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Rhondda Powling

Cultivate Your Creativity With These 4 Fair Use Libraries - 2 views

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    Some fair use sites that offer music and other media for a school project.
Rhondda Powling

101 Blogs About Schools, Books, & Libraries - 4 views

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    100 blogs about school libraries, educational thinking and books
Rhondda Powling

eBooks: Amazon Introduces Whispercast to Manage Fleets of Kindles | LJ INFOdocket - 2 views

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    Libraries and schools that lend Kindles to users might be interested in this new service from Amazon that just launched.
Rhondda Powling

50 Search Engines You Probably Don't Use Yet - 5 views

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    A list of " 50 search engines, designed to pull from the Web only the information you really need."
Rhondda Powling

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries | The Unquiet Librarian - 3 views

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    "The Library as Incubator Project describes makerspaces as: Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… makerspaces are not necessarily born out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation."
Rhondda Powling

ALA President Molly Raphael releases report on e-book talks with e-book distributors | ... - 0 views

  • American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael released the following report regarding meetings with e-book distributors during the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, March 13 - 17
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    A report, released by American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael, regarding meetings with e-book distributors during the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, March 13 - 17.
Tania Sheko

Breaking the barriers of time and space: the dawning of the great age of librarians - 2 views

  • We connect people to knowledge. We bring people together with the intellectual content of the past and present so that new knowledge can be created. We provide the ways and means for people to find entertainment and solace and enlightenment and joy and delight in the intellectual, scientific and creative work of other people. This is what we have always been about. [7]
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    This lecture, reflecting on future roles, posits the potential dawning of a "great age of librarians," if librarians make the conceptual shift of focusing on their own skills and activities rather than on their libraries.
Tania Sheko

New: "Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries... - 2 views

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    Electronic resources represent an increasingly important component of the collection- building activities of libraries. "Electronic resources" refer to those materials that require computer access, whether through a personal computer, mainframe, or handheld mobile device. They may either be accessed remotely via the Internet or locally. Some of the most frequently encountered types are:
    E-journals
    E-books
    Full-text (aggregated) databases
    Indexing and abstracting databases
    Reference databases (biographies, dictionaries, directories, encyclopaedias, etc.)
    Numeric and statistical databases
    E-images
    E-audio/visual resources
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