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Consortium Threatens To Pull Plug On Panama Canal Expansion

Cost overruns are threatening to shut down a multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal aimed at allowing the world's largest ships to pass through the short cut between the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.<p>A European consortium funding the project says it won't continue the work until Panama …

Panama Canal expansion contractors warn work may halt over cost overruns

Contractors working on expansion give Panama Canal Authority 21 days to settle dispute caused by $1.6bn of added costs<p>The consortium at the heart of a historic Panama Canal expansion project threatened on Wednesday to suspend work due to financial problems caused by a $1.6 billion cost overrun.<p>The …

The Library News

A Proposed Taxonomy of Plagiarism

Or, what we talk about when we talk about plagiarism<p>What with the recent Rand Paul plagiarism scandal, I’d like to propose a new taxonomy of …

Plagiarism

Indigenous women in Latin America remain invisible to society, warns UN

Indigenous women in Latin America continue to face great gaps in access to higher education, health services and employment, although there have been significant educational advances, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission f or Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac).<p>The findings …

Guatemala remembers conflict victims as new battles ignite over resources

Hundreds of photographs lining a cemetery wall by a main road serve as a daily reminder of the massacres carried out by the military in this central Guatemalan town. Inside there are long lists of the dead as well as memorials representing the communities affected.<p>The killings in Rabinal may have …

Guatemala's campaign against child malnutrition shows hunger for change

It is a big day for the small picturesque village of Pamumus in the mountains outside of Guatemala City. The vice-president, Roxana Baldetti, is coming to visit.<p>Villagers from all around, mostly the indigenous Kaqchikel people, have turned up in their finest outfits. Blue-and-white bunting adorns …

Why public libraries are glamming up

Library campaigners, among whom I count myself, need not be too full of doom and gloom. While cuts and closures are affecting library services, it is also true that the past decade has seen a reinvention of the public library in the UK and across the world. Next week, the new Library of Birmingham …

Bookmonsters

Introduction: Bookmonsters<p><b>Bookmonsters guard your books and the page you're reading whilst being terrifyingly cute.</b><p>These bookmonsters are sewed by …

Sewing

ALA TechSource

ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes <i>Library Technology Reports</i> and <i>Smart Libraries Newsletter.</i><p><b>Library Technology</b> …

Record-breaking book domino chain at Seattle Public Library

The awesome library ninjas at the Seattle Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading Program by smashing the world record for a book domino chain. …

OverDrive to launch Streaming Video Service

“This morning, we are proud to announce that streaming video is coming soon for our library and school partners. This new and exciting way to watch …

The Zine Pavilion at ALA

Lord of Opium, by Nancy Farmer

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Librarianship

Harvard, let everyone have access to the Bluebook!

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud sez,<p>One of the most important books in the U.S. legal profession is known as the Bluebook®: A Uniform System of Legal …

As Demographics Shift, Kids' Books Stay Stubbornly White

When it comes to diversity, children's books are sorely lacking; instead of presenting a representative range of faces, they're overwhelmingly white. How bad is the disconnect? A report by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that only 3 percent of …

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

<b>Released:</b> June 25, 2013<p>Summary of Findings<p>Younger Americans—those ages 16-29—exhibit a fascinating mix of habits and preferences when it comes to …

Green building at the City of Knowledge

Sustainable growth, usable spaces that respect the environment and at the same time satisfy the needs of companies, NGOs, cultural and educational …

Sustainability

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.

Must Every New Coming-of-Age Novel Be 'the Next Catcher in the Rye?'

For decades, reviewers and readers have eagerly compared works of fiction about young people to J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic—which is more apt in some cases than in others.<p>Free Press; Little, Brown and Company; Penguin<p>In April, <i>Publishers Weekly</i> endorsed Ben Lytal's latest novel, <i>A Map of Tulsa</i>, by …

RIP, Richard Matheson, 1926-2013

I'm sorry to have to report that Richard Matheson, author of such horror and science fiction classics as I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come, has …

Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects

The Arduino is a low cost microcontroller that was made for artists and designers to add interactivity to their projects. If you are interested the …

Snowden won’t find a beacon of civil rights in Ecuador

Does he risk losing goodwill by allying with a president known for his “widespread repression” of the media?<p>Alliances of convenience with unsavory governments are nothing new in international politics, but they would seem to be the kind of moral relativism that recently teamed-up Edward Snowden and …

New Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in Preparing Young Children for Success

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b><p><b>IMLS Contact</b><br>Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799<br>gbullard@imls.gov<p><b>Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Contact</b><br>Phyllis Jordan, …

The ABC of It: Exhibit on Childrens Books at the NYPL

The great green room and the purple crayon are here; so are the wild things and the poky puppy, Charlotte’s web and Alice’s wonderland, the very …

Children's Books