Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in the Deep Web is just not visible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes. Since this information makes up the vast majority of available content on the Web, we are potentially missing out on some pretty amazing resources.
"The World Digital Library is a database of more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world. Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, WDL can be searched by date, era, country, continent, topic, and type of resource. Search tools and content descriptions are available in seven languages..."
Conducting an extensive data mining for writing a scholarly academic paper does definitely require using online digital resources. Admittedly, a lot of the resources you want to cite in your paper can be found online and most of them through social media
Here's a recently revised online game to teach the use of operators when searching for information on the internet. The game lives within a controlled search field where using operators is the only way to solve the challenge. This is just one of many free online training games promoting information fluency.
Libraries of all types – school, academic, and public – play a vital role in ensuring all people have the skills and abilities to succeed in the Digital Age.
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Digital Literacy Task Force releases its recommendations to advance and sustain library engagement in digital literacy initiatives nationwide. It's a call to action on the part of the ALA, library education programs, front-line librarians, various funding bodies, and the diverse stakeholders who use and support library services.
Carey Leahy's insight:
In theory - great ideas . . the library voice as part of the conversation.
A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools.
Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students, created by the AASL Legislation Committee, is freely available for download by members of the media and general public provided no alterations are made. Additional resources are also available.
Teaching students about copyright and digital citizenship has never been as pressingly important as it is now.Undoubtedly Internet has become a major source of information for students but this pool...