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20/20 on Libraries in 2020

20/20 on Libraries in 2020 | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Recently, I was at a job interview in which the final question from the interviewers was something like this : “Where do you see libraries in the year 2020?” At that moment, I gave an answer as to ...
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Creative Review - Illustrated book benches promote literacy in London

Creative Review - Illustrated book benches promote literacy in London | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
The best in visual communication
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Charades while you wait for the bus anyone?  Guess that title.

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Wyld beats literary heavies to claim Miles Franklin

Wyld beats literary heavies to claim Miles Franklin | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Author Evie Wyld beats some of the country's most lauded writers to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
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Next book in the planning - a graphic novel!

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What’s Next for E-books in Libraries?

What’s Next for E-books in Libraries? | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Here’s the good news: when it comes to libraries and e-books, there’s been progress. (What’s Next for E-books in Libraries?
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The digital future of the book could be anything - Telegraph.co.uk

The digital future of the book could be anything - Telegraph.co.uk | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk The digital future of the book could be anything Telegraph.co.uk Last weekend at London's University College London, the future of the book publishing may have been glimpsed at the Futurebook hackathon, an overdue attempt in this...
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Lerner Publishing Group launches Audisee, eBooks with audio - Talking New Media

Lerner Publishing Group launches Audisee, eBooks with audio - Talking New Media | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Lerner Publishing Group launches Audisee, eBooks with audio
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 23, 2014 — Lerner Publishing Group announced today the launch of Audisee™ eBooks with Audio from Lerner Digital.
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Chicago libraries get $400000 for Wi-Fi hot spots - Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Chicago libraries get $400000 for Wi-Fi hot spots - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
CityLab Chicago libraries get $400000 for Wi-Fi hot spots Crain's Chicago Business (blog) Chicago Public Library is getting $400,000 from the Knight News Challenge for a program to allow patrons to check out Wi-Fi hot spots from six libraries...
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6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer

6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Our favorite little pop-up libraries around the world that encourage reading in local communities.
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Love the idea of picking up books on the run....no matter where...mo matter when!

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10 Reasons Indie Authors Will Capture 50% of the Ebook Market

10 Reasons Indie Authors Will Capture 50% of the Ebook Market | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
I think indie ebooks will account for 50% of ebook sales by 2020. What do you think? On one side of the debate, you have folks such as myself who believe all signs point toward indie ebook authors capturing an ever-greater ...
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Interesting data.

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How To Read Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

How To Read Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Soon you could read all 309 pages of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in under 77 minutes. Yes, you.

To get through it that quickly (a pace of 1,000 words a minute) you'll have to use an about-to-be released app and forgo the ide...
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Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers - The Advocate

Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers - The Advocate | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers
The Advocate
LIVINGSTON — A few public libraries in Louisiana are moving beyond books, DVDs, newspapers and desktop computers to offer a new tool for their patrons: 3-D printers.
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State libraries need our support and participation to survive

State libraries need our support and participation to survive | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks, a petition called “Save Mitchell Library” has been circulating among writers and scholars. The petition calls for New South Wales State Librarian Alex Byrne to host a public meeting…

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Announcing the First White House Maker Faire | The White House

Announcing the First White House Maker Faire | The White House | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
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Incredible what a little ingenuity can do!  Thanks MK for sharing this one.

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Ebooks: As length's no longer an issue, how about some novella thinking? - Irish Times

Ebooks: As length's no longer an issue, how about some novella thinking? - Irish Times | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Ebooks: As length's no longer an issue, how about some novella thinking?
Irish Times
The ebooks industry is removing the burden of length from writing.
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David Sedaris: Living the Fitbit Life

David Sedaris: Living the Fitbit Life | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
I look back on the days I averaged only thirty thousand steps, and think, Honestly, how lazy can you get?
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Fitbit fanatics read on!

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Get a read on this -- libraries bridging the digital divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston

Entrepreneur, Andrew Roskill, advocates for the public library of the future, a bustling, multi-purpose techno center that, in cutting edge communities, alre...
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He gets it...and he isn't a librarian!  Cue cheer squad!

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Self-Published eBooks Accounted for Half of the Growth of the UK eBook Market in 2013 - The Digital Reader

Self-Published eBooks Accounted for Half of the Growth of the UK eBook Market in 2013 - The Digital Reader | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
What’s bigger than a bread box but smaller than your average Hollywood starlet’s wedding? The self-pub share of the UK ebook market, that’s what.
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Bergen libraries increasingly adding foreign language story times, report says - The Star-Ledger

Bergen libraries increasingly adding foreign language story times, report says - The Star-Ledger | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Bergen libraries increasingly adding foreign language story times, report says
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The children can then transition to the English-language story hour, Patricia Tumulty, executive director of the New Jersey Library Association, said.
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Social inclusion at its simplest.

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Boy forced to remove Little Free Library from his yard in Kansas - Los Angeles Times

Boy forced to remove Little Free Library from his yard in Kansas - Los Angeles Times | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Boy forced to remove Little Free Library from his yard in Kansas Los Angeles Times Little Free Libraries are a little like a dollhouse full of books: they sit on a pole or wall or fence, have two or three shelves and may include a...
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Give me an "illegal structure" like that any day!

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The Digital Comic Museum

The Digital Comic Museum | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Digital Comic Museum For Download
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Excellent resource for early comic material.

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UK Publisher's Association Launches Library eBook Pilot - The ...

Four libraries in the UK will be participating in the pilot, including Vivacity Peterborough, Newcastle, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (a suburb of London), and Derbyshire. The libraries will have access to a ...
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6 Terms that Instantly Reveal You as a Librarian - OEDB.org

6 Terms that Instantly Reveal You as a Librarian - OEDB.org | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Few professions are as steeped in tradition and esoteric knowledge as librarianship. We have our own dialect packed with specialized jargon that only other
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Guilty as charged!  Thanks JC.

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More ebooks sold than print books

More ebooks sold than print books | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Online retailer Amazon announces it sells more ebooks than hardbacks and paperbacks combined.
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Really?  Read the fine print.

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Rethinking the library - Focus

Rethinking the library - Focus | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Skillful service design comes to life in Finnish libraries.

Via Trudy Raymakers, nickcarman
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Love Scandinavian design in general and this doesn't disappoint.

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Stockholm’s Tio Tretton Library Gives Tweens a Space of Their Own

Stockholm’s Tio Tretton Library Gives Tweens a Space of Their Own | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
At a tween-only library in Stockholm, the only patrons allowed are children between 10 and 13—a group that often feels too old for children’s sections but not yet ready for full-on YA experiences.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 26, 3:39 AM

A GREAT place!!

nickcarman's comment, March 4, 8:53 PM
@Anu Ojaranta You're welcome! :-)
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WebJunction Event Archives

WebJunction Event Archives
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Some great content available via this online souce of webinars.  Check it out!

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