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It has always been in the public interest to know the reading habits of readers of various ages and levels of schooling, as well as their opinions with regard to the consumption of reading materials. Lately, researchers have given increased attention to digital texts. Although [...]

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This paper presents theoretical reflections on the concept of literacy and its current complexity. Then, a serie of films is introduced to be worked on and applied in the field of teaching and teachers training. A collage of three cultures aims at the revision of concepts and practice [...]

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Brazilian research on the determining factors for the success of programs to teach reading indicates a need to view literature as an aesthetic object that will encourage children to appreciate books. This study proposes investigating teachers' concepts of literature, from the point [...]

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Current educational, professional, and academic environments require skills and accurate tools to efficiently manage large volumes of information. Reading skills are a key aspect in this regard. A new generation of reading tools are necessary; they should be simple to use, yet capable [...]

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Reading promotion is one of the traditional activities in libraries, with the aim of presenting reading as a leisure alternative. Taking into account the social commitment of libraries, these promotions should also be a vehicle to train critical and competent readers, something that [...]

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This is both a historical overview of reader devices of electronic documents and a description of the current technology characterized by the so called “electronic paper”. Gyricon technologies are analysed as well as the electrophoretic screens and devices that use the electrowetting [...]

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With the development of information and communication technologies, particularly with regards to the Internet, the needs of the public and the ways in which they can access information have changed. The Web is changing the role of traditional libraries and that of librarians, and [...]

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Genette introduced and defined the concept of paratext in 1987, and applied studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this methodological approach. However, reviewing the scientific literature shows a lack of studies of a paratext that is essential to the promotion of reading [...]

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Letters are one of the main sources of information for researchers on old books, especially from the 18th century, when correspondence was the main vehicle of communication in the Europe of the Enlightenment. From them we can rebuild the world’s libraries, the circulation of books [...]

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Reading, like writing is the most important human communication tool excluding spoken language. As language, writing and therefore reading changes through times with regards to elements that go beyond the act of reading. In our days reading in a book or via any digital technology, [...]