Alaska Association of School Librarians

Advancing high standards for the school library profession in Alaska

Alaska Association of School Librarians - Advancing high standards for the school library profession in Alaska

Digital Pipeline :: Alaska Library Network

Digital Pipeline :: Alaska Library Network.

 

School Database Trials

 

The Digital Pipeline committee is planning to eliminate Facts On File (Infobase Learning) from the Alaska Statewide Database offerings due to the high cost and low usage of the resource.

A variety of databases are currently on trial in the state to consider for new K-12 resources.  The databases would need to have broad curriculum appeal, address social needs, balance grade levels, and be culturally balanced.

See newly updated links and comment form for trials.  We need input on trials from rural schools, home schools, public libraries, public schools, private schools, teachers, librarians, parents, students and anyone else interested in the statewide databases.

The following databases are available for all Alaskans on a trial basis through February. Recommendations will go to the Digital Pipeline committee in March 2012.
Logins and passwords are available from your school/public librarians, or email trials@akasl.org

Visit the K-12 Trials homepage from the K-12 Trials tab at the top of the page.

Help spread the word across Alaska to help the committee gather feedback on the trials, and provide Alaskans with the best information resources possible!

Alaska Internet Circle of Safety | digitalliteracy.gov

Alaska Internet Circle of Safety | digitalliteracy.gov.

As we head back to school for the new year we may want to re-visit Internet safety.  The Alaska Internet Circle of Safety website provides excellent annotated links to resources for parents and librarians in one easy to access place.

Be sure to checkout the DigitalLiteracy.gov site that serves as a clearinghouse for anything online.  There are tutorials and resources on a wide range of topics including Child Online Protection, Copyright, Basic Computing, Mobile/Wireless, and much more.

Please share your Internet Safety tips, lessons and resources here, or on the Alaska School Librarians Facebook page.