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Penguin Working with Baker & Taylor to Expand Ebook Lending to Libraries, Audiobook Lending Also Coming

Penguin Working with Baker & Taylor to Expand Ebook Lending to Libraries, Audiobook Lending Also Coming | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Penguin Group plans to announce on Monday that it is expanding its e-book lending program to libraries in Los Angeles and Cleveland and surrounding areas though a new distribution partner. In a pilot program that will begin this year, Penguin has worked with Baker & Taylor, a distributor of print and digital books, to start e-book lending programs in the Los Angeles County library system, which will reach four million people, and the Cuyahoga County system in Ohio.

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Halifax looks forward to the opening of its very own library of the future

Halifax looks forward to the opening of its very own library of the future | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It is being billed as the “city’s living room.” Its rooftop patio offers stunning views of Halifax harbour. There is a 300-seat theatre, two cafes, gaming stations, two music studios, dedicated space for adult literacy, a First Nations reading circle and boardrooms for local entrepreneurs. Oh, and it will lend books, too.

 

-Jane Taber

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Letters from the trenches

Letters from the trenches | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Heidi chats with Ross Hebb about his book Letters from Home, a collection of letters from WW1 Maritime soldiers.

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Penn State One Button Studios Used 4,500 Times Annually

Penn State One Button Studios Used 4,500 Times Annually | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The studios, which enable students to produce professional quality presentations and green screen recordings by simply plugging a flash drive into a USB port and pressing a single button, were initially launched in February 2012. Usage has grown rapidly ever since.

 

-Matt Enis

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CBC Books' Writers to Watch: the 2014 edition

CBC Books' Writers to Watch: the 2014 edition | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Who will be Canada's next great writer? We're keeping an eye on these 12 contenders. From poets to playwrights, meet  the 12 rising CanLit stars who make up the 2014 edition of CBC Books' Writers to Watch.

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Author, Author! | Programs That Pop

Author, Author! | Programs That Pop | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The necessity of saying “no” to so many aspiring authors was what initially inspired me to host a local author fair. Once I promoted the idea, finding authors was not a problem. In fact, I had to stop accepting applications when we reached 40, the maximum number of wordsmiths that could be accommodated comfortably in the library garden.

 

-Lauren Gilbert

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Best ABC Books of All-Time: Find Your Favorite Alphabet Book

Best ABC Books of All-Time: Find Your Favorite Alphabet Book | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Read about the top 10 ABC books of all-time. Also, see the honorable mentions and a listing of over 300 alphabet books for kids.

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Apple Acquires BookLamp, the “Pandora-Like” Book Recommendation Service and Data Provider

Apple Acquires BookLamp, the “Pandora-Like” Book Recommendation Service and Data Provider | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

BookLamp’s most well-known product was the Book Genome Project, a platform that let users find suggestions for books to read based on natural language analysis of other titles. BookLamp’s tech and talent could help Apple improve its iBooks service with better recommendations, search, and categorization.

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Around The World in 80+ Children's Books

Around The World in 80+ Children's Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Books on this list offer young travelers a great opportunity to explore new cultures through a colorful world of illustrated stories and fairytales. These books will introduce your children to the rich cultural heritage and traditions of your international destinations.

 

-Marianna Vertsman

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▶ Fifty Shades Of Grey - Trailer

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▶ Bibliotech Promo - YouTube

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Crowdfunding bouclé pour un écran eInk couplé au smartphone

Crowdfunding bouclé pour un écran eInk couplé au smartphone | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Saison des amours et de la lecture : les smartphones se couplent avec des lecteurs ebook

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Peut-on avoir une lecture aussi approfondie sur e-book que sur papier?

Peut-on avoir une lecture aussi approfondie sur e-book que sur papier? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Anne Mangen, professeure du National centre for reading education and research en Norvège, avait l'intuition depuis quelques temps que l'ergonomie de l'objet sur lequel on lit influençait la lecture elle-même. Que la tangibilité du papier, par rapport à l'intangibilité du numérique, avait un...

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Library Board Materials (SOLS)

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Over the years, a number of publications have been produced for library trustees including the Library Board Development Kit, Trustee Tips, and Trustee 20/20.  These publications are now available electronically, and are linked here.  You are welcome to use any of these materials online or to download and print for your individual board members. 

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Word Wenches: Interview: Jayne Entwistle, Audiobook Narrator

Word Wenches: Interview: Jayne Entwistle, Audiobook Narrator | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

...I'm so excited today to introduce our very special guest, Jayne Entwistle, audiobook narrator and actress. The first time I heard Jayne's narrative voice was in her reading of Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I loved the book, and then had a chance to listen to the audiobook--and I was captivated by Jayne's amazing talent. Since then, I've listened to all of Jayne's recordings of the books in the wonderful Flavia de Luce series. Each time, I'm completely enchanted and thoroughly entertained...

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Digital library branch coming to Boise Airport (video)

Digital library branch coming to Boise Airport (video) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

BOISE -- The Boise Public Library is expanding. It's a change that frequent flyers will be able to take advantage of later this month when a digital...

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Queens Library to Offer PreK Class in Fall 2015

Queens Library to Offer PreK Class in Fall 2015 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In light of New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio's push to open 33,000 PreK spots in NYC, the Queens Library Woodhaven branch will offer, for the first time, a PreK class for 18 kids starting this September.

 

-Lauren Barack

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10 vintage library infographics from the 30s and 40s (pictures)

10 vintage library infographics from the 30s and 40s (pictures) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Libraries are doing extremely well in using infographics to promote their services to communities, and reading in general.

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CanLit for LittleCanadians: Do You Know...Dinosaurs? Hyenas? Komodo Dragons? Praying Mantises?

CanLit for LittleCanadians: Do You Know...Dinosaurs? Hyenas? Komodo Dragons? Praying Mantises? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"Young readers of French non-fiction have been lucky to have Savait-tu...? books (from Éditions Michel Quintin) available since 2001 with at least 50 different titles available.

But since 2013, Fitzhenry & Whiteside has been publishing the series in English, called the Do You Know...? series, with the same authors and illustrator together."

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Eight Apps to Support Early Reading and Writing | Cool Tools

Eight Apps to Support Early Reading and Writing | Cool Tools | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It's never too early to encourage reading. Richard Byrne shares his picks for tools that young readers and writers can use with or without an adult. Includes screencasts demoing three applications: Building Language for Literacy, Reading Bear, and Maily, an iOS app for letter writing.

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Too Soon for Technology?: The latest on digital use by preschoolers

Too Soon for Technology?: The latest on digital use by preschoolers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The low-down on digital content, what’s appropriate, at what age—and some props for print books.

 

-Annie Murphy Paul

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Encouraging "Book Love" in reluctant readers

Encouraging "Book Love" in reluctant readers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Penny Kittle is a teacher on a mission. She wants to, as outlined by her website, "promote the love of reading among adolescents by providing classroom libraries of highly-engaging books to middle and high school English teachers." She does this through her Book Love Foundation, which works with educators to learn how to engage students - even the most reluctant of readers - with books.

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News and Analysis: Here Comes Amazon’s All-You-Can Read E-Book Subscription Service

News and Analysis: Here Comes Amazon’s All-You-Can Read E-Book Subscription Service | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Amazon already offers one free book a month to all Kindle users who are also Amazon Prime subscribers via their Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) service. It began in November 2011 with about 5,000 titles available and as of January 2014 offers access to more than 500,000 ebooks.

 

Laura Hazard-Owens points out in her article published today, “Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month”, that the folks from Seattle appear to be preparing for a roll-out of a new service. The report includes a look at some of the content KOLL makes available today from all of the Harry Potter titles to a lot of self-published books.

 

-Gary Price

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UNR library one of America's '10 most interesting'

UNR library one of America's '10 most interesting' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The DeLaMare Library at the University of Nevada, Reno has been named to Make Magazine's list of "Most Interesting Makerspaces in America."

The magazine's current issue credits the DeLaMare's unique tools for its inclusion on the list — tools that include "lockpicking kits, 3D scanning and printing and Arduino prototyping.

Other locations in Make's top 10 are at Yale University, Silicon Valley and Portland, Ore.


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This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy?

This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build. In an interesting move, the 6,520m2 building – which will be the central library for the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – will be called the Dlr Lexicon, which reflects the fact that it offers more than a library.

It’s also intended to be a cultural centre, with a café (the tenant is yet to be decided on), a gallery, a small auditorium space, crafts spaces, a local history library, 100 parking spaces and a children’s library.

It’s hoped that this mix of facilities will attract more than 50,000 people to Dun Laoghaire every year.

Rather than being detached from the rest of the town, it is supposed to draw people into the centre of Dun Laoghaire, offering them a space to explore and enjoy before making their way into the town.

 


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nickcarman's curator insight, July 20, 4:13 PM

Public libraries have to prove they are delivering value to their customers to justify the money spent on them.  There is nothing different about this library to any other library in the world.  Staff & management will need to be on their game.

Doug Mirams's curator insight, July 21, 5:23 AM

Planned library includes a Scandinavian-inspired "taster" area, "unobtrusive and relaxed", described by thejournal.ie
where  "people sitting around reading newspapers, flicking through a recommended paperback, or popping in for 10 minutes respite on a busy day".

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Guelph Public Library 'Amnesty Day' sees almost 8,000 overdue items returned

Guelph Public Library 'Amnesty Day' sees almost 8,000 overdue items returned | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Guelph Public Library saw nearly 8,000 overdue items returned on Amnesty Day, including one that was 16 years overdue,

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