- Nebraska's new Virtual Library system launched Wednesday and will give teachers and students free access to over 20,000 constantly updated multimedia resources from the Library of Congress, National Archives, PBS NewsHour, NOVA, American Experience, Electric Company and SciGirls.
- The library, powered by PBS LearningMedia, is part of a larger state initiative called the Nebraska Virtual Partnership, a collaboration between the state Department of Education, the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council, the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.
- Other states have been working on digital resource collections this year, though many of their efforts are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
From the article:
This fall, Nebraska teachers and students will be able to access a slew of digital resources in one place, thanks to the state's new Virtual Library system released Wednesday, Aug. 8. The Virtual Library holds more than 20,000 multimedia resources from the Library of Congress, National Archives, PBS NewsHour, NOVA, American Experience, Electric Company and SciGirls, according to a press release from Gov. Dave Heineman's office. The library comes at no charge for teachers and students and will be updated constantly. The platform is powered by PBS LearningMedia, a digital content platform. ...