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Good tool for learning to write fiction

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:51 PM

Write interactive stories similar to "Choose your Own Adventures"

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I know many of our teens love this social aspect of writing and this website sure brings the two together!  Thanks Natalie for sharing.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 9, 2013 2:42 PM

Interacting writing site brings teens together to write and connect over creative story telling.

 

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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead - The New York Times

The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead - The New York Times | Libraries | Scoop.it
With readers on a reverse migration to print, the “e-book terror has kind of subsided” for bookstores and publishers.
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The greed of the publishers has killed the ebook industry

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Top 6 library and information stories from September 2015 | CILIP

Top 6 library and information stories from September 2015 | CILIP | Libraries | Scoop.it
We've collected together some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world last month. There were lots of interesting discussions in September, including: Promoting access to information A boost for translation Marketing tips and tricks How can libraries and the cultural sector support refugees?Do people not read digital text anymore?Do we need to change our understanding of privacy in the digital age?Let us know what you think or if you have any other important issues that we missed in the comments section below.
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Journal Cost-Effectiveness Search

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Use this search engine to find internationally-published journals and rank them by price per article or citation. Here are some summary statistics for this edition. If you wish, you can also download an Excel spreadsheet that contains all of our data. You can find explanations of our data sources and methods at this link.

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Where Reference Fits in the Modern Library

Where Reference Fits in the Modern Library | Libraries | Scoop.it
For years, we’ve been hearing that traditional library reference service is dead. In reality, reference just disappeared, like Jimmy Hoffa.
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Ashok Kumar's curator insight, October 5, 2015 7:35 AM

Reference Librarian has to change to help users on 'how to'  than traditional 'What' type of questions from users. They need to be more advanced in use of internet tools for managing information

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Real-Life 'Beauty And The Beast' Library Is Breathtakingly Beautiful (Photos)

Real-Life 'Beauty And The Beast' Library Is Breathtakingly Beautiful (Photos) | Libraries | Scoop.it
It's bringing "Beauty and the Beast" to life.
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ET deals: Get thousands of online courses at Udemy for $10 each | ExtremeTech

ET deals: Get thousands of online courses at Udemy for $10 each | ExtremeTech | Libraries | Scoop.it
Want to learn how to program? What about learning to play the guitar? There are countless resources on the web to learn new skills from scratch, but you need to start somewhere, right? Udemy serves as a hub for specialized courses ranging from critical thinking to physical fitness, and these courses are the perfect starting place. While each course can normally cost hundreds of dollars , Udemy is currently running a massive sale. For a short time, you can buy any of over 10,000 courses for just $10 a pop.
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New Thoughts on Digital Publishing Services

New Thoughts on Digital Publishing Services | Libraries | Scoop.it
Back in early 2011, I gave an overview of the library as a disruptive publishing platform. Three years is a long time in "disruptive agent" years. So where do we stand today? First of all, the publ...

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nickcarman's curator insight, November 10, 2014 4:09 PM

"Library as a publishing platform"...

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National E library Government of India

Background Libraries are the storehouse of knowledge as they maintain the book and other knowledge resource available - mostly in printed form. However, with the advent of digital technology and Internet connectivity, the library scenario is changing fast.
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The Ephemeral Ebook Library

The Ephemeral Ebook Library | Libraries | Scoop.it
Sharon E. Farb and Sean Johnson Andrews
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just as Amazon can randomly delete the contents of your Kindle, ebook vendors that serve public and academic libraries can randomly remove contents from their holdings — or increase their price by 300% in the middle of a library’s budget cycle, which may have the same effect. For ebooks libraries buy, they have few rights attached to them. Despite being a great deal more expensive than consumer ebooks, many licenses for academic ebooks attempt to limit the traditional first sale rights that make the academic library possible

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How Senator John Walsh Plagiarized a Final Paper

How Senator John Walsh Plagiarized a Final Paper | Libraries | Scoop.it
A line-by-line analysis of Mr. Walsh’s master’s thesis shows that he took much of it from other sources without giving them credit.

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This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy?

This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy? | Libraries | Scoop.it

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build. In an interesting move, the 6,520m2 building – which will be the central library for the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – will be called the Dlr Lexicon, which reflects the fact that it offers more than a library.

It’s also intended to be a cultural centre, with a café (the tenant is yet to be decided on), a gallery, a small auditorium space, crafts spaces, a local history library, 100 parking spaces and a children’s library.

It’s hoped that this mix of facilities will attract more than 50,000 people to Dun Laoghaire every year.

Rather than being detached from the rest of the town, it is supposed to draw people into the centre of Dun Laoghaire, offering them a space to explore and enjoy before making their way into the town.

 


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nickcarman's curator insight, July 20, 2014 7:13 PM

Public libraries have to prove they are delivering value to their customers to justify the money spent on them.  There is nothing different about this library to any other library in the world.  Staff & management will need to be on their game.

Doug Mirams's curator insight, July 21, 2014 8:23 AM

Planned library includes a Scandinavian-inspired "taster" area, "unobtrusive and relaxed", described by thejournal.ie
where  "people sitting around reading newspapers, flicking through a recommended paperback, or popping in for 10 minutes respite on a busy day".

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The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | Libraries | Scoop.it
The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC

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Relevance of Dr SR Ranganathan Today.

 

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 17, 2014 5:04 AM

Five important principles - good reminder!

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The e-book phenomenon: a disruptive technology

The e-book phenomenon: a disruptive technology | Libraries | 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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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 23, 2014 12:48 PM

This excellent research paper outlines the disruptive force of e book publishing and its effects on education and libraries.  

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10 things we should probably be telling our research students about by Matt Holland | LIHNN Clinical Librarians

10 things we should probably be telling our research students about by Matt Holland | LIHNN Clinical Librarians | Libraries | Scoop.it
What knowledge or skills should Librarians be encouraging researchers to acquire? The following notes are offered as suggestions based on past experience in higher education and current experience of supporting NHS colleagues.   There are going to be omissions from this list. Possibly things included you don't agree with. Add a comment if you have other…
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Rethink the library: Next gen becomes resource for tech, entrepreneurs - The Denver Post

Rethink the library: Next gen becomes resource for tech, entrepreneurs - The Denver Post | Libraries | Scoop.it
Rethink the library: Next-generation of libraries becomes resource for tech, entrepreneurs. Anythink in Adams County, looked on as industry leader, makes
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A revolution is underway. And leading the charge is Anythink, the rebooted seven-branch Adams County system, which has a smattering of digital studios, 3-D printers, photography labs and a cafe. Anythink has gone from one of the state's worst-funded library systems to a national leader within a decade.

On Monday, Anythink's innovation team was in Austin, Texas, at South by Southwest Interactive to inspire the tech community into collaborating with libraries. Joining a group of spirited librarians known as lib*interactive, the Anythink team hit the streets equipped with temporary tattoos, colorful chalk and a snappy slogan: "Not the same old shhh."

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Springer Provides Austrian Researchers With OA Options

Springer and the Austrian Academic Consortium finalized a 2-year Springer Compact agreement to combine reading and open access (OA) publishing in one annual fee.
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Where are the books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital.

Where are the books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital. | Libraries | Scoop.it
From New York to Northern Virginia, some of the clashes over what kind of books to buy have been heated.
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50 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

50 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World | Libraries | Scoop.it
Details about 50 of the most beautiful libraries in the world including breathtaking photographs and links to notable architects.
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Library of the future: 7 technologies we would love to see

Library of the future: 7 technologies we would love to see | Libraries | Scoop.it
Library future depends on technologies. We've collected a couple of great concepts that could be used in the near future.

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new innovative technologies

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nickcarman's curator insight, May 5, 2015 11:19 PM

Some ideas for future library technologies. Some you will have heard of, others are new.

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4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP

4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP | Libraries | Scoop.it

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Four of the UK's most innovative libraries

Four of the UK's most innovative libraries | Libraries | Scoop.it
From robot building to cooking lessons, public libraries are creatively staving off the threat of closure
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Why UX in libraries is a thing now

UX (or User Experience) incorporating usability studies, ethnographic research, and service design, is now being actively embraced by librarians. This presenta…

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 22, 2014 12:53 AM

Not really a future trend, but I think it is a really good idea to understand the tribes that use your library.

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How your library can help you resist the surveillance state

How your library can help you resist the surveillance state | Libraries | Scoop.it
The library is one of the few institutions that has the potential to organize communities to access and produce information responsibly and safely.

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Future of the library and information science profession

ALIA has set out to investigate the big questions about the future of libraries: How will libraries remain relevant for users? What changes will institutions and individuals in the sector experience? Will ‘library and information professional’ continue to be a necessary and desirable occupation?

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nickcarman's curator insight, June 26, 2014 9:46 PM

This report was recently released by ALIA (Australian Library & Information Association).