Monthly Archives: October 2012

Free Webinar – A Roadmap to Efficiently Producing Multi-format/Multi-Screen eBooks

A Roadmap to Efficiently Producing Multi-format/Multi-Screen eBooks Webinar Date(8 November, 2012 [2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 Pacific] Hear first hand from the publishing experts on why a single-source, multi-channel approach is the the way to go for the e-publishing industry.

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Remembrance Day, at the 11th hour on the 11th day in the 11th month… British poet and art critic Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) worked at the British Museum (where he developed an expertise in Chinese and Japanese art) before going to … Continue reading

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A ‘toWer’ of bOOks . .

“The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University. The library was a gift of three Yale graduates, the Beinecke Brothers. The modern library was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. … Continue reading

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Have you tried to make a storybook yourself or with your friends?

When we initially launched the ‘Make a story book’ inter-school competition in July 2012, we really had no idea about what to expect. Student teams had been asked to both write an original story and also create illustrations to produce … Continue reading

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Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference

LIBRARY 2.012 – RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE! The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference took place over the course of two days from 3rd – 5th October 2012. Founded last year by the School of Library Information Science (SLIS) at San Jose … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-Week: Galle Library

This photo was taken in Galle, Sri Lanka, which I had the privilege of visiting earlier this year. The city of Galle is very beautiful, full of old buildings and thriving with culture. In fact, they hold an international literary … Continue reading

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Wiki ==> Qwiki ==> the Next Google?

Beating 6 other finalists at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference on 29 September 2010, Qwiki was named the winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Award, taking away the handsome cash price of U$50,000. Since then, this little gem has begun … Continue reading

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The Book Mountain – Public Library for Spijkenissse, Rotterdam

The Book Mountain is the new public library for Spijkenissse, The Netherlands, and recently opened its doors on 4th Oct. Encased in a glass pyramid, it sits on the market square next to the historical village church in Rotterdam and is shaped like … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-Week – Like father, like son

Starting young …

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Pic-of-the-Week – The Snail House

If you ever set foot in Sofia, Bulgaria, you mustn’t miss the opportunity to see this cute giant Snail House that’s seems to be crawling along the street. It is said that the construction was completed in 2008 and is … Continue reading

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