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Summer's Best Sci-Fi: Planets, Politics, Apocalypse

Summer's Best Sci-Fi: Planets, Politics, Apocalypse | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

These five books will suck you into strange worlds, but leave you full of questions about our own.

 

-Annalee Newitz @ NPR Books

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The Best Poems For Father's Day

The Best Poems For Father's Day | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If you're having trouble coming up with the right words this Father's Day, let these expert wordsmiths lend theirs. (Bookmark for next year!)

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Les ebooks dépassent largement les revenus des livres reliés aux US | IDBOOX

Ces chiffres sont donc représentatifs du marché du livre aux US. Les ventes d’ebooks pour adultes représentent 282 M$ alors que les livres reliés font 229,6 M$. L’an passé, à la même période ils pesaient 220,4 M$ et les livres reliés 223,5 M$. Les revenus des ebooks ont progressé de 28,1% de date à date.

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Imagine- 2012 Summer Reading Club (Nova Scotia)

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library's annual Summer Reading Club starts this year on June 25, 2012. Find out more by watching this video...

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Malaysian charged for selling banned Canadian book - CBC News

Malaysian charged for selling banned Canadian book - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A Borders bookstore manager in Malaysia has been charged with distributing a Canadian writer's book that was banned as being against Islam. Allah, Liberty and Love, written by Irshad Manji, was banned in late May. Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz could face a two-year prison sentence and fine if convicted of the charge filed Tuesday.

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Pinterest as a Readers'-Advisory Tool

Pinterest as a Readers'-Advisory Tool | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The fun in Pinterest comes from seeing what your followers have pinned and repinning it to a board of your own. While Pinterest is great for finding new recipes and craft ideas, finding ways to use it as a discovery channel for your library and collections is a little more complicated than repinning that ooey-gooey chocolate-cake recipe.

 

-Lynnanne Pearson @ Booklist Online

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Microsoft Surface Tablets

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The tablet wars are no longer a two-horse race between Apple and Google. At a press event in Los Angeles today, Microsoft today unveiled Surface, a line of tablet devices running the company's next-generation Windows operating system.

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Te Puna Services

One of the core things that the National Library does is supporting libraries around New Zealand with a bundle of tools and functions that helps libraries...


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Bear’s masks take on the power of spirit guides

Bear’s masks take on the power of spirit guides | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
The kids on a gallery school trip look at Edward (Ned) Bear’s masks and ask him, “Who are they?

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Dieu est-il conservateur ?

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Le monde n’est pas régi par le hasard, ça nous le savions. Depuis que Angela Merkel est arrivée sur Terre en tout cas, ça ne fait plus un pli. Ce qu’en revanche nous ignorions, c’est que la totalité des destinées humaines est consignée dans une espèce de livre électronique, une sorte d’e-book total continûment rédigé par un collectif de conservateurs réunis pour cette mission dans une bibliothèque gigantesque : l’Agence (“adjustment bureau“). Je n’aime pas dévoiler les fins de film –sauf si c’est pour embêter bien sûr, mais je dois tout de suite vous révéler que ces bibliothécaires-rédacteurs sont en fait des anges-gardiens à la solde de leur conservateur en chef alias Dieu himself, qui coordonne la rédaction de ce fameux livre appelé Le plan et qui est un peu comme le dictionnaire de l’Académie française : une entreprise interminable...

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Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express

Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"For eight years, the Landa Gardens Conservancy, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has been working to make the library more than just a place to check out books.
With more than $1.5 million it raised, the group has transformed the library in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood into a community center where parents can take their children to play and students from nearby Trinity University can sit under shade trees to read."

 

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Library-is-no-longer-just-for-readers-3640773.php#ixzz1y8JEaSbF


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Making Ebooks Accessible

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As we go hunting for the right ebook readers for our patrons, accessibility is one of the factors to consider. People with vision, dexterity, or cognitive disabilities need certain specific features, and ebook readers are all over the map in what they offer and how they offer it. But it’s not as complicated as it might seem, and there’s some help available.

 

-Christopher Harris @ American Libraries Magazine

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Forest Park Public Library News: Pub Quiz/Trivia Night @ the Beacon Pub. June 9th, 8pm. FREE!

Forest Park Public Library News: Pub Quiz/Trivia Night @ the Beacon Pub. June 9th, 8pm. FREE! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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Microsoft lance sa tablette : actualités - Livres Hebdo

Microsoft lance sa tablette : actualités - Livres Hebdo | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Surface, son nom de code, a été dévoilée hier soir à Los Angeles. Les deux tablettes tactiles, d'un format de 10,6 pouces, seront équipées d'un système d'exploitation Windows 8, la future version qui sera proposée par l'entreprise, et qui devrait être assez proche du finctionnement de Windows Mobile. Microsoft devrait séduire les clients habitués à Windows, d'autant que les tablettes seront vendues avec un clavier et la suite Office (Word, Excel, ...).

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La Presse vous propose ses lectures d'été | Sonia Sarfati | Livres

La Presse vous propose ses lectures d'été | Sonia Sarfati | Livres | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L'été, il suffit d'un bon livre pour se sentir en vacances. On vous laisse le choix du lieu: au bord de l'eau, au parc, sur le balcon. On vous suggère un menu...

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Provincial book publisher funding cut again on P.E.I. - CBC News

Provincial book publisher funding cut again on P.E.I. - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The province has eliminated subsidies for book publishers on P.E.I., worrying many in the industry that fewer Island stories will land on bookstore shelves. "We really have a boost in the summer market, we really have a boost at Christmas where everyone wants to send their uncle, their grandmother, their father local books," said Lori Cheverie, Bookmark's store manager.

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Une libraire malaisienne est accusée d'avoir distribué le livre banni d'une auteure canadienne | Radio-Canada.ca

Une libraire malaisienne est accusée d'avoir distribué le livre banni d'une auteure canadienne | Radio-Canada.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La gérante d'une librairie de Malaisie a été accusée d'avoir distribué le livre, considéré comme contre l'islam, d'une auteure canadienne.


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Librarians Without Borders » Vote for LWB and Win Big!

Librarians Without Borders  » Vote for LWB and Win Big! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As a part of LWB's campaign to win the Better World Books Challenge to raise $15,000 for our Haiti Library project, we're also giving YOU the opportunity to win something.

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New Life of Pi teaser trailer gives look at long-awaited film | Quillblog

New Life of Pi teaser trailer gives look at long-awaited film | Quillblog | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A new teaser trailer released last week will have to tide fans over as they await the winter release of Ang Lee's film adaptation.

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'A Work Of Immense Power': Sebastian Barry Wins Walter Scott Prize

'A Work Of Immense Power': Sebastian Barry Wins Walter Scott Prize | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Irish author Sebastian Barry has won a £25,000 prize for historical fiction for his novel On Canaan's Side. Judges said they were impressed by his "wonderful writing, which, as Walter Scott did in his time, shifts perception on a period in history".

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« Street- Art : l’Art Urbain s’affiche » à la bibliothèque du Grand Parc de Bordeaux

« Street- Art : l’Art Urbain s’affiche » à la bibliothèque du Grand Parc de Bordeaux | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La bibliothèque du Grand Parc de Bordeaux, connue pour sa vaste programmation en action culturelle, a proposé une découverte de la culture urbaine au travers d’artistes graffeurs du 20 avril au 2 juin 2012 dans une expositions nommées « Street- Art : l’Art Urbain s’affiche »


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Google reports 'alarming' rise in censorship by governments

Google reports 'alarming' rise in censorship by governments | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Search engine company has said there has been a troubling increase in requests to remove political content from the internet.


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Phil Bradley's weblog: Awe inspiring library initiative

Phil Bradley's weblog: Awe inspiring library initiative | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Less a mobile library, more a travelling knowledge gadget van. When I was in Canada at the Canadian Library Association conference there was a passing reference to a really interesting initiative that I've followed up on.

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