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Microsoft launches a Pinterest-like social network

Microsoft launches a Pinterest-like social network | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The platform, Socl, enables members to create and share collages. More than likely, the site will remind you of Pinterest.

 

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Review of the Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature

Review of the Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The winner of the first-ever 2014 Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature is Kate Samworth’s Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual: Renewing the World’s Bird Supply Since 2031 (Clarion, 2014). Modeled on mail order catalogs of the past and present, “Aviary Wonders Inc. is a picture book that widens the definition of the genre. While truly a picture book, it was created for readers aged 10 and up with well-developed sensibilities and senses of humor.

 

-Carolyn Sun

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P.E.I. libraries make it easy for busy parents to get books

P.E.I. libraries make it easy for busy parents to get books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Books to Go is a pilot project where 100 of the most popular titles for preschoolers are set aside. The books are divided into 20 bags kept at the circulation desk. Parents and children just have to sign out a bag and instantly have a large selection of books.

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Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn - New Scientist

Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn - New Scientist | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Struggling with chapter 3? Adaptive textbooks will give you extra, personalised help when you need it.

 

-Aviva Rutkin

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In Chicago, the future of tech could be at your local library

In Chicago, the future of tech could be at your local library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Libraries have long been a key resource to immigrants and low-income residents. Chicago's public library not only offers Internet access, but 3D printers, laser cutters and robots.

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The case of the disappearing Statistics Canada data - Macleans.ca

The case of the disappearing Statistics Canada data - Macleans.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The problem of missing and incomplete data at Statistics Canada goes far deeper than that botched labour report.

 

-Jason Kirby

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Print is alive and kicking

Print is alive and kicking | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The book of the future could be crowdfunded, self-published or tied to a video game -- you might even have voted on a key plot twist. Still, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to read it on paper.


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Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader

Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Adobe is gathering data on the ebooks that have been opened, which pages were read, and in what order. All of this data, including the title, publisher, and other metadata for the book is being sent to Adobe’s server in clear text.

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La bibliothèque scolaire a encore sa place | Marie-Josée Montminy | Éducation

La bibliothèque scolaire a encore sa place | Marie-Josée Montminy | Éducation | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Les déclarations du ministre de l'Éducation Yves Bolduc laissant entendre que les bibliothèques scolaires (et les élèves) ne souffriraient pas d'une réduction de...

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Julie Flett’s picture books honour her aboriginal heritage

Julie Flett’s picture books honour her aboriginal heritage | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Julie Flett is a Cree-Métis author and illustrator whose titles include the Governor General’s Literary Award–nominated Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet/Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alfabet di Michif; Little You (text by Richard Van Camp); and, most recently, Dolphin SOS(written by Roy and Slavia Miki) and We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers.


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Kim Thùy: révéler la beauté du monde | Josianne Desloges | Le Soleil

Kim Thùy: révéler la beauté du monde | Josianne Desloges | Le Soleil | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Lorsque Kim Thùy a aperçu un champ de coquelicots entre l'aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle et Paris, elle a été bouleversée par ce petit miracle. «Vous ne voyez pas les...

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Illustrating germs and cooties for kids' book a dream job for Edmonton’s Josh Holinaty

Illustrating germs and cooties for kids' book a dream job for Edmonton’s Josh Holinaty | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The drooling face of Ebola, a chamber pot tipping, a snot explosion and a kitty pooping — it was just a dream job for illustrator Josh Holinaty.

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How Do Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading for Students?

How Do Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading for Students? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Answer by Peter Kruger, high school English teacher: Here are 10 easy steps for destroying all love of reading and instead instilling a lifelong hatred of otherwise amazing literature (even books the kids would enjoy reading on their own).

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Meet the Recipients of the Build Something Bold Library Design Award

Meet the Recipients of the Build Something Bold Library Design Award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

An unused corner of the 2,500 square foot facility was converted into a “Digital Diner” with a $3,240 grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. Two 1950s-style blue booths outfitted with jukeboxes provide an inviting space for celebrations—such as end-of-year parties—and for kids to collaborate on digital projects, as well as more traditional library activities such as book clubs. With its vinyl and chrome, the ambiance hearkens back to the 1950s, but the tools are all new millennium. Library iPads can be inserted into the tabletop jukeboxes, and students can use them to share videos and ebooks they have created.

 

-Grace Hwang Lynch

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Danny Jacobs shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos 2014 Award for People’s Poetry

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Acorn-Plantos Committee is pleased to announce the short list of those authors under consideration for the 2014 Award for People's Poe...try. They are, in alphabetical order:

MARITA DACHSEL
(Glossolalia, Anvil Press)

KANINA DAWSON
(Masham Means Evening, Coteau Books)

DANNY JACOBS
(Songs That Remind Us of Factories, Nightwood Editions)

LISA SHATZKY
(Blame it on the Moon, Black Moss)

ANN SHIN
(The Family China, Brick Books)

We extend our congratulations and best wishes. The winner will be announced in November, 2014.

for the committee:

Jeff Seffinga
jeffhamiltonjeff@gmail.com


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Librarians in Focus: Chris Thomson

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It’s all about connections. - Chris Thomson, Programs, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS.

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Canadian Idol – Children’s Lit Style

Canadian Idol – Children’s Lit Style | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Children’s writers as popular as rock stars? It may sound far-fetched, but that’s how several authors have described their experience during the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Week.

 

-Kate Watson

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Le ministre de l'éducation qui aimait les livres

Le ministre de l'éducation qui aimait les livres | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Il s’appelle Serge Rousselle. C’est le ministre de l’éducation du Nouveau-Brunswick. Les livres ont changé sa vie...

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10 science fiction authors whose books just kept getting stranger

10 science fiction authors whose books just kept getting stranger | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But some of science fiction's most famous authors have just kept pushing the limits of storytelling.


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Ebooks : Adobe espionne les lecteurs en collectant des données sur leurs habitudes de lecture et leur bibliothèque

Ebooks : Adobe espionne les lecteurs en collectant des données sur leurs habitudes de lecture et leur bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Selon le site The Digital Reader, l'éditeur de logiciels californien Adobe collecterait l'ensemble des métadonnées contenues dans vos ebooks par l'intermédiaire de son application Digital Editions 4. Mais il ne s'arrêterait pas là...

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Montréal : Libraires, bibliothèques et transport promeuvent la lecture

Montréal : Libraires, bibliothèques et transport promeuvent la lecture | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Lire vous transporte, seconde édition

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Appvisory for Educational Children's Apps

Appvisory for Educational Children's Apps | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The "Appvisory: Curating and Providing Access to Educational Apps in the Children’s Library" presentation at this virtual conference (#TDS14) provided an abundance of tips and ways to start and improve your library’s app-literacy programming.

 

-Carolyn Sun

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Des robots français font leur entrée dans une bibliothèque américaine

Des robots français font leur entrée dans une bibliothèque américaine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Vincent et Nancy, deux robots au sein de la Westport Library

Deux robots NAO Evolution, fabriqués par la société française Aldebaran, viennent de faire leur entrée au sein de la Westport Library, dans le Connecticut. Notamment présentées au Salon du Livre de Paris en 2013, les petites machines humanoïdes permettront de faire découvrir la robotique et la programmation aux usagers de la bibliothèque...


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Scotiabank Giller Prize 2014: The shortlist

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2014: The shortlist | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Six writers are one step closer to winning the most lucrative fiction prize in Canada history...

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"All About the Books, No Trouble"

Our Nashville Public Library team celebrates library cards in this adaptation of Meghan Trainor’s performance of “All About That Bass.

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