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PHYSICSFANS - A Network of Physics Enthusiasts

PHYSICSFANS - A Network of Physics Enthusiasts | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
PhysicsFans hopes to bring together all Phsyics Enthusiasts under one roof to discuss and share Physics related facts, news, videos and more
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The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: Take the Library to the People!

The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: Take the Library to the People! | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Examples of mobile libraries around the world
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Is the book a crucial cultural artifact, or just an outdated container for content?

Is the book a crucial cultural artifact, or just an outdated container for content? | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
A blog post by Nick Carr about the future of the printed book touched off an epic comment debate between the author and media theorist Clay Shirky about whether the book format itself will die out and be replaced.
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A Doll's Magic, Free to Renew

A Doll's Magic, Free to Renew | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Kirsten, an American Girl doll with a $110 price tag, is one of the most well-loved and sought-after items at a library branch in the East Village.
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Violent books pulled from middle school library after student checks them out

Violent books pulled from middle school library after student checks them out | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
DENVER — Sandy Morton says she was “shocked they would have something like that in public school,” when her 14-year-old...
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Using the internet in place of memory doesn’t make us dumber | ExtremeTech

Using the internet in place of memory doesn’t make us dumber | ExtremeTech | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Researchers at UCLA have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that people experienced in web searching actually show increased brain activity while searching for new information when compared to internet novices.
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Media Center School Resource

Media Center School Resource | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Voicesnews.com is the online edition of Voices and Voices Sunday-The Weekly Star, the largest semi-weekly newspaper in southwestern Connecticut for more than 30 years.
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Transfer of schools from CTSA approved

Transfer of schools from CTSA approved | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IBNS) The Union Cabinet has given its approval to transfer schools run by the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) to the Department of Education (DoE), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) or any registered society run...
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Dewey the Cat-CBS Sunday Morning

In 1988, a cat was found frozen & miserable in a library drop-box. Over the next 20 years, Dewey was adopted by the library & the community of Spencer, Iowa....
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Rising cost of education worries parents, survey shows - The Times of India

Rising cost of education worries parents, survey shows - The Times of India | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
An Assocham survey showed that 65% of parents spend more than half their take-home pay on their children's education, extra co-curricular activities placing significant burden on their family budget.
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When fact becomes fiction: Manly librarian grabs headlines around the world with Lance Armstrong sign

When fact becomes fiction: Manly librarian grabs headlines around the world with Lance Armstrong sign | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Lance Armstrong is not the only one who has found himself in a bit of a pickle lately. Spare a thought for poor librarians the world over.
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Plan to encourage people to visit library by offering pole fitness session among books - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Plan to encourage people to visit library by offering pole fitness session among books - Latest news - Scotsman.com | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
A VISIT to the local library generally consists of flicking through a few books, researching some old papers or simply browsing the internet.
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Veronica Roncales Cortez's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:56 AM

Imaginative use of the library's space 

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10 Novels to Solve All of Your Problems

10 Novels to Solve All of Your Problems | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
There’s no denying it — the self-help book business is booming. Recently, we read a fascinating article in New York magazine that argues that part of the reason the industry is doing we...
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Lady Gaga and St. Paul Public Library Make Some Noise for Teens

Lady Gaga and St. Paul Public Library Make Some Noise for Teens | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation has teamed up with the St. Paul Public Library for a program called Read Brave, which is designed to encourage youth empowerment.
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16 Great Library Scenes in Film

16 Great Library Scenes in Film | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
When news broke last week that Dan Brown's new novel will center on some sort of mystery surrounding Dante's Inferno, I immediately began hoping that there
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Newspapers no more, and online you realise it's about knowledge

Newspapers no more, and online you realise it's about knowledge | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
When I told people what I'd done, they were aghast.
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Thomas Marino's comment, February 4, 2013 7:56 PM
I love reading paper newspapers
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A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library : NPR

A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library : NPR | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Imagine a library without books — only computers and gadgets. That's the vision of one Texas county that plans to launch a digital-only public library. Despite the project's cost-efficiency, one librarian argues that the plan may be too ambitious.
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Yes, its there.

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Thomas Marino's comment, February 4, 2013 7:56 PM
not for me
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30 Second Thought Leadership | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

30 Second Thought Leadership | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
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Newtown Library Flooded With Grief Books

Newtown Library Flooded With Grief Books | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS): Four days after a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren and six others inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, boxes of books showed up at the Newtown public library.
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Should there be limits on social media?

Should there be limits on social media? | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
In a week marked by controversy over Twitter posts, we ask who should control content on social media.
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Looking to Apple for Tech Lab Inspiration | Library by Design

Looking to Apple for Tech Lab Inspiration | Library by Design | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

Via Michael Stephens
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High School Students Use Cell Phones in Class—but not for Schoolwork, Says Study - The Digital Shift

High School Students Use Cell Phones in Class—but not for Schoolwork, Says Study - The Digital Shift | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
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Just as many high school teachers are becoming comfortable with incorporating smartphones and other digital devices into classrooms to aid with learning, a new study finds that a majority of high school students are already using cell phones in class—to text, send emails, and browse social media sites.

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