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The new National Library, online — National Library of New Zealand

The new National Library, online — National Library of New Zealand | SCIS | Scoop.it
The new National Library, online. Screenshot of the new homepage. On Wednesday 14 November, 2012, our new website, currently in open preview, takes over as the online home of the National Library of New Zealand.
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Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom - The Digital Shift USA article

Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom - The Digital Shift  USA article | SCIS | Scoop.it
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School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News

School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News | SCIS | 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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Early thoughts and gripes with Windows 8 – Blog – ABC Technology and Games (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Early thoughts and gripes with Windows 8 – Blog – ABC Technology and Games (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | SCIS | Scoop.it
Nick wants to like Windows 8 more than he does at the moment.
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The 20 Best Learning Management Systems | Edudemic

The 20 Best Learning Management Systems | Edudemic | SCIS | Scoop.it
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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | SCIS | Scoop.it
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Wendie's Wanderings: November is Picture Book Month

Wendie's Wanderings: November is Picture Book Month | SCIS | Scoop.it
This year, the celebration grows bigger with new partners such as The American Booksellers Association and The American Association of School Librarians. The Children's Book Council, Reading is Fundamental, and the ...
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Plagiarism: Copy-Paste Future of the Internet

Plagiarism: Copy-Paste Future of the Internet | SCIS | Scoop.it
Plagiarism: Copy-Paste Future of the Internet http://blog.plagtracker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/PT_Infographic2.png http://blog.plagtracker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/PT_Infographic2.png Stephen  ...
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How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | SCIS | Scoop.it
I'll be giving a banquet talk at the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) conference ...

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I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian

I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian | SCIS | Scoop.it
No expert is going to visit your school and tell you how to be a TL in the future. So, don't wait till the big expert comes to town with the most convenient workshop. Fierce librarians cannot wait for the annual conference.
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The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift

The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift | SCIS | Scoop.it

"Maker spaces in libraries are the latest step in the evolving debate over what public libraries’ core mission is or should be. From collecting in an era of scarce resources to curation in an era of overabundant ones, some libraries are moving to incorporate cocreation: providing the tools to help patrons produce their own works of art or information and sometimes also collecting the results to share with other members of the ­community.

 

Maker spaces promote learning through play; have the potential to demystify science, math, technology, and engineering; and encourage women and under­represented minorities to seek careers in those fields.

 

They also tie in to the growing trend of indie artists in every medium—including books—who are bypassing traditional gatekeepers, taking advantage of new tools to produce professionally polished products, and going direct to the web to seek an audience.

 

Maker spaces also acknowledge green concerns by reconnecting consumers to the labor involved in producing what they use. While 3-D printers are perhaps the signature offering of Maker spaces, libraries find that low-tech and low-cost opportunities are just as popular."


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Curation for schools

Curation tools develop a range of skills for students including information literacy. This excellent set of slides by Lisa Nash looks at the growth of curation, its value to learning and provides an introduction to a range of popular curation tools.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:20 AM

A good set of slides on curation tools.

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Voting closing soon in BILBY Awards CBCA QLD

Voting closing soon in BILBY Awards CBCA QLD | SCIS | Scoop.it

Voting closes on September 21 for the Bilby Awards - Queensland's children's choice awards. They are run by the Children's Book Council of Australia (Queensland Branch). They aim to foster participation in reading while increasing enjoyment of literature.

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New standard for Minimum Record on Libraries Australia | Libraries Australia

being introduced at the same time as the change to Resource Description and Access (RDA). The introduction of RDA occurs on 31 March 2013. From that time we will not be describing the minimum record in terms of the Anglo American Cataloging Rules 2nd edition (AACR2).

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IRCS Metadata Team's curator insight, December 9, 2015 5:03 PM

Valuable resource for Libraries Australia records.  Lyn

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Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It’s Not Just About the Books)

Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It’s Not Just About the Books) | SCIS | Scoop.it

On the day of the mass lobby of parliament for school libraries, author and commentator Jeff Norton reflects on the important role school ...

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Elania Garrett's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:30 PM

Love this concept!

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Splash Home - splash.abc.net.au

Splash Home - splash.abc.net.au | SCIS | Scoop.it
Home page is the home of splash site...

ABC Splash is a new education website for Australia, packed with 100s of videos, audio clips and games. Totally free to watch and play at home and in school.

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Creating 21st Century Learners – October 2012 (pdf)

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See on Scoop.it – Student Learning through School Libraries
This booklet is one of a series presenting research findings from the revcent Pennsylvania study on the imapct of school libraries on student learning.
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Analysis: E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf

Analysis: E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf | SCIS | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader.Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome...
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The Inky Awards 2012 Winners Announced « Read alert | State ...

The Inky Awards 2012 Winners Announced « Read alert | State ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
Gold Inky (Australian book). Shift by Em Bailey (published by Hardie Grant Egmont). There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile before she'd even arrived at our school. The first was that she had no parents – they were dead.
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Teach Twenty: School Libraries Supporting Learning

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For everything you ever needed to know about school libraries, go to this website here: http://schools.natlib.govt.nz. School-based Initiatives The day started with reports back from participants on how their in-school library ...
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Genre Displays

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By Rebecca ShielsRebecca is the Teacher Librarian at Auburn Girls High School in NSW.I love the way she has transformed these rather sombre looking posts into friendly and colourful genre displays. Thank you for sharing this lovely idea Rebecca.
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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | SCIS | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........


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Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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Create an interactive eBook for the iPad using iBook Author: THE COMPLETE GUIDE | EasyTech Site

Create an interactive eBook for the iPad using iBook Author: THE COMPLETE GUIDE | EasyTech Site | SCIS | Scoop.it

Want to create your own interactive eBook for the iPad? It's actually really simple using the iBooks Author program that Apple provides for free! Writing eBooks has so many awesome business applications and benefits.

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Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing in Softlink Australian Schools Survey

Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing in Softlink Australian Schools Survey | SCIS | Scoop.it
"Findings from Softlink’s annual Australian School Library Survey have revealed a positive link between literacy results and school library resourcing levels. The 2012 survey found schools with higher than the national average NAPLAN reading literacy scores received above average levels of library funding and staffing. 

A comparable result was identified between schools with low NAPLAN scores and low funding levels, with the relationship’s significance increasing from primary to secondary school.  These results were echoed in the 2010 and 2011 surveys."

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Boundless: Festival of Australian Children's Literature, Canberra, 3 Oct - 17 Nov 2012

Boundless: Festival of Australian Children's Literature, Canberra, 3 Oct - 17 Nov 2012 | SCIS | Scoop.it

The University of Canberra, in partnership with the Lu Rees Archives, Libraries ACT, ACT Writers Centre, the National Library of Australia and The Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch, will host Boundless: The Festival of Australian Children’s Literature. 

The Festival features mini-exhibitions of Lu Rees Archives' artwork and other treasures at the Belconnen, Civic, Dickson, Erindale, Tuggeranong and Woden public libraries. Boundless also features programs, events, and workshops with popular writers Gabrielle Lord and Andy Griffiths.

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