Welcome to the BnF The Bibliothèque nationale de France collects, preserves and makes known the national documentary heritage. The BnF’s collections are unique in the world: 14 million books and printed documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps and plans, scores, coins, medals, sound documents, video and multimedia documents, scenery elements... All disciplines, whether intellectual, artistic or scientific, are represented in a comprehensive way. About 150 000 documents are added to the collections each year thanks to legal deposit, acquisitions and donations. The British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts You can • perform a quick search (this searches for a word or number in all sections of each catalogue entry, including images); • perform a simple search using keywords and dates; • look for information about a particular manuscript if you know its collection name and manuscript number; • perform an advanced search using different types or combinations of information; • explore the virtual exhibitions of various aspects of the British Library's western illuminated manuscript holdings; and • check the illustrated glossaries of terms. • download digital images for further reuse such as in educational contexts, placing on your blog or sharing with others. Please see guidance notes on Access and Reuse.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Director of BA, Heads International Conference Titled “Rebuilding Trust in Europe” Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the BA, chaired the international conference that was held in Andorra titled “Rebuilding Trust in Europe” in the presence of a large number of presidents and prime ministers. In his opening speech, titled “Facing Facts: What’s Wrong with the Current World Order!”
Library Media Resources Here's a slideshow that reviews an information problem-solving model that young children kids can understand and use. Just click the RIGHT ARROW BUTTON to advance through this slideshow and see this lesson. Here are some great links to online resources that cover a variety of important aspects of effective library media programs and information & technology literacy. 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know. Special collections Medieval manuscripts Middle English Literature: Medical manuscripts: University of Malaga website. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL QR CODE BOOK TRAILERS: SCAN, WATCH, READ SET #1 QR Book Code Trailers Scan, Watch, Read. That’s what your students will do with these QR codes. This is a pack of 75 QR codes for popular upper elementary and middle school books. Book publishers have realized that making book trailers is a great way to showcase their authors’ books.
Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs Students at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, VA, built a“Frankenwii” from three broken Wiis soldered together to be functional.Photo courtesy of Monticello High School Library Last fall, high school librarian IdaMae Craddock got an unusual call from someone at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. The college was piecing together a human skeleton that had been found in the dorms during summer cleaning. Reportedly missing from the science department since the 1970s, the skeleton was being used as a mascot by a secret society on campus. The Lynchburg official asked Craddock if her students would help them out by creating 3-D scans of the teeth, a task that built on some of the things they’d done in their school maker space the previous year. They had hacked an Xbox to generate 3-D images, usually scanning faces and heads—even Craddock’s.
Digital Medieval Manuscripts - Collections - Houghton Library The Houghton Library’s distinguished collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts represents a significant resource for the study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Western Europe. Assembled through gifts and purchase over the past two centuries, this collection includes works in Latin, Greek, and most of the vernacular languages of Europe that are the primary sources for the study of the literature, art, history, music, philosophy, and theology of the periods. This Web site provides strategies for searching Houghton's medieval manuscripts as well as links to bibliographies related to these materials that were compiled by the Library. Permission to publish from any manuscript is granted at the discretion of the Curator. See Houghton's Reproductions and Permissions page for more information.
The Public Library as an Incubator for the Arts Arguably, those who believe a public library is simply a repository of print books haven’t been to a public library lately. Here at MindShift, we’ve been covering the ways in which the library is evolving to change the demands of digital technologies and of its patrons: libraries are becoming learning labs, innovation centers, and makerspaces. Of course, the public library has always been a community center as much as a place to go to check out books to read, so the new extensions of the library’s service may not be so far afield from the institution’s mission to provide access to information.
Down the library path Bernadette Bennett, Kerry Gittens, and Lynette Barker When you are working with like-minded people sometimes the planets align and between you clarity can be achieved. The Hunter region has always had a strong professional body of Teacher Librarians (TL), gathering in small groups by region, education sector, and at the annual MANTLE conference.