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TOC 2012: LeVar Burton, Libraries and The Bookstore of the Future

TOC 2012: LeVar Burton, Libraries and The Bookstore of the Future | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Calvin Reid:

"O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change conference returned to New York with a typical high profile slate focused on publishing innovation driven by technology and a new vision of just what publishing can mean.

 This year’s TOC kicked off with an inspirational keynote by actor, director and now digital entrepreneur, LeVar Burton, before turning quickly to the big issues surrounding libraries and e-book lending and a new and breathtaking vision of independent bookselling."

 

 

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Share a love of reading through the library - volunteers

Share a love of reading through the library - volunteers | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Hey you, person with your nose buried in a book or an e-reader:
Look up for just a moment. You know how much you love to read?"

 

"East Valley cities public libraries: All rely on volunteers - adults and teens -- to help with shelving books, answering patrons' questions, and more."

 

 

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Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide

Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

AnnaLaura Brown:

Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide http://t.co/BwbIawgh...

"Here are a few of the key points from this book:

1. Social Media has changed how patrons interact with the library.
2. Social Media has given libraries new options for marketing their services.
3. Social Media can be used as an avenue for change for libraries.
4. Social Media can be used very effectively to advocate for libraries.
5. Not every library will benefit from the same social media tools. You need to experiment to see what works for your library."

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For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World | School Librarian In Action @ Scoop It!

For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World | School Librarian In Action @ Scoop It! | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"A new study suggests that children prefer e-books to print books and that they retain and comprehend an equal amount of information from both print- and e-books."

 

"A new “QuickStudy” – so named for its short duration and the small size of its sample group – from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center observed 24 families with children ranging in age from three-to-six reading both print and e-books in the Summer and Fall of 2011. Most of the children in the study preferred reading an e-book to a print book and comprehension between the two formats were the same.

“If we can encourage kids to engage in books through an iPad, that’s a win already,” said Carly Shuler, senior consultant for industry studies at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to understanding how children learn through digital media."

Read more at DigitalBookWorld.com: For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/for-reading-and-learning-kids-prefer-e-books-to-print-books/#ixzz1j8QPvsIc

 

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If Libraries Didn't Exist, Would Publishers Be Trying To Kill Book Lending? | Techdirt

If Libraries Didn't Exist, Would Publishers Be Trying To Kill Book Lending? | Techdirt | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Against the background of today's war on sharing, exemplified by SOPA and PIPA, traditional libraries underline an inconvenient truth: allowing people to share things – principally books in the case of libraries – does not lead to the collapse of the industry trying to sell those same things. But publishers really don't seem to have learned that lesson, judging by this article in the New York Times about the nonsensical attitude they have to libraries lending out ebooks:

In their eyes, borrowing an e-book from a library has been too easy. Worried that people will click to borrow an e-book from a library rather than click to buy it, almost all major publishers in the United States now block libraries' access to the e-book form of either all of their titles or their most recently published ones."

 

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8 Online Libraries For Students, Teachers, And Researchers

8 Online Libraries For Students, Teachers, And Researchers | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Rean:

"Have you grown tired asking Google to find eBooks for you? Then why not directly go to online libraries with thousands and millions of collections entirely focused for books?

 

That’s the reason why I gathered the 8 best online libraries that students, teachers, and researches can use freely. Millions of books, hundreds of categories, and definitely for free!"

 

1. Project Gutenberg

2. The Free Library

3. Planet eBook

4. LibriVox

5. Wikibooks

6. Scribd

7. Ibiblio

8. GetCited

 

 

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We're Still in Love With Books - The Chronicle of Higher Education

We're Still in Love With Books - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

http://t.co/RmdXQY3w. An ode to books and libraries by a writer who also embraces digital technologies.

 

"Contrary to many futuristic projections—even from bibliophiles who, as a group, enjoy melancholy reveries—the recent technological revolution has only deepened the affection that many scholars have for books and libraries, and highlighted the need for the preservation, study, and cherishing of both."

 

 

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Librarian by Day: 9 reasons Publishers should Stop Acting Like Libraries Are The Enemy and Start Thanking Them | Cali the Librarian

"Librarian by Day: 9 reasons Publishers should Stop Acting Like Libraries Are The Enemy and Start Thanking them"

 

"Libraries let people read your books.

Libraries introduce people to your books.

We celebrate books and authors everyday, all year long.

Archives

Publicity

We WANT to buy your books.

We love books too.

Who else is going to pay those ridiculously high database and journal prices?

Library users are your best customers."

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Pioneering Internet Archivists Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger on Preservation in the Digital Age

Pioneering Internet Archivists Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger on Preservation in the Digital Age | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Internet archivists Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger discuss their efforts to build both a physical and digital library of every book ever published. "The idea is we can build a Library of Alexandria version two," says Kahle.

 

"Digitizing print collections with the Internet Archive"

 

 

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WorldCat: a librarians' tool the public can use | RedGage

Librarians have many specialized tools to help them do their work, including a single catalog of library collections all over the world. You can use that one, too!

 

WorldCat aspires to be a universal library catalog. It hasn’t made it yet, but it shows the holdings of about 27,000 different libraries in more than 170 different countries. Even though it does not contain the holdings of every library in the world, it easily lives up to its slogan “the world’s largest library catalog.”

 

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Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries | Peer to Peer Review

Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries | Peer to Peer Review | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @OWSLibrary: RT @blizf: Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries | Peer to Peer Review: http://t.co/bBdjzB63 via @addthis...

 

"So the Occupy Wall Street movement quickly acquired a library-not because information is needed. What with Google, Twitter, Facebook, and various streaming video sites, the movement is awash in information. It's more a way to define the community through a culturally meaningful form of sharing, a physical impulse to pass books from one hand to another. It's what you do when you come together: you pool your books so that they can be browsed and shared. Sharing books is communal nourishment, like breaking bread."

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More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian

More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian From cloud computing to data curation to open-source software, the world of technology offers great opportunity—and potential frustration.

 

"Nancy Courtney and her team of IT experts have set out to enhance the former and alleviate the latter. More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian follows up on Courtney's 2005 technology volume by tackling the most recent advances in IT. Each chapter describes a technology important to the library field..."

 

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Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers Printable (Pre-K - 12th Grade) - TeacherVision.com

Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers Printable (Pre-K - 12th Grade) - TeacherVision.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Start a dialogue about bullying by having an entire class or school read one of the books featured in this guide. Teachers, librarians, parents and caregivers can benefit by reading these books with children.
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Libraries Still an Important Discovery Source for Kids’ Books, Says Study — The Digital Shift | Student Learning through School Libraries

Libraries Still an Important Discovery Source for Kids’ Books, Says Study — The Digital Shift | Student Learning through School Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Kathy Ishizuka:

"Bowker survey also finds ebooks are growing in favor among teens, but with barriers to adoption.   When it comes to finding out about good books for children and teens, there’s more to it than Amazon.com."

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/02/ebooks/libraries-still-an-important-discovery-source-for-kids-books-says-study/

 

“Bookstores and libraries are still very important in discovery,” says Kelly Gallagher, VP of Publishing Services at RR Bowker, who presented key findings from the survey “Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age” at last month’s Digital Book World.Conducted by Bowker Market Research, the survey of 2,000 parents of kids ages 0–12 and 1,000 teens ages 13–17 also revealed some interesting stats regarding ebooks. While most parents (75 percent) have not yet bought an ebook, the rate for teens reading digital titles tripled from 2010 to 2011. Additionally, the survey underscored a potential discrepancy in what parents report about kids’ desire for print over digital books versus children’s actual preferences."

 

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Random House makes history, says it will sell books to libraries with no restriction on number of loans

Random House makes history, says it will sell books to libraries with no restriction on number of loans | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Dennis Johnson:

[...]yesterday, the biggest of the Big Six [publishers], Random House, threw caution to the wind and announced they’d struck a deal with libraries:

It was going to raise the price of its ebooks to library wholesalers, but once a library had bought the book, that was it. They could loan it out as many times as they wanted and never buy it again."

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Thinking outside the box with little libraries - JSOnline

Thinking outside the box with little libraries - JSOnline | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Meg Jones:

"Alicia Rheal of Madison is one of many caretakers of the growing phenomenon of Little Free Libraries - tiny boxes designed to promote literacy and the love of reading through free book exchanges."

"Instead of rows and rows of bookshelves filled with Dewey Decimal System-categorized tomes, Rheal's library is decidedly low-tech and charming. No library cards are required. There are no fines. In fact, library users are encouraged to take any book they want and keep it.

Rheal is one of many caretakers of the growing phenomenon of Little Free Libraries - tiny boxes designed to promote literacy and the love of reading through free book exchanges. Each Little Free Library has a sign that says "Take a Book, Leave a Book," though it's not a requirement to do both."

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Milwaukee Public Library's Brilliant Ad Campaign To Get People Reading More Books

Milwaukee Public Library's Brilliant Ad Campaign To Get People Reading More Books | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Milwaukee Public Library's Brilliant Ad Campaign To Get People Reading More Books: Love this.

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