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New: 10 of the best Droid apps for education in 2012 | eSchool News

New: 10 of the best Droid apps for education in 2012 | eSchool News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by teachers and by students, and features a range that spans from an innovative and hyperlinked dictionary developed by the Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University to an interactive whiteboard app for tablets.

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YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app now available in the Apple App Store

YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app now available in the Apple App Store | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Teen lit fans, library staff, educators, parents and teen readers with Apple devices can now visit the Apple App Store and download the free Teen Book Finder, the first app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

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Internology: The Care and Feeding of Storytime Interns | ALSC Blog

Internology: The Care and Feeding of Storytime Interns | ALSC Blog | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Do you wish you could offer more outreach? Oak Park Public Library trains student interns to perform dynamic, interactive storytimes on the road. They present enriching programs to children in daycares, model storytelling techniques, and introduce new books to caregivers. We hire two interns for 10 weeks each season, and they spend two intensive weeks training under the guidance of a staff outreach coordinator.

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Sweet Summer Listening for Free!

Sweet Summer Listening for Free! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Teens can get a jump on their required reading, too, with the 2012 SYNC Summer audio program. Audiobook publishers and AudioFile Magazine have put a great twist on titles being offered this summer, matching a bestseller with a classic. The opening pair, available June 14 at SYNC, will be The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.

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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In the not-so-distant future, communities could view their local libraries as the place to go when they want to publish their own ebook, create and edit their latest song or video, or even design and print out plastic tools, toys, and prototypes. A growing number of libraries already offer their patrons tools such as recording equipment and sound and video editing software. Now, some are beginning to house 3D printers. In fact, many libraries have begun viewing such services as a core part of their mission

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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2012 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: San Diego County Library, Empowering the Public

2012 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: San Diego County Library, Empowering the Public | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The use of SDCL has exploded despite budget cuts of 30 percent over the past three years. The staff of 290 have been energized by a management team and style under Aponte that empowers them to take risks, come up with new ideas, and offer levels of service that meet people’s needs and solve their problems. Aponte’s decision to manage the budget cuts through staff attrition and reductions in other resources, rather than layoffs, has paid off in creativity and teamwork.

 

-John N. Berry III @ Library Journal

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CBC Books - The #CanLit Twitter chat

CBC Books - The #CanLit Twitter chat | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As long as you have a Twitter account, you can participate! The next chat is set for Thursday, June 7, at 2 p.m. ET. The theme is: "The future of libraries and the role of libraries in the digital age."

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Lire sur tablette : une autre expérience de la lecture

Lire sur tablette : une autre expérience de la lecture | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les enfants s’initient en un clin d’œil au fonctionnement des livres numériques. Que leur apportent ces nouveaux outils ? Peuvent-ils leur donner le goût de lire et remplacer les ouvrages imprimés ? (vosquestionsdeparents.fr)


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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show. This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.

 

-Matt Richtel @ NYTimes.com

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Teens' Sussex school project goes viral online - CBC News

Teens' Sussex school project goes viral online - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A group of teens from Sussex say they're blown away by the success of a school project they posted online. The four-minute video called "From Sussex and I know it" is a parody of life in the community. It's been viewed on YouTube more than 110,000 times.

 

A great example of the power of video!

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Gimme! Powered by Scottsdale Library

Gimme! Powered by Scottsdale Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This is a great new book recommendation application from Scottsdale Public Library through support from 2010 LSTA Funds.


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Nook version of 'War and Peace' replaces all instances of 'kindled' with 'nookd'

Nook version of 'War and Peace' replaces all instances of 'kindled' with 'nookd' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

One of the downsides of reading an ebook can be finding weird formatting, spelling mistakes, and other things that got lost in the digital translation. However, word started going around last week about one of the more bizarre changes we've heard of — apparently, in the War and Peace on the Barnes and Noble Nook platform, every instance of the world "kindled" has been replaced with "nookd." Since "nookd" isn't a word as far as we can tell, it seems that someone was trying to remove references to Amazon's competing ebook platform from this fine piece of literature.

 

-Nathan Ingraham @ The Verge

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8bitlibrary.com » Retro Gaming is Fun for the Whole Family

8bitlibrary.com » Retro Gaming is Fun for the Whole Family | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Retro Gaming events are great for public libraries. This program is fun, loud, and active. It presents an opportunity for everyone to connect through a shared interest. Mom is showing kids the Atari 2600 she played in the late 70s, teens are showing dad their favorites games on by-gone consoles. Everyone is interacting, engaging, and learning. Nostalgia abounds!

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eBook Options for Libraries

Viable ebook options either provide libraries with ownership privileges or are free of digital rights management (DRM) software, ideally both. DRM is an inherently flawed technology that can be replaced either by creating better software or, more likely, by developing models that enable libraries to acquire ebooks and authors, editors, and others involved in publishing to get paid for their work.

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Matched Readalikes | The Hub

Matched Readalikes | The Hub | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In the wake of The Hunger Games, many authors have penned dystopian stories. Some of these books are probably only making it to press to ride the wave of this trend, but other series stand above the rest. Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy is a New York Times Best Seller and is up for multiple state-level awards. The second book in the series, Crossed, was released last November, and the third book, Reached, comes out next November, so we’re right in the middle of waiting to find out how everything wraps up. To keep you busy in the mean time, the Hub bloggers have assembled this list of readlikes for the series.

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Keep 'Em Reading this Summer-High-Interest Teen Titles

Keep 'Em Reading this Summer-High-Interest Teen Titles | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Help stem brain drain! For every voracious reader you have, there are three or four that won't even want to touch a book this summer. For this group, you'll need titles that challenge teens to pick them up, either through intriguing plot lines or evocative covers. Just be ready when they come back to library and say "I want another one just like this!"

 

-Dodie Ownes @ SLJ

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Author Ray Bradbury has died in California

Author Ray Bradbury has died in California | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of Fahrenheit 451, has died. He was 91.

 

-John Rogers @ USA Today

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Catch A Wave: Get kids listening and beat the summer wipeout

Catch A Wave: Get kids listening and beat the summer wipeout | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As the days of summer approach, thoughts turn away from structured routines and toward opportunities for fun. Unfortunately, research continues to indicate that extended learning breaks contribute to diminishing literacy skills such as fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and reading comprehension. The dreaded summer slide! In this column we explore this phenomenon and offer some ways that school and public librarians can work with families to keep kids reading—with audiobooks.

 

-Sharon Grover and Lizette Hannegan @ SLJ

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Long Overdue Perfume For Nerds: Fragrance ‘For Booklovers’ | The Jane Dough

Long Overdue Perfume For Nerds: Fragrance ‘For Booklovers’ | The Jane Dough | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is wrong about a lot of things, but he did a swell job packaging Geza Schoen, Wallpaper* magazine, and Gerhard Steidl's new fragrance, Paper Passion, which is marketed as perfume for booklovers.

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Sony dévoile son livre interactif Wonderbook

Sony dévoile son livre interactif Wonderbook | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le nouveau Wonderbook de Sony est un périphérique qui fonctionne de concert avec la caméra PlayStation Eye et le système Move pour apporter une expérience de réalité augmentée.

 

En guise de lancement, Sony s’est associé avec l’auteur de la saga Harry Potter J.K. Rowling pour créer The Book of Spells.

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JK Rowling working with Sony on interactive storybook

JK Rowling working with Sony on interactive storybook | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

'Wonderbook' peripheral for the PlayStation 3 will be a platform for augmented reality books, with Harry Potter author penning The Book of Spells, the first release for the device.

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Oprah Winfrey lance son club de lecture numérique 2.0

Oprah Winfrey lance son club de lecture numérique 2.0 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le Oprah's Book Club 2.0 sera donc un réseau de lecteurs, regroupés par le réseau OWN et O, le magazine d'Oprah. Il commence ce lundi, avec l'histoire de Cheryl Strayed, Wild, qui raconte la traversée depuis la Californie vers Washington. Outre la version papier traditionnelle du livre, qui sera estampillé avec le logo du club de lecture, une version numérique du livre est prévue, avec quelques commentaires d'Oprah et un guide des lecteurs.

 

-Cécile Mazin @ ActuaLitté


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Expérimentation de prêt de liseuse en bibliothèque

Expérimentation de prêt de liseuse en bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

De juillet 2011 à mars 2012, les bibliothèques de Blois Agglopolys et l’agence Ciclic se sont associées pour mener une expérimentation autour de la lecture numérique. Huit liseuses, fournies pour moitié par les deux partenaires, ont été mises à disposition et évaluées par les lecteurs des bibliothèques. Voici l’analyse de ce questionnaire, élaboré par Ciclic, à l’issue des huit mois d’expérimentation. (source : livreaucentre.fr)


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Libraries and Information Science Beta - Stack Exchange

This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for librarians and library professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Official Announcement

Oprah announces the official selection of Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - a fully interactive, online community for people who love reading. Official Website: http://oprah.com/bookclub.

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