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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit However fabulous Creative Commons and Public Domain content may be, sometimes you really need to use copyrighted material. Say you plan to comment on popular media or current events. For instance, you may be planning to critique the portrayal of Native Americans in commercial films. You are going to want to “quote” some commercial films like Pocahontas, Lone Ranger, and Dances with Wolves. If you are reviewing a book, you may want to share its cover art. You may use copyrighted content without asking permission if you believe that your use falls under the doctrine known as Fair Use. In general, when you transform original content, repurpose it, and add value to it in your own remix, you may be able to claim the use fair. According to American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact, these two tests or questions help you plan whether to use the copyrighted work of others without asking permission: The video below explains why the Code for Fair Use in Online Video was created.

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era 6. Showcase: Part of having meaningful resources is by letting students and staff know what’s available, and showcasing content can be done through a number of online platforms, said Luhtala. For instance, GoodReads can be used to highlight summer reading content, while Aurasma can be used as a visual guide to printed content. Pinterest, Destiny Quest, QR codes, and ThingLink can also help librarians showcase collections. 5. “How many kids in the school have internet access at home? Luhtala suggested using Moodle to complete many of these surveys, as well as to assess students during their library literacy classes, since “Moodle allows for mobile assessments, which frees up precious lab time in the school.” 4. “Getting rid of old, ratty books is so important because it not only clears up space, but entices students to use the library. Luhtala is aware, however, that divesting is also supported by funding. 3. “Catalogue but catalogue eContent, and use online tagging. 2. 1.

Purplemath Internet Filtering at Schools Is Problematic Giving all children access to the Internet and computing became a rallying cry for educators and elected leaders in the 1990s. In March 1996, President Clinton and Vice President Gore led 20,000 volunteers in a one-day effort to connect thousands of California public schools to the “brave new world of mouse clicking and web surfing.” Yet that brave new world remains unconquered for many students and schools, especially in rural and high-poverty communities. Some have coined the term “digital redlining” to describe how advanced technology has been deliberately denied from certain areas based on geography as well as the race, ethnicity, and income of residents. In the intervening years, the spotlight has pivoted to the so-called “connectivity gap”—which hurts schools without high-speed Internet connections—and the homework gap—which hurts students unable to access wireless and broadband connections from home. This finding is confirmed by anecdotal and empirical evidence.

Links Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer. It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way. Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. It’s not true (and I think it never was). These infographics change the perspective. Click or tap on the infographics to enlarge them. Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics 1. This interesting infographic lists most important reasons why you need a librarian in an internet age more than ever before. Nowadays, what we mostly struggle with is the information overload, not a lack of it. ⇢ Credits and more info 2. ⇢ Credits and more info 3. You’ll find here a comparison of salaries of library stuff, depending on specialization. ⇢ Credits and more info 4. ⇢ Credits and more info 5.

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