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The First 10 Things You Learn About Genealogy

The First 10 Things You Learn About Genealogy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The other day I saw a question about finding the 1890 federal census and it made me wonder, what are the very first things you learn about genealogy in the United States that you didn't know before?

 

-Diane Boumenot @ One Rhode Island Family

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Tiers lieu de travail : burespresso, caflab, cafzine, cafébu, jobar et quoi encore?

Tiers lieu de travail : burespresso, caflab, cafzine, cafébu, jobar et quoi encore? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On parle des tiers lieux depuis quelques décennies maintenant. On épilogue sur les tiers lieux et leur rôle dans la sphère publique et jusque dans l’environnement numérique.


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Can you guess your favourite novel from these sounds?

Can you guess your favourite novel from these sounds? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Now that the ebook of Andrew Motion's sequel to Treasure Island is to benefit from sound effects, can you identify these four novels rendered in sound?


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Update: Justice Files Agency Pricing Suit; Three Publishers Settle

Update: Justice Files Agency Pricing Suit; Three Publishers Settle | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a press conference that Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have agreed to a proposed settlement.“If approved by the court, this settlement would resolve the Department’s antitrust concerns with these companies, and would require them to grant retailers – such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble – the freedom to reduce the prices of their e-book titles."

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Steal This Idea!

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Looking for ways to create a new library card campaign? Hartford Public Library invited customers to create theirs, and it might give you the inspiration you need.

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Recruiting youth for digital literacy coaches | Idaho Commission for Libraries

Recruiting youth for digital literacy coaches | Idaho Commission for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What a great idea--- recruiting digital natives to be "digital literacy coaches" in public libraries!

 

More info about the program here: http://libraries.idaho.gov/dlcoaches


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What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now

What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Last week, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers for allegedly colluding to set e-book prices. What does the suit mean for readers today and in coming weeks?

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Mets du bleu! | Bibliojeunes

Mets du bleu! | Bibliojeunes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Au mois d'avril, ma couleur préférée c'est le bleu : c'est le retour du Festival pour enfants Metropolis bleu! Six jours de spectacles et de rencontres avec des auteurs, illustrateurs, comédiens, musiciens et conteurs.

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manybooks.net - Languages: French

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650 LIVRES ELECTRONIQUES A TELECHARGER SOUS TOUS FORMATS Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Nook, Android, iLiad, Sony Reader, iPod Touch.


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The pleasures of rereading

The pleasures of rereading | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

For every person devouring a new bestseller, someone else is skipping again through a well-loved novel. But why do certain books, and authors, keep luring us back?

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Yahoo! veut insérer de la pub dans les ebooks

Après l’écran d’accueil et de veille pour le Kindle et le Kobo, la publicité digitale pourrait bien s’immiscer jusque dans le texte du livre numérique. C’est en tout cas ce que propose le portail Internet Yahoo! dans deux brevets sur la monétisation des livres électroniques, rapporte le site de BBCNews.

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Top 10 Resources about iPad Pilot Programs Shared by Educators

Top 10 Resources about iPad Pilot Programs Shared by Educators | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In the past two year, iPad pilot programs have been gaining momentum in schools worldwide. You might be wondering "Do iPads really improve learning?" It's great that many pioneers are sharing their experiences and advices on websites or on iBook. They have been posting valuable insights, recommended apps for elementary and secondary students, "How-to" and lesson plans, technical resources, all information about piloting and rolling out iPads in schools. These are the most mentioned and recommended resources.


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How to maintain healthy eyes in the Digital Age

How to maintain healthy eyes in the Digital Age | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Staring at a screen all day is bad for your eyes and can induce headaches. It’s called Computer Vision Syndrome. Here are steps to remedy it.

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Students build library for school without one

Students build library for school without one | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Four students at Alliance College-Ready Academy High School #7 in South Los Angeles banded together in late 2011 to give their school something it sorely lacked—a library.

 

Via http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/894288-451/teen_power_alliance_style.html.csp

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Les finalistes d'un concours littéraire francophone sont dévoilés à Vancouver

Les finalistes d'un concours littéraire francophone sont dévoilés à Vancouver | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les six titres finalistes du Prix des lecteurs Radio-Canada 2012 ont été dévoilés samedi lors de l'émission Bouillant de culture diffusée en direct de Vancouver.


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OverDrive Data Shows Majority Still Like to Browse the Virtual Shelves

Nearly 60 percent of readers browsed public library ebook collections to discover new content, rather than searching for a specific title. Among those, romance was the most popular genre, followed by all fiction, mystery and suspense, historical fiction, and science fiction and fantasy.

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Karen's comment, April 18, 2012 11:38 AM
I can think of two factors that might be contributing to all that browsing on OverDrive. 1 is that you get frustrated searching for specific titles that are not available in the system, so you just browse what is avaialable to find something. 2 is that many people are going on just because they want to use an e-book, but not with any specific content need, so they just browse to find anything to check out. Although, browsing just becuase you like browsing is most certainly a factor too.
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ALA Report Prescribes a Digital Detox

ALA Report Prescribes a Digital Detox | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

While Mannisto is not promoting a Luddite mentality, she is advocating that people make healthier choices about the way they absorb information. “In a hyperconnected culture, our information diet is as important to our well-being as the food we eat,” she writes. In that regard, librarians can guide patrons towards better practices to help push back and think about the content they’ve digested.

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Get Tips for Advocacy

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Don't worry if you missed our March 29 webcast "Fuel Your Advocacy Work"—it's now archived on SLJ.com and available for listening at your leisure.

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Introducing The Hufflitzer Prize For Fiction! (VOTE)

Introducing The Hufflitzer Prize For Fiction! (VOTE) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

So the Pulitzer board couldn't choose a winner from the three fiction books selected for them by their expert jury. The jury chair told us that they were "shocked and disappointed and angry at the news."Because we know that, when it comes to selecting books, you're smarter than the Pulitzer Board, we're delighted to announce the inaugural (and, almost certainly, only) Hufflitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Australie : amnistie pour les rats de bibliothèques trop distraits

Australie : amnistie pour les rats de bibliothèques trop distraits | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le retour des ouvrages empruntés en bibliothèque pose toujours un sérieux problème. Sanctions et menaces de sanction, promesses des pires tortures et sévices post-mortem, etc. rien ne semble y faire. Et l'Australie se lamente de savoir qu'il existe près de 8 millions de livres qui gisent quelque part dans les foyers du pays.


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Pulitzer Prize goes to Malcolm X bio but no fiction award

Pulitzer Prize goes to Malcolm X bio but no fiction award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A biography of Malcolm X by Manning Marable has won the Pulitzer Prize for history, but no fiction award has been granted for the first time in 35 years.

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Marvel Brings Augmented Reality To Comic Books

Marvel Brings Augmented Reality To Comic Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Marvel Comics is taking its print comics to the next level with its new imprint “ReEvolution.” The imprint takes print and makes it digital, literally. The first issue, Avengers Vs. X-Men Infinite #1, which hit stores this week has an augmented reality (AR) component that readers can ignite to unlock content beyond the printed page.

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LG Is Launching A Light & Flexible eReader Display

LG Is Launching A Light & Flexible eReader Display | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The plastic screen is thin, durable, and can bend up to 40 degrees.

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Tamara Faith Berger: Open, honest, queasy sex

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For those of us who secretly read V.C. Andrews and The Story of O under the covers with flashlights in early adolescence, Tamara Faith Berger is our grown-up literary saint. Her prose has consistently traversed extreme, forbidden territory, infusing filth with intelligence and sophistication unseen in much of Canadian literature. Daring and candid depictions of sexuality are her legacy; first with the intensely pornographic and female-centric musings of Lie With Me, and later with The Way of the Whore, both of which cemented Berger as a perhaps unwitting standard for accurate depictions of rabid female desire.

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Photos: The 12 coolest libraries in the world

Photos: The 12 coolest libraries in the world | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Two recent studies have confirmed what we all knew anyway: Reading is good for you. Surely there's no better place to read a book than at one of these 12 coolest libraries in the world.


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