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Bibliothèques en France : moins d'inscrits mais plus de fréquentation

Bibliothèques en France : moins d'inscrits mais plus de fréquentation | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le ministère de la Culture vient de rendre public le rapport annuel sur les bibliothèques municipales, présentant les données sur l'activité 2010. Le constat est simple : le nombre d'inscrits est en baisse, mais l'on assiste tout de même à une augmentation « sensible » de la fréquentation, entre 2005 et 2010. Et à ce titre, les bibliothèques restent « l'équipement public culturel le plus fréquenté par les Français ».

 

-Nicolas Gary

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Test : Le Kobo Glo, lecteur ebook brillant mais un peu raide

Test : Le Kobo Glo, lecteur ebook brillant mais un peu raide | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Dans le marché de plus en plus investi de la lecture numérique, Kobo a su se faire une place : il vient même de conduire Amazon à une légère accélération dans le planning de ses sorties, en témoigne la sortie, à un mois d'intervalle seulement par rapport aux États-Unis, du Kindle Paperwhite. Lui aussi équipé d'un écran illuminé, le Kobo Glo rend la lecture extrêmement confortable. Son utilisation, un peu moins.

 

-Antoine Oury

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Sasha Dence - Winner of the WFNS H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize for her novel Falling Ice

Sasha Dence - Winner of the WFNS H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize for her novel Falling Ice | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

 

Sasha Dence from Fredericton wins 1st place in The H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize (novel catagory) judged by Valerie Compton - pictured above at the award cermony at the Halifax Word on the Street Festival.

  

Photo: The 1st place 35th WFNS Atlantic Writing Competition Winners. From left to right: Sasha Dence, Roger Field, Patsy Clothier, Crystal Vaughan, Richard Levangie, and Ruth Morris Schneider.


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Lego Stockholm Public Library - Vagabondages

Lego Stockholm Public Library - Vagabondages | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Linus Minkowsky propose un set FlickR dans lequel il a recréé la bibliothèque municipale de Stockholm en LEGO.

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Your Space @ NBPLS: Teen authors & "NaNoWriMo" (Nano... what?) "NANOWRIMO!"

NaNoWriMo is "National Novel Writing Month." If you ever thought you had a novel in you, this November is the time to find out. From November 1st to November 30th the challenge is to write the rough draft of a 50,000 word novel. By signing up for NaNoWriMo you get support, encouragement and criticism from other writers. It's free and there are no rules (well, not many). And, it's working! Here is a list of published NaNoWriMo participants.

 

Nope, you're not too young to become a novelist. There are SO MANY amazing teen authors out there. Here's a list of some favourites you can find in the library:

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The Next Big Thing in SciFi: More Like Fringe | The Hub

The Next Big Thing in SciFi: More Like Fringe | The Hub | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In addition to its apocalyptic storylines, “Fringe” also has some excellent non sequitur zaniness, usually in the form of Walter Bishop’s inappropriately-timed sugar cravings. I lamented at the time that I couldn’t think of a single readalike that I could recommend to fans of the show. Then, like the Observers, they began to appear: books with parallel worlds, speculative science, and world-changing storylines. Could “Fringe” read-alikes be the next big thing in science fiction for young adults?

 

-Erin Daly

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Quill & Quire » Joseph Boyden’s new novel to examine Canada’s formative years

Quill & Quire » Joseph Boyden’s new novel to examine Canada’s formative years | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Plot and release date announced for Joseph Boyden new book, The Orenda. The Orenda is his first YA title.

 

 


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The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: Capitalizing on Cultural Memes

The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: Capitalizing on Cultural Memes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We all notice memes and cultural touchstones that circulate in our respective worlds. They used to come in the form of email jokes that we forwarded; now social media has made them even easier to share. I'm happy to see not only individual librarians, but also library organizations, get in on the act. Here's a big one I just saw.


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The History of GIFs

The History of GIFs | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A look into the origins and current reception of the Internet's most spunky file format — the animated GIF.

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Aboriginal library being created in Millbrook - Truro Daily News

Aboriginal library being created in Millbrook - Truro Daily News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"Anyone looking for materials on Mi'kmaq history will have hundreds of items at their fingertips in the New Year thanks to a new aboriginal library and resource project now underway.Gordon Pictou, senior heritage interpreter and program manager, is working on expanding the resources available in ‘Our Voices - Our Stories' and material should be arriving in the next couple of months.

 

"We had some items already but we've just ordered about 150 more resources, such as books and videos, and other items such as educational material and handbooks," said Pictou."

 

Source: Truro Daily News


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Le prix Man Booker 2012 remis à la romancière Hilary Mantel

Le prix Man Booker 2012 remis à la romancière Hilary Mantel | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La romancière britannique Hilary Mantel a reçu mardi le prix Man Booker 2012, devenant ainsi la première femme et le premier auteur britannique à s'adjuger deux fois cette haute distinction littéraire.


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La micro-bibliothèque

La Micro-bibliothèque c'est une initiative (DIY) artisanale qui permet aux habitants d'un même quartier de se rencontrer et d'échanger des livres...à essayer dans votre commune ?...


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Teens choose 'Divergent' as their favorite book in YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

Teens choose 'Divergent' as their favorite book in YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
The 2012 Teens’ Top Ten is:
"Divergent" by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books) "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile) "Legend" by Marie Lu (Penguin Group/Putnam Juvenile) "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) "What Happened to Goodbye" by Sarah Dessen (Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile) "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis (Penguin Group/Razorbill) "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer (Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends) "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press) "Where She Went" by Gayle Forman (Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile) "Abandon" by Meg Cabot(Scholastic/ Point)
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America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong : NPR

America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong : NPR | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year.


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What Is Pheed?

What Is Pheed? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Pheed is the latest social network start up to roll off the factory line, promising to change our internet lives (or something). It combines aspects of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr (among others), and coats itself in a celebrity-endorsed sheen. So what is Pheed?

 

-Adrian Covert

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Stephen King surprises New Brunswick high school students

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SUSSEX, New Brunswick — A small group of Sussex high school students got the writing critique of a lifetime Friday morning when literary horror-master Stephen King made a surprise visit to their school.

 

King, the renowned author of books such as “The Stand,” “The Shining,” “The Dark Tower” series, “The Green Mile” and the recent JFK book “11/22/63: A Novel,” gathered with 18 lucky students in the school’s library to provide feedback on their work. “I thought it was absolutely insane that he was actually at our school,” said Matthew Beyer, a 12th-grade student who shook King’s hand.

“It was quite a shock. We just walked into the library and Stephen King is standing there.” King then spoke to about 80 other students in the auditorium where he told them about his short time as a high school teacher and about how he dreams up the ideas for his novels. King was at the school after a yearlong campaign to get the author, who lives in Bangor, Maine, to visit the school by Halloween 2012.


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"Gangnam Style" in the library

A flash mob of 2,500+ University of Maryland students joins Testudo, featured dancers and members of the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band to dance to PSY's "Gangnam Style."

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10 Haunted Libraries Around the World

10 Haunted Libraries Around the World | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Since the first post, 10 Haunted Libraries of the US was so popular, I thought an international edition was in order. Here are 10 more haunted libraries throughout the world.

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‘Indianthusiasm’: Romanticized ideas about First Nations life offer escapism for Germans | Canada | News | National Post

‘Indianthusiasm’: Romanticized ideas about First Nations life offer escapism for Germans | Canada | News | National Post | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"More than a century ago, as Germany was striving to match the imperial ambitions of the other European powers, the imaginations of its people were captured by the tales of Old Shatterhand, a German travelling the American frontier, and his loyal Apache guide, Winnetou.

 

German writer Karl May’s serial adventures were beloved by Hitler and Albert Einstein alike; they spoke to the colonial longings of the German people at the time.

 

The genre continues to have a weird resonance in Germany even today, said Hartmut Lutz, who is teaching a course in German “Indianthusiasm” at the University of Calgary this term as a visiting scholar — one who has studied topics related to Germany’s treatment of North American aboriginal cultures for decades."

 

-Jen Gerson, National Post


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A Big Six publisher officially grants ownership of its e-books to libraries

A Big Six publisher officially grants ownership of its e-books to libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"In a Library Journal item posted today, reporter Michael Kelley writes that Random House—one of the so-called Big Six publishers, don’t forget—has made a rather stunning proclamation in regards to their sales of e-books to libraries. The following quotes are the words of Skip Dye, Random House’s vice president of library and academic marketing and sales, who participated in two recent interviews with Kelly:

“When libraries buy their RH, Inc. ebooks from authorized library wholesalers,” says Skip Dye, Random House’s vice president of library and academic marketing and sales, “it is our position that they own them. This is our business model: we sell copies of our ebooks to an approved list of library wholesalers, and those wholesalers are supposed to resell them to libraries. In our view, this purchase constitutes ownership of the book by the library. It is not a license.”


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À la bibliothèque, le café-tricot-thé fait de nombreux adeptes

À la bibliothèque, le café-tricot-thé fait de nombreux adeptes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L'idée est pour le moins originale : « Partager son savoir-faire ou s'initier aux tricotages et autres bavardages textiles. » Animée par Lily Wave (alias Cécile Blaizot-Genvrin), la deuxième édition du café-tricot-thé a rencontré un vif succès samedi après-midi à la bibliothèque d'Hérouville. L'artiste plasticienne textile souligne qu'« il ne s'agit pas d'animer un cours ou un atelier mais avant tout de créer un espace de rencontres et d'échanges ». Et le public a compris la démarche : on y croise des jeunes, passés entre copains s'initier au tricot et savourer ce moment de convivialité, des personnes seules ou en groupe, des mamans venues avec leurs enfants, partager quelques instants de complicité.

 


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The Nobel prize in literature: a Chinese Dickens?

The Nobel prize in literature: a Chinese Dickens? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A prestigious award for a Chinese writer sparks debate about literary freedom.

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Top 10 Scary Books

Top 10 Scary Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Scary movies are always popular around Halloween  and some of the best horror films were adapted from books. There's something about  reading a scary story and letting your imagination run wild that really seems  increase the fright factor — especially if you're at home. Alone. At night. With so many great ones to choose from, we wanted to find the scariest on the  shelves...

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Emma Thompson livre ses conseils de lecture aux parents

Emma Thompson livre ses conseils de lecture aux parents | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Avec modération toutefois pour ce qui concerne le Chardonnay...


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Donating Ebooks?

Q. Our local library, like so many others, now offers ebooks for loan. Their inventory is not as great as I would like. I’d like to be able donate ebooks I have purchased, just as I would donate paper copies of books I no longer wish to own, but I’m told this isn’t possible. Could you explain the difference to me and let me know if there is legislation in the works that can correct this seemingly unfair disparity?

 

A. This question, which came to us in several different forms this past week touches on a number of issues related to digital content management. We asked Carrie Russell, our colleague in ALA’s Washington Office, for assistance. Here’s what she said: "Ebooks cannot be donated because their use is governed by contract rather than the copyright law..."

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