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Creating Interactive Digital Children's Books With Author/Illustrator Roxie Munro by Beth Bacon Roxie Munro has written and illustrated more than 35 books for children and has created several interactive digital books including “Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure” and “Roxie’s Doors“. A new app, “Slithery Snakes” will be out this summer. Beth Bacon spoke with Roxie about how she moved from creating traditional books to making interactive books for children and what she sees for the future. Beth Bacon: You’re embracing new digital storytelling technologies. Why?

Salzburg Curriculum Snippets and References After the seminar in Salzburg, I included references to the curriculum and ideas on transformative social action in some of my presentations. I’ve compiled the snippets and links here: Full Presentation: “Librarians as Change Agents” Video Webchat, U.S. Embassy in Rome, Rome, Italy. Full Presentation: “Expect More: Service is Proactive” CARLI Virtual Meeting, Webcast. Full Presentation: “Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks” PLS President’s Program at the NYLA 2011 Annual Conference. Animate your drawings with style - Tutorials - Page 1 It’s easy to be distracted by flashy digital effects, but sometimes keeping it simple can be just as effective. Keeping in mind how people used to do compositing before computers arrived on the scene, it is possible to use After Effects and Photoshop to create contemporary animation in a traditional way. Here, animator Vida Vega shows you how she uses blending modes and digital painting to composite and tint a piece of hand-drawn animation in a subtle way that lets the original artwork take centre stage. She also reveals some great ways to speed up your workflow and alleviate much of the monotony of creating mattes of individual frames. On page six of this tutorial, we've provided the finished animation.

Salzburg Curriculum for Library and Museum Studies On October 19th, 2011 a group of innovators from over 20 countries gathered in Salzburg, Austria to discuss “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture.” Through plenary panels and intensive break out group, the seminar fellows developed a series of challenges and recommendations. One of those groups was charged with developing recommendations and challenges around skills needed by librarians and museum professionals in today’s connected and participatory world. This group ended up developing a joint library/museum curriculum. While there will be a full report out of the session, I have already been talking about the curriculum and thought it would be useful to share it and discuss it here (with the permission of the participants). Over the next few days I will comment and expand on the curriculum from my perspective, but this post is intended to simply “get it out there” with little personal commentary so others can refer to it and add their own perspectives.

10 Tips for Creating Higher Selling Themes Ever wondered what it would be like to sell your own web design templates or WordPress themes? Today we're going to take a look at the "product side" of the web design industry using ThemeForest, our own theme marketplace at Envato, as an example. These tips are specifically for web designers who are trying to sell their designs as products, but these are also ideas that apply to pretty much anyone trying to promote their portfolios or get more exposure! Introduction ThemeForest has a reputation for high quality themes and templates, and this is not just by chance.

LC: Resources for Librarians and Archivists Featured Links Catalogs Library of Congress Online Catalog Contains 18 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources. Interactive Multimedia Production from with Andrew Walker, Ph.D. This course familiarizes students with creating instructionally focused interactive media. The tool used in the class currently is Adobe Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts (variables, variable types, code re-use, commenting code, and basic control structures) in addition to the fundamentals of the flash environment (animation or “tweening”, vector graphics, use of sound and video).

ALCTS: Web Courses ALCTS offers related courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas. Click below for course descriptions of Fundamentals of: The first three courses above are approved by the Library Support Staff Certification program and comprise the Collection Management Course. Schedule of Upcoming Sessions 2014 Schedules Comment concevoir une interface de menu pour le jeu d'un enfant en bas âge ou App - Tutoriel Développement Tuts + Jeu The mobile market has begun to target the younger generations in a big way. Entire sections of app markets are dedicated towards applications and games aimed at the pre-school demographic. Developers have taken note, and the market has become increasingly crowded. When you create an app targeted at the youngest generation, you need to be aware of two key things: The attention span of your audienceThe complexity of your GUI (Graphical User Interface)

ALA: Online Learning Access ALA’s wide range of library-related online learning–covering fundamentals, advances, trends, and hot topics at ALA Online Learning. What is Online Learning? Education delivered via a computer, using the internet via a web-browser, and perhaps another software for coursework, video or audio files. AMICAL: Professional Development & Training Opportunities for AMICAL members The following organizations offer training and other professional development opportunities that are discounted at member rates and/or of particular interest to librarians, technology staff and faculty at AMICAL institutions. If you need additional information about how to take advantage of these opportunities as an AMICAL member, please contact us. AMICAL members that identify other information services-related professional development opportunities may also be eligible for financial assistance through our Small Grant Program. If you have suggestions or ideas for professional development and training opportunties pleas contact Meggan Houlihan at » AA-BIG 201407/04/14 19:13 from Library Professional DevelopmentThe Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AA-BIG) is hosting its 13th annual conference on June 20, 2014 at the Cartersville campus of Georgia Highlands College.

20+ Awesome Free Online Librarian Courses Librarians have far more responsibilities than many people actually realize. The fact is that being a librarian involves a lot more than just putting books on shelves and making sure that the library is used properly. Everything from a good working knowledge of technology to strong people skills are needed to thrive in these positions. That’s why for many the training never ends.

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