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Game of Books Plans to Reward Reading

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Ever wish that someone besides your Twitter following cared how many books you read last year? Or was willing to give you more than a pat on the back in the coffee room at work for reading more books than anyone else in your office? Here’s your chance. Aaron Stanton’s recently fully-funded Kickstarter campaign was to create the online game, Game of Books, in which readers earn badges and “experience points” for advancing through the levels. Players advance by reading more and more titles, which is information they can share through existing social media and reading-focused online communities like Goodreads.

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Female Librarians on Horseback Delivering Books, ca. 1930s

Female Librarians on Horseback Delivering Books, ca. 1930s | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
These librarians would adventure through muddy creeks and snowy hills just to deliver books to the people of these isolated areas.
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How public libraries are reinventing themselves for the 21st century

How public libraries are reinventing themselves for the 21st century | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Coding workshops. 3D printers. And books. Far from extinct, today’s public library is about access to technology as much as to knowledge.
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Things to Come: A Timeline of Future Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

Things to Come: A Timeline of Future Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Designer antibodies, volcano mining, and biomimetic materials. The future is wild.
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Library of Congress will no longer save every tweet

Library of Congress will no longer save every tweet | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
High volume, longer tweets, and growth of embedded content all fed into decision.
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Les mots qui libèrent

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Elles ont fraudé, cambriolé, tué. Mais donnez-leur à lire, et elles redécouvrent un sens à leur vie. Notre journaliste raconte six mois d'immersion dans le club de lecture de la prison pour femmes de Joliette.
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Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level

Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Our recent article on reading levels and the dangers of using strictly prescribed leveling systems in libraries for young readers sparked much dialogue and debate. One of the most popular and widely
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Subtle Nudges: Reminding Your Audience about Upcoming Events

Subtle Nudges: Reminding Your Audience about Upcoming Events | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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Public Libraries: “The Experiential Library: The Future of Family Learning”

Public Libraries: “The Experiential Library: The Future of Family Learning” | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Interactive game experiences such as treasure hunts, mystery trails and Pokemon Go type apps have huge potential to enhance family learning

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Chris Selley: Libraries feel the heat on freedom of speech

Chris Selley: Libraries feel the heat on freedom of speech | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Nobody wants Nazis in public libraries. But it's tough to find a coherent case to ban them without undermining libraries' most important function
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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books? - EdSurge News

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books? - EdSurge News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Googl
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‘Children say it feels like home’: the mobile library for refugees in Greece

‘Children say it feels like home’: the mobile library for refugees in Greece | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Realising that people who have fled their homes need more than just food and shelter, a pair of volunteers decided to requisition a minivan and turn it into something that would help enrich lives
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Is a library without books still a library? Some thoughts on The Library as space

Is a library without books still a library? Some thoughts on The Library as space | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Text of my talk at The Danish Research Library Associations Winter Assembly 2017, Korsoer, Denmark. I like people. Not all people but in general. I strongly believe that people talking to each other, sharing ideas, challenging one another on believes and arguments makes this world a better place. The landscape of human beings interacting has…
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Pew analysis finds that Millennials are the most likely generation to use their public libraries – Library Research Service

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The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life

The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
As local news outlets disappear in America, some libraries are gaining new relevance.  
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6 Library Trends Of 2017 That We Noticed

6 Library Trends Of 2017 That We Noticed | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
We’ve created a list of library trends of 2017 based on interviews with library thought leaders and on our own experience with libraries. Read here!
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Reports of libraries' demise, based on flawed jobs data, are greatly exaggerated

Reports of libraries' demise, based on flawed jobs data, are greatly exaggerated | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
A widely shared article declaring libraries and archives to be among the fastest-declining industries in America has been debunked.
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Lawyer or Librarian? Who Will Answer Your Copyright Question?

Lawyer or Librarian? Who Will Answer Your Copyright Question? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Should a lawyer or librarian answer copyright questions in your organization? It depends on the type of question and nature of your answer.
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La bibliothèque tarifée en voie de disparition

La bibliothèque tarifée en voie de disparition | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
La gratuité devient la norme dans les 173 bibliothèques publiques du Québec. En 2011, encore 27 d’entre elles exigeaient un tarif pour permettre d’emprunter des livres ou d’autres documents. Avec quelques semaines à faire en 2017, il n’en reste plus que sept.
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The Radical Reference Librarians Who Use Info to Challenge Authority

The Radical Reference Librarians Who Use Info to Challenge Authority | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
An unshushable social movement is afoot.
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The role of technology in library outreach – the library homepage

The role of technology in library outreach – the library homepage | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

5 ways to turn your library management system homepage into an outreach superstar

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Analysis | School librarian rejects books donated by Melania Trump in tough letter to first lady

Analysis | School librarian rejects books donated by Melania Trump in tough letter to first lady | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Library media specialist says the first lady should have given them to needy communities and that the books were a cliche.
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How Public Libraries Are a Boon to Small Business | American Libraries Magazine

How Public Libraries Are a Boon to Small Business | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Libraries from coast to coast have won accolades for being oases in the unemployment desert for millions of job seekers using their libraries’ free internet computers to sharpen their interview skills and sift through job boards. Much less recognized is that many libraries are also making important contributions to the nation’s economic recovery by assisting … Continue reading How Public Libraries Are a Boon to Small Business →
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Top 5 Social Media Tips from “The Art of Social Media” for Libraries

Top 5 Social Media Tips from “The Art of Social Media” for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
I’m always on the lookout for great business books, and recently came across The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. Written by former chief Apple Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki, and social media marketing consultant Peg Fitzpatrick, this short book is still incredibly relevant despite its 2014 publication date. Here are my top 5…
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Le livre contre l’asphalte - La Presse+

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L’une des courses à la mairie qu’il faudra suivre en novembre prochain est sans doute celle qui se jouera à Gatineau. Nous assisterons à un duel entre deux candidats dont l’enjeu sera l’amélioration des bibliothèques publiques.
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Libraries: Be Careful What You Wish For

Libraries: Be Careful What You Wish For | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Last week we discussed the new "cost-per-circulation" (CPC) model for public libraries -- in which they can make e-books available to patrons and pay the publisher per "loan" instead of paying fixed fees to "acquire" titles as if they were print books (the "pretend it's print" or PIP model). HarperCollins has just become the first…
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