This crazy picture will not move right now...it is part of the Second life discussion below...do you know who it is ? Answer below!! :-)
Peggy is giving us the annual report ...the state of libraries speech so to speak!
increased funding for K12 databases...keep what we have and expand
state-wide catalog plan...share our info..as librarians do naturally
thought we had 2.5 million dollars but did not move forward
people are still plugging away to bring about success.
creative budgeting (federal $) should protect the databases for now.
may have to scale back on support and training part which are important, but it may have to happen.
more training comes more comfort
technology pupil allotment will help in some ways.
TEA, Higher-Ed got lots of stimulus $. wish some could have come our way.
maybe some resources from TEA could go into the database budget.
eligibility for k12 has not changed. can't expand to private schools..that did not happen.
they will continue to have to work thru service center program to get best price.
in 2010...TexShare database, k12 database bid will occur
since $ resources did not increase, probably won't increase database resources
k12 databases and teacher prep
this was the 2n
d most requested wish after funding
trying to get info to decision makers in the schools..they need to be aware of the importance of the database
online course...State library site
services to librarians tab
she talked about the state Library of Texas....some can't connect because of district restrictions. maybe larger k12 libraries could add their records
SECOND LIFE http://www.secondlife.com
we saw A Starry, Starry Night presentation..actually saw the site being built...that was pretty cool! (o btw, she just said it is not there anymore!!) there is a video of it.
Look who is here in Second Life at the ALA site...Barry BigBoots (sorry, I shook as I took the picture)
Othe virtual worlds for kids
Gaia Online ..teens
Ty girlz 10-15 girls
machinima...machine + cinema; filming inworld
Why Second Life?
ALA has an island
The Bookbinder's Ball...annual event
book discussions go on all the time...in the Reader's Garden
a book she talked about Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
California Library Assoc has had some
used Animoto to show us a virtual tour of one the events...good way to show it off (as youknow, I love Animoto!!)
feel the sense you are in the room with others at the same time!
the land of Lincoln...the details of the school room
sandboxes are available in SL for learning
she tried to show us around but of course, technology did its usually trick! but I will link ot her presentation later and you can see lots of "stuff"
p.S. forgot to mention..we still have those important breaks called ...eating !!
we back channeled this conversation at http://todaysmeet.com/TASLA
we hope to have an archived copy if it later...cross your fingers!