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Amazon Alternatives

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Don't want to shop at Amazon? An indie bookseller lists alternatives for books, ebooks, social networking, and audio!
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I like this compilation.

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eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem eBooksAreForever, library ebooks Libraries are getting screwed on ebooks even worse than consumers. Where a consumer has to worry about content vanishing with a deceased ebookstore or an e

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I wish someone would just make all this confusion go away! :)

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CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries | TSLAC

CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries | TSLAC | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
 

 
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Weeding manual from the Texas State Library.

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Summary Brochure from California Schools

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Here's an overview of current practices in California schools; just remember that California has cut back on their school library programs in general.  Taxpayer revolt is behind this.

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Why We Weed

Why We Weed | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
Weeding is an essential component of library collection management.  Most libraries simply do not have unlimited space, and we must continually make room for new materials.  Weeding is necessary to...
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This blog hasn't been commented on since 2010 but still has some helpful ideas.

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As More Schools Embrace Tablets, Do Textbooks Have a Fighting Chance? | NEA Today

As More Schools Embrace Tablets, Do Textbooks Have a Fighting Chance? | NEA Today | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
By Brenda Álvarez Big news in the tech-ed world: The Los Angeles Unified School District—the second largest school district in the country—recently
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Not only did they ditch print books for iPads; they also ditched their librarians, according to some other sources I've seen.  Will they actually go through with that and lose one of the best assets that has been proven to help students achieve and learn?

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Booking It Forward - Independent bookstores and their prospects - Cover Story - Urban Tulsa Weekly

Booking It Forward - Independent bookstores and their prospects - Cover Story - Urban Tulsa Weekly | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
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"In the pre-Internet world, Steve's Sundry was one of the rare places in Tulsa where you c
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So here again, they're preferring print.

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Teens can't tell the difference between Google ads and search results

Teens can't tell the difference between Google ads and search results | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
The familiar narrative of teens and technology is one of natural proficiency — that young people just get technology in a way that older generations don't. But research suggests that just because...
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I'm sure some of my students do know the difference, but will they take time to stop and think about it?

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The Fault In Our Stars | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX - YouTube

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us -- on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

 

 


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Get ready...here it comes!

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If you read the book, the trailer will be a much more intense experience....WOW...

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Doug Johnson Website - dougwri - Weed!

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Weed!
Head for the Edge, Library Media Connection , Sept/Oct 2003

I once took over a job from Ev...
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Thoughts from 2003 about getting rid of old books--is this article out of date?  (Irony intended)

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Weeding Library Collections - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

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More info that you will ever have time to peruse...like a library!

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The Weeding War | Blatant Berry

The Weeding War | Blatant Berry | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
“We have to weed the collection!” Every librarian will tell you that, but a great many library users, including many of those unpredictable “Friends of the Library,” along with a lot of other citizens, simply don’t understand why it is necessary to...
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How to decide what to keep and what to remove?

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Students Prefer Print for Serious Academic Reading - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students Prefer Print for Serious Academic Reading - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, and Reading | Scoop.it
Print textbooks vs. E-books #collegebound http://t.co/aGqlj3ZfVa
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hmmm...why don't college students, who are so tekkie so much of the time, like to read academic books on a digital platform?

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University buys e-books, but students favor print - Minnesota Daily

University buys e-books, but students favor print
Minnesota Daily
While colleges and universities nationwide invest in e-books, students still opt for traditional paper books for academic reading, according to a recent study.
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Why do so many young people like print books better?  This is one of several articles I've seen recently that say they do.

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