Monthly Link Pack – May 2015

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– ICYMI – Best state in America: New Hampshire, for loving its libraries via The Washington Post

– How do you feel about eTextbooks? Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks via New York Times

– I’m curious about this app — Storehouse. It was a 2014 Apple Design Winner. They say it will “seamlessly combine photos, videos, and text into a beautiful story.” #worthatry

The Uni Project runs a program of pop-up reading rooms for New York City plazas, parks, and other public spaces. Something like this would be great in Prescott Park.

–  Perma.cc is a project that takes on the problem of “link rot” or broken or defunct links in scholarship. via Harvard Law Today

– I learned a couple new tricks from this post – 8 Google search tips for book lovers.

– Do you need help creating bibliographies? Check out EasyBib. Another option is RefME. Just scan the barcode on the back of the book or paste a url into the site and RefMe will generate the reference for you.

– This is a fun read – “Stephen King’s “Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes” BTW –We have King’s book, On writing : a memoir of the craft, in our collection.

– You can follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr. via Colossal. Which reminds me, a patron highly recommended Cosmos : a spacetime odyssey [DVD].

– Ok, so Wattpad sounds amazing. According to Common Sense Media it is “a place where teens and adults can publicly share their fiction writing in a blog-like format as well as read and comment on other people’s works.” Neat.


– SNAPSHOT of the 5 Most Popular Adult Books at PPL right now (05/01/15)

1. All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.

2. The girl on the train / Paula Hawkins.

3. The nightingale / Kristin Hannah.

4. Memory man / David Baldacci.

5. The road to character / David Brooks.


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The Monthly Link Pack is a blog series curated by Jennifer Moore, library clerk, maker, and sustainable style blogger. If you have a suggestion for something that should be included in a future blog post, email her at jamoore@cityofportsmouth.com.

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