We love Katrina Onstad's list Books With a Sense of Place, and her new novel Everybody Has Everything has a place of its own: Toronto. The city is evoked also in the book's trailer, which will probably break your heart...
Amazon’s new goal is to get stuff to you immediately — as soon as a few hours after you hit “buy”… Same-day delivery has long been the holy grail of Internet retailers, something that dozens of startups have tried and failed to accomplish … If it can pull that off, the company will permanently alter how we shop. To put it more bluntly: Physical retailers will be hosed. (-Farhad Manjoo).
Neil Gaiman's got some more good news. In a recorded video message at Comic-Con in San Diego last week, the Newbery-winning author says he plans to return to comic books with a "Sandman" miniseries, drawn by Batwoman artist J. H. Williams III and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
Kobe Bryant a inscrit plus de 25 000 points dans toute sa carrière d'après Wikipédia, et cette dernière n'est pas terminée : cet homme de près de deux mètres officiera en tant qu'arrière dans l'équipe américaine pendant les Jeux Olympiques de Londres. Et il a déjà prévu quelque chose à faire pour s'occuper : rencontrer J. K. Rowling.
Libraries and librarians need to stop saying we can do more with less. We can’t. We can do less with less. Despite our “smile and make the best of it” attitude the hard truth is that less for us means less for our communities and they deserve more.
A credible source has told CNET that Barnes & Noble is set to release a new 7-inch Nook Tablet this fall with a slick new proprietary display technology. Read this blog post by David Carnoy on E-book readers.
We do outreach to the community, particularly over the summer, and tomorrow we will have high school students visiting the library for a summer workshop on research skills. Since it's more of a summer camp and these are younger students, we wanted to make sure they would have some fun and be engaged... so we are using murder mysteries as our hands-on activity after a short instruction session to prepare the students for detective work.
The only way you've not heard about Pinterest yet is if you have been totally living under a rock. Interestingly, libraries too are jumping on to the Pinterest band wagon as well, to encourage visitors to use their services as well to facilitate the library experience of existing users. Here are 20 creative ways libraries around the world are using this new social platform to communicate with the common reader.
The Seattle Public Library (SPL) has partnered with the University of Washington’s acclaimed KEXP radio (90.3 FM) to offer access to KEXP’s collection of approximately 3,200 live, in-studio performances recorded at the station. The recordings—including performances from up-and coming local groups, as well as nationally popular acts such as Arcade Fire, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, and the Black Keys—can now be discovered and streamed via SPL’s online public access catalog.
By Christine Kearney NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - Electronic books more than doubled in popularity in 2011, with ebooks outselling hardcover books in adult fiction for the first time, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
L'éternelle rivale de Marvel se frotte les mains en attendant la sortie de The Dark Knight Rises, demain aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni, le 25 juillet prochain dans l'Hexagone. Promis à un avenir radieux par des critiques dithyrambiques, la chauve-souris fait l'objet d'une campagne marketing soutenue : DC Comics s'est même fait violence en acceptant de distribuer un premier comics, Batman évidemment, sur iBooks.
Just like in games, we've leveled up National Gaming Day to be an even bigger event this year. We have a new name - International Games Day @ your library - and a new date (the first Saturday of each November). This year's celebration of communities coming together to play at the library will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, and will include our traditional board game donation and national video game tournaments. However, this year we have some additional activities to add to the fun.
Commercial advertising in libraries is so “uncommon,” according to a report from the city’s chief librarian, that “examples of policies and practices are difficult to find.” But Mississauga and Calgary both sell date-due slip ads.
“It doesn’t tend to get, shall we say, high notice, but it does put a message into hundreds of thousands of hands very inexpensively,” said Mississauga library services director Don Mills.
Georgie is an Android app that will turn a regular smartphone into a powerful tool for the blind. Georgie uses fingers and gestures to let users navigate the software, just like you do normally. However, with Georgie, you hold your finger down, wait for a beep and hear the function you’re touching read out loud, whether it’s to make a call, send a text, or determine your location. Georgie makes extensive use of voice control software.
Frequently grim, but just as often daffy, each season of AMC's Breaking Bad crystalizes into pure, novelistic TV drama. Some of these characters need guidance. Some need nurturing. Others simply require enablement. This is entertainment after all. Today let’s recommend some books to all those shambling in the wake of Heisenberg’s fallout.
This online workshop detailed how to maximize the popular virtual pin board site in both Museum and Library settings. We covered the basics and explored the rich information context focusing on how Pinterest plays well with the collection and service needs.
How? When the signal goes up (and you’ll know it when you see it), the event begins. Participants open their copies of “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. We encourage you to share your book with friends and strangers alike. Read aloud. And when you’re done, so is the event!
Why? This is a tribute to the late, great Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012).
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