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20 Literary Visions Of The Apocalypse

20 Literary Visions Of The Apocalypse | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

From the LA Review of Books: The apocalyptic novel has many mutations.  In an increasingly modern and mechanized world, the anxiety of the apocalypse permeates arts and culture as much as it does our collective imaginations. Here are twenty great apocalyptic visions from literature.

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Our Favorite Tumblrs: LJ and SLJ’s Tumblrs-in-Chief Share Choice Follows with a Library/Literary Flair

Our Favorite Tumblrs: LJ and SLJ’s Tumblrs-in-Chief Share Choice Follows with a Library/Literary Flair | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

So many fun Tumblrs out there, not the least of which—dare we say—are our own. With posts documenting everything from office shenanigans to an insider’s view of the publishing scene—cheerily animated with GIFs—the Tumblr sites of SLJ and our sister publication, Library Journal, have gained a following.

 

-Kathy Ishizuka @ The Digital Shift

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Les 6 romans préférés des libraires

Les 6 romans préférés des libraires | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Cet été, les libraires ont lu les romans de la rentrée. Voici ceux qui les ont séduits ou sidérés, comme celui de Julia Deck, une jeune inconnue.

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How to use Twitter in the classroom

How to use Twitter in the classroom | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The advantage to using a tool like Twitter for education is that it's instant and it's to the point. There have been countless articles about whether or not social media makes us lazy, or whether it affects our attention spans. If that really is the case, why not use that to our advantage?

 

-Nancy Messieh @ TheNextWeb.com

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Canadian Library Patrons Borrow Lots of E-Books | Digital Book World

Canadian Library Patrons Borrow Lots of E-Books | Digital Book World | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In the first quarter of 2012, among books borrowed at Canadian libraries, nearly 28% of them were not print books, according to BookNet Canada, which has compiled a report about the behavior of Canadian library patrons. That 28% were e-books, audio books and “other” kinds of books, according to Pamela Millar of BookNet Canada.

Another finding: When they can’t find what they want in a library, about a third of Canadian patrons say their first instinct is to go find it free elsewhere and nearly a quarter said they would buy it.

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'Into the Wild' : Project celebrates library's 40th anniversary

'Into the Wild' : Project celebrates library's 40th anniversary | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

BRIDGEWATER — South Shore Public Libraries encourages everyone to keep an eye out for "wild books." As part of the library’s 40th anniversary, books have been scattered all over Lunenburg and Queens counties. “It’s kind of like a little treasure hunt,” says Teresa Workman, communications co-ordinator. “[We] encourage people to participate if they find one. Read it, enjoy it and then leave it someplace else. We thought it would be nice to give something back to the community.” The wild books project, which started July 1, has been tracking the trail of each book on http://bookcrossing.com. Once a book is found there is a tracking number on the inside of the book that the public is encouraged to register on the website.

 

-Leena Ali @ SouthShoreNow.ca

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Les rockeurs de Kiss accouchent d'un nouveau monstre : un livre

Les rockeurs de Kiss accouchent d'un nouveau monstre : un livre | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Pas d'explosions, de flammes ou de feux d'artifice mardi soir, tandis que le groupe a fait une apparition dans l'antre sulfureux du Viper Room à Hollywood. Les membres ont présenté au public ainsi qu'aux médias le lancement d'un projet de taille. Le dénommé Monster Book, un roman photo produit en édition limitée, est annoncé comme le plus grand livre de l'histoire du Rock.

 

-Julien Helmlinger @ ActuaLitté

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myliblog: Myth-busting: libraries and ebooks

myliblog: Myth-busting: libraries and ebooks | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Myth # 1: Libraries just want to buy one copy, then give your book away to the world. The truth: No, we don't. We do want to increase access -- getting more books in more people's hands is part of the library's mission. But we understand and adhere to copyright. We pay for multiple copies in the ebook world, just as we do with print. At Douglas County Libraries, we have our own system to manage ebook checkouts. We apply Digital Rights Management through the industry standard Adobe Content Server, and we check out books to just one person at a time.

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Library Graphic Design: Too Much Language, Too Little Space? What You Can Do.

Library Graphic Design: Too Much Language, Too Little Space? What You Can Do. | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

There is no mistaking that a written message is important, but when language is excessive, it leaves little room left for making a visual promotional piece eye catching to the casual observer whose attention you want to capture. As those sayings go: "when everything is important, nothing is important." And "when everything shouts, the message is lost in the noise." (I just made up that second one, but it sounds good, right?).

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6 coups de coeur pour la rentrée littéraire

6 coups de coeur pour la rentrée littéraire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Comment choisir parmi les 646 romans français et étrangers publiés d'ici à octobre? En se fiant à la subjectivité de chacun. C'est la méthode retenue par la rédaction de L'Express. Résultat: un sixté gagnant pour tous les goûts.

Via Patrick Provencher, Michelle Bourque
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Jardin de la Connaissance

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Jardin de la Connaissance book garden covered in moss by Rodney LaTourelle and 100 Landschaftsarchitektur. Books were piled up to create walls, rooms and seats which are slowly rotting to become part of the forest.

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Closing doors on Canada’s history

Closing doors on Canada’s history | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

To date, the Immigration and Refugee Board, Transport Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Public Service Commission, National capital Commission and Canadian International Development Agency libraries have been closed. Other libraries, such as those at Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada are scheduled for imminent closure. In still others, staffs are being drastically cut.

 

-Valerie Knowles @ iPolitics.ca

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A Look to the Future: One Archive Tape at a Time : NPR

A Look to the Future: One Archive Tape at a Time : NPR | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The NPR Library is making waves in the world of newsroom libraries, and we certainly aren't the only ones who have noticed. We checked in with the pros behind operation to find out just what they've been up to. Not only do they research, archive stories, provide training and information coaching for staff, the librarians are embedded in NPR's investigative and election units, play an important role in NPR's Development work, and have developed innovative systems for bringing the NPR Library into the 21st century.

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Un ebook pour ne plus avoir peur du noir | IDBOOX

« Maman, j’ai peur dans le noir », quel parent n’a pas entendu cette phrase de la part de son enfant ? Et si un livre numérique pouvait aider nos enfants à ne plus avoir peur du noir ? C’est le pari tenu par Manon Aidan, Yanick Gourville, Cyril Jedor et Zikali, avec ce tout nouveau livre interactif « Marchand de sable – Peur du noir ».

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24 Library-Centric Sites We Love - Mental Floss

24 Library-Centric Sites We Love - Mental Floss | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Each week I provide links to stories about libraries, authors, and books. Today  we’re going to do something different! In no particular order, here are some of  our favorite library-related places on the web.

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Stan Lee Responds to YouTube Marvel Comics Parodies | Playback

Legendary Stan "the Man" Lee watches YouTube parodies of Marvel Comics or Movies and tells us what he thinks.

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In Memoriam: Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

On Nov. 12, 1971, on the eve of Mariner 9 going into orbit at Mars, Bradbury took part in a symposium at Caltech with Arthur C. Clarke, journalist Walter Sullivan, and scientists Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray. In this excerpt, Bradbury reads his poem, "If Only We Had Taller Been."

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Le roman érotique a le vent en poupe au Royaume Uni : actualités - Livres Hebdo

Le roman érotique a le vent en poupe au Royaume Uni : actualités - Livres Hebdo | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Cinquante nuances de Grey a lancé une tendance puisque 8 des 10 meilleures ventes britanniques sont des romans érotiques.
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Q & A: Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy

Q & A: Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Just as Amanda Cohen’s four-year-old East Village restaurant, Dirt Candy, shrugs off the conventions of the typical vegetarian restaurant, so does her cookbook, which will be released on Tuesday and which takes the form of a graphic novel.

 

-Emily Weinstein @ NYTimes.com

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Seed Libraries Crop Up

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Just as one seed can produce many seeds, one idea can change many lives. The East Palo Alto seed library is a lot like a traditional library in a number of ways. Patrons of the seed library need to sign up, learn how to “check-out” seeds, and of course the library is free! The big difference is that instead of checking out books or DVDs like a traditional library, patrons can check out seeds to grow in their gardens at home. Patrons can also sell a lot of what they grow at the local farmer’s market and add a level of sustainability to the project.

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Les bibliothèques vont-elles devenir obsolètes ?

Les bibliothèques vont-elles devenir obsolètes ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Entre les étagères se profile... un désert ?

Via Patrick Provencher
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SparkTruck: Taking Making on the Road

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Dreamed up by a group of Stanford d.school students and funded through Kickstarter, SparkTruck is a mobile maker space currently traveling across the United States. At schools and summer camps and libraries around the country, the SparkTruck team offers workshops to help kids “find their inner maker” as they design and build projects like stamps, stop-motion animation clips, and “vibrobots.”

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Young Adult Fiction's Hottest New Trend: Mermaids?

Young Adult Fiction's Hottest New Trend: Mermaids? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

YA books, like everything else for teens, are subject to the whims of trends and fashion. Remember when they were all about vampires? Or all about magical boarding schools?

 

-Michael Ann Dobbs @ i09

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