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OITP releases backgrounder on “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books”

Among the report’s key findings referenced in the backgrounder:

-12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from their library.

-62% of people don’t know they can borrow e-books from their library.

-69% of people report the library is important to them and their family.

-Many people would like to learn more about borrowing e-books.

-E-book borrowers appreciate the selection of e-books at their local library, but they often encounter difficulty borrowing.

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7 Things Library Customers Want NOW | Customer Service and Library Patrons

7 Things Library Customers Want NOW | Customer Service and Library Patrons | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What attracts library customers to today’s libraries? The rise of mobile culture and the smart phone society brings a dynamic shift in expectations about how, when, and where to access information. What factors draw their attention to the library, rather than a crowdsourced data channel, commercial service, or search engine?

 

-Lisa Carlucci @ Text a Librarian

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Toronto’s LGBTQ speed dating gets a literary reboot | Quill & Quire

Speed dating has been given a bookish twist, thanks to the Toronto Public Library's debut LGBTQ Literary Speed Dating night.

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She Listens: Favorite Audio Readers, by Kaite Mediatore Stover | Booklist Online

She Listens: Favorite Audio Readers, by Kaite Mediatore  Stover | Booklist Online | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When it’s time to make the lambs stop nagging, put these narrators in your ear. They’ll whine, inspire, comfort, and advise, just like all the real voices. But unlike real life, these voices come with an off button to make them shut up.

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RA Crossroads: What To Read After Julia Quinn’s A Night Like This

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Julia Quinn’s A Night Like This | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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, some truly bad music and the delights of the Regency lead me down a winding path.

 

-Neal Wyatt @ Library Journal Reviews

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If You Love to Read (NYSRA 2012)

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Open Road Integrated Media Partnership with Annick Press on Children’s eBooks | Canadian Children's Book Centre

Open Road Integrated Media Partnership with Annick Press on Children’s eBooks | Canadian Children's Book Centre | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

...they will publish thirty-four children’s ebooks, including Robert Munsch’s children’s classic The Paper Bag Princess, The Mole Sisters series by Roslyn Schwartz, and original picture books such as Red Is Bestby Kathy Stinson. The ebooks will be on sale this summer from Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore, BarnesandNoble.com, Google/IndieBound, Kobo Books, Overdrive, and the Sony Reader Store.

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101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'

101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This epic flowchart goes to great lengths to help you help yourself put down the trashy erotica. Share it if you know anybody who's reading "50 Shades" right now.

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New When your library is temporarily closed for whatever reason . . . – Stephen's Lighthouse

New When your library is temporarily closed for whatever reason . . . – Stephen's Lighthouse | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Why do library notices about open hours too often say they’re closed at some time due to statutory holidays/floods/blackouts/staff training, instead of adding that they’re open online 24/7/365 online too? Time for a re-think about notices as positive marketing in a virtual world – especially on Facebook, Twitter, websites, etc.

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CBC Books - The Sunday Edition Goes to the Beach: Mystery books

CBC Books - The Sunday Edition Goes to the Beach: Mystery books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Sunday Edition kicks off its beach reads series with a look at crime fiction! Four of Canada's most exciting new mystery writers -- Robin Spano, Hilary Davidson, Deryn Collier and Ian Hamilton -- talk about the craft of writing mysteries and creating captivating characters. You can listen to their conversation in the audio clip below.

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Teach Your Monster to Read (First Steps): Trailer

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La bibliothèque cinquième lieu, sixième lieu, etc.

La bibliothèque cinquième lieu, sixième lieu, etc. | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

De façon bizarre et réitérée, les questions que je posais sur la bibliothèque troisième lieu me reviennent à travers de multiples échanges, lectures, contacts. Tout aussi étrangement, elles se conjuguent avec des observations passionnées sur mon post-scriptum, qui promettait ma critique de la vogue du ‘learning center‘. Je l’avoue, ces questions me taraudent particulièrement, peut-être parce que me suis beaucoup consacré aux collections et aux politiques documentaires, et que ‘troisième lieu’ comme learning center posent des objectifs qui négligent justement parfois ces collections et parfois ces politiques documentaires.


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The Uni | portable reading room for public space

The first Uni is a one-of-a-kind, portable reading room for New York City. It will remain permanently in New York, serving as a prototype and test kitchen for the Uni Project. We start with the conviction that books and learning should be prominent, accessible, and part of what we expect at street-level in our cities.

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EXTRA ETHER: eBooks Gone in 5 Years? | Jane Friedman

EXTRA ETHER: eBooks Gone in 5 Years? | Jane Friedman | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The distinction between “the Internet” and “books” is arbitrary, and will disappear in 5 years. Start adjusting now.

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Urban Libraries Council: 2012 Top Innovators

“These innovations demonstrate the remarkable breadth, depth and impact of public libraries in the communities they serve,” said ULC President and CEO Susan Benton. “From helping people find jobs, to improving language skills among immigrants to increasing their job success, to teaching teens about healthy nutrition, public libraries are continuing to transform their roles in the community and, in the process, are building stronger communities.”

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He Listens: Favorite Audio Readers, by David Wright | Booklist Online

He Listens: Favorite Audio Readers, by David  Wright | Booklist Online | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Part of my job as a librarian is reading stories aloud, though unlike my colleagues, I read them to grown-ups, and the stories often involve murder, extramarital affairs, and the occasional cannibal feast. From having read aloud myself, I’m very aware of just how skilled professional audiobook narrators truly are. Here are some of my favorite male audiobook readers whose pipes and talent I would kill to have.

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Toronto Library Hosts a Comics Festival

Toronto Library Hosts a Comics Festival | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A comics festival taking place in a library, while the library is still open no less, may well seem like a potential disaster in the making. But TCAF succeeds beautifully because of the partnership between The Beguiling, Toronto’s unrivaled comics store and TCAF’s base of operations, and the Toronto library system.

 

-Robin Brenner @ American Libraries Magazine

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How schools can combat the summer holiday literacy dip

How schools can combat the summer holiday literacy dip | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Over the last 14 years, we have researched the Challenge's impact and proved that it widens children's reading range and massively improves their confidence - 90% of participants feel they are "better readers". It helps combat the summer holiday dip in literacy skills, and participants return to school more motivated to learn and read. For many families it is transformational - there's an annual flood of positive feedback.

 

-Miranda McKearney @ The Guardian

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Meet Robert Munsch

"I told two new stories every day," says children's book author Robert Munsch. "And after about two years I had fifteen stories that I remembered because the kids asked for them all the time."

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The Importance of Outreach

The Importance of Outreach | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Never forget to get outside of the library. Just because you put up a sign, or add something to your newsletter, doesn't mean that you have done your job promoting. Here are the simple steps...

 

-Leah L. White, Librarian

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Le Maker Store : des bibliothèques créatives

Le Maker Store : des bibliothèques créatives | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ça y est, la Westport Connecticut Public Library (WPL) vient de lancer officiellement son New Maker Store, autrement dit son Nouvel espace de Création ! Elle est l'une des premières bibliothèques à expérimenter le mouvement.

 

-Ania Vercasson @ ActuaLitté

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Les Américains se ruent à la bibliothèque pour trouver fraîcheur et wifi

Bethesda (Etats-Unis) - Rien de tel qu'une canicule record doublée de millions de coupures d'électricité dans les foyers américains pour redonner vie aux bibliothèques de quartier, qui offrent climatisation et connexion à l'internet.


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I Remember It Had a Blue Cover and... Finding Books by Their Plot Lines

I Remember It Had a Blue Cover and... Finding Books by Their Plot Lines | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Fictional works are usually cataloged by author and title, not by subject or plot line, which makes identifying books by their plot or story line difficult. Before you start your search it would help if you can identify everything you remember about the book, plot, character names, time period in which the book may have been published, genre, etc. All these can help in identifying the title and author of the book.

 

-Sharon Rickson @ NYPL.org

 

 

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Parliament passes new copyright law; Geist says feds caved to U.S. on digital locks | hilltimes.com

Parliament passes new copyright law; Geist says feds caved to U.S. on digital locks | hilltimes.com | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Copyright legislation in Canada has finally been updated after two governments, four bills, and 15 years of debate, and while it’s long overdue and sorely needed, federal legislators could have done better, says Canada’s leading expert on copyright issues who criticized the federal government for caving to the United States on digital locks.

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Publishing Perspectives : Which are Better for Co-reading? Print Books or E-books

Publishing Perspectives : Which are Better for Co-reading? Print Books or E-books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A report issued by the Sesame Workshop compares the benefits children gain from physical books, e-books and enhanced e-books, finding print largely better.

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