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Guggenheim Youtube Biennial

A phenomenal collection of Youtube shorts have been submitted to the Guggenheim Youtube Playlist competition.( )

The opening clip on the Youtube page is a promo for the shortlist "biennial", after which you can select any of the shortlist contenders. 23,000 submissions were received from 91 countries. 25 winners will be chosen from the current shortlist of 125, and will be live streamed from the Guggenheim beginning October 21st

Students and teachers, in graphic arts, video and television programs and animation would find this interesting.

new directions for libraries - podcast

For those interested in hearing more about technology issues, SPARK, on CBC Radio offers a wide range of topics and ideas.

The October 20th episode of Spark on CBC is a rebroadcast of the June 20th episode which highlighted new directions for libraries and included an interview with the CEO of Calgary Public Library and one in the Netherlands. Photos of Dutch library design innovation on the Spark blog flickr link. (You can subscribe to the SPARK podcasts, or visit their webpage and listen to individual shows via audio streaming.)

Links from the SPARK site



Ebooks coming on strong - Negroponte

After our presentation in September about eBook formats and devices, I came across this interesting video clip from CNN with Nicholas Negroponte waxing prophetic about the value and place of eBooks.

Will physical books be gone in five years? [CNN]


Finding Wonderland: The WritingYA Weblog

If you are interested in reading about some of the latest Young Adult Fiction titles, this blog has a good selection, with reviews.


Educational Hash Tags (Twitter)

Here is a list of a number of some of the more popular educational hastags for Twitter.

(If you are new to Twitter, read more about hash tags here)

Twitter in a newspaper-style format

Read Twitter as a daily newspaper: ( organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag.

A great way to stay on top of all that is shared by the people you follow - even if you are not connected 24/7!

Here are some to choose from



How to Suggest some good titles?

Here are two sites that will give you suggested titles, based on a novel you've already read. Better for adult and some YA authors, than for younger material.

Get some good title suggestions.

Input a title, pick a version from the list and get a page of suggestions.