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The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic

The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Ariana Stone:

We are in the midst of a major shift at school libraries thanks to technology innovation. Here are a dozen of those tech tools responsible.

1. INSTANT MESSAGING

2. MOBILE DEVICES

3. WYSIWYG TUTORIAL-MAKERS FOR LIBRARIANS

4. MATERIAL CROWD-SOURCING FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

5. CUSTOM APPS

6. SCREENCASTS

7. CLOUD-BASED STORAGE

8. PORTABLE ENERGY METERS

9. ITUNESU

10. E-READERS AND E-BOOKS

11. AVAILABILITY ALERTS

12. BETTER RESOURCES FOR DISTANCE LEARNERS

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Technologies to use in school libraries! 

Also valuable to look at in academic or public libraries

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So You Want To Be A Librarian - The Digital Shift - Unglued from the 31st of Dec already - available for free download!

So You Want To Be A Librarian - The Digital Shift - Unglued from the 31st of Dec already - available for free download! | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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So you want to be a librarian, by Lauren Pressley - available for download here: https://unglue.it/work/76348/

 

The Unglue.it Campaign https://unglue.it/campaigns/ending#2

 

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Villagers record their own memories on online archive - This is Somerset

Villagers record their own memories on online archive - This is Somerset | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
This is Somerset
Villagers record their own memories on online archive
Volunteers from the Quest project and Bath Spa University's history department have been carrying out the "people's survey" encouraging people to share a special person, place, building or object for the archive."
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Great idea to enhance the content of an archive!

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Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

Librarians and Archivists to Palestine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A delegation of librarians, archivists, and other information workers to Palestine in June/July 2013 (RT @Librarians2Pal: We've launched our crowdfunding campaign.

 

How can archivists and library workers in Palestine and other parts of the world connect as individuals and within a larger context of ongoing colonization and imposed isolation? This summer, we will begin to find out. A group of 20 librarians and archivists from the US, Canada, UK, and Sweden will travel to Palestine to meet with our colleagues in library- and archive-related projects and institutions and apply our experience in the form of skillshares and other types of joint work.


Website here: http://librarians2palestine.wordpress.com/


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Crowdfunding through indiegogo for a special library project in Palestine! 

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Unglued: So You Want to Be a Librarian > by Stephen Abram

Unglued: So You Want to Be a Librarian > by Stephen Abram | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Help Unglue So You Want To Be A Librarian! from lauren pressley on Vimeo.

Why Should Librarians (and Those Who Want to be Librarians) Unglue? Unglue.it is something every librarian should be paying attention to. Part crowdsourcing, part open access, part answer to the ebook problem, it’s a solution to some of the most critical issues libraries are facing today. Ungluing a book gives it to the world, so that anyone can access the ebook without Digital Rights Management (DRM), without worrying about how many devices they’ve put it on, and without worrying about legality and compensation issues. Libraries can provide access to unglued books for free, forever, in any format — no need to worry about changing contract terms or pricing.

 

http://vimeo.com/50897138

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