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Wendy B.
North York Central Library
I help promote books, movies, music and databases for the Collection Development department at TPL.
Interests: Books, music, movies, databases
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Your library card gives you access to several streaming video options, from BBC classic movies to kids' cartoons to meditation videos. Today, we're looking at some of the feature films available on Hoopla. What is Hoopla? Hoopla is a platform that we subscribe to for digital movies, music and comics.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2021 at Digital Library Services
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If you're a professional in the fields of marketing, accounting, HR , finance, business strategy or management, you're in luck. Your library card now gives you access to two new online resources for business research: Business Source Complete, and home access to CARDonline. Business Source Complete Stay on top of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2021 at Digital Library Services
Thanks for catching that! Post updated.
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Hi Bob, Thanks for your thoughtful message. I'm passing your request along to the staff responsible for digital resources, who will share it with the vendor.
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What counts as a genre? The Oxford English Dictionary says it's a type of literary work characterized by a particular form, style, or purpose — which is pretty broad. Is poetry a genre? Aristotle says yes. How about Erotic Hockey Romance? We say yes. The fun thing about this category... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks for alerting us, JB - we're looking into it now.
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Hi Nicole, That's right - sorry, I forgot to mention in the intro: you can place holds on print books prior to the publication date, but ebooks are only catalogued on or just after their publication date, so you'll have to wait a little longer for those formats.
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Looking for in-depth, up-to-date business and finance news? You're in luck! The digital edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is now available, in English, Chinese and Japanese, with your library card or Digital Access Card. How to get it There are two ways you can access the Wall Street... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2021 at Digital Library Services
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Valerie and her team of selectors evaluate about 400 adult print books per week for Toronto Public Library. So when she says she's excited about a new book, we listen. Here are her picks for fall, 2021. If you’ve ever idly wondered what writers would do with their time if... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks for catching that! I've corrected the introduction.
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Since the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) isn't happening this year, we're being denied cronut burgers, deep-fried Mars Bars and all the other bad choices we'd usually be making around now, for the second year in a row. So we asked ourselves: is there any way we could reproduce this experience... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
Great recommendations!
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You might already be aware that you can read a huge variety of international digital magazines on both OverDrive and PressReader with your library card. But did you know that we have another platform with a collection of specifically Canadian magazines? It's called Flipster, and you might be surprised by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2021 at Digital Library Services
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As someone* once said, writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It's awkward, isn't it? When someone's writing about music, they're usually really writing about something adjacent to music. They're writing about the lives of musicians, or the brains of people listening to music, or music's historical or social... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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Si vous êtes passionné de la littérature en français, vous serez ravi de découvrir Cantook Station. Cette collection numérique a au-delà de 5000 livres et livres audio accessibles en ligne avec votre carte de bibliothèque. Les adultes et adolescents y trouveront des romans et bandes dessinées en tous genres, ainsi... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2021 at Digital Library Services
Public libraries were very concerned about this too! I think we all heaved a big sigh of relief when we saw the new platform. Glad people spoke up, and glad LI listened.
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Hi SKS, Because LinkedIn Learning for Library doesn't store any identifying personal data (including your name), it's not possible to include your name on completion certificates at this time. However, I'll pass on your request to the vendor.
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Hi Kamyar, Sorry, that messaging is kind of confusing. We've checked with the vendor, and confirmed that the library version of the platform isn't yet available via the iOS app (or any other app, for that matter). They'll be developing an app specific to LinkedIn Learning for Library in the near future. But currently, we don't have a way for you to log into the iOS app. Your best bet is to use LinkedIn Learning in your browser, logging in via tpl.ca/linkedin.
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Hi Mike, As mentioned in the blog post, the transition from one platform to the other is taking place today, so your account is temporarily unavailable. Try again tomorrow - it should be okay by then.
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Hi Yasir, As mentioned in the blog post, the transition from one platform to the other is taking place today, so your account is temporarily unavailable. Try again tomorrow - it should be okay by then.
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Hi Naimul, Yes, unfortunately we're having login problems today - and tomorrow the service will be temporarily unavailable while they make the switch! Try again Thursday, though. Hopefully all should be well by then.
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Hi Janice, Unfortunately, we're having some issues with our sign-in process today. Try signing in again later today - we're hoping to have it sorted out soon. (If things are working properly, you should never have to pay.)
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Valerie and her team of selectors evaluate about 400 adult print books per week for Toronto Public Library. So when she says she's excited about a new book, we listen. Here are her picks for spring and summer, 2021. There are so many wonderful books coming out this spring-summer season... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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Have you learned to code, use Excel or do graphic design lately? Then you may know that your library card gives you free access to Lynda.com. Lynda.com is an online learning platform with over 7,000 instructional videos in subjects such as coding, software, marketing, graphic design and management. In 2015,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Digital Library Services
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What does it mean to be like, or unlike, another person? In a way, it's a silly question. We're all alike: humans share about 99% of our genome with each other. We all sleep, and eat, and breathe oxygen, and feel comfortable at around 21 degrees Celsius. We all like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books