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The Guide to Library Ebook Vendors | American Libraries Magazine

The Guide to Library Ebook Vendors | American Libraries Magazine | Library Resources | Scoop.it

After more than a year of development and research, the ReadersFirst Guide to Library Ebook Vendors (PDF file), which compiles information on ebook vendors and their products and then rates them on ease of use and efficiency, is available to the public. The guide is the brainchild of the Readersfirst Working Group, which organized in 2012 at BookExpo America in New York City to address public librarians' concerns about ebook systems. They represent 292 library systems and almost 200 million readers.

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Free Management Library (SM)

Free Management Library (SM) | Library Resources | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Free Management Library, a comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. With approximately 650 topics including the most important practices to start, develop, operate, evaluate and resolve problems in for-profit and nonprofit organizations
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An Overview of the RFP Process for Nonprofits, Charities, and

An Overview of the RFP Process for Nonprofits, Charities, and | Library Resources | Scoop.it
A request for proposal, or RFP, is a document that describes a project's needs and asks for proposed solutions from qualified vendors. A good RFP can help ensure you have good vendors and your project is completed as planned. This article will help you get started writing good RFPs.
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MusicBrainz - The Open Music Encyclopedia

MusicBrainz - The Open Music Encyclopedia | Library Resources | Scoop.it

Welcome to MusicBrainz! MusicBrainz is an open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public.

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From the site: "

"MusicBrainz is an open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public.

MusicBrainz aims to be:

The ultimate source of music information by allowing anyone to contribute and releasing the data under open licenses.The universal lingua franca for music by providing a reliable and unambiguous form of music identification, enabling both people and machines to have meaningful conversations about music.

Like Wikipedia, MusicBrainz is maintained by a global community of users and we want everyone — including you — to participate and contribute."

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Framework7 - Full Featured Mobile HTML Framework For Building iOS & Android Apps

Framework7 - Full Featured Mobile HTML Framework For Building iOS & Android Apps | Library Resources | Scoop.it

Framework7 Framework7 - is a free and open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS & Android native look and feel.

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Working Together Project

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Welcome to the Working Together website.

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From the site: "The focus of the Working Together Project was to take a community development approach to putting library skills and resources at the service of the community. By working with socially excluded individuals and the community organizations that support them, the Working Together Project built connections between the resources of the library and the community’s understanding of it’s needs."

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Alaska State Library – Archived Webinars for Librarians

The Alaska State Library offers many webinars to help educate and promote professional development for librarians across Alaska.

Webinars were presented using Blackboard Collaborate before August 2015. Webinars beyond that timeframe were recorded using WebEx. All archived videos have been made available for viewing on YouTube, unless otherwise noted.

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Institute of Network Cultures | Publications

Institute of Network Cultures | Publications | Library Resources | Scoop.it

INC publication series include essay collections, commissioned writings on the intersection of research, art, and activism, and theoretical works with an international scope. Experiments are done with multiple formats such as print, ePub, PDF, etc. keeping quality standards in content and design high at all times. The INC produces and distributes books in-house, which allows publishing of state-of-the-art research in a fast yet personal way. Most publications are open access and available for free for everyone interested.

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Learn Spanish for Librarians

Learn Spanish for Librarians | Library Resources | Scoop.it

Learn library-specific Spanish for FREE, to better serve your Spanish-speaking patrons.

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Connect better with your Spanish speaking patrons

Access to the course is open, so you can study even if you don’t have a Mango subscription. Course covers:

Basic greetingsGetting a library cardNavigating the reference desk
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Library Extension - See book availability from your local library while you browse Amazon.com | Library Extension for Chrome

Library Extension - See book availability from your local library while you browse Amazon.com | Library Extension for Chrome | Library Resources | Scoop.it
The #1 Browser Extension that let's you instantly see book and e-book availability from your local library on your favorite book shopping sites
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Supports Evergreen and Overdrive.  But, only works in the Chrome browser.  :` (

 

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As you browse book and e-book titles on Amazon.com, the Library Extension checks your library's online catalog and displays the availability of that title on the same page. If the book is available at your library, you'll know instantly, with a quick, convenient link reserve the title at your library!

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ViewDNS.info - Your one source for DNS related tools!

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Per http://lifehacker.com/viewdns-info-combines-tons-of-internet-troubleshooting-1580695141

"When you are trying to troubleshoot internet connection issues, knowledge is power. http://Viewdns.info consolidates 21 different tests on one handy page."

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Pen.io - Publish a Beautiful Blog Post

It takes just seconds to publish your article and share it with the world

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Very simple web pages, free, easy, and instantaneous. 

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Technology Assessment

The purpose of the website is to evaluate and recommend an ILS software package for a Public Library Setting.  We have established a series of our own unique criteria and have evaluate
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non-profit guides - grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations

non-profit guides are nationally-recognized free sample grants and grant-writing help for non-profit organizations.
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BiblioteQ

Welcome to BiblioteQ! BiblioteQ strives to be a professional cataloging and library management suite, utilizing a Qt interface and providing connectivity to PostgreSQL and SQLite.

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The Advanced Dublin Core Generator!

The Advanced Generator, with support for all valid Dublin Core qualifiers and encoding schemes.
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From the site: "Fill in the fields...and click on "Generate Code!" to convert your input into fully formed Dublin Core metadata code. Additional options for the format of the output code are available below."

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oyate - Resources

oyate - Resources | Library Resources | Scoop.it
Publisher and reviewer of books about Native Americans, particularly those aimed at schoolchildren.
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From the site: "How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children’s Books for Anti-Indian Bias by Doris Seale, Beverly Slapin and Rosemary Gonzales explains Oyate’s very basic criteria for evaluating books about native peoples, or that engage Native themes. This book has been helpful to so many authors, parents and educators over the years that we believe we have helped raise our collective expectations, which in turn has enriched the publishing industry. "

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Library Research Service

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ABOUT LRS is part of the Colorado State Library, a unit of the Colorado Department of Education.

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LRS "conduct(s) research about libraries, provide(s) statistics and analyses to library stakeholders, and work(s) with...colleagues in the Colorado library community and beyond to use data more effectively and persuasively."

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Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock'n'Roll Radio Show

#MLIS #teachers #librarians Great way to connect with students Listening on #friday @AmeetDoshi @GTlibrary http://t.co/wxoLjdnyCT
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MCLS Training Class List

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

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Upcoming Workshops and Events - most online.  A few are free, most require a fee.

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Find Training | Indiana State Library

Continuing education is a vital part of the success of any library professional. ISL strives to provide convenient and relevant continuing education workshops both in-person and online.

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Copyright Information Center

The goal of the Copyright Information Center is to provide Cornell faculty, staff, and students with Cornell-specific and general information about copyright. The Website serves as an information clearinghouse and contains Cornell policies, general information, reference materials, and information on the University's copyright awareness and education programs. You can also find information about the copyright clearance and consultancy services to assist you with your copyright-related questions.

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Per the site:

ResourcesCHECKLISTS AND OTHER DECISION TOOLSCornell Copyright Decision Tree (pdf)Fair Use Checklist (pdf)Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
Peter Hirtle, Cornell University Library
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English as a Second Language Podcast


ESLPod.com is run by a team of experienced English as a Second Language professors with over 30 years of high school, adult, and university ESL teaching experience. Dr. Lucy Tse writes scripts and story ideas for the podcasts, and records many of the dialogs and stories. The host for the podcast is Dr. Jeff McQuillan, who helps read the scripts and provides explanations for them.

 

 

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Free downloadable ESL podcasts, plus learning guides.

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