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New York Public Library Top # 5 Facts

New York Public Library Top # 5 Facts.
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Strange experiment. 5 facts- just written- played in a video without any visual extra.

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The List List #177

The List List #177 | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet.
at New York Public Library, a Book Riot Live Reading List

at BuzzFeed books, 30 Gorgeous Literary Tattoos

at Flavorwire, Great Moments in Gothic Fiction, a History in 13 Books

at CBC, 10 Terrifying Canadian Books

at Lee and Low, 13 Scary YA Books, Diverse Edition

at Lit Reactor, 5 Chilling Books Set on Halloween

at Tor, 5 Books Containing Traces of Witches

at Off the Shelf,12 Bloody Good Mysteries—Even for the Faint of Heart 

at Huffington Post, 9 Page-Turners To Give You a Fright This Halloween

at Amazon Review, Scary Reads

at LA Times, 13 Scary New Books
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Employees of raided Ukrainian library in Moscow say they were framed

Employees of raided Ukrainian library in Moscow say they were framed | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The shaken employees of a Moscow library specializing in Ukrainian literature accused Russian investigators on Friday of planting banned extremist books on their shelves to create a pretext to raid the library and detain their director.
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The Library: a new short film on the wonder of libraries - video

The Library: a new short film on the wonder of libraries - video | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Director Jason LaMotte was profoundly affected by his neighbourhood library in Houston Texas – and the magical feeling it carried was the inspiration behind his new film The Library
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This vending machine prints short stories to read instead of looking at your phone

This vending machine prints short stories to read instead of looking at your phone | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Whenever I am waiting for a friend, for the train or queuing the shop, I tend to use my phone as a distraction to pass the time. Well, a town in France has
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Sari Feldman on ALA's new public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform - YouTube

ALA President Sari Feldman asks for your help and active participation in ALA's new public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform. Designed to increase publc awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the Libraries Transform campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for our profession. Showcasing the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevating the critical role libraries play in the digital age.

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Placements & Salaries 2015: Salary by Library Type

Placements & Salaries 2015: Salary by Library Type | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Salary levels differ by library type. This year the top three library types in terms of number of placements are the public library, college/university library, and private industry. Of these three institutional types, only private industry offered salaries that exceeded the overall average at $68,424. This suggests that while graduates are finding jobs in libraries, these positions are often in libraries that cannot offer higher salaries. These top three placement situations also provide anothe
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Reference isn’t dead, just different

Reference isn’t dead, just different | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
by Andy Woodworth I recently read Brian Kenny’s latest column piece for Publisher’s Weekly “Where Reference Fits in the Modern Library” which talks about the state of reference in public libraries.…
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Can Joe Konrath Save Libraries?

Can Joe Konrath Save Libraries? | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Bestselling author Joe Konrath is mostly known for his Jack Daniels thriller novels or Codename: Chandler. If you follow digital publishing or a self-published
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Magic Yeti Library - YouTube

Magic Yeti Library of Phorche, Nepal 6 months after the earthquakes of 2015 new materials are needed for the library. Created with MAGIX Video deluxe 2015
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Majority of Americans – and 7 in 10 Cardholders – Happy with their Local Library

Majority of Americans – and 7 in 10 Cardholders – Happy with their Local Library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
As next week marks “National Friends of Libraries” week (October 18-24), it’s particularly good news that over half (55%) of Americans are extremely or very satisfied with their local library. Satisfaction is especially high (as one might hope) among those with a library card (70%), but that’s not to say Americans don’t have any recommendations to improve library services.
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Library: The Heart of a Community - YouTube

How have people benefitted from books and libraries? By gaining access to information, culture, and education. Libraries without Borders supports the same values of personal and community development in a modern way with their "Ideas Box."

The "Ideas Box" is a portable multimedia library that ships easily to vulnerable populations around the world. From the U.S. to Burundi, France, Australia, Jordan and Lebanon, these kits have reinforced education and stimulated creativity in needed areas.

By supporting Libraries with Borders, you'll help provide a critical resource that can empower communities who need it most.
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New Orleans library asking public where to invest money following millage approval

New Orleans library asking public where to invest money following millage approval | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Armed with an annual influx of up $8.2 million, thanks to a newly approved property tax increase, the New Orleans Public Library is asking the community how it should invest that money. The library has scheduled four community meetings to identify services patrons...
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Harvard Law School Launches “Free the Law” Project with Ravel Law To Digitize US Case Law, Provide Free Access - Harvard Law TodayHarvard Law Today

Harvard Law School Launches “Free the Law” Project with Ravel Law To Digitize US Case Law, Provide Free Access - Harvard Law TodayHarvard Law Today | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Harvard Law School has announced that, with the support of Ravel Law, a legal research and analytics platform, it is digitizing its entire collection
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Meridian Asking for New Libraries - YouTube

Meridian is asking voters to approve a bond for two new libraries.
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Well Read | Our New Library - YouTube

Library Director Lynne Carey and Adult Services Manager Mary Logsdon guest on the show and discuss the future of the Library as well as some of the highlight...
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Musings about librarianship: 6 common misconceptions when doing advanced Google Searching

Musings about librarianship: 6 common misconceptions when doing advanced Google Searching | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

As I write this blog post in Oct 2015, what follows is some of the common errors and misconceptions I've seen about searching in Google while doing research on the topic. Some of the misconceptions I knew about, a few surprised me. Of course by the time you read this post,  a lot is likely to be obsolete!

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Using depreciated operators like  tilde (~) and plus (+) in search stringsBelieving that all terms in the search string will definitely be included (in some form)Using AND in search strings worksUsing NOT in search strings worksUsing asterisk (*) as a character wildcard or truncation  in search strings works6. Using parenthesis (  (    ) ) in search strings to control order of operators works

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National Geographic Documentary [HD] | History Channel | The Library of Alexandria Documentary - YouTube

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The World’s Most Beautiful Library Is In Prague, Czech Republic

The World’s Most Beautiful Library Is In Prague, Czech Republic | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The Klementinum library, a beautiful example of Baroque architecture, was first opened in 1722 as part of the Jesuit university, and houses over 20,000 books.
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LGBTQ at Malmö City Library « IFLA Public Libraries Section Blog

LGBTQ at Malmö City Library « IFLA Public Libraries Section Blog | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Malmö City Library is Sweden first big city library to become LGBTQ certified. More than 125 employees receive training in new mindsets and skills for meetings with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The training, that is carried out by RFSL (the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights) will be completed in November 2015.

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Hatchery Highlights: Immortal Silence | Library as Incubator Project

Hatchery Highlights: Immortal Silence | Library as Incubator Project | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we’ll repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on this series!.

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Amazon should start directly distributing eBooks to libraries

Amazon should start directly distributing eBooks to libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Libraries are at a crossroads when it comes to offering e-books. Major publishers have draconian policies where they sell books to libraries at a 500% markup or
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Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia « Wikimedia blog

Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia « Wikimedia blog | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia. Wikipedia has become one of the most influential portals for internet-based research — providing readers with an initial overview of almost any topic and acting as a first stop for expert researchers. Moreover, the platform increasingly favours both scholarship and openness: a recent study showed that journals published as open access are used more frequently on Wikipedia, and Altmetrics has begun measuring Wikipedia citations to encourage public scholarly work. This research connection makes libraries an important part of Wikipedia’s ecosystem.

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As Migrants Pour In, Germany Launches Online University For Them

As Migrants Pour In, Germany Launches Online University For Them | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A new university in Berlin is exclusively geared to refugees. Kiron University relies on existing online courses and aims to be tuition-free and accessible to asylum seekers worldwide.
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The Livelong Day | Office Hours

The Livelong Day | Office Hours | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
We spend a lot of time talking about various forms of literacy. Various approaches have risen up and faded quickly—transliteracy, metaliteracy, etc.—but the idea remains: How can everyday folks navigate a continually plugged in, all-access world? I think of these skills as life literacies or simply how we make sense of the world.
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