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The role of libraries in the digital age | CBC Radio

The role of libraries in the digital age | CBC Radio | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

First aired on The Bridge (28/01/13). As the popularity of e-books continues to soar and the world's information is increasingly shared digitally, the question of what kind of roles libraries should play becomes more pressing.

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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

The Lost Art of Library Card Catalogues | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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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7 Reasons Libraries Are Essential, Now More Than Ever

7 Reasons Libraries Are Essential, Now More Than Ever | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I grew up down the street from my local library, so I spent a lot of my childhood there, either hidden away in the stacks reading books, using the internet to access Myspace, or meeting up with friends to work on school projects.

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Sunnyvale Public Library — What a Library Does in the Heart of Silicon Valley | TechSoup for Libraries

Sunnyvale Public Library — What a Library Does in the Heart of Silicon Valley | TechSoup for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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The Best in Making and Tech at Toy Fair 2017

The Best in Making and Tech at Toy Fair 2017 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Our fearless reviewer—who just happens to be SLJ's 2015 Librarian of the Year and a maker queen—canvassed the entire Javits Convention Center in Manhattan to find the most exciting innovations coming out this year.

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Developing Automatic-Alt Text for Facebook Screen Reader Users

The release of the Automatic Alt-Text service allows people who are blind (or might otherwise use screen readers) to better understand what exists in photos in their News Feeds. User research helped develop the tool through interviews, usability testing, and surveys.

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Baby Talk, Physical Play, and More | Parenting Reviews

Baby Talk, Physical Play, and More | Parenting Reviews | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Seeking new materials to bolster parenting collections? Look no further.
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FIFTEEN BOOKS BY INDIGENOUS AUTHORS YOU SHOULD READ

FIFTEEN BOOKS BY INDIGENOUS AUTHORS YOU SHOULD READ | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
This list offers a variety of suggestions to readers—from biographies to science fiction to poetry, there is something for all types of book lovers. These fifteen books are either recently published or soon-to-be released titles by incredible Indigenous authors.
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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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8 Exemplary Libraries Selected as Winners of 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

8 Exemplary Libraries Selected as Winners of 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected eight projects as recipients of the 201
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Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students

Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools.
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5 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Meet One of Their Favorite Authors | Brightly

5 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Meet One of Their Favorite Authors | Brightly | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Can it be a lot of work to find author events? Yes. Is the experience of attending worth all that effort? YES. YES, YES, YES. Here's why.
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Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The Met, New York Public Library, Smithsonian & More

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The Met, New York Public Library, Smithsonian & More | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Calling all coloring book lovers. You can now take part in #ColorOurCollections 2017–a campaign where museums and libraries worldwide will make available free coloring books, letting you color artwork from their collections and then share it on Twitter and other social media platforms.
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Cool new Google Slides video functionality! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Cool new Google Slides video functionality! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Google Slides recently added some new functionality for working with video. Slides has become my go-to presentation platform for the easy ability to collaborate and build with others and for its portability. If, like me, you regularly use Slides as a platform for presenting, teaching or for sharing student projects, these new video features will come in mighty handy.
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Meeting a Need: Where to Find Books in Arabic for K-5th Graders — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Meeting a Need: Where to Find Books in Arabic for K-5th Graders — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
If your city is anything like mine, you may have been asked by the residents to increase the number of books in your collection written in Arabic. Finding great reliable resources can be a bit tricky, however.
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