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Traditional Institutions Innovating for the Digital Age

Traditional Institutions Innovating for the Digital Age | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What are hackerspaces? What have public libraries done to innovate away from the traditional book lending service? Why might these developments be important for  students (and other open education users)? I did a little research – and here’s what I’ve found.


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Bloomsday, Quidditch And Other Cult Literary Traditions

Bloomsday, Quidditch And Other Cult Literary Traditions | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Sometimes you love a book — or an author’s body of works — so much that you need an outlet that allows you to express that love.

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Ebooks : la grande bataille de la couleur est lancée

Ebooks : la grande bataille de la couleur est lancée | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La couleur est un des enjeux pour 2012 dans le domaine du livre numérique. Alors que les eReaders noir et blanc commencent enfin à percer en France, la couleur est la prochaine étape, nécessaire pour faire face à des tablettes dont les tailles et les prix réduisent.

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Les pirates adorent la bande dessinée

Les pirates adorent la bande dessinée | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

« La BD est la catégorie éditoriale la plus piratée sur Internet ». C’est ce qu’affirme Mathias Daval qui a recherché pour l’observatoire du livre et de l'écrit en Ile-de-France ce qu’un internaute moyennement expérimenté peut télécharger illégalement en BD.

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As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves

As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If borrowing a library book, it may be quicker to put down your sleek iPad or Kindle and head to the stacks.

 

Frustration is building on all sides: among borrowers who can’t get what they want when they want it; among librarians trying to stock their virtual shelves and working with limited budgets and little cooperation from some publishers; and among publishers who are fearful of piracy and wading into a digital future that could further destabilize their industry.

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Jane Eyre... the board book.

Jane Eyre... the board book. | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It's an upcoming title in the BabyLit series, which I only just learned about through Polly Hanson's Pinterest. No kids in my house, but I might need these books anyway.

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ALA announces 2012 youth media award winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. A list of all the 2012 award winners follows...

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Stanzas in the Stacks is late night library fun

Stanzas in the Stacks is late night library fun | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I can't be the only one who would be stoked to be locked in the library after close and have to spend a night wandering, reading and napping. Friday, January 20 from 8-10pm will provide you with all of that mystery and romance (except maybe the napping... and the locked in part) at the Spring Garden Road Library with an innovative way to rage on a Friday: Stanzas in the Stacks.

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‘Half-Blood Blues’ launches Globe Books online book club

‘Half-Blood Blues’ launches Globe Books online book club | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Fiction beat out biography and essays by a large margin in our reader’s poll to choose the first title in The Globe’s online book club. The winner is Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan, with 28 per cent of the votes.

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What Teens Are Really Reading: A librarian’s informal survey uncovers the hottest YA fiction

What Teens Are Really Reading: A librarian’s informal survey uncovers the hottest YA fiction | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Realistic fiction and fantasy. Steampunk and dystopias. Paranormal and coming-of-age. Everyone knows they’re hot sellers in the world of young adult fiction. But with so many YA titles flooding the market, how’s a librarian to keep up?

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RA Crossroads: What To Watch (and Read) After Downton Abbey

RA Crossroads: What To Watch (and Read) After Downton Abbey | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, the drama of Downton Abbey leads me down a winding path.

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Malaise dans les services de prêts d'ebooks en bibliothèque

Malaise dans les services de prêts d'ebooks en bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Aux États-Unis, la tendance est à se doter de catalogue d'ebooks dans les bibliothèques. Alors que pour certains, les livres numériques sont la raison pour laquelle de plus en plus de gens lisent, les bibliothécaires jugent que le prêt d'ebooks est la raison pour laquelle de plus en plus de gens empruntent des livres. Alors pourquoi ce modèle ne fonctionne-t-il pas si bien ?


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Duck Your Fines BINGO is coming! | Halifax Public Libraries

Duck Your Fines BINGO is coming! | Halifax Public Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On February 1st you can start collecting rubber ducks! There are Ninja's, Super Villains, Geeks, Sumo Wrestlers, Readers, Spacey, Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Aliens, Penguins, Monsters, Zombies and more! If you have fines on your card, you can also reduce your fines to zero! Yes, zero! Check back on February 1st here for more information and how to play Duck Your Fines BINGO!

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Save Our Libraries Posters (on Flickr)

Save Our Libraries Posters (on Flickr) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What if the #savelibraries campaign had taken place between 1914-18?


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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - in pictures

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - in pictures | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A new Folio Society edition of Atwood's landmark dystopian novel is accompanied by striking illustrations from Anita and Elena Balbusso.

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L’Atlas plus, le premier Applivre !

L’Atlas plus, le premier Applivre ! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L’Atlas plus, c’est d’abord un livre qui propose une découverte captivante de la géographie mondiale par continents, avec leurs pays, leurs paysages et leurs cultures. Mais l’Atlas plus, c’est surtout le premier Applivre, un livre qui, associé à un iPhone ou iPod touch propose plus de 700 contenus interactifs.

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Coliloquy ressuscite les « livres dont vous êtes les héros », en version ebook

Coliloquy ressuscite les « livres dont vous êtes les héros », en version ebook | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Depuis le début de l’ebook, je me demande quand les « livres dont vous êtes le héros », ces livres à choix multiples qui créent une histoire différente en fonction de vos choix, arriveront en version numérique. Après tout, il est bien plus facile de proposer de multiples scénarios en numérique qu’en papier, où il fallait sauter des pages, et où il fallait beaucoup d’ingéniosité à leurs créateurs. En numérique, les choses sont beaucoup plus simples, et les possibilités sont plus vastes.

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Lisez, vous êtes surveillés

Lisez, vous êtes surveillés | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les éditeurs qui veulent surveiller ceux qui lisent leurs livres se tirent une balle dans le pied. D'une part parce qu'ils n'empêcheront jamais un livre d'être lisible par les abonnés de telle ou telle bibliothèque publique -sans qu'ils l'aient pourtant acheté-, mais également parce qu'il leur sera impossible d'empêcher ceux qui auront acheter leurs e-books de les revendre (ou partager) en "occasion" (ce qui ne semble pas leur poser problème pour ce qui est des livres papiers), d'autre part parce que cela ouvre la voie à un contrôle social (et politique) indigne de nos démocraties.


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Kobo Social Platform Now Works With Facebook Timeline

Kobo Social Platform Now Works With Facebook Timeline | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Kobo’s social reading platform is now integrated with Facebook.Readers can now share the eBooks that they are reading on their Facebook timelines. To do so, a reader must download the Kobo iOS app and enable Kobo Reading Life to their timeline. Using the platform, readers can share what they are reading, write reviews and earn badges based on their reading habits.

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Librarians Turn Wikipedia Blackout into Teachable Moment

Librarians Turn Wikipedia Blackout into Teachable Moment | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“I might make a quick button that says, ‘Can’t get to Wikipedia? Ask me,’” says Cassandra Barnett, former president of the American Association of School Librarians, and a high school librarian at Fayetteville (AR) High School. “I thought, my gosh, what a perfect opportunity to talk about the subscription databases we have. Or walk over to the shelves, take a book and show them an overview of their topic where they don’t even have to log on to a computer.”

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Books for Dudes: Six Novels That Will Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime; Plus, Dog Training

Books for Dudes: Six Novels That Will Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime; Plus, Dog Training | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Pretty pissed off. That’s how you can characterize the staff here at BFD this month. Not only about the freak snowstorm that took out power for 11 days at World BFD HQ in Connecticut recently. Cry me a river, you say? Well, I’m pissed off about other stuff, too—namely six authors named Donatich, Grossman, Long, Golden, Parks, and Rollins. Each and every one of them robbed me of precious sleep these past 30 days with writing so compelling that it forced me to stay up late and/or skip nap time so I could read a few more of their precious pages.

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Creating the Library of Tomorrow from the Ground Up

Creating the Library of Tomorrow from the Ground Up | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The public library hums. Readers peruse e-books and job seekers attend workshops. Teens organize poetry slams, and students work together on school assignments. Librarians plan programs, help researchers online, and digitize collections of all shapes and sizes. All around the world, today’s libraries are serving their communities in new and different ways. But is that enough for tomorrow’s library?


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