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Links for library staff / Liens pour le personnel des bibliothèques
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Bibliothèques entre 2005 et 2010 : tendances et perspectives

Bibliothèques entre 2005 et 2010 : tendances et perspectives | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book

10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

George R.R. Martin's A Dance With Dragons was everything we'd hoped it would be — but now we can't wait to read the next book, The Winds of Winter.

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Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson on His iPad

Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson on His iPad | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Speakeasy caught up with science-fiction writer William Gibson to discuss his non-fiction, why he thinks SOPA is 'Draconian,' and how tablets -- like Walkmans, back when they first appeared -- are changing how we understand cities.

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Academic publishers have become the enemies of science

Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The US Research Works Act would allow publishers to line their pockets by locking publicly funded research behind paywalls.

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Libraries Succeed by Constantly Evolving

Libraries Succeed by Constantly Evolving | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

People depend on libraries now more than ever. I see three big goals for libraries: provide engaging learning experiences, become community anchors, and provide access to content even as the devices for accessing that content change rapidly.

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The way ahead for publishing

The way ahead for publishing | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In my view, while 2011 may have signalled the beginning of the end of the era of publishers-with-access-to-the-mass-market as the dominant model for book publishing, it did not signal an end to the opportunity presented by writing or publishing more generally.

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Will There Ever Be a Used eBook Market?

The Lexink website explains how it works: “UNLOADER is integrated into the Media Player digital download store so once you unload a title and someone purchases it, the media vanishes from your library and you can no longer play it. You get store credit that you can redeem for other unloaded content on the resale store or brand new titles from the online store.” Is a used eBook store doomed?

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For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Several publishers have barred libraries from buying their e-books, saying that allowing unlimited e-reading isn’t a sustainable business model. But one publisher is trying a different approach.


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The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital

The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It is natural enough to focus on digital content, whiz-bang technology, and how libraries should provide innovative services for our communities. Yet there is more going on than meets the digital eye.


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Le blogue est-il mort? Plus on est de fous, plus on blogue!

Le blogue est-il mort? Plus on est de fous, plus on blogue! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

En ce début d’année, nous nous questionnons sur la place qu’occupe le blogue dans l’univers du web. Est-il toujours aussi pertinent qu’au moment de sa création? À quoi le blogue sert-il en 2012? Nous avons posé ces questions à trois grands lecteurs de blogues.


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This Week in New Brunswick History!

This Week in New Brunswick History! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

January 14, 1837 - The second most deadly fire in Saint John's history starts at Peter's Wharf and rages along South Market Wharf, eventually destroying 115 houses throughout the downtown and causing more than $1 million in property damages.

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Why The Next Big Pop-Culture Wave After Cupcakes Might Be Libraries

Why The Next Big Pop-Culture Wave After Cupcakes Might Be Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Humor us here for a second: Does it seem to anyone else like libraries are poised for their moment of pop-cultural ubiquity?


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Get Help Setting Up Your New E-Reader at NYPL

Get Help Setting Up Your New E-Reader at NYPL | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Need help with your shiny new iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader? Want to learn about the best free apps and how to download library books? Then visit our mobile-friendly online guide about all things eBooks or stop by NYPL's eBook Central at the Mid-Manhattan Library and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

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Library asking youth what services they want offered

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The New Glasgow Library is giving local teenagers the opportunity to take a leadership role and determine what they want from their library. Already, two Grade 11 students have signed up to help facilitate the sessions and help generate ideas.

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20 heroic librarians who save the world

20 heroic librarians who save the world | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If information is power, then there's no hero mightier than a librarian. Librarians are superheroes, adventurers, explorers and invaluable guides to other heroes.

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Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make "TechShops"?

Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make "TechShops"? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

To me, public libraries — the availability of free education for all — represent the collective commitment of a community to their future. They symbolize what is most important, a commitment to educating the next generation. The role of a public library should also adapt over time, and that time is finally here. It’s time to plan how we’re going to build the future and what place public libraries have, should have, or won’t have. The goal of this article is to get everyone talking about one of our great resources, the public library, and its future.


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Douze questions à Lorenzo Soccavo sur le livre numérique

Douze questions à Lorenzo Soccavo sur le livre numérique | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Selon vous, le livre papier est-il menacé d’extinction ?

 

"Très lente alors, car nous avons encore des manuscrits et des incunables. Mais si vous voulez parler de la production de livres imprimés, alors c’est différent. Comme les rouleaux de papyrus ont remplacé un jour les tablettes d’argile, comme le codex, livre sous la forme que nous connaissons de cahiers de feuilles reliés entre eux, a un jour remplacé les rouleaux, il ne fait aucun doute que de nouveaux dispositifs de lecture vont remplacer ce que nous appelons “livre” dans les années qui viennent."


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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright to Script ‘A Discovery of Witches’

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “the book centered on a scholarly woman who is a direct descendant of the first woman executed at the Salem Witch Trials that accidentally discovers a long-lost manuscript that may contain the secret of immortality..."

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Downton Abbey Poetry Reading List

Downton Abbey Poetry Reading List | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Do you love the mix of Edwardian drama and World War I scenes of the second season of Downton Abbey on PBS? Below, we’ve collected links to four free digital poetry books from the period that you can download right now.

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Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards

Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

People rarely spend their time reading these days, and visits to the library are even scarcer. Most of the time is spent on the internet, using social media websites. The Milwaukee Public Library hopes to win back some visitors with three billboards that it put. All of these play on logos of popular websites Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and encourage users to read a book instead.

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Livres audio gratuits à écouter et télécharger

Livres audio gratuits à écouter et télécharger | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La référence du livre audio gratuit francophone : plus de 2300 livres audio à écouter et télécharger gratuitement au format MP3!

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Espaces physiques et pratiques émergentes

Espaces physiques et pratiques émergentes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

De nouveaux modèles d’espaces publics, bien ancrés dans l’espace physique, ouverts sur la communauté et favorisant la collaboration, l’apprentissage et la créativité, sont en émergence partout dans le monde. En parallèle, des initiatives citoyennes de partage de connaissances s’organisent dans nos cafés et nos salles de spectacles, de manière tout à fait autonome des institutions publiques comme les administrations municipales et en particulier, les bibliothèques...

 


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Cette semaine dans l'histoire du Nouveau-Brunswick!

Cette semaine dans l'histoire du Nouveau-Brunswick! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le 9 janvier 1839 - Préparatifs de guerre par l’État du Maine contre le Nouveau-Brunswick; le colonel Jarvis et 800 volontaires du Maine occupent le territoire contesté d’Aroostook.

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McDonald's To Offer Books Instead Of Happy Meal Toys In The UK

McDonald's To Offer Books Instead Of Happy Meal Toys In The UK | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

McDonald's is replacing Happy Meal toys for books in the UK, according to the National Literary Trust. From today until February 7th, McDonald's will be handing out nine million copies of author Michael Morpurgo's Mudpuddle Farm series of books.

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Wab Kinew talks about First Nations stereotypes and why people need to stop using them.


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