Singapore libraries use technology for easier, faster service. SINGAPORE: Libraries are making use of technology to ensure users can get the books and materials they want in an easier and faster manner.
Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim saw some of these improvements during a visit to Sembawang Public Library on Friday (Aug 28). For example, there is a machine which automatically scans and sorts returned items into specific categories, making it easier for staff, especially the older ones, to shelve the books. Previously, they had to manually sort the items - a time-consuming and laborious process. The machines are now used in Sembawang Public Library and library@chinatown, and there are plans to have them in more libraries. Other improvements include a mobile app, which allows users to borrow and renew library materials on the move. The app has been available for download since September 2014. Aust Lib & Info Assn on Twitter: "Uni library great place to drop off via @thewest_com_au #Librariesrock #libraries #Australia" ALIA Weekly Volume 3 Issue 25. Why storytelling?
This age-old skill has tremendous value in promoting literacy, books and reading. Examine the history of oral traditions and how storytelling is relevant to today’s world. Back again for 2015, this course will be filled with loads of ideas, examples, resources and opportunities for learning together and sharing.14 July - 4 Aug 2015 Register by 29 June. Victoria's new library grabs ideas from farmhouses and the Apple Store - StarTribune.com. The ever-expanding role of public libraries is sometimes at odds with the small physical spaces they occupy.
A newly opened library in the Carver County city of Victoria is being touted as a prototype for achieving the maximum amount of community benefits from a minimum amount of space. The Victoria Library, which opened in early March in a new building it shares with the Victoria City Hall, employs what its designers call “digital-in-person” architectural concepts to turn a modest 4,300-square-foot footprint into a community-friendly powerhouse that serves everyone from lovers of hardcover bestsellers to digitally obsessed teenagers. Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riots, Because 'The Community Needs Us' Witter / ? New halifax central library by schmidt hammer lassen opens in canada. Dec 11, 2014.
Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife. Sign Up for Best Practices for User Experience Handout! In win for libraries, court rules database of Google-scanned books is “fair use” A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the HathiTrust, a searchable collection of digital books controlled by university libraries, does not violate copyright, and that the libraries can continue to make copies for digitally-impaired readers.
The decision is a setback for the Authors Guild and for other groups of copyright holders who joined the lawsuit to shut down the HathiTrust’s operations. By contrast, it is a victory for many scholars and librarians who regard the database as an invaluable repository of knowledge. More broadly, the appeals court decision is the latest in a series of rulings about how copyright law should apply to digital versions of the tens of millions of library books scanned by Google. Access to millions of books The unanimous ruling this week by three judges of the U.S. A group of the university libraries, in turn, grouped their collection together under the HathiTrust name. Why It's Time To Change How Students Cite Their Work. When students write a paper, it goes without saying that they must cite the sources that they use in creating it.
For generations, students have created note cards to document and organize these resources and/or submitted a bibliography page with their finished work. In the modern classroom, student research and creation has taken on a new look. 6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations. One of the best ways to get your students motivated about reading is to provide them with online platforms where they can meet other student readers and share their recommendations, reads, and book reviews.
When students know that people other than their fellow mates or teachers can read and interact with what they post, they can show more engagement and interest . Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been wading through some of these platforms and handpicked some of the best available online. All the websites mentioned below are student friendly and can be used with your students in the classroom. Check the list out 1- Library Thing. Our own Creative Commons. 10 things school libraries can learn from the Apple Store! Much has been written about the structures, the founders and the personalities that have moulded the image of the amazingly successful business – Apple.
Not only have we, the consumer, been able to establish new day-to-day routines by using the numerous Apple products on the market, but, aware of it or not, our lives have been deeply impacted and altered. So when I came across this article - How to Change the World: 10 Things You Can Learn from the Apple Store – by Guy Kawasaki, speaker, business strategist, prolific author and writer of the blog: How to Change the World, I was immediately intrigued. Kawasaki outlines ten key features about the Apple Store which sets this business apart from its competitors.
These key features have, he claims, contributed to Apple’s huge success. P.ost. Encyclopedia Britannica vs. Wikipedia [INFOGRAPHIC] The Encyclopedia Britannica officially announced it would scrap its print edition on Tuesday in the face of plummeting sales.
For many, this was a foregone conclusion. In a world of infinite and instant knowledge, the idea of owning a $1,395 32-volume hardcover library that's outdated the moment you crease the spine is laughable. Wikipedia certainly had a hand in Britannica's print death knell. The crowd-powered reference site is arguably the greatest knowledge experiment civilization has ever seen. Mt Alvernia College Moodle.
The 21st Century Curator. If Web 1.0 was about online access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0 will be coring down to content that really matters.