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The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries - Forbes

The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries - Forbes | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Libraries, like other consumers, should be free to buy any published e-content at competitive prices, to keep these items in their collection, and to loan them to their patrons.
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Are eBooks physical property or software?

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Should  libraries, like other consumers, be free to buy any published e-content at competitive prices?

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According to John Adams, public libraries are key to democracy.

They need to own the popular reading materials of the present time.

The History and Future of Reading
Reading, as we have known it since the invention of the book, changed radically with the invention of the printing press and is changing now as the web and e-books evolve
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The Future of International Book Sales

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For writers and readers, the future of the book industry depends on who is selling books. Technavio recently published its report on the Global Consumer Book Publishing Market, 2016-2020, which sheds some light on the future of the industry. (Unfortunately, the full report is behind a paywall, but I'm happy to share some highlights here.) To…
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Reading Old Books: Technology and Ancient Manuscripts

Reading Old Books: Technology and Ancient Manuscripts | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
It seems that using technology to see inside a closed book is having a popular moment in the scientific community. In addition to the recent advances in using radiation to see through a book cover, scientists are using scans to 'unwrap' ancient scrolls. Using a micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scan, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem were…
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Writing and Reading (Old Tech)

Writing and Reading (Old Tech) | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
You are reading this, far away from the time and place where/when synapses fired their ballet and I thought a feeling a rhythm holding these words - first sliding in black ink on a page, waiting for synapses and time and fingers taping green life through electric connections to a screen that holds and releases…
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Storytelling for Small Businesses: The Introduction

Storytelling for Small Businesses:  The Introduction | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Businesses Need Storytelling “Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell,” said entrepreneur and marketing guru Seth Godin. On his blog he explained what make…
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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The Internet's Dark Ages

The Internet's Dark Ages | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
If a Pulitzer-nominated 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.
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On Slow Readers and What It Means for Student Reading Identity

On Slow Readers and What It Means for Student Reading Identity | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
I am ready to hang a banner in our classroom to loudly display the following words, "Being a slow reader does not make you a bad reader!" and then point to it every time a child tells me with a dow...
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Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension

Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains? To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers.
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Waterstones to stop selling Kindle as book sales surge | Books | The Guardian

Waterstones to stop selling Kindle as book sales surge | Books | The Guardian | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Managing director James Daunt says: ‘Sales continue to be pitiful so we are taking the display space back.’
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Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class | MindShift | KQED News

Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class | MindShift | KQED News | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
For children, acting out words on the page can yield benefits. Especially for beginning readers, physically moving objects or one’s own body can provide a
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Tech Specialists Can Teach Reading, Too

Tech Specialists Can Teach Reading, Too | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
How I used technology to engage and enrich close reading with a small group.
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I can highlight in colour and annotate using the Kindle and Kobo apps on an iPad. 

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Reading Fiction Can Make You a Much Better Person, According to Science

Reading Fiction Can Make You a Much Better Person, According to Science | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
What's different about people who read novels? Their brains. 
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The Five Truths of Reading

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I have been immersed in the world of literacy for the past three days at ILA.  I have come up to breathe only at night, and my thoughts have not fully found their resting place just yet.  For every...
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Choice is central to reading; it leads to comfort with and love of reading. I developed a course that included both direction and choice, using the research and teaching anecdotes in Understanding Teenagers' Reading by Jack Thomson. 

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From the Qin Dynasty to Concord, MA: A History of Book Banning

From the Qin Dynasty to Concord, MA: A History of Book Banning | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Words can be dangerous. Though we tend to think of censorship and book banning as modern phenomena, the prohibition of books has existed since the creation of the written word. In honor of Banned Book Week (Sept. 25-Oct. 1), I want to take a quick look back at censored books in history. Traditionally the people who…
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The Story of How Handwriting Evolved, and May Soon Die Off

The Story of How Handwriting Evolved, and May Soon Die Off | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
“The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” by Anne Trubek, urges a long goodbye and an embrace of a neurological metamorphosis.
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Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.

Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall
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The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us

The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
The stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we feel shape our emotional and ethical reality, which of course is the great psychological function of literature and the reason why art can…
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Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List

Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
“Stop! I cannot think this fast! Or rather I cannot grow this fast!”
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How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Reading doesn't just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.
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What the Google Books Victory Means for Readers

What the Google Books Victory Means for Readers | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Is a universal library finally within reach?
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Book consumption and reading habits in the UK (infographic)

Book consumption and reading habits in the UK (infographic) | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
The UK book industry stats, most well-read cities, and top-selling books – find all this info in a new infographic. Almost 100%…
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What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic | GOOD

What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic | GOOD | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Dyslexic individuals experience the written word in three dimensions. Try it out for yourself. #ProjectLiteracy
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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead - The New York Times

The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead - The New York Times | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
With readers on a reverse migration to print, the “e-book terror has kind of subsided” for bookstores and publishers.
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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead
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Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading | Bidisha

Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading | Bidisha | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Lists of top-selling paper and electronic books show that while on paper we prop up great literary careers, on ebooks we cater to our basest instincts
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