DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 2
2017 Volume 36, Issue 2 21 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews Be aware of the department’s access restrictions to some sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. It is necessary that the video is either in mp4 format and downloaded then saved as a file, to be uploaded into the Oliver system, or the video content can be accessed from an unblocked site such as the ABC. An example of Oliver’s information boxes for Book Week 2017 The image above illustrates the use of the information boxes to house a video interview with picture book author, Maxine Beneba Clarke, and the book trailers of ‘One photo’ and ‘Jimmy Cook’ which are accessed via linked images. The carousel features the shortlisted titles (10 cover limit) which can be changed to enable different category covers. Featured shortlisted authors and illustrators, with links to their website, are also included. Setting up an information box on the library homepage (Build 8) by Softlink HQ Managing multimedia resources The role of the teacher librarian is crucial in managing the school library’s home page, which is the first point of contact with Oliver for both staff and students. Comprising several information boxes, each box is editable and a range of different media can be inserted, such as: • links to shortlisted authors and illustrators websites or other websites, tools, tasks created by teachers/ teacher librarian • video – particularly useful for interviews and book trailers, produced professionally and by students • image carousel – useful for book covers of the shortlisted categories. Detailed instructions related to adding specific media, such as video, are available via ‘Help’. See, in particular, the ‘How to’ documents which outline the procedures for adding images, video, linked images and carousels to an information box via the Softlink support portal.
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