


I don't like it when sites copy my work without attribution so only fair to hold myself to the same standard or stop being mad when someone copies my work wholesale (unlikely). Attribution is the right Thank You and kudos for someone's hard work. 

This infogrpahic helps understand the creative commons, attribution and the future of our visual heavy Internet marketing.  

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 24, 2013 8:35 AM
Big help in understanding the Creative Commons and attribution. Important!
Maria Richards's comment, June 16, 2013 6:08 PM
A must for all!
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How To Google Search By Reading Level

How To Google Search By Reading Level | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

"Using Google to look for text is simple enough, but not until recently did I realize you could use it to search by reading level. And it typical Google fashion, it’s slightly more convoluted a process than it needs to be, but is otherwise dead simple.

 

The screen shots below walk you through the process–well, the two steps. This post comes on the heels of our recent post on digital tools that can be used to evaluate text complexity."


Via John Evans
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While reading age / lexile / level should not dictate what a learner should be 'allowed' to read, nevertheless audience and reading level are particularly important selection criteria for those building school library collections. Consider reading age as one tool to assist in matching resources to users - in many cases it is secondary to user interest.

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Get to Know Goodreads

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Share this primer to the social reading site and help teachers and kids connect with great books - The Digital Shift

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A source of alerts to new resources (particularly fiction), user recommendations from people in your network and a great range of reviews. How are you using this kind of social reading service to enhance your library collection and engage your readers?

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Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services: A LITA Guide - Books / Professional Development - Books for Academic Librarians - Books for Public Librarians

Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services: A LITA Guide - Books / Professional Development - Books for Academic Librarians - Books for Public Librarians | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
New title from ALAMarketing'; 328 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-880-1 Published: 2013 The easy-to-use tools in Springshare’s LibGuides help you organize web pages, improve students’ research experience and learning, and offer an...
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Why You Can’t Bequeath Your Digital Library

Why You Can’t Bequeath Your Digital Library | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
You can’t take it with you when you die – and when it comes to digital media, you also can’t leave it behind, either. One of the many issues arising from the current licensing regimes around digital collections. Compare the issues of personal collections with those involved in digital library collections. Can you do what you want to do with the digital content your organisation is collecting- often at considerable cost?
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Digital Curation : Presentation at #educon

Digital Curation : Presentation at #educon | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

A conversation at #educon 26 Jan 2013 from Joyce Valenza ... on Digital Curation ... the How, Why, Where ... including Tools.


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A 2013 digital curation presentation from the guru on curation in school libraries.

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Who are the losers when users are choosers

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Stafford's report of the experience of a user driven selection trial at Monash University Library, and some discussion of other methods of ebook selection and acquisition: individual title selection, and purchae of publishers' collections.

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Ebook Readers: Device to Go the Way of Dinosaurs?

Ebook Readers: Device to Go the Way of Dinosaurs? | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Shipments are on a fast decline, according to an IHS iSuppli Consumer Electronics special report from information and analytics provider IHS.

Single-task devices like the ebook are being replaced without remorse in the lives of consumers by their multifunction equivalents, in this case by media tablets.

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What does mean for consumers and libraries that have already committed to dedicated ebook readers? The real cost issue lies not in the reading device but in whether the eBook content they have purchased is interoperable with other devices.

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