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Why libraries, galleries and museums are so hot right now: 100 ...

Why libraries, galleries and museums are so hot right now: 100 ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
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.
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"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"

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No Smokes: an anti-smoking tool for young Indigenous Australians / Study Guides

No Smokes: an anti-smoking tool for young Indigenous Australians / Study Guides | SCIS | Scoop.it
An overview of the No Smokes website and a guide to particular resources on the site which are suitable for educational purposes.
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'The No Smokes Study Guides are a suite of resources for teachers of upper primary to secondary students in urban, regional and remote areas'

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Young Children’s Engagement With E-Books at School

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Detailed report on research into children's access of digital information and use of devices (US)

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Here's Looking at Them: A Tearful Toast to Those We Lost in the Year That Just ... - New York Observer

Here's Looking at Them: A Tearful Toast to Those We Lost in the Year That Just ... - New York Observer | SCIS | Scoop.it
Here's Looking at Them: A Tearful Toast to Those We Lost in the Year That Just ...
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A sad but useful list of those who left us in 2013.

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Why libraries rule the world (Encore Data Products)

Why libraries rule the world (Encore Data Products) | SCIS | Scoop.it
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Lovely infographic but American of course

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Storylines: State Library of Western Australia

Storylines: State Library of Western Australia | SCIS | Scoop.it
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"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.  "

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The iCentre: Australia School Libraries “Learning Commons” Concept | Building a Culture of Collaboration

The iCentre: Australia School Libraries “Learning Commons” Concept | Building a Culture of Collaboration | SCIS | Scoop.it
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Interesting post on presentation by Lyn Hay from CSU for American colleagues

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:27 PM

iLearn Poster by Krissy Venosdale  @ venspired.com compliments this 

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New Study Uncovers Surprising Results of eBook & Printed Books Trends | LJ INFOdocket

New Study Uncovers Surprising Results of eBook & Printed Books Trends | LJ INFOdocket | SCIS | Scoop.it
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Some interesting findings here but some reinforcement here of what  we have been reporting anecdotally ...

 

"College students prefer printed textbooks to eBooks as they help students to concentrate on the subject matter at hand; electronic display devices such as tablet PCs tempt students to distraction."

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Library - Room 4 St Clair School - Blogger

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 ...
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some very good ideas on library promotion from Kate Clydesdale in New Zealand

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SCIS Asks 2013: Future of discovery systems

SCIS Asks 2013: Future of discovery systems | SCIS | Scoop.it
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.
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'SCIS needs to aid libraries missions by providing easily usable connections between

-resources

-resources and curriculum

-resources and external indexes and search platforms'

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Australia is the place of vanishing languages - ABC Message Stick

Australia is the place of vanishing languages - ABC Message Stick | SCIS | Scoop.it
Australia is the place of vanishing languages
ABC Message Stick
Recently, at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney University's Dr Michael Walsh made a significant discovery.
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How to interact with the introverted…

How to interact with the introverted… | SCIS | Scoop.it
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An infographic on how to interact with the introverted.... do we overlook them in the modern classroom?

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Get CONNECTED! during Connected Educator Month

Get CONNECTED! during Connected Educator Month | SCIS | Scoop.it
Today we have a great line-up of Library 2.013 pre-conference sessions, all free (of course!), all dedicated to "connected librarians," and all part of the spectacular Connected Educator Month.
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Architecture Category : Colorful Modern School Library Interior ...

Architecture Category : Colorful Modern School Library Interior ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
Colorful Modern School Library Interior Furniture Design in Melbourne: It certainly is not an easy thing to evoke an intention of reading for students. Most students do ...
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On Library interior design

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Google image search

Google image search | SCIS | Scoop.it
Soon our Australian school students will be back in school, and being asked by teachers to 'research', write projects, make presentations. So they'll be jumping onto Google images, a favorite haunt...
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Judy O'Connell explains how to search Google Image by usage rights

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Global connectedness

Global connectedness | SCIS | Scoop.it
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...
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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.'

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Maybe Reading Fiction Makes You a Better Person. But Why Should It Matter?

Maybe Reading Fiction Makes You a Better Person. But Why Should It Matter? | SCIS | Scoop.it
Does reading fiction make you a better, less self-absorbed person?
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On reading
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Kelly Roach's curator insight, March 12, 2014 7:49 PM

Thank you science! A recent study found that reading great literature made people more able to empathise with others.

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SCIS Asks 2013: Future of vocabularies

SCIS Asks 2013: Future of vocabularies | SCIS | Scoop.it
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.
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Our final post from SCIS Asks on the future of vocabularies

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Library Grits: The C.R.A.P. test rubric

Library Grits: The C.R.A.P. test rubric | SCIS | Scoop.it
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The C.R.A.P. test rubric from Dianne McKenzie...

"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."

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:29 PM

If it's CRAP! don't use it! 

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How Google is Changing Education

How Google is Changing Education | SCIS | Scoop.it
A look at the many ways Google is enhancing education.
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Love them or hate them you can't ignore Google and the inroads they are making into education and your school?

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Revamping your school library orientation | Bright Ideas

Revamping your school library orientation | Bright Ideas | SCIS | Scoop.it
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 ...
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and as the school year ends in the Southern Hemisphere it is time to start thinking about our orientation programmes for 2014

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Five MORE Conversations [About School Libraries] That I Don't ...

Five MORE Conversations [About School Libraries] That I Don't ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
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!
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Originally published in Collected from SLANZA

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:23 AM

Great post! What conversations would you like to stop having?  

L2_S2S's curator insight, January 6, 2014 10:01 PM

A great post that deserves to be displayed on multiple Scoopit's !

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2013 Australian school library survey

2013 Australian school library survey | SCIS | Scoop.it
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...
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2013 Australian school library survey from Softlink

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Manuela Matheson's curator insight, December 14, 2013 10:00 AM

I just learned that I can change what I scoop. That means that I can trust nothing I see on this site in terms of factual integrity. It's all just about fun and creativity, right?

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Kiwis using internet to the max - National - NZ Herald News

Kiwis using internet to the max - National - NZ Herald News | SCIS | Scoop.it
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...
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'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.'

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Interview with a Christian School Librarian | Deep Librarian

Interview with a Christian School Librarian | Deep Librarian | SCIS | Scoop.it
John Stanton, Christian school librarian from Sydney, Australia answers questions about school libraries.
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