April 23, 2013 Meeting Resources


Highlighting what you have - idea share

Whitney Pinkerton Fund minigrants for nonfiction books

Pros and cons of nonfiction ebook collections
EBSCO collections

Elementary Book Trailer Project
Student Made Book Trailers


DPLA: Digital Public Library of America launched April 18, 2013.
The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff.
The DPLA contains metadata records—information describing an item—for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Each record links to the original object on the content provider’s website. Digital copies of some objects are available for download, based on the content provider and the individual rights status of the object.

Tool Spotlight

Mentor Mob
MentorMob and Me by Joyce Valenza
MentorMob and the Secrets of the Remix Mash-Up YouTube Generation by Gwenyth Jones
Favorite Playlist tools from Joyce Valenza: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2013/03/24/best-playlist-tools/

Interesting Reading

Dewey vs. Genre: In Light of Common Core, Seeking Ways to Circumvent Dewey
Fun!! The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World

Coming in Fall, 2013

Hyperlinked Library MOOC from SJSU. Starts Sept. 3, 2013. Free and open to all.