Friday, May 29, 2015

One Book Wyoming and the GoWYLD.net resources

Check out the webinar and research guide for GoWYLD.net resources and One Book Wyoming 2015.
You will find resources that support the many themse abd discussions, including our summer reading theme, Every Hero has a Story, author information, and much more.  This year, One Book Wyoming includes 3 titles by Cat Urbigkit.  Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs, The Guardian Team:  On the job with Rena and Roo, and Shepherds of Coyote Rocks. 
http://guides.gowyld.net/OneBook2015

webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5egM2s0aWPI

Friday, May 8, 2015

Gale Introduces Research in Context for Middle Grade Researchers

Gale is introducing a new interface for middle school researchers called Research in Context.  This resource will be made available during the month of May.  Bringing together content from the former Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition, Research In Context is cross-disciplinary in nature spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.  For many Wyoming libraries, this new resource will eventually replace only Student Resource Center, Jr, but if your library subscribes to any of the others mentioned above, they will also be replaced.

The Research In Context user experience is designed to support the developing information and digital literacy skills of the average middle school student, drawing from:
  • User testing with users aged 11 to 13
  • Librarian and teacher feedback
  • An extensive body of user experience research and usage data we've gathered over years of developing elementary and high school resources
  • Analysis of middle school curriculum standards and popular lesson plans
The resource’s name, content, and design are also approachable for younger students who are ready for more advanced research as well as high school students who are still developing key skills. 

To learn more, visit http://www.gale.com/researchincontext or Click here for an FAQ which helps to answer questions about the migration process, changes in usage statistics, technical questions, training, and more.




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Zinio for Libraries adds Kindle Fire HD/HDX support

The Zinio for Libraries app is now available for Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices.  To download the app, go to the library Zinio collection page at http://www.rbdigital.com/wyomingstatewy/zinio and scroll to the bottom to see the links to available apps.

The benefit to using the Zinio for Libraries app is that a second login to the commercial Zinio reader is no longer necessary.  The app is still just a reader, and users must first check out magazines from the Rbdigital collection site.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hark! Mango adds new Shakespearean English specialty course

63 Languages and counting...

Mango has added a new specialty course in Shakespearean English.  Your patrons will enjoy Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet like never before by examining Shakespearean vocabulary, word order, and even learning an insult or two!   Keep up with Mango by signing up for their newsletter at http://www.mangolanguages.com/libraries/


http://blog.mangolanguages.com/learn-shakespearean-english-with-mangos-latest-course/