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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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