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Tablet tech specs: how do the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Kobo Vox compare?

Tablet tech specs: how do the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Kobo Vox compare? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
All three of this year’s groundbreaking tablets – Apple's iPad 2, Amazon's Kindle Fire, and the Kobo Vox – enable a new reading experience.
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Little Lions: Best Chinese Culture Children's Books from NYPL

Little Lions: Best Chinese Culture Children's Books from NYPL | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

For October, we decided to highlight one of our favorite places: Chinatown.

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Library Advocacy : Four Points (video)

Libraries change lives.
Libraries mean business.
Libraries build community.
Libraries are a smart investment.

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No Tricks, Just Treats: Halloween Fiction

No Tricks, Just Treats: Halloween Fiction | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Finding books to suit a holiday mood is always a great pleasure, and Halloween offers plenty of moody fiction. Here are six titles—from the mysterious and lyrical (just right for reading via jack-o'-lantern light) to the dark and dreadful—that bring new twists to the season of trick or treat.

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le tiers livre : choisir, acheter une liseuse

le tiers livre : choisir, acheter une liseuse | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

...de quoi s’y perdre, mais pas de quoi s’empêcher d’essayer.


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Books for young adult readers: landscape changes after Harry Potter and Twilight

Books for young adult readers: landscape changes after Harry Potter and Twilight | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Melissa Bourdon-King is brimming with enthusiasm as she describes the quality of young adult fiction in recent years, a veritable feast that is attracting more than just teen readers.
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YALSA » The Teens’ Top Ten

1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)

2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)

4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)

5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)

6. Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)

7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)

8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)

9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)

10.Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin)

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Beyond Sparkly Vampires: YA For Lit Snobs

Beyond Sparkly Vampires: YA For Lit Snobs | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

You might not even be aware that the book you’re reading right now was marketed as a Young Adult book. For example, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was originally shelved under YA when it was first published, but as the buzz behind it grew, it began being pushed toward adult readers and has now seen a huge increase in readership from people over age 17. Here are several more titles you probably haven’t heard of that will get your little literary snob brains buzzing.

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41% des possesseurs de tablettes lisent des livres numériques

41% des possesseurs de tablettes lisent des livres numériques | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Côté contenus, surfer sur Internet domine largement les usages (84% des sondés) devant la consultation d'information (76%), la recherche d'informations pratiques (72%) et la lecture ou l'écriture de courriels (70%). L'usage plus ludique n'est cependant pas négligeable puisque 63% des sondés avouent regarder des vidéos, 59% utiliser des réseaux sociaux, 53% jouer à des jeux basiques, 51% écouter de la musique et 41% lire des livres numériques.

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Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future?

Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Could a digital media lab in downtown Chicago be the library of the future?
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Devil In The Details: 3 Artful Tales Of Murder

Devil In The Details: 3 Artful Tales Of Murder | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Why do gruesome stories draw us in? What is it about tales that chill us that we can't stay away from? Author Bruce Machart doesn't have the answers, but he does have three recommendations of books that explore the depths of human depravity.
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What's Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings

What's Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Circulation aids, display cases, scanners, seating, tables, and more covered in this roundup.

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Des friperies en mode bibliothèque bientôt en France

Des friperies en mode bibliothèque bientôt en France | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Lutter contre l’uniformité et contre notre consommation excessive de vêtements, l’idée a été poussée plus loin en Suède. Dans la banlieue sud de Stockholm, une bande d’amies a ouvert l’hiver dernier un lieu totalement inédit : une vêtithèque, comprenez une bibliothèque à vêtements !


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Titanic titles anticipate centenary

Titanic titles anticipate centenary | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Publishers have already started releasing titles in anticipation of the 100th anniversary next year - the Titanic sank in April 1912, with a loss of 1,490 lives - and these include books aimed at young readers. Scholastic Canada, for example, opts for the historical-fiction approach, always an effective way to bring the past to life for ages 9 to 12, and offers the following titles.

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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 9: Canadian Library Association

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 9: Canadian Library Association | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Canadian Library Association represents thousands of Canadian
librarians and hundreds of libraries from across the country. Its position on the C-11 digital lock rules weave together the overreach of provisions and the inadequacy of the exceptions.


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All Hallow’s Read — Share your scary read this Tuesday!

All Hallow’s Read — Share your scary read this Tuesday! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, October 25th share your favourite scary book with All Hallow’s Read, a fun campaign started by author Neil Gaiman.

“I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy.” — Neil Gaiman

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India launches world's cheapest tablet computer

India launches world's cheapest tablet computer | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched what it dubbed the world's cheapest tablet computer Wednesday, to be sold to students at the subsidized price of $35 and later in shops for about $60.

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Des liseuses au livre numérique en bibliothèque

Des liseuses au livre numérique en bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Répondant à une sollicitation de Livres hebdo, Michel Fauchié, président de l’Addnb signe une tribune intitulée "Des liseuses au livre numérique en bibliothèque." Un panorama des bonnes questions à se poser en bibliothèque face à ce nouveau produit, aux attentes qu'il suscite du côté des usagers et aux adaptations qu'il exige de la part des professionnels.


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What does it all meme? - FT.com

What does it all meme? - FT.com | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

From Star Wars Kid to Maru the cat, what causes videos to go viral? And what does the success of the ephemera that washes across the internet say about us?

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Is time travel the next big trend in YA literature? We think so!

Is time travel the next big trend in YA literature? We think so! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the popularity of Doctor Who hitting fever pitch with all ages, time travel seems a likely new frontier for both literature and movies specifically in Young Adult literature. This year saw the release of books about time travel garner attention even in the vast sea of established dystopian and paranormal romances. Hollywood also came calling for time travel books yet to be released, buying up rights almost as soon as book deals were announced.

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Lauréate du 6e Prix du livre jeunesse des Bibliothèques de Montréal

Lauréate du 6e Prix du livre jeunesse des Bibliothèques de Montréal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Et le gagnant est...

Notre amie Mme Andrée Poulin!

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Kari Hotakainen, prix Courrier International

Kari Hotakainen, prix Courrier International | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L'écrivain finlandais a été récompensé du prix du meilleur livre étranger pour son roman La part de l'homme (JC Lattès).

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Kobo enters tablet fray

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The Canadian ebook company Kobo is getting into the crowded tablet market and beating a major competitor to the punch. Orders are now being taken for the Kobo Vox, a full-colour seven-inch tablet the same size as the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's selling for about $200 and shipping starts on Oct. 28.

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New York Comic Con: Librarians Focus on Better Digital Access, Gaming

New York Comic Con: Librarians Focus on Better Digital Access, Gaming | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The four-day event, from October 13 to 16, drew more than 100,000 comic enthusiasts, who packed the center's aisles to buy comic collectibles and preview the latest in this hot genre. But for librarians, the goal was to talk to industry leaders about the future of digital access to comics and explore streamlined methods for purchasing video games.

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Identifying and Cultivating the ‘Power Patron’

Identifying and Cultivating the ‘Power Patron’ | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

An interesting element in the Patron Profiles report is the notion of a “power patron,” defined as a person who visits a library’s onsite facility at least once per week. Power patrons made up only 20 percent of the survey participants, but the report recommends that libraries “recognize and cultivate” power patrons and not take them for granted. Although public libraries need to identify and reach out to nonusers, it is the power patrons who, to a large degree, drive a library’s usage and success, according to the report.

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