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Amazon Threatens To Drop Short Ebooks

Amazon Threatens To Drop Short Ebooks | Information Science | Scoop.it
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is reportedly planning to remove Kindle books that have fewer than 2,500 words.
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How Libraries Can Save Lives | ProLiteracy

How Libraries Can Save Lives | ProLiteracy | Information Science | Scoop.it
<div><a href="https://www.proliteracy.org/LinkClick.aspx?link=%2fResources%2fBlog%2fArticle%2f300%2fHow-Libraries-Can-Save-Lives&amp;tabid=143&amp;portalid=0&amp;mid=520"; target="_self"><img alt="" src="https://www.proliteracy.org/Portals/0/How%20Libraries%20Can%20Save%20Lives%2012-20.png?ver=2017-12-20-115314-847&quot; /></a><br />
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Libraries serve as vital community hubs and play significant roles in community-based efforts such as health literacy &ndash; a sizable proportion of Americans visit the library for health guidance. Unfortunately, many librarians and administrators are unfamiliar with the health resources available to serve patrons. Find out how libraries can become great and helpful sources of information for low-literate learners seeking healthcare information.
</div>, Read articles about adult literacy and adult education. Blog posts include adult literacy facts, stories from the field, tutor tips, and more.
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OER Commons

OER Commons | Information Science | Scoop.it
OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.

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 OER Commons & More great resources from @KBarkman & the @AASL list #ASTE18

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New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It | Common Sense Media

New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It | Common Sense Media | Information Science | Scoop.it
As soon as kids start talking, it's great to get them to tell stories. For younger kids, encourage them to narrate their activities as they build, climb, and pretend by asking questions such as, "What are you building? Who will use it? Tell me about your adventure!" There are also apps that let kids record their stories as they play. With older kids, some will naturally put pencil to paper, but others take a bit more prodding. For those kids, digital book creation can make their writing process feel more grown-up and tangible. Having a real audience also shows kids that their writing can matter, so tweens and teens can use sites and apps where they can share creations, and they can even riff off their obsessions in the form of fan fiction. Finally, if your tween or teen has strong opinions about issues or interesting people in their lives, they can use tools to document and share those stories, too.

 

Lots of great tools in this article. -JL


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Google: O Chrome θα χαρακτηρίζει ως μη ασφαλή τα sites χωρίς ΗΤΤPS κρυπτογράφηση

Google: O Chrome θα χαρακτηρίζει ως μη ασφαλή τα sites χωρίς ΗΤΤPS κρυπτογράφηση | Information Science | Scoop.it
Από τον Ιούλιο η Google θα γίνει πιο απαιτητική σε θέματα ασφαλείας και ανακοινώνει ότι από τον Ιούλιο όλες οι ιστοσελίδες χωρίς κρυπτογραφημένη σύνδεση HTTPS θα χαρακτηρίζονται ως «μη ασφαλείς» για τον χρήστη.
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Η Google εκσυγχρονίζει το email: Τι φέρνει η τεχνολογία ΑΜΡ

Η Google εκσυγχρονίζει το email: Τι φέρνει η τεχνολογία ΑΜΡ | Information Science | Scoop.it
Σημαντική ανανέωση συνιστά για τοGmailτηςGoogleκαι τον χώρο τουemailγενικότεραη αξιοποίηση της τεχνολογίαςAMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)για τους σκοπούς του ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου,την οποία ανακοίνωσε η εταιρεία την Τρίτη.
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School Librarians Network – our lifeline!

School Librarians Network – our lifeline! | Information Science | Scoop.it
Do you belong to the internet group School Librarians Network yet?  If not, I really have to ask, why not?  SLN is a lifeline for school librarians everywhere.  Many of us are solo librarians, with…
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Information Literacy Weblog: LibTeachmeet on Research Support

Information Literacy Weblog: LibTeachmeet on Research Support | Information Science | Scoop.it
There is a library teachmeet LibTeachmeet on Research Support at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, on 26 March 2018. It is free
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Information Literacy Weblog: Booking open for #Transmedia Literacy International Conference

Information Literacy Weblog: Booking open for #Transmedia Literacy International Conference | Information Science | Scoop.it
Free registration for the Transmedia Literacy International Conference , taking place in Barcelona, Catalonia, March 22-24 2018, is no
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Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers | Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers | Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers | Information Science | Scoop.it

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Designing learning and assessment in a digital age

Designing learning and assessment in a digital age | Information Science | Scoop.it
Learning occurs as the result of interaction between learners and their environment. When the learning has a planned outcome, it becomes a purposeful activity that requires the artistry and skill of a learning designer.

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61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads

61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads | Information Science | Scoop.it
Author's note: I wrote this post in mid-December 2011, and based it on current job openings. Some jobs may have already been filled and many postings have
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Why Libraries are tossing millions of books @ CSMonitor #libraries #Highered #edtech 

Why Libraries are tossing millions of books @ CSMonitor #libraries #Highered #edtech  | Information Science | Scoop.it
Struggling to keep up with the increasing digitization of academia, libraries are purging older volumes to make way for study spaces and coffee shops. The act is a radical shift from when the value of a library was measured by the scope of its books.

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Infoscienceaddict: Είμαι αναχρονιστική;

Infoscienceaddict: Είμαι αναχρονιστική; | Information Science | Scoop.it
A blog for Information Scientists and... others / Ένα blog για Επιστήμονες της Πληροφόρησης και... άλλους
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Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia. 

Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia.  | Information Science | Scoop.it
As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery.

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On the value of balance

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Information sherpas, Literacy promoters, collection curators, & protector of patrons!

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Navigating the information landscape through collaboration - SCIS

Navigating the information landscape through collaboration - SCIS | Information Science | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Head of Schools' Library Service in Guernsey, writes that information literacy is at the centre of student learning, making the role of library staff as important as ever. School libraries and school library professionals have a huge role to play in supporting teaching and...

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Thanks for sharing this Karen :)
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Google: Αφαιρεί το κουμπί «Προβολή Εικόνας» από την μηχανή αναζήτησης

Google: Αφαιρεί το κουμπί «Προβολή Εικόνας» από την μηχανή αναζήτησης | Information Science | Scoop.it
Ένα καλό νέο για τους φωτογράφους και τα φωτογραφικά πρακτορεία, αλλά ένα άσχημο νέο για τους χρήστες. 
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Η ΕΕ θωρακίζει τα προσωπικά δεδομένα - media - Το Βήμα Online

Η ΕΕ θωρακίζει τα προσωπικά δεδομένα - media - Το Βήμα Online | Information Science | Scoop.it
Μέσα στο σύγχρονο ψηφιακό περιβάλλον, καθώς όλο και περισσότερες από τις δραστηριότητές μας, συναλλαγές ή αγορές κινούνται πλέον στον κυβερνοχώρο,
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Scripta Πτερόεντα: Η Ιταλία διαθέτει δωρεάν onlne 200.000 διάσημα και κλασικά τραγούδια της

Scripta Πτερόεντα: Η Ιταλία διαθέτει δωρεάν onlne 200.000 διάσημα και κλασικά τραγούδια της | Information Science | Scoop.it
Το Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού της Ιταλίας μόλις διέθεσε online δωρεάν χιλιάδες ιταλικά τραγούδια που κυκλοφόρησαν τον τελευταίο αιώνα.   
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Information Literacy Weblog: From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens

Information Literacy Weblog: From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens | Information Science | Scoop.it
A free webinar on 21 February 2018 at 11am US Pacific time (which is 7pm UK time, 2pm US Eastern time) From Information Literate t
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Information Literacy Weblog: #ECIL2018 proposal deadline extended

Information Literacy Weblog: #ECIL2018 proposal deadline extended | Information Science | Scoop.it
The deadline for proposals for the European Conference on Information Literacy , to be held in Oulu, Finland, 24-27 September 2018, ha
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Περί βιβλιοθηκών... και αριθμών

Περί βιβλιοθηκών... και αριθμών | Information Science | Scoop.it
Η Φινλανδία έχει πληθυσμό περίπου 5.500.000 κατοίκων. Σε αυτή τη χώρα, η οποία είναι ανεξάρτητη μόλις 100 χρόνια (το 1917 ανεξαρτητοποιήθηκε), η ανάπτυξη των λαϊκών της βιβλιοθηκώ
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Πολλές φορές στις ελληνικές βιβλιοθήκες και ειδικά στις δημοτικές, διαμαρτυρόμαστε για την ελλιπή χρηματοδότηση η οποία εξαρτάται από τις προτεραιότητες που θέτει η κάθε δημοτική αρχή. Έχω πολλάκις κάνει ιδιωτικές συζητήσεις με συναδέλφους τονίζοντας τη σημασία των στατιστικών. Η εμπειρία μού έχει δείξει, όμως, ότι το γεγονός πως δεν έχουμε μάθει να ερμηνεύουμε τα στατιστικά των βιβλιοθηκών μας αντιστοιχίζοντάς τα με το οικονομικό τους αντίκρισμα, μάς κάνει να μη συνειδητοποιούμε ούτε καν οι ίδιοι τη σπουδαιότητα των υπηρεσιών μας. Και, φοβάμαι, αν εμείς οι ίδιοι δεν "πουλάμε" σωστά τη δουλειά μας, κανείς δε θα σπεύσει να την αγοράσει. Με άλλα λόγια, πρέπει να μιλήσουμε στα κέντρα λήψης αποφάσεων με οικονομικούς όρους (είναι η μόνη γλώσσα που καταλαβαίνουν), γιατί έτσι και θα ενισχύσουμε την αυτοεκτίμησή μας αλλά και θα έχουμε ένα δυνατό εργαλείο στην διεκδίκηση πραγμάτων για τις βιβλιοθήκες μας.
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A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation | Information Science | Scoop.it
A group of industry analysts argue that the future of business requires a network of experts fueled by a new type of learning technology.

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How public libraries are reinventing themselves for the 21st century

How public libraries are reinventing themselves for the 21st century | Information Science | Scoop.it
Coding workshops. 3D printers. And books. Far from extinct, today’s public library is about access to technology as much as to knowledge.
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Γιατί δεν έχουν Audio Guides τα μεγάλα ελληνικά μουσεία;

Γιατί δεν έχουν Audio Guides τα μεγάλα ελληνικά μουσεία; | Information Science | Scoop.it
Οι συσκευές πολυμεσικής ξενάγησης είναι ένα βασικό έσοδο για τα μεγάλα μουσεία του κόσμου και ένα εξαιρετικό εργαλείο για τους επισκέπτες. Μόνο που στην Ελλάδα φαίνεται να μη δίνουμε σημασία σε τέτοια πράγματα. Όχι πάντα για αθώου
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Why Libraries are tossing millions of books @ CSMonitor #libraries #Highered #edtech 

Why Libraries are tossing millions of books @ CSMonitor #libraries #Highered #edtech  | Information Science | Scoop.it
Struggling to keep up with the increasing digitization of academia, libraries are purging older volumes to make way for study spaces and coffee shops. The act is a radical shift from when the value of a library was measured by the scope of its books.

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