7 Steps to Retain Knowledge Through Reading

Reading is a vehicle for transmitting ideas, knowledge and emotions. But there are more reasons why reading is important in our lives, for example: sharing and connecting with others, remembering, knowing our environment better and ourselves, facilitating communication … No doubt that reasons more than enough to take into account and value in favor of reading (and more with the little that asks us in return).

Well it is true that there are different levels reading. It will all depend on our involvement with the subject to be read and the purpose of that reading. Because it is not the same to read a book for leisure (in which you let go) to read a book to acquire a certain knowledge (in which you will have to put something more on your part: take notes, look for related readings …).

In this last type of reading in which you want to acquire a knowledge and remember it as long as possible, from TICbeat give us a series of keys, as: The importance of putting a purpose, become a teacher and share the knowledge, link/link Concepts, and apply the knowledge, apply what you learned.

It is also interesting to note, and it is in what we are going to stop today, the “Seven steps to make the most of your reading” shared from Ebook friendly and created by Blinkist. In these seven steps three phases are distinguished in reading: Pre-reading (Customize, browse, ask questions and restructure content), reading (take notes) and post reading (review and share).

7 Steps to get the most out of your reading
Pre Reading

  1. Personalize: First of all, ask yourself what you want to learn from the book, how it could affect you and why you should read it. Linking the content to your life will help you keep what you read.
  2. Zoom out: Take a look at the book or read some summaries online to get the gist of it. Now you know what you’re looking for!
  3. Ask yourself questions: Write down some hot questions as you go knowing something else about the book. This will help you to read carefully.
  4. Restructuring: Review the book to identify its key points and them. Leave room to point out future details of each point. This will be the spine.


  1. Take notes: Start reading! As you progress, fill in the key points you found in step 4 with the details and the facts of support. Use your own words, this will help you remember.

Post Reading

  1. Review: You finished the book and your own personalized summary! Report right away, a few hours later. This will help you stay in your mind.
  2. Sharing: The best way to reinforce what you learn is to share it.

The End of Libraries

From Virtuality, the physical places of libraries have been questioned depending on their profitability, as if they were malls. As of April 30, responding to the new sheets of recruitment of operators, will leave the payroll of Fundalectura, responsible for administering BibloRed, a considerable amount of promoters, auxiliaries and territorial managers.

It is strange and necessary to ask for the reason of being of the public spaces dedicated to the culture, taking into account that they are the subject of the political criteria of allocation of budget or of the priorities of the administrations of turn, with regard to the conception of social and economic well-being. It is certainly strange to defend the existence of spaces such as public libraries, which for a little over 15 years have fostered education and culture, going beyond being memory banks or luxury buildings, where books are preserved and exhibited as in a Mu SEO, to become places dedicated to the appropriation of the written culture, through programs of promotion of reading, arousing concerns in children, young people, adults and elderly people, on the way in which the reality can intervene, to affirm and Transform as a text.

Despite the public character of the library, its functioning depends on private operators that generate conflicts of interest between the two areas, producing contradictions at the organizational level such as reducing the supply of programs and services, as well as Professional Payroll reduction and collections acquisition. Policies that, while responding to district administration guidelines, benefit more from the private sector’s monetary growth than the inclusion of the community in public spaces.

As of April 30, responding to the new sheets of recruitment of operators, will leave the payroll of Fundalectura, responsible for administering BibloRed, a considerable amount of promoters, auxiliaries and territorial managers. Fewer programs, services and some libraries such as sports, located in Teusaquillo, will stop working to move their collections to the Virgilio Barco library. It seems that the district reading plan, reading is flying, would like to leave the libraries in the air.

From vitality, the physical places of libraries have been questioned depending on their profitability, as if they were malls. Also the acquisition of books that do not respond to the loan goals, giving priority to easy and uncomplicated reading texts. The great names of the literature have given way to the youth literature based on films or books whose reference is the cinematographic sagas. They have been giving greater priority to the activities of use of free time than to the development of critical reading. This is not an inconvenience as long as it is not considered that a certain type of reading can affect the conception of the reality that the community has and can question it.

In this way, they proliferate speeches that decree the end of public libraries, denouncing a supposed elitism of their sumptuous spaces. What has served to prioritize non-conventional reading spaces such as parks and market places where there is no account of the conditions of introspection and socialization that implies critical reading. When talking about libraries, it is thought of access to the knowledge of the poorest people as if within their basic necessities there was not access to the history of art and literature, to philosophical thought but to entertainment and play. This is reflected in the emphasis on early childhood programmes and the reduction of academic offerings for young people, adults and seniors. The latter always used wildcard to upload attendance statistics for being the population that has more free time.

Finally, it is not true that what is necessary to access the written culture can be offered from a broadband computer. Virtual spaces need a physical enclave with promoters, mediators and reading animators. The logic of virtual access covers, in its democracy, the absence of criteria for selection and hierarchisation of information. Rather than repairing resources for public libraries and questioning its utility to meet the demands of programs that seek to measure knowledge from quantitative criteria, it is necessary to vindicate the right of the community to have spaces That allow you to ask yourself the questions what to read? And why read? According to your needs and desires.

7 Objectives of the Digital Libraries

Digital libraries are the gateway to cultural and scientific heritage. They try to solve the information gap through the access and dissemination of digital content, but to do so we have to solve the existing digital divide before. Digital libraries seek to eliminate geographical and social boundaries, as well as promote learning and understanding of the world’s richness and diversity.

A digital library is an online collection of good quality digital objects, created or compiled and managed in accordance with internationally accepted principles for the creation of collections, and which are made available in a manner Consistent and enduring and supportive of the services needed to enable users to find and use those resources.

The IFLA/UNESCO manifesto on digital libraries speaks of the fundamental right of access to information and the need to make available to the world, in a fast and economic way, all the existing wealth of assets.

The dissemination of information allows citizens to benefit from lifelong learning and education. Information on global achievements makes it possible for everyone to participate constructively in creating their own social environment.

This makes it necessary to digitize this patrimony by the libraries (to which the archives must be added) in order to promote the “creation, dissemination, use and preservation of data, information and knowledge”.

Digital libraries are a complement to digital archives and initiatives for the preservation of information resources.

They must also adapt to commonly accepted standards and protocols that improve dissemination and access.

Interoperability and endurance are fundamental to enable digital libraries to communicate with each other.

Collaboration between libraries becomes more than necessary, it is essential. The goal must be to create a digital information network. But for this it is necessary of strategy and active support on the part of the governments. There is a need for legislation and funding. The long-term objective, as the manifesto indicates, is to “bridge the gap and strengthen the development of education, literacy and culture, but above all to provide access to information.”

The mission and the 7 objectives of the digital libraries

The manifesto highlights the mission of digital libraries and what their objectives are. Digitization, access, preservation, interoperability, promotion, creation of awareness, importance of libraries … are some of the highlights.

The mission of digital libraries is to provide direct access to informative, digital and non-digital resources, in a structured and reliable way, in order to link information technology, education and culture in libraries Current.

Objectives of the Digital libraries:

  1. To promote the digitalisation, access and preservation of cultural and scientific heritage.
  2. Provide access to all users to collected information resources by libraries, respecting intellectual property rights.
  3. To create interoperable systems for digital libraries, in order to promote open standards and free access.
  4. To promote the essential role of libraries and information services for the promotion of common standards and best practices.
  5. Raise awareness of the compelling need to ensure permanent accessibility to digital material.
  6. Link digital libraries to high-speed research and development networks.
  7. Take advantage of the growing convergence of media roles and institutions to create and disseminate digital content.

Josef Pavlovy (1903-1944)

Joseph Duckis One of the eminent Soviet poets whose poems enjoy the well-deserved sympathy of our reader. The courage of the revolutionary, combined with gentle humanism, is the internal nerve of the best works of the poet; Aparting the humming and simultaneously visible the accuracy of the artistic details-their interesting feature.

Joseph Duck was born on the Hinggan station of Khabarovsk Krai. The most famous piece of the Duck-“tale of the Redhead Motjele”-came out when the author was only 22 years.
His soft lyricism was against the Iron Gromyhaniju Proletkultovshhiny.
In the early utkine, you can see the intonation beginning of the Svetlova, hungry. His popularity was really great. “The boy him in Irkutsk” many knew by heart, but in Irkutsk him not only the Utkinskogo boy, but also Admiral Kolchak: Russia had to pay for both. The duck’s popularity quickly passed along with his youth. But he, falling envy, devoted his life to the upbringing of young poets. He died in a plane crash, returning from the front.
Source: Verses century. An anthology of Russian poetry. -Minsk-Moscow, “Polifakt”, 1995.

Heavy-it’ll be over,
The good is staying.
What’s rodinoju to come true,
It will be the same with the people
With her meadows, the Niwas,
With its forests, thickets.
She was a happy,
And we’re going to be happy.

Department of Humanitarian Literature

The Department of Humanitarian Literature is waiting for its new and old readers! Students, schoolchildren, and all who want to be able to prepare for classes, to see new newspapers and magazines. Your free time will not be wasted, because only in our department are you going to find out:
• Textbooks and teaching aids for examinations, best publications on the history of Russia and foreign countries, law, economics, philosophy, political science, management, psychology;
• Biographical dictionaries and serial editions of the Hundred Great thinkers, the hundred great captains, the Hundred great women, the hundred great musicians, the Hundred great wonders of the world, etc.;
• Generic and industry encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks;
• More than 100 titles of periodicals, including a large selection of youth publications.

Our staff will help you to find literature on the topic you are interested in writing any kind of training (report, essay, summary, course, or diploma work). Books from the humanitarian Literature Foundation are not only provided to readers to work in the reading room, but are also issued to the house.

At your service:

• Convenient places for classes
• Use of the computer
• Provisional ordering of literature by telephone;
• Editing bibliographic lists of literature.

Reference phones: (3952) 29-07-93

How to Convert Your Library into a Instagram Star

Libraries have everything they need to become a successful bookstagrammers. There are mainly three things that are necessary: books as raw materials, people with great creative talents and, of an account in Instagram. Three basic and necessary ingredients to get and promote books and reading in a creative and visual way.

And yes, it is true, there is a high component of posttureo in this to take pictures of the books of the library and then share them, but do not forget that if something can presume the libraries (among thousands more things) is the books they have.

Isabel Bellido counts in Yorokobu some great techniques when it comes to sharing the images with books through Instagram, such as: take everything we see around us and include it in the image, place copies in unsuspected places, Use the pages of the books that no longer serve as props, take out the books to the street, order methodologically things, …

They are the so-called bookstagrammers responsible for having put the book in the center of their profiles of Instagram, and seems to have turned out well the move because they accumulate hundreds of thousands of followers. Together with the Booktubers have managed to create a community that, although it has not yet taken root in Spain, accumulates followers and users from one continent to another.

Excellent recommendations to share the images of the books by the social network, which would have to add some more … and tell us in the Youtube channel “reading Fever”, as for example: be happy with the photos we do, be pending the light , filters and editing the images, being active in the publications, choosing the theme of what you want to show, being constant, looking at what other accounts do, interacting with people and other publications, and (very important!) the use of hashtags.

Hashtags about the world of book and reading in Instagram

and is that including hashtags in the publication is something that can not be forgotten under any circumstances. There are countless hashtags in Instagram about the world of the book (more than libraries can invent for their campaigns).

Some of the best known (ordered according to number of results and, therefore, popularity), and that should not be missing in the images that are shared, are:


And here are a few techniques to take pictures of books, a few hashtags that should not be missing in any of your images and a couple of methods to trap users to the account of your library. Perhaps there is much more to explain about this wonderful and exciting world of books and Instagram … but it may be worth to start…

Meet Toño

Toño Plum I like close. He is the bully of my school and is my best friend, the most hated and most idolized: “I opened the door and there he was, as fate.” His name is like an echo in my head, reminding me of that popular and dark rhyme: “Toño Matoño/killed his wife/with a knife/as big as him. /took out the chips/put them to sell/with that talk/bought another woman.

That could be said of the Toño Plum (Tusquets) of Evelio Rosero: The man who did not love women. They are the target of their crimes: The mad mother, the depressive sister, the friend assaulted in the street, the girl who had to stop being a child. He horrifies us with mastery, at the point of labia and writing. I mean, we believe the story. Is it necessary to narrate so much violence? Yes, “because it’s reality,” answered Rosero in an interview.

The story of Plum is telling Eri, that we are ourselves, the one who attends his life, so critical and at the same time captivated. The other to tell himself. At times it reminded me of the voice of Pedro Páramo, of the great Juan Rulfo, especially after a certain journey by train, to reach a town where they all seem dead. This is a novel rich in book references, because this plum is an evil cult. We see how it provokes religion by smoking marijuana with the leaves of the Bible or talking about a nun “so mystical that it was only flesh and I was so flesh that it was only mystical.” We passed, in short, by the history of the violence of the country with the play the Laughter of God, an exhibition of the pain. We consider his model of society, the farm of freedom, with commandments like “not praying but poems” and “Making love above all things!”.

The ideal love is a firefly in the Darkness: “Hands that rub and tremble and … at last … are bound …, without any other purpose than to bond because that is only to love.” We do not travel the history of the world, but the skin of beings who feel flesh and guts that move. People as worlds. “Toño Plum never loved anyone, and that’s the difference between the ones and the others.” Toño, the murderer, a monster of the high class Bogota, who believes that “everything must be invented again”, “happier than happiness”, the extraordinary life that someone else has to tell. It’s the character we can’t trust and that makes it more fascinating. In the end he laughs in our face: you will never know if it was true.

The Pilot Want To be a Bridge Between Two Times

Despite the closure of the Pilot Public Library, its services and activities remain active.

At the end of the first half of this year, the headquarters of the Pilot Public Library (PPL), in the neighborhood Carlos E. Restrepo, will open again its doors, after being closed for more than one year, due to works of adequacy.

The remodeling, which began in December 2015, was largely due to user requirements, who through the system of petitions, complaints, claims and suggestions commented that the place had cracks and lack of aesthetic maintenance.

In addition to this, and by the wear of the years, the PPL needed to be intervened in its structure, not having a resistant support. In addition, the design of electrical, hydro-sanitary and telecommunications networks was included in the renovation.

With resources provided by the Municipal administration, the works were started, which were divided into two stages.

In the first, which was completed, the physical infrastructure was reinforced for 10 months to comply with the seismic resistance standard. In this, about 7,000 million pesos were invested.

Now, with a period of eight months, the second complementary stage of adaptation is in process, with which an interior conditioning is sought that allows an adjustment to new devices of reading, writing and orality. You have budgeted a figure that exceeds the 5 billion pesos.

Despite the closure, the public library continues to provide decentralized services. “The workshops, the chairs, the lectures, some conferences and training activities for the public have been decentralized to other cultural spaces of the city, such as the House of the culture of colors and Pedregal,” said Shirley Zuluaga, Director of the PPL.

The Torre de la Memoria, the subsidiaries and the Antioquia Room also host other of these activities. In addition, the decentralization strategy was applied to books and different collections. More than 40,000 specimens traveled to library parks and other culture houses.

What news will it bring?

With the delivery of the PPL, the place wants to be for the citizenship a bridge between two times. According to Zuluaga, the library will connect the past and the present. However, it will continue to rescue the memory and the patrimony to put them in permanent effect. As for the Heritage Collection, the new building will have more interactive and informative exhibition venues.

“Apart from the physical adequacy, the pilot will have a transcendental transformation that goes beyond being a repository of books and that concentrates on being a living center of information, thought and knowledge, to be heritage and living memory, to encourage spaces for the Learning and Co-creation and being an institution with social and cultural impact, annexed.

The adjustments, as the Director concluded, will lead the pilot to become a contemporary site of historical interaction and debate at the service of citizens.

Uses, Motives and Benefits of Libraries For Society

Libraries are not that they are only very well valued by their users, but it is also seen and verified that their investment is profitable for society. This is what has come to demonstrate, once again, the study carried out in Navarre by the Library Cooperation Council on the value of public, university and specialized libraries.

This study talks about the ROI (the return on investment) of the libraries and gives more than surprising data: For every 1 euro invested in the libraries there is a return on investment between 3.49 and 4.66 euros. There is no doubt that some great data and highlighting the magnificent service and work of the libraries, and that they will have a direct impact on society.

Every euro invested in libraries is multiplied by four in benefits to society

However, although the study focuses mostly on the issue of value and return on investment, we would like to highlight the final paragraph of the same in which we talk about the uses, motives and benefits of libraries for society. Information which highlights that almost all users of the library would recommend its use to friends or family, that the valuation of the library is of notable high and that what most users value is the attention and professionalism of the staff. Also that for most users libraries are support for the education of children and young people, and they are very important to preserve collections of books and other materials of historical and patrimonial interest or on the local culture or the region.

Reasons for use of the library, general assessment and assessment of specific aspects

The main reason for using libraries is for leisure and free time. Respondents score this motive with a 7.6 over 10. It follows the reason for studies or training (6.5) and the search for information (6.4). Then there are other reasons for using the library less extended, such as for example by the accompaniment of someone (4.2) and use for work purposes (4).

In terms of the overall valuation of libraries, public libraries such as universities and the specialized ones are very much matched. The first obtained a score of 8.1 on 10, the second of an 8 (although the teaching staff and investigator rate with a 8.7 and students with a 7.6) and the third with a 7.9.

And in recounting the valuation of more specific aspects, the public libraries obtain the best score with respect to the university and specialized libraries. It excels in the public libraries the attention and professionalism of the personnel (8.8 on 10), the location and accessibility of the building (8.3, the same punctuation as the university libraries), the internal signage and the facility to find materials (8) and The comfort and conformity of the facilities (8).

Also emphasize that 98.1% of users would be willing to recommend the use of the library to friends or family, that 57.7% would be willing to collaborate as a volunteer in library activities and that 52.9% would not be willing to participate in any Support Agency/supervision of the library management and that the
Library benefits for society and importance of its functions

The benefits that public library users emphasize above all are the support for the education of children and young people, the promotion of habit, enjoyment and reading skills and giving a space for young people to study. It follows the possibility of a time of leisure and entertainment of quality, the facilitation of lifelong training in all the ages and the access to Internet for all.

Other benefits include support for early childhood development, facilitation of a meeting place, learning and use of computers and other teams, helping people get new jobs and learning languages.

As for the importance of the functions of the libraries score with a 8.79 on 10 to the conservation of collections of books and other materials of historical and patrimonial interest or on the local culture or of the region. They also see important their role in ensuring equal opportunities in access to information and knowledge (8.76) and maintaining up-to-date collections of books, magazines, music or cinema on CDs or DVDs, in general (8.57).

It is also important to promote cultural identity (8.22), to promote coexistence between different cultures (8.2), to promote the social inclusion of immigrants and disadvantaged persons (7.97), the organization of acts with local and outside authors ( 7.84), the organization of activities (7.6) and the maintenance and dissemination of culture in Euskera (7.52).

Note: the number is point.

Sumapaz Will Have In March It’s First Public Library

It will work at the school of the San Juan district. Project to promote reading has already been implemented.

The Ministry of Culture enlists the 2,200 books and 10 computers that will arrive in March to the first public library in the town of Sumapaz and will be affiliated to BibloRed.

This was said by María Claudia López, Secretary of Culture of the capital, during the presentation of the results of the program ‘ Promotion of reading and writing in Sumapaz ‘, which promotes with the Regional Centre for the promotion of the Book in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC), UNESCO-sponsored organization.

The library will be at Colegio Juan de la Cruz Varela, in the district of San Juan. The work begins in January and ends in the last days of February. “We hope to open the doors to the population in March,” explained Ana Roda, director of reading and libraries of the Ministry of Culture, Recreation and sport.

The ‘ Traveling suitcases ‘ program will facilitate the loan of books and materials in the locality, which is characterized by being rural and having the population dispersed. It consists in “allowing teachers who require books to take them for 15 days, for the promotion of reading in their classrooms,” said Ana Roda. This will encourage the transfer of material from one sidewalk to another and help local students and teachers interact with the volumes that will come to the library.

Roda clarified that although in the locality there are some libraries in schools, these are schoolchildren, and store books of educational nature for children and young people to perform the tasks, while the material that will come “respond to the characteristics of all the populations and on all subjects. The idea is to update collections year by year, and so we will, “he explained.

As in the other public libraries of the city, in the Sumapaz there will be workshops to form public for arts, loan and film screening, and computer rooms.

Reading promotion

The Regional Center for the promotion of the Book in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC) implemented, during the last quarter of the year, the program ‘ promotion of reading and writing in Sumapaz ‘.

He did it with the support of the secretariat of Culture and the foundation secrets to tell. “This territory was chosen because it is the only locality in Bogota that does not have a public library and has enormous difficulties in accessing books;” Among them, the topography, “said Marianne Ponsford, director of the Cerlalc.

First a diagnostic survey was applied to find out how Sumapaz was in front of reading and writing. Then they were handed over to three books in more than 700 households in the locality. “These are produced by the Foundation Secrets to tell.” One is to feel and to excite (tells tales); The second, to think (mixes matters like physics, chemistry and logic in everyday life), and the third, to do (it brings experiments and other practical exercises), “he said.

But the Cerlalc knows that delivering books is no guarantee that they will be read. That’s why they organized workshops in schools to teach children, young people and adults to read the different languages (written, sonorous, audiovisual, etc.).

There are books but no readers in the area

One aspect that drew the attention of the Regional Center for the promotion of the Book in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC) is that, although in 53 of 105 households surveyed in Sumapaz there is a book of literature and in 70 percent of the houses there are academic books , the inhabitants are not considered readers.

Of the 169 people who participated in the survey, 75 are perceived in this category; The rest say they’re not readers.

Of those who do like reading, everyone says the benefit is learning, 83 percent believe that the general culture increases, and 75 percent do it for fun.

Among the main reasons not to read are the lack of time, do other activities and lack of access to materials.

For Diego Riveros, a 17-year-old student, the project developed by the entities in the last quarter was positive. “The coolest thing was the strengthening of reading in youth, which was very poor in that sense.” They left the books aside and were accustomed to copy and paste to do their jobs, “he said.” “Workshops are activities that you don’t often see in Sumapaz.” With the first public library, this will take power, “commented Andrés Ardila Morales.

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