Electronic Library: a gateway to select Internet resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Electronic Library Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. Resources are in digital format. From the Florida Electronic Library
Digital Library: A digital library is a collection of collections of electronic knowledge (i.e.) resources developed (organized) and maintained in order to meet the [totality] of information needs for a given user population. Digital Library From CDLM (Classical Digital Library Model)
Virtual: Refers to a condition without boundaries or constraints. It is often used to define a feature or state that is simulated in some fashion. From PC Magazine Some of my students have virtual intelligence…
Virtual Library: A Virtual Library (also known as a Digital Library, Net Library or an Electronic Library) may be defined as the online facility provided by a conventional library to read books and access other facilities, or it may mean a website which offers links to various sites with a large store of information in a catalogued or archived form. Virtual Library From Blurtit.com
"Cyber" is a prefix used to describe a person, thing, or idea as part of the computer and information age. Taken from kybernetes, Greek for "steersman" or "governor," it was first used in cybernetics, a word coined by Norbert Wiener and his colleagues. Common usages include cyberculture, cyberpunk, and cyberspace. From Whatis.com
Perform a needs assessment in all areas o Evaluate existing resources o Develop goals & objectives o Define what you wish to accomplish Researchbecome knowledgeable Funding/Budget concerns Professional Development: training/instruction in software/hardware (patron) Public relations
What encompasses a school library media program for 21 st century learners? Collection issues? Collection issues? Print and/or nonprint materials? Access issues? Budget issues? Facility layoutphysical space? Information literacypatrons? Information portals? OPAC or Networked automated card catalog Website, Wiki Communications: Newsletters, Blog, Email, E-Bulletin (Discussion) Boards, etc.
Security Issues LAN – WAN Patron security Data security Procedures Web-basedOPAC – Management Digital Rights Management Filters/Passwords Where, When & How (Equity) Scheduling issues/Hours of operation Policies & procedures (communicated)
Building & Maintainingall the collections Budget restrictions Annual budget obligations Grants & Fundraising Protection of resources Conservation of consumables Strategic planning Cost-effective spending Proactive in building liaisons and networking
Effective Communications School & Community Committees Email, Blogs & Newsletters Websites & Wikis ALEX & State Department Professional OrganizationsAIMA RSS Feeds, listserves, Colleagues & Peer Networks
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