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Ebook Crowdfunding Platform Unglue.it Launched

Ebook Crowdfunding Platform Unglue.it Launched | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Unglue.it, the crowdfunding platform designed to encourage authors and publishers to make their ebooks available under a Creative Commons license, was officially launched on May 17. Unglue.it works by allowing the rights holders of an already-published book to set a funding threshold—generally between $5,000 to $25,000—and a deadline for a funding campaign. If supporters pledge sufficient funding prior to the campaign deadline, the book will be released as an “unglued” ebook edition, free of digital rights management (DRM) software, and free to copy and share under a Creative Commons license.

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ by E. L. James, in Demand at Libraries

‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ by E. L. James, in Demand at Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The enthusiasm for the trilogy has forced library officials to dust off their policies — if they have them — on erotica.

 

-Julie Bosman @ NYTimes.com

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Study Confirms Amazon Reviews Are as Reliable as Media Critics

Study Confirms Amazon Reviews Are as Reliable as Media Critics | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

While there are some dubious reviews floating around on Amazon, the system has one thing going for it: power in numbers.

 

-Jamie Condliffe @ Gizmodo

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AbeBooks: Authors Who Went to War

AbeBooks: Authors Who Went to War | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Many young men with a talent for writing have gone off to war. Some did not return but many did and went on to enjoy illustrious literary careers. This selection of fiction and non-fiction stretches from the Napoleonic Wars, across both World Wars to the Spanish Civil War and also Vietnam. It covers privates and officers, and soldiers, sailors, submariners and airmen.

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2011 Nebula Awards Announced

2011 Nebula Awards Announced | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Nebula Awards®.

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Treasure trove uncovered in a library

Treasure trove uncovered in a library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The museum librarians were preparing the collection for a move to a temporary depository when a small hiding place stacked with books was uncovered.

 

-Alexandra Guzeva @ Russia Beyond the Headlines

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Mobile Website vs. Mobile App (Application) – Which is Best for Your Organization? | Human Service Solutions

Mobile Website vs. Mobile App (Application) – Which is Best for Your Organization? | Human Service Solutions | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If you're planning to establish a mobile presence for your business or organization one of the first considerations that will likely come to mind is whether you want to create a mobile application for users to download (app) or a mobile website, or perhaps both. Mobile websites and apps can look very similar at first-glance, and determining which is most suited to your needs will depend upon a number of factors, including target audiences, available budget, intended purpose and required features.

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PA School District Bans 'The Dirty Cowboy' for Partial Nudity - SLJ

PA School District Bans 'The Dirty Cowboy' for Partial Nudity - SLJ | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Amy Timberlake's humorous picture book, The Dirty Cowboy, (Farrar, 2003) is staying off elementary school library shelves in Pennsylvania's Annville-Cleona school district. Despite protests by free-speech organizations and an online petition with more than 300 signatures in favor of repealing the ban, the school board last week stuck to its decision that the book was too dirty for young eyes.

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Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: High Interest Fiction for Middle Grade Readers

Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: High Interest Fiction for Middle Grade Readers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

School may be out soon, but that doesn't mean that your tweens should stop reading for the summer. Make sure to send them off on vacation with a few titles in mind. For starters, give them a booklist, like this one prepared by New York Public Library. There's something below for everyone, from time-travel fans to horse lovers.

 

-Dodie Owens @ SLJ: On the Radar

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UCSF Implements Policy to Make Research Papers Freely Accessible to Public

UCSF Implements Policy to Make Research Papers Freely Accessible to Public | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The UCSF Academic Senate has voted to make electronic versions of current and future scientific articles freely available to the public, helping to reverse decades of practice on the part of medical and scientific journal publishers to restrict access to research results.

 

-Kristen Bole @ UCSF.edu

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Florida Teen Starts 'Giving Library' for Homeless Kids

Florida Teen Starts 'Giving Library' for Homeless Kids | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Fifteen-year-old Florida resident Lilli Leight wanted to help provide homeless kids in her community with access to books, so she created a "giving library" at a Miami homeless shelter. To staff the library, she formed a teen book club to encourage her classmates to volunteer. Her effort won her the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading prize, which recognizes individuals and institutions for developing ways of instilling a lifelong love of reading.

 

-Liz Dwyer @ Good Education

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Bibliothèques cherchent modèle viable pour le prêt des ebooks

Bibliothèques cherchent modèle viable pour le prêt des ebooks | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Aux États-Unis ou en France, on nage dans l'inconnu...

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Why Society Is Failing Young Boys

Why Society Is Failing Young Boys | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Have you noticed how guys are being portrayed in movies lately? Unless you've been living under a rock you've seen at least one of these: Knocked Up, Failure to Launch, Hall Pass, Old School, or the Jackass series. All the leading male characters are presented as expendable losers usually incapable of taking responsibility for themselves, often plotting intricate but seldom realized plans to get laid, and generally running the opposite direction of any kind of commitment. As entertaining as these movies can be, what are the effects these stereotypes of men have on the young guys growing up watching them?

 

-Dr. Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan @ The Huffington Post

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Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: spring 2012 edition

Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: spring 2012 edition | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As spring reaches full blossom, it's not just the flowers that are beginning to show -- so are the new slates heavy hitters...

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Books Featuring Teenage Males That May Make You Cry… with Laughter

Books Featuring Teenage Males That May Make You Cry… with Laughter | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I started thinking about the books that have made me crack up, and I’m not going to lie, a lot of them (A) have a teenage male protagonist, (B) contain such a male who is very–ahem–hormonal, and (C) feature a guy who is also, shall we say … endearingly clueless? Combine those elements, and you’ve got a recipe for the funny. Thankfully the YA world has many to choose from. Here are a few that proved particularly memorable for me.

 

-Amy Pelman @ YALSA: The Hub

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David Cronenberg sur «Cosmopolis»: «le livre était prophétique... - Slate.fr

David Cronenberg sur «Cosmopolis»: «le livre était prophétique... - Slate.fr | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Dans son entretien avec Slate.fr, le réalisateur David Cronenberg revient sur sa découverte du livre de Don DeLillo, ce qui l'a convaincu de l'adapter au cinéma...


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Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search

Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Google introduced Knowledge Graph, the company's new search technology that understands "things not strings" and adds rich and relevant details about your query in the sidebar of your search results. Here are five great things you can now do with a quick Google search.

 

-Melanie Pinola @ LifeHacker

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Train Wagon Transformed into Clever Street Library in Curitiba, Brazil

Train Wagon Transformed into Clever Street Library in Curitiba, Brazil | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the goal to spice up the city's downtown, the wagon has served several different purposes since 1973.

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Mystery of the books solved

Mystery of the books solved | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The books were given new life with carvings etched into the pages of the unwanted or obsolete literature and then stealthily dropped off at local libraries.

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Canada's national archives being dismantled and scattered

Canada's national archives being dismantled and scattered | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A reader writes, "The Canadian government is slowly doing away with Canada's ability to access its own history. Library and Archives Canada's collection is being decentralized and scattered across the country, often to private institutions, which will limit access, making research difficult or next impossible. It should be noted that Daniel Caron, the new National Archivist hired in 2009, doesn't even have a background in library nor archives but, a background in economics."

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How a book is born (because you kids love the infographics)

How a book is born (because you kids love the infographics) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The 74 percent accurate, only slightly messy, story of the publishing process: find out how an idea gets turned into a book in this clever infographic.

 

-Mariah Bear @ Weldon Owen

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Ebook toolkit: Cool Tools for Multimedia Publishing

Ebook toolkit: Cool Tools for Multimedia Publishing | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the launch of iBooks Author in January, Apple made it possible for anyone to make graphically stunning multimedia publications. The implications for education are huge. Imagine replacing standardized textbooks with customized reference materials tailored to meet the unique needs of learners in the classroom, library, or across a district.

 

-Richard Byrne @ The Digital Shift

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Bibliothèque troisième lieu : quelles caractéristiques ?

Bibliothèque troisième lieu : quelles caractéristiques ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ray Oldenburg a établi une typologie présentant les caractéristiques du troisième lieu dans son livre. 1- Un espace neutre et vivant : propice à un échange informe entre tous les membres de la communauté. Ces espaces agissent comme niveleur social où les individus se positionnent sur un même pied d’égalité.


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Libraries Yes! A Place-Based Community Advocacy Campaign

Libraries Yes! A Place-Based Community Advocacy Campaign | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"The Libraries Yes! campaign is one of the most innovative approaches I’ve encountered in place-based advocacy. Using a strategy that emphasized geosocial check-ins and recommendations on Facebook Places, Yelp, Foursquare, and Google Places, the Libraries Yes! campaign built a targeted list of engaged supporters for a library ballot measure in just seven weeks. What is more, the measure passed by over 4:1 on May 15, 2012. The secret behind their success: good old fashioned organizing combined with a geosocial online strategy."

-- spotted by @nancyquinn


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450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer.

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