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I was going to get super-up-to-date online while convalescing at the farm after my wisdom teeth removal, but of course, that didn’t happen. Never mind, here’s what’s been keeping me entertained while I’ve been healing.

Books

Internetty/Techy

Resources/Databases

  • BBC – Dimensions – What a brilliant resource! Great for students. I like putting the Colossus at Rhodes in Cathedral Square. Via RS.
  • LRIS Portal – Environment and Land Data from Landcare Research. For sciencey folk needing NZ info. Via RS.

Fun or Funny

I’ve tried to remember where I sourced this info for you (in the little via:xx) but I didn’t record my path every time. Sometimes it was also straight from my RSS feed, so there was no need. I’ll try to get more diligent with my resources!

See you tomorrow!

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Ah, there’s so much to look at online, isn’t there? Here’s what’s been catching my eye this week…

  • Check out this huge panoramic map of London in 1845. It’s presented Google Maps style and is really easy to navigate. (Sourced via BB)
  • What is Book Futurism? Have a look at the Book Futurism Manifesto. I think libraries are going down the same path. (Sourced via RS)
  • Oooops! Imagine cleaning up this mess!
  • The IFLA World Report 2010. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions have released this interesting report on internet use in libraries, which includes New Zealand.
  • And just for fun… Ever wanted to learn how to swear in a foreign language? YouSwear to the rescue! Warning: I was Web Marshalled when looking at this site on the desk. (Sourced via LH)

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Books & Reading

Adult
The making of a book cover Make sure you watch this full screen and with the sound on, the music is pretty cool.
Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers
For Love Of Do-Good Vampires: A Bloody Book List Be sure to scroll down to the end of the article and have a look through the list.  Be aware that some of these may not be appropriate for a young teen audience.
Tables of vampire traits
How to read Sci-Fi
Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks
Gail Carriger (author) on Steampunk (believe it or not, I restrained myself in giving you Steampunk info – R)
Steampunk: 20 Core Titles
Five Thoughts On The Popularity Of Steampunk

Young Adult & Children
ALA | Alex Awards -A handy resource that lists books that have been written for adults but have been eagerly snapped up by teens too. Have a check back through the previous years lists too. Books & reading – adults & young adults
Librarian’s Guide to Manga
GUYS READ Suitable for children as well.
Overview of YA social-media use | Pew Internet & American Life Project

 Libraries
Open Library – A webpage for every book… ever.
New York Library sorting machine
Art Brodsky: Our Public Library Lifeline Is Fraying. We’ll Be Sorry If It Snaps
Camp Library (Should have remembered this one for ANZAC day!)
Circulating Libraries and Video Rental Stores
Why Libraries Exist
Do you use your local library?
 

Librarians
The Three Simple C’s of Librarianship
Privacy Revolution -Choose privacy – American Library Association   Librarians in the Movies
Confessions of a Book Pirate
Best and Worst Jobs 2010 – The Wall Street Journal – Will Librarian make the grade? 

Authors and Fans
Yoko Ono Collects Rare Books:
Famous Literary drunks and addicts
The single mother’s manifesto | J.K. Rowling
 

Techy/RFID
RFID tagged cows start tweeting
Cattle rustling and RFID
When a Wine Loves a Robot (RFID)
10 Technology Ideas Your Library Can Implement Next Week
Facebook as a library tool
International Twittering Libraries
 

Language
The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
 

Funny and Videos
Which font? I’m looking at you, Leonie.
President Accused of Theft, Failing to Pay Massive Library Fines
YouTube – Your Life Work: The Librarian
YouTube – Gorilla Librarian
YouTube – Sesame Street: Cookie Monster In The Library
Typo of the day for librarians
 

History and Art Resources
Art: 21 | Bright ideas  -Excellent resource for art teachers History & Art Resources
Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel
3D tour of the secret annex
Vincent van Gogh The Letters

 School Resources
Free Technology for Teachers: Animated Web Search Tutorials -Four very accessible animated tutorials covering the credibility of information found on the web, the research process, how search engines function and how to avoid plagiarism.
MLHU Section List Canadian Sexual Education game – WARNING: contains male genitalia in cartoon form.

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