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A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable Media

A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable Media | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

COSLA believes that ebooks will be the preferred format for reading materials in the future. As a result, it has set a goal for all U.S. public libraries to offer ebooks and downloadable media by 2015. As a step in that direction, LJ is publishing a series of articles that closely examines the various ebook platforms available, including this environmental scan.

 

-Sue Polanka @ The Digital Shift

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Mind Readers: Thinking Out Loud Can Raise Children’s Comprehension Skills

Mind Readers: Thinking Out Loud Can Raise Children’s Comprehension Skills | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When she reads on the second page, “Owl Mother was GONE,” all eyes turn toward the book. The owls’ faces may not show much in the way of feelings, but a baby bird’s plea of “I want my mommy!” conveys an emotion that toddlers can easily relate to. “Oh, my. I wonder where Owl Mother went,” says Janie. “Why did she fly away? Do you think she’ll come back?” Like you, we use many techniques to help children understand a story. One of the most powerful methods is thinking out loud while reading. Thinking out loud—in this case, talking about the owls’ emotions, actions, and motives—encourages children to think about the story.

 

-Renea Arnold & Nell Colburn @ School Library Journal

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Introducing the Knowledge Graph

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection...


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Marché de l'ebook en France : explosion imminente

Marché de l'ebook en France : explosion imminente | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La société de consultance AT Kearney, en partenariat à BookRepublic, vient de publier son étude biannuelle sur l'état du marché du livre numérique dans le monde. Selon cette étude, le plus gros marché de l'ebook est en Amérique du Nord (2 milliards d'€), suivi par l'Asie (environ 250 millions) et enfin l'Europe (environ 175 millions). 


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Artist Trading Cards: Making & Swapping Art at the Library

Artist Trading Cards: Making & Swapping Art at the Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Artist trading cards (also known as ATCs) are miniature (2.5″ x 3.5″) pieces of artwork that are about the same size as a baseball card. They can be created with everything from markers, pens, or pencils to watercolors, oils, collage, fabric or metals. After they are signed, dated, and titled on the back, they can be traded, exchanged, or sold as originals or editions. Here are some ideas for using ATCs in the library.

 

@ Library as Incubator Project

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Marketing Libraries: May I Vent?

Marketing Libraries: May I Vent? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If I go to one more library website that doesn't include the director's name, I'm going to SCREAM. Wow, that felt good. So I'm going to keep going. Here are some things that are just not acceptable in my book.

 

-Nancy Dowd @ The 'M' Word

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Google Goes Back to What It Does Well: Finding Things

Google Goes Back to What It Does Well: Finding Things | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Surprise! Google has completely transformed the way search works again. But this time, it's a kind of search that would have made the old Google proud. Today, starting with U.S., English-language users, Google unveils the Knowledge Graph. Search now looks at the words of your query and identifies the things in it. You're not just searching the Web anymore. You're searching the world.

 

-Jon Mitchell @ ReadWriteWeb

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Booksellers v. Libraries? Publishers v. Amazon? This is the wrong fight

Booksellers v. Libraries? Publishers v. Amazon? This is the wrong fight | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Libraries have long been battling competition from not reading. They're experts. Now it's time for publishers and booksellers to step up to a new game. Today the real competition for booksellers, publishers and libraries is NOT READING. Four months ago, it mattered if libraries were or weren’t a direct threat to booksellers. Today, this question is irrelevant. What matters is that the participants in the industry aren’t innovating at the pace readers are seeking and expecting solutions v. reading’s alternatives.

 

-Chris Rechsteiner @ Digital Book World

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Octogenarian wins Indie Foreign Fiction Prize

Octogenarian wins Indie Foreign Fiction Prize | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Octogenarian Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his novel, published by Alma Books, which is based on his experiences during the Holocaust. Blooms of Darkness is told from the perspective of 11-year-old Hugo, who is taken in by Mariana, a prostitute, to keep him safe as Jewish people are sent to concentration camps.

 

-Katie Allen @ The Bookseller

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Video Winners 'Own the Night'!

Video Winners 'Own the Night'! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Take a break and pop over to the Collaborative Summer Library Program's website to check out this year's teen video challenge winners. Featuring winners from 23 states, including Florida, Idaho, and California, the clips include their share of zombies and other creatures of the night, but you'll also find some rapping and other fun wordplay. Each winner received $275, plus $150 for their library.

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Are libraries still relevant?

Are libraries still relevant? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Breakfast sent their reporters out around the country to see if libraries are still relevant in the twenty first century.

 

A light and fluffy TV article, which see the Breakfast TV team interview librarians in Auckland, Wellington, & Christchurch, New Zealand.  Thanks to @sallyheroes for this item.


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“I’m not sure if it’s sad or amazing that this is my life now.” Pickle Me This: Online Home of Kerry Clare

“I’m not sure if it’s sad or amazing that this is my life now.” Pickle Me This: Online Home of Kerry Clare | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

That first day, Harriet fell asleep in my arms, and we kept going back and back to learn new songs, hear new stories, so I could learn new ways to engage with my baby, to memorize the tickle rhymes that made her smile so I could pass them onto her Daddy when he came home at the end of day. The library became our community centre, its staff became some of our favourite people (and there was a time when Harriet referred to four people by name: Mommy, Daddy, Elmo, and Cindy [from Spadina Road] so that means something).

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Momentum Builds for DCL’s eBook Model

Momentum Builds for DCL’s eBook Model | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Douglas County Libraries pioneering model for purchasing ebooks directly from publishers is gaining a significant amount of traction.

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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Backyard Barbecue: Seven New Books for Summer — Library Journal Reviews

Backyard Barbecue: Seven New Books for Summer — Library Journal Reviews | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the first hints of warm weather, home chefs start dreaming about a good grill char. Since classics like Steven Raichlen’s The Barbecue! Bible provide excellent all-in-one access to barbecuing basics, the best new titles explore niche subjects like regional cuisine and specialty equipment. This summer, even vegans, foodies, and restaurant lovers will find a place at the barbecue.

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Top Picks: Mysteries for Young Readers

Top Picks: Mysteries for Young Readers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A good mystery can make a boring afternoon disappear in an instant. The right one might even turn a reluctant reader into one who can't wait until the next book in a series comes out! There's a bit of everything—from historical to hysterical—in this list of titles.

 

-Dodie Owens @ School Library Journal

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Le Prix des libraires va à Samuel Archibald

Le Prix des libraires va à Samuel Archibald | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les histoires saguenéennes de Samuel Archibald auront permis à l’auteur d’empocher hier le Prix des libraires pour son tout premier livre. Arvida (Quartanier) a été couronné par les libraires, dans la catégorie roman québécois. La Française Delphine de Vigan remporte de son côté l’honneur hors Québec, avec son best-seller Rien ne s’oppose à la nuit (JC Lattès).

 

-Catherine Lalonde @ Le Devoir


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Google Knowledge Graph entre Wikipedia et web sémantique

Google Knowledge Graph entre Wikipedia et web sémantique | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Un faisceau de mises en relation dans les résultats de recherche...


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Some Libraries still have got it wrong….

The librarians with all of their accumulated wisdom, extensive experience, passion for books and understanding of system, stayed behind there [sic] thick, wide desk. They were the end point of the process if I had to withdraw a book or item that required a charge or required some degree of intervention. Other than that I was on my own.

 

Why is it that the experts with the passion for books are the last point of call? why are they the end of the process? Why are they only relevant if I need help or if I need to pay? Surely in the modern library, the librarians are the starting point of the journey.

 

-Andrew Churches @ Educational Origami

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DIY learning: Schoolers, Edupunks, and Makers challenge education as we know it

DIY learning: Schoolers, Edupunks, and Makers challenge education as we know it | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Schoolers, Edupunks and Makers are showing us what's possible when learners, not institutions, own the education that will define their lives.

 

"Learning to make" refers to the intentionality with which makers pursue the skills and knowledge they need for their projects. Makers learn their trades through traditional and non-traditional means. They may take a welding class at a local maker space, take a programming class at a community college, get advice from other makers at a local Dorkbot meetup, or figure things out through trial and error. Makers become expert learners.

 

Importantly, at a time when we are struggling nationally with a fundamentally flawed system to test and grade children to make sure they are learning, the maker community shows us another viable and proven approach.

 

-Marie Bjerede @ O'Reilly Radar

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A Charming Clutch of Cozies

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Cozy fans sometimes accuse us of not paying quite enough attention to their favorite mystery subgenre. I plead guilty but with extenuating circumstances. It’s true that Bill Ott and I prefer our crime fiction straight, no chaser—I guess the cozy equivalent would be saying “no thank you” to a spot of cream—but we do our best to cover charming tales of detection, too.

 

-Keir Graff @ Booklist Online

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Top 8 Websites To Help Senior Citizens Obtain Basic Internet And Computer Skills

Top 8 Websites To Help Senior Citizens Obtain Basic Internet And Computer Skills | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

For senior citizens, learning computers and basic internet skills is not only for accessing information. It is the tool now for keeping in touch with family members. I won’t even go into the health benefits that could come from nimble fingers on the keyboard, or from playing senility staving games. The list goes on. In fact, what holds true for those on the right side of the age divide is also true for senior citizens when it comes to internet and basic computer skills.

 

-Saikat Basu @ MakeUseOf

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Registration open for 2012-2013 WrestleMania® Reading Challenge

Registration open for 2012-2013 WrestleMania® Reading Challenge | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Tweens and teens will write a letter to their favorite WWE Superstar that convinces the Superstar to read the tween/teen's favorite book and then submit it through an online form that will be made available at www.ala.org/wrestlemania between Oct. 1 and 31, 2012.

 

Participation by youth is open to legal residents of all 50 United States and the District of Columbia, as well as legal residents of Canada excluding Quebec. Participants must be in grades 5-12. Participants will compete in three grade categories: grades 5-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-12.

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Sherrie Gahn's Students Get a Library

Ellen has been working all season to help the kids of Whitney Elementary, and today they got a huge surprise -- a new library!

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