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How Libraries Can Survive In The Digital Age

How Libraries Can Survive In The Digital Age | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The rampant evolution of technology is causing libraries to have an identity crisis. To stay relevant, they're rethinking their role in society.

 

-Lauren C. Williams

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Louise Erdrich wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize's achievement award

Louise Erdrich wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize's achievement award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Author Louise Erdrich, whose writings chronicle contemporary Native American life through characters representing its mix of heritages and cultures, was announced Sunday as the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's distinguished achievement award.

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Jeux vidéos, café-restau et ambiance cosy : la bibliothèque deviendra un "troisième lieu" -

Jeux vidéos, café-restau et ambiance cosy : la bibliothèque deviendra un "troisième lieu" - | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
La fréquentation des bibliothèques est en baisse. Pour attirer les foules, certaines se transforment en bibliothèque "troisième lieu". Visite guidée.

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« Si l’on continue à faire que du livre sur du rayonnage, c’est mort ».

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Step inside the new Halifax Central Library

Step inside the new Halifax Central Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
There’s a state-of-the-art structure nearing completion in the heart of historic downtown Halifax. The new Halifax Central Library is an impressive five-story building that can’t be missed. Rightly named as one of CNN Style’s “10 eye-popping new buildings you’ll see in 2014,” the design features a glass façade and an impressive cantilever—the overhanging structure jutting off the rooftop—offering expansive views of the city.

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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

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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

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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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Are Starbucks And Amazon Cards About To Replace Local Library Cards?

Are Starbucks And Amazon Cards About To Replace Local Library Cards? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
One of the things I missed in my early days in America was the European style cafe. Not for the coffee, but the community spirit. I soon discovered a place that filled that void: the local library. It offered a sense of a community center plus a broad selection of books [...]

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Here’s how to play Haruki Murakami Bingo as you read his books

Here’s how to play Haruki Murakami Bingo as you read his books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

For fans seeking a more interactive and adorably competitive experience with the author’s novels, an artist has created 'Haruki Murakami Bingo', a tongue-in-cheek 'game' that collects the various idiosyncrasies and recurring elements that have popped up in most of Murakami’s 13 novels and many short stories.


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L'architecture des bibliothèques évolue avec leurs services

L'architecture des bibliothèques évolue avec leurs services | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Remise du Prix Public Library of the Year 2014


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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

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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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