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Digital Collections Accessible to Students

There are a number of digital archives around the world that are free and open to the public and therefore, available to students. This past November, the British Library digitized 800 medieval manuscripts. These are accessible at the British Library.

The Library of Congress has thousands of items that have been digitized and made available online to the public. It houses anything from Presidential letters to to Civil War Maps to notated sheet music, famous and not so famous photographs, newspapers, and legislation.

The World Digital Library is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.

The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures including, Chinese rare books, Mozart’s original manuscript score of the Magic Flute, works by Galileo Galilei, primary documents from US history, and more!

The Library and Archives of Canada has archives and digital collections which include governmental records, immigration records, photographs and a collection on indigenous heritage.

The National Library of Australia has a few digital collections accessible from its home page. This includes Trove, a group of collections from hundreds of Australian cultural organizations.

The National Archives of Australia also has a number of digital collections available to view.

Trinity College in Dublin has also made the Book of Kells (a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world) accessible in a digital format.

Treehouse Learning for RRLC Members

Treehouse is an online learning platform focusing on developing technical skills with more than 200 courses on topics such as web design, game development, digital literacy, and more. As we are members of the Rochester Regional Library Council, we may request access to one of their 10 licenses for a two-week period at no charge. This includes school librarians in our Monroe One region districts. Accounts are available for individual persons and will be activated on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to request your FREE two-week license.

At the end of your access time, your account privileges will be deactivated, although your account will remain open so that you may request access again by filling out the form below, as you need more training. Certificates of completion are available by request; after a course has been completed, contact cbroomfield@rrlc.org to request a certificate. Once your request has been processed and verified, RRLC will email your certificate.

NOVELNY Databases

The New York State Library has confirmed that the current collection of NOVELNY statewide e-resources  will continue through the coming year, and will be extended for an additional year through June 30, 2021.

Barring unforeseen circumstances and pending availability of funds, the following databases will be available July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021:

 

Business:

*Business Insights Essentials (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Education:

*Educators Reference Complete (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

General Periodicals:

*Academic OneFile with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*Expanded Academic ASAP with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*General OneFile with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*General Reference Center Gold with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*Informe Académico (Gale, a Cengage Company)

 

Elementary Level General Periodicals:

*Kids InfoBits (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Secondary Level General Periodicals:

*Research in Context (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Encyclopedia

*Encyclopedia Britannica (Britannica Digital Learning, a division of Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.):  Includes Britannica School, Britannica Academic and Britannica Escolar.

 

Health

*Health Reference Center Academic (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Issues

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Newspapers

*InfoTrac Newsstand including New York State Newspapers (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Technology

*Computer Database (Gale, a Cengage company)

NovelNY

NovelNY is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a project funded through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Serivces (IMLS).

Each school has a selection of databases available to their students through this service. In order to track your statistics, you’ll need to know the links through which your students will access these databases. To find them, go to the NovelNY Lookup ID page.

Once there, type your school name into the search box. Select your school from the list and it will deliver a page of links to you.

Technology Tool Kits

Did you know that every public school district in the Monroe One BOCES region is part of our Model Schools coser? That means you have access to borrow some technology tool kits. Kits include robots, virtual reality kits, and more! Training to use the equipment is provided by the Model Schools department or for Librarians by Liesl Toates.

You can see what’s available at the Model Schools Instructional Technology Blog Remember these resources are limited and available to all public school teachers and librarians in the region, so they are frequently checked out.

3 Apples Book Award Nominees are out!

The 3 Apples Book Award nominees have been announced and it’s up to your students to READ READ READ! This is the only award where kids nominate and vote for books for kids! The voting will take place in April. Each child has one vote cast at either their school or public library.

Winners will be announced online at www.nyla.org/3apples

The list of nominees, further information, and marketing materials can be found online at: The NYLA 3 Apples Website