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Byron Barton’s ‘Boats’ for iOS

Byron Barton’s ‘Boats’ for iOS | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

From ferries to cruse ships, vessels of every size and purpose are introduced in Byron Barton's beloved 'Boats' now available on the iPad.

 

-Daryl Grabarek @ Touch and Go

 

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Un club ebook dédié aux romans d'amour

Un club ebook dédié aux romans d'amour | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le site Discover a New Love a été officiellement lancé aujourd'hui. Il s'agit d'un nouveau club ebook proposant des romans d'amour libres de tout DRM.


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Un moteur de recherche spécialisé pour les livres numériques

Un moteur de recherche spécialisé pour les livres numériques | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Bazinga !...

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Year's Best Crime Novels: 2012, by Bill Ott | Booklist Online

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2012, by Bill  Ott | Booklist Online | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It gets harder and harder to pick the year’s best crime fiction. There is so much outstanding work in this ever-expanding genre that it’s confounding even to know where to start. So what to do? What we’ve always done: muddle along with no system and no rules, trying to select the books our reviewers liked best over the last 12 months and letting the categories and the trends fall where they may.

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2012 ALA Presidential Citations for Innovative International Library Projects announced

2012 ALA Presidential Citations for Innovative International Library Projects announced | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Every year, libraries across the world introduce - and sustain - projects that make a difference to their citizens and connect the international community in genuine and new ways.

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Which data storage method will be the next to die?

Which data storage method will be the next to die? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The world is full of weird and obsolete old data storage forms, and they're a huge problem for archivists and libraries.

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Barnes & Noble and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Bring e-Readers to School | Good E-Reader

Barnes & Noble and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Bring e-Readers to School | Good E-Reader | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Barnes and Noble is teaming up with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to bring e-readers into the K12 school system. B&N will be providing the Nook Simple Touch Reader and the Nook Color loaded with custom ebooks. These books will include Island of the Blue Dolphins, Gathering Blue, and The Willoughbys.

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How we became a school that reads

How we became a school that reads | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We were keen to reverse the trend and create a culture within our school which really celebrates reading and encourages young people to share their thoughts and ideas with one another. As well as allocating time for whole school reading we also ensure that in Years 7 and 8 one in four English lessons is held in the library.

 

-Ben Wilkinson @ Teacher Network Blog

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Love the Avengers movie? Here’s where to start reading the comics

Love the Avengers movie? Here’s where to start reading the comics | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Pop culture can be as forbidding as it is inviting, particularly in areas that invite geeky obsession: The more devotion a genre or series or subculture inspires, the easier it is for the uninitiated to feel like they’re on the outside looking in. But geeks aren’t born; they’re made. And sometimes it only takes the right starting point to bring newbies into various intimidatingly vast obsessions.

 

-Oliver Sava @ A.V. Club

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CBC.ca - Maurice Sendak's top 10 books

CBC.ca - Maurice Sendak's top 10 books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Where the Wild Things Are tops list of Maurice Sendak’s best-loved books, but the late author will be remembered for many more stories.

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The public library as community center: books, latte, yoga

The public library as community center: books, latte, yoga | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The public library branches out with new ways to bring bodies to the stacks.


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ABT Spring Issue Available Now!

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FEATURE: The Great [Atlantic Canadian] Literary Road Trip: a province-by-province guide taking you across Atlantic Canada this summer, including all kinds of regional books for the road. (Pages 21-26)

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Serious situation developing at LAC

What is the reality behind the recent announcement of cuts to the Library and Archives Canada? CAUT has released the following information which shows the serious impact the cuts will have on the collection and use of Canada's cultural heritage.

 

-The interlibrary loans unit (which works with-all Canadian libraries) is being closed;

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Omnivoracious: Some Book Ideas for Mother's Day

Omnivoracious: Some Book Ideas for Mother's Day | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Books... They're thoughtful, relatively inexpensive, and easy to wrap. With Mother's Day fast approaching, I've gotten a few requests for Mother's Day book recommendations. Since then I've been compiling a Mother's Day book list in my head.

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A Copenhague, des juke box littéraires font leur entrée dans les transports publics | InnovCity

A Copenhague, des juke box littéraires font leur entrée dans les transports publics | InnovCity | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Depuis 2001, la maison d’édition italienne Subway Edizioni s’est spécialisée dans la mise à disposition d’ouvrages littéraires pour les usagers du métro.

 

Le 9 novembre 2011, les Copenhagois ont eu la surprise de trouver dans les couloirs de leur métro, des présentoirs de livres mis gratuitement à leur disposition. Baptisée « Metro Litteratur », cette campagne s’est déroulée grâce à un partenariat entre Subway Edizioni et la Copenhagen Metro Authority. L’objectif ? Inciter les Danois à lire et promouvoir des auteurs et artistes nationaux émergents. Pour dénicher les pépites en la matière, la maison d’édition italienne a initié un concours dont les résultats ont dépassé les espérances : « plus de 400 œuvres ont été reçues en seulement deux mois », se souvient Davide Franzini, de Subway Edizioni.


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Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 9th)

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 9th) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Join the festivities! On this day, you can learn more about web accessibility (and perhaps do something about it). You could check your e-readers and see if you can turn on the text-to-speech function. (Try it with your eyes closed). You could go to the source and ask a person with a disability if she can use your library. Don’t be shy, step up to the plate and be aware!

 

-Carrie Russell @ District Dispatch

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Giving Away Music Increases Sales . . . Just Like for Books

Giving Away Music Increases Sales . . . Just Like for Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Publicly funded libraries provide no-cost access to reading materials, and yet this country spent $14.348 billion on books last year. Furthermore, we are still spending quite a bit on music even though it is available at no cost via advertising-supported services like the radio, Pandora, and Spotify.In fact, new data suggests that giving away music on Spotify actually increases sales of the music on iTunes, according to a review by TechCrunch.

 

Wake up, publishers … you should be giving libraries copies of your back list titles in order to increase sales of new releases!

 

-Christopher Harris @ American Libraries Magazine

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Britain Announces Plan to Make Publicly Financed Research Freely Available

Britain Announces Plan to Make Publicly Financed Research Freely Available | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Throwing its weight behind open access, the British government has declared it wants to make all research paid for with public money freely available online. If it succeeds, the move is likely to have significant consequences for publishers, and will boost the international momentum of the open-access movement.

 

-Jennifer Howard @ Wired Campus

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Swiss Army Librarian » Highlighting the Value of Library Use :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » Highlighting the Value of Library Use :: Brian Herzog | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Here's a more in-your-face twist on the Library Value Calculator. Another library in my consortium figured out how to display the total cost of a patron's items on their checkout receipt, and since we never let a good idea go to waste, we adopted it in my library, too.

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The Avengers Reading List

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Sure, the Avengers have been taking names and smashing box office records, but here’s the big question: what would members of this superteam read in their free time? Wonder no more!

 

-Maria Kramer @ The Hub (YALSA)

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7 Ways To Score More Likes On Facebook Updates

7 Ways To Score More Likes On Facebook Updates | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

While the importance of likes for brands on Facebook has diminished in favor of engagement, Facebook users are people, and people like to be liked, don’t they?

 

-Julie Andrews @ AllFacebook

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Lire peut changer le comportement | Découvertes

Lire peut changer le comportement | Découvertes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La lecture a de nombreux bienfaits, notamment au chapitre de l'acquisition des connaissances, de l'apprentissage de la langue ou encore de la simple détente...


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TLC = Tech + Library + Classroom: Father/Son Beauty

TLC = Tech + Library + Classroom: Father/Son Beauty | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This book has so many things to talk about that we never even got to the questions I had written ahead of time, plus the boys touched on many of them in their organic talk. What struck me was how the minute we started talking, we were all just people--not dads, kids and a teacher--just people. I chuckled when one boy said, "Um, I have to disagree with Nick in his last statement" and Nick was another boy's dad. The boys were book club rock stars.

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The Library as Genius Bar

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Schools nationwide are considering tablet adoption, not just to keep pace with the latest in hardware, but also to enable access to etextbooks, educational apps, and other digital content specifically designed for the tablet platform.

 

-Lauren Barach @ The Digital Shift

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5 ways traditional media outlets are embracing social media

5 ways traditional media outlets are embracing social media | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

2. The Wall Street Journal's “how do you start your morning” activity on Instagram.

 

The @wsj Instagram account has been used in a number of interesting ways, ranging from the sharing of screen grabs of breaking stories to re-releasing classic images used in the past to coincide with breaking stories of a particular day.

 

One of the more user-focused ideas involved asking people to send in pictures of their morning routines, tagging it with #morningWSJ, which would then be considered for publication on WSJ.com.

 

-Adam Vincenzini @ PR Daily

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