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ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter. Library Technology Reports, published in eight issues annually, helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, provide thorough overviews of library technology, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Smart Libraries Newsletter, published monthly, offers Marshall Breeding’s news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments in the library automation marketplace. Subscribers receive timely coverage of significant events about library technology products and organizations. Print subscriptions include access to digital versions. To subscribe, view our subscription pricing and offerings page!

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Google in Education Articles exploring the usefulness of Google apps in education. Inside The 3D Cities of Google Earth Surviving Cataloging Class Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Tracy Wasserman Many LIS students dread cataloging/classification class, a required course in some library schools. I found the class piqued my interest enough to take advanced cataloging/classification, a road travelled by few judging by the small class size. This was against the advice of my academic advisor, who cautioned not to take advanced cataloging unless I wanted to be a cataloger. Google Glass receives regulatory approval in Canada Google Glass is one step closer to a wider release in Canada, after receiving approval from Canadian regulators, the company confirmed to the Financial Post on Friday. The Google Inc.-made computerized eyeglasses — currently available to a limited number of Canadians who are part of its Google Glass Explorer program — got the go-ahead from Industry Canada this summer, said Aaron Brindle, a Google Canada spokesperson.

The Ubiquitous Librarian June 10, 2015, 1:56 pm By Brian Mathews June 8, 2015, 1:55 pm Carrie Donovan A few weeks ago I heard Carrie Donovan (Head of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Libraries ) give a keynote address at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference. 6 Good Chromebook Apps for Recording and Editing Audio October 30, 2014 Awhile back I received couple of emails from some teachers asking about some app recommendations to record and edit audio on Chromebooks. Below are some of the good tools I would suggest for this purpose. Please have a look and share with us what you think of them. This is one of my favourite web tools for audio recording.

About « The Open Library At Centre for Learning, a school in Bangalore, we have an open library both in concept and reality. This means that there is free and open access to all material and resources, at all times of day and night, and throughout the year. Mutual trust and shared responsibility provide the ground from which this library functions. The rules and conventions of library interaction evolve out of a sense of co-operation, consideration and care for the community as a whole. Educational Conferences and the ethics of EdTech Over the last two days I attended a digital teaching conference. Like all conferences where educators get together to talk about technology, there was plenty of sharing about useful apps and tools to use in the classroom. I went to 8 different sessions where people talked about the purposeful use of technology in education and showed examples of how students are learning with these tools. But as the conference went on I also noticed a worrying trend. It took until the last 15 minutes of the two days before I heard anyone talk about student privacy or the ethics of educational technology.

Search - The University of Arizona Campus Repository This dissertation examined the relationship between Hispanic population proportion (HPROP) and an index variable indicating the provision of library services to the Spanish-speaking in the State of Arizona (PLSS). Mailed in the summer of 1999 to 169 public library facilities, a survey collected information on libraries' provision of Spanish-speaking personnel, Spanish-language materials, and Spanish-format library services. Regression analysis indicated that HPROP has a significant effect upon PLSS (B = .600, p < .0001).

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