The library’s new Espresso Book Machine can print more than 8 million titles in any language with the push of a button. In bringing the device online, BPL joins several dozen universities, public libraries, and bookstores around the world in offering the technology to their clientele.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has recently announced their Nebula Award nominees. Looking at the list of nominees award, the judges are going to have a very tough time picking just one winner. Here are the most recent nominees of that award.
Une bibliothèque du Michigan, la Willard Library, a fait l'acquision de 50 Nook Simple Touch pour les prêter à ses adhérents. La durée de ce prêt sera 14 jours. Pour emprunter, l'usager aura besoin de sa carte de bibliothèque et d'une carte bancaire pour la caution.
The Shutesbury Public Library in Massachusetts is seeking funding in order to build a new building to replace their charming but woefully inadequate current one (which features no running water!). In order to get the word out staff and patrons created this cute little video in order to show the shortcomings of their current location, as well as what they could do with a new building.
Thankfully, libraries have been migrating away from a reliance solely on books—and quietude—for years. The old model of one big room with a Queen Mary–sized circulation/reference desk and stacks in the back, while perhaps a fond memory for some, has long been passé. Where once the sheer number of volumes afforded status, today the important statistics are how many pertinent and engaging services and programs are offered and how many rooms, sociable niches, intimate nooks, and computer crannies are available for people to meet in, do their taxes online, collaborate, learn how to operate an e-reader, hold a book club session, gossip, have a cup of coffee, navigate the Medicare bureaucracy (with a librarian’s help), record music, write and read poetry, and on and on.
It takes practice to get the hang of thinking and talking about user experience. Here are some tools that will help you develop these skills and offer some insights about your library at the same time.
Il s'agit d'une évolution logique, si l'on observe que de plus en plus de personnes lisent leurs livres à l'aide de matériel connecté à internet, et maintenant à un haut débit. Passer d'un ebook à Internet, naviguer, tout est devenu très facile pour qui a le matériel adapté. Pour peu que des vidéos concernant les livres que l'on envisage de lire traînent sur le site où l'on achète ses ebooks... le trailer saura montrer son utilité, histoire de nous convaincre un peu plus.
"...I know there are long discussions to be had about the role of experts, the value of experience, and pedagogy of well known and new areas. I get that. I know I am oversimplifying here, but that is kind of the point. Those discussion of expertise and pedagogy need to be just that – discussions – conversations. They are messy, and there is a huge amount of ego riding on them. And yet, if we don’t open those conversations up beyond the faculty – beyond the librarians, then we have shut down a most remarkable opportunity for motivation and student/member involvement. And if we shut down conversation we have failed in our mission..."
Label identifié par tous les lecteurs de manga, l’éditeur Kana mêle, dans sa production, les séries à succès à d’autres, plus artistiques et confidentielles. Christel Hoolans, éditrice, détaille l’évolution du genre en France.
OverDrive's new "green" Blue Sky Campus will include over five acres of open space dedicated to outdoor use, including extended outdoor meeting space, a small pond and a 0.3-mile walking path. The LEED-certified headquarters will include two indoor basketball courts, a fitness and wellness area, and digital test labs and training centers for the school and library training sessions the company hosts year-round.
We librarians are experts at collecting. Our jobs, our departments, our very buildings have been designed to acquire content. There is, however, another side to content that many libraries haven’t yet fully explored, and that is content creation.
Adoption d’une loi controversée, qui fera une entorse au droit d’auteur pour permettre de numériser des ouvrages indisponibles. Sous cette forme, ce sera une première mondiale. La France se dote d’une loi qui permettra de proposer sous format électronique des livres épuisés. Des écrivains dénoncent une distorsion du droit d’auteur.
The works reviewed here include a lavish coffee-table volume, narrative histories of the event in its entirety or in part, and one very personal story. Many of these rise to the challenge of finding something new or provocative to say about a hundred-year-old disaster and will please readers from the generalist to the most knowledgeable enthusiast.
On Wednesday, Oberhausen bought Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith for $40 via OverDrive. On Thursday, the price was $120. The print version of the book, with the library’s discount, is a little over $20 (it retails at $40). For Blessings by Anna Quindlen the ebook price went from $15 to $45.
Fear not, this is not a militant rallying cry for physical books; those are fine, but overall, I'm rather ambivalent about what medium a novel arrives in. Rather, this is an argument about the virtues of the dedicated eReader. And it appears I'm not alone in this sentiment.