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YALSA announces 2012 Teens’ Top Ten nominations

YALSA announces 2012 Teens’ Top Ten nominations | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

CHICAGO — Nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual Teens’ Top Ten are now available at www.ala.org/teenstopten. YALSA encourages teens to read the 24 nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which will take place in August and September at www.ala.org/teenstopten. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20.

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Pagan Library Opens in D.C.

Pagan Library Opens in D.C. | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Are you a Pagan living in the D.C. area and can’t find any good books about your craft? Well the wait is over.

 

-J. Wolffe @ Lez Get Real

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The Ebook of My Dreams

We all have our frustrations with ebooks. The problem isn’t just one of print vs electronic or Luddite vs early adopter. Even as I happily consume Kindle books on my iPad and the new Project Muse collection for work, I find that ebooks simply don’t do the things I want them to do... Here’s what I’d like to see.

 

-Laura Braunstein @ ACRLog

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Consider Accessibility When Buying E-readers

Consider Accessibility When Buying E-readers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

For librarians who value equitable access to information for all, accessibility for people with disabilities should be second nature. We should automatically think about accessibility when buying resources for our library communities, including e-readers. But for the most part, we don’t. Primarily our problem is a lack of awareness.

 

-Carrie Russell @ Digital Dispatch

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Ads Urge ‘Book People’ to Help Children Read

Ads Urge ‘Book People’ to Help Children Read | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A pro bono public service campaign on behalf of Reading Is Fundamental is aimed at women with children under the age of 15.

 

-Stuart Elliott @ NYT

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Yale University Card Catalog

Made to bring attention to the vast collection of old catalog cards stored in Sterling Memorial Library.

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Students build library for school without one

Students build library for school without one | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Four students at Alliance College-Ready Academy High School #7 in South Los Angeles banded together in late 2011 to give their school something it sorely lacked—a library.

 

Via http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/894288-451/teen_power_alliance_style.html.csp

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Les finalistes d'un concours littéraire francophone sont dévoilés à Vancouver

Les finalistes d'un concours littéraire francophone sont dévoilés à Vancouver | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les six titres finalistes du Prix des lecteurs Radio-Canada 2012 ont été dévoilés samedi lors de l'émission Bouillant de culture diffusée en direct de Vancouver.


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OverDrive Data Shows Majority Still Like to Browse the Virtual Shelves

Nearly 60 percent of readers browsed public library ebook collections to discover new content, rather than searching for a specific title. Among those, romance was the most popular genre, followed by all fiction, mystery and suspense, historical fiction, and science fiction and fantasy.

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Karen's comment, April 18, 2012 11:38 AM
I can think of two factors that might be contributing to all that browsing on OverDrive. 1 is that you get frustrated searching for specific titles that are not available in the system, so you just browse what is avaialable to find something. 2 is that many people are going on just because they want to use an e-book, but not with any specific content need, so they just browse to find anything to check out. Although, browsing just becuase you like browsing is most certainly a factor too.
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ALA Report Prescribes a Digital Detox

ALA Report Prescribes a Digital Detox | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

While Mannisto is not promoting a Luddite mentality, she is advocating that people make healthier choices about the way they absorb information. “In a hyperconnected culture, our information diet is as important to our well-being as the food we eat,” she writes. In that regard, librarians can guide patrons towards better practices to help push back and think about the content they’ve digested.

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Get Tips for Advocacy

Get Tips for Advocacy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Don't worry if you missed our March 29 webcast "Fuel Your Advocacy Work"—it's now archived on SLJ.com and available for listening at your leisure.

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Introducing The Hufflitzer Prize For Fiction! (VOTE)

Introducing The Hufflitzer Prize For Fiction! (VOTE) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

So the Pulitzer board couldn't choose a winner from the three fiction books selected for them by their expert jury. The jury chair told us that they were "shocked and disappointed and angry at the news."Because we know that, when it comes to selecting books, you're smarter than the Pulitzer Board, we're delighted to announce the inaugural (and, almost certainly, only) Hufflitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Australie : amnistie pour les rats de bibliothèques trop distraits

Australie : amnistie pour les rats de bibliothèques trop distraits | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le retour des ouvrages empruntés en bibliothèque pose toujours un sérieux problème. Sanctions et menaces de sanction, promesses des pires tortures et sévices post-mortem, etc. rien ne semble y faire. Et l'Australie se lamente de savoir qu'il existe près de 8 millions de livres qui gisent quelque part dans les foyers du pays.


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My View: Why libraries matter more than ever

My View: Why libraries matter more than ever | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The traditional notion of libraries continues to thrive in the age of Google and Facebook, but libraries are also transforming lives by providing patrons with the tools needed to compete and thrive in a 21st century marketplace. The public still has no-fee access to all types of information, with traditional services enhanced by technology. That’s enhanced - not replaced. Libraries have always embraced new forms and formats such as videos, DVD’s, audio formats, and now downloadable resources.  

 

-Molly Raphael @ CNN.com

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Cut in E-Book Pricing by Amazon Is Set to Shake Rivals

Cut in E-Book Pricing by Amazon Is Set to Shake Rivals | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As soon as the Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it was suing five major publishers and Apple on price-fixing charges, and simultaneously settling with three of them, Amazon announced plans to push down prices on e-books.

 

-David Streitfeld @ NYT

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Library Lends Out E-Readers

Library Lends Out E-Readers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Queens Library on Thursday will become the first public library system in New York to lend e-readers, a shift that underscores how libraries are adapting to help patrons keep up with technology. Each will be preloaded with 25 e-books in one of five genres: children's literature, teen books, mystery, romance, and best sellers. Fifty works of classic literature also will be loaded onto each device.

 

"It's what libraries do," said library President Thomas Galante. "They loan people things to access information."

 

-Jennifer Maloney @ WSJ

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Harry Potter Encyclopedia Coming from J.K. Rowling - GalleyCat

Harry Potter Encyclopedia Coming from J.K. Rowling - GalleyCat | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Author J.K. Rowling revealed on her websitethat she has begun working on a Harry Potter encyclopedia. She wrote: “For a long time I have been promising an encyclopaedia of Harry’s world, and I have started work on this – some of it forms the new content in Pottermore. It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity.”

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No One Can Correctly Google Any More, Basically

Google has been placing more and more crap around search results, which is very annoying, but it turns out this crapification may work out quite well for the giant internet company. That's reportedly because people can't really tell anymore what's a Google advertisement and what's a Google search result, turning the simple act of internet searching into a confusing profitable mess.

 

-Ryan Tate @ Gawker

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The First 10 Things You Learn About Genealogy

The First 10 Things You Learn About Genealogy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The other day I saw a question about finding the 1890 federal census and it made me wonder, what are the very first things you learn about genealogy in the United States that you didn't know before?

 

-Diane Boumenot @ One Rhode Island Family

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Tiers lieu de travail : burespresso, caflab, cafzine, cafébu, jobar et quoi encore?

Tiers lieu de travail : burespresso, caflab, cafzine, cafébu, jobar et quoi encore? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On parle des tiers lieux depuis quelques décennies maintenant. On épilogue sur les tiers lieux et leur rôle dans la sphère publique et jusque dans l’environnement numérique.


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Can you guess your favourite novel from these sounds?

Can you guess your favourite novel from these sounds? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Now that the ebook of Andrew Motion's sequel to Treasure Island is to benefit from sound effects, can you identify these four novels rendered in sound?

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Update: Justice Files Agency Pricing Suit; Three Publishers Settle

Update: Justice Files Agency Pricing Suit; Three Publishers Settle | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a press conference that Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have agreed to a proposed settlement.“If approved by the court, this settlement would resolve the Department’s antitrust concerns with these companies, and would require them to grant retailers – such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble – the freedom to reduce the prices of their e-book titles."

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Steal This Idea!

Steal This Idea! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to create a new library card campaign? Hartford Public Library invited customers to create theirs, and it might give you the inspiration you need.

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Recruiting youth for digital literacy coaches | Idaho Commission for Libraries

Recruiting youth for digital literacy coaches | Idaho Commission for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What a great idea--- recruiting digital natives to be "digital literacy coaches" in public libraries!

 

More info about the program here: http://libraries.idaho.gov/dlcoaches


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What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now

What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Last week, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers for allegedly colluding to set e-book prices. What does the suit mean for readers today and in coming weeks?

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