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How One Company Designed the Bookshelves that Made America’s Biggest Libraries Possible

How One Company Designed the Bookshelves that Made America’s Biggest Libraries Possible | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Before the early 20th century, public libraries typically used wooden bookcases with fixed shelves to house their volumes. In the 1910s, new public lit ...
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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: From Awareness to Action

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: From Awareness to Action | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Pooches help kids have a doggone good time at the library

Pooches help kids have a doggone good time at the library | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
BILLINGS – Here’s a formula for fun: a frosty January day, a warm library, a bunch of kids and six friendly, tail-wagging dogs.
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How Could The Winds of Winter Be Published In Only Three Months?

How Could The Winds of Winter Be Published In Only Three Months? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
If publishing a book takes one year, then why do George R. R. Martin’s publishers only need three months? Learn how blockbuster novels can change the book production process. George R. R. Martin…
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The Evolving Catalog | American Libraries Magazine

The Evolving Catalog | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
As technology changes library cataloging, we look back at its history and forward into its future.
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Legislation Would Let Libraries Get Tough On Overdue Items

Legislation Would Let Libraries Get Tough On Overdue Items | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Some Wisconsin libraries already turn to collections agencies or local police to help retrieve overdue items. A new bill would allow the method statewide.
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Will Future Historians Consider These Days The Digital Dark Ages?

Will Future Historians Consider These Days The Digital Dark Ages? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
We are awash in a sea of information, but how to historians sift through the mountain of data? In the future, computer programs will be unreadable, and therefore worthless, to historians.
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Spread of internet has not conquered 'digital divide' between rich and poor – report

Spread of internet has not conquered 'digital divide' between rich and poor – report | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Study by World Bank praises potential of technology to transform lives, but warns of risk of creating a ‘new underclass’ of the disconnected
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The Advanced Google Searches Every Student Should Know - November Learning

The Advanced Google Searches Every Student Should Know - November Learning | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
GOOGLE HAS AMAZING TOOLS FOR FINDING SCHOOL-WORTHY SOURCES. TOO BAD MOST KIDS DON’T KNOW THEY EXIST
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Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books

Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Although David Bowie was best known for his music, he also made countless contributions to the worlds of art, fashion and film.
But the singer, who died Sunday, was also devoted to literature. In 2013, Bowie left the world something other than his groundbreaking albums to remember him by — a list...
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Data Visualization for the Rest of Us | American Libraries Magazine

Data Visualization for the Rest of Us | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
So Hofschire and her colleagues created a one-page legal-size infographic that summed up more than two decades of data. While it was only a general snapshot, she says, “This was the piece that our users needed to start that conversation with their stakeholders.” And it had a tremendously positive impact. That was three years ago. … Continue reading Data Visualization for the Rest of Us →
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Silence & Noise

Silence & Noise | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Silence is a resource. Silence must be available to those who need it, but the days of blanket silence in the library, as a rule, are long gone.There are a few unusual libraries for which this is an exception, but on the whole, people no longer perch self consciously on the edges of their chairs…
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Children's Books Embedded With Racism As A Teaching Opportunity

Children's Books Embedded With Racism As A Teaching Opportunity | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Should parents pass up a good story because reading it to their child means wrestling with outdated racial stereotypes? NPR's Rachel Martin asks editor Jeremy Adam Smith.
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Uploading of Anne Frank’s diary ruffles legal feathers - SWI swissinfo.ch

Uploading of Anne Frank’s diary ruffles legal feathers - SWI swissinfo.ch | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The Diary of Anne Frank has been put online by a French politician and an academic. The Basel-based Anne Frank Foundation is considering legal action.
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Schools that Read Together: Cultivating Reading Communities at the Secondary Level by Heather Rocco

Schools that Read Together: Cultivating Reading Communities at the Secondary Level by Heather Rocco | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Approximately three years ago, Chatham Middle and High School teachers implemented an independent reading initiative for their students. There are many components to implementing an effective independent reading program, especially at the middle and high school levels.  To explain all we did (and do) requires a much longer blog post or, say, full texts written…
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You are not what you read: librarians purge user data to protect privacy

You are not what you read: librarians purge user data to protect privacy | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
US libraries are doing something even the most security-conscious private firm would never dream of: deleting sensitive information in order to protect users
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New York Public Library puts more than 180,000 images online

New York Public Library puts more than 180,000 images online | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Feast your eyes on images of early settlements in the West, fires in Chicago or scroll through an early American manuscript.  The New York Public Library made more than 180,000 of its public domain images available online Wednesday.
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Interview With a Librarian: Suzanne Severns

Interview With a Librarian: Suzanne Severns | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Interview With a Librarian: Suzanne Severns shares a bit of her library story with us.
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School Library Impact Studies | Keith Curry Lance

School Library Impact Studies | Keith Curry Lance | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Library research/statistics consultant - School library impact studies - LJ Index - Project evaluation - Proposal Writing
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