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February 2012 NYPL Blog Highlights

Did you feel the love this month on the NYPL Blogs?

We love bestsellers. We love Novedades. We love art. We love movies. We love ... Read More ›

I Love Reading: Bookmark This Post

This month in the eReading Room I shared with you some of the ways that voracious readers are able to adapt their reading habits to the online environment. I explained differences between e-formats, the best ways to manage both short and long reads, and today I'll talk about clipping, 

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A List of Lists: February 2012

Visit NYPL's BiblioCommons for these lists and many more. You can also create your own and share them with us in the comments! See below for some interesting staff picks from the past month, on topics both timely and timeless:

iDevices - Resources about the iPhone and iPad. ... Read More ›

I Love Reading: Long Form Essays and Journalism

In this week's installment of I Love Reading I want to talk about the kind of reading that is not books, not news, not blogs, but something in between. It demands a little bit more of your attention span than Twitter, but maybe not as much as your book group's latest pick. It can be from last week or fifteen years ago, and still be relevant to today. It can be a true tale of crime and punishment, an

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I Love Reading: News, Blogs, Twitter

In this week's episode of I Love Reading, I will talk about updates. I don't mean the kind of updates that clutter your Facebook feed, though they are basically the same thing. When I say updates I mean news in the journalistic, newspaper sense, news from your field or area of interest, or news that is created and shared among your group of friends and trusted online acquaintances.

A lot of these updates and news sources now take the form of blogs. Long ago, a blog was considered to be an online diary or 

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I Love Reading: EPUB and PDF

For the first part of this series, I want to talk about a few of the formats commonly used for reading digital text as well as the tools — software and devices — we can use to read them.

Library ebooks are available in EPUB, PDF, and Kindle format. The Library also subscribes to hundreds of databases, some of which will allow you to download articles or page images for personal use in PDF format.

Jump to files and 

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How Do I Love Reading? Let Me Count the Ways

This February in the eReading Room we'll be celebrating all the different ways we love to read. If you're the kind of person who will read a cereal box if it's the only thing nearby, you'll want to pay special attention to this four-part series. I'll be detailing some of the new ways we read now, outside of the traditional printed-and-bound-and-published volume (which, don't get me wrong, we still love just as much). This purpose of this series is to help you get the most out of online reading at work, at home, or 

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January 2012 NYPL Blog Highlights

Is it really the end of January? It doesn't feel like it... (60º F?!)

Either way, the NYPL Blogs have been off to a great start in 2012. In case you're just joining us...

We sang show tunes and danced on stage. We ... Read More ›

2011 NYPL Blog Highlights by the Numbers

Most used words in post titles in 2011; wordle.netIn 2011, NYPL bloggers published nearly 900 posts about subjects ranging from the ubiquitous Language & Literature and History, Biography & Genealogy to unusual topics such as Graffiti and even Automobile Maintenance & Repair. We started special channels on Africa and the African Diaspora,

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Readings for New Year's Resolutions

USA.gov provides a listing of popular New Year's Resolutions and related government resources to help you meet any of these goals. The Library is also a great place to find information to help you start off the New Year on the right foot.

What are you going to focus on this year?

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November 2011 NYPL Blog Highlights

The clocks have been turned back, the turkey and cranberry sauce leftovers have been eaten, and mild weather notwithstanding winter is certainly on its way. Earlier this month one of our bloggers asked, "Where Do You Get Your Information?" If you're reading this, 

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Beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Be an Educated Consumer All Year Long

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have entered our lexicon as the first days of the traditional holiday shopping season, marked by door-busters and free shipping for online purchases. The deals come fast and furious, almost keeping pace with our ever-expanding shopping lists...

Why not give yourself a gift you can enjoy when reviewing your bank and credit card statements in January 2012? The gift of consumer-savvy! The library can help.

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The Floating University and other Online Learning Tools

The New York Public Library recently announced a partnership with The Floating University to present the 'Great Big Ideas' video lecture series. The first one took place yesterday, and was a lecture titled If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociology and Science Behind Social Networks, Altruism and the Genetic Origins of Human Interaction presented by Professor Nicholas 

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October 2011 NYPL Blog Highlights

It's time for scares it's time for screams IT'S HALLOWEEN.

This month on the NYPL blogs we have all just been gearing up for this one special night. Our costumes were as varied as our blog subject matter, can you guess what we dressed up as?

A person from 1988 with a boombox A skeleton with butterfly wings A ... Read More ›

Breast Cancer: A Research Guide

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a 2011 update of a 2004 research guide from the Mid-Manhattan Library. A printable version is available to download.

Most books and videos may be found in the 616.9944 call number area. To locate 

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Catalog Power Users: Import Your Lists

You know who you are. You have your barcode memorized. Your hold requests are always maxed out. You juggle lists of TO READ and HAVE READ and SOMEDAY and NOT YET PUBLISHED. Now you are exploring the many new options available to you in our new catalog, and maybe geeking out just a little bit.

You are a library catalog superuser, and we salute you!

If you have made lists in our old catalog and want to move them over, here are the steps.

The classic catalog interface allows 

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September 2011 NYPL Blog Highlights

Back to school! The NYPL blogs have been practicing their penmanship.

A was for Aguilar CRW B was for Breaking Bad C was for crowdsourcing D was for Downton Abbey E was for ... Read More ›

How to Get Started with BiblioCommons at NYPL: A Visual Walkthrough

The New York Public Library is one of several libraries now using BiblioCommons — a new catalog interface that greatly improves the search experience. Searching for books, ebooks, DVDs, music, and all of our other holdings is easier than ever. It is also easy for you to share your expertise in new ways — rate and review materials, add videos, create new lists on a theme or a Top Ten, and browse lists from other users you follow. Now you can also save items to read later and keep track of what you've already 

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Library Books on Kindle: A Visual Walkthrough

Have you heard? Library books are now available to borrow on Kindle devices and other devices with Kindle reading software (Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7) as well as their Kindle Cloud Reader (read without downloading software in your web browser).

Here is a walkthrough of how it works. (If you're scrolling-averse, check out this video from 

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Library Way

Ask NYPL gets a lot of questions about the sidewalk on Library Way. If you haven't seen it before, on your next trip to the main building on Fifth Avenue, be sure to approach from the east and

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