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Simon & Schuster Agrees to Sell “All Iowa Reads” 2013 Winner eBook Edition to Libraries

Simon & Schuster Agrees to Sell “All Iowa Reads” 2013 Winner eBook Edition to Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
On Monday December 3, Wendy Sheanin (Director of Marketing and Adult Publishing Group at Simon & Schuster) notified the Iowa Center for the Book that “The Year We Left Home” [the All Iowa Reads 2013 winner] will be on sale as an eBook on January 1, 2013 and available from OverDrive, a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.
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Top 5 Social Media Tips from “The Art of Social Media” for Libraries

Top 5 Social Media Tips from “The Art of Social Media” for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
I’m always on the lookout for great business books, and recently came across The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. Written by former chief Apple Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki, and social media marketing consultant Peg Fitzpatrick, this short book is still incredibly relevant despite its 2014 publication date. Here are my top 5…
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Le livre contre l’asphalte - La Presse+

Le livre contre l’asphalte - La Presse+ | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
L’une des courses à la mairie qu’il faudra suivre en novembre prochain est sans doute celle qui se jouera à Gatineau. Nous assisterons à un duel entre deux candidats dont l’enjeu sera l’amélioration des bibliothèques publiques.
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Libraries: Be Careful What You Wish For

Libraries: Be Careful What You Wish For | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Last week we discussed the new "cost-per-circulation" (CPC) model for public libraries -- in which they can make e-books available to patrons and pay the publisher per "loan" instead of paying fixed fees to "acquire" titles as if they were print books (the "pretend it's print" or PIP model). HarperCollins has just become the first…
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Call the librarian: Unlikely heroes move to front lines of opioid overdose epidemic

Call the librarian: Unlikely heroes move to front lines of opioid overdose epidemic | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Library staff members are taking on the role of first responder in drug overdoses as the opioid epidemic infiltrates yet another corner of daily life.
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Rooftop garden atop Vancouver Public Library opens in 2018 - urbanYVR

Rooftop garden atop Vancouver Public Library opens in 2018 - urbanYVR | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Construction on an expansion of the central Vancouver Public Library has begun, renovating the building’s top two floors to include a public rooftop garden.
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5 Ways the Denver Public Library Supports the City's Homeless Population

5 Ways the Denver Public Library Supports the City's Homeless Population | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
My work at the Denver Public Library over the past year and a half has opened my eyes to the innovative ways in which libraries can play a role in addressing the needs of a city's homeless population. The rate of homelessness in Colorado is staggering, and it is unfortunately on the rise. Last year the number of homeless people in the state rose by 13 percent, according to a report by the U.S.
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The 21st-century archivist's dilemma: How to preserve those floppy disk files?

The 21st-century archivist's dilemma: How to preserve those floppy disk files? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Just like a physical crime scene, digital forensic investigators try not to disrupt the evidence they find on computers. And archivists have that same concern when they're trying to preserve digital material.
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NYC, San Francisco Public Libraries Host Monthly ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ for Kids

NYC, San Francisco Public Libraries Host Monthly ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ for Kids | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
The Associated Press released video footage from inside a Brooklyn public library as it hosts Drag Queen Story Hour for kids, something that has been scheduled every month since last fall. The children sit around as a man who calls his alter-ego Lil’ Miss Hot Mess reads them stories and leads them in sing-alongs about drag queens. In the AP video, he reads a story about a female character whose friends think she should be less of a tomboy and dress and act like a girl. In another story, you hear the man read to the kids, “We can both be grooms.”
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How Universal Design Will Make Your Library More Inclusive

How Universal Design Will Make Your Library More Inclusive | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Universal Design involves designing spaces, products, programming, and more to make them as usable as possible for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
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Our Favorite Fictional Librarians, Ranked

Our Favorite Fictional Librarians, Ranked | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Pop culture isn't always kind to librarians. So, in honor of National Library Week, we thought we'd pick half a dozen of our favorite library workers -- good and evil and in between -- and give them some fictional performance evaluations, complete with numerical rankings.
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Top Library Tech Trends | American Libraries Magazine

Top Library Tech Trends | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Tech leaders recommend the tools and resources your library can adopt now and in the near future.
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Checking Out Securely: The Challenge of Staffless Libraries » Public Libraries Online

Checking Out Securely: The Challenge of Staffless Libraries » Public Libraries Online | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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The Lost Art of Library Card Catalogues

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The art of writing card catalogue entries may be dying, but they still tell us a lot about our data past.
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‘Children say it feels like home’: the mobile library for refugees in Greece

‘Children say it feels like home’: the mobile library for refugees in Greece | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Realising that people who have fled their homes need more than just food and shelter, a pair of volunteers decided to requisition a minivan and turn it into something that would help enrich lives
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Is a library without books still a library? Some thoughts on The Library as space

Is a library without books still a library? Some thoughts on The Library as space | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Text of my talk at The Danish Research Library Associations Winter Assembly 2017, Korsoer, Denmark. I like people. Not all people but in general. I strongly believe that people talking to each other, sharing ideas, challenging one another on believes and arguments makes this world a better place. The landscape of human beings interacting has…
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Pew analysis finds that Millennials are the most likely generation to use their public libraries – Library Research Service

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The Library of Things | American Libraries Magazine

The Library of Things | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
More than ever, libraries are offering nontraditional items for checkout. Here are some of our favorite objects circulating at libraries in North America.
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Public Libraries in the 21st Century: A New Home for Community Engagement

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Campbellton library adds video games to lure youthful visitors

Campbellton library adds video games to lure youthful visitors | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
The whisper of turning pages and the tapping of a keyboard are normal in a library, but a new sound is about to join the symphony: the cacophony of video game play.
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108 Indigenous writers to read, as recommended by you

108 Indigenous writers to read, as recommended by you | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
FOLD, the Festival of Literary Diversity, tweeted out the names of several Indigenous authors you should know. Many readers got in the spirit and shared their own recommendations. We've highlighted their suggestions here. Here are 108 Indigenous writers to check out. An Honest Womanby Jónína Kirton Recommended by:@Ayelet Tsabari Arctic
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Top 20 Library Scandals in Recent History – John Hubbard – Medium

Top 20 Library Scandals in Recent History – John Hubbard – Medium | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Airing dirty laundry is rather frowned upon in the field of librarianship. It ranks right up there with self-promotion as a big faux pas, probably because we don’t want to make ourselves look bad for…
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Librarians in the 21st Century: It Is Becoming Impossible to Remain Neutral

Librarians in the 21st Century: It Is Becoming Impossible to Remain Neutral | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Library neutrality sounds innocuous, but it’s not, if you’re a librarian. Although neutrality has long been regarded and taught as an important ethic of the
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Library Loot: A Patron Rewards Program

Library Loot: A Patron Rewards Program | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
We all have those pesky reward cards floating around in our wallets — for the grocery store, the coffee shop, the gas station. Bossier Parish Libraries, an eight-branch public library system in northwest Louisiana, figured out a way to use the incentive concept for good: a library rewards program that offers “library loot” to patrons 13 and older.
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How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip'

How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what’s behind this resurgence?

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5 Coworking Spaces and Business Incubators in Libraries That Support Local Workers

5 Coworking Spaces and Business Incubators in Libraries That Support Local Workers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
As the needs of communities change, libraries around the world are innovating to meet those changing needs. For a growing number of libraries, that means supporting the workforce by providing coworking spaces, internet access, business incubators, and networking opportunities. Coworking spaces and business incubators in libraries serve freelancers, students, entrepreneurs, remote workers, job seekers, independent professionals, and more.
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