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Learn how to apply, teach and promote visual literacy in your library

May
20

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide.

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.

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LearningExpress Announces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition

May
19

LearningExpress Announces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition
~ Helps Students Build College and Career Readiness ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 19, 2016 — In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.

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White Rose Libraries in the UK select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services for collaborative print management

May
18

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 18, 2016—The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

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WorldCat helps parents using Univision Contigo’s ‘Clave al Éxito’ find library books to support their children’s academic success

May
13

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 13, 2016—OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative, and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, are making it easier for parents to locate nearby libraries and access recommended titles to help prepare their children for schoolwork in the United States.

Through its mobile-first digital destination, “Clave al Éxito,” (Key to Success), Univision Contigo provides Hispanic parents with bilingual resources that they need to help their children succeed in school and beyond.

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Amigos eShelf(SM) Service partners with Elsevier

Apr
20

Dallas, TX – Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership between its Amigos eShelf(SM) Service e-book distribution platform and Elsevier, a leading academic publisher of medical and scientific literature. The partnership allows eShelf(SM) Service subscribers access to approximately 25,000 science and technology e-books offered by Elsevier.

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Emporia State University Teaching with Koha Klassmates

Apr
19

4/19/2016
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Emporia State University Teaching with Koha Klassmates

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that the more than 30 students enrolled in 'Information Technology' class at the Emporia State University, will be using Koha through the Klassmates (http://klassmates.us) program.

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A Gruffalo! What’s a Gruffalo? World famous children’s book illustrator shares his skills at Mini Literature Festival (in Bradford)

Apr
13

Gruffalo co-creator Axel Scheffler will be leading a Mini Literature Festival for West Yorkshire school pupils at (12.30pm, Bradford Grammar School, 18 April).

Axel Scheffler, who brought to life one of the world’s best-loved monsters, will be leading a Mini Literature Festival for West Yorkshire school pupils to celebrate a new 2.1 million library at Bradford Grammar School (BGS).
Axel Scheffler, co-creator of ‘The Gruffalo’, will visit BGS on Monday 18 April to open the new library and take part in a day of Gruffalo-related activities including ‘festival workshops’.

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Flipster® and Boopsie Integration Helps Libraries Provide More Options to Access Digital Magazines

Apr
05

Flipster® and Boopsie Integration Helps Libraries Provide More Options to Access Digital Magazines
~ Integration Offers Solution to Patrons Who Prefer Mobile Access ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 5, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Boopsie, Inc. have extended their mobile technology partnership to integrate Flipster®, EBSCO’s digital magazine solution, into the Boopsie mobile platform. Flipster is a one-stop-shop for digital magazines and allows patrons to browse the latest issues of the most sought after magazines, courtesy of their library.

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OCLC and the National Library of the Netherlands sign long-term agreement to serve public libraries

Mar
31

LEIDEN, Netherlands, 31 March 2016—OCLC and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, signed a new long-term partnership agreement today for metadata management and discovery services that will increase the visibility of Dutch public libraries’ collections.

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