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E-Readers Will Shrink in Popularity But Not Disappear, New Report Says

E-Readers Will Shrink in Popularity But Not Disappear, New Report Says | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"eReaders maintain advantages over media tablets for reading purposes. Electronic paper (ePaper) displays are able to better replicate the print reading experience and are usable in direct sunlight conditions unlike LCD technologies. The eReader battery life of weeks between charging is significantly greater than the media tablet. And of course, eReaders are priced significantly less than entry-level tablets."

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What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide

What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog includes a book-reader coinage that got us thinking about our reading styles. We, too, have occasionally set one good book down and picked up another, and forgotten the first nearly entirely, even though we'd been quite smitten with it before. Sometimes we engage in threeways, fourways, or even orgies of reading, in which there are so many books involved, well, we might not even be keeping track. It's horrible, isn't it? But, for as many books as exist, there are also any number of different reading types a book lover (or even a book hater) might demonstrate. What kind are you?

 

-Jen Doll @ The Atlantic Wire

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12 romans en piste pour le Goncourt 2012

12 romans en piste pour le Goncourt 2012 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
La première sélection vient de tomber. On n'y trouve ni Olivier Adam, ni «Le chef d'oeuvre de la rentrée» qu'a signé Christine Angot. Mais elle compte de...

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Kim Thuy finaliste pour le prix Giller | Livres

Kim Thuy finaliste pour le prix Giller | Livres | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
La Montréalaise Kim Thuy fait partie des 13 finalistes pour le prix Giller cette année.

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Science.gc.ca - National Science and Technology Week 2011

Science.gc.ca - National Science and Technology Week 2011 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) raises awareness about the importance of science and technology in today’s world--celebrating Canada’s historic and ongoing role as a leader in innovation. Come celebrate science and technology with over 100 organizations and thousands of Canadians from October 12th to 21st, 2012! We invite you to join the activities, or even host an event that promotes science and technology in your community.

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Vancouver Community Library begins next chapter (video)

Vancouver Community Library begins next chapter (video) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It has taken two years of construction, more than 160,000 man hours and 3.8 miles of shelf space, but the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is ready for its next chapter as it debuts Vancouver’s newest library July 17. The new library design encourages staff members to interact with patrons with the implementation of an automated book sorting system. Fewer staffers are required staffers to toil behind the scenes processing books, freeing them to work directly with the public.

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L'effet de la lecture est comparé au fitness

L'effet de la lecture est comparé au fitness | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les chercheurs de l'Université d'Oxford ont établi que la lecture est aussi utile pour l'organisme que le sport, peut-être même plus. Outre le développement de l'intelligence elle exerce un effet positif sur la santé physique et pchychique.


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Amazing Wedding Invite Uses Book Spine Poetry

Amazing Wedding Invite Uses Book Spine Poetry | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Not long ago, we reported on Dr Seuss-themed weddings. Book mad Stefanie Kiper and Marc Schmidt have created their own literary theme for their forthcoming nuptials in Newfields, NH on September 22nd.

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Lego et les couleurs : toute la culture des petites briques et des AFOL

Lego et les couleurs : toute la culture des petites briques et des AFOL | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ces petits bonshommes à face jaune, dont les yeux et la bouche ne sont pas plus consistants qu'un smiley de type :), ce sourire niais perpétuellement affiché... Oui, ce sont les Lego. Et il existe même une appellation désignant l'ensemble des aficionados de Lego, les AFOL. Pour Adults Fans Of Lego. C'est pas beau ?

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La réalité augmentée appliquée au e-commerce | IDBOOX

Pour acheter sur internet quoi de mieux que de pouvoir voir le produit désiré comme si on l’avait entre les mains ? Désormais, il est possible de le faire grâce à la 3D et la réalité augmentée.

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Feds strike deal with Apple to sell some publications as e-books

Feds strike deal with Apple to sell some publications as e-books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Government Printing Office has signed an agreement with Apple, Inc. to sell some federal publications in e-book form for iPads, eReaders, PCs, and Macs.

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"Learnist" May One-up Pinterest for Education

"Learnist" May One-up Pinterest for Education | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Learnist, a new curation tool that’s been gaining traction among educators, has expanded its social learning platform to mobile, with apps for the iPhone and iPad released today. In beta since May, the application, which enables users to post or “pin” resources to create lessons via learning “boards,” has drawn thousands of users to request an invitation to try it.  Similar to another virtual bulletin board that emphasizes visuals, Learnist lacks the overtly commercial vibe of Pinterest.  The user base, thus far, seems to be weighted toward educators, and they include librarians.

 

-Kathy Ishizuka @ The Digital Shift

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Giller Prize finalists include Annabel Lyon, Will Ferguson - CBC News

Giller Prize finalists include Annabel Lyon, Will Ferguson -  CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The race for the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize will feature books by previous nominee Annabel Lyon and three-time Leacock Medal winner Will Ferguson.

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Nearly one-third of millennials don’t think they need a TV

Nearly one-third of millennials don’t think they need a TV | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

That’s because 83 percent of 18-29 year olds are getting some, most, or all of their television online. Could we experience the death of TV in our lifetime?

 

-Alan Pearcy @ PR Daily

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Great Recent Graphic Novels for Children

Great Recent Graphic Novels for Children | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Did you know that for the past few years there have been a great list of annual graphic novel selections for kids on the Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list? I'm helping out on the committee this year, so I've been reading a bunch of comics aimed at younger readers. While not all of these titles will make our year end list, I thought I might share a few of my favorite books so far.

 

Ryan P. Donovan @ NYPL.org

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Shel Silverstein: 'Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too' from Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shel Silverstein, creator of the beloved poetry collections A Light in the Attic and Falling Up, recites the poem 'Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too' from Where the Sidewalk Ends, written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. Visit www.ShelSilverstein.com, the official site for kids, to learn about Shel Silverstein's books, watch exclusive animations, play games, and download fun activities.

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CBC.ca | Information Morning Cape Breton | Scanning Mi'kmaq Resources

2nd year BA student Suzanne Patles from Cape Breton University speaks with CBC's Information Morning about 'The Mi'kmaq Language Environmental Scan', which includes finding and make lists of Mi'kmaq language online resources and texts in Mi'kmaq and where they are (non-Mi'kmaq and Mi'kmaq organizations). This is a database.


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New Book Award- 2013- The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature

New Book Award- 2013- The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

CODE — a remarkable Canadian organization that promotes "self-sufficiency through literacy in the developing world" — has announced the creation of a new literary award: the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. The award was established by CODE with philanthropist William Burt, the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Canada Council for the Arts. The annual award will "recognize excellence in Indigenous-authored literature for youth and provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada."

 

The deadline for submissions for the inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature will be May 1, 2013. Winning titles will be announced in September 2013 to coincide with festivities related to International Literacy Day.


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The Next Battle for Internet Freedom Could Be Over 3D Printing | TechCrunch

The Next Battle for Internet Freedom Could Be Over 3D Printing | TechCrunch | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Either we allow for the ambiguity that freedom and unregulated 3D printing will bring, or we enforce far-reaching laws that may decrease liberty without changing results. For those who appreciate the internet because of its democratizing effects...

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Domestic Abuse Charity To Burn 'Fifty Shades'

Domestic Abuse Charity To Burn 'Fifty Shades' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

While some are predicting a “Fifty Shades of Grey”-inspired baby boom, one domestic abuse charity is "disgusted" with the erotic trilogy and wants it burned off of bookshelves.

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Intimidation | Bibliojeunes

Intimidation | Bibliojeunes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Recommandations de lecture, aide aux devoirs et suggestions d'activités pour les jeunes de 6 à 12 ans par les Bibliothèques publiques de Montréal.

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Les écrivains les mieux payés de l’année

Les écrivains les mieux payés de l’année | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le magazine Forbes a publié son estimation des 15 écrivains qui ont gagné le plus d’argent en 2011. Si aucun auteur français n’y figure, on retrouve tout de même des noms bien connus.

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