"Internet Detective will help you find good information online, offer tips on evaluating that information and give advice on referencing and avoiding plagiarism.
You can access the tutorial here: http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/"
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Ghana Politics - Latest news, Sport, Showbiz, Science, Education, Business, Entertainment and Health Stories around the world (Thanks, Web User: You're a Part-Time Internet Archivist #cnn http://t.co/7c95XryF...)
The Google Books project has vastly improved the quality of digitized text, thanks in part to those curvy, sometimes colorful words on the web that are filled out 200 million times a day, explained Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Luis von Ahn, the inventor of the reCAPTCHA system.
AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning (What a treasure trove!
"The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."
"Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities” – both physical and virtual. Includes video and slides.
He looked at five questions that libraries face as they consider their role in communities:
1) What is the future of knowledge?
2) What is the future of reference expertise?
3) What is the future of public technology?
4) What is the future of learning spaces?
5) What is the future of community anchor institutions?
You can watch a video of his talk above or on UStream."
A keynote panel looked at the Internet in 2020 and predicted important trends (Internet Librarian 2011 Keynote -Future Internet 2020: http://t.co/KtVyWaGu...)...
"The panel looked at the internet in 2020 and held a “TrendWatch Smackdown”. James Werle began with a look beyond Web 2.0, noting that the changes of the last few years are just a blink of the eye in the history of librarianship. In 1996, only 28% of public libraries offered Internet access, and the average web usage by Americans was 1/2 hour a month! Global Internet traffic is predicted to quadruple by 2015, and the IT revolution will continue to produce untold innovation. Internet traffic is forecast to quadruple by 2015, with more devices, more people conneccted, better connectivity, and more video. Video will be the fastest application driving traffic in the next 5 years. All applications will require high performance broadband. Many libraries are falling behind the bandwidth curve; over half of US libraries report that they do not have enough workstations to meet demand at certain times during a busy day. Access to high performance broadband networks is essential for libraries to evolve in the future."
Internet Librarian 2011: Tips on Redesigning Library Sites: Michael Epstein, Virginia Franklyn, Amanda Foust, Anna Jonsson, and Julie Magnus Michael (RT @LibraryFeed: Internet Librarian 2011: Tips on Redesigning Library Sites
Sarah Houghton - librarianinblack.net
"#1 – where to put your websites.
WordPress. Blogger. Drupal – not really where your website goes… Squarespace – not free, but cheap.
#2 – images.
Gimp. Image editing program.
RT @librarianbyday: Digital Literacy & Public Libraries http://t.co/m2lchMwt..."
"With 99% of public libraries offering public Internet access, public libraries provide a vital community link to the Internet, technology, and information. Public libraries are essential providers of employment, educational services and resources, and e-government.
• 93.5% of public libraries report offering classes on general Internet use
"Libraries have thrived, despite technological developments Vancouver Sun
Libraries are essential today, as they have been for years.
Libraries are that important. It is true that the ready availability of high-speed Internet access brings more information to more people, more quickly than ever before. But that is only half the story. Not everyone is far along the information highway. Libraries provide Internet access to families who do not have it at home. They have information not available on the Internet, or tough to find there, or available to individuals only for a fee.
Trained librarians are ready to help people learn what they can from the Internet and from traditional printed sources.
This is not the first time libraries have heard that their time has past. When radio became available, in the 1920s, the theory was that libraries would no longer be needed. When television went on air in the 1950s and 1960s, we heard libraries were done.
"On March 14, 2007, Jim Duncan and Sharon Morris of the Colorado State Library presented a workshop at the CLiC spring workshops on the subject of keeping up with technology. The following resources were used in the workshop and available for library staff development and general use.
General Libraries Resources
Non-Library Technology Resources
Library and Technology Podcasts
Library Organizations and Online Publications
Online Courses and Webinars"
During the two day ebook track in at Internet Librarian there were a lot of references to articles, reports and books, by myself, and others so I thought I would put together a link round up. Content by Cory Docotrow Seriously read this.
Information and Collaboration:
5 Conference Tracks
Mix and match seminar tracks each day so that you can customise the programme to suit your priorities and interests. Choose from:
1. Going mobile: Information and knowledge on the move
Paul Golding, CEO, Wireless Wanders
Steve Wing, Head of Mobile, Guardian News & Media
2. Social Media: Exploiting knowledge in networks
Jacob Morgan, Principal and Co-Founder, Chess Media GroupJemima Gibbons, Social Media Strategist, AAB Engage
3. Building a framework for the future of the information profession
Phil Bradley, Internet ConsultantDavid Ball, Head of Academic Development Services
4. New frontiers in information management
Richard Boulderstone, Director of e-strategy and Information Systems, The British Library
5. Search and Information Discovery
Susanne Koch, Editor and Owner, Pandia.com
The Online Information conference 2011 promises a huge range of expertise
Internet Librarian 2011: Best Betas for Learning & Navigating Gary Price Gary’s entire presentation is available at: http://j.mp/bestbetas Snap (Internet Librarian 2011: Best Betas for Learning & Navigating...)
"Gary’s entire presentation is available at: http://j.mp/bestbetas
Snap Bird (http://snap.org): a Twitter archive tool. Search for someone’s specific timeline, keywords, favorites, search all the people you follow and their Tweets, Tweets mentioning you, DMs sent and received, etc. Gary’s found Tweets back into April for some of the searches he’s ran.
Microsoft Academic (http://academic.research.microsoft.com/): 36 million publications from 18 million authors. You can search by author, organization, DOI, conference title, publication title, etc. Brand new from Microsoft…
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine from Europe) (http://www.base-search.net/): 31 million documents from over 250,000 content providers, for academic scholarly research.
Quixley (http://quixley/): App discovery for all the different platforms. Search for keywords and see what’s on which platform (Sarah’s note: This would be a good tool in helping people pick what device/platform to purchase based on which apps they care most about).
Primadesk (http://primadesk.com/): Aggregates all of your cloud services like Box.net, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Docs, Facebook, etc.
"Information Today, Inc. returns to Monterey once again in 2011 to present the 15th annual Internet Librarian – the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators,Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and developers, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more. The Call for Speakers for Internet Librarian 2010 is now open. If you would like to participate as a speaker or workshop leader, please CLICK HERE to learn more, and to submit a proposal (deadline: March 27, 2010).
-->Whether you are managing information for a business, law firm, university, school or public library, keeping up with new tools and techniques is always a challenge. Internet Librarian 2011 definitely meets that challenge.
Internet@Schools, a two-day-long track especially for library media and technology specialists who are using the Internet and technology in K-12 schools, wil once again this year be a part of Internet Librarian 2011."