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Sir Isaac Newton's own annotated Principia Mathematica goes online

Sir Isaac Newton's own annotated Principia Mathematica goes online | General library news | Scoop.it
Cambridge University gives the public access to digitised science papers, revealing the calculations of famous minds...
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School library future woes as funding pulled - News - The Comet

School library future woes as funding pulled - News - The Comet | General library news | Scoop.it
THE future of school libraries in Comet country is in doubt, after a council yesterday (Wednesday) took a step nearer to pulling the plug on funding.
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We're Still in Love With Books - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education

We're Still in Love With Books - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education | General library news | Scoop.it
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Technology Transforming Public Libraries [VIDEO]

Technology Transforming Public Libraries [VIDEO] | General library news | Scoop.it
Access to the latest devices and tutorials on how to use them are all available at your local library.
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British Library's early newspaper archive goes online

British Library's early newspaper archive goes online | General library news | Scoop.it
More than 4m pages, mostly from 19th-century newspapers, reveal that press intrusion and celebrity gossip are nothing new...
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The Occupy London library spreads its wings

The Occupy London library spreads its wings | General library news | Scoop.it
The library founded by protesters at St Paul's cathedral is expanding, with two new branches opening in London...
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'Children cannot do homework due to poor broadband' - Public Service

'Children cannot do homework due to poor broadband' - Public Service | General library news | Scoop.it
A lack of high-speed broadband is preventing some children from completing their homework, an MP has warned...
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Why Penguin is worried about the role of Amazon's Kindle in libraries

Why Penguin is worried about the role of Amazon's Kindle in libraries | General library news | Scoop.it
Penguin Group – citing security problems – has put a hold on the distribution of new e-books to libraries.
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Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New Ebook Titles — The Digital Shift

Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New Ebook Titles — The Digital Shift | General library news | Scoop.it

The number of ebooks available for libraries to loan has just shrunk as Penguin Group USA has decided, for now, to no longer make digital editions of new titles available for library lending.

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Are you writing in permanent marker? - Features - The F-Word

Are you writing in permanent marker? - Features - The F-Word | General library news | Scoop.it
What happens when a brilliant feminist blog gets deleted, or an online magazine disappears?
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What You Can Do To Support School Libraries In Crisis

What You Can Do To Support School Libraries In Crisis | General library news | Scoop.it
The value of school librarians has been measured in countless studies demonstrating that strong school library programs help students learn more and score higher on standardized achievement tests. For example, according to data from the Alaska State Library, at the elementary level, four out of five schools (80 percent) with full-time librarians had more students who earned proficient or above proficient test scores on the California Achievement Tests (CAT5) tests for reading, language arts and mathematics. In schools with no librarian, fewer than three out of five (less than 60 percent) achieved higher test scores.
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British Library plans website overhaul

British Library plans website overhaul | General library news | Scoop.it
Major website development to support transition from physical to digital delivery of British Library collections...
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Almost 4m children in Britain do not own a book, poll finds

Almost 4m children in Britain do not own a book, poll finds | General library news | Scoop.it
National Literacy Trust describes as 'very worrying' results of survey of 18,000 children between 11 and 16...
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Patrons Can Borrow eReaders from Library

Patrons Can Borrow eReaders from Library | General library news | Scoop.it
The Westbury Memorial Public Library, in working to meet its mission to celebrate the joy of reading while working to meet the community’s technological needs, is pleased to announce that it is one of the first Nassau libraries to implement a “Borrow an eReader at the Library” program.
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Libraries borrowing marketing ideas from bookstores

Libraries borrowing marketing ideas from bookstores | General library news | Scoop.it
Today’s public libraries have a lot in common with retail bookstores, featuring special displays, coffee kiosks and gift shops.
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Penguin Restores Kindle Lending, but Still Not Providing Digital Editions of New Titles — The Digital Shift

Penguin Restores Kindle Lending, but Still Not Providing Digital Editions of New Titles — The Digital Shift | General library news | Scoop.it
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Shareable: Are Maker Spaces the Future of Public Libraries?

Shareable: Are Maker Spaces the Future of Public Libraries? | General library news | Scoop.it

“Libraries exist to provide access to opportunities for people to come together to learn, discuss, discover, test, create. Transformation happens when people have free access to powerful information, and new and advanced technology."

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Survey Says Library Users Are Your Best Customers

Survey Says Library Users Are Your Best Customers | General library news | Scoop.it
Miller says LJ editors have been amazed by the strength of the findings so far—including the degree to which libraries are boosting book sales. “Our data show that over 50% of all library users report purchasing books by an author they were introduced to in the library,” Miller noted.
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CILIP | Shout About School Libraries Campaign

CILIP | Shout About School Libraries Campaign | General library news | Scoop.it

From October 2011 to late 2012 CILIP is running a joint campaign with the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians (ASCEL), and the School Library Association (SLA). We want everyone to start SHOUTING ABOUT School Libraries and Schools Library Services.

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