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Publishing Perspectives : Which are Better for Co-reading? Print Books or E-books

Publishing Perspectives : Which are Better for Co-reading? Print Books or E-books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A report issued by the Sesame Workshop compares the benefits children gain from physical books, e-books and enhanced e-books, finding print largely better.

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Bluewater Productions to Launch Art History Graphic Novel Series - GalleyCat

Bluewater Productions to Launch Art History Graphic Novel Series - GalleyCat | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Bluewater Productions will launch an art history-themed graphic novel series called The Milestones of Art. Starting in October 2012, the comic publisher will release six volumes profiling Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Keith Haring and Frida Kahlo.

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News Bites: Sign Up for a Free Library Advocacy Tool

News Bites: Sign Up for a Free Library Advocacy Tool | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The American Library Association (ALA) has just made it much easier for you to respond to email alerts relating to legislative activity affecting libraries. It takes just a few minutes. Text "library" to 877877 and you'll get a message asking for your address. Enter your address, and you're signed up. When there's a legislative alert from ALA about library and information issues, the organization will send you a text that contains "talking points" and a link to the telephone number of the representative whom you should call. Just click on the phone link and your call will be immediately placed. You can expect to get two or three messages per month. You don't even have to be an ALA member to sign up!

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A McAllen, une ville texane à la frontière mexicaine, la bibliothèque ouvre dans le supermarché fermé

A McAllen, une ville texane à la frontière mexicaine, la bibliothèque ouvre dans le supermarché fermé | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Voilà une bien sympathique initiative rapportée par Book Patrol : McAllen, une ville texane à la frontière mexicaine, n'a pas pleuré longtemps sur son supermarché Walmart, condamné à la fermeture et à l'état d'immenses espaces désaffectés.

La municipalité a décidé de récupérer les 11.000 m⊃2; de locaux à l'abandon pour les convertir en une bibliothèque totalement équipée, sections enfants, adolescents, adultes, ordinateurs et salle de réunion inclus.


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Update: NYC Budget Restores Most Library Funding

The New York City budget restored nearly $90 million of a threatened $96 million cut to public libraries in an agreement announced June 25. The City Council approved the fiscal year 2013 budget agreement on June 28.

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Louisiana Eliminates State Aid to Public Libraries

Louisiana Eliminates State Aid to Public Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Louisiana budget signed by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 15 eliminates almost $1 million in state aid to libraries, according to The Advocate.

 

With that aid gone, “I’m just going to pray,” [Bennett] Lindsey told LJ. “We’ll just have to cut back on books and hope we get through. If our server goes down or the switches go down, it’s going to have to come from somewhere. It’s not going to come from utilities; we’re barely paying people above minimum wage so it’s not going to come out of salary, we may have to cut hours.”

 

-Meredith Schwartz @ Library Journal

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Authors call for 'a library in every school' legislation

Authors call for 'a library in every school' legislation | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Schools minister Nick Gibb is being pressed to make it compulsory for all schools in the UK to have a library.

 

-Alison Flood @ The Guardian

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E-Book Is Reading You

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Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.


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The dark side of QR codes

The dark side of QR codes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Quick response codes are everywhere -- magazines, take-out menus, and the sides of bus stops. But this marketing tool could be just the opportunity hackers are looking for. 

 

Your best defense, use common sense. Don't scan QR codes randomly found on the street or buildings. If you have to ask yourself who might have made this code, it's probably best to pass.

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Ojibwe Author Anton Treuer Wins Major Award - ICTMN

Ojibwe Author Anton Treuer Wins Major Award - ICTMN | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ojibwe author Anton Treuer has won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for historical preservation, the group announced.

 

Treuer is the author of The Assassination of Hole in the Day (Borealis Books, 2010), which explores what led  to the murder of the controversial Ojibwe chief of the title. Guiding his people through the initial years of white occupation and dispossession, Hole in the Day “created a new kind of leadership for the Ojibwe,” the association said in a media release.

 

- Indian Country Today Media Network, July 1, 2012


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Province continues CAP public web access funding - CBC News

Province continues CAP public web access funding - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Despite losing its federal funding in April, Nova Scotia's Community Access Program will continue thanks to ongoing funding from the province.

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APLA Continues to Support CODE Through Adopt a Library - CODE

APLA Continues to Support CODE Through Adopt a Library - CODE | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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.

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Trashy the Trashman

The Stewiacke Teen Group won second place at Viewfinders International Film Festival for Youth Green Screen Challenge on Thursday, April 19th with their movie short "Trashy, the Trashman."

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The Uni | portable reading room for public space

The first Uni is a one-of-a-kind, portable reading room for New York City. It will remain permanently in New York, serving as a prototype and test kitchen for the Uni Project. We start with the conviction that books and learning should be prominent, accessible, and part of what we expect at street-level in our cities.

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The Casual Vacancy cover revealed | The Bookseller

The Casual Vacancy cover revealed | The Bookseller | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Little, Brown has released the cover for J K Rowling's first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, with bold yellow and red background colours, white lettering and what appears to be a cross marking a ballot paper.

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Librarians, School and Public, Tap the Best in Kids’ Apps

Librarians, School and Public, Tap the Best in Kids’ Apps | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What makes a great app? For one, “the graphics need to be awesome,” says Amy Graves, children’s librarian at Manchester (NH) City Library, “because it’s competing with the picture book [the child] has just read.” That’s just one snippet of wisdom—flipping the notion of the primacy of technology over content—shared at “There’s an App for That: Using Technology to Enhance Children’s Librarianship.”

 

-Kathy Ishizuka @ The Digital Shift

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Books in translation: stories from elsewhere

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When it comes to international literature, English readers are the worst-served in the Western world. Only 3% of the books published annually in America and Britain are translated from another language; fiction’s slice is less than 1%.

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Canadian Library Association Posts Update About Upcoming Cuts at Library and Archives Canada | LJ INFOdocket

Canadian Library Association Posts Update About Upcoming Cuts at Library and Archives Canada | LJ INFOdocket | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

LAC is working on options for its ILL/Document Delivery service, with location searching no longer being offered, but guaranteeing continued access to their holdings, especially unique items. The options for access to LAC collections will be the subject of a consultation process scheduled for October 2012.

 

LAC is also taking the lead role in ensuring that the collections in federal libraries which are undergoing cuts are not lost, again, with special emphasis on unique items. In the medium term, LAC will be working with federal departments on options for library services within government.

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A book written in disappearing ink [video]

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Once you open this book, the ink begins to fade. Read fast!

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Abandoned Wal-Mart Transformed Into A Functioning Library

Abandoned Wal-Mart Transformed Into A Functioning Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle's design of the McAllen Pubilc Library in Texas is a case study of creative reuse. Interior Design Association recently selected the McAllen Public Library as the winner of their 2012 Library Interior Design Competition. The city inherited the former Wal-Mart after the retailer closed the store and abandoned it. The decision was made to reuse the structure and create a new main library within.

 

-Dave Pinter @ PSFK

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Des tablettes numériques conçues pour les enfants

Des tablettes numériques conçues pour les enfants | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Résistantes et sécurisées, la plupart des tablettes numériques conçues pour les enfants s’adressent aux “grands” qui maîtrisent la lecture. Mais vous en trouverez aussi pour les plus petits. Notre sélection vous aidera à choisir un modèle adapté à vos attentes.


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Cakes, Pies and Cookies! Oh My! | The New York Public Library

Cakes, Pies and Cookies! Oh My! | The New York Public Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Have you ever had a slice of cake or pie for lunch? I hate to admit it, but it is a guilty pleasure that I have partaken in numerous times. Here are some booklists to help kickoff your "dessert for lunch" adventures.

 

By Jonathan London

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Shelf Check: Image Generators for Library Displays

Shelf Check: Image Generators for Library Displays | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

(2010) We've used free online image generators from time to time at my branch to beef up ye olde 8 1/2" x 11" book display sign in the Lucite frame.

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Bogota’s miniature public libraries will make you want to move to Colombia

Bogota’s miniature public libraries will make you want to move to Colombia | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Reading fans in Colombia, especially the capital city of Bogota, never need to worry about being without a book on a beautiful day. There are nearly 50 of these perfect little library kiosks...


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La Grande Bibliothèque

Vidéo faisant la promotion de la mission et des services de La Grande Bibliothèque de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

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