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Check an E-Book Out From the Library

Check an E-Book Out From the Library | Biblio | Scoop.it

While there are plenty of reasons to like an e-reader, one of the big promises is the ability to borrow e-books from a library. For some folks, this concept is the Holy Grail of the whole e-book premise.

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Médiation numérique et culture de l’information: repositionner les bibliothécaires

Médiation numérique et culture de l’information: repositionner les bibliothécaires | Biblio | Scoop.it

Qu’avons nous à apporter de plus dans un univers numérique? Ont-ils besoin des bibliothécaires puisqu’ils maîtrisent les contenus? Recommander quand on est bibliothécaire n’est-ce pas se substituer à eux? Je pense qu’il est essentiel de sortir de ces fausses représentations, par l’exemple.

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Analyse des offres (outils et acteurs de la médiation numérique) et des demandes (étudiants)

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Ten Bold Predictions for Book Publishing in 2012

Ten Bold Predictions for Book Publishing in 2012 | Biblio | Scoop.it

We spoke with book industry experts, observers and players to get their bold predictions on what extraordinary events await us in the coming twelve months.

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The Soviet 'Hobbit'

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JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit was published in the USSR in 1976, with illustrations by M. Belomlinskij. Can you identify the characters?

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Spies and Commissars: Bolshevik Russia and the West by Robert Service

Spies and Commissars: Bolshevik Russia and the West by Robert Service | Biblio | Scoop.it

Bizarre plots and ignorance filled the early years of the relationship between the west and the Bolsheviks.

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200 years on, why Jane Austen's lovers find new reasons for their passion

200 years on, why Jane Austen's lovers find new reasons for their passion | Biblio | Scoop.it

A literary historian argues that the author's genius lies in the way she holds up a mirror to each generation.

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21st-century publishing builds on a healthy radical tradition

21st-century publishing builds on a healthy radical tradition | Biblio | Scoop.it

Far from killing off the book, the digital age is proving a boon to innovative publishers and authors, many of whom are using new technology to breathe life back into old ideas.

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Précis de zoologie médiévale

Précis de zoologie médiévale | Biblio | Scoop.it

Beaux livres. Au Moyen Age, on mêlait animaux naturels et bêtes fantastiques. On leurs attribuait un caractère moral. On les dessinait drôlement. Où ça ? Dans de splendides bestiaires.

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Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter

Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter | Biblio | Scoop.it

We’ve built a Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter directory below, collecting Twitter handles from bookstores around the world.

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An Ode to Shakespeare and Company

An Ode to Shakespeare and Company | Biblio | Scoop.it

A tribute to the legendary bookstore, in light of the passing of its brillant and eccentric founder, George Whitman.

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Do You Trust an Algorithm to Help You Choose Books?

Do You Trust an Algorithm to Help You Choose Books? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Traditionally, marketing puts seeds in readers minds. Increasingly, social media, SEO and metadata are being thrown into the mix. But do you trust them?

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Julian Barnes and the Diminishing of the English Novel

Julian Barnes and the Diminishing of the English Novel | Biblio | Scoop.it

Julian Barnes’s infolded scrupulousness matches a reduced idea of English fiction, a habit of reading that appeals and wearies.

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The Best Food Books of 2011

The Best Food Books of 2011 | Biblio | Scoop.it

From farm life to molecular gastronomy, or what The Beatles have to do with the history of menu design.

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More books, more choices: why America needs its indies

More books, more choices: why America needs its indies | Biblio | Scoop.it

Farhad Manjoo thinks corner bookstores are simply comfy and quaint. He couldn't be more wrong.

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Pottermore surveys Potter fans on e-book and audiobook issues

Pottermore surveys Potter fans on e-book and audiobook issues | Biblio | Scoop.it

Pottermore has a 17-question survey for Harry Potter fans, asking about what Potter books they’ve read and own, what e-readers they use, and how interested they would be in buying Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks.

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Online Textbooks Aim to Make Science Leap From the Page

Online Textbooks Aim to Make Science Leap From the Page | Biblio | Scoop.it

'Principles of Biology,' a digital-only textbook, includes interactive features that take it beyond early e-textbooks that were static reprises of the print versions.

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Fifty things I've learned about the literary life

Fifty things I've learned about the literary life | Biblio | Scoop.it

Robert McCrum: There's no magic formula for success, and no one person knows best, but for what it's worth…

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What Is the Future of the Independent Bookstore?

With the rise of the e-book, the collapse of Borders, and the changing nature of bookselling, what is the future of that neighborhood fixture, the great independent bookstore?

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Top Ten Comics That Should Be A TV Series

Top Ten Comics That Should Be A TV Series | Biblio | Scoop.it

Comic book properties making their way to television isn't exactly a new phenomenon, as there have been numerous cartoons and live-action series, but none have managed to reach the level of sophistication and drama that The Walking Dead has achieved over the course of just a season and a half. Which is a shame, because there is plenty of great source material out there.

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The Pope’s Life of Jesus

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Jesus of Nazareth remains a disturbing presence, a question mark hanging over uneasy Western world-views. Some invoke him unquestioningly as the divine, redeeming Son of God. Others dismiss him as a minor figure whose followers invented stories about him and a religion around him.

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More controversy over Amazon price-checking versus independent bookstores

More controversy over Amazon price-checking versus independent bookstores | Biblio | Scoop.it

A couple of more people have weighed in on the controversy over Amazon’s price-check app.

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Occupy Omnibus: From Philosophy to Art, 10 Essential Books on Protest

Occupy Omnibus: From Philosophy to Art, 10 Essential Books on Protest | Biblio | Scoop.it

What Billie Holiday has to do with Burma, growing your own marijuana, and the American Revolution.

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