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    Genrefication 101

    A School Librarian's Quick Guide on How to Genrefy the Library

    Narrated by Sally Barron ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 10 min

    Genrefication is a new trend in both school and public libraries. Librarians all over the world are starting to organize their collections in new ways. In the midst of this move away from traditional organization, many librarians find themselves asking some important questions. Why is this trend so popular? Is it really making a difference for users? Will our readers be damaged for life if we don ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Big Data, Little Data, No Data

    Scholarship in the Networked World

    Narrated by Marguerite Gavin ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 8 min

    "Big Data" is on the covers of Science, Nature, the Economist, and Wired magazines, on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. But despite the media hyperbole, as Christine Borgman points out in this examination of data and scholarly research, having the right data is usually better than having more data; little data can be just as valuable as big data. In many cases, ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dear Fahrenheit 451

    Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

    by Annie Spence ...
    Narrated by Stephanie Spicer ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 36 min

    Librarians spend their lives weeding-not weeds, but books-books that have reached the end of their shelf life both literally and figuratively. They remove books that patrons no longer check out, and they put back books they treasure. Annie Spence, who has a decade of experience as a Midwestern librarian, does this not only at her Michigan library but also at home, for her neighbors, at cocktail ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Girl Decoded

    My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent – and Change the Way We Interact Forever

    Narrated by Rana el Kaliouby ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 43 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.We are entering an empathy crisis. Most of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy.Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Calling Bullshit

    The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

    Unabridged

    10 hours 18 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we? A spotter's guide to bullshit in the wild from two brilliantly contrarian scientistsThe world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act.Based on a ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Learn Japanese : A Quick and Easy Guide

    Unabridged

    3 hours 16 min

    Learn Japanese : A quick and easy guide is an new and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by Lynn Franklin. The techniques used in this program has been taught successfully for years. Learn Japanese : A quick and easy guide is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. ... Read more

    $16.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Learn Chinese: A Quick and Easy Guide

    Unabridged

    3 hours 20 min

    Do you want to learn Chinese? Do you think learning a new language is hard? This guide provides a fun and easy way for all to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chines., writing, speaking, and listening—as well as a look at the fantastic culture of China. ... Read more

    $16.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Reading Allowed

    True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library

    by Chris Paling ...
    Narrated by David Thorpe ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 24 min

    'Paling's deftly drawn vignettes are frequently funny, sometimes sad and occasionally troubling . . . Borrow a copy from your local library, if you still have one. Better yet, buy it' Neil Armstrong, Mail on Sunday'Not only was I captivated by Paling's lovingly wrought series of pen portraits, I was amused, moved and - perhaps most surprising of all - uplifted' John Preston, Daily Mail'There are ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Coders

    Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World

    Narrated by Rene Ruiz ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 21 min

    'Masterful . . . [Thompson] illuminates both the fascinating coders and the bewildering technological forces that are transforming the world in which we live.' David Grann, author of The Lost City of ZFacebook’s algorithms shaping the news. Uber’s cars flocking the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders – software programmers – ... Read more

    $24.59 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    New librarian of Congress on the value of free information

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African American to take charge of the nation's oldest and largest collection. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Hayden about the continuing importance of the library in the digital age. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The End of Ownership

    Personal Property in the Digital Economy

    series The Information Society Series

    Unabridged

    10 hours 2 min

    If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, or sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the e-books or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don’t own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your e-book vendor can delete the book from your ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Place For Everything

    The Curious History of Alphabetical Order

    Narrated by Julia Winwood ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 31 min

    'Marvellous . . . I read it with astonished delight . . . It is equally scholarly and entertaining.' - Jan Morris'Quirky and compelling.' - The TimesOnce we've learned it as children, few of us think much of the alphabet and its familiar sing-song order. And yet the order of the alphabet, that simple knowledge that we take for granted, plays a major role in our adult lives. From the school ... Read more

    $22.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Information and Society

    Narrated by Steven Jay Cohen ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 48 min

    Using information in its everyday, nonspecialized sense, Michael Buckland explores the influence of information on what we know, the role of communication and recorded information in our daily lives, and the difficulty (or ease) of finding information. He shows that all this involves human perception, social behavior, changing technologies, and issues of trust. Buckland argues that every society ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Library

    A Fragile History

    Narrated by Sean Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 22 min

    Famed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built up over centuries, destroyed in a single day, ornamented with gold leaf and frescoes or filled with bean bags and children's drawings - the history of the library is rich, varied and stuffed full of incident.In this, the first major history of its kind, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen explore the contested and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Art of Community

    Seven Principles for Belonging

    by Charles Vogl ...
    Narrated by Tom Dheere ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 50 min

    Create a Culture of Belonging!Strong cultures help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. And such cultures of belonging aren't just happy accidents - they can be purposefully cultivated, whether they're in a company, a faith institution or among friends and enthusiasts. Drawing on 3,000 years of history and his personal experience, Charles Vogl lays out seven ... Read more

    $20.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Princeton Guide to Historical Research

    Narrated by Peter Lerman ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours

    The essential handbook for doing historical research in the twenty-first century The Princeton Guide to Historical Research provides students, scholars, and professionals with the skills they need to practice the historian's craft in the digital age, while never losing sight of the fundamental values and techniques that have defined historical scholarship for centuries. Zachary Schrag begins by ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Get To Grips With Grown Up Topics Thought-provoking & business focused articles on management theory, law, Occupy, political Warner Bros cartoons, and more

    by Chirag Patel ...
    Narrated by Chirag Patel ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 56 min

    Articles on boring-but-interesting topics, including:Management styles and theoryQuality philosophiesThe structure of lawCase studies in reducing crime and recidivismA reflective study on criminal justiceA case study on Warner Brothers' political cartoonsArticles on occupy, disintermediation, and ethical concernsA wide range of short questions and answers about life issues, philosophy, theology, ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Le vie delle fiabe

    L'informazione è narrazione

    Narrated by Federico Berti ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 23 min

    Biancaneve era più tedesca, francese o italiana? Circe era una maga assassina? La mitica Atlantide si trovava in Sardegna, nel Mar Nero, o in Perù? Dracula è un mito razzista? La bella addormentata era Giovanna d’Arco? I sette nani erano minatori bambini? Dante era un crociato? L’orco di Pollicino era un troll? Scopriamolo insieme. Questo libro è pensato come un diario di viaggio nello specchio di ... Read more

    $31.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Always Day One

    How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

    Narrated by Alex Kantrowitz ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 9 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.'Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They build advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Overdue

    Reckoning with the Public Library

    by Amanda Oliver ...
    Narrated by Eva Wilhelm ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours

    Who are libraries for, how have they evolved, and why do they fill so many roles in our society today? Based on firsthand experiences from six years of professional work as a librarian in high-poverty neighborhoods of Washington, DC, as well as interviews and research, Overdue begins with Oliver's first day at an "unusual" branch: Northwest One. Using her experience at this branch allows Oliver to ... Read more

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    Index, A History of the

    by Dennis Duncan ...
    Narrated by Neil Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Most of us give little thought to the back of the book - it's just where you go to look things up. But here, hiding in plain sight, is an unlikely realm of ambition and obsession, sparring and politicking, pleasure and play. Here we might find Butchers, to be avoided, or Cows that sh-te Fire, or even catch Calvin in his chamber with a Nonne. This is the secret world of ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Little Village Library

    The perfect heartwarming story of kindness and community for 2021

    by Helen Rolfe ...
    Narrated by Karen Cass ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 49 min

    The Little Village Library is a heartwarming story about kindness, community, and new beginnings, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Rachael LucasOne of Woman & Home's top 5 feel-good fiction!It takes a village...Cloverdale is known for its winding roads, undulating hills and colourful cottages, and now for its Library of Shared Things: a place where locals can borrow anything they might need, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Making Numbers Count

    The art and science of communicating numbers

    Narrated by Kathe Mazur ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 35 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Making Numbers Count is a lively, practical, first-of-its-kind guide to turning cold, clinical data into a memorable story.Until very recently, most languages had no words for numbers greater than five - anything from six to infinity was known as 'lots'. While the numbers in our world have become increasingly complex, our brains are stuck in the past. Yet the ability to ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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