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Monday, May 11, 2009

The Canadian Library Association Announces Winner of the CLA/Information Today Award for Innovative Technology

Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques has announced that the 2009 recipient of the CLA/Information Today Award for Innovative Technology is the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL). The award is given in recognition of "Lobster Fishing on the Susan B", a digital story book. "Lobster Fishing on the Susan B" is the first electronic book to be produced by a public library in Nova Scotia. This interactive digital story book describes the lobster fishery in an entertaining and instructive way for children aged 4-8. It was designed with a language arts component, which can be integrated into a teaching curriculum, assisting children learning to read with narration and certain words defined individually. The e-book serves to highlight tourism, economic development and the local artistic community for the northern shore of Nova Scotia

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