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ERIC Number: EJ784613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Changing State Digital Libraries
Pappas, Marjorie L.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n5 p24-27 Jan 2006
Research has shown that state virtual or digital libraries are evolving into websites that are loaded with free resources, subscription databases, and instructional tools. In this article, the author explores these evolving libraries based on the following questions: (1) How user-friendly are the state digital libraries?; (2) How do state digital libraries meet the information needs of learners as required by state standards?; (3) What instructional strategies (e.g., tutorials, guides, etc.) are available on state digital library websites to help novice information seekers?; (4) How do state digital libraries engage users in the skills of critical thinking and accessing information through a process?; and (5) What local and regional information is available on state digital libraries (e.g., primary source documents, genealogical information, state government information, etc.)? Elementary and secondary schools are an important key to not only maintaining support, but also serving as a voice for informing the adult population about the information available on digital libraries. The author encourages classroom teachers and school library media specialists to become more actively involved in the management of these libraries. (Contains 12 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A