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Elsipogtog man offers free job-hunting service

Elsipogtog man offers free job-hunting service | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

An Elsipogtog man is offering a free job-finding service to help people in the eastern New Brunswick community combat a high level of unemployment.


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OLA announces Forest of Reading winners | Quill & Quire

The Ontario Library Association has revealed the winners of the 2012 Forest of Reading Awards. The winners in categories for school-age children were announced in front of more than 8,000 kids at the annual Festival of Trees, which took place May 15–16 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

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Kobo to sell Potter e-books

Kobo to sell Potter e-books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

obo is to join the ranks of physical and online booksellers licensed by Pottermore to sell Harry Potter e-books. The Canadian-based global retailer of e-books and e-readers announced this morning (17th May) that all seven of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books are now on sale to Kobo customers through the Pottermore store.

 

-Lisa Campbell @ The Bookseller

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Riel Nason among winners at Atlantic Book Awards | Quill & Quire

Riel Nason among winners at Atlantic Book Awards | Quill & Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

New Brunswick novelist Riel Nason, whose The Town That Drowned won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, was one of nine East Coast authors to take home prizes at the Atlantic Book Awards in St. John’s on Thursday night.

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Un printemps meurtrier | Le Délivré : actualité du livre, critiques, résumés et plus

Un printemps meurtrier | Le Délivré : actualité du livre, critiques, résumés et plus | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le roman policier se fait de plus en plus populaire au Québec et on ne s’en plaindra pas. Il y avait déjà au début de l’automne le gala de Saint-Pacôme, qui depuis plus de dix ans récompense un roman policier québécois. En novembre 2011 arrivait dans le paysage QuebeCrime, festival plus anglophone ayant lieu à Québec et qui devrait inclure un volet francophone en 2012. C’est cette fois-ci le printemps qui se fait meurtrier, du moins à Knowlton. Ne tremblez pas, au contraire, c’est le moment de fêter le polar !


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“Out” on the Shelves: 26 Graphic Novels for Pride Month 2012

“Out” on the Shelves: 26 Graphic Novels for Pride Month 2012 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the legalization of gay marriage spreading across the country and President Obama’s recent endorsement, LGBT themes have become more pervasive in media, notably graphic novels. In prose publishing, the male-on-male love story has established itself as a subgenre of romantic fiction, with Harlequin among other publishers releasing new titles (see “Bodice Rippers without the Bodice”).

 

-Martha Cornog @ Library Journal Reviews

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Backyard Barbecue: Seven New Books for Summer — Library Journal Reviews

Backyard Barbecue: Seven New Books for Summer — Library Journal Reviews | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the first hints of warm weather, home chefs start dreaming about a good grill char. Since classics like Steven Raichlen’s The Barbecue! Bible provide excellent all-in-one access to barbecuing basics, the best new titles explore niche subjects like regional cuisine and specialty equipment. This summer, even vegans, foodies, and restaurant lovers will find a place at the barbecue.

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Top Picks: Mysteries for Young Readers

Top Picks: Mysteries for Young Readers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A good mystery can make a boring afternoon disappear in an instant. The right one might even turn a reluctant reader into one who can't wait until the next book in a series comes out! There's a bit of everything—from historical to hysterical—in this list of titles.

 

-Dodie Owens @ School Library Journal

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Le Prix des libraires va à Samuel Archibald

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Les histoires saguenéennes de Samuel Archibald auront permis à l’auteur d’empocher hier le Prix des libraires pour son tout premier livre. Arvida (Quartanier) a été couronné par les libraires, dans la catégorie roman québécois. La Française Delphine de Vigan remporte de son côté l’honneur hors Québec, avec son best-seller Rien ne s’oppose à la nuit (JC Lattès).

 

-Catherine Lalonde @ Le Devoir


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Google Knowledge Graph entre Wikipedia et web sémantique

Google Knowledge Graph entre Wikipedia et web sémantique | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Un faisceau de mises en relation dans les résultats de recherche...


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Some Libraries still have got it wrong….

The librarians with all of their accumulated wisdom, extensive experience, passion for books and understanding of system, stayed behind there [sic] thick, wide desk. They were the end point of the process if I had to withdraw a book or item that required a charge or required some degree of intervention. Other than that I was on my own.

 

Why is it that the experts with the passion for books are the last point of call? why are they the end of the process? Why are they only relevant if I need help or if I need to pay? Surely in the modern library, the librarians are the starting point of the journey.

 

-Andrew Churches @ Educational Origami

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DIY learning: Schoolers, Edupunks, and Makers challenge education as we know it

DIY learning: Schoolers, Edupunks, and Makers challenge education as we know it | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Schoolers, Edupunks and Makers are showing us what's possible when learners, not institutions, own the education that will define their lives.

 

"Learning to make" refers to the intentionality with which makers pursue the skills and knowledge they need for their projects. Makers learn their trades through traditional and non-traditional means. They may take a welding class at a local maker space, take a programming class at a community college, get advice from other makers at a local Dorkbot meetup, or figure things out through trial and error. Makers become expert learners.

 

Importantly, at a time when we are struggling nationally with a fundamentally flawed system to test and grade children to make sure they are learning, the maker community shows us another viable and proven approach.

 

-Marie Bjerede @ O'Reilly Radar

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A Charming Clutch of Cozies

A Charming Clutch of Cozies | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Cozy fans sometimes accuse us of not paying quite enough attention to their favorite mystery subgenre. I plead guilty but with extenuating circumstances. It’s true that Bill Ott and I prefer our crime fiction straight, no chaser—I guess the cozy equivalent would be saying “no thank you” to a spot of cream—but we do our best to cover charming tales of detection, too.

 

-Keir Graff @ Booklist Online

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Canada Post introduces Franklin the Turtle stamps | Quill & Quire

Canada Post introduces Franklin the Turtle stamps | Quill & Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Canada Post has cemented Franklin the Turtle's status as a Canadian kidlit icon by unveiling a series of stamps featuring the hero in a half-shell.

 

-Natalie Samson @ Quillblog

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Ellen DeGeneres wins Mark Twain humour honour - CBC News

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Ellen DeGeneres, the popular comedian and talk show host who also portrayed the first prime-time TV character to come out as gay, has been named winner of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize.

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Rakuten’s investment in Pinterest to enhance Kobo’s social reading experience | Quill & Quire

Rakuten’s investment in Pinterest to enhance Kobo’s social reading experience | Quill & Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“We see amazing future opportunities with Kobo’s focus on social reading, Pinterest’s visual communication of things consumers love, and the e-commerce engine of Rakuten to one day create another avenue for consumers to engage online,” says Kobo spokesperson Cerys Goodall in a press release.

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24 Educational iPad Apps for Kids in Reading & Writing « Imagination Soup

24 Educational iPad Apps for Kids in Reading & Writing « Imagination Soup | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

By Melissa Taylor

 

"As I started a go-to list of the best educational iPad apps for kids, the list got so long, I split up my posts into categories. So, today we’ll start with my favorite iPad apps for literacy — reading and writing for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Also, I’ve included special needs iPad app resources at the end of this post."


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Pourquoi il faut abandonner les DRM

Ce billet des Lettres numériques sur les DRM résume bien le problème de ces verrous. Ils sont chers (donc prix plus élevé à la caisse), ils ne sont pas infaillibles, ils limitent la liberté des lecteurs (interopérabilité).

 

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http://www.lettresnumeriques.be/2012/05/18/drm-et-ebooks-les-cles-du-debat/

 


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A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable Media

A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable Media | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

COSLA believes that ebooks will be the preferred format for reading materials in the future. As a result, it has set a goal for all U.S. public libraries to offer ebooks and downloadable media by 2015. As a step in that direction, LJ is publishing a series of articles that closely examines the various ebook platforms available, including this environmental scan.

 

-Sue Polanka @ The Digital Shift

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Mind Readers: Thinking Out Loud Can Raise Children’s Comprehension Skills

Mind Readers: Thinking Out Loud Can Raise Children’s Comprehension Skills | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When she reads on the second page, “Owl Mother was GONE,” all eyes turn toward the book. The owls’ faces may not show much in the way of feelings, but a baby bird’s plea of “I want my mommy!” conveys an emotion that toddlers can easily relate to. “Oh, my. I wonder where Owl Mother went,” says Janie. “Why did she fly away? Do you think she’ll come back?” Like you, we use many techniques to help children understand a story. One of the most powerful methods is thinking out loud while reading. Thinking out loud—in this case, talking about the owls’ emotions, actions, and motives—encourages children to think about the story.

 

-Renea Arnold & Nell Colburn @ School Library Journal

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Introducing the Knowledge Graph

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection...


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Marché de l'ebook en France : explosion imminente

Marché de l'ebook en France : explosion imminente | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La société de consultance AT Kearney, en partenariat à BookRepublic, vient de publier son étude biannuelle sur l'état du marché du livre numérique dans le monde. Selon cette étude, le plus gros marché de l'ebook est en Amérique du Nord (2 milliards d'€), suivi par l'Asie (environ 250 millions) et enfin l'Europe (environ 175 millions). 


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Artist Trading Cards: Making & Swapping Art at the Library

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Artist trading cards (also known as ATCs) are miniature (2.5″ x 3.5″) pieces of artwork that are about the same size as a baseball card. They can be created with everything from markers, pens, or pencils to watercolors, oils, collage, fabric or metals. After they are signed, dated, and titled on the back, they can be traded, exchanged, or sold as originals or editions. Here are some ideas for using ATCs in the library.

 

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Marketing Libraries: May I Vent?

Marketing Libraries: May I Vent? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If I go to one more library website that doesn't include the director's name, I'm going to SCREAM. Wow, that felt good. So I'm going to keep going. Here are some things that are just not acceptable in my book.

 

-Nancy Dowd @ The 'M' Word

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Google Goes Back to What It Does Well: Finding Things

Google Goes Back to What It Does Well: Finding Things | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Surprise! Google has completely transformed the way search works again. But this time, it's a kind of search that would have made the old Google proud. Today, starting with U.S., English-language users, Google unveils the Knowledge Graph. Search now looks at the words of your query and identifies the things in it. You're not just searching the Web anymore. You're searching the world.

 

-Jon Mitchell @ ReadWriteWeb

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