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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered? Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered? Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Our post-Dewey system, which we’ve affectionately dubbed Metis (after the clever, crafty mother of the Greek god Athena), puts things together in a way that encourages kids to move easily from one idea to another. Zack’s natural and simple segue from paper craft to sewing would probably never have happened with Dewey: it would have entailed a jump from 735 to 646. That’s a big reason why a small but growing number of school and public libraries—from the Perry Branch Library in Gilbert, AZ; and Burke High School in Omaha, NE; to the newly opened Carmel Elementary School in Clarksville, TN; and Darien Library in Connecticut—have ditched Dewey, or at least have escorted the 136-year-old system partway out the door.

 

-By Tali Balas Kaplan, Andrea K. Dolloff, Sue Giffard, and Jennifer Still-Schiff


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What Do The Reviews Say?

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"The Casual Vacancy" reviews are in, and the general consensus seems to be "meh". A few hate it, at least one thinks it a triumph, and the majority seemed to feel that it was flawed but not terrible.

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Le nouveau J.K. Rowling: ce que les critiques en ont pensé

Le nouveau J.K. Rowling: ce que les critiques en ont pensé | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
J.K. ROWLING - Le premier roman pour adultes de J.K.

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7 of the coolest libraries in the world

7 of the coolest libraries in the world | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Introducing some of the most interesting places to read and roam. And yes, they do come with books. How cool can libraries be in an era of iPads and Kindles? More than you think. Only if you know where to go.

 

-Rachel Sang-hee Han @ CNNgo.com

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Macmillan Confirms Ebook Pilot for Libraries

Macmillan Confirms Ebook Pilot for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Macmillan is working on a pilot project that will test lending of its ebook titles at libraries, the publisher confirmed in a statement to Publisher’s Weekly today. Details of the project remained undisclosed.

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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Les meilleurs livres jeunesse de l’année 2012 selon les libraires du Québec! - Pause Lecture

Dans le cadre du Festival international de la littérature, Catherine Trudeau a dévoilé les lauréats du Prix Jeunesse des libraires du Québec 2012. Trois livres québécois et trois livres hors Québec ont mérité les honneurs pour leur vivacité, leur audace et leur intelligence.


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JK Rowling: 'The worst that can happen is that everyone says, That's shockingly bad'

JK Rowling: 'The worst that can happen is that everyone says, That's shockingly bad' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Harry Potter sold millions and made her one of the richest women in the world. Now JK Rowling has written her first book for grown-ups. But is the magic still there?

 

-Decca Aitkenhead @ The Guardian

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Teen Reads Better Than 'Fifty Shades'

Teen Reads Better Than 'Fifty Shades' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As Teen Lit Rocks' Sandie Angulo Chen puts it, "To be honest, some of the sexiest books -- to me -- don't necessarily go all the way."

 

-Jen Doll @ The Atlantic Wire 

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Why Offer Black Storytime?

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Black storytime is a natural extension of some of the tailored storytimes we already offer in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Kirby agrees: “I view this storytime no differently than a non-English language storytime. I know ‘black’ is not a language, but the African Diaspora is too vast to have just one language, so instead, we are being all inclusive by organizing the storytime around the black experience in America. And, of course, black storytimes are open to all.”

 

-Renea Arnold and Nell Colburn @ School Library Journal

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Coffeeandbooks.com Launches; Virtual Bookstore for Coffee Lovers

Coffeeandbooks.com Launches; Virtual Bookstore for Coffee Lovers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Coffeeandbooks.com members will receive a coupon for a free cup of coffee upon registering at the website, and a $5 Dunn Brothers gift card for each book in either print or electronic formats purchased through Coffeehouseandbooks.com. Members also will receive discounts on coffee drinks and food, with free refills of brewed coffee. And they may reserve book club meeting space at participating Dunn Brothers coffee houses at a special rate.  

 

-Claire Kirch @ Publishers Weekly

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News Bites: Register Now For International Games Day and Get Freebies for Your Library | School Library Journal

News Bites: Register Now For International Games Day and Get Freebies for Your Library | School Library Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

There are three new sponsors for the event. PopCap is donating copies of their games Bookworm and Bookworm Adventures to the first 2,000 libraries that register. Ravensburger is donating 1,000 copies of its board games, Labyrinth, as well as coupons for $5 off on orders at the Ravensburger online shop. And all of the games on GameTable Online’s site will be available to play for free on that date to encourage everyone to join in the fun.

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Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You | TechCrunch

Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You | TechCrunch | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Google just launched Fieldtrip, a new location-based app that, as the company says, is meant to be “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.”

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Pixabay - Public Domain Images

Pixabay - Public Domain Images | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Find high quality public domain images or share your own photos with our great community.


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10 Myths About Canadian Copyright Law | copyrightlaws.com

10 Myths About Canadian Copyright Law | copyrightlaws.com | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Does fair use exist in Canada?  Do you have to register a work to be protected by Canadian copyright law?  Does Canada belong to the international treaties on copyright?  Read 10 Myths About Canadian Copyright Law to ensure your knowledge about Canadian copyright law is accurate.

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Building A Storybook House

Building A Storybook House | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Owen immediately started adding what would eventually total 46 clue allusions to children’s stories to the seven room house, starting with the Goodnight Moon room’s red felt rug, green wallpaper and yellow and green striped curtains. Other clues include Paddington Bear’s suitcase, the yellow hat from Curious George, the “long-suffering” fish from The Cat in the Hat, and the escaping Gingerbread Man.

 

-Meredith Schwartz @ Library Journal

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How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement

How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“Silent Spring” was published 50 years ago this month. Though she did not set out to do so, Carson influenced the environmental movement as no one had since the 19th century’s most celebrated hermit, Henry David Thoreau, wrote about Walden Pond. “Silent Spring” presents a view of nature compromised by synthetic pesticides, especially DDT. Once these pesticides entered the biosphere, Carson argued, they not only killed bugs but also made their way up the food chain to threaten bird and fish populations and could eventually sicken children. Much of the data and case studies that Carson drew from weren’t new; the scientific community had known of these findings for some time, but Carson was the first to put them all together for the general public and to draw stark and far-reaching conclusions. In doing so, Carson, the citizen-scientist, spawned a revolution.       

 

-Eliza Griswold @ NYTimes.com

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Macmillan invente un modèle de prêt d'ebooks en bibliothèque

Macmillan invente un modèle de prêt d'ebooks en bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Tandis que les acteurs du Big Six préparent des pourparlers avec les bibliothécaires cette semaine à New York, l'éditeur Macmillan a annoncé ce lundi un nouveau projet pilote destiné aux bibliothèques. Celui-ci concerne le développement du prêt de livres numériques, mais les détails restent à ce jour confidentiels. Rien n'a filtré quant à un éventuel partenariat avec Overdrive ou sur le procédé de distribution.


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Always In Stitches at Abington Community Library | Library as Incubator Project

Always In Stitches at Abington Community Library | Library as Incubator Project | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When we first put a call out for library-incubated quilters on the site, I was delighted to connect with Leah Rudolph, Library Director for the Abington Community Library in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and to learn about Always In Stitches, the quilting group her library hosts regularly. Always In Stitches not only uses the library space as a studio, but also contributes to a wide variety of community outreach and education initiatives, making this program a perfect example of the Library-as-Incubator!


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Why reading more carefully is better

Why reading more carefully is better | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Before starting the experiment, the researchers expected to see “pleasure centres activating for the relaxed reading” and predicted that close reading “would create more neural activity than pleasure reading.” Amazingly, the science is confirming the hypotheses: Read carefully, paying close attention to the words on the page, and there’s “a global increase in blood flow to the brain;” read leisurely and while there is also an increase of blood flow, it’s only to discrete regions.

 

-James Adams @ The Globe & Mail

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Twenty-six Chosen for First Ever One Book Nova Scotia

Twenty-six Chosen for First Ever One Book Nova Scotia | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I am pleased beyond description to announce that my 2003 novel, Twenty-six, has been selected for the inaugural edition of One Book Nova Scotia. One book Nova Scotia is a province wide community reading event for adults. A project of Libraries Nova Scotia, One Book is designed to celebrate and promote a culture of reading in the province. As part of the One Book Nova Scotia, I’ll be travelling to libraries across the province, from Yarmouth to Sydney, reading from Twenty-six, and meeting readers and people interested in book culture across the province. It’s going to be a very exciting time.

 

-Leo McKay Jr.

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Pinterest: American Indians in Children's Literature

Pinterest: American Indians in Children's Literature | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Debbie Reese from American Indians in Children's Literature blog has created a pinterest board of book covers of "great children and young adult books featuring American Indians as we are---not romantic or savage---just as we really were, and really are: human beings."  Her blog and this pinterest board are great resources for collection development.


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Voices from the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

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Q. At the diversity roundtable at ALA annual, participants raised the issue of reaching out to communities with a well-earned distrust of libraries and/or any government functionaries (the deaf, recent immigrants from repressive regimes, undocumented immigrants). What can libraries do to make members of these populations feel safe and welcome at the library?

 

HL: Programs and events targeted at these populations need to be created. Libraries have been trying, but these efforts need to continue and be sustained. Libraries need to be welcoming places for all people. That’s why JCLC is a conference for all.

 

JR: For those who distrust libraries and institutions, it is important that the library possess desirable material that is culturally appealing to the respective community members. Reaching out and meeting them on their turf will be one step toward gaining their trust. Cultural programming, book talks, and author programs that relate to their cultural and linguistic interests may eventually attract them into the library. These are not new ideas. The library is not alone, and other civic community leaders must be committed to inclusion, if libraries are to create a welcoming environment.

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