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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life.

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Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending

Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Even as anxious publishers are hoping to increase friction in the ebook lending experience, librarians have been clamoring for vendors of integrated library systems (ILS) to make e-lending a unified, sleek experience. Rather than navigating their patrons away from the library’s web presence to Balkanized, often commercial, third-party platforms, each with a different discovery and delivery experience, librarians have been demanding a single, easy-to-use, easy-to-search platform — an integration of the ILS with ebook vendor platforms.

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The Case for Buying iPads for Your Kids

The Case for Buying iPads for Your Kids | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

My wife and I made the decision last year to equip our kids with iPads, something that might have sounded excessive only the year before. Now it only makes sense.

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George and Joan, Thinking Out Loud about Libraries and Entrepreneurs

Times are tough, unemployment is up, and libraries have responded by expanding services to people who are looking for jobs. But how about addressing the needs of people who are creating jobs? Entrepreneurs, especially the “new creatives” – designers, chefs, writers, landscapers, crafters, techies, and other imaginative problem-solvers – are expected to play a leading role in the economic recovery. (Podcast)

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Ton espace @ SBPNB: Graceling

Ton espace @ SBPNB: Graceling | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Si vous êtes à la recherche d'un livre fantastique rempli d'action et d'amour, je vous suggère Graceling de Kristin Cashore.

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Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries

Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Apps Libraries Need to Pay Attention to:

- TeenBookFinder

- Buckeye Stroll

- Denver Public Library’s Creating Communities

- Yelp

- ScanJose.org

- ShelvAR

- Google Maps 6.0

- ideaflight.com

- Popplet.com


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Norfolk library reunites backpacker in Guatemala with bag

Norfolk library reunites backpacker in Guatemala with bag | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A backpacker has been reunited with his bag in Central America - thanks to a library 5,000 miles away in his hometown.

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Coloriages, Comptines, Bricolages, Histoires et paroles de chansons pour les enfants de 0 à 5 ans

0-5ans est le site des enfants de 0 à 5 ans et de leurs parents, pour bricoler, colorier, chanter, dessiner, jouer et discuter.

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Nuit blanche Manga à la Grande Bibliothèque

Dans le cadre de son année Manga et à l'occasion de la neuvième Nuit blanche à Montréal du Festival Montréal en lumière, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales ...

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Le cloud computing pour les bibliothécaires et les curateurs numériques

Le cloud computing pour les bibliothécaires et les curateurs numériques | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Aujourd’hui, le Cloud Computing connaît un déploiement tous azimuts au niveau d’un grand nombre de professions et il est temps pour les bibliothécaires et les curateurs de contenus numériques d’entrevoir tous les usages qu’ils peuvent attendre de cette nouvelle technologie prometteuse.


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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe. Whether you’re a librarian, student, teacher, or just an avowed bibliophile, Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.

 

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CBC Books - The CanLit Hunger Games

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To mark the launch of the film, CBC Books is excited to present a CanLit version of the Hunger Games! That's right. We've identified 24 iconic and memorable characters created by Canadian authors and placed them in a hypothetical fight for survival -- and we want you to choose who you think would emerge victorious!

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Star Wars invades Four Fathers Memorial Library

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AMHERST – Messing with Darth Vader is a bad idea. That quickly became clear to anybody talking to 11-year-old Vincent Noseworthy, who made two Star Wars finger puppets Thursday at the Four Fathers Memorial Library.

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Book Series For Kids Three and Up

Book Series For Kids Three and Up | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I drove by a speed limit sign last week that said 17 ½ which seemed odd. So, I've organized into a top seven and a half list of books in a series for children ages three and above.

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The Best Kept Secret in U.S. Libraries: Services to Patrons with Vision and Learning Disabilities

And these aren’t limited to audiobooks, although those are included — musical scores, magazines, and more all can be had in Braille, refreshable Braille (a strip with cells that move along like ticker tape), and more. Materials also are offered in 52 foreign languages. Since 13 percent of military vets returning from Iraq have eye injuries, they are given special priority to receive the digital audio players, with materials that are updated weekly, if not daily.

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Reports of Reference Death May Be Exaggerated

Reports of Reference Death May Be Exaggerated | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Is reference dead? Yes. Can reference services still have an impact on the lives of users? Emphatically yes. This was the message offered up to a double session room filled to capacity at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia, delineating the difference between Big “R” reference and a more nimble and responsive vision of services anticipating 21st century user needs.

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YALSA Academy: Creating a Great Space for Teens

The Frisco Public Library Youth Services Staff provides great ideas on how to create a welcoming and friendly environment for teens.

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Your Space @ NBPLS: The St. Patrick's Day Storm Myth

Your Space @ NBPLS: The St. Patrick's Day Storm Myth | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Sure, March is a messy weather month in New Brunswick and we always receive a sloppy, unpredictable mix bag of weather, but is there any historical truth to these famed St. Paddy’s Day snow dumps?

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Want A New Bike? Check One Out From The Library

Want A New Bike? Check One Out From The Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ever want to try that new electric bicycle zipping around town, a folding bike, or maybe that rugged looking cargo bike?


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‘Amazon is the 1%' - Sherman Alexie

‘Amazon is the 1%' - Sherman Alexie | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Alexie says he continues to be “mystified” by authors who defend Amazon, calling themselves rebels. “When I attack Amazon, I am not attacking Internet literary culture, which I am firmly and happily a part of,” he writes. “No, I am attacking a huge corporation that has escaped most liberal and literary rebel moral and economic scrutiny. I don’t think many or most people realize that Amazon wants to put bookstores out of business. All bookstores. That’s the only explanation for their business practices. And for you e-fundamentalists who are addicted to that $9.99 e-book price, you will be sobered up when Amazon gets their monopoly and begins to raise praises. To put it in recent terms, Amazon is in the 1% and independent bookstores are in the 99%. So who are you going to fight for?”

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L'Aire libre: une télé Web pour le livre et l'art

L'Aire libre: une télé Web pour le livre et l'art | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La librairie Monet et l'organisme L'Aire libre lancent conjointement un site de Web télé et de baladodiffusion. «On filmait déjà les événements, les conférences et les rencontres qui se tiennent à la librairie, explique la responsable des communications et animatrice Anne-Pascale Lizotte. On voulait une plateforme pour les retransmettre et créer des émissions de contenus où on serait totalement libres.»

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Libraries using twitter: how do you approach the thorny issue of replies? « « thewikiman thewikiman

Libraries using twitter: how do you approach the thorny issue of replies? « « thewikiman thewikiman | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Interesting discussion in the comments about how libraries handle the issue of replies in Twitter.


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L’e-veille en 7 liens (3) : Spécial architecture et aménagement de bibliothèque

L’e-veille en 7 liens (3) : Spécial architecture et aménagement de bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Nouvelle collection de liens sur l'architecture et l'aménagement de bibliothèque par @TouriaFadaili.


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InsideToronto Article: Seniors get tech savvy with the help of some new friends

InsideToronto Article: Seniors get tech savvy with the help of some new friends | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Shura Eadie, 89, used Skype for the first time to speak to her grandson, his wife and her great-grandchildren, who live in Bermuda. Eadie is part of the Cyber-Seniors program that pairs teens and seniors to teach them how to navigate the World Wide Web.

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Google Gives Search Engine a Refresh

Google Gives Search Engine a Refresh | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Google is giving its tried-and-true Web-search formula a makeover as it tries to fix the shortcomings of today's technology and maintain its dominant market share.

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