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Topic 4: Critical Evaluation of Print and Electronic resources.

Posted by arlekeno on August 6, 2010

 Tasmanian School Library Guidelines pages  which suggest :

An example of some general selection criteria:

  • Purpose
    • Is it relevant to students or staff?
    • Does it achieve what it sets out to do?
    • Does it appeal to the target age group?
    • Does it fit in with the collection development policy?
    • Does the library have the appropriate equipment to use the resource?
  • Suitability
    • Ease of use
    • Clarity of illustration
    • Use of language
    • Target audience
    • Are special storage or shelving requirements needed?
  • Production
    • Quality
    • Ease of use and safety
    • Durability
    • Accessibility
    • Attractiveness
  • Value for money
    • Standard of production
    • How many years will its content be relevant for?
    • Library need
    • Minority appeal
    • Authority (credentials) of creator
  • Equal opportunities 
    • How are cultures, religions, ethnic diversity, gender and disabilities presented in text and image?’

This is a guide which can be used with a wide variety of print and non-print materials.

These look pretty good to me. Similar to last semester.

i may mention something about up to date, or recently updated if we are talking Webpages.

TECHNICHAL EVALUATION OF A SITE!

http://www.evalutech.sreb.org/criteria/web.asp

The RELIABILITY CRITERIA

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/weval_02.pdf

THE EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA!

I agree with herring, if a website does not fit the educational needs, no matter how reliable or technichally excellant it is not for us.

CYBERGUIDE RATINGS

http://www.cyberbee.com/content.pdf

I just did this for www.wikipedia.org Very interesting results and slightly worrying.

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