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The Library Beyond The Book

Author : Jeffrey T. Schnapp
ISBN : 0674725034
Genre : Education
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Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles reflect on what libraries have been in order to speculate about what they will become: hybrid places that intermingle books and ebooks, analog and digital formats, paper and pixels. They combine the cultural history of libraries with innovations at metaLAB, a research group at the forefront of digital humanities.

Beyond The Book

Author : Sandra L. Doggett
ISBN : 1563085844
Genre : Education
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Explains new technologies in secondary school libraries, covering vocabulary and pros and cons of technology, and provides advice on planning and adding new technologies within limited budgets.

Reading Beyond The Book

Author : Danielle Fuller
ISBN : 9780415532952
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

Author : Leah Price
ISBN : 9781541673908
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day's news, the willingness to be alone. The shelves of the world's great libraries, though, tell a more complicated story. Examining the wear and tear on the books that they contain, English professor Leah Price finds scant evidence that a golden age of reading ever existed. From the dawn of mass literacy to the invention of the paperback, most readers already skimmed and multitasked. Print-era doctors even forbade the very same silent absorption now recommended as a cure for electronic addictions. The evidence that books are dying proves even scarcer. In encounters with librarians, booksellers and activists who are reinventing old ways of reading, Price offers fresh hope to bibliophiles and literature lovers alike.

Beyond Book Issues

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ISBN : OCLC:1110230020
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Beyond Book Sales

Author : Susan Dowd
ISBN : 9781555709129
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, a consulting group of the Friends of St. Paul Public Library, share proven strategies that have brought in more than $1 million annually. Believing that private fundraising is a natural for libraries large and small, they start with 12 facts about library fundraising and focus on activities with the highest return. Tips and features include: The gift pyramid model for developing the culture of giving that leads to big gifts Overcoming fears of sponsorship and embracing cause-related marketing Pitching the appropriate charitable gift Confronting common fears of requesting major gifts The pros and cons of membership programs

Books As History

Author : David Pearson
ISBN : UOM:39015079335736
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"A material culture study focused on the importance of books as objects and their histories from the Middle Ages to present. Looks beyond content and text of books, to other properties such as printing, binding, annotation, etc. Over 140 full-color illustrations, bibliography for further reading, and index"--Provided by publisher.

Beyond Picture Books

Author : Barbara Barstow
ISBN : 083523519X
Genre : Education
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A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes

Morality And Beyond

Author : Paul Tillich
ISBN : 0664255647
Genre : Religion
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Paul Tillich's classic work confronts the age-old question of how the moral is related to the religious. In particular, Tillich addresses the conflict between reason-determined ethics and faith-determined ethics and shows that neither is dependent on the other but that each alone is inadequate. Instead, Tillich reveals to us the gift that came with the arrival of Christ: a new reality that offers a power of being in which we can participate and out of which true thought and right action are possible. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Public Library Programs And Services For Midlife And Beyond Expanding Opportunities For A Growing Population

Author : Reneé K. Bennett-Kapusniak
ISBN : 9781440857799
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Inspired by trends in U.S. public libraries, this book teaches librarians how to create a welcoming environment that enriches, enlightens, and engages their library's growing aging community. • Offers ways to create and expand adult library programs and services and cultivate an appreciation of lifelong learning • Combines engagement techniques in community collaboration and outreach with practical strategies in marketing and funding • Explores strategies within current U.S. public library adult services and programs for patrons middle-aged and older • Details up-to-date ALA guidelines for the 60+ adult population

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