Information technology has traditionally been associated with computers and networks, as a result of the original emergence of the power of computing. But in a wider sense technologies are about information and information networks, as...
As Judy says... 'Data, information, information technology and knowledge are intertwined in our digital world of global connectedness underpinning the shifts that are taking place in learning and education.'
Education Services Australia manages multiple vocabularies including SCIS Subject Headings List and ScOT. At the SCIS consultation SCIS Asks, Ben Chadwick, ESA Metadata analyst outlined how vocabularies assist search.
Our final post from SCIS Asks on the future of vocabularies
"CRAP stands for Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose/Point of view and if the source is not strong in any of these areas, it could well be a 'crap' source. It is not a new acronym for evaluating information, and I didn't create it, but I have adopted it and teach it in the middle years and above. The students respond to it and remember the acronym."
If yes, here are some great ideas to help revamp your next school library orientation, from teacher librarians and library technicians across Australia: Introducing the school library: Promo video: Have current students create a ...
and as the school year ends in the Southern Hemisphere it is time to start thinking about our orientation programmes for 2014
Note: this post originally appeared in Connected: a publication of the School Library Association of New Zealand. I was honored to be included and encourage you to read the rest of their great journal here!
The 2013 Australian School Library Survey, conducted by Softlink on behalf of the Australian School Library industry, examines key trends and issues impacting school libraries. Key analysis includes annual school library budgets, staffing...
2013 Australian school library survey from Softlink
New Zealanders are using the internet to near saturation levels, accessing it several times a day at work and home for everything from consumer decision-making to social networking - New Zealand Herald...
'New Zealanders are using the internet to near saturation levels, accessing it several times a day at work and home for everything from consumer decision-making to social networking, a survey has found.'
FREE, educational attractions at libraries, museums and galleries are booming in popularity as cash-strapped parents look for ways to keep kids entertained during the school holidays. Art and craft activities are a school holiday traditional.
"Escape's school holiday guide provides families with 100 activity ideas - many of them free - to make the most of the remaining summer break. Click the interactive"
"Storylines is a new system being piloted at the State Library of Western Australia to create a central access point for our digitised heritage collections relating to Aboriginal history in Western Australia.
Members of the public can view, print and engage with hundreds of photographs of Western Australian Aboriginal people and places online at http://storylines.slwa.wa.gov.au. "
Blog research into what makes a successful nz school library and how to present it to the community (you tube clips and visiting many excellent library blogs across the country and Australia); Creating an interesting school ...
some very good ideas on library promotion from Kate Clydesdale in New Zealand
This SCIS Asks 2013 presentation by Alan Manifold, Digital and Library Applications Manager at the State Library of Victoria sets the future of library discovery architecture in the context of the evolution of library systems and search.
'SCIS needs to aid libraries missions by providing easily usable connections between
-resources and curriculum
-resources and external indexes and search platforms'
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