October 25, 2021

State of Nebraska “Virtual Library System” Launches

The Nebraska Virtual Library is a customized version and locally promoted version of the PBSLearning Media portal.

From NTV:

Gov. Dave Heineman Wednesday was joined by Dr. Roger Breed, Nebraska Commissioner of Education, and Rod Bates, general manager of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications to announce the Nebraska Virtual Library system is now online and ready to use.

The launch of the new online learning library offers more than 20,000 digital resources for Nebraska’s teachers and students as a free statewide resource.

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The Nebraska Virtual Library contains multi-media resources including audio, video and interactive components continually updated from the Library of Congress, National Archives, PBS NewsHour, NOVA, American Experience, Electric Company, and SciGirls.

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This new site is part of a larger statewide educational initiative announced last August by governor Heineman.  The Nebraska Virtual Partnership, formed to serve learners from preschool through high school and emphasize science, technology, engineering and math, includes leaders from the Nebraska Department of Education, UNL Independent Study High School, Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and NET.

See Also: Audio: Virtual library opens world to teachers and students (via Nebraska Radio Network)
Includes six minutes of audio from news conference announcing launch.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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