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Internet Librarian: Sensible Library Website Development | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Internet Librarian: Sensible Library Website Development | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Sensible Library Website Development Amanda Etches Why do we have library websites?
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Documenting FOR Learning

Documenting FOR Learning | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
I am a documenter, I have always been... maybe it is in my blood... ...from keeping diaries from an early age on, being the family letter writer, to taking pictures to document our lives, vacations...
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Four Ways to Fuel Your Library | Evanced Kids

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Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower

Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The Common Core is said to be the most radical innovation to public education in a generation. The average academic librarian has paid little attention. What exactly do academic librarians need to know and does it matter to us?
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Facebook’s Unethical Experiment Manipulated Users’ Emotions

Facebook’s Unethical Experiment Manipulated Users’ Emotions | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Facebook has been experimenting on us. A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that Facebook intentionally manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000 users in order to study “emotional contagion through social networks.” The researchers, who are affiliated with Facebook, Cornell, and the University...
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The Lazy Machines Kill Literacy

The Lazy Machines Kill Literacy | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
To put an end to the spirit of inquiry that has characterized the West it is not necessary to burn the books,” Robert Maynard Hutchins wrote in the introductory volume of The Great Books of the Western World. “All we have to do is to leave them unread for a few generations.”An examined life has never been the aim of more than a fraction of any population, and intellectuals have always been rightly hated. But America certainly boasted a more literate citizenry fairly recently. More than sixty years ago, the Encyclopedia Britannica published the fifty-four-volume Great Books of the Western World. Whereas giving away the series today might be next to impossible, door-to-door salesmen—another relic (killed by enterprising door-to-door rapists) of a mostly forgotten age—sold more than a million sets at a starting price of $298, when $298 went a long way.   
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Here’s What the Future of Reading Looks Like

Here’s What the Future of Reading Looks Like | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
E-readers are dead. So are bookstores. What's left? 
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The e-book phenomenon: a disruptive technology

The e-book phenomenon: a disruptive technology | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The e-book and its associated technology have emerged as a disruptive technology over the past ten years. The aim of this paper is to discuss some of the consequences of this development, based on the work of the e-books in Sweden research project. To explain the impact of the e-book phenomenon we use Winston’s theory of technological innovation, with particular reference to the ‘supervening social necessity’, the combination of factors that turns an innovation into a marketable product. As a result of the technology all aspects of the production, distribution and use of books is affected. The e-book is having different effects in different sectors and in different parts of the world: rapid development in the USA, slower in France and Japan; rapid development in academic libraries, slower development in public libraries, from country to country. These differences suggest that one supervening social necessity may be needed to explain the divergencies. There is a great deal of exaggeration of the impact of the e-book, based mainly on its influence in the USA. Development in other countries is taking place more slowly and differently and in ‘small language’ countries like Sweden, the pace of development, except in academic libraries is likely to be slow.
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City Forces 9-Year-Old Boy to Move "Little Free Library" From Front Yard

City Forces 9-Year-Old Boy to Move "Little Free Library" From Front Yard | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
It violates a city code that bans detached structures
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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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the feminist librarian: once again upon a listserv: some follow-up thoughts about #thatdarnlist

the feminist librarian: once again upon a listserv: some follow-up thoughts about #thatdarnlist | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Chicago Teachers Union | Chicago public school libraries, librarians and the hypocrisy of “Rahm’s Readers”

Chicago Teachers Union | Chicago public school libraries, librarians and the hypocrisy of “Rahm’s Readers” | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Access to school libraries and librarians are among the resources that all of Chicago’s students deserve, but many CPS librarian positions have been cut and more than 200 schools are either without a library or certified library staff.
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A Great Guide to Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills eBook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide to Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills eBook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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London streets filled with 'BookBenches' | The Bookseller

London streets filled with 'BookBenches' | The Bookseller | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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World Book Night Suspends Operations

World Book Night Suspends Operations | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
After a three year effort, World Book Night officials said this morning they are suspending its operations.
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The next big thing in ed tech is not a ‘thing’ at all

The next big thing in ed tech is not a ‘thing’ at all | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The Digital Age Library Playground at ISTE 2014 is an informal "unconference" event that featured short, hands-on presentations.
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Got Wi-Fi? Some libraries now lending hotspots

Got Wi-Fi? Some libraries now lending hotspots | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
An initiative in New York and Chicago allows library patrons to check out Wi-Fi hotspots in underserved communities.
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College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices

College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Big increases leave librarians at liberal-arts institutions feeling ambushed.
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Yes, Adults Should Be Embarrassed to Read Young Adult Books

Yes, Adults Should Be Embarrassed to Read Young Adult Books | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this weekend virtually guaranteed to become a blockbuster, it can be hard to remember that once upon a time, an adult might have felt embarrassed to be caught reading the novel that inspired it. Not because it is bad—it isn’t—but because...
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UnGoogleable Questions in the classroom. A first step. | Mister Foale is learning

UnGoogleable Questions in the classroom. A first step. | Mister Foale is learning | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide

The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide
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Why (And How) Libraries Are Getting Reinvented - Edudemic

Why (And How) Libraries Are Getting Reinvented - Edudemic | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
I love books; the weight in my hand, the captivating book cover that makes me wonder with curiosity about what is held within, and the simple mechanics of turning a page. But I am also a digital junkie. My smartphone beeps with sounds that are pinging, dinging, and popping 24 hours a day. And let’s …
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New Orleans librarian, Laurence Copel, wins $3,000 prize

New Orleans librarian, Laurence Copel, wins $3,000 prize | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Copel will receive the prize money for her efforts, which include setting up a library in her own home and riding her bicycle to reach families in need of books.
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Summer reading: myth, mystery and athletic triumph

Summer reading: myth, mystery and athletic triumph | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Ready for summer? Here’s a list of paperback titles calling you to the beach or backyard, including the J.K. Rowling mystery “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and the story of Seattle’s triumphant Olympic rowers, “The Boys in the Boat.”
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