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Where Do You Call Home?

In this short and inspiring video, three kids from New York City describe the power of the Library.
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The Year’s Best New Holiday Books

The Year’s Best New Holiday Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

‘Tis the season for holiday books. Below are my favorites of the year’s new titles.

 

Fans of the graphic Babymouse series won’t be surprised that this is number fifteen, but will be thrilled as Babymouse counts the minutes to the big day, hoping, wishing and wanting Santa to bring her the latest electronic gadget, The Whizbang™.

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Gifts for the Library: Choice gadgets for ramping up service in 2012

Gifts for the Library: Choice gadgets for ramping up service in 2012 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This holiday season, don’t forget your favorite library. The following items are easy on the budget and can help your media center do great things in the coming year.

 

Nothing enhances video calling or podcasting like a quality microphone. Make your library book reviews and announcements sing by using a mic that actually costs more than a book.

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Curate Your Own Digital Magazine With Scoop.it For iPhone

Curate Your Own Digital Magazine With Scoop.it For iPhone | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

News curation startup Scoop.it has arrived on the iPhone today, allowing you to create your own digital magazine while on the go. The app, which works alongside the Scoop.it web service, essentially lets anyone be a publisher for any topic. Or perhaps, the more correct word is not “publisher,” it’s “aggregator.”

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Twitter à l'école, quand Internet donne le goût de lire et d'écrire

Twitter à l'école, quand Internet donne le goût de lire et d'écrire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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... "Une forêt de doigts levés pour la lecture à haute voix et pour les exercices d'écriture... Seul Twitter suscite de telles réactions chez les enfants d'une école de Seclin, dans le nord de la France, l'une des premières du pays à utiliser le site de micro-blogging. "Sur Twitter, il y a l'image, le son, mais ça ne leur enlève pas l'intérêt pour l'écriture, au contraire", sourit Céline Lamare, institutrice d'une classe pour des enfants de 7 ans" ...


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cbc.ca - Spark 166 – December 18 & 21, 2011

cbc.ca - Spark 166 – December 18 & 21, 2011 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This week on Spark, a novel way to sell your novel – enlisting influencers to be your online campaigners. Hyper-curation and the post-digital fetishization of artifacts. And ways to hack the library by changing the way we access information there (starts at 26:50).

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E-book prices spark battle between publishers, retailers

E-book prices spark battle between publishers, retailers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The issue of e-book prices has sparked a global controversy as publishers lock horns with book retailers over how much consumers should pay.

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2012 Heritage Week theme announced

FREDERICTON (CNB) - In recognition of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this year's heritage week theme is War and Peace. New Brunswickers are being encouraged to celebrate their diverse heritage during Heritage Week 2012, which will be celebrated from Feb. 13 to 20. National Flag of Canada Day will also be celebrated on Feb. 15, and National Heritage Day is Feb. 20.

 

"The goal of heritage week is to provide opportunities to celebrate our shared past and our freedom," said Wellness, Culture and Sport Minister Trevor Holder. "This year, we have developed resources that highlight New Brunswick's military history - in times of peace and war."

 

http://www.gnb.ca/0131/Heritageweek/index-e.asp

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Faites sauter la BAnQ : plus de 3000 ebooks à emprunter

Faites sauter la BAnQ : plus de 3000 ebooks à emprunter | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les abonnés de la BAnQ peuvent désormais profiter de plus de 3000 ouvrages numériques à télécharger, sous la forme de prêt, exactement comme dans une bibliothèque classique, signale le gouvernement québécois. Le projet a même un nom : pretnumerique.ca. Ce dernier est issu de la collaboration éditeurs, libraires, bibliothèques et réseaux de distribution.

 

« En favorisant l'accès à tous les citoyens aux livres publiés en langue française sous forme numérique, Pretnumerique.ca deviendra une vitrine de choix pour les livres numériques québécois », expliquait-on.
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FOR THE LOVE OF LIBRARIES

FOR THE LOVE OF LIBRARIES | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What I hear anecdotally from my friends who work in libraries is that, across the nation, unique library visits are way up. Circulation has skyrocketed. Computer usage and participation in library programming is through the proverbial roof.

 

Yet funding for libraries is not keeping pace with the services and resources they offer as part of their mission. It seems to me that the public library system has done a remarkable job in marketing their services, now it needs to market its funding needs. The general public, it seems, is not aware of how a library is funded, and just how vital it is to the community infrastructure.

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Les technologies interactives en bibliothèque

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Exemples de technologies interactives: Les tables interactives.

 

Une table interactive est une surface dynamique dont le dessus est doté d’un affichage tactile et multitouches. Elle est munie de caméras et de lumières infrarouges. Grâce à une manipulation avec les doigts, elle permet à son utilisateur d’afficher des images ou des cartes par exemple, de les déplacer ou de les redimensionner. Elle peut être multi-utilisateurs, c’est-à-dire permettre d’interagir avec un ou plusieurs utilisateurs simultanément. Une table interactive est également capable de reconnaître et d’entrer en interaction avec des objets physiques comme les téléphones, les appareils photos, les cartes bancaires, les cartes de bibliothèques, etc.


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Isotoner SmarTouch : des gants chauds utilisables avec vos smartphones tactiles !

Isotoner SmarTouch : des gants chauds utilisables avec vos smartphones tactiles ! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
La marque Isotoner met a disposition des plus frileux d'entre nous des gants qui n'altèrent pas la fonction tactile de votre smartphone ou tablette !

Via Alice Stardust, Patrick Provencher
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timestranscript.com - Riverview library aims to attract more youth

timestranscript.com - Riverview library aims to attract more youth | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Libraries have always been seen as a place for books and reading. A library's mandate has always been about promoting literacy, that will never change, but they've been becoming more and more like a community centre. Books are still very much a part of it, but more so now, it's about being a meeting place for people with common interests.

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You Get a Book! And YOU Get a Book!

You Get a Book! And YOU Get a Book! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On April 23rd, a group of 50,000 “passionate readers” will be giving away a million books. The program is “World Book Night,” an expanded version of a program that began in Britian, where it lead to an increase in book sales. The thirty books in the program were chosen by a panel of independent booksellers, Barnes & Noble buyers, and librarians.

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The Teens Are All Right: 2011's Top 5 YA Novels

The Teens Are All Right: 2011's Top 5 YA Novels | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Young adult literature has never been so psychologically probing or artistically ambitious as it is today.

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7 Free eBooks Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Every Intelligent Person Should Read

Neil deGrasse Tyson Book List for Every Intelligent Person on the Planet:

The Bible

The System of the World (Newton),

On the Origin of Species (Darwin),

Gulliver’s Travels (Swift),

The Age of Reason (Paine),

The Wealth of Nations (Smith),

The Art of War (Sun Tsu),

The Prince (Machiavelli).

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Le service de curation Scoop.it est désormais disponible sur iPhone et iPod Touch

Scoop.it offre déjà depuis sa création un “bookmarklet” pratique afin de capturer rapidement les informations pertinentes et de les publier sur sa page Scoop.it. Le service propose aussi au sein de son interface un moteur de recherche qui a pour fonction de vous proposer des recommandations d’articles. Ces recommandations vont dans le sens des mots-clés définis pour chaque sujet, aussi appelé “topic”.


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Le salon de lecture numérique

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Plusieurs appareils de lecture numérique : liseuses, tablettes numériques et autres outils.
Une douzaine d’appareils électroniques sont mis à votre disposition afin de permettre à tous de pouvoir accéder aux nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC). Ces appareils vous donnerons l'occasion d'appréhender l'avenir du livre et de la lecture.


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Lire, c'est réussir à l'école

Lire, c'est réussir à l'école | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les élèves ayant des difficultés en lecture à la fin de la première année atteignent difficilement un niveau moyen d'habileté en lecture à la fin du primaire. La principale qualité des systèmes éducatifs les plus remarquables, comme en Finlande, est d'intervenir tôt en ce qui a trait aux difficultés en lecture. Égide Royer nous parle de l'importance de savoir bien lire rapidement.

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Annonce du thème de la Semaine du patrimoine de 2012

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Afin de souligner le bicentenaire de la guerre de 1812, la Semaine du patrimoine de 2012 se déroulera sous le thème Guerre et paix. Les Néo-Brunswickois sont encouragés à célébrer la diversité de leur patrimoine pendant la Semaine du patrimoine de 2012, qui aura lieu du 13 au 20 février. De plus, le Jour du drapeau national du Canada et le Jour du patrimoine national seront soulignés le 15 et le 20 février, respectivement.

 

« La Semaine du patrimoine vise à fournir des occasions de célébrer notre passé collectif et notre liberté », a déclaré le ministre du Mieux-être, de la Culture et du Sport, Trevor Holder. « Cette année, nous avons élaboré des ressources qui portent sur l'histoire militaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, en temps de guerre et en temps de paix. »

 

http://www.gnb.ca/0131/Heritageweek/index-f.asp

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Canadian authors: Really big ... just not in Canada

Canadian authors: Really big ... just not in Canada | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Though their sales at home may be just so-so, many Canadian novelists are topping the bestseller lists in unlikely countries around the globe.

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Hommage à Calvin & Hobbes avec des bonshommes de neige

Hommage à Calvin & Hobbes avec des bonshommes de neige | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Et lorsque l'on parle de bonshommes de neige originaux, il est impossible de ne pas penser à ceux de Calvin, le petit garçon de la BD de Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes.Il faut dire que les bonshommes de neige de Calvin ne sont pas seulement originaux, ils sont parfois troublants, voire dérangeants, et souvent dans des mises en scène d'un humour plutôt macabre.

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iPads Replace Desktop Computers at North Shore Public Library

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As the children’s game computers at the North Shore Public Library (NSPL) get older and begin to expire, Lori, the Children’s Department Manager, is turning to mobile technology to replace them. The children she sees as young as three years old are gravitating towards their parent’s smart phones, not desktop machines they may not have even seen before. When Lori encountered a young boy using an iPad to communicate with his parent due to his disability, the wheels began turning in her mind. The money she budgeted for game computers could be used to purchase iPads and apps.

 

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Pottermore surveys Potter fans on e-book and audiobook issues

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Pottermore has a 17-question survey for Harry Potter fans, asking about what Potter books they’ve read and own, what e-readers they use, and how interested they would be in buying Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks.


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More books, more choices: why America needs its indies

More books, more choices: why America needs its indies | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Farhad Manjoo thinks corner bookstores are simply comfy and quaint. He couldn't be more wrong.

 

Part of the value of independent bookstores as a whole is that there is a multitude of people controlling what’s bought, what’s promoted, and what’s displayed. Of course Walter Isaacson’s "Steve Jobs" is the same book everywhere. What’s different is what’s sitting on the display table next to "Steve Jobs." It absolutely matters where you buy your copy, not because of the book itself but because of what you’re exposed to while you’re shopping.

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