The most popular books of all time

I have seen many lists of popular books but below is a new infographic explaining a few different things on their infographic.

And just because I like the sketch (and it is Friday) a short video – Mr Bean in the library

This is a visualisation of data on the most popular books every written. It includes number of editions, number of translations and units sold. Sourced from http://www.lovereading.co.uk/

The Most Popular Books of All Time

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Useful Links

Lizard_Learn by vdowney, on Flickr
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Social media activities for Libraries.

Back in 1973 “The Two Ronnies” did the skit called “Shouting In The Library” It was from series three – Broadcast: September 1973 – January 1974. How to change this image? This one of libraries that the media often harks back to.

However Phil Bradley made this nice poster about social media activities. So many things have changed about library services. Some mentioned below we use, others are new and I have some new ideas for different uses to what we are doing at the moment.

The poster is available under Creative Commons licensing, so you are free to take a copy of this and use it without having to ask. However as always remember that you should attribute it to him and not change it nor make money from it.

Useful links – some of the January ones

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Useful Links (Weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Future libraries

What will libraries be like in the future?

I stumbled upon the  The Mosman Library of the future blog yesterday. It is a “collaborative blog by Mosman Library users, staff, residents & visitors”. The theme for may was about the future of libraries. On this site they have gathered a lot of ideas/visions about where libraries are headed. They have some great quotes, links and  I particularly liked the videos below.

The first video (2nd May) records interviews with some of the younger users of the library. The questions were: Will we have books? Will we have a library?

A second video with older users answering the same questions:

Have a look and try to answer the same questions? What do you think about the future of libraries? Will they be run by robots?

What digital natives want from their library

Out of the mouth of a baby! This is a lovely video to open a conference.

This video of 3 year old Abbey was used launch the 15th Biennial VALA Conference and Exhibition in Melbourne Australia. http://www.vala.org.au #VALA2010

From VALATV: “This is actually Abbey’s voice, she sat in front of the camera and said these things. While Abbey was following a script, she really does like libraries (and books and story time). Actually, she willingly gave up an afternoon playing with friends on the beach to go to the library and make this short film.”

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