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The LION in the library (AKA Activity 1.2)

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Mis TIC - Ruth

I am back again to show you a great bibliographic database, quite intuitive. Ladies and gentlement… welcome to Literature Online (LION).

LION Literature Online (LION) http://literature.proquest.com.ezproxy.uned.es/

What is LION?

In this case it is specially important to be logged in to Campus UNED. UNED pays the subscription fee, otherwise you would only see a login page (like this one)

As I am studying American Literature II right now, I wanted to see some information about  ‘The Great Gatsby’, and there were 1530 results.

LIONSearch LION – Search The Great Gatsby

As you can see, the information can be filtered by content type on the left hand bar.
My choice was this document, in ‘Reference Works’: The Great Gatsby  from KnowledgeNotes™ Student Guides

Please, if you love literature in English, visit this database and search your favourite author or book! And let me know if you found what you were looking for 😉

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Library webinars, October 2015

Information taken from the library blog

Programa de formación en línea ProQuest en octubre de 2015

Para el próximo mes de octubre de 2015 se han programado los siguientes cursos en español:

ProQuest : sesión de 30 minutos para conocer el nuevo diseño de la nueva interfaz lanzado el pasado 20 de agosto.

Nuevo diseño de la interfaz de la Plataforma ProQuest
Martes, 6 de octubre
16:00 Madrid
Trainer: Núria Sauri
Regístrese

Write-N-Cite para Windows: esta sesión cubrirá cómo instalar y utilizar el aplicativo Write N Cite, que le permite citar y crear bibliografías de modo fácil y rápido con Microsoft Word para Windows.La sesión tendrá una duración de 30 minutos y cubrirá: instalación, citar y crear bibliografías, otras opciones: personalización, sincronización, etc.

Jueves, 22 de octubre
10.45 Madrid
Trainer: Núria Sauri
Regístrese

Los cursos están abiertos a todos los usuarios de dichos recursos y demás interesados en conocerlos.

Importante: Para registrarse en los webinars de ProQuest, clique donde dice “Regístrese”,

Free webinars this week on Creative Commons & Wikimedia organized by IFLA

FYI

Estimados colegas,

Llamamos su atención sobre los webinars a que realizaremos la próxima semana. 

NO SE LO PIERDA, RESERVE LAS FECHAS.
WEBINARS: Los derechos de autor y las bibliotecas: por qué es importante manterse informado 

Participe en las dos sesiones en línea con expertos en derechos de autor presentando una visión general sobre la situación en América Latina y el Caribe, los últimos acontecimientos y los temas de actualidad. Además, conoceremos por qué es importante para los bibliotecarios mantenerse informados acerca de estos temas tan relevantes para nuestra profesión. 

Coordinadora de las sesiones: Sueli Mara S. P. Ferreira – IFLA LAC y USP, Brasil 

Moderadores en español: María Juliana Soto y Diego Caballero – Prensa Fundación Karisma y David Ramírez – Fundación Conector, Colombia.
 

Martes 4 de noviembre de 2014 – 14 h *

Presentadora: Alicia Ocaso Ferreira

Tema: Información acerca del panorama mundial, basada en el trabajo de la IFLA y el CLM en los foros mundiales. Informes y asuntos de interés actualizados, acerca del Creative Commons y Wikimedia.  

Idioma: Español 

Sobre la presentadora: Presidenta de la Asociación de Bibliotecólogos del Uruguay, Miembro del Comité de Derechos de Autor y Asuntos Legales (CLM) de la IFLA.

 

Miércoles 5 de noviembre de 2014 – 14 h * 

Presentador: Claudio Ruiz

Tema: Información actualizada acerca del panorama de los derechos de autor en América Latina, las últimas tendencias y asuntos de interés. Importancia de porqué las bibliotecas y los centros de información deben estar actualizados respecto a estos temas.

Idioma: Español 

Sobre el presentador: Director Ejecutivo de la ONG Derechos Digitales. Dirige proyectos vinculados a la defensa y promoción de los derechos fundamentales en el entorno en línea, particularmente la libertad de expresión, los derechos de autor y el acceso al conocimiento. Ha colaborado con la IFLA en varias iniciativas internacionales. Profesor Diplomado en Propiedad Intelectual.

 
LOS WEBINARS SON GRATUITOS Y ABIERTOS A TODOS 

INSCRIPCIÓN: La inscripción anticipada NO es necesaria, se realizará durante el evento para aquellos participantes que necesiten un certificado de asistencia. Las informaciones sobre el procedimiento serán suministradas durante el webinar.

 

ACCESO: Los participantes podrán acceder a los webinars a través del enlace: http://iptv.usp.br/portal/transmissao/iflalac 

Las sesiones tienen 1 hora de duración, luego de las presentaciones serán dedicados 20 minutos para preguntas y comentarios de los participantes. Durante el webinar se recibirán preguntas en la cuenta electrónica: iflalac.webinar@gmail.com

 

*IMPORTANTE 

– Los horarios consignados corresponden a Brasilia (UTC/GMT -2)

– Verifique el horario en América Del Sur en: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html?continent=samerica 

– Horarios en otros países: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

 

Contacto:

Loida García-Febo. Coordinadora de la Serie, loidagarciafebo@gmail.com

Sueli Mara S. P. Ferreira. Coordinadora de la Serie. sueli.ferreira@gmail.com

Solicitamos su colaboración en la difusión de este evento y ¡esperamos su participación!
Un saludo cordial,

National Libraries in English language all around the world

As we have seen in the first unit of this subject, online databases are one of the most useful resources to you, as students of English Studies. Even if you are carrying out a research, looking for information or trying to check words, acronyms or find more information about American Slang, for example, in these online databases you can find articles, web pages, books, dictionaries or newspapers to help you and to solve your doubts.

Queries are easy to make, and you can browse resources in categories or search different collections. Many of the resources are freely available, and with just one click, you can get a lot of resources that you should refine to find the most suitable for your needs.

These are three of the most remarkable online databases from Libraries:

British Library

The British Library is one of the most important libraries in the world and one the largest by number of items catalogued as well. Companies, researchers, professors, and students from UK and from all over the world consult its catalogue. In fact, more than six million searches are generated by their online catalogue and about 400,000 people go their Reading Rooms. Its online catalogues include more than 20 specialist catalogues with nearly 57 million records that can be consulted remotely. Sounds, images, books, articles are included.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is considered the USA’s oldest federal cultural institution and, along with the British Library, the largest library in the world, containing millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its different collections.

Its catalog has more than 18 million books, serials, computers files, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources to be consulted. Thousands of items in the Library’s collections are available electronically, through the Library or through freely-accessible web sites**. It is remarkable that the Online Catalogue has searching aids for users, for example, cross-references and scope notes. There is only one database, since the catalogue records are not separated depending on type of material, language or date.

** You can subscribe via RSS to the updatings of some of these pages.

National Library of Australia

The greatest collection in the world of material relating to Australia and the Australian people is held in The National Library of Australia. Its range of publications includes the earliest European works and the most current publications. As The British Library and The Library of Congress, different types of materials are included: books magazines, pictures, maps, sheet music, oral history recordings, and manuscript papers among others.

Using its online database, using eResources, indexes, full-text journals, websites and guides can be located.

These are just some examples . If you now more National Libraries, please, add them through a comment to this post.

Knowing more on CALL

Thee are lots of seminars and confererences organized every year to discuss and be updated about varied CALL topics. Here you are the list of the ones broadcasted via Internet this week:

Even if you are unable to make it the Foreign Language Instructional
Technology conference, you will still be able to catch the plenary talks via
Internet broadcast. Here's the schedule local time (GT +2):

Friday, December 3, 19:00-20:00
Mike Levy "Revising the teachers' role in CALL: Designing materials for the
independent language learner"

Saturday, December 4, 09:30-10:30
Françoise Blin "Bologna and the 21st century language learner: Integrating
technology for learner autonomy"

Saturday, December 4, 14:30-15:30
François Mangenot " Former les futures enseignants aux TICE à travers les
échanges en ligne"

Sunday, December 5, 09:30-10:30
Phi Hubbard "Exploring the impact of technology implementation on theories
and models of language learning"

Sunday, December 5, 12:00-13:00
Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou "Language learning, learner autonomy and the
ever-evolving world of technology"
 
To access these broadcasts, connect to the FLiT website:
http://lcweb.ucy.ac.cy/Flit/index.htm
 
All of the presenter are very well-known colleages and even you could see the author of our text book. So, you know, it could be good to listen to his voice ;) 

Linking our subject to the present-future

First of all, I would like to receive you with a very kind welcome to this course. As many of you have already realized and commented in the forum, the contents of our main handbook seems to be rather “old-fashioned”. What I will try to do with this blog is letting you related all the things read there with new applications of CALL to learn EFL. I know that some of you are studying and working in the areas completly different from methodology and ICT, but, gradually, and thanks to this blog you will understand better your handbook. You will also learn to find worthwhile everything written there, since it has been written by one of the pioneers teachers in the field of CALL, Mike Levy.

I would like to introduce in this first entry of this academic year a seminar, hold by MacMillan Education and delivered in this case, by Pete Sharma:

These kind of seminars are called webinars, since they are delivered in the web. You can either downloading them in your computer or ipod using itunes, or attend live depending on your time zone.

In order to know about the use of ipods in EFL, visit this entry elaborated by student from NT last year. Please, use the comments option to express your opion about this topic.

Autonomous Learning and CALL

One of the most relevant kinds of learning related to CALL is perhaps Autonomous learning. Thanks to the evolution and improvement of technology, autonomous learning is acquiring more and more quality. The IATEFL– SIG devoted to Autonomous leaning, LASIG has recentry organised, in collaboration with the Open University, a single day seminar on this topic. Most of talks and other papers presented there involved CALL in their content.

The blond woman standing on the scenario is called Stella Hurd, a professor from the Open University Languages Department. She has just retired from work this year and had devoted all her life to do research on CALL and Distance Language Learning.

How to use your iPod for language learning:

As I mentioned some time ago in another blog note, there is a whole world of features for your iPod out there. I recently purchased an iPod Touch and I just can’t believe the things you can do with such as small device.

I am sure that most of you have heard about podcasts. For those who haven’t…where have you been for the past 5 years? To make a long story short, a podcast could be defined as the RSS for iPods. There are millions of types of podcasts, from cooking to travelling, but the one that caught my attention, and the reason why I am writing this today, is the language learning podcast.

There are different ways to find the podcasts that are most appealing to you. One of them is through iTunes; you can just perform a search with the language you’re interested in, and within seconds you’ll get a list of ten thousand podcasts you can subscribe yourself to. Remember there’s an opinion section, where people that have used it can tell you how they liked it, that might be helpful.

Another way to find your podcast is through the Internet. If there is any company or Institution that you might find attractive or interesting for whatever reason, you may want to check their website first to find out if they have a podcast service available. Be aware though that some of them are for free, but some others may not be. Here’s an example of finding podcasts through the web:

http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish-podcasts

Now that the iPod Touch and iPhone have gotten so popular, the growth of the applications that have been created for them have been growing proportionally. The easiest way to find an iPod app is through iTunes. As long as you have your iTunes Store account set up, you’re ready to go. There is a section called App Store where you can find anything you can imagine, but to make things easier you can just filter your search by selecting, in this case “Education”, and then “English” for instance.

What’s good about these apps? They’re a lot more fun to interact with. You can replay the lessons, take your quizzes, keep track of your scores, and find out what you did wrong and why.

Some of the stuff is for free, but with apps, I must say that the real good ones are not for free, but it is not as bad as you may think. You can find apps, which are worth having for $10.

For those of you tired of the University old styles, here’s iTunes U. This new feature in iTunes called my attention about 2 years ago and I wasn’t that sure that it was going to take off, but to my surprise, you’d better believe it did. So, what’s iTunes U? It could actually be considered as Podcasts, but these ones are real University lectures.

The number of Universities that have joined this program is massive. The best way to find the things that you’re looking for would be by filtering by your University or even by whatever you degree is in. The good news is that almost everything I found was for free and that I have never been disappointed by any of the things I checked up…go check it for yourself, here’s video that will show you how:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPNQGmCMv1E

CALL Projects, associations & key ICT professionals

As you may know, CALL and technology in general develop very quicky. Here you are some of the recorded presentations that took place during an event organized by the European NIFLAR Project:

Ton Koenraad's NIFLAR Presentation, 12 November 2009:
https://admin.emea.acrobat.com/_a789908106/p73683230/

Panel discussion, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to
repeat it", 13 November 2009: Duane Sider (President of Rosetta Stone),
Vance Stevens, Graham Davies and Ton Koenraad:
https://admin.emea.acrobat.com/_a789908106/p63251182/

And there were many other excellent sessions:
http://virtual-round-table.ning.com

** Information sent by Graham Davies to EUROCALL‘s list.