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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step. Doug Johnson Website - Welcome. Weeding Library Collections. CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries, Revised and Updated by Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, 2008 Electronic VersionWeeding the Fiction Collection: Should I Dump Peyton Place? A comprehensive web page about weeding fiction, with a bibliography, links to policies, excerpts from policies, bullet points about weeding, and even a weeding skit, from Overbooked at the Chesterfield County (VA) Public Library.SUNLINK Weed of the Month Archive Advice for weeding non-fiction books and media, aimed at school libraries, but of interest to public libraries also. Dickinson, G. (2005, April/May). Crying over spilled milk. Library Media Connection, 24-26. Retrieved February 12, 2007, from ERIC Database. Reviewed by Barb DeFreece, Library Science Major,UNO. There isn't one media specialists that doesn't find the job of weeding their selection daunting.

Dr. Step One: Start with one shelf and pull out the books on that shelf and just do a visual check. Dr. Dickinson, G. (2005, April/May). Gift & Deselection Manager « Getting It System Toolkit. The GIST Gift & Deselection Manager (GDM) is designed to manage and streamline library workflow for processing gifts and evaluating materials for weeding. It is standalone open-source software that automates the gathering of data for evaluating donations; including holdings, edition comparisons, full-text, and other data.

It also recommends “keep or do not keep” according to your collection building conspectus file, and if you keep an item, GDM can open and search the work in OCLC Connexion so you may attach holdings and download a record. The Gift Manager also automates donor letters with lists of donated items – no more keying in title information for acknowledgments, with all the data now stored in GDM’s database for future reference. The GDM also enables collection managers to perform item-by-item deselection or use the batch analysis tool to create custom deselection reports for large weeding projects. A screenshot of the Gift and Deselection Manager interface System requirements. Dewey Decimal System - A Guide to Call Numbers. Collecting the Data: Templates and Resources for the School Librarian. Please note that this website is in the process of being update. Some of the links and resources may no longer be available. Update and new resources will be posted soon! Templates and Resources for the School Librarian The mission of the data project is to provide School Librarians with strategies and tools to evaluate and to promote the School Library Media Program. Monitoring Our Mission Using Information Power 2 as a guiding document, this website is divided into four main areas: reading, collaboration, collection development, and program perception.

Although this website is divided, the four concepts are intertwined and related to each other as demonstrated in the graphic below. Frequently Asked Questions. Copyright and Fair Use - UMUC Library. Disclaimer The information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Such is not the case here, and accordingly, the information presented here must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. Updated January 28, 2011 Consistent with BOR Policy IV-3.20, the UMUC Library has developed guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials.

These guidelines address library and educational fair use as well as fair use exceptions for research and scholarly work. The purpose of this document is to help UMUC faculty understand copyright and fair use in the classroom, and it may be useful to UMUC students as well. The UMUC Library addresses copyright and intellectual property issues because of its role in teaching and promoting information literacy. An Introduction to Copyright Top Notes. The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use. A five-part series When it comes to copyright law and the application of fair use exceptions, ignorance is definitely not bliss! Learn how to educate yourselves and your students and avoid making a costly mistake! You really did plan to find time over the summer to familiarize yourself with the latest information on copyright law.

You absolutely intended to look up the fair use guidelines for using technology resources. You truly meant to create a classroom copyright policy, locate agencies that grant permissions to use copyrighted materials, write a template for a permission request form, and locate sites to teach students about the value of original work and the societal benefits of obeying copyright laws. What's an educator to do? Click Part 1: Copyrights and Copying Wrongs below to begin. Who Said That? Article by Linda Starr Education World® Copyright © Education World. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors: Joshua M. Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Your essay should be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11"), with 1" margins on all sides. Major Paper Sections Title Page Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER. Greenwich Public Schools: Virtual Library.