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We Have Winners!: Mystery’s Highest Honors Awarded — Library Journal Reviews

We Have Winners!: Mystery’s Highest Honors Awarded — Library Journal Reviews | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Garnering the top prize as Best Novel was Mo Hayder’s gritty thriller Gone (Atlantic Monthly), while Lori Roy’s gothic and haunting Bent Road (Dutton) was honored as the Best First Novel by an American Author.

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Consumers Ditching Discs for Online Movie Viewing

Consumers Ditching Discs for Online Movie Viewing | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

According to eMarketer.com, 2012 marks a changing tide for video use, as “for the first time, U.S. consumers will pay more for online movies than they will for DVDs and Blu-ray discs,” adding that according to media research and consulting company HIS Screen Digest, online views will outgun DVDs and Blu-rays combined.

 

-Michael Rogers @ Library Journal

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eBooks & eBook Apps to Dominate Tablet Downloads by 2016

eBooks & eBook Apps to Dominate Tablet Downloads by 2016 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We’re just at the beginning of what’s going to be a long period of increasing sales of apps, with media tablet owners expected to average more than 31 downloads per year per tablet. The biggest growth in readers will be among seniors (ages 60+) and children (ages 1-9). “The magic of media tablets for seniors and children is the touch screen interface. It’s so intuitive,” adds Mark Beccue, senior analyst. “These demographic groups will rely heavily on downloaded apps over web surfing on their media tablets.”

 

-Nate Hoffelder @ AppNewser

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Canadian Science Writers’ Association reveals 2011′s best Canadian science books | Quill & Quire

Canadian Science Writers’ Association reveals 2011′s best Canadian science books | Quill & Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Judges selected Jerry Thompson’s Cascadia’s Fault: The Deadly Earthquake that Will Devastate North America (HarperCollins Canada) as the best general audience book and Tanya Lloyd Kyi’s 50 Poisonous Questions: A Book with Bite (Annick Press) as the best youth title.

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Scholastic, Kids Can among winners at 2012 Hackmatack awards | Quill & Quire

Scholastic, Kids Can among winners at 2012 Hackmatack awards | Quill & Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The winners of the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards were announced at a ceremony in Moncton on Friday.

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Library and Archives Canada to eliminate more than 100 positions

Library and Archives Canada to eliminate more than 100 positions | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Globe and Mail is reporting that the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the country's largest union of federal workers, has given layoff notices to 235 of its members at Library and Archives Canada.

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Funny book of the day

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The funniest thing we discovered in Amsterdam was definitely this classic children's book. The title? "About a Little Mole Who Wants to Know Who It Was that Pooped on its Head."

 

@ A Cup of Jo

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LEARNING NB - Dialogue Phase

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See reports from all the public dialogue sessions. 24 Sessions (14 English & 10 French) in 19 communities.

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10 Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Marketing

10 Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Marketing | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

QR codes have the potential to enrich the product experience and offer the customer real value. Here are 10 examples of QR marketing success.


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Attirer les jeunes dans les bibliothèques avec des jeux

Attirer les jeunes dans les bibliothèques avec des jeux | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

C'est en tous cas le pari qu'ont pris vendredi les studios montréalais d'Ubisoft, Eidos et Electronic Arts, qui répondaient du même coup à un défi lancé plus tôt par Warner Brothers. Ensemble, les trois studios vont donner 1590 copies de jeux qui seront disponibles gratuitement en location dans 19 bibliothèques de Montréal.

 

-Jean-François Codère @ LesAffaires.com

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Consumers turning to Facebook, Twitter for health advice

Consumers turning to Facebook, Twitter for health advice | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A third of consumers polled by PricewaterhouseCoopers now use social-media services to find and share information about medical treatments, doctors, and health plans.

 

-Lance Whitney @ CNET

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How the iPad Is Changing Education

How the iPad Is Changing Education | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The market for this type of device may only be in its infancy, but it's already becoming clear how it will revolutionize certain aspects our lives. Education is a huge one, as recent developments have demonstrated.

 

-John Paul Titlow @ ReadWriteWeb

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Where are you in the conversation about social networking and mobile devices at your school?

A full report, “Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media,” is available at http://www.cosn.org/MakingProgress. As I read the document, I could see myriad ways librarians could become the go-to person on these important trends in educational computing.

 

-Wendy Stephens

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Gamifying Your Library

Gamifying Your Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Librarian gamers have long worked to bring gamers into the library through such offerings as “game nights” at the library. But what if you could make using the library a game in itself? This is the premise behind a product produced by the likely-named outfit Running in the Halls. Dubbed Librarygame™, it comes in two “flavors”, “Orangetree” for public libraries and “Lemontree” for academic.

 

-Roy Tennant @ The Digital Shift

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Puppies In The Library And Social Media

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 "This event is a great example of how social media can be leveraged by libraries and organizations. It’s a tool for listening to your community, responding to your users, promoting relevant services that meet their needs, telling stories, and demonstrating value."


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Patrick deWitt wins Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Patrick deWitt wins Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Multiple book prize winner Patrick deWitt can now add the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour to his resume. The author of The Sisters Brothers was announced Thursday as the winner of the annual award, which has been handed out since 1947. DeWitt, who also won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, gets $15,000 for the Leacock award.

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How To Introduce an Author

How To Introduce an Author | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Author introductions, in my opinion, are about courtesy. Should a beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning author have to hear the president of Northwestern’s Jewish students’ society call him Michael Sha-BONE eight times in two minutes? No. Because he flew across the country to speak for 50 minutes in your overheated auditorium and you have the internet. A good author introduction shows the author that you’re excited to be a partner in promoting their work and that you value the role their career plays on the literary stage, all while being informative and – lord have mercy – brief.

 

-Janet Potter @ The Millions

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LGBT books donated to provincial libraries - Prince Edward Island - CBC News

LGBT books donated to provincial libraries - Prince Edward Island - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The P.E.I. Public Library Service has received a significant donation of books on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The donors hope the books will go far in fostering acceptance of LGBT Islanders.

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‘These Are Your Kids on Books’ Poster Goes Viral

‘These Are Your Kids on Books’ Poster Goes Viral | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Denver, Colorado nonprofit literacy group Burning Through Pages has gone viral with a gorgeous black and white poster encouraging parents to share books with their kids.

 

-Jason Boog @ GalleyCat

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Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The software giant will invest $300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, giving it a 17.6 percent equity stake in the company. The Nook digital bookstore will be bundled with Windows 8.

 

-Don Reisinger @ CNET

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Ces branchés qui débranchent

Ces branchés qui débranchent | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ordinateurs, télévisions, smartphones, tablettes... Les écrans sont partout, et se déconnecter est un luxe.


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Day of films focus on First Nations - Owen Sound Public Library

A day of movies and discussion about aboriginal experiences is planned for May 23 at the Owen Sound public library. Three movies will be shown, at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. After each there will be a discussion, Michael McLuhan said in a news release from the Grey Bruce Coalition for Social Justice.


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The Dirty Cowboy removed from school library

The Annville-Cleona School District board voted Thursday to remove the children's book, "The Dirty Cowboy," from elementary-school library shelves because of its illustrative content, involving a cartoon cowboy taking his annual bath.

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Identifying Quality Digital Resources for Early Learning

Identifying Quality Digital Resources for Early Learning | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Specialized e-books, apps and tablets marketed toward young children are ubiquitous staples in toy stores, and it can be difficult to determine the difference between an effective learning tool and the gratuitous use of digital technology to entertain a child. To help parents and educators sort through the choices, the Fred Rogers Center unveiled its new early learning environment, called Ele, to catalog digital resources that support early learning and development in children from birth to age 5.

 

-Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

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Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Goodreads is a social reading site that's easily pushing 20 million unique visitors per month. It's not talked about in the same way as the über-addictive social networking darling du jour, Pinterest, where users come, pin and leave. There are other, far more intriguing reasons why Goodreads is quietly building and growing a smart, devoted host of members.

 

-Alicia Eler @ ReadWriteWeb

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