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The Bookstore | TED Books |

The Bookstore | TED Books | | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Browse new and classic books by your favorite TED speakers. These titles on science, social change and more are filled with fascinating facts and laugh-out-loud moments — published around the world, collected here.

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Welcome to Open Library (Open Library)

Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

Open Library is yours to borrow, read & connect.

 

Browse the growing lending library of over 200,000 eBooks!


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10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod

10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

BY SCOTT MCLEOD:

"October apparently was ‘Library Month’ for me. I was the keynote speaker for the Minnesota MEMO conference and did a breakout session for the Iowa Library Association (ILA) conference. I also brought Dr. Mike Eisenberg to Iowa for three days to talk with school administrators about technology and information literacy. As a result, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on books, reading, and the future of libraries and librarians…"

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What constitutes a “book” these days? When books become electronic and thus become searchable, hyperlinkable, more accessible to readers with disabilities, and able to embed audio, video, and interactive maps and graphics, at what point do they stop becoming “books” and start becoming something else?"...


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Accessible ebook platforms – seven honest dealers | Jisc TechDis Blog

Accessible ebook platforms – seven honest dealers | Jisc TechDis Blog | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
We contacted 13 ebook platform providers to ask about their accessibility credentials. Seven engaged honestly and openly. These are the lessons we learned..

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Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist? – Infographic

Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist? – Infographic | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

By Bob Al-Greene
"Print -- literature, journalism, you name it -- has experienced an extended obituary over the last decade, alongside the rise of digital media.
But a recent Pew study found that even as sales of e-readers like Nook and Kindle grow swiftly, young people still frequent libraries more than you might think, and print books remain popular. Even the most plugged-in lit fans are not ready to abandon print as a dead medium. In fact, e-book readers consume more books annually, no matter the format."


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