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The American Library Association created an infographic to illustrate the struggles libraries have been confronted with since the recession began.
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100 Great Ideas for the Future of Libraries -- A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement

100 Great Ideas for the Future of Libraries -- A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Co-authored by Francine Madera, MADERA inc.



Access to information has changed dramatically in the past 2,200 years, yet the basic structure and function of libraries has remained relatively static. Silent rows of books and limited hours? The Dew...
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The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use

The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips,  64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Sure, we love the internet for how it makes freely available so many cultural artifacts. And sure, we also love the internet for how it allows us to disseminate our own work.
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Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games

Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Gamification is less about games than it is about a fun-filled incentivization program. And the good news is the tools to help have been advancing quickly.
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Oxford University Press reportedly barred pigs and anything pork-related from children's book

Oxford University Press reportedly barred pigs and anything pork-related from children's book | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
'We encourage some authors of educational materials respectfully to consider cultural differences and sensitivities' the publisher said in a statememt
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Fascinating Chart is a History of Books that Predict the Future

Fascinating Chart is a History of Books that Predict the Future | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
It’s often said that art imitates life. But, if the infographic Prediction or Influence? A History of Books that Forecast the Future is any indication, it could certainly be the opposite. The UK-based company Printer Inks compiled a list of books ranging from 1735 to 1990. In them, each author makes their own declarations on the future. Prediction or Influence tracks, in years, when these things were actually realized or invented.
Sometimes, writers’ predictions were far off. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne posited that in 1865, we’d have solar sails. In reality, they weren’t successfully utilized until 145 years later in 2010. Other books were more accurate in their timeline. Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner said that in 1969, we’d have satellite TV. He wasn’t far off. Just three years later, in 1972, was the first North American satellite TV transmission.
It’s fascinating to study this infographic and to marvel at the creativity of fiction writers. They thought of some of…
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A study looked at kids' reading habits, finding that students are not devoting much time to reading nonfiction.

A study looked at kids' reading habits, finding that students are not devoting much time to reading nonfiction. | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A study looked at kids' reading habits, finding that students are not devoting much time to reading nonfiction.
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A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids. | Valarie Strauss | WashPost.com

A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids. | Valarie Strauss | WashPost.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

This is a follow-up to two popular posts about the problems kids face when they are forced to sit still in school for hours on end without a break. The first, written by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, was titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” and discussed how being inactive affects students’ ability to stay focused and learn, and in some cases leads to improper diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The next piece was titled “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class.”

Hanscom has now written a third related piece, this one specifically about middle-schoolers. Hanscom told me that she was curious about the effects of restricted movement on students in middle school, so she went to a local middle school to observe what was going on inside classrooms and talk to teachers and parents. The following post explains Hanscom’s experience and findings at the middle school she visited. Hanscom is the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England.

 

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A Female PhD Student in Computing Re-Wrote That Horrible “Barbie Computer Engineer” Book and Made It Awesome | Sam Maggs | TheMarySue.com

A Female PhD Student in Computing Re-Wrote That Horrible “Barbie Computer Engineer” Book and Made It Awesome | Sam Maggs | TheMarySue.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Yesterday, we told you about a new Barbie book called I Can Be A Computer Engineer, which—while it sounded so promising—actually taught girls that they need a man’s help in order to code games, or even just use a computer without breaking it, really. But fear not—awesome women to the rescue!

Casey Fiesler, a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech, was not down with the content in this latest Barbie offering, so she decided to fix it herself (which she did using a computer without giving it a virus I believe). She’s writing her dissertation on copyright and online remix communities, and what she loves about the remix community is the theme of “If you don’t like the narrative, change it!”

So Fiesler went ahead and re-wrote the entire book with a much more positive message. You can download the whole thing for free right here, but here’s an idea of what you’ll find inside:

 

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Why LGBT History Should Be Taught in School | Nicholas Ferroni | YouTube.com

Why LGBT History Should Be Taught in School | Nicholas Ferroni | YouTube.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Nicholas Ferroni just sent us this great video where he discusses why LGBT history should be taught in schools.

 

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Portland council cool to idea of 'constables' at public library

Portland council cool to idea of 'constables' at public library | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The library wants to authorize security guards to give criminal trespass orders or warnings to unruly patrons without calling police.
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Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done - Dave Greenbaum

Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done - Dave Greenbaum | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
When you think of a library, most people think of a quiet place to study. If you want to get work done and spread out, you go to a coffee shop. Newer libraries offer the same amenities as coffee shops, and sometimes even more.

 

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http://www.fastcompany.com/3034143/the-public-library-wants-to-be-your-office

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 22, 2014 8:24 AM

The library of the future! Definitely

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Kids and Family Reading Report

Kids and Family Reading Report | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A national survey of children and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading
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Photographer Docmuments What People Are Reading on the NYC Subway

Photographer Docmuments What People Are Reading on the NYC Subway | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
When Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen turned his lens to people reading on the New York City subway system, he launched a project that proves the power of the printed word is alive and well in the midst of public transportation. Gerritsen spent three years collecting the photos for "The Last Book" project, which was exhibited at New York City’s Julie Saul Gallery and turned into a book. Most readers remained engrossed in the pages as Gerritsen snapped their portraits. A few looked up and shot him curious stares or suspicious glances.
With the precision of a librarian, Gerritsen cataloged the 500 photos on his website by author’s last name. The project encompasses authors with last names beginning with every letter of the alphabet except Q and X. Suzanne Collins, James Patterson and J.K. Rowling were among authors who appeared the most on the subway. Classic works by philosophers, poets and Shakespeare were also surprisingly popular selections. Gerritsen noted that literature…
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Les finalistes du Prix des libraires du Québec – Actualités – Les prix littéraires – Revue Les libraires

Les finalistes du Prix des libraires du Québec – Actualités – Les prix littéraires – Revue Les libraires | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Le Prix des libraires du Québec, coordonné par l’Association des libraires du Québec (ALQ), honore des auteurs dont l’œuvre s’est imposée pour sa qualité littéraire et son originalité. Le comité, formé de sept représentants de différentes librairies, a établi une liste préliminaire de 24 titres en novembre dernier. C’est avec enthousiasme qu’il dévoile aujourd’hui les finalistes.
 
Les finalistes 2015Catégorie Roman québécoisLe feu de mon père de Michael Delisle...
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Book Lovers Are Obsessed With This Website - The Book Insider

Book Lovers Are Obsessed With This Website - The Book Insider | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Last year, Random House quietly gave away Dan Brown’s bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, for free for one week. Millions of readers were unaware of the week-long giveaway. A select group of readers did take advantage of the promotion, though. They were using BookBub, a daily email that alerts readers to free and deeply …
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Franck Bohbot captures the world's grandest libraries -

Franck Bohbot captures the world's grandest libraries - | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
French photographer Franck Bohbot has created a marvelous series of photographs of the great libraries of Europe - although Harvard Public Library does fea
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Indian comic creates female superhero to tackle rape

Indian comic creates female superhero to tackle rape | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Priya’s Shakti will tell story of ‘a new hero for modern India’ who fights with goddess Parvati’s help for education and respect for women, reports Alison Flood
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10 fundamental design rules for nonprofits

10 fundamental design rules for nonprofits | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Innovative design can change the world. Crucial tips for nonprofits and social good designers.
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Novelist PD James dies aged 94

Novelist PD James dies aged 94 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
LONDON- Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died. She was 94.
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Un nouveau pas dans la transformation des bibliothèques en librairies

Un nouveau pas dans la transformation des bibliothèques en librairies | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
L'éditeur Simon & Schuster, après avoir signé un accord de commercialisation avec Amazon, est heureux d'annoncer qu'il a élargi un programme à destination des bibliothèques.

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Les nouveautés comme le fonds, proposé dans le cadre de l'offre de prêt, peuvent être achetés par les usagers qui les empruntent, avec un bouton Buy It Now ajouté dans le catalogue.

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Class | Open Shelf

Class | Open Shelf | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Public libraries must be transformed from provider-led agencies of social control (their historical role) into community-led agencies of social change (whi...

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