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