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Ce Workflow Analysis Process. Plan4. Edutopia. Libraries have existed since approximately 2600 BCE as an archive of recorded knowledge.


From tablets and scrolls to bound books, they have cataloged resources and served as a locus of knowledge. Today, with the digitization of content and the ubiquity of the internet, information is no longer confined to printed materials accessible only in a single, physical location. Consider this: Project Gutenberg and its affiliates make over 100,000 public domain works available digitally, and Google has scanned over 30 million books through its library project.

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings.

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

Library Renovation: On Becoming an Academic Commons. C-Level View | Feature Page 4 of 4 Library Renovation: On Becoming an Academic Commons.

Library Renovation: On Becoming an Academic Commons

Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started. June 17, 2013 by Joe Hardenbrook.

Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps. Most American adults read a print book in the past year, even as e-reading continues to grow The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012. At the same time, about seven in ten Americans reported reading a book in print, up four percentage points after a slight dip in 2012, and 14% of adults listened to an audiobook. Though e-books are rising in popularity, print remains the foundation of Americans’ reading habits. Mobile Connections to Libraries. Released: December 31, 2012 By Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr and Maeve Duggan Some 13% of those ages 16 and older have visited library websites or otherwise accessed library services by mobile device.

Mobile Connections to Libraries

This is the first reading in a national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project on this subject. New Tab. The Time Is Right for Libraries to Embrace Participatory Culture. Antero Garcia delivered the closing keynote at the 2013 SLJ Leadership Summit in Austin.

The Time Is Right for Libraries to Embrace Participatory Culture

By Antero Garcia. The New School Library. Without question, the Internet has changed the way we think and learn, and will continue to do so as our technology evolves. In particular, the ability to access enormous amounts of information at any time from almost any place is forcing schools to redefine the idea of a classroom and the way we approach teaching. It is also reshaping the notion of school library services — what libraries look like and how they and librarians best serve schools. Increasingly, we hear the questions: “Are libraries necessary today? Isn’t everything on the Internet? Can’t we use the library space for better purposes?” Clearly, a popular impression out there is that the plentiful free information on the open Internet will answer all academic needs.

An Office Landscape Designed to Kill Boring Meetings. Yves Béhar and Herman Miller are reinventing the office for a more connected generation.

An Office Landscape Designed to Kill Boring Meetings

Designs become icons when they embody the time in which they were created. The Eames lounge chair represented a midcentury shift to a more casual home life when many people still held “tea times” in formal living rooms. The invention of the Aeron chair in the 1990′s marked an era when a company could show that it cared about its employees by giving them the pinnacle in ergonomic seating.

The New School Library. Do We Still Need Libraries? The New York Times is running one of its Room for Debate series on the future of libraries.

Do We Still Need Libraries?

The four debaters (so far) are Luis Herrera, director of the San Francisco Public Library (and a board member of the Digital Public Library of America); Susan Crawford, visiting professor at Harvard Law School; Buffy J. Hamilton, a school librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia; and Berkman fellow Matthew Battles. In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? Nashville’s Main Public Library, located in a stately building in the heart of downtown, has a children’s section filled with comfortable sitting areas, oversized art, and a state-of-the-art theater for puppet shows and interactive story time.

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library?

On a recent afternoon, children of varying ages were sitting or lying on the carpet, reading alongside rows of books lined on two-tiered shelves perfectly sized for little hands. Two grade-school children sat at a row of computers, playing a learning game, while parents and caregivers checked out books via computer. Trends in Academic Library Repurposing. Ohio University Alden Library Learning Commons This is an exciting time for academic libraries as they change the way they become relevant to student learning. List of academic databases and search engines. The general list of search engines for all-purpose search engines that can be used for academic purposesbibliographic databases for information about databases giving bibliographic information about finding books and journal articles. Note that "free" or "subscription" can refer both to the availability of the database or of the journal articles included.

This has been indicated as precisely as possible in the lists below. See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ "List of EBSCO databases". Scirus - for scientific information. One Search. Superior Science. Is Real Educational Reform Possible? If So, How?

From the dawn of institutionalized schooling until now there have always been reformers, who want to modify the way schooling is done. For the most part, such reformers can be scaled along what might be called a liberal-conservative, or progressive-traditionalist, continuum. At one end are those who think that children learn best when they are happy, have choices, study material that is directly meaningful to them, and, in general, are permitted some control over what and how they learn.

At the other end are those who think that children learn best when they are firmly directed and guided, by authoritative teachers who know better than children what to learn and how to learn it. Over time there has been regular back-and-forth movement of the educational pendulum along this continuum. But the pendulum never moves very far. Photo Ops: 10 Innovative Ways to Use Visual Media. 6/1/2011 By: If you’re lucky enough to have digital cameras at your disposal, here are a few picture-perfect ways to use them.

By Ellen Ullman 1 Produce public service announcements. Students can make PSAs about any topic you choose, such as the environment. Have them take photos around town and then use Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 to create the announcements. 2 Study textures. III. Websites to Validate. More search help : Google search basics - Web Search Help. You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator. Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term.

Top News - The top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009. Skills Overview - Big6. The Big6™ 12 technologies that will reshape school libraries. Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library. Seneca College Is Creating the Library of the Future. Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools.

Learning Environments | January 2013 Digital Edition | Feature. Learning Commons at Roger Williams University. Overview. Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools. Learning Environments | January 2013 Digital Edition | Feature. Jennifer LaMaster - Outlook Web App. What spaces do libraries need? Could you please provide some ideas about the different spots a school library should have? Library - Facilities.

Building and Redesigning Libraries Building and Planning Libraries - Web sites for planning, interiors, lighting, standards, and a bibliography of print materials. Some design considerations. Library design. Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries. Library design & programmes.