- Gaming for a book
Interesting article on the use of games to draw teens to the library. Although most of the teens were more interested in playing the games, the aim is to bring the teens INTO the library and then introduce them to the different books in the library.
- Students not as Web-savvy after all
If you always thought the younger generation is more web-savvy, think again! Here’s another report to show that students are the exact opposite of what most people have assumed. Personally, having interacted with students, while providing advisory services and during library workshops, I have found that a large number of students do not know how to evaluate information that they have found on the Internet or online databases. In addition, they may not know about the many uses of social media applicable to their studies other than the fun they have on MySpace, Facebook and Friendster.
(via Tame The Web)
- From Scuba Diver to Jet Ski Rider
The article doesn’t deal with water sports. But it is a metaphor of how the art of reading has evolved for the author of the article. I feel the same way when I previously was able to read through a book, but I now find myself more interested in reading short articles in magazines, newspapers and online.
- Once upon a bonzer time
Seems like an Australian publisher have adapted many of the popular fairy tales to add on a more Australian flavor. Cinderella has been re-named Cindy Ella whose evil stepsisters force her to bake meat pies for tea, clean the dunny (Australian slang for toilet) and feed the budgies. Other titles in the series include Three Little Bush Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Koalas and Three Kangaroo Gruffs. I wonder what my son would think of these fairy tales.
- Book in the movie ‘Sex & The City’ doesn’t exist
In the movie, Carrie Bradshaw, the lead actress, was reading Love Letters of Great Men” with Mr Big, her boyfriend. However, the book doesn’t exist. However, it has resulted in a rather similar sounding title “Love Letters of Great Men and Women: From the Eighteen Century to the Present Day” (published in 1920 and recently re-published) to become a bestseller on Amazon.com. You can read the table of content on Google Books.
(via The Millions)