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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift | The Browse | Scoop.it

"In the not-so-distant future, communities could view their local libraries as the place to go when they want to publish their own ebook, create and edit their latest song or video, or even design and print out plastic tools, toys, and prototypes. A growing number of libraries already offer their patrons tools such as recording equipment and sound and video editing software. Now, some are beginning to house 3D printers. In fact, many libraries have begun viewing such services as a core part of their mission. (For more on this, see the editorial “Owning Up to the Future.”)"

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Coming Soon: Jennifer Egan's

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This evening, the New Yorker Fiction Department (@NYerFiction) will start tweeting Jennifer Egan’s new story “Black Box,” which will appear in its entirety in the Science Fiction Issue, out on Monday.
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Lessons from the Typewriter | American Libraries Magazine

Lessons from the Typewriter | American Libraries Magazine | The Browse | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

 

"For the first time in decades, we are living through a moment in which the book is being reenvisioned and reenlivened, creating richer cultural expressions that paradoxically may be less universally accessible than before..  .  ."

 

" . .  .Libraries have been part of the social compact for more than 100 years, enabling the sharing of scarce goods such as books on behalf of the larger community, providing refuge from the unequal burden that wealth and poverty bear upon us. If access to books becomes more and more compartmentalized into proprietary stores, libraries will discover that the works they can procure for their communities will be reduced to remnants of a previously ubiquitous culture, now abandoned to boutique collectors, much like the LP."

 

 

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Why reading feeds our brain

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A recent New York Times article entitled, ‘Your Brain on Fiction’ by Annie Murphy Paul highlighted emerging research into the neuroscience of reading.  This article brought up several points which seem to be extremely relevant to scholars studying historical reading.


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Interactive Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

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Technology and Bloom's Taxonomy pyramid go together like a horse and carriage?


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Celebrated Authors Slated for 2012 Book Festival - News Releases (Library of Congress)

A long list of excellent authors set to visit the National Book Festival this September. . . it will be a busy weekend! 

 

"Event to Take Place on National Mall Sept. 22 and 23


Renowned authors Philip Roth, Mario Vargas Llosa, T.C. Boyle, Geraldine Brooks, Patricia Cornwell, Jeffrey Eugenides, and poet Nikky Finney will be among more than 100 writers speaking at the 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, between 9th and 14th streets on the National Mall. The event, free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine.

 

Other authors and poets slated to appear at the festival include Natalie Babbitt, Bob Balaban, Robert Caro, Stephen L. Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Michael Connelly, Junot Diaz, Thomas Friedman, Joy Harjo, Steve Inskeep, Walter Isaacson, Jewel, Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Mike Lupica, Lois Lowry. . . "

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World Digital Library Home

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The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films,...
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Morgan Freeman Teaches Kids to Read in Vintage Electric Company Footage from 1971

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Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption, and Million Dollar Baby) could have done worse than joining the cast of The Electric Company, the PBS children...
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The Chat Slang Dictionary

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A chat slang dictionary with meanings of acronyms, abbreviations, and emoticons used online and in text messaging.
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Transmedia Lab | Blog | When fan communities embrace the principle of storytelling 1/3

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"Fan communities are the places where all sorts of creativity is expressed which we will group under the label ‘fan production’ or ‘fan productivity’. This fan production is organised like a production network, with meaning and values like those of official networks. This fully-fledged ‘art world ’ (Jenkins, 2008 from Becker, 1988) is expressed in its own place and within its own culture: “fandom”. Fandom, the domain of fans, is that place which is never completely defined but always present where fans meet and share their experience as viewers/readers, whether through virtual meetings on websites, IRCs, forums, blogs, or real meetings at fan conventions, conversations with friends, writing workshops, concerts etc."

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QR Code Quest Scavenger Hunt- Part Deux! | The Daring Librarian

QR Code Quest Scavenger Hunt- Part Deux! | The Daring Librarian | The Browse | Scoop.it

 " . . . . This lesson I'm sharing is easily modified and is an example of how you can use mobile media in your school, classroom, or library. I can easily see how you could adapt this to say a SCIENCE! class, math class, or just about any subject area! The QR codes are included in the last pages of the lesson so you can see how they work. Also, don't forget my favourite FREE & platform friendly QR Code reader is inigma."

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Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers

Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers | The Browse | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow: The recent decision by Tor Books to ditch digital rights management signals the beginning of the end of the ebook format wars...
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The Anatomical Drawings of Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci, the archetype of the Renaissance Man, received some formal training in the anatomy of the human body.
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Three Great Creation Apps for Kids - ALSC - American Library ...

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How to use it in the library: Preschoolers will love playing on this app and rewatching their recorded creations. But the ... This all-in-one app allows users to record or upload videos, edit, add titles and transitions, and publish.


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CBC Diversity

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CBC Diversity supports and encourages diversity in children's literature in the publishing industry. 

 

"One of the most common questions that comes up around diversity is the issue of “Who can write what”—whether an author of one race can create a character of another, whether that character is then authentic, who gets to decide all this. When I’ve considered these situations as an editor, my judgment almost always starts with how much that writer is willing and able to radically decenter himself and his own privileges and biases in favor of those of his fictional character and culture, rendered in all its lights and shades . . . which also presupposes the writer has done enough research or gained enough experience with that culture to render the lights and shades authentically.. . "

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Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever | The Young and the Digital

Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever | The Young and the Digital | The Browse | Scoop.it

One thing is clear in our work at Texas City High School (TCHS) this year: students like to create their own media. Students at TCHS create their own YouTube channels, compose original music, comics, games, Tumblr pages, art work, and fashion designs.

 

As young people’s use of social and digital media applications continues to evolve they are developing what I call a “design disposition.” This is a reference to a distinct generational view that they expect to not only consume media content but create content, too.

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Will paper books exist in the future? Yes, but they’ll look different.

Will paper books exist in the future? Yes, but they’ll look different. | The Browse | Scoop.it
Don’t forget to read about the key and the other objects featured in our series on everyday design. The change has come more slowly to books than it came to music or to business correspondence, but by now it feels inevitable.
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What Makes a Good YA Dystopian Novel? — The Horn Book

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April Spisak asks: What Makes a Good YA Dystopian Novel? From the May/June 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.
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Introducing the Knowledge Graph

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection of the peo...

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The Time Tribe - Episodic time travel adventure game

"A history-based time travel adventure to thrill and enlighten kids, with epic storytelling, awesome gameplay, and real world fun."


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AudioLiterate - Free Audio Books

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This site has a great collection of audio recordings of books and short stories. You can either listen to chapters online or download the complete books.


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Preserving songs from fragile records for posterity with IRENE #archives #audio

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ASHA SRIDHAR:

"As an ageing record spins untouched by the spokes of a gramophone at the Roja Muthiah Research Library, M.K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar's timeless song Un Azhagai Kaana from the movie Thiruneelakantar is converted into 2-d black and white images by a device called IRENE, preserving it for posterity.

Other than the Library of Congress in the United States, Roja Muthiah Research Library is the only institution that has IRENE (Image Reconstruct Erase Noise Etc), an ingenious device that helps in archiving audio content of old records without scratching or even touching the record, says G. Sundar, director of the library.

IRENE, which reached the library two weeks ago, has just been set up, and will help the library archive audio content from records which are too fragile to be played with a conventional player or are deteriorating. “A high-end camera captures images of the grooves as the record is rotating. The software acts as a virtual needle by detecting the edges of the grooves. These images are then converted into sound files,” he says."


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Mini-ebooks: a natural home for articles that need a little room

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The success of Amazon's new platform for mid-length fiction and non-fiction is good news for writers, publishers – and readers, writes Anna Baddeley...
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The Da Vinci load: Leonardo's packing list revealed

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Leonardo's detritus of daily living now archived with strange "to do" list. 

 

Renaissance artist and anatomist needed pane of glass, forceps and a bone saw, a page from his notebook reveals...

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