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School Library Thrives -- With No Books

School Library Thrives -- With No Books | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
The library at Minneapolis' Benilde-St. Margaret's has no books, but the space at the Catholic preparatory school is proving to be more useful than ever -- digitally.
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Not sure I'm entirely comfortable about this concept yet. What are your thoughts?

 

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Sue Ward's comment, January 11, 2013 10:25 PM
I agree. See my Scoopit on Creating a Community of Readers.
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DERN

DERN | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
Research Reviews: Evaluating information online
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Yet another study supporting the role of the TL, if we needed one

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Teenagers, libraries, digital media, and learning | Reading, Writing, Research

Teenagers, libraries, digital media, and learning | Reading, Writing, Research | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
Libraries are beginning to design special spaces where teens paired with mentors use various digital media for learning and creativity.
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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
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Cybercriminals use fake Apple iTunes invoices and IRS warnings to infect Windows users with malware

Cybercriminals use fake Apple iTunes invoices and IRS warnings to infect Windows users with malware | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals are using an old trick to encourage Apple iTunes users into downloading malware onto their Windows machines. Their ultimate goal is to steal money from your bank account, ...
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The Mystery of the Missing E-Books

The Mystery of the Missing E-Books | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
Has anyone seen a "used" e-book? No. Not a one. Because they don't exist. Every e-book purchased is a new e-book. The reason for that is that book publishers have come to control the market for e-books in a way that other industries envy.
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Are dedicated e-book readers on the run?

Are dedicated e-book readers on the run? | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
SOME folk in the information technology industry are suggesting the dedicated e-reader is on the ropes.
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The Security Implications of Teaching Librarians to Program

The Security Implications of Teaching Librarians to Program | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it

Should librarians be learning to how to develop software?

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School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News

School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media...
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Libraries Make Room For 'Hackerspaces' : NPR

As information becomes more and more digital, public libraries are striving to redefine their roles. A small number are working to create "hackerspaces," where do-it-yourselfers share sophisticated tools as well as expertise

 

Library director Jeff Krull: "We see the library as not being in the book business, but being in the learning business and the exploration business and the expand-your-mind business," .

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Teacher librarians crucial in info age

Teacher librarians crucial in info age | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians can evaluate online information and, more importantly, they know how teach others to do it for themselves.
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Website lists all the free ebooks available on Amazon

Website lists all the free ebooks available on Amazon | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it

"If you’re a digital book fanatic, you probably know that Amazon offers a ton of free books, but it’s hard to get a good overview of them. Well, not anymore! Organized by category, and with options to search, order by average ranking, or filter by language, FreebookSifter makes it easy to peruse all the free books available for your Kindle or eReader."

http://boingboing.net/2013/01/08/website-lists-all-the-free-ebo.html

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Google Search 'Mad Men'-Style Using Punch Cards

Google Search 'Mad Men'-Style Using Punch Cards | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
A new website called "Google60" puts an old-school spin on Google Search.
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For those of us who worked on computers back in the days of punch cards here is a real trip down memory lane...!

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Preparing our students for Web 3.0 learning

Tomorrow's novelty is today's norm.Are you prepared to lead learning with...
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Thinking and Learning: "Book Creator" for the iPad

Thinking and Learning: "Book Creator" for the iPad | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
"Book Creator" for the iPad. keywords: --> Book Creator, eBook Creation, ebooks, iPad. Billed as "The simple way to create beautiful books on your iPad", this simple to use app offers kids a great outlet for their creative talents.

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A Lego library with its own librarian.....how cool!

A Lego library with its own librarian.....how cool! | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
Join Facebook to connect with Australian Teacher Librarian Network and others you may know.
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it

If you must use Google to research at least check out their 15 lesson plans to help you do it more effectively

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Symantec: Cybercriminals make £3m from ransomware | IT PRO

Symantec: Cybercriminals make £3m from ransomware | IT PRO | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
Research finds that criminal gangs are increasingly using malware to blackmail users.
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The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift

The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it

Meet the latest tech superheroes: school librarians. According to School Library Journal’s 2012 School Technology Survey, media specialists are leading the charge to bring new media, mobile devices, social apps, and web-based technologies into our nation’s classrooms.

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10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves

10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
If there's one dream that unites all bookish folks (aside from, you know, universal literacy) it's the dream of having a secret passageway hidden behind a...
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School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come — A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come — A book by Kristin Fontichiaro | Libraries and technology for the future | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.

 

Available as a free ebook from Smashwords

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