For the sixth year, the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) Grow a Library Committee will be sponsoring a CODE library through the Adopt a Library program. The library they have selected to support this year is the Wondo Genet Reading Room in Ethiopia.
The new alphabet worked for generations, but computers and smartphones that don't support such languages have created a barrier for aboriginals, particularly youth, who want to combine their ancestral dialects with the latest technology.
But an iPhone and iPad app released this week called FirstVoices aims to bridge that gap, allowing users to chat using their native language for the first time.
A U.S. judge has ordered Samsung Electronics Co. to halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer while the court considers Apple's claim the South Korean tech giant illegally copied the design of the popular iPad.
As I texted a friend, this maker culture “screams” for libraries to be present. Libraries have the resources available for people to access (quilting stencils, knitting books, woodworking, car repair manuals?), libraries already provide some programming around the maker culture (altered books, knitting clubs, candlemaking, duct tape), and in many cases, we have areas that these people can use to meet and create. One library has gone as far as housing a hacker space on site!
Cats and librarians go together like chocolate and peanut butter (or so I’ve been told; for me it’s more like chocolate and Ajax). With that in mind, there’s a fun new librarian-centric calendar in the works for 2013. Cat Librarian Calendar, which will feature librarians with their feline friends, is asking for submissions. Inspired by the hilarious and strangely titillating Men of the Stacks calendar, which raised money for the It Gets Better project, this calendar will raise money for Project Gutenberg, one of the best things to ever grace the interwebs in the history of, like, ever. If you know any cat-loving librarians, have them submit their nerdy, kitty photos to Cat Librarian!
Martin spoke last, recounting how the effects of growing up in a federal housing project and having no money influenced his life. For example, the housing projects didn’t allow people to have cats or dogs, so Martin kept pet turtles in bowls with toy castles and eventually began writing stories about them.
But what changed Martin’s life, he said, was reading Robert A. Heinlein’s Have Space Suit—Will Travel, which led him to decide that “I like this ‘reading books’ thing.”
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Les français lisent selon ce sondage, 11 livres par an, et 3 livres pendant les vacances. La pratique de la lecture augmenterait pendant la période estivale. Le Top 3 des « gros lecteurs » se résume ainsi : Les retraités lisent 14 livres en moyenne. Les femmes (12 livres), les hommes 10.
HASTINGS, Neb. - Seven different parks in Hastings will become places for reading as part of a new program this summer called Storywalk. Russanne Erickson, curator of education at Hastings Museum, said the principle is that children's books will be taken apart and put on display throughout parks for reading. Families are then encouraged to walk along and read the books.
Alexie began his talk by saying that librarians “are my superheroes.” Because he grew up on a small Indian reservation in Washington state, Alexie said he checked out everything from his library—nearly 90% of all the books, he estimates—because it introduced him to the outside world.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and LEGO® DUPLO® are teaming up to celebrate the “builders of tomorrow.” Together, these two organizations are providing even more inspiration for storytime at home and at libraries.
Les applications de bibliothèques commencent à se développer. La plupart offrent accès à des ressources (catalogues, bases de données, ressources numériques) et des services (accès au compte-lecteur, visite virtuelle, renseignements, réservation...) qu'on pourrait presque qualifier d'habituels et, parfois, on trouve sur de petites perles.
Ainsi les applications sont plus efficaces lorsqu'elles sont réservées à un service ou une fonction particuliers, laissant les principales informations et accès aux ressources aux sites mobiles. C'est ce qu'on compris les établissements ci-dessous qui nous propose de manière pertinente et originale des applications de recommandation de lectures.
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