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Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express

Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"For eight years, the Landa Gardens Conservancy, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has been working to make the library more than just a place to check out books.
With more than $1.5 million it raised, the group has transformed the library in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood into a community center where parents can take their children to play and students from nearby Trinity University can sit under shade trees to read."

 

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Library-is-no-longer-just-for-readers-3640773.php#ixzz1y8JEaSbF


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Making Ebooks Accessible

Making Ebooks Accessible | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As we go hunting for the right ebook readers for our patrons, accessibility is one of the factors to consider. People with vision, dexterity, or cognitive disabilities need certain specific features, and ebook readers are all over the map in what they offer and how they offer it. But it’s not as complicated as it might seem, and there’s some help available.

 

-Christopher Harris @ American Libraries Magazine

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Forest Park Public Library News: Pub Quiz/Trivia Night @ the Beacon Pub. June 9th, 8pm. FREE!

Forest Park Public Library News: Pub Quiz/Trivia Night @ the Beacon Pub. June 9th, 8pm. FREE! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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Google’s Book-Scanning Project Has Deal in France

Google’s Book-Scanning Project Has Deal in France | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Even as a dispute over Google’s digital book project deepens in the United States, the company said Monday that it had reached an agreement in France that could bring back to life thousands of out-of-print works.

 

-Eric Pfanner @ NYTimes.com

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Good News: Using a Computer Does Not Rot Your Brain

Good News: Using a Computer Does Not Rot Your Brain | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In fact, it may help prevent cognitive decline like that other evil of the modern age: exercise.

 

-Alice G. Walton @ The Atlantic

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Erotic retelling of Jane Eyre for Pan Mac

Erotic retelling of Jane Eyre for Pan Mac | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Pan Macmillan is adding a further twist to the erotica trend, acquiring a racy re-telling of Charlotte Bronte's classic, Jane Eyre.

 

-Charlotte Williams @ The Bookseller

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Which eReader is for me?

Which eReader is for me? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

we love paper books here at the library, but recognize that there are advantages to eReaders too – they are a portable way to carry LOTS of books at once, and have some nice accessibility features that make reading easier for folks with fading vision. We can’t make your mind up for you, of course, but these are some of the main differences we have found our patrons are interested in comparing.

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Library helps Texas tornado victims find photos

Library helps Texas tornado victims find photos | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

...the Lake Arlington Branch Library has collected more than 800 photos — and counting — strewn about by the April 3 tornadoes that destroyed or damaged roughly 1,300 homes and businesses, according to the state. About three-fourths of the photos have been claimed so far, said Debi Wood, library services manager.

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Nine Reference Books We'd Like To See Made Into Movies

Nine Reference Books We'd Like To See Made Into Movies | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A "Guinness World Records" movie is in the works, according to The Guardian. No details are yet forthcoming, but how hard can it be to turn a reference book into a heartwarming movie for all the family?

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Northern rappers use music to spread positive message

Northern rappers use music to spread positive message | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Two young rappers from the Listuguj First Nation, near Campbellton, New Brunswick, want to use their music to fight hopelessness and disrespect on their northern reserve.


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E99.P85, Or: The Case of Pocahontas in the Library

E99.P85, Or: The Case of Pocahontas in the Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"The library where I work has recently been working on a large project converting from the Dewey Decimal system of classification to the Library of Congress. It’s been taking us a while, but we’ve finally moved on to the last phase: our large collection of media, including DVDs, video games, audiobooks, etc.

 

Disney’s Pocahontas was assigned a main entry of E99.P85. For those who don’t have LoC call numbers memorized (which I’m assuming is most people), E is the broad heading for American History. Numbers in the range around E90 are specifically American Indian History, and E99 is for History of Tribal Groups. The P85 specifies further the tribe the book is about.

 

Pocahontas was being classified as a historically accurate documentary."


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Who will preserve the past for future generations?

Who will preserve the past for future generations? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

J.L. GRANATSTEIN: "Reducing library resources and breaking up the national archives will cause irreparable harm to nationhood..." - Library and Archives Canada


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NYPL Launches Frankenstein Biblion App

NYPL Launches Frankenstein Biblion App | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has launched Frankenstein: The Afterlife of Shelley’s Circle, the second edition of its free “Biblion: The Boundless Library” app for iPads. The app was developed in an effort to give more people access to the library’s research collections, and encourage them to explore those collections in unique ways. The first edition, released in May 2011 focused on NYPL’s extensive collection of materials from the 1939-40 World’s Fair, and won Apple’s Education App of the Year award.

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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Google reports 'alarming' rise in censorship by governments

Google reports 'alarming' rise in censorship by governments | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Search engine company has said there has been a troubling increase in requests to remove political content from the internet.

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Phil Bradley's weblog: Awe inspiring library initiative

Phil Bradley's weblog: Awe inspiring library initiative | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Less a mobile library, more a travelling knowledge gadget van. When I was in Canada at the Canadian Library Association conference there was a passing reference to a really interesting initiative that I've followed up on.

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30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30

30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We stuck to fiction for simplicity’s sake, and chose the books below on a variety of criteria, selecting enduring classics that have been informing new literature since their first printing, stories that speak specifically or most powerfully to younger readers, and books we simply couldn’t imagine reaching thirty without having read. Of course, we hope that you read more than thirty books by the time you hit your fourth decade, so this list is incomplete — but we had to stop somewhere.

 

-Emily Temple @ Flavorwire

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What makes a 'real book'?

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What does the word "book" mean these days? Is it the content or the container? There remain some die-hard book lovers who still make an argument for the container.

 

-Mary Schmich @ the Chicago Tribune

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Where are the stay-at-home dads in children’s books?

Todd Houston has an image problem. While he spends hours reading books to his two young sons, his role in family life is not reflected in them.

 

-Shelley White @ The Globe and Mail

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Biblion Frankenstein: The Afterlife of Shelley's Circle

Download the groundbreaking iPad app from The New York Public Library, launching June 7, 2012: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nypl-biblion-frankenstein/id521...
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Teen Space Guidelines | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Teen Space Guidelines | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

YALSA's Teen Space Guidelines are a tool for evaluating a public library’s overall level of success in providing physical and virtual space dedicated to teens, aged 12-18.

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Windsor Public Library puts costly 'book machine' on hold

Windsor Public Library puts costly 'book machine' on hold | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

WINDSOR, Ont. -- A revolutionary "book machine" that had been scheduled to be officially unveiled today at Windsor Public Library has been put into storage, with troubling questions swirling over how the pricey piece of equipment was acquired.

 

-Doug Schmidt @ The Windsor Star

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20 Twitter Chats Every Librarian Should Know About | Edudemic

20 Twitter Chats Every Librarian Should Know About | Edudemic | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn:

"Librarians, library students, booksellers, and book lovers alike participate in this library chat on Twitter. Favorite topics on #libchat include digital rights management, advocacy, budget negotiations, and the MLS job market.

 

 "[...]20 of the absolute best hashtags for librarians to check out:

#aslachat

#uklibchat

#libchat

#yalitchat

#tlchat

#scifichat

#litchat"

 

More: http://edudemic.com/2012/06/twitter-chats-library/


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Sail Into Summer With Novel Picks

Sail Into Summer With Novel Picks | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Hang on tight. These five new works of fiction will take you on an exhilarating ride.

 

-Alan Cheuse @ NPR books

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Quand il est impossible de lire un ebook qu'on a acheté légalement - Slate.fr

Quand il est impossible de lire un ebook qu'on a acheté légalement - Slate.fr | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Sur son blog Bug Brother, le journaliste Jean-Marc Manach soulève un autre problème: ce que la différence entre ebook et livre papier veut ou peut vouloir dire...


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The BIG BOOK edition of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! publishes today!

The BIG BOOK edition of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! publishes today! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It's the same DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! you love to yell "NO!" to, only it's HUGE! (18" x 18"). Ideal for classrooms or real big kids!

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