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Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke - The National Library of Ireland

Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke - The National Library of Ireland | Library Lines | Scoop.it
A glimpse of James Joyce's Dublin

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A cool site for those of us who admire Joyce's Ulysses.

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Wouldn't it be fascinating to step into this photo for an afternoon?

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Oxford Public Library Launches Creative, Funny Video Campaign - HottyToddy.com

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Oxford Public Library Launches Creative, Funny Video Campaign
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It all started with Corduroy. You know, the children's book character.
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How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic

How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic | Library Lines | Scoop.it

How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist If you can remember the day you first learned to read, you probably recall that profound sense of accomplishment that came from sounding out the words in your favorite storybooks. But whether you’re 15 or 50, you know that books as we know them have changed ... http://elearninginfographics.com/can-ebooks-print-books-coexist-infographic/


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US libraries become front line in fight against homelessness - Reuters

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Libraries' openness is not without critics.
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You may never have to buy another book again

You may never have to buy another book again | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited” with a library of 600,000 titles.
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Society salutes system of signs at library

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In the search for knowledge, it's tough to lose your way in the Vancouver Community Library.
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Public libraries and the quiz-takers who love them - Pew Research Center

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Public libraries and the quiz-takers who love them
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The Pew Research Center recently released a library user quiz (“What kind of library user are you?
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The Bronte sisters' two-inch books to display at Harvard library ...

The Bronte sisters' two-inch books to display at Harvard library ... | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Thanks to poet Amy Lowell, the Harvard Library has come across some very tiny, very valuable literary treasures from the Bronte family. In the 1800s, Charlotte Bronte and her sisters lost their mother and their two eldest ...
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London's incredible book benches

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There are few summer pleasures quite like reading a book outside in the sunshine. Well, London has taken that
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7 surprises about libraries in our surveys - Pew Research Center

7 surprises about libraries in our surveys - Pew Research Center | Library Lines | Scoop.it
7 surprises about libraries in our surveys Pew Research Center The Pew Research Center's studies about libraries and where they fit in the lives of their communities and patrons have uncovered some surprising facts about what Americans think of...
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Simon & Schuster Starts Distributing eBooks to Libraries Nationwide - Good E-Reader (blog)

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Simon & Schuster Starts Distributing eBooks to Libraries Nationwide Good E-Reader (blog) Effective immediately, public libraries across the United States can acquire for their collections ebook editions of such beloved classic favorites and current...
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Who's Stealing eBooks? - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

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Who’s Stealing eBooks? infographic from Who is Hosting This? looks at some of the da...

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Comparison of Ebooks and Elending in Australian Public Libraries 2013 v 2014 - Docuticker

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Comparison of Ebooks and Elending in Australian Public Libraries 2013 v 2014
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ALIA's Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) has released the report A comparison of ebooks and elending in Australian Public Libraries 2013 v 2014.
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Video: DPLA Founding Executive Director Dan Cohen Delivers ...

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The meeting took place on June 3, 2014 in St. Paul. “The Digital Public Library of America: Past, Present, and Future” is the title of his address. Cohen was introduced by John Butler from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Public Libraries Lead the Way to Digital Inclusion | Offices of the American Library Association

The results of the Digital Inclusion Survey show that public libraries lead the way in providing a wide range of technologies and digital content.


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Speaking Volumes - the impact of public libraries on wellbeing / Carnegie UK Trust

Speaking Volumes - the impact of public libraries on wellbeing / Carnegie UK Trust | Library Lines | Scoop.it

"The Carnegie UK Trust publication Speaking Volumes: the impact of public libraries on wellbeing shows the wide range of ways in which public libraries can affect the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Speaking Volumes demonstrates in a clear graphical way how libraries are relevant to four main policy areas: social, economic, cultural and education policy – all of which have an impact on wellbeing.

The leaflet is based on hundreds of examples of practice throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as published evidence of impact. Databases of some of these examples show how public libraries support learning, promote economic wellbeing, act as cultural centres and contribute to the creation of strong and healthy communities."

 


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Continuing relevance of public libraries!

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Charles Darwin's evolutionary reading: HMS Beagle's library goes online | TheGuardian.com

Charles Darwin's evolutionary reading: HMS Beagle's library goes online | TheGuardian.com | Library Lines | Scoop.it

The lost collection of books that kept Charles Darwin company aboard HMS Beagle and provided inspiration for his later works on evolution has been made publicly available for the first time today.

 

Hundreds of titles that filled the shelves of the ship's library on Darwin's five-year circumnavigation of the globe in the 1830s have been brought together and made freely available through the Darwin Online Beagle Library project.

 

Led by John van Wyhe, a historian of science at the National University of Singapore, a research team compiled digital copies of what they believe to be the complete set of 404 books, including thousands of stunning illustrations, that accompanied Darwin aboard HMS Beagle.

 

Among the titles are all 20 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica, seven volumes of the Natural History of Invertebrate Animals by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and James Cook's three-volume account of a Pacific Ocean voyage in the 1770s.

 

Darwin was 22 years old in 1831 when he set off for the Amazon, Patagonia and the Pacific aboard the ship. The trip around the world was planned to take two years, but the Beagle did not return to England until October 1836. His notes from the Galapagos and other destinations were central to the development of his theory of evolution through natural selection, which he described in his 1859 book, On the Origin of Species.

 

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The Aspen Institute: The Public Library Reimagined -- Are Libraries Fundamentally Shifting? | YouTube.com

The Public Library Reimagined  -- As the institution continues to evolve, are libraries moving away from being mere repositories for books and increasingly becoming essential community centers? Panelists discuss the role of libraries as anchor institutions and centers of learning, and how they continue to innovate in radical ways after so many years.

Tessie Guillermo relates the important themes of "People, Place, and Platform" in public libraries, and how libraries connect people in a central, important community location, creating both a physical and virtual network that provides the platform basis.

"The Public Library Reimagined" took place on June 29, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado, as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival's Metropolis track. Sommer Mathis (Editor, Atlantic CityLab) moderated a panel with Brian Bannon (Commissioner, Chicago Public Library), Tessie Guillermo (President & CEO, ZeroDivide), and John Palfrey (President, Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America and Head of School, Phillips Academy).

 

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A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View of How the NY Public Library Sorts ...

Your friendly local librarian hasn't been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn't mean the library itself hasn't benefitted from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York ...
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Library Consortium's Get the Shaft with Simon & Schuster eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

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Simon & Schuster has rolled out their nationwide eBook strategy for libraries.
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Books about Town | National Literary Trust

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Tipping Point? Publishers Now Making More Money Online Than from Physical ... - Techvibes (blog)

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Check Out the Internet: Libraries Lending Internet Access

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The goal of this project is to expand the reach and benefits of free access to the Internet provided by The New York Public Library (NYPL) to underserved youth and communities by allowing them to borrow portable WiFi Hotspot devices from their local libraries for a sustained period of time. This service would substantially expand the Internet access that is currently available only when libraries are physically open; with this effort, patrons would bring the Internet into their homes, 24 hours a day.
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Latest IMLS Public Libraries Survey Sees Continued Rise in Program ... - Library Journal

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Latest IMLS Public Libraries Survey Sees Continued Rise in Program ...
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On June 18, The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released the results of its 2011 Public Libraries in the United States Survey.
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“Sherlock Holmes” Is Now Officially Off Copyright and Open for Business

“Sherlock Holmes” Is Now Officially Off Copyright and Open for Business | Library Lines | Scoop.it
What amazing Holmes fan fiction will you create?
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IMLS Releases 2011 Public Libraries in the United States Report

IMLS Releases 2011 Public Libraries in the United States Report | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services released its Public Libraries in the United States Report, an in-depth examination of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 survey data with important findings about the state of ...
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