Equality Schemes: Reconciliation, Talent Management and Competitiveness.

Although several months have passed since the parliamentary approval of the Organic Law on Equality between men and women are still numerous comments and controversy over gender equality and its translation into the various areas of community life. Such comments, how could it be otherwise, also extend to processes and initiatives relating to reconciling work and family life and to what this means as a new facet of corporate social responsibility. But ...

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A digital library, multidisciplinary and community for the Francophonie

Paris, March 9, 2011 – La Francophonie and scientific university covers the five continents. With this geographical diversity, the AUF is designed to enhance knowledge of the Francophonie in promoting scientific cooperation, training the actors in development, by supporting research and sharing expertise.

In this context, the 41 French-speaking digital campus of AUF to endow a digital library, designed by multidisciplinary and community Cyberlibris.

The digital library developed by Cyberlibris strengthens ...

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Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Semantic and Epistemological Elements of the Teaching of Research in LIS by John M. Budd

One of the challenges facing teachers of research or research methods in library and information science programs is creating in students an understanding of the vocabulary of both library and information science and research. There may be a linguistic gap between the language used by the teacher and that used by the student. The linguistic gap may lead to a gap ...

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Education Access provides teachers and school librarians

Education Access provides teachers and school librarians with the tools they need to apply new technologies for teaching and learning and promote public and school library collaboration.

Many students are not receiving the education they deserve because of inadequate curriculum development, lack of skills on the part of teachers and under-development of the nation’s school libraries. Further, few schools collaborate with public libraries to build community-wide access to the standards, skills and content required for educational achievement.

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Library Services for Distance Learners

While technology has vastly increased the range, reach and number of distance education programs, library services for distance students have not kept pace. And despite the potential of technology to enhance these services to distance learners, to date it has done little more than improve the speed of access to library materials, leaving the extent of access unchanged. In fact, technology may well be putting distance learners at an even greater disadvantage by creating a still more uneven ...

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System Security in the Networked Library

transit-security-designAre your library systems secure? If your answer is “yes,” drop everything and read this issue now! Ask any computer security experts: they will tell you there is no such thing as a totally secure networked system. If your answer is “no,” this issue will clarify the problems of security, suggest some approaches to them, and describe some actual library experiences.

This collection of ...

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THE COMMUNITY-LIBRARY ADVOCACY PROJECT

American libraries are fundamental to our democratic society, yet are facing budgetary and other challenges which undermine their fiscal security and threaten their long tradition of providing free and equal access to information. The support of library users is essential for libraries’ survival, but the challenges are so great, and library needs are so compelling, that new approaches are needed to advance the cause of the public library and, through it, the well being of our communities.

Libraries for ...

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Ideas for Students and Teachers

Many of the ideas listed here came from students and teachers who have used the Biographical Dictionary as a study and classroom resource.

Studying a specific historical era
When studying specific periods in history, a popular assignment is to write about someone who lived during that period. The Biographical Dictionary can give you a selection of people to choose from. For example, if you are studying the Reformation you can search the database.

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Schools That Are Using the Internet: Who Are They?

Over one-third of all public schools are known to be using the Internet according to preliminary numbers from Market Data Retrieval’s (MDR) 1996 K-12 technology survey. In addition, almost three-quarters of all districts have at least one school on the Internet.

From November 2000 until June 2005, MDR surveyed 10,400 public school districts concerning the specific types of technologies being used by each of their individual schools. In total, about 67,000 public schools were surveyed. The survey utilized a combination of ...

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e-Business No Longer An Either-Or Technology Decision

Many thought it was archaic and dying, but after almost three decades years of existence, one of the most widely deployed standards for conducing e-Business transactions is as strong as ever, and even continuing to grow. At the same time, newer standards are evolving and competing for ubiquity in an ever-changing technology market.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was created more than three decades ago as a standard way to communicate data between two business ...

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