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Poetry Now shortlist announced - Four women and one man will vie for this year’s €2,000 best Irish collection priz

Poetry Now shortlist announced - Four women and one man will vie for this year’s €2,000 best Irish collection priz | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Four women and one man will vie for this year’s €2,000 best Irish collection prize

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The Phonetic Alphabet according to Google – 2015 | Host Advice

The Phonetic Alphabet according to Google – 2015 | Host Advice | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
We have all been there; you head to Google and begin to type out your search query and up pops an autocomplete with each letter that you input. Well what we have decided to do here at Host Advice is create a comprehensive alphabet of auto completes, according to Google, letter by letter. To make [...]Continue →

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50 JavaScript Libraries for Charts and Graphs | TechSlides

50 JavaScript Libraries for Charts and Graphs | TechSlides | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it

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Jason Tintelnot's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:18 PM

A list of JavaScript libraries that can create and display charts and graphs dynamically.

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Space and Place in Irish Gothic Fiction

Space and Place in Irish Gothic Fiction | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
The image above is the home imagined and created by Horace Walpole, built in Twickenham from 1749. An embodiment of the Gothic, it is fitting to include it here to illustrate the extent to which th...

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Chloé Cormier's curator insight, December 21, 2014 1:54 PM

Gothic Fiction in Premières L

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How Did Amazon End Up as Literary Enemy No. 1?

How Did Amazon End Up as Literary Enemy No. 1? | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Keith Gessen reflects on a growing divide within publishing.

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I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked---even if I hated it.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:29 AM

What does it mean - "like" on FB? Check this article and you will find out. #facebook #filterbubble #advertising

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 2014 10:35 PM

FASCINATING experiment! - Reason # 201 why I broke up w/ FB!

The Daring Librarian: Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:57 PM

Having recently "signed off" from Facebook again for a while, I totally relate to this!

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Why It’s Difficult For Your Library to Stock Ebooks

Why It’s Difficult For Your Library to Stock Ebooks | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
A pilot program operating in Massachusetts has library officials excited about the prospect of expanding access to ebooks and digital content for the state’s library patrons.

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:55 PM

Not a future trend, but a current one.  Exploring new licensing models with publishers.

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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The State has no right to take the names of Beckett and Joyce in vain by Julian Gough

The State has no right to take the names of Beckett and Joyce in vain by Julian Gough | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Until the State learns how to treat its diaspora, it should not have the audacity to name ships after great exiled Irish cultural figures. After all, it wouldn’t even give Joyce a lift home when he was dead

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14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google

14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
These days, so much of the research students do is of the online variety. There’s less time spent in the library, requesting materials, and reading through print journals.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 12, 2014 4:44 PM

This could also be 14 Little-Known Ways Anyone Can Get More Out of Google - I'm sure there are little tips or tricks that will be new to us. While we in school library land encourage students to use academic databases, some of these suggestions may just help them find decent information and weed through the junk. You know... because they're going to Google it anyway... ;-)

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 4:24 AM
14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google
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Cúirt International Festival of Literature

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, Ireland

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Inside DuckDuckGo, Google's Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google's Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
In 2008, launching a search engine seemed like a crazy idea. Here's how Gabriel Weinberg proved the critics wrong.

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Phil Bradley's curator insight, February 24, 2014 11:30 AM

If you haven't tried DDG yet, I would certainly suggest it.

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Infographic of the week: How are Social Signals Influencing the Search Engine Rankings? - Search, Social News PageTraffic Buzz

Infographic of the week: How are Social Signals Influencing the Search Engine Rankings? - Search, Social News PageTraffic Buzz | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Did you know that Google and Bing use the data from social sites to determine the placement of your website ...

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Phil Bradley's curator insight, February 11, 2014 5:59 AM

Very pleased to see this produced in this format. It's something that I've seen saying for a long time now. If you're not involved in social, you're not involved in search.

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How to Block Online Tracking with Privacy Badger

How to Block Online Tracking with Privacy Badger | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Whether you know it or not, most websites you visit are slyly tracking you, sending private details, usage patterns, and other data about you to a far away server. It's a major privacy concern. Stop giving your data to untrustworthy sources with Electronic Frontier Foundation's new browser extension, Privacy Badger. The silly name aside, Privacy…

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Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message — Medium

Never trust a corporation to do a library's job - The Message - Medium
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory.

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nickcarman's curator insight, January 28, 2015 8:26 PM

This is a big shout-out to the Internet Archive. Google is no longer interested in making the past accessible online but the Internet Archive has stayed on task.

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Phil Bradley's weblog: Facebook's new search function - check your settings!

Phil Bradley's weblog: Facebook's new search function - check your settings! | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Facebook is taking Google head on over search, as I mentioned the other day, and there's now a new piece of search functionality that you need to be aware of. You also may need to check your settings. You can now search back through your old posts for things you mentioned in a status update. But wait, there's more - you can also search through your friends old status updates as well, and this is where it might all end in tears. However let's start at the beginning. This feature is rolling out, s

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Phil Bradley's curator insight, December 19, 2014 11:58 AM

This is a page from my blog

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The Difference Between Google And A Library

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The Difference Between Google And A Library
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Ed note: This republished post is part 2 of 2 in a mini-series on Google and student inquiry.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 17, 2014 8:35 AM

While there may not be "new" information for those of us in library land, this is an excellent article to share with those administrators who think they can replace a certified librarian with a para or parent because of Google. Enjoy!

Julieanne Jackson's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:39 PM

Donate to charity.  Not only are you helping others in need, you get the tax deduction and de-clutter. http://www.collectibleswithcauses.org/ This non-profit charity accepts collectibles, all different vehicles, real estate, even aircraft. They pick up your donation free of charge. 

Алла Миргородская's curator insight, December 1, 2014 3:23 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 12, 2014 9:07 AM

As the school year kicks off, this page has a variety of excellent resources you can use in your library or classroom to help explain copyright. This is a crucial facet of a good digital citizenship program and these resources can be printed and used at your school.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 16, 2014 4:17 PM

A variety of resources worth sharing with learners.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:07 PM

Once again, just re-scooping Joyce Valenza provides us all with gold in our information filters.

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West of Ireland writer shortlisted for further awards - Galway Advertiser

West of Ireland writer shortlisted for further awards - Galway Advertiser | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Galway Advertiser West of Ireland writer shortlisted for further awards Galway Advertiser It is shortlisted for the inaugural Pigott Poetry Prize by British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy; was described as a “masterpiece” by Colm Tóibín; and was the...

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This Swede takes credit for 2.7 million Wikipedia entries. So why are purists complaining?

This Swede takes credit for 2.7 million Wikipedia entries. So why are purists complaining? | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
 A 53-year-old Swede can take credit for 2.7 million articles on Wikipedia, but some "purists" complain about his method.

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:52 PM

Sverker Johansson uses a bot to create articles for Wikipedia.  He creates article stubs & then lets others flesh them out.  It looks like curation on steroids to me.

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The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
State University of New York - Open SUNY Texbooks
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:20 AM

Worth a look...

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New Free Reading Tool Available for Blind and Physically Disable | TN Dept of State Press Releases

New Free Reading Tool Available for Blind and Physically Disable | TN Dept of State Press Releases | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it

"People who have trouble reading standard print books due to visual or other physical disabilities have a new tool at their disposal: An application that allows them to download books and magazines in audio and digital braille formats onto mobile devices free of charge..."


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QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop? | SwetsBlog

QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop? | SwetsBlog | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
QR codes and near-field communication (NFC) seem to offer endless possibilities for libraries. Read why this is not the case!

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Stockholm’s Tio Tretton Library Gives Tweens a Space of Their Own

Stockholm’s Tio Tretton Library Gives Tweens a Space of Their Own | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
At a tween-only library in Stockholm, the only patrons allowed are children between 10 and 13—a group that often feels too old for children’s sections but not yet ready for full-on YA experiences.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 26, 2014 3:39 AM

A GREAT place!!

nickcarman's comment, March 4, 2014 8:53 PM
@Anu Ojaranta You're welcome! :-)
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Wow. Facebook just did something amazing to crummy meme sites. And what they do next might shock everyone

Wow. Facebook just did something amazing to crummy meme sites. And what they do next might shock everyone | Galway Public Libraries | Scoop.it
The monster social networking site reworks its algorithm to reward "quality," as defined by ... Facebook
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