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  • Library – what is a book? book formats, how to search? compare/contrast search and database interfaces
  • Filters: folktales and fairytales ELL: Search by languages (or country) - note that you can also change the language of the search interface.

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  • Presented by: Corrie Ball Becky Kasten Alicia Wiechert A Library for the World's Children INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY
  • What is the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)?
    • A FREE online database of outstanding children’s books from around the world!
    • It’s mission is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas – by providing access to the best of children’s literature online free of charge
    • The ICDL Foundation is a non-profit corporation
  • History of the ICDL
    • Introduced at in international celebration at the Library of Congress in November 2002
    • Created by an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Maryland in cooperation with the Internet Archive
    • Other contributors to the research are the members of the College Park Kidstream, a group of six children, ages 7-11, who work regularly with the adults
  • Focus of the ICDL
    • Identifying materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live
    • Materials in the collection are presented in the original language in which they were published and reflect similarities and differences in cultures, societies, interests, and lifestyles of people around the world
    • Materials are chosen by counties represented on the site after they reviewed submissions; contributions are what they think represents some of their best works
  • Goals of the ICDL
    • To create a collection of more than 10,000 books in at least 100 languages that is freely available
    • To collaborate with children as design partners
    • To better understand the concepts of rights management and “fair use”
    • To evaluate the impact of access to digital materials in schools and libraries
    • To understand the relationship between access to digital multicultural books and children’s attitudes
  • Facts about the ICDL
    • Has had 3 million unique visitors since launch in November 2002
    • Collection includes 4,452 books in 54 languages (Volunteers help translate books and write book summaries)
    • Users come from 228 different countries
    • Book preview pages have been visited over 650,000 times
  • ICDL Intended Audience
    • Children ages 3-13
    • Librarians
    • Teachers
    • Parents
    • Caregivers
    • International scholars and researchers in the area of children’s literature
  • Materials in ICDL
    • Materials selection in the ICDL collection have to meet the following requirements:
      • Physically published books in their entirety
      • Support understanding of other cultures
      • Promote tolerance and acceptance
      • Relevant in today’s world
      • High level of appeal for children
      • Meet professionally accepted quality standards
      • Presented effectively in a digital format
  • Features of the ICDL
    • Special features for librarians and teachers
      • Main Collection (1,689 books)
        • Outstanding books for children from around the world
        • Most are in copyright
        • Selected by experts in children’s literature from country in which books were published
      • 5 Special Collections (3,014 total books)
        • Historical material published before 1923
        • Primarily for researchers/scholars in children’s literature
      • 6 Exhibitions
        • Small collections of 10-15 books from around the world with similar themes and contains related teaching activities
  • Exhibitions
  • Featured Books Recommend three books and write reviews for them.
  • ICDL Uses Example ICDL uses from users:
      • ***Check out the Teacher Training Manual to learn more about using the ICDL with classes and view sample lesson plans and supplemental materials
  • Searching for Books
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  • (cont.) Searching for Books
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  • Viewing Books
      • There are three different ways to read books using “book readers”
      • Standard Book Reader
        • User clicks on a small image of a book page and the page enlarges showing the standard view of the books
      • Comic Book Reader
        • Pages are laid out one after the other like a comic book
      • Spiral Book Reader
        • Users can quickly zoom through the pages of the book; stimulates the feeling of flipping through pages of the book
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  • Example
      • When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…
      • by: Molly Bang
  • Standard Book Reader
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  • Comic Book Reader (Uses a Java plugin)
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  • Spiral Book Reader (Uses a Java plugin)
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  • Advanced Search Options
      • Search “keywords” to find books by topic or title.
      • Narrow by categories and subcategories.
  • Additional features Some books are available as audiobooks. (right) Some are bilingual books. (below)
  • ICDL App (IPhone, ITouch, IPAD)
  • Story Kit App
  • ICDL in the Classroom
    • Library / Computer / Information Literacy
    • Reading / Language Arts
    • Social Studies / History
    • Foreign Language
    • ELL
    • Culture and language clubs
    • Art
  • Sample lessons
    • Middle School
    • Library
      • What is a book? Book formats
      • How do you search? Compare search and database interfaces.
    • Language Arts
      • Folktale Lesson with 6 th grade (see wiki for worksheets)
        • Introduction to the ICDL tutorial
        • Read and analyze a folktale using the ICDL
    • English Language Learners
      • Smartboard Lesson – Introduction to the ICDL
        • Objective: Provide access to a library of books in their home language and a library of easy readers in English.
  • Sample lessons
    • Middle School (Cont.)
    • Social Studies
      • Part of an Immigration Unit (see wiki) or Country project
        • use ICDL to find and read a book from a particular culture
      • Holidays around the world project
    • Art
      • Illustration project
        • find examples of different types of children’s illustrations
        • view sample illustration techniques from around the world
        • find pictures to model and copy.
        • ** This could work well paired with an LA writing project!
    • Spanish Club
      • Introduction to ICDL
  • Sample lessons
    • High School
    • World Cultures
        • Learn about a culture by reading examples of their children’s books.
          • Ex/ What do they value? How do stories function?
        • Use ICDL to see examples of writing systems
        • Compare art illustrations from around the world
        • Folktale unit
  • Founder Allison Druin’s ICDL Research
    • Research on children’s search behaviors:
    • “ Children’s Search Experiences in the Age of Google, Today and Tomorrow”
    • 2010 Gryphon Lecture at GSLIS, University of Illinois
    • Lecture audio archives:
    • http://waterfall.lis.illinois.edu/dl/events/gryphonlecture druinmar05_10.mp3
    • International Research with Children
    • Funded by IMLS (Institute for Museum and
    • Examines international children’s perception of the roles of library, technology
    • and culture in their lives.
  • Other sites to know about
    • Tumblebooks
      • Audio pictures books, usually animated
      • Paid site but often accessible through your public library
      • http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp home_tumblebooks.asp
  • Other sites to know about
    • Tikatok
    • By Barnes and Noble
    • Create your own illustrated picture book
    • E-books ($2.99/ea), or publish in pbk/hardback
    • Compatible with the Nook
  • WIKI:
    • http:// icdlresources.wikispaces.com /ICDL+Presentation
    • ICDL WEBSITE:
    • http://en.childrenslibrary.org