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Pinterest : Revolutionizing The Way Libraries Are Used

Pinterest : Revolutionizing The Way Libraries Are Used | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The only way you've not heard about Pinterest yet is if you have been totally living under a rock. Interestingly, libraries too are jumping on to the Pinterest band wagon as well, to encourage visitors to use their services as well to facilitate the library experience of existing users. Here are 20 creative ways libraries around the world are using this new social platform to communicate with the common reader.

 

-Amritorupa Kanjilal @ SaveDelete.com

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Seattle Public Library Partners With KEXP Radio

Seattle Public Library Partners With KEXP Radio | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Seattle Public Library (SPL) has partnered with the University of Washington’s acclaimed KEXP radio (90.3 FM) to offer access to KEXP’s collection of approximately 3,200 live, in-studio performances recorded at the station. The recordings—including performances from up-and coming local groups, as well as nationally popular acts such as Arcade Fire, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, and the Black Keys—can now be discovered and streamed via SPL’s online public access catalog.

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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Prix des abonnés 2012 -- Finalistes

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Has Canada Effectively Shifted from Fair Dealing to Fair Use?

Has Canada Effectively Shifted from Fair Dealing to Fair Use? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Michael Geist: The reverberations from the Supreme Court of Canada copyright decisions will be felt for years. While much of the coverage has focused on the music downloading issue, the continued expansion of fair dealing is perhaps the most significant development.


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Famous meals from literature

Famous meals from literature | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

While we've spent a large portion of the last month recreating meals from famous movies, a rather dedicated graphic designer called Dinah Fried has decided to go down the literary route.

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Nook chases after Kindle with browser-based service

Nook chases after Kindle with browser-based service | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Barnes & Noble announced today that users can now explore and read books in a Nook-like reading environment in the browser. The service works on both Mac and PC. Read this blog post by Don Reisinger on Webware.

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Toni Morrison on love, loss and modernity

Toni Morrison on love, loss and modernity | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Toni Morrison believes that divorce is good for you, that Viagra should be banned, and that reality TV shows are little more than modern-day ‘lynchings’. And when she talks, presidents listen.


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Why Toronto West Detention Centre inmates can’t read library books

Inmates at Toronto West Detention Centre have been denied books for much of the last two years because a volunteer who ran the library retired. At the Toronto East Detention Centre, library service has been sporadic for 16 years because of a lack of volunteers, said Brent Ross, a spokesman for the Correctional Services ministry. Student volunteers have filled in occasionally during the last two years, he said, adding that jails have relied on volunteers since 1996 when the province laid off all librarians in correctional institutions.

 

-Lesley Ciarula Taylor @ TheStar.com

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Hundreds form a human chain in Vernal to move 50,000 library books

VERNAL — An estimated 300 volunteers turned out Saturday to help move 50,000 books from the old Uintah County Library into the new one. And they did it all by hand, forming a human chain that took book after book after book from the shelves in one building and put them on the shelves in the other.

 

-Geoff Liesik @ Deseret News

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10 Wonderful Libraries Repurposed from Unused Structures

10 Wonderful Libraries Repurposed from Unused Structures | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Last week, the internet went crazy for an abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas, that was recently converted into the country’s largest single story library, winning its category in the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition in the process. Inspired, we went on the hunt for other libraries that were born from unused and abandoned structures, from the large (drill halls and supermarkets) to the small (phone booths and shipping containers).

 

-Emily Temple @ Flavorwire

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Library Development Guides

Library Development Guides | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Creating the Future You’ve Imagined: a Guide to Essential Planning. / Créez l'avenir dont vous rêvez pour votre bibliothèque : Planifier fait toute la différence!

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Michael Geist - Supreme Court of Canada Stands Up For Fair Dealing in Stunning Sweep of Cases

Michael Geist - Supreme Court of Canada Stands Up For Fair Dealing in Stunning Sweep of Cases | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court of Canada issued its much anticipated rulings in the five copyright cases it heard last December. It will obviously take some time to digest these decisions, but the clear takeaway is that the court has delivered an undisputed win for fair dealing that has positive implications for education and innovation, while striking a serious blow to copyright collectives such as Access Copyright.

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The Human Touch: Public Libraries in the 21st Century | The BookShed

The Human Touch: Public Libraries in the 21st Century | The BookShed | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

RT @sallyheroes: "It appears that the number one thing patrons use the library for is (prepare yourself) books": 

 

"[...] surprised they would select books when they have so many other things to choose from. I imagine he’s even more surprised to learn that something else patrons rate highly is personal interaction with the staff. No one disputes that technology has improved the library experience for the patron. You can search the catalog from home and access our subscribed databases. You can place your own holds, request your own interlibrary loan materials, download books to your own devices.The library is working towards self-checkout, presumably so you can conduct all your library business without ever having to interact with the staff...but for patrons, there’s more to the library than just the delivery of materials. They like human contact."


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Book Mob-aka Library Flash Mob! | Halifax Public Libraries

Book Mob-aka Library Flash Mob! | Halifax Public Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

How? When the signal goes up (and you’ll know it when you see it), the event begins. Participants open their copies of “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. We encourage you to share your book with friends and strangers alike. Read aloud. And when you’re done, so is the event!

 

Why? This is a tribute to the late, great Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012).

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Google Play ouvre sa librairie en ligne, accessible sur smartphone, tablette et PC

Google Play ouvre sa librairie en ligne, accessible sur smartphone, tablette et PC | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Google lance aujourd'hui la version française de Google Play Livres, une librairie en ligne qui propose des milliers d'ouvrage en français. (source : Presse Citron)


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The Best Websites for Finding, Downloading, Borrowing, Renting, and Purchasing eBooks - How-To Geek

The Best Websites for Finding, Downloading, Borrowing, Renting, and Purchasing eBooks - How-To Geek | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
So, you’ve got yourself an eBook reader, smartphone, tablet, or other portable device and you want to put some eBooks on it to take with you. There are many options for obtaining free eBooks as well as purchasing, borrowing, or even renting eBooks.

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Oh Mr Darcy! Pride and Prejudice among classic novels to receive erotic makeover

Oh Mr Darcy! Pride and Prejudice among classic novels to receive erotic makeover | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A publisher of adult fiction is giving literary classics such as Jane Eyre and Pride And Prejudice an erotic makeover. The company said that it was "100% convinced" that there was a market for the racy versions of the 19th century novels by authors Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen and that the spicing up of the much-loved books will introduce the classics to "a new generation of readers".

 

-Sherna Noah @ The Independent

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Jane Austen, Conan Doyle : les classiques virent érotiques

Jane Austen, Conan Doyle : les classiques virent érotiques | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Il était déjà prévu que Charlotte Brontë enlève le haut, durant ce mois d'août. Enfin, dans le livre, c'était l'héroïne Jane Eyre qui allait se retrouver cul nul. Littéralement. Eve Sinclair profitait de la tendance 50 Shades of Grey, pour renouveler le classique de la littérature britannique, dans une version plus olé-olé.

 

-Nicolas Gary @ ActuaLitté

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Le Nook s'offre une web application de lecture

Le Nook s'offre une web application de lecture | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

C'était le dernier outil qui manquait à l'environnement Nook, le système de lecture numérique du libraire américain Barnes & Noble, eh bien le comble est manqué. Ou l'inverse. À partir d'aujourd'hui, la web application Nook for Web est disponible, permettant de profiter de n'importe quel navigateur d'appareil mobile pour lire ses livres numériques.

 

-Clément Solym @ ActuaLitté

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10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People

10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“Write what you know,” they say. So it makes sense that many authors take a good look around at friends and family when creating characters for their books.

 

-Stacy Conradt @ Mental Floss

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A Rotten Tomatoes For Books?

A Rotten Tomatoes For Books? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

iDreamBooks, a site openly inspired by Rotten Tomatoes, has created a system that aims to aggregate and streamline book reviews, giving new releases from the big six publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster) a percentage rating. Like its popular film equivalent, the iDreamBooks team decides whether a certain review is positive or negative using both automated and manual techniques, and compiles the ratings to determine a book's critical merit.

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Ryan McMahon's Powwow Shades Of Grey twitter novel is taking off - CBC Manitoba

Like James, Winnipeg comedian Ryan McMahon was just having a little fun when he tweeted "She had dirt under her fingernails from chasing her kids around the powwow grounds all day & she smelled like camp fire. #PowwowShadesOfGrey." Now McMahon, who is on the road to becoming one of Canada's most popular Aboriginal comedians, is gaining new followers every day as he hammers out chapter five of Powwow Shades of Grey.

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Best Kids' Books About New Siblings

Best Kids' Books About New Siblings | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Although the siblings will inevitably bond, you can jump-start the process by sharing books about new brothers and sisters, even while you're still pregnant. So for this month's Little Lions post, we asked Katie Crook, the senior librarian at the Francis Martin Library in the Bronx, to share her favorite children's titles about families welcoming new arrivals.

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Pourquoi les garçons lisent-ils moins que les filles?

Pourquoi les garçons lisent-ils moins que les filles? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Un nouveau rapport alimente le débat sur les différences entre les filles et les garçons face à la lecture...

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Jane Austen is My Homegirl Rap - Pretty Darn Funny

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