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How to Find Creative Commons Video Assets

Creating a YouTube video is a breeze now that nearly every computer has built-in video editing software. But integrating images, music or other media …

9 Books Based on Your Favorite Netflix Show

We entered a very literary weekend, with Friday marked as Read a Book Day and Sunday as International Literacy Day.<p>Even with those extra reminders to …

Getting to Know Our Mind-Reading Smartphone Apps

The latest thing in smart phones is called "predictive technology." Will users be relinquishing the ability to remember to a machine?<p>LISTEN TO THIS …

Classic Dr. Seuss titles will be released as ebooks starting on September 24th

The classic works of Dr. Seuss are getting an update for the digital age. Publisher Random House has announced that 40 of Dr. Seuss' books will be converted into ebooks and put on sale starting on September 24th. The books will be published in three waves, with the first group including classics …

Public Libraries Add Multimedia Learning to Digital Mission

—Joshua A. Bickel for Education Week<p>Gone are the days of just dusty book spines and the sounds of silence.<p>Throughout the country, public libraries …

Malala Yousafzai helps Birmingham bet on books

In an era when reading just about anything on paper seems almost archaic, Birmingham is making a big bet on the printed word.<p>On Tuesday, this industrial city of one million people, where the recession still bites and jobs are hard to find, opened a $300-million public library. At 31,000 square …

Malala Yousafzai

Library Data Visualization

Publishers Weekly: Best New Books For The Week Of August 26, 2013

<i>First published in Publishers Weekly:</i><p>This week, the dead return to life, blood-pumping episodes of derring-do and heroism, and Amy Grace Loyd's The Affairs of Others. Plus: the latest from Edwidge Danticat.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best New Books<p>Copyright (c) 2013 PWxyz, LLC, Publishers Weekly. Used by …

OverDrive Shares Findings From Recent End User Survey in New Infographic

The following findings are from a Spring 2013 survey that OverDrive conducted of end users. They were first shared at Digipalooza a few weeks ago and …

The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind

At one Newark public high school, accessible Wi-Fi can be more valuable than a bus ride home.<p>In Newark, a city with one of the highest poverty rates …

A library card may get you more than you think - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> finally tonight, kipdles and ipads have given us new ways to read books and that's got some local libraries having to reinvent themselves. tonight john yang with changes at the checkout desk.>> reporter: when ralph mandarino goes to the grosse public library outside of detroit it's not always …

What Would a World Without Libraries Look Like? Kids Have Their Say.

Sometimes the job has its perks. A few years ago, I was asked to be a judge for a student library essay contest being held by a local councilman. The …

Reading: It's Like a Portal to Another World

Seniors Are Fastest Social Media Adopters in U.S.

Seniors citizens in the United States are finally jumping on the social media bandwagon. This year, 43% of Americans over 65 use at least one social …

E Ink Reports 46% Sales Drop, Expects E-Reader Shipments To Be Flat This Year

E-readers, such as the Kindle and the Sony Reader, were a novelty five years ago. But they are already on their way out. Display manufacturer E Ink Holdings reported its quarterly earnings and sales are down 46 percent year over year with a net loss of $33.6 million. It isn’t the first net loss, …

Library Card Mosaic

Steve Campion writes:<p><i>I was building a library card gallery (scroll down the page: http://www.wa-list.com/?p=418) and decided to gather them together</i> …

Amazon, Kobo and Sony petition FCC to exempt e-readers from accessibility laws

Amazon (s AMZN), Kobo and Sony (s SNE) are petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to permanently exempt e-readers from certain federal …

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest 1-Floor Library

A sprawling abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas has been transformed into the nation’s largest public library, with self-check-out kiosks and an art …

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics and charts

Updated on Mar 18, 2018<p>5,322<p><b>Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer.</b><p>It’s …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

The New Explosion in Audio Books

How They Re-emerged as a Rare Bright Spot in the Publishing Business<p>Cory Wilbur, a 25-year-old software engineer in Boston, never used to read much. He barely cracked a book in college and would read one or two a year on vacation, at most.<p>But in the past year, he's finished 10 books, including Dan …

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Somewhere between Game of Thrones and Fiction, You'll Find a Princess

New 'Harry Potter' Book Covers Unveiled

In honor of Harry Potter's 33rd birthday (and author J.K. Rowling's birthday) on Wednesday, Scholastic unveiled a new cover for <i>Harry Potter and the</i> …

Decades of books have vanished because of US copyright protections

Last year I wrote about some very interesting research being done by Paul J. Heald at the University of Illinois, based on software that crawled Amazon for a random selection of books. At the time, his results were only preliminary, but they were nevertheless startling: There were as many books …

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Ebook price wars start anew in the U.K. When are super-low prices coming to the U.S.?

It’s been a week of book price wars: FIrst, Overstock (s OSTK) promised to sell new hardcovers cheaper than Amazon — and Amazon quickly matched …

Libraries Partner with Local Airports

At first glance, a partnership between libraries and airports may seem a case of strange bedfellows. Libraries offer space for concentration and …

Montgomery County, Maryland Council Passes Resolution Urging Equitable Access to E-Books for County Public Libraries

<i>Note from Gary: Montgomery County, MD borders Washington, DC and includes Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Potomac, and Gaithersburg.</i> <i>Montgomery</i> …

This Beautiful Dress Is Made Entirely Out of a Book

This girl is about to put your DIY projects to shame.<p>Vancouver-based actress, model and former circus artist Jori Phillips, 21, crafted a …