Monday, July 27, 2009

By the book

National Post: 2009 July 27

"Dan Clancy makes librarians nervous. When the Google Books engineering director participated in a panel discussion at the Boston Public Library last week, his opening remarks focused on the search engine’s efforts to enable access for “every kid in Arkansas” to Harvardsize digital libraries. But soon afterward, he was hearing from librarians on the panel that they felt “queasy” about Google Books."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Copyright Consultations

"The Government of Canada is hosting a nationwide consultation on copyright modernization."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

NeverEndingSearch - Blog on School Library Journal: 2009 July 17

"One of the most exciting revelations at ALA last week was the Sunday panel that unveiled the inaugural AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. (If there was a Newbery kinda ceremony for the techie in many of us, this was it!)"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

100 Best Blogs for School Librarians

Online College: 2009 July 7

"School librarians, whether they work small college libraries, large research universities and departments, or elementary schools, need to stay current on the latest in technology innovation, reading lists, the publishing world, ebook trends, special project and lesson ideas, and a lot more. Luckily, you don’t have to think of everything all by yourself. These 100 bloggers serve as excellent reference resources for learning about everything from library technology to young adult fiction."

Monday, July 6, 2009

Alan Gibbons, Philip Pullman Urge British Government to Mandate School Libraries

School Library Journal: 2009 July 6

"Alan Gibbons, the two time Carnegie Medal nominee, is urging the British government to give kids the same rights as prison inmates—the right to have a library in schools."

Thursday, July 2, 2009

City of Vancouver Archives - Moving Images Online

City of Vancouver Archives - Search

"The Archives' moving image holdings include films created by City departments and bodies such as Engineering, Park Board and Fire and Rescue; home movies of Vancouver events and social life; and documentaries. Here you can search all our film and video holdings and view all the moving images we can make available online."