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Apr 28

Digital Curation (2016)

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 9:06 AM by Brian Herder


Digital Curation

Digital Curation (2016)

Gillian Oliver and Ross Harvey

American Library Association

978-0-8389-1385-7


As an in-depth explanation of the entire digital curation lifecycle, from creation to appraisal to preservation to organization/access to transformation, the first edition of this text set a benchmark for both thoroughness and clarity. Boasting the expert guidance of international authorities Oliver and Harvey, this revamped and expanded edition widens the scope to address continuing developments in the strategies, technological approaches, and activities that are part of this rapidly changing field. In addition to current practitioners, those pursuing a career as librarian, archivist, or records manager will find this definitive survey invaluable. Filled with up-to-date best practices, it covers such important topics as
  • the scope and incentives of digital curation, detailing Digital Curation Centre’s (DCC) lifecycle model as well as the Data Curation Continuum;   
  • key requirements for digital curation, from description and representation to planning and collaboration;
  • the value and utility of metadata;
  • considering the needs of producers and consumers when creating an appraisal and selection policy for digital objects;
  • the paradigm shift by institutions towards cloud computing and its impact on costs, storage, and other key aspects of digital curation;
  • the quality and security of data;
  • new and emerging data curation resources, including innovative digital repository software and digital forensics tools;
  • mechanisms for sharing and reusing data, with expanded sections on open access, open data, and open standards initiatives; and
  • processes to ensure that data are preserved and remain usable over time.
Useful as both a teaching text and day-to-day working guide, this book outlines the essential concepts and techniques that are crucial to preserving the longevity of digital resources.


Apr 28

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens (2015)

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 9:06 AM by Brian Herder


Tap Click Read

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens (2015)


Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine

Jossey-Bass

978-1-119-09189-9

  • 'Tap, Click, Read... transforms technology from a distraction into a partner...'

    The wasted potential of millions of our children, including extremely low literacy rates, represents the greatest public health crisis facing our country and our country’s future. Tap, Click, Read, determined to help change this, transforms technology from a distraction into a partner in its wonderfully-written mission to ensure that all our children can reach their potentials.

    Dana Suskind, MD. University of Chicago. Co-Author Thirty Million Words, Building Your Child's Brain.
  • 'An invaluable resource...'

    An invaluable resource for any parent, educator or policymaker interested in harnessing the potential and power of media and new technologies to support young children’s learning.

    Diana Mendley Rauner, Ph.D, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund and First Lady, Commonwealth of Illinois
  • '...illuminating and exciting.'

    Teachers, parents and anyone interested in the potential role of interactive technology for children’s learning will find that this book covers all of the important issues exceptionally well. Tap, Click Read’s descriptions of new creative cutting edge efforts is especially illuminating and exciting.

    Barry Zuckerman, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • '...a provocative and inspiring guide...'

    For anyone committed to increasing social equity, this book is a provocative and inspiring guide, illuminating how the rapidly changing sea of media and technologies surrounding us both creates and dissolves hurdles for people and communities struggling with access to opportunity. Guernsey and Levine invite–and challenge–readers to embrace a new role as co-creators at its dawn of an innovative learning ecosystem that can transform our ability to create children who succeed as the readers, thinkers and learners of tomorrow.

    Kim Syman, Managing Partner, New Profit

Apr 28

Visual Literacy for Libraries: A Practical, Standards-Based Guide (2016)

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 9:06 AM by Brian Herder


Literacy for Libraries

Visual Literacy for Libraries: A Practical, Standards-Based Guide (2016)

Nicole E. Brown, Kaila Bussert, Denise Hattwig, Ann Medaille

ALA Editions

978-0-8389-1381-9



The importance of images and visual media in today’s culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content. The ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education were developed to address these distinct characteristics of images and visual media. Based on those standards, this book provides librarians and instructors with the tools, strategies, and confidence to apply visual literacy in a library context. Readers will not only learn about ways to develop students’ visual literacy, but also how to use visual materials to make their instruction more engaging. Ideal for the busy librarian who needs ideas, activities, and teaching strategies that are ready to implement, this book
  • shows how to challenge students to delve into finding images, using images in the research process, interpreting and analyzing images, creating visual communications, and using visual content ethically;
  • provides ready-to-go learning activities for engaging critically with visual materials;
  • offers tools and techniques for increasing one’s own visual literacy confidence; and
  • gives strategies for integrating, engaging with and advocating for visual literacy in libraries.
With this book’s guidance, academic professionals can help students master visual literacy, a key competency in today’s media-saturated world, while also enlivening instruction with visual materials.