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Join the Summer Reading Club - There's a Hero in Every Book

Promotional video for the Summer Reading Club at New Brunswick Public Libraries. Produced by staff of the Fredericton Public Library in partnership with the New Brunswick Film Coop.

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Robert J. Sawyer wins third consecutive Aurora Prize for WWW trilogy | Quill & Quire

Robert J. Sawyer wins third consecutive Aurora Prize for WWW trilogy | Quill & Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The night’s big winner was Robert J. Sawyer, whose Wonder (Penguin Canada) took home the $500 prize for best novel, an award he’s won in three consecutive years for each title in his WWW trilogy. (Watch won in 2011 and Wake won in 2010). The award is Sawyer’s 12th Aurora since the prize was launched in 1980.

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Bebook lance Pure, le fin du fin des readers, en Europe

Bebook lance Pure, le fin du fin des readers, en Europe | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La gamme de lecteurs ebook Bebook semblait définitivement enterrée, ou du moins sévèrement compromise, après l'annonce de la faillite de la société mère Endless Ideas, en janvier dernier. (notre actualitté) Toutefois, le groupe spécialisé dans les nouvelles technologies BAS a racheté la maison, lui permettant de sortir aujourd'hui son reader dans toute l'Europe, le Bebook Pure.

 

-Antoine Oury @ ActuaLitté

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Ten Canadian Voices Raised Against E-Hype

Ten Canadian Voices Raised Against E-Hype | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Recently a delegation of about 20 avid teenage readers from around the city of Vancouver met with the board of trustees for the Vancouver Public Library (VPL). The teens were asked if they preferred ebook tablets or books. They all enthusiastically affirmed their clear and strong preference for reading printed books. But where do you see that story reported? Instead we continuously hear from futurists who promote the notion that books will soon be old hat.

 

Nearly all the articles we read about the e-revolution emanate from the United States. To address this enormous imbalance, here are some voices from around British Columbia, the province with the highest book reading rate per capita in the country.

 

-Alan Twigg @ The Digital Shift

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11 Songs Inspired by Literature

11 Songs Inspired by Literature | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Devo and Thomas Pynchon. Mick Jagger and Charles Baudelaire. Though they seem like rather unlikely pairings, many great rock songs have been the result of a lyricist finding inspiration in the pages of a book. These are just the tip of the iceberg.

 

-Stacy Conradt @ Mental Floss

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Little Lions: Best Kids Activity Books

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While we suspect you have a computer, a gaming system and a TV or two, there are other ways to have fun indoors (even if your kids don't believe you). That's why for this month's Little Lions post, we asked Rachel Evans, manager of the Seward Park Library on the Lower East Side, to compile a list of her favorite activity books for families. So put down that remote! These jam-packed books feature hundreds of ways to keep the kids entertained indoors.

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Les livres par thème

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Institut suisse Jeunesse et Médias : ressources sur les oeuvres, les auteurs, les illustrateurs, actualité du livre pour enfants. Site dédié à la littérature jeunesse francophone.

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The Book That Will Win Back Teenage Males

The Book That Will Win Back Teenage Males | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Let's be honest: every teenage boy is a loser. Even the cool ones. And they are painfully self-aware of this awkwardness that is inherent in their transitional phase of life. When faced with a danger, a girl, or the unknown, they feel scared. They feel embarrassed. They may emulate Batman, but they feel like Holden [from Catcher in the Rye].

 

And therein lies the major advantage books have over any other form of entertainment: the ability to relate and connect with one's innermost thoughts -even the notoriously tangled, vague, and suppressed emotions of the teenage boy. Authors can try to lure in the adolescent male by packing their stories with explosions and sex, but they'll never compete with movies and video games. The battle can only be won through tapping into the reservoir of self-doubt and confusion that every teenage boy is trying to reconcile. And believe me, that reservoir is vast.

 

-Eric Kester @ Huffpost Books

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Amazon Forces Unglue.it To Suspend Crowdfunding Operations

Amazon Forces Unglue.it To Suspend Crowdfunding Operations | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Unglue.it, the new crowdfunding site that encourages authors and publishers to make their ebooks available under a Creative Commons license, today was forced to suspend all active campaigns, after Amazon informed the organization that it would no longer process its pledge payments.

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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Old Library Card Could Fetch Thousands

Old Library Card Could Fetch Thousands | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

 Among the mundane items graced by their connection to Elvis Presley that are expected to fetch thousands at an auction next week are an old library card, pill bottles, a trench coat and a signed high school yearbook. The library card, which Presley, then 13 years old, signed to check out a copy of "The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson For Young Readers" from Humes High School in Memphis in 1948, is expected to sell for more than $3,500 when it is sold on August 14.

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Cinquante nuances de Grey : et maintenant, la musique - Livres Hebdo

Cinquante nuances de Grey : et maintenant, la musique - Livres Hebdo | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

EMI va mettre en vente une compilation de musique classique ayant inspiré l'auteur de la trilogie érotique.

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Librarians That Interview Authors on Television

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The ALA Library recently responded to a rather specific question: What television programs consist of librarians interviewing authors? We found a good handful of librarian-hosted TV talk shows from all across the country that provide insight into the writer and writing process.

 

- Valerie Hawkins @ American Libraries Magazine

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Beyond the Bullet Points: It is Time to Stop Trying to Save Libraries

Where did they get the idea that libraries are sinking? These are smart folks, and not prone to the sky is falling “libraries are relics” rhetoric. Then, to my horror, I realized it was me! I set the premise for the whole conversation. I was the one that felt libraries are so important and librarians so crucial that we must save them. To save anything assumes that they need intervention and are at dire risk of being lost.

 

-Virtual Dave...Real Blog

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Mo Willems' Secrets For Raising a Reader

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After 11 years of sharing books with his daughter, Trixie, Willems has learned a thing or seven about what makes kids go nuts for stories. Check out his genius advice and try his tips tonight!

 

-Andrea Barbalich @ Scholastic.com

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Google to buy Frommer’s brand from Wiley | Quill & Quire

According to Publisher’s Lunch, the sale includes “all travel assets.” The deal comes after Wiley’s March announcement that it was looking to divest various professional and trade brands “that no longer align with the company’s long-term strategies.”

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Google rachète les guides de voyage Frommer's : actualités - Livres Hebdo

Google rachète les guides de voyage Frommer's : actualités - Livres Hebdo | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Après les guides gastronomiques Zagat, rachetés l'an dernier, le géant du Web va acquérir la division voyage détenue par la maison d'édition américaine John Wiley & Sons.

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Having Fun Isn't Hard, When You've Got a Library Card!

A fun and entertaining video presented by the Prince Edward Island Public Library Service.

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La radio rediffuse et parle toujours de littérature pour la jeunesse

La radio rediffuse et parle toujours de littérature pour la jeunesse | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Sur les étagères, dans une valise, dans chaque sac à main, sur la table de nuit. Pour la majorité d'entre eux, ils appartiennent à ce qu'on appelle la littérature pour la jeunesse. Il y en a toujours au moins un près de moi.

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Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries [the unquiet librarian]

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries [the unquiet librarian] | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I believe that makerspaces can provide students AND teachers opportunities to exercise these elements of participatory learning and to form what James Gee calls affinity spaces, communities formed around passions and shared interests. Tinkering, collaborative learning, play, conversations for learning, intergenerational learning,experimentation, inquiry, the act of creation, and problem solving–these are just some of the qualities that can happen in makerspaces and encourage participatory learning.


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Mobile Apps Are Winning Now, But HTML5 Will Win The Future – Stephen's Lighthouse

Mobile Apps Are Winning Now, But HTML5 Will Win The Future – Stephen's Lighthouse | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete. So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5? A recent report from BI Intelligence explains how we think HTML5 will win out, and what an HTML future will look like for consumers, developers, and brands.

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Read Local: The 100-Mile Book Diet - The 49th Shelf

Find books connected to places across Canada. Add your favourites, too.
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The top 100 bestselling books of all time: how does Fifty Shades of Grey compare?

The top 100 bestselling books of all time: how does Fifty Shades of Grey compare? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Proving sales across platforms independently is very difficult as there are so many outlets. Nielsen Bookscan, which collects the retail sales information from point of sale systems in more than 31,500 bookshops around the world, does not provide collated sales across e-books and physical books, which means we' are reliant on publishers. So, bearing that in mind, Nielsen have given us their top 100 list of all-time Uk book sales. It shows volumes of each book, its publisher and genre. So, how does Fifty Shades compare? It's not top on this list: that's got Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code at number one, followed by the Harry Potter novels.

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Les puces RFID en bibliothèques font de nouveaux adeptes

Les puces RFID en bibliothèques font de nouveaux adeptes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La technologie RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification), adoptée pour le prêt en bibliothèque, continue de trouver des adeptes après son lancement à Paris en 2008. Bien que son efficacité ait été alors largement remise en doute à l'époque par les bibliothécaires parisiens, la puce électronique permettant de faciliter le prêt, l'inventaire et la gestion des ouvrages, semblerait connaître de meilleurs auspices.

 

-Ania Vercasson @ ActuaLitté

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Leighton Twp. Library becomes a village post office

Leighton Twp. Library becomes a village post office | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

At the Leighton Township Library, patrons can read a magazine, rent a DVD, do research for a school report, or just relax with a good mystery novel. Now, they can also buy stamps or mail a package. On Aug. 1, the Leighton Township Library building became the first library in the country to be designated as a 'village post office' by the USPS.

 

-Sherry Kuyt @ MLive.com

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