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Bad news for books? The survival of libraries lies in positive promotion

Bad news for books? The survival of libraries lies in positive promotion | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The public should know about what they're missing out on, not just how many libraries are missing in action
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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

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A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 7, 2014 4:35 PM

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonanno for sharing!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 8, 2014 6:21 PM

Looks like a great resource!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:52 AM

I'd say  this just about covers it!  Thanks @Joyce Valenza

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Rebuilding libraries

The Union culture ministry's programme to rejuvenate the library network in the country is a welcome step to reintroduce the role of books and reading in people's lives.
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Libraries change in order to stay relevant

Libraries change in order to stay relevant | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Libraries throughout the country are taking innovative steps, including adding digital labs, game rooms, and children and teen centers.
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Thomas Osborne's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:23 PM

Not your typical library, shhhhh!

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Survey of university libraries finds diversity developing by institutional type | Inside Higher Ed

Survey of university libraries finds diversity developing by institutional type | Inside Higher Ed | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
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Students gherao librarian

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The ongoing strike by the research scholars of the University of Calicut gathered momentum on Monday when postgraduate students at various teaching departments on the campus joined the agitation under the banner of the Students Federation of India (SFI).

The striking students gheraoed T.A. Abdul Azeez, librarian in charge of the campus central library, in protest against the denial of books to them. The functioning of the university library has gone haywire since the research scholars launched a round-the-clock reading protest in the central library eight days ago under the banner of the All Kerala Research Scholars Association (AKRSA).

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Manorama Online | Malayalam News | Announcements |

Manorama Online | Malayalam News | Announcements | | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
News Kerala, Kerala Matrimonial, Kerala Movies, Kerala Travel, Kerala Fashion, Kerala Tourism, Kerala Lifestyle, promotion, Kerala Cuisine, Kerala Festivals, Kerala Music
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Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond

Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.
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Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Conference proceedings removed from subscription databases after scientist reveals that they were computer-generated.
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Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers

Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
LIVINGSTON — A few public libraries in Louisiana are moving beyond books, DVDs, newspapers and desktop computers to offer a new tool for their patrons: …
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265 Anne Frank Books Vandalized

265 Anne Frank Books Vandalized | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year. The damage was mostly in the form of dozens of ripped pages in the books. Librarians have counted at least 265 damaged books...
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Why libraries deserve to be hip

Why libraries deserve to be hip | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
They face budget cuts and closures, but they're a lifeline for people like me. Libraries should get more respect
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Friends of the Libraries: Ready for a triple-size library?

Friends of the Libraries: Ready for a triple-size library? | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Things may be happening on the library front. The city is considering exchanging the Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library (7,500 square feet) with the Neighborhood Community Center building, which would make the library three times as big.
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Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME

Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
A Pew study out Thursday suggests library users tend to be pillars of the community, with good ties to their neighbors and positive lives
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Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve.

Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve. | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
"Library lovers" and "information omnivores" score high on library engagement -- and tech usage.
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79% of the US Adult Population Are Engaged With Libraries: Pew - GalleyCat

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79% of the US Adult Population Are Engaged With Libraries: Pew
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Libraries designed without old-fashioned books, for new-fashioned readers

Libraries designed without old-fashioned books, for new-fashioned readers | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The bound book has held sway for 500 years, and doesn‘t look like it’s going away anytime soon. But the digital age, which has crept into libraries through new technology, is slowly taking over.
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Kerala HC seeks details of funds allocated to school libraries

Kerala HC seeks details of funds allocated to school libraries | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the State government to file an affidavit explaining the details of funds allotted in the last three years for setting ...
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Kerala Local News | Thiruvananthapuram | Your Local

Kerala Local News | Thiruvananthapuram | Your Local | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Thiruvananthapuram | Your Local
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Resurrect plan for ghost libraries

New Delhi, March 9: You have come across them in your city, town or village — cramped, dusty and poorly lit buildings with racks of tattered, hard-bound books no one seems interested in.
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Women Librarians' Meet Organised

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Kerala Library Association organised a Women Librarians’ Meet in connection with the International Women’s Day here on Saturday. Writer and columnist Khyrunnisa...
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San Jose library tax heads to June ballot

San Jose library tax heads to June ballot | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Voters will soon decide whether to renew the city's library parcel tax, setting up a choice between the status quo or a tax cut that would prompt a big drop in library hours.
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Losing Britain's libraries: The places where we discover books are imperiled like never before

Losing Britain's libraries: The places where we discover books are imperiled like never before | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
Last week The Bookseller published the following words on its cover. “The public library network could reach a tipping point before the end of the year where we have lost a level of service that we will never be able to get back . . .  We really are in a state of emergency.” The words were spoken to us by library campaigner Laura Swaffield, and reflect a sense of alarm and urgency about our libraries that is sadly not shared by the current coalition Government. A tweet of this front-cover I published on Friday has since been retweeted more than 1,000 times.
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Jharkhand MP oppose move to close KV

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) Member of Parliament, Dr. Ajay Kumar today strongly opposed Central School Oranisation move to close down Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School) at Surda, about 40 kms from here, in copper township of
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Invest in libraries; they are windows into digital literacy for adults (Commentary)

Invest in libraries; they are windows into digital literacy for adults (Commentary) | KLA-LIS Connect | Scoop.it
ProLiteracy, in partnership with the Onondaga County Public Library and the American Library Association Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, is launching a Library Literacy Action Agenda designed to help increase and expand adult literacy services in public libraries across the nation.
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