American library association. AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource Home Page. Silk road. #YAsaves: Sherman Alexie on Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood. Mythology. Library and Information Studies. National Year of Reading 2012. Teacher Librarians, School Library Technicians, Officers and Staff. Blogs. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics. Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway?
In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple!
Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic. Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle. Learn how Everything Works!".
20 heroic librarians who save the world. HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library. QR Codes are popping up everywhere!
On the back of my Sephora catalog, windows of shops, and in my library! They're already big in Japan - and now in New York & LA. Calvin Klein Jeans recently put up three billboards - 2 in NYC and 1 in LA - to promote the brand’s upcoming campaign for Winter 2010. Rather than a racy montage of scantily clad models, but with a bright red QR code - all the rage in Japan - under the words “Get It Uncensored.” The code allows you to use your smartphone to scan the image, being lead to an exclusive 40-second sexy commercial - "It’s often difficult to measure engagement with billboards, and QR codes help advertisers better measure their impact. " A Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional or 2D bar code which can be interpreted by any mobile phone with camera capabilities. QR Codes in the Classroom - and the Library! "QR codes can also be used to conduct a treasure hunt of information in the school library.
Shopping ALERT! 21st Century School Librarianship. 25 ways IT will morph in the next 25 years. Network World - Imagine a world where the computers, networks and storage systems are all tens of thousands of times faster than they are today -- and then think about the sci-fi type of applications that will be possible.
Read Network World's 25th anniversary package That's what you can expect to see 25 years from now. Experts say the overall pace of innovation in the IT industry will speed up, resulting in a mind-boggling array of developments in such areas as talking machines, 3-D telepresence and real-world robotics. These changes will revolutionize industries, including healthcare, urban planning, energy, e-retailing and entertainment. BACKGROUND: 2020 Vision: Why you won't recognize the 'Net in 10 years "I use the term technology avalanche," says Dave Evans, Chief Futurist at Cisco. Here are predictions that leading researchers are making about what IT will look like in the year 2036: 1. 2. "With traditional computer science, a bit is on or off, true or false. 3. The Next Generation of Discovery. By Judy Luther & Maureen C.
Kelly, 3/15/2011 The stage is set for a simpler search for users, but choosing a product is much more complex. CARL GRANT Chief Librarian Ex Libris Group The choice of over 750 institutions worldwide, Primo combines the breadth of scholarly content with a user focused interface and community-derived recommendations to support academic excellence. Primo—together with its Primo Central Index of hundreds of millions of scholarly materials—offers a true one-stop shop for discovery and delivery, branded and customized to the individual institution’s needs, with a choice of a local or cloud-based implementation. Primo provides needed OPAC functionality within the Primo interface such as requests, renewals, and fines; a variety of user services, such as a personal e-shelf; and access from mobile devices. LJ Explores the Big Tools This is the third in a series of articles this spring devoted to new developments in major tools for libraries.