Failcamp, Librarycamp and the power of unconferences: An interview with Sue Lawson and Richard Veevers

Failcamp is an unconference event celebrating failure in all its many, glorious forms. We recently asked organisers Richard Veevers and Sue Lawson to share their thoughts and experiences with Failcamp, Librarycamp and why you should run your own librarycamp right now. What’s been happening since Failcamp 2018 in Manchester? Richard: Work! I’m lucky enough to […]

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User onboarding for galleries, libraries, archives and museums

User onboarding isn’t something that’s talked about in cultural sector much but it’s an important part of how people experience galleries, libraries, archives and museums. We always recommend organisations regularly review their onboarding User Experience (UX), both online and offline because this is how you first introduce users to your services. And it’s also how […]

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Using IFTTT for automated current awareness

Automation can be a great help when it comes to keeping up with your sector while also avoiding information overload. By current awareness, we mean keeping up with the latest information on a particular field of knowledge or sector – a key part of continuing professional development. IFTTT (if this, then that) can be a […]

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Doing more with digital signage – 2019 update

Digital signage displays have long been a fixture of galleries, libraries, archives and museums providing both wayfinding and collections information. We first wrote about digital signage back in 2017, focusing on rolling your own DIY solution with a Raspberry Pi. But the landscape has changed quite a bit since then so we thought it would […]

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How to level up your library makerspace

Makerspaces have been a fixture in the library sector for a while now and it’s been great to witness and contribute to their continuing development. _TechSoup for Libraries recently included ‘Updating Media Labs and Makerspaces’ as one of their Tech Trends for 2019 (albeit with a focus on new technologies rather than new approaches). We’re […]

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