Inspiration, Innovation & Information for school libraries and learning.
I came across a great infographic (PDF) illustrating the complex steps in the book publishing process – covering both print and eBook publishing – clearly illustrating the number of professionals involved in all the stages required to bring a book from initial manuscript to fruition:
On the Publishing Trendsetter website, where this infographic is free to download, there’s a sequence of short video clips from the people whose roles contribute to this process: writer, editor, agent, designer, production, marketing, publicity, sales, distribution, and the buyer.
Old magazines, weeded books, last year’s telephone books – see this amazing range of artworks created with imagination from thousands of printed items.
I’m not sure what happens to a small building created from 7,000 telephone books when it rains – but maybe it’s weathertight?
Other artworks include book ‘flowers’, towers, installations of different kinds, painted sculptures, lighting fixtures, and even a scorpion carved from the pages. Take a look at Amazing Book Sculptures here, at: Amazing Book Sculptures.
Could this inspire an innovative artwork for your library – using old newspapers, out-of-date magazines, any weeded items that will only be dumped…? If so, do send us a photo!
flickr image by al_green
David McCandless, of Information is Beautiful, analysed the most frequently recommended titles from 15 reader polls, top 100 lists, and reader surveys and the result is this fascinating Wordle. See whether you'd agree with this consensus cloud.
This graphic is a great mix of popular and classic literature – and fun to scroll through to see just how many you've read over the years. Some titles might take you back to those secondary school or university English set texts, reading by compulsion and others to books you savoured and remember with pleasure.
How about trying this in your school? A quick survey of your students would give you your students top 20 or top 50 and your issue stats would be able to show which titles in your school library have been most popular.
What would your school's consensus cloud look like? Do share this with us!
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