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Useful Websites Library Site - Google Sheets. Perspectives from HathiTrust. Free iBooks from the Library of Congress. 47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers. Research Guides. A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers. July 15, 2014 The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for more than 7 million photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the ​united ​states.The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

DPLA is much more than a search engine, it is a portal that provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, subject, and partner. The Digital Public Library of America also enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage through the use of an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data. Watch the video below to learn more about The Digital Public Library of America. ClassTools.net. Social Explorer. Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014.

Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers. The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.

Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers

Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set. Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Children of a century past: How were their lives different from today's? How were they the same? An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities. World Library of Science. Little Bird Tales - Home. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. Classroom Management. Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the grand European museums.

The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

Home to many of the Dutch masters (Rembrandt’s Night Watch, which seems to glow from its center, and Vermeer’s Milkmaid, to name just a few), the museum is located on the city’s Museumplein, surrounded by the smaller Vincent Van Gogh museum and modern Stedelijk. All those masterpieces are now available for close-up view online at the Rijksmuseum’s digitized collection. Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history. The new digital archive has all the same great learning potential as any other online collection. It’s searchable, as is the museum’s library. But the Dutch are a whimsical people, so it seems right that, in digitizing its collection, the museum went a step further than further.

By visiting the museum’s Rijksstudio, art lovers can create their own “sets” of Rijksmuseum works. Related Content: Rembrandt’s Facebook Timeline. Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press. The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between 1982-2004.

Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press

The general public currently has access to 770 books through this initiative. The collection is dynamic, with new titles being added over time. Readers looking to see what the collection holds can browse by subject. The curators of the site have kindly provided a second browsing page that shows only the publicly accessible books, omitting any frustrating off-limits titles. The collection’s strengths are in history (particularly American history and the history of California and the West); religion; literary studies; and international studies (with strong selections of Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, and French Studies titles).

Sadly, you can’t download the books to an e-reader or tablet. Rebecca Onion is a writer and academic living in Philadelphia. Related Content: 30 Free Essays & Stories by David Foster Wallace on the Web. The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix. Earlier this week, Oxford’s Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful.

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday: We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain.