Week 5,6,7,8: Yale Loans Google Glass, Google’s Oppia Promises to Bring Interactivity in the Classrooms,ALA 2012-2013 Annual Report Released

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Yale University Library Begins Loans of Google Glass to Student and Faculty Groups (INFODocket)
I would love to be able to loan Google Glass form any library for testing.

eBook Religion Collection Now Available from EBSCO Information Services (Library Technology Guides)
eBook Religion Collection, is the name of the newly added  e-book collection to EBSCO.

Marshall Breeding Releases 7th Annual Library Automation Perceptions Report (INFODocket)
Librarians in Technical services and IT always follow Marshall Breeding expert report, summarizing ILS  ratings”submitted by individuals representing over three thousand libraries from 53 countries”.

Two-thirds of children read digital books, new study shows (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Notice that the study found out that “t while weekly e-reading was up, daily reading was also up by at least 44 percent. ”

PPT: Marketing Resources for Libraries (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
The presentation includes marketing and ROI resources that are invaluable to proof the value of library services to our stake holders.

20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
I feel that librarians as educators have a little bigger list with must have technology skills.

New York Public Library Labs Debuts New Android App ( INFODocket)
The new Android app Libretto from NYPL LABS is a  “multimodal ebook reader that allows users to read the scripts of musicals and, where available, hear the music associated with them or study the sheet music. ”

American Library Association Releases 2012-2013 Annual Report (INFOdoecket)
One ALA initiatives in the past year, caught my eye:   the partnership with  the Harwood Harwood Institute for Public Innovation for the  initiative  “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities”, aiming to give libraries tools and training needed to ” help their communities find innovative solutions through library-led community engagement.”

New Online Resource: “Global Forest Watch” From WRI, Google, and Others (INFOdocket)
“The World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.”

Meet Oppia, Google’s New Open Source Project That Allows Anyone To Create An Interactive Learning Experience (Tech Crunch)
With Oppia librarians and instructors can develop interactive forms/modules around the content they are teaching.







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