August 1st will usher in major changes to several of the Resource Centers provided by Gale Cengage Learning. The Resource Centers will be replaced by new learning portals from Gale’s In Context family of products. The In Context products will contain all the reliable, authoritative content from the Resource Centers plus a media-rich, Web-like experience for today’s learners, educators and librarians.
The Discus program takes pleasure in announcing that, as part of the South Carolina State Library’s Workforce Development Initiative, a high-quality customized set of career related electronic books has been added to the line-up of resources. The set is being provided by OCLC NetLibrary and Lyrasis and is made possible with funds from the Library Services and Technology Act. It is listed on the Discus homepage as the Career eBook Collection.
Several major enhancements are planned for January as Discus continues to grow and evolve. The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the addition of new content, a single search technology and a new remote access solution. These exciting new changes are outlined below.
Instructional Technology Specialist Donna Teuber of Ridge View High School in Columbia has been selected to participate in the Google Teacher Academy (GTA) taking place this week in Washington, D.C. The one-day professional development activity is designed to help K-12 educators benefit from innovative technologies.
In early 2009 the Modern Language Association (MLA) published the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. The handbook includes advice on every aspect of completing research papers, including citing the sources used in the preparation of the paper.
The new MLA citation style presented in the seventh edition of the handbook has been incorporated by the Discus vendors into their products in the following ways.