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Digital Content Frustration

presentation at Internet Librarian 2011 Conference, Monterey...
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Different reading devices, different modes of reading?

Different reading devices, different modes of reading? | SCIS | Scoop.it

A study on reading devices vs. paper from the JGU Media Convergence Research Unit.

"A book or a screen – which of these two offers more reading comfort? There are no disadvantages to reading from electronic reading devices compared with reading printed texts. This is one of the results of the world's first reading study of its kind undertaken by the Research Unit Media Convergence of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with MVB Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH."

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Connections 79

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You can now read the latest issue of Connections at the SCIS website.
Teacher librarians as cultural change agents
Dianne Oberg discusses the concept of school culture.
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eBooks and Audio Books for Loan · Brisbane Grammar School ...

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Library Opening Hours. Middle School Library: 8.00 am - 4.30 pm (closed morning tea). Senior Library: 7.00 am - 5.00 pm (Mon - Thurs) 7.00 am - 4.30 pm (Fri) 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm (Tues - Thurs for boarders) ...
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Create your own QR Code book display

Create dynamic and interactive book displays in your school library today by making your own QR codes with this generator. http://qrcode.kaywa.com

 

Basic steps:

1. Select a range of books for your display (both fiction and non-fiction)

2. Browse the web for good websites that relate to your books. For example, you could use the Roald Dahl website for all Roald Dahl books, or a local conservation website for a book on saving the planet. You have the chance to be very creative here.

3. Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com - enter the URL of your chosen website, select the size (I chose medium), then click Generate!

4. Save the QR code somewhere easy to find (you can use them over again as you need), print them out and place them on the book.

5. Put the books out on display and watch the interest!

 

We used a staff member's iPad to demonstrate how it worked to every class that visited the library - it was a big hit, and generated a real buzz throughout the school, with the display featuring in our school quarterly magazine.

 

It's free and easy - try it now!


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ASLA 2011 presentations on SlideShare

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Collecting the presentations from the Australian School Library Association 2011 conference, tagged asla2011. Please suggest others as they become available

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New content and better access = content curation

New content and better access = content curation | SCIS | Scoop.it
It seems that the latest buzzword around the web is ‘content curation’. There are literally millions of posts about this already, and new tools and new marketing strategies are being deployed to meet this new demand.
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Noongar Mambara Bakiti by Kim Scott & Lomas Roberts ...

Noongar Mambara Bakiti by Kim Scott & Lomas Roberts ... | SCIS | Scoop.it

These two books from the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project fulfil the need we all have, to some extent, to keep our stories. Noongar Mamabara Bakitj and Mamang are two wonderful examples of how elements of a threatened Indigenous culture can be recorded. These age-old stories were originally recorded in 1931 by an American linguist and returned to Australia after his death. Through the Language and Stories Project, they have been modified and authenticated by the Noongar people.

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Educational Leadership:Coaching: The New Leadership Skill:The Coach in the Library

Educational Leadership:Coaching: The New Leadership Skill:The Coach in the Library | SCIS | Scoop.it

Although the title coach is seldom associated with media specialists, perhaps it should be. In most schools, the word coach is used to describe a teacher with special expertise that he or she uses to help teachers improve instructional skills.


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Scholarly Uses of Twitter

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Howick College to represent NZ on the ...

Howick College to represent New Zealand on the global Microsoft stage. Howick College has been named a Microsoft Pathfinder School as a result of its innovative and proactive use of technology within the classroom.
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Social Bookmarking not so Delicious anymore

Social Bookmarking not so Delicious anymore | SCIS | Scoop.it
I remember the scramble to work out what to do when the rumours flew around about the demise of Delicious as a social bookmarking tool. Now the new Delicious has launched and the fallout for me is huge – I have to get re-organised all over again!
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Gluejar | Give books to the world.

Gluejar | Give books to the world. | SCIS | Scoop.it
"Gluejar is building a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses.

What does this mean?

~Book-lovers and libraries everywhere can join together to unglue books, making them freely available to the world.
~Authors and publishers get the compensation they deserve.
~Books that are out of print, not available as ebooks, or otherwise hard to use will be available for everyone to read, share, learn from, and love -- freely and legally."


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State Shortlists released for National Year of Reading

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Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012 starts here, with the opportunity for you to vote for the book that you think should represent your state or territory as one of the eight on our national recommended reading list for 2012. You can help decide the eight books that are the National Year of Reading 2012 collection.

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More School Libraries Offer Ebooks; Increased Demand, Rise in Circulation

More School Libraries Offer Ebooks; Increased Demand, Rise in Circulation | SCIS | Scoop.it

"Despite severe budget constraints, the number of school libraries offering ebooks is on the rise-and a majority of media specialists plan to add digital books to their collections over the next two years, says a new study by School Library Journal and Library Journal.

The 90-page report, "Ebooks the New Normal: Ebook Penetration & Use in U.S. School (K-12) Libraries" follows last year's findings that school libraries still lagged behind public and academic libraries in terms of ebook purchases-but that's slowly beginning to change.

A little less than half (44 percent) of our nation's school libraries offer ebooks, up from 33 percent last year. And the higher the grade, the more likely students found digital books in their libraries, with 71 percent of high school libraries, 55 percent of middle schools, and 35 percent of elementary schools currently offering them." This report also identifies some challenges such as "Getting the word out about ebook collections is key... Shockingly, the top obstacles to ebook consumption are a lack of awareness that they're available, followed by limited access to ereading devices, and a lack of training on how to use them."


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Primary Teacher of the Year | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Primary Teacher of the Year | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership | SCIS | Scoop.it
Via Scoop.it – Student Learning through School LibrariesLast week we saw a Washington TL receive his state-based teaching excellence award, and this week Australian teacher librarians are shouting from the rooftop the accolades of Jo Sherrin, a...
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Two weeks in, is the new Delicious fixed? - GigaOm

Two weeks in, is the new Delicious fixed? - GigaOm | SCIS | Scoop.it

One of the mainstays of the old service was the “network” page. That was where users could drop by and see the links that their friends and contacts had recently saved. For me it was Delicious. It was where all the discovery, curation and sharing took place.


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ProjInfoLit's Channel - YouTube

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Research from Project Information Literacy: a national study about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors, competencies, and the challenges they face when conducting research in the digital age. Researchers: Michael Eisenberg and Alison Head

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School Library Design | Scoop.it

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Leanne Windsor has just created a new topic: Designing school libraries/learning hubs for 21st century learning

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App for That

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New iPad App Makes Chemistry Just Plain Fun for Teens Free iPad download from iTunes, Lewis Dots takes the pencil-and-paper template a step further: Students can drag periodic elements and electrons about the iPad touch screen to make and...

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NSW next in line?

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The NSW government has put out a discussion paper, Local Schools, Local Decisions, on devolution of staffing, budgeting and support services.  They are asking for feedback on their extensive forum.

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How Reading Fiction Boosts Empathy

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Another justification for fiction programming: How Reading Fiction Boosts Empathy “Shira Gabriel and Ariana Young, both from the psychology department at the University of Buffalo, gave 140 undergraduate students passages to read from either the...
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Got Problems?

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Does your library have some intractable problems?  Check out this process from Mashable and see if it helps:
Product Development: 9 Steps for Creative Problem Solving [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Whither Intranets. . .

Whither Intranets. . . | SCIS | Scoop.it
In my special libraries’ life intranets are a big part of the value that special librarians add. I am also worried that some of the strengths of intranets may be severely limited by their limited social adapability.
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