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Digital library VSB Dec2010

  1. 1. VSB Digital Library<br />
  2. 2. Digital Libraries<br />A digital library provides digital resources and services. The resources may be in various digital formats. The services are based on traditional library skills, enabling materials to be evaluated, organised, stored, retrieved and used. In some cases preservation of special collections and access to these collections is part of their remit…. digital libraries are not dependent on any physical location, but they do provide a single online access point, and can provide access to remote resources as well as to their own collection.<br />Inspiral Project, University of Strathclyde, 2001<br />
  3. 3. webcat.vsb.bc.ca selections<br />Selected websites<br />Recommended links<br />Free recommended online databases<br />Subscription products and databases<br />
  4. 4. Content from <br />VSB subscriptions<br />Provincially licensed deals<br />Free web<br />For example:<br />Selected National Historic sites from Parks Canada<br />Poetry Everywhere<br />Know BC<br />
  5. 5. Do they?<br />
  6. 6. Webcat.vsb.bc.ca<br />Search tips<br />Tutorials<br />Tabs and Collections<br />
  7. 7. Teacher Librarian Picks<br />World Book<br />EBSCO databases<br />CultureGrams<br />Gale Biography in Context<br />Vancouver Sun and Province Subscriptions<br />KnowBC<br />Bookflix<br />
  8. 8. Research in World History & Geography<br />World Book<br />EncyclopedieDecouverte<br />Culture Grams<br />
  9. 9. Watch a streaming video licensed for VSB<br />In the webcat catalogue window search<br />4REAL Playlist<br />View on line with your login<br />Stay tuned for more titles streaming to you from MLST via the Video Tab<br />
  10. 10. Watch an nfb.ca short<br />Search webcat for “nfb videos”<br />Try selected content<br />Also visit nfb.ca for their database of content<br />Recommended playlists<br />Follow nfb on twitter twitter.com/thenfb<br />
  11. 11. Watch a free movie on line<br />Visit the video tab of webcat.vsb.bc.ca<br />Experiment with:<br />National Geographic<br />CBC Archives<br />Watch Know<br />And what about video store flicks? (ACF/VEC)<br />
  12. 12. Read Books and Magazines<br />Login to Biography in Context<br />Do a biography search for Andy Warhol. Steven Spielberg.<br />Explore the currency and breadth of content in the different feeds.<br />
  13. 13. Listen to a Reading<br />Access the Global Issues in Context Database<br />Check the Issues coverage Women, Children and the Family > Headscarves: Religious and Political Issues<br />Choose an article or podcast to listen to<br />
  14. 14. Saving documents and RSS<br />Login to Canadian Points of View Reference Centre<br />Do a search on “chinese head tax”<br />Can you find the news story BC City Apologizes for Historic Wrongs Against Chinese-Canadians<br />Set up an account for yourself and save an article<br />Bonus round: Login to EBSCOhost Browse Publications to find some of your top reads, follow links to set up RSS feeds<br />
  15. 15. Newspaper Subscriptions<br />Login to view the digital subscription for your school<br />Navigate with page flips<br />Review major dailies available<br />Functions for translate and listen<br />
  16. 16. Round 2<br />GVRL<br />World Book Ebooks<br />Student Research Centre<br />Media.vsb.bc.ca<br />
  17. 17. More Info<br />Email: mkempthorn@vsb.bc.ca<br />Speak to your tl<br />Ask your Pro D Chair<br />

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