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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Trilogy

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Trilogy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If you thought the upcoming film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolien’s The Hobbit was overkill at two movies, it’s now three! In order to stretch the story presented in The Hobbit, which in print is roughly 300 pages, material covering the same time period as The Hobbit plus the following 60 years leading up to the action of Lord of the Rings will be taken from Tolkien’s other writings.

 

-Michael Rogers @ LJ

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La colère des rats de bibliothèque

La colère des rats de bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Au cours d’un récent voyage à New York, j’ai entrepris le pèlerinage que tout rat de bibliothèque rêve d’accomplir : soit de participer à un tour guidé de la bibliothèque publique de New York, la New York Public Library (NYPL).

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Every 'Harry Potter' Chapter Illustration In One Image!

Every 'Harry Potter' Chapter Illustration In One Image! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When an image combining every chapter illustration from the series went viral last week, it spread waves of literary nostalgia around the Internet. After the image was posted on Reddit by user ajcfood, an emotional outpouring from loyal Potterheads almost immediately followed.

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Maeve Binchy: a big-hearted guide to friendship, love and loss

Maeve Binchy: a big-hearted guide to friendship, love and loss | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Authors from Anne Rice to Ian Rankin are lining up to mourn the death of Maeve Binchy on Twitter, and I agree: the world has lost one of its warmest writers...

 

-Alison Flood @ The Guardian

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Planning - Teen Read Week (October 14-20, 2012)

Planning - Teen Read Week (October 14-20, 2012) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As you plan for Teen Read Week, find guidance in the following toolkits, developed by the Teen Read Week Committee.

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US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books

US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

There are about 256 million visually impaired people in the developing world, according to an estimate by the World Health Organisation. In many rich countries, blind people have ready access to works that have been translated into braille and other accessible formats such as audio and large-print books, although, according to the EU, only 5% of books are accessible to blind people in wealthy states.

 

However, under existing copyright law, poorer countries can't access those translations without getting the express permission of the copyright holder. Few developing country governments have managed to do that, meaning that their blind and visually impaired populations are left with barely anything to read. The EU estimates that less than 1% of books are accessible to blind people in poorer countries.

 

Paige McClanahan @ The Guardian

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Library and art gallery put on an old-fashioned block party

Library and art gallery put on an old-fashioned block party | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The celebration of cityhood filled the park through the afternoon, where community-spirited children and adults gathered to enjoy arts, crafts and entertainment. The free event stemmed from a partnership that began eight months ago between the Kitchener Library and Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, who promote literacy in different ways.

 

-Janek Lowe @ The Record

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5000 films tombés dans le domaine public à télécharger gratuitement

5000 films tombés dans le domaine public à télécharger gratuitement | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Dès qu’une œuvre tombe dans le domaine public, elle peut être « uploadée » sur le site archive.org. La liste ne peut donc que s’agrandir. Pour les cinéphiles, c’est une véritable caverne d’Ali Baba. On peut déjà y trouver près de 5000 long-métrages, regardables en streaming, mais également disponibles en téléchargement (très souvent de haute qualité). Films noirs, films d’horreur, cinéma Bis, screwball comedy, le choix est vaste ! Voici une liste best-of des films à télécharger.

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Cérémonie d'ouverture des JO : Voldemort, Cruella, Mary Poppins

Cérémonie d'ouverture des JO : Voldemort, Cruella, Mary Poppins | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

C'était prévu, et ce qui devait être fut. Les Jeux olympiques qui animeront la vie de millions de personnes ces prochains jours, depuis Londres, ont été ouverts avec un combat improbable : celui de Voldemort, le grand méchant dont il ne faut pas prononcer le nom, contre la douce et délicate Mary Poppins.

 

-Nicolas Gary @ ActuaLitté

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Hunger Games credited with making archery cool

Hunger Games credited with making archery cool | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In the books and film, the character of Katniss Everdeen is forced to rely on her bow-and-arrow skills to survive...

 

-Homa Khaleeli @ The Guardian

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Amped-Up Ebook Apps

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We’re just starting to get our feet underneath us about what an ebook is, can be, could be, can’t be, and so on. And then a new wrinkle emerges: the book as app. Not an app like iBook or OverDrive’s, which allows you to download an ebook, but a standalone downloadable app that is a book unto itself. Penguin (pause for hissing) is in this game, and one of its offerings is an “amplified” version of Atlas Shrugged, the paean to Objectivism so much in vogue these days.

 

-Joseph Janes @ American Libraries Magazine

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Attirer et séduire les visiteurs des bibliothèques | Le blog de Brigitte Fournier

Attirer et séduire les visiteurs des bibliothèques | Le blog de Brigitte Fournier | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Au-delà de l’introduction du digital au sein des bibliothèques universitaires, on exploite de nouvelles techniques issues du marketing et du merchandising afin d’attirer et de séduire les visiteurs de moins en moins fidèles. Face à l’immédiateté et à la facilité des outils numériques, il faut redonner envie aux usagers de faire l’effort d’aller vers «l’objet livre». Ainsi, à la manière des librairies, les bibliothèques commencent à repenser la disposition et la présentation des ouvrages. On envisage l’usager comme un consommateur qu’il faut séduire, et auquel il faut faire vivre une expérience plaisante, quasi sensorielle. Sur ce sujet, les bibliothèques publiques ouvrent la voie et n’en finissent pas d’innover pour surprendre leurs visiteurs.

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Words to the Wise: Aesop's Fables Interactive Book | Read.gov

The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations. This interactive book is presented by the Library of Congress, adapted from the book "The Aesop for Children: with Pictures by Milo Winter," published by Rand, McNally & Co in 1919.

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Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library - Culture - GOOD

Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library - Culture - GOOD | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Local libraries are no longer just reading rooms. They're becoming noisy, interactive, hands-on laboratories of innovation.

 

 

Thanks @sallyheroes for this article.


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Most Loved Children's Books [Infographic] | March into Literacy Month 2012

Most Loved Children's Books [Infographic] | March into Literacy Month 2012 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In an effort to support “March into Literacy” Month and our youth, we have created a both fun and informative infographic, “The Most Loved Children’s Books.” In it, we have recounted our favorite books as a way to celebrate children’s literature throughout the years. Help students reach their potential and create a lifelong love of reading by sharing this infographic. We encourage you to help us spread the importance of reading for our youth!

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J.K. Rowling met l'embargo sur les pays à risque de piratage

J.K. Rowling met l'embargo sur les pays à risque de piratage | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

J.K. Rowling serait-elle un peu parano ? On sait que la femme la plus vendeuse de livres (ou est-ce E.L. James ?) aime avoir un contrôle absolu sur l'exploitation de ses livres, et ce, de la première à la dernière phrase. La sortie prochaine de The Casual Vacancy, fin septembre, sera ainsi réservée à un certain nombre de pays, ceux jugés fiables par une auteure qui craint le piratage comme Voldemort.

 

-Antoine Oury @ ActuaLitté

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Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-apps.

 

"We already have apps in which picture books are read out loud and pictures change when children touch the screen. But I believe there could be more innovative computer/picture book mixes out there to discover, and I want publishers to call on us authors for ideas, not just on computer whizzes. I think we should get into the mix and offer our creativity," [Butterfield] wrote.

 

-Stuart Dredge @ The Guardian

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A Gold Medal Roundup Of Online Olympics Resources

A Gold Medal Roundup Of Online Olympics Resources | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The games of the XXX Olympiad have begun in London. For the next two weeks people around the globe will be viewing the games in person, on television and on the web.

 

There are tons of Internet information resources that can help enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of the games. Hopefully these resources will also provide you with some interesting facts (with links to discover even more) that will help you “wow” your friends, colleagues and others about what’s taking place in London. By the way, all of the resources listed are free.

 

-Gary Price @ SearchEngineLand.com

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7 Reasons People Pirate eBooks

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One confessed eBook pirate asked the Reddit community an important question: “eBook pirates, how do you justify what you do?” We’ve collected seven responses below, complete with links to the comments thread.

 

-Jason Boog @ Galleycat

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Fall preview 2012: Canadian novels | Quill & Quire

Fall preview 2012: Canadian novels | Quill & Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The season of high-profile literary awards and author festivals is on its way, and there’s no shortage of new releases from marquee names.

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A book of their own: how owning books affects children's literacy

Lizzie Poulton, Project Manager, National Young Readers' Programme, tells us about recent research on book ownership and the difference books in the home can make.

 

-Lizzie Poulton @ National Literacy Trust (UK)

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Hunger Games, les JO... et le tir à l'arc

Hunger Games, les JO... et le tir à l'arc | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Legolas peut aller se rhabiller, avec ses petites oreilles en pointe : son déhanché du poignet dans les grandes séquences de destruction massive d'orcs et autres créateurs venant du Mordor ont été dépassées par... Hunger Games. Depuis que le film est sorti, voilà que le tir à l'arc est devenu un sport prisé outre-Atlantique. Cela dit, outre-Manche, le Seigneur des Anneaux avait déjà exercé un fort pouvoir d'attraction sur le public.

 

-Nicolas Gary @ ActuaLitté

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Hour 1: Beach Read #5; Heather Reisman | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio

Hour 1: Beach Read #5; Heather Reisman | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Heather Reisman, the founder and CEO of Indigo, is arguably the most important person in the Canadian publishing business, but she's not a publisher. Michael Enright talks to the head of Canada's biggest book chain.

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A new chapter for Beijing's libraries

A new chapter for Beijing's libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Self-service libraries are becoming increasingly popular with Beijing residents, with 50 having sprung up across the city over the past year and 100 more are expected to open in the coming months.

 

-Zheng Xin @ China Daily

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Pornography in Public Causes Some to Gasp, Others to Shrug

Pornography in Public Causes Some to Gasp, Others to Shrug | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The use of computers, tablets and smartphones has given rise to growing public displays of pornographic content, a thorny issue for legislators, libraries and airlines to address.

 

-Matt Richtel @ NYTimes.com

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