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A list of the past entries in our "Link of the Day" feature:

 04-Sep-15 Did technology kill the book or give it new life?Digital technology has certainly had a profound effect on the traditional book publishing and retailing industries, but has it also given the book a new lease of life?
Contrary to expectations, the printed book is still surviving alongside its upstart e-book cousin, and technology is helping publishers and retailers reach new audiences and find new ways to tell stories.
 03-Sep-15 Student Tips - How To Prepare for Going Back to SchoolGoing back to school can be challenging. here are some tips from the Ohio State Univeristy to keep you on track.
 02-Sep-15 Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print for pleasure and learning, a bias that surprises reading experts given the same group’s proclivity to consume most other content digitally. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print versions of e-textbooks that they were given for free.
 01-Sep-15 The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’tThe problem with the culture industry is no longer its rapacious pursuit of consumer dollars. The problem with the culture industry is that it’s not profitable enough — the digital economy, in which information not only wants to be free but for all practical purposes is free, ultimately means that ‘‘the diverse voices of the artists will disappear,’’ because musicians and writers and filmmakers can no longer make a living.
 31-Aug-15 Toronto boy writes adorable apology for ripping library bookFolded pages, highlighted passages and perhaps, a forgotten bookmark or two are not unusual finds for a Toronto Public Library librarian.  Handwritten notes, however, are few and far between. Staff at the Main Street branch, at Main and Gerrard streets, recently found one such note in an envelope tucked inside an Asterix comic book. Simply addressed to "Library," the note was from a young reader, scrawled in blue marker and signed "Jackson."
 28-Aug-15 Neon jackfish leaves Yellowknife fisherman stumpedIt's not the Loch Ness monster, but a Yellowknife angler has ignited debate of his own after landing, and then releasing, a fluorescent green pike while fishing in Great Slave Lake. "The whole top of the fish had a different green," said Randy Straker. "If you look at the mouth, it looked like green lipstick. It was so bright." Straker was fishing with his friend Craig Thomas on Sunday in the lake's North Arm when he made the catch.


 27-Aug-15 A journey through the mind of an artistDustin Yellin makes mesmerizing artwork that tells complex, myth-inspired stories. How did he develop his style? In this disarming talk, he shares the journey of an artist — starting from age 8 — and his idiosyncratic way of thinking and seeing. Follow the path that leads him up to his latest major work (or two).
 26-Aug-15 Humpback whale's backflip caught on camera off Brier IslandYou've heard of a whale of a tale, but one whale watcher has a whale of a photo. Penny Graham runs Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours out of Brier Island, N.S. While out with a tour on Friday, Graham snapped a photo of an adult humpback whale breaching. Most of the backflipping whale's body is out of the water in the photo. It's framed by a shower of spray and a sheet of fog. "Isn't that an amazing picture? It's a moment I'll never forget," she told CBC's Maritime Noon.
 25-Aug-15 12 purr-fect Canadian bookstore catsNatural good looks? Check. A way with customers? Check. Uncanny knack of laying down on the exact book you want to buy? And... check. We're feline fine about these 12 Canadian bookstore cats from coast to coast.
 24-Aug-15 The surprising way groups like ISIS stay in powerISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas. These three very different groups are known for violence — but that’s only a portion of what they do, says policy analyst Benedetta Berti. They also attempt to win over populations with social work: setting up schools and hospitals, offering safety and security, and filling the gaps left by weak governments. Understanding the broader work of these groups suggests new strategies for ending the violence.
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