Proposing a Cyber Library Proposing a Cyber Library After preparing a mission statement, a set of specific goals, and a composite profile of primary and secondary users, draft a proposal that includes plans for the construction of a cyber library. Dialog and FirstSearch are examples of early portals. There are too many advances and changes with technology that cyber librarians will need to adapt to in the future to develop a rigid policy in this area. The only disadvantage is that the company requires a small, fixed banner advertisement for Netscape at the top of each page. Unlike a textbook whose format is fixed in a sequential order, many Web resources can be uniquely adapted to fit the needs of the user Gregory 2000, 14—15.
Make sure, however, to obtain parental permission before displaying pictures of students. Online collection builders recommend that browsing hierarchies serve users best when they are no more than ten topics wide and three topics deep. If they are not being utilized or faculty and students are experiencing difficulties when using them, you need to be able to make adjustments quickly to meet their needs and interests. Is it to be totally curriculum related or will it also encompass the recreational needs and interests of the primary user group?. Plagiarism occurs when a student uses or purchases ghostwritten papers.
Schedule sufficient time to meet and invite all of the appropriate decision-making personnel. Prior to doing this project, you will locate at least five virtual libraries or cyberlibraries online and evaluate the web sites. The reviews are lengthy and cyber librarians can evaluate it themselves. Internet Collection Development Internet Collection Development Although the tremendous growth of the Internet makes a multitude of essentially free resources available, it also presents a series of issues concerning acquisitions, content quality, and evaluation. The lack of rules is what makes them so challenging to design. The scope of a cyber library collection can be limitless.
Free, interactive sites abound on the Internet. One has the pleasure of choosing the brightest colors from a spectrum of hundreds without requesting funding. Link Rights—Although American libraries and archives remain free to provide complete access to most Web sites under the Fair Use Clause of the Copyright Act, there have been threats to copyright in this area. H ow the Internet works. It has it all including 600 plus school-related Internet sites that are annotated.
This means making a decision to adopt the entire site in its current form. Shelves may be shifted only once a year in a conventional library, but the contents of an Internet site are moved sometimes daily. It also contains lists of e-mail discussion groups for educators who manage Internet servers and wish to share questions, solve problems, and promote their ideas and successes. In a consortium, collectors can search for their area of subject expertise first and then jointly tackle some of the more obscure areas of collection development Hughes 2001, 62—63. Science—Collect sites that stimulate critical thinking by analyzing cause and effect, by discussing patterns and structure among diverse concepts and ideas, by demonstrating the scientific process for determining causation e.
Does the school allow first name and last initial only or is something additional more acceptable? Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Geography. Yes, there are a few. Library Records—All but four states have laws specifically protecting library records. Study the graphics on the site. A solid bibliography, 12 pages of links, and a thorough index complete this unique reference for school media specialists.
Students, if they are looking for a site about stars, scan the first page of the Web library, click on the Science hyperlink, and then click again on the subject Astronomy. Internet sites tend to be collected at the macrolevel and books at the microlevel Gregory 2000, 24. This is the patience limit that most users have for downloading nonprint items. ? If an Internet address is inaccessible, please refer to the site title and enter the keywords in a search engine such as AltaVista. While it does not contain Web site creation templates, it does feature a good Web library that supports site and Internet searching.
Although I could obtain some items through interlibrary loan or refer them to a local public or academic library, I knew in most cases that the follow-up on their part would be too arduous or the desired item would arrive too late for their gratification. There also remained the investment in expensive equipment and technical support for an on-site Web server connected to the Internet with a dedicated line. The procedure can move fairly quickly if two screens Internet and Web library are open simultaneously, thus facilitating the copying and pasting procedure. Are there many students who are interested in business? Reference—Link to sites that provide a remote reference library for students and faculty. It does have a search engine and is browsable by grade level, but the content is not robust. Plan to visit them before beginning each cyber library building phase because they contain useful ideas and suggestions that can be adopted or adapted to your cyber library.