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New Trends in Electronic Publishing for Secondary Schools

Course Details:

Given the ever-increasing range of electronic resources (e-resources) available, school librarians need to be aware of new publishing developments, and understand the contribution that these resources can make to learning and teaching. The course will offer the opportunity to see and explore a range of different e-resources that are relevant to the needs of pupils and teachers. These include e-journals, e-books and e-books libraries, portals, a learning service, image collections, map-based images, and blogs. Additionally, it will consider ways in which these e-resources can be evaluated. Given the constraints of time, the workshop focuses upon e-resources for use in teaching and with a couple of exceptions excludes material to support professional development of teaching and library staff. The workshop comprises a series of hands-on activities to explore the e-resources, plus small group work for consideration of the management issues.

  • Duration: 09.00 – 16.00 (to be confirmed)
  • A buffet lunch will be provided and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Trainer: Chris Armstrong and Ray Lonsdale

Chris Armstrong and Ray Lonsdale have been working in the field of e-book development for the past 11 years. They are members of the Joint Information Systems Committee e-Book Working Group, which has been promoting the publishing and uptake of e-books in higher and further education and sixth form colleges. Ray is Reader in Information Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a former editor of The School Librarian. For the past 20 years, Chris has run a consultancy and training company, Information Automation Limited, specialising in the field of e-publishing and e-resources. Chris and Ray have been conducting training courses in the field of electronic information nationally and internationally for some years.

Key Audience:

Ssecondary school librarians, teachers with an interest in, or responsibility for, e-resources.

Venues and Dates:

No venues/dates are currently scheduled for this course. For more information about possible future dates, please contact the SLA Office.