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New Teen Place opening at Schaumburg Library

New Teen Place opening at Schaumburg Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

At a cost of $1.2 million, the 6,000-square-foot center at the library, 130 S. Roselle Road, will cater to the 11,000 teens between 12 and 19 years old in the village. The new area features a digital production studio with green screen, advanced music-creation and video-production and -editing software, two smart discussion rooms, a multipurpose room for programs, movies, gaming and performances, a digital whiteboard, high-tech collaboration stations plus 30 MacBook Pros, four iMacs, five iPads and, for gamers, four versions of PS3, Xbox 360 Kinect and Wii consoles. A three-dimensional printer and scanner are also available.

 

-Elizabeth Owens-Shiele

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Get your library in Goodreads [OCLC]

The new agreement pledges to improve Goodreads members’ experience of finding fresh, new things to read through libraries. It will also provide libraries with a way to reach this key group of dedicated readers through social media. As a WorldCat.org traffic partner since 2007, Goodreads has sent more than 5 million Web referrals to WorldCat.org.

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Gale Names Auraria Library Winner of the 'Out-of-the-Box' Marketing Contest

Gale Names Auraria Library Winner of the 'Out-of-the-Box' Marketing Contest | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Auraria Library, a tri-institutional library serving three separate institutions of higher education in downtown Denver, wanted to create a campaign that would resonate with their active urban students. The "Books and Boards" campaign does that by leveraging Colorado's action sports culture, specifically skateboarding - it's one of the top three states for skateboard parks per capita and the sport has exploded on the Auraria campus. Using the money from Gale, the library will purchase 200-300 professionally-built skateboards. The skateboard graphic will be determined through a graphic design contest, which will create a buzz about the project well before the boards arrive on campus. The boards will be given away to high school students, incoming freshman and at other campus events.

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Who Has the Better Book Covers: U.S. or U.K.?

Who Has the Better Book Covers: U.S. or U.K.? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Here are 10 books, U.K. on the left and U.S. on the right. Which do you prefer?

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Rwandan Author Wins Prestigious French Literary Award

Rwandan Author Wins Prestigious French Literary Award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Scholastique Mukasonga, a Rwandan author living in France, has won this year's Prix Renaudot, a prestigious French literary award, for her novel Notre-Dame du Nil. The award was a big surprise, since initially she wasn't even shortlisted.

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Library in a Disaster Zone

Library in a Disaster Zone | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What can a library do when people are cold, tired, hungry, and scared? The library brings them all the things it always does. It provides information, such as FEMA applications, where aid centers are set up, locations for Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. It provides comfort: charge your cell phone, send an email, or just get out of the cold for a few minutes. It provides entertainment: books were lent whether people had a library card or not.

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Michael Geist - What the New Copyright Law Means For You

Michael Geist - What the New Copyright Law Means For You | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

 

The good news is that the law now features a wide range of user-oriented provisions that legalize common activities. For example, time shifting, or the recording of television shows, is now legal under Canadian copyright after years of residing in a grey area. The law also legalizes format shifting, copying for private purposes, and the creation of backup copies. This will prove helpful for those seeking to digitize content, transfer content to portable devices, or create backups to guard against accidental deletion or data loss...

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Canada: New Online Portal Provides Digital Access to Saskatchewan’s History | LJ INFOdocket

Canada: New Online Portal Provides Digital Access to Saskatchewan’s History | LJ INFOdocket | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Saskatchewan History Online” showcases the province’s culture and history, including First Nations and Métis culture, in a central location.

This allows anyone to find collections that were less accessible due to the physical location or the fragility of the work.

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Ebook Sales Now 16% of Total Book Market in Canada

Ebook Sales Now 16% of Total Book Market in Canada | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Surging ebook sales now represent an estimated 16.3 per cent of the overall book market in Canada, a figure that caught even some industry watchers by surprise

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Fifty Shades of Grey nominated for National Book award

Fifty Shades of Grey nominated for National Book award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

EL James's bestselling erotic novel to go up against Kate Mosse's Citadel for popular fiction book of the year gong.

 

-Alison Flood

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Canada Reads 2013: The Top 5s | Canada Reads with Jian Ghomeshi

Canada Reads 2013: The Top 5s | Canada Reads with Jian Ghomeshi | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Canada Reads: Turf Wars is heating up. First, there was a free-for-all: Canadians could recommend any novel they wanted to see on Canada Reads 2013. Your hard work is done, Canada. It's up to the panelists now. Each panelist represents one of the Turf War regions. They will pick the book they'll take into the ring with them in February from their respective region's Top 5 list.

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Linda Spalding wins Governor-General's award

Linda Spalding wins Governor-General's award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Toronto writer Linda Spalding has joined husband Michael Ondaatje in the highest rank of the Canadian literary pantheon by winning the $25,000 Governor-General’s Literary Award for her novel, The Purchase, bringing the total of G-G awards on the family mantelpiece to a record six.

 

-John Barber

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L'iPad, ami des personnes souffrant de problèmes de vue

L'iPad, ami des personnes souffrant de problèmes de vue | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Bonne nouvelle pour ceux qui souffrent de déficiences visuelles, rapportée par Cult of Mac. Une étude présentée ce dimanche, dans le cadre du 116e meeting annuel de l'American Academy of Ophthalmology, démontrerait les vertus de l'usage de l'iPad en tête, mais également des autres ordinateurs et tablettes rétro-éclairés, pour les lecteurs atteints de troubles de la vision.

 

-Julien Helmlinger

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Camel libraries improve literacy in Kenya

Camel libraries improve literacy in Kenya | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Many nomadic families in North Eastern Province live too far from traditional libraries, so the Kenya National Library Services is working to bring reading materials to them.

 

-Bosire Boniface

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10 Great Authors We Should All Stop Pigeonholing

10 Great Authors We Should All Stop Pigeonholing | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This week, we read a great article at Slate about Ursula K. Le Guin and the genre distinctions (or lack thereof) in her work. This article portends an even greater event, the publication of Le Guin’s new self-chosen best-of collection, The Unreal and the Real, later this month, so we’ve decided to take a look at Le Guin and other authors who have found themselves neatly boxed and categorized by the collective consciousness — but shouldn’t be.

 

-Emily Temple

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The Library Marketing Toolkit: YouTube versus Vimeo: which one is best for Library marketing?

The Library Marketing Toolkit: YouTube versus Vimeo: which one is best for Library marketing? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

So what are the differences between the big two video sharing sites, YouTube and Vimeo, and how should they play in to your marketing choices?

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The CatCase: a Bookcase and a Ideal Playground for Your Cat

The CatCase: a Bookcase and a Ideal Playground for Your Cat | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The CatCase combines a bookcase and a cat tree in one. It stores books, dvd?s etc. while at the same time being the ideal playground for your cat.

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Corsican tale wins France's Prix Goncourt - CBC News

Corsican tale wins France's Prix Goncourt - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A novel that's been described as a poetic Corsican epic has won France's top literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. French writer and teacher Jérôme Ferrari was named winner of the venerable literary honour on Wednesday for his book Le Sermon sur la Chute de Rome (The Sermon on the Fall of Rome).

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Canadian 'SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody' heating up box offices in U.S.

Canadian 'SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody' heating up box offices in U.S. | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

TORONTO - After heating up box offices — and body parts — in the U.S., a hit Canadian stage spoof of the bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" is attracting interest around the world as it gets set to debut on this side of the border.

 

-Victoria Ahearn

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The United States of YA | Epic Reads

A while back, I posted in the forums asking for people to help me find a YA book for every single state in the US. A lot of you helped me out, and so did this list when I needed to fill in the gaps. I didn’t tell you what I was using the info for, but now I’m finally able to reveal my true intentions. A MAP! Yes, that’s right. I created a map of the United States, picking one book for each state. Browse through, download, print, share the map and don’t forget to tell us how many states you’ve visited through books!

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Out of the Trenches: A Linked Open Data Project

Partners of the Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Network (PCDHN) have developed a "proof-of-concept" to showcase a sampling of the network's wealth of digital resources.

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Amazon Best Books 2012 Revealed

Amazon Best Books 2012 Revealed | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Amazon has released its list of the top 100 books of 2012, as well as top 10 lists in over two dozen categories, from children's books to celebrity picks. The top 10 includes Louise Erdrich, Kevin Powers, and Gillian Flynn.

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Bookworms Unite — Canada Rocks Out On Reading With A National Campaign

Bookworms Unite — Canada Rocks Out On Reading With A National Campaign | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Canada, we want to know what you're reading. Well, not us, specifically, but a whole campaign that's aiming to get the country reading. With the launch of the National Book Campaign this week, people from across Canada are showing off their best bookworm skills and demonstrating why reading is so important to their lives.

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Now You’re Talking!: Your collection won’t be complete without these must-have new audiobooks for tweens and teens | School Library Journal

Now You’re Talking!: Your collection won’t be complete without these must-have new audiobooks for tweens and teens | School Library Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We asked some audio-savvy school and public librarians each to recommend 10 must-have audiobooks for middle school and high school students released in late 2011 and 2012. Their selections offer a rich variety of genres that run the gamut from realistic fiction to nonfiction and from historical fiction to fantasy and sci-fi. The choices also target some tough topics, including drug addiction, war, segregation, and, of course, young love.

 

-Phyllis Levy Mandell

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Library Card Design Contest Winners Announced by San Francisco PL

Library Card Design Contest Winners Announced by San Francisco PL | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The San Francisco Public Library has announced the winners of its Library Card Design Contest organized by ImproveSF, a citywide program designed to help the local government to work directly with its citizens on different projects. Five winning designs—one from each of five age/grade categories—were ultimately selected from a field of 3,500 entries submitted in September and October. These five winning designs will be featured on new San Francisco library cards issued in 2013...

 

-Matt Enis

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