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Flexible, Paper-Like Tablet Computers Work Together To Make Computing More Like Shuffling Papers

Flexible, Paper-Like Tablet Computers Work Together To Make Computing More Like Shuffling Papers | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of consumer electronics news flooding out of CES in Las Vegas this week, but one of the more interesting technology stories we’re seeing
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Now there will truly never be a paperless office!

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Opponents Plan Rally Against New York Public Library Plan

Opponents Plan Rally Against New York Public Library Plan | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
The protest is timed to coincide with the quarterly meeting of the New York Public LIbrary’s trustees. (Opponents Plan Rally Against New York Public Library Plan: The protest is timed to coincide with the quarterly...
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I have visited that library recently and seen the plans. I think the renovation is exciting and necesary! Once people understand the scope of it, they'll be pleased.

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Bring back shushing librarians

Bring back shushing librarians | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
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All I can Say is "shush!!!!!!!!!"

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More Than Half U.S. Kids Reading Ebooks, New Report Shows | Digital Book World

More Than Half U.S. Kids Reading Ebooks, New Report Shows | Digital Book World | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Some 54% of U.S. children are reading ebooks, more than double the proportion of adults, according to a new report from Digital Book World and PlayScience.
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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.
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Simon & Schuster Open to Selling Ebooks to Libraries in Certain Circumstances | Digital Book World

Simon & Schuster Open to Selling Ebooks to Libraries in Certain Circumstances | Digital Book World | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Simon & Schuster has made an exception to its library ebook sales policy (basically, that it doesn't sell ebooks to libraries) to sell ebook editions of The
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Is two titles really "flexible?" Not in my book (or my ebook!)

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The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries - Forbes

The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries - Forbes | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Libraries, like other consumers, should be free to buy any published e-content at competitive prices, to keep these items in their collection, and to loan them to their patrons.
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What do you Want from your Facebook Page? | David Lee King

What do you Want from your Facebook Page? | David Lee King | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Thinking a bit more about my last post on using Facebook ads to actively seek out new fans ... Why try to get more fans in the first place?
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Art Spiegelman On The Future of the Book

Art Spiegelman On The Future of the Book | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
In an era for publishing so utterly defined by the race toward digital, Art Spiegelman’s fixation with the book as an object has never once wavered—if anything, the years have seen his demands on publishers grow more complex.
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Time-Traveling Librarians from Outer Spa... from Texas

Time-Traveling Librarians from Outer Spa... from Texas | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
When I first heard of the Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library, a new Houston-based bookmobile venture, I felt myself get a bit unstuck in time.
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Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive | Underwire | Wired.com

Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive | Underwire | Wired.com | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
As tablets drive demand for digital books, a slow-changing industry must adapt to the iPad era. Book publishers face risks and stand to reap great rewards as e-books evolve.
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U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm

U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the woman seated next to you on the plane could smoke her Virginia Slims all the way from Chicago to L.A., libraries were fully-funded and considered an essential for every community.
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Better Social Media Strategy: Show, Don't Tell

Better Social Media Strategy: Show, Don't Tell | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
There's a reason Pinterest and Instagram are so popular: People like pictures. Here's how to use them to your advantage.
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Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers

Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Office supply chain Staples will become the first major US retailer to offer 3D printers, starting with the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems this June.
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SXSW 2013: Self-Publishing, David Carr and the ‘Theology of Free’

SXSW 2013: Self-Publishing, David Carr and the ‘Theology of Free’ | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Despite a year at SXSW Interactive that seems to have both a big spurt in attendance and fewer book publishing focused panels, there were still some useful discussions of the evolution of publishing in the digital era and its financial underpinnings.
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Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes

Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country under regulations...
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We already do more! Onward and upward!

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Why Printed Books Will Never Die

Why Printed Books Will Never Die | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
E-books are slowly subsuming the printed format as the preferred vehicle for reading. But is it an either/or question, or can the two mediums exist in harmony?
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Long live books!

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Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here's the Answer -

Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here's the Answer - | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
If you can?t find the right library e-books for your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other gizmo, you?re not alone. More than 100 patrons of the District of C
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New York Times Launches E-book Programs

New York Times Launches E-book Programs | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
The New York Times has announced the launch of two publishing programs--New York Times short e-books co-published with the digital startup Byliner, and TimesFiles with Vook.
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Giant Origami Fractal

Giant Origami Fractal | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
A three-dimensional, modular origami fractal has taken form for the first time in the history of the world—and perhaps the universe—at the USC Libraries in Los Angeles.
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Avid library ebook borrowers claim it doesn't affect their book buying

Avid library ebook borrowers claim it doesn't affect their book buying | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Do people who borrow ebooks from libraries buy fewer books?
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Idea Box draws community to public library

Idea Box draws community to public library | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
The Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library is a new experiment in community participation and library programming that invites visitors to “explore, learn, and play.” The 9 x 13 glass-enclosed space opened in March and has already played host to...
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Why Should Books Still Be Books When They're on Tablets?

Why Should Books Still Be Books When They're on Tablets? | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
One company's new app distills the big ideas in works of non-fiction into a set of shareable "cards."...
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No penalty for returning library book 78 years late

No penalty for returning library book 78 years late | Evolving Library | Scoop.it
Oscar Wilde classic,"The Picture of Dorian Gray," found in attic; was checked out in 1934...
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