The Health Library and Information Services Directory (HLISD) now has an API

We’re pleased to announce that the Health Library and Information Services Directory (HLISD) now has an open API. An Application Programming Interface (API) means that the data available in HLISD is now available in a machine readable format and can be reused in other applications.  Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the secret sauce of the […]

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Five for Friday – Newsletter publishing

Five or so links from around the web about new and interesting applications of technology. There’s a lot happening in the world of email newsletters. This is an area close to our hearts both due to conversations currently underway about how our own Newsletter is delivered, as well as some other internal projects we’re working […]

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Top library links of 2020

Over this past, unprecedented year, more than ever the library and information community has stepped up to support patrons and each other, to ensure services are maintained for some of the most vulnerable in society. Amid the chaos and uncertainty they have been at the forefront of the fight against misinformation – and they’ve also […]

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In Residence: Creative residency programs in libraries & museums

Cultural institutions are realising the value of working with makers, artists, writers and technologists to bring new perspectives and to forge connections with the community in a variety of new and creative ways. In this post we’re taking a look at the shorter-term, dynamic residencies that bring in a variety of creative practitioners, rather than […]

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Project update: For the Record

Over the last few months, we’ve been working with CILIP Cymru Wales on For the Record, a participatory archive of the experiences of library workers in Wales during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Inspired by the ‘citizen journalist’ approach of the Mass Observation Project and its voluntary, qualitative social research on everyday life, For the Record […]

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3D printing in lockdown

A couple of years ago we bought a Prusa 3D printer for our Artefacto labs. Artefacto Labs is the umbrella under which our more experimental work falls, for prototyping and testing new technologies and new ideas. We intentionally bought the printer as a kit because we were interested in learning more about the mechanics and […]

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5 ways to deliver collaborative digital skills support online

As libraries and museums (rightfully) close in order to keep people safe during the global pandemic, attention has shifted to how we can best support our communities and users solely online. New digital services are emerging, and existing digital service touchpoints are being brought to the fore. What does this mean for digital literacy support […]

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