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JK Rowling: Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron

JK Rowling: Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron | Libraries | Scoop.it
Magical series author says pairing of bright, ambitious witch with languid, surly wizard was personal rather than literary decision Harry Potter heroine Hermione Granger and flame-haired friend Ron Weasley's unlikely romance left some fans calling...
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Musée du Louvre : Visite du Louvre en vidéo

Ancienne résidence royale, le musée du Louvre accueille aujourd'hui des œuvres d'art plus mythiques les unes que les autres. Entrez dans le plus grand musée ...

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Nothing – the new book from New Scientist - 21 October 2013 - New Scientist

Nothing – the new book from New Scientist - 21 October 2013 - New Scientist | Libraries | Scoop.it
Nothing, the latest book from New Scientist, shows there's more to nothing than meets the eye
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The perfect gift for the nerds in your life.  I might buy one for myself!

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Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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One wonders if in the future there will be an infographic of the most popular ebooks of all time??

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The many benefits of reading [infographic]

The many benefits of reading [infographic] | Libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone knows reading is good, but sometimes we tend to forget about it, especially in view of, well, video screen. National Reading Campaign, a Toronto-b
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Whilst this is sourced from Canada, I suspect the content would be true for most western countries, and should also be the case everywhere in an ideal world.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Libraries | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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He's on the money!

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Libraries read mood of digital age - ABC Goulburn Murray - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Libraries read mood of digital age - ABC Goulburn Murray - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Libraries | Scoop.it
In the age of e-books and high-speed WiFi, what cultural importance do libraries hold in Australia?
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Two of these ideas are wonderful for Librarians to use to connect with their communities. Thanks for the ideas Lisa.

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Children's Books at BooksShouldBeFree.com

Children's Books at BooksShouldBeFree.com | Libraries | Scoop.it
Free audio books in genre Children that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes format for your portable audio player.
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Fantastic way to get classics into a home or library.  Ebooks and audiobooks and they are free.

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Deerfield and Highland Park librarians consider their buildings bastions of ... - Chicago Tribune

Deerfield and Highland Park librarians consider their buildings bastions of ... - Chicago Tribune | Libraries | Scoop.it
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New forms of open peer review will allow academics to separate scholarly evaluation from academic journals.

New forms of open peer review will allow academics to separate scholarly evaluation from academic journals. | Libraries | Scoop.it
Today's academic publishing system may be problematic, but many argue it is the only one available to provide adequate research evaluation. Pandelis Perakakis introduces an open community platform,...
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This is very interesting as there is an ongoing issue that peer-reviewed articles are more about peers supporting peers in their own field of research and that rigorous review from peers in other disciplines might be more open and transparent.  Ultimately, it's about being a critically evaluative reader.

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Ready to Research | Open Educational Resources (OERs) for research students

Ready to Research | Open Educational Resources (OERs) for research students | Libraries | Scoop.it
The material that you can access through this website is intended to help you prepare yourself for study on a research degree at a UK university.
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Linda Denty's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:49 PM

Fantastic site for senior students who are looking at going to University.  UK based, but so much of this is relevant wherever you choose to study.

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From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy - EdSource Today

From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy - EdSource Today | Libraries | Scoop.it

Galvanized by a national reading campaign, communities across California are launching innovative partnerships that are resulting in new early literacy programs in schools, libraries and even laundromats.

“There’s a lot of books here, really good books,” said 9-year-old Melanie Garcia-Macias, who sat with her back to a big red bookshelf at the end of a long line of washing machines at the Clean Express Coin Laundry in Richmond one recent Wednesday. A copy of “The Night Before Christmas” was splayed open on her lap.

“You can take one home, but you have to bring one back or bring one from your home to replace it,” she said. “I think it’s a pretty good plan.”

The plan – giving students free access to engaging titles while their parents fluff and fold – is just one of the ingenious ways communities are opening doors to literacy through the nationalCampaign for Grade Level Reading, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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In other communities, the campaign has had a more direct impact.

In Fresno, for example, the head of the public housing authority was so swayed by what he heard about the importance of reading on grade level by third grade that he formed a partnership with First 5 Fresno to bring Americorps volunteers into the housing developments and work with parents and young children on pre-literacy activities like reading together and creating artwork.

Stockton librarian Suzy Daveluy said she knew children in her city were struggling with reading, based on the number of help requests she got from parents. But she didn’t realize how bad the literacy crisis had become until she met with national campaign leaders.

“What I can credit the campaign with is opening my eyes up to some of the realities that our children are facing,” Daveluy said.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:29 AM

Projects to address issues in the community > definitely a place for libraries to get heavily infested in!

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Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries | Library as Incubator Project

Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries | Library as Incubator Project | Libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries collect music, libraries host music, librarians moonlight as musicians and offer patrons spaces to create their own mixes . . . Which is to say, the “silent library” trope is so outdated. Here are some of our favorite musical libraries!


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Alexina's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:23 AM

This is cool.  Go innovative librarians!

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Ditching Dewey: Making the Move | Mighty Little Librarian

Ditching Dewey: Making the Move | Mighty Little Librarian | Libraries | Scoop.it
Mighty Little Librarian - Librarian Tiff's Blog
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If you're thinking of ditching Dewey, then read this.

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | Libraries | Scoop.it
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:33 PM

Its about time the UK had a study like this!

Anita Vance's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:16 PM

Continuing to find support for keeping or adding this position in our schools....

Pam Huff's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:55 PM

Substantiation for keeping full time librarians in every school. 

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What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age?

What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age? | Libraries | Scoop.it
Paper books are still very ubiquitous and a very important learning tool. The same is true for paper magazines.
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Level It Books™ - Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books!

Level It Books™ - Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books! | Libraries | Scoop.it
Scan your books' ISBNs and view the Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent, DRA, and Lexile levels/measures for the book. Perfect for educators and parents.

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:45 PM

So many situations in both library and classrooms and bookshops that this would be useful!

Andrea Yingling's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:44 AM

Try reading

Kristen Suarez's curator insight, February 11, 9:40 PM

THIS is worth a look! "Level It Books" app for educators and parents

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3ders.org - Scientist says we could soon '3D print' alien DNA from Mars | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Scientist says we could soon '3D print' alien DNA from Mars | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Libraries | Scoop.it
Scientists will soon be able to design and print synthetic organisms using computer software and biological 3D printers, says J. Craig Venter, American visionary geneticist and entrepreneur.
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WOW!

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School libraries: A shift to digital | eSchool News | eSchool News

School libraries are making a noticeable shift toward digital collections in an effort to keep up with 21st century student collaboration.
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This makes for interesting reading and further endorses the importance of Librarians in schools!

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Books, libraries and technology in 25 image quotes

Books, libraries and technology in 25 image quotes | Libraries | Scoop.it
Click to enlarge The technology is changing books, the way we read, and the role of institutions playing a crucial role in education and learning. Should w
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Madison's new Central Library will welcome homeless, but won't serve as a 'day ... - Capital Times

Madison's new Central Library will welcome homeless, but won't serve as a 'day ... - Capital Times | Libraries | Scoop.it
Madison's new Central Library will welcome homeless, but won't serve as a 'day ...
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And to make sure the refurbished library at 201 W. Mifflin, set to reopen on Sept.
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Do libraries have a future? - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Do libraries have a future? - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Libraries | Scoop.it
Do libraries have a future?
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'We are aware that new technologies are affecting some people's reading and listening habits, but question whether the need for libraries has reduced.
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Information Literacy Weblog: Exploring the role of public libraries in supporting intergenerational literacies through ICTs #wlic2013

Information Literacy Weblog: Exploring the role of public libraries in supporting intergenerational literacies through ICTs #wlic2013 | Libraries | Scoop.it
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US-UK showdown in Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist

US-UK showdown in Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist | Libraries | Scoop.it
The Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist takes a transatlantic twist as two American authors battle it out with two UK authors
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