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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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..."
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.
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.
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...
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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