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Featuring: Lauren Redniss | Library as Incubator Project

Featuring: Lauren Redniss | Library as Incubator Project | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

an interview with Lauren Redniss, artist, author, educator, and creator of the book Radioactive Marie and Pierre Curie: a Tale of Love and Fallout (It Books, 2010

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The search for reinvention of libraries from the deepest belief in the social relevance of a save harbour in the public domain
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Despite Heavy Internet Use, Millennials Think Libraries are Useful - SocialTimes

Despite Heavy Internet Use, Millennials Think Libraries are Useful - SocialTimes | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Despite assumptions that millennials are doing everything online, large numbers of those aged 16 to 29 are interested in visiting libraries.
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Free Library gets its biggest grant ever

Free Library gets its biggest grant ever | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The William Penn Foundation is extending its longtime role as primary benefactor of the Free Library of Philadelphia by awarding the library the biggest grant in the history of either institution.
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1001 libraries: Mediothek Krefeld, Germany

1001 libraries: Mediothek Krefeld, Germany | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Name of the Library  Mediothek Krefeld Parent Organisation:  Stadt Krefeld Street Address:   Theaterplatz 2 Postal Address:  47798 Krefeld Germany Telephone :  +492151862750 Web Address  www.mediot...
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This Simple Math Concept Went Nowhere For A Century And Then — BOOM — Computers

This Simple Math Concept Went Nowhere For A Century And Then — BOOM — Computers | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
How Boolean algebra went from an abstract mathematical idea to the basis of the modern computer.
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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building : The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building : The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
New York CityThe main branch of the New York Public Library, the formidable Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is one of the city’s few famous landmarks that doesn’t reach skyward.
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The importance of close reading (infographic)

The importance of close reading (infographic) | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
We are all aware of the importance of careful reading. We all very well know reading a text once is in many…
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How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Old-fashioned media—books, tapes, CDs, etc.—are governed by the first-sale doctrine, a legal provision that allows a buyer to do whatever she wants with a copy.

The licensing of digital media, however, gives publishers far more power. Instead of selling an album outright, they can sell permission to access its contents for a fixed amount of time. (This is a boon for textbook publishers in particular. Under a digital regime, they may not have to worry about losing sales to students buying used copies.)

The licensing model stands to become the norm as physical media get phased out, says Mr. Hoek. “This isn’t just a music problem,” he says. Anything made of “ones and zeroes” can be kept on a leash.

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New York librarians take subterranean action in solidarity with Gaza

New York librarians take subterranean action in solidarity with Gaza | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Palestinian poetry was read and distributed on subway line.
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A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

It’s an honor and a privilege for me to stand before you today. Like so many active readers, I spent my childhood admiring librarians from afar. I heard them summon out of the ether the names of books for patrons who could offer only the wispiest notions of the plots or characters involved. I saw them run titles through their mental search engines and write down impressive lists of comparable books on the spot. I watched the quiet conviction on their faces, when they discussed certain books, grow into conspiratorial delight as they pressed them upon me.

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How a husband-and-wife team in Tehran turned their taxi into a rolling library

How a husband-and-wife team in Tehran turned their taxi into a rolling library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A husband-and-wife team in Tehran have created Ketabraneh, a mobile reading room and taxi service, complete with a chauffeur-librarian.
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Bowker data shows traditional publishing steady in U.S. -

Bowker data shows traditional publishing steady in U.S. - | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The latest short data report from  ProQuest research affiliate Bowker showed traditional print publishing holding up very nicely, thank you, in the U.S. 

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De vreemdste bibliotheken ter wereld - Lijn 17

De vreemdste bibliotheken ter wereld - Lijn 17 | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Wie zei er dat de bibliotheek geen toekomst meer heeft? Oké, het suffe en ijzig stille gebouw heeft geen toekomst, maar deze 15 vreemde gebouwen wel.
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The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries

The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The "take a book, return a book" boxes are catching in even on places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar books abound. 
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Unbinding the book

Unbinding the book | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Indie publishing platform Blurb and visual arts studio Jotta have commissioned nine artists and designers to launch Unbinding the Book to challenge preconceptions of who can be an author and what a book can be.

Unbinding the Book will push the boundaries of how books can be experienced, by evoking the storytelling properties of print and the way in which images evoke a narrative, whilst bringing to life the materiality, form and physicality that make books so alluring and different from their digital counterparts.

 

 

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Millennials Read and Use Libraries as Much as Their Parents, Study Finds | Digital Book World

Millennials Read and Use Libraries as Much as Their Parents, Study Finds | Digital Book World | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A Pew report released today suggests the future for books and libraries is bright because younger Americans are still reading as much as their elders. The
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Dewey Decimal and the Librarians | Book Patrol

Dewey Decimal and the Librarians | Book Patrol | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The year was 1963. The place was St. Paul, Minnesota. The band was Dewey Decimal and the Librarians. The rest they say is history.
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Library in the Future Tense – The Los Angeles Review of Books

Library in the Future Tense – The Los Angeles Review of Books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

  HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS of South Korea sits one of the oldest intact libraries in the world, located in the Haeinsa Temple. Since 1398, it has preserved, on spare wooden shelves, the 81,258 print blocks of the Tripitaka Koreana, the entire Buddhist cannon, a literature that teaches its own impermanence. The print blocks are still used today, one at a time, in a printing process that takes decades to complete.

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Best Pinterest Boards for Bookish Types - BOOK RIOT

Best Pinterest Boards for Bookish Types - BOOK RIOT | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Pinterest is full of recipes, outfits, and intense Pinterest-y craft projects. But it’s also full of books. Here’s a list of just some of the best Pinterest boards for us bookish types. PUBLISHERS ON PINTEREST: Random House has more than … Continued
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6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public Library - BOOK RIOT

6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public Library - BOOK RIOT | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
You have a library card and you know the library is more than just a “Netflix for books.” Maybe you know about your library’s ebook offerings and maybe you know you can borrow audiobooks or DVDs. But how can you … Continued
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What the 'death of the library' means for the future of books

What the 'death of the library' means for the future of books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
These are things that cannot be replaced by mere technology — not even a fully-loaded Kindle Fire
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Ego Tripping at the Gates of the Library Job Hunt

Ego Tripping at the Gates of the Library Job Hunt | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
by R.C. Miessler, former Head Editor, INALJ Indiana previously published 6/4/13 Ego Tripping at the Gates of the Library Job Hunt It’s been said a thousand ways in a myriad of contexts, but finding a library job right now is tough.
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The woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf

The woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Phyllis Rose, who tackled the entire contents of one shelf in a New York library, tells Rachel Cooke what the 'extreme reading' experiment taught her
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10 Fantastic Book Dedications

10 Fantastic Book Dedications | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The other day I was flipping through my Instagram feed and came across a dedication that I liked so much it sent me to the library to get the book.
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The 100th anniversary of the destruction of the University of Leuven Library | Book Patrol

The 100th anniversary of the destruction of the University of Leuven Library | Book Patrol | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The University of Leuven (Louvain) Library was soon razed to the ground. An estimated 300,000 books, 1000 manuscripts and 800 incunabula were looted or
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Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One

Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
by Naomi House, MLIS Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One I have worked in libraries for the last ten years but as of December 2013 I have been working only outside of libraries d...
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