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Ask Mr. Edwin

Ask Mr. Edwin | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Welcome to my new unsolicited advice column, Ask Mr. Edwin.  Mr. Edwin is a YA librarian with a cardigan of gold and an intense love of his iPhone. He’s here to provide you with a healthy dos... (Ask Mr.

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Let's use - not lose - our local libraries

Let's use - not lose - our local libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Research has shown that you needn't spend your hard earned cash on pieces of expensive tech to get your young ones to enjoy reading.
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The research - by The Reading Agency – found that 21.5% of children aged 4-11 said that 'going to the library' was likely to make them want to read compared with just 1.8% who said that 'getting a book on an iPad or kindle' would persuade them.

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Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model

Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
As librarians struggle with the task of redefining their roles in a digital age, many are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores.
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Library users embrace digital wave - Local - Times Colonist

Library users embrace digital wave - Local - Times Colonist | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Library users embrace digital wave
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Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang to appear in e-books with Graphicly deal - New York Business Journal

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang to appear in e-books with Graphicly deal  - New York Business Journal | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Peanuts Worldwide LLC is partnering with e-books distributor Graphicly to bring ...
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Radical plan aims to safeguard libraries

Radical plan aims to safeguard libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
YORK’S libraries could be the first in the country to be run by a social enterprise. (RT @UKpling: York aims to remove it's responsibilities for libraries by turning them into a social enterprise.
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Marketing with Video: It’s Now Essential, and Easier Than You Might Think

Marketing with Video: It’s Now Essential, and Easier Than You Might Think | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Content Curation for the School Librarian

Content Curation for the School Librarian | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it


Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.


Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.


PDF download here: http://bit.ly/QgtjwU





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Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:44 PM

With students accessing different kinds of material and the same material in different ways, the OPAC and vertical file may not be the best way to lead your students to the best content.  This article shows differing ways of attacking the problem.

 

Leigh Zika's curator insight, June 12, 2015 9:34 PM

Good examples of content curation tools for school librarians and teachers/students.

Brooke Roberson Buxton's curator insight, April 22, 12:12 PM

Easy article that introduces several key curation tools for use in the school library. 

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Let the Ebook Price Wars Begin: Three Ebook Pricing Predictions - Forbes

Let the Ebook Price Wars Begin: Three Ebook Pricing Predictions - Forbes | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
In case you haven't been paying attention, there's been a little flap over the past year about ebook pricing.
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Tea Party condemns children's book on anarchy

Tea Party condemns children's book on anarchy | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A Rule Is to Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy described by Tea Party publication as 'downright shocking'
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Children's participation in the architecture of the library

Children's participation in the architecture of the library | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Intervention de Miranda Corbiere de la bibliothèque de Hoorn (Pays- Bas) lors de la journée d'études intitulée "Enfants et jeunes en bibliothèque : regards européens" organisée le 15 novembre 2012 à l'enssib.
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Mobile Connections to Libraries

Mobile Connections to Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
13% of those ages 16 and older have accessed library websites via mobile devices.
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Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition - iLibrarian

Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition - iLibrarian | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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The Top 20 Most Popular iLibrarian Posts of 2012 - Pt. 1 - iLibrarian

The Top 20 Most Popular iLibrarian Posts of 2012 - Pt. 1 - iLibrarian | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Phil Bradley's weblog: Libraries and bookshops/stores

Phil Bradley's weblog: Libraries and bookshops/stores | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Two interesting news items have recently caught my eye.
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Why Medium may be awesome for libraries

Why Medium may be awesome for libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Last week, I got an invite to test out Medium, a new publishing site developed by the folks behind Blogger and Twitter.  Over the past week, I’ve been dabbling in it and it hit me that Medium...
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Libraries going "green" : Cornell Puts a Lawn in the Library

Libraries going "green" : Cornell Puts a Lawn in the Library | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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The Friern Barnet people’s library and their day in court | Blog | False Economy

The Friern Barnet people’s library and their day in court | Blog | False Economy | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Blogger Mrs Angry on the occupation of Friern Barnet library and what the protest means for all.
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New York Public Library Offers Peek at Renovation

New York Public Library Offers Peek at Renovation | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the New York Public Library plans to unveil the Norman Foster design for a new circulating library in its Fifth Avenue landmark building.
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16 Resources for Librarians Preparing for the Mayan Apocalypse, by Ellyssa Kroski

16 Resources for Librarians Preparing for the Mayan Apocalypse, by Ellyssa Kroski | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Librarians are prepared for anything. Why? Because we do our background research and have plenty of resources to consult for any given event. So, why should the Mayan Apocalypse be any different?

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:48 AM

Valuable to librarians who want to pass on the information:

The information, the resources and the apps! 

 

(Librarian humour!)

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The portable Pacifist Library » MobyLives

The portable Pacifist Library » MobyLives | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A group of activists have been collecting used books and creating books from recycled materials in order to carry them around New York City on their backs.
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eBooks For Libraries Web Site Relaunches, Focus is Now Public Awareness About Issues | LJ INFOdocket

eBooks For Libraries Web Site Relaunches, Focus is Now Public Awareness About Issues | LJ INFOdocket | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Censorship, You’re Just Making Yourself Look Stupid… Again

Censorship, You’re Just Making Yourself Look Stupid… Again | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The hew and cry of a parent who feels they’ve been wronged, when they actually haven’t been, is a loud, shrill tone that’s a mixture of “think of the children” and &#8...
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