NDTV: National Library To Upload Books On Indian Culture On Web

NDTV Education: National Library To Upload Books On Indian Culture On Web. “As part of its outreach drive for young generation readers, the National Library plans to upload on the web a select part of its voluminous collection, including books on Indian culture, a top official said Tuesday. Of the 20 lakh odd books in its possession, 5,000 titles under the Indian Culture section will be uploaded on the web in the coming months, the new officiating director general told reporters here.”

UCLA: UCLA Library acquires new materials based on student proposals

UCLA: UCLA Library acquires new materials based on student proposals. “It’s been more than a year since the coronavirus halted physical access to the UCLA Library. Rather than seeing it as a hurdle, Matthew Fisher, associate professor of English, and Devin Fitzgerald, curator of rare books and the history of printing, devised a series of remote-learning alternatives for students to research, think and write about books and book collections in new ways, culminating in a final writing project that allowed students to explore an unfamiliar role: special collections curator.”

Organizing the Books in Your Home, Part 1: How to Shelve Like a Librarian (Library Journal)

Library Journal: Organizing the Books in Your Home, Part 1: How to Shelve Like a Librarian . “The following is the first of a multipart weekly series designed to help readers make the most of their home collections. This week, we look at the traditional Dewey Decimal Classification system and how it might work for you. Future installments will tackle the pros and cons of ‘genrefying’ fiction (separating distinct genres like romance, horror, sf/fantasy, etc.); how to ‘weed’ your collection, including when to throw away or recycle outdated information; and how to best organize books for young children.”

Pennsylvania Press Room: The State Library Of Pennsylvania Announces New Resource For Pennsylvanians With Disabilities

Pennsylvania Press Room: The State Library Of Pennsylvania Announces New Resource For Pennsylvanians With Disabilities. “Harrisburg, PA – In collaboration with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) today announced the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has changed its name to the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP) and launched a new, centralized website available to all Pennsylvanians.”

Arizona State University: ASU alum publishes graphic novel on computer generated images, machine learning

Arizona State University: ASU alum publishes graphic novel on computer generated images, machine learning. “[Jennifer] Weiler, who was influenced by her work at ASU as a student in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, has been working intensely over the last year to create and publish her first comic book, ‘Creating with Code: A Fun Exploration of Computer-Generated Images and Machine Learning.’ She said she made the comic to educate people about how to effectively utilize coding to construct stylistic computer-generated images and apply methodologies of machine learning in the process.”

Illicit Enrichment: A Guide to Laws Targeting Unexplained Wealth – new book published by Basel Institute on Governance (EIN Presswire) (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN Presswire: Illicit Enrichment: A Guide to Laws Targeting Unexplained Wealth – new book published by Basel Institute on Governance (PRESS RELEASE). “A new open-access book published by the Basel Institute on Governance explores the rapid growth of illicit enrichment legislation around the world and its use to target corruption and recover illicitly obtained assets.” The book also includes a database laws from 103 jurisdictions.

Teaching Expertise: 38 Best Reading Websites for Kids

Teaching Expertise: 38 Best Reading Websites for Kids. “As a teacher, you want your students to be reading whenever possible. However, it can be difficult to provide hard copies of books to every student, especially when the kids in your class are most likely reading at a variety of levels. Thanks to modern technology, there are lots of websites that allow students to practice reading from anywhere, at their level, about almost any topic. Try some of the suggestions below to get your students practicing!” I wish there was more annotation for each site, but it’s a big list.

WisBusiness: BookScape brings the written word to 3D life

WisBusiness: BookScape brings the written word to 3D life. “The product has both a mobile application and a browser-based version that takes an excerpt of text and turns it into an illustrative work of art. Once available for purchase, BookScape will be a recurring subscription-based software so users can easily create and store their illustrations online…. The software uses a library of three-dimensional models to build the visualized environment, using artificial intelligence to fill in information gaps.”

‘An organic, social-media phenomenon’: TikTok is driving a surge in demand for young-adult fiction novels (MarketWatch)

MarketWatch: ‘An organic, social-media phenomenon’: TikTok is driving a surge in demand for young-adult fiction novels. “Some people go on TikTok to see funny clips of dogs popping out of watermelons, learn new dances or discover cooking hacks. Others are there to get book recommendations — using the hashtag #BookTok. These recommendations tend to skew toward young-adult fiction novels — and have contributed to a nearly 70% increase in demand for the year to date through April compared to the previous year, according to data from the NPD Group.”

Save the Children: Our Yarning – An Aboriginal Library Collection Bringing Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Stories To All Australians

Save the Children: Our Yarning – An Aboriginal Library Collection Bringing Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Stories To All Australians. “Library For All’s digital library is available for free via an app through Google Play. The app contains a unique, curated collection of high-quality children’s books developed by authors and illustrators across the globe. The books are age appropriate, culturally relevant and engaging for kids. The Our Yarning collection of Aboriginal books will also be available to all on the Library For All app. [Dr. Julie Owen] is optimistic about Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children having access to the collection through the app.

Publishers Weekly: Amazon Publishing, DPLA Ink Deal to Lend E-books in Libraries

(Hello to YourBasicGeek) Publishers Weekly: Amazon Publishing, DPLA Ink Deal to Lend E-books in Libraries. “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) today announced that it has signed a much-anticipated agreement with Amazon Publishing to make all of the roughly 10,000 Amazon Publishing e-books and digital audiobooks available to libraries, the first time that digital content from Amazon Publishing will be made available to libraries.”

Chattanooga Times Free Press: State education department launches free decodable books program to strengthen K-2 reading skills

Chattanooga Times Free Press: State education department launches free decodable books program to strengthen K-2 reading skills. “The Tennessee Department of Education has a new tool in its effort to make students proficient readers by the time they enter third grade. Called ‘decodables,’ the free, at-home reading supplement for students in kindergarten through second grade helps parents work with their youngsters to build reading skills and practice phonics.”