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A summary of some of the lessons learned the hard way while delivering workshops and training over the last 10 years.

Make it welcoming for people of different skill levels

Make all advertising and communication friendly and encouraging.

Attending workshops and training, particularly technolo...

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Yesterday was a big day, first with a library makers event at Clapham Library where staff from a bunch of different libraries came to hear about makerspaces and participate in some speed making.

It was attended by staff from Essex, Surrey, Bexley, Hackney, Kent, Oxfordshire and more. And of course...

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What is Digital signage?

Digital signage, displaying content on a screen in public spaces, is a great way to promote library, gallery and museum services, list upcoming events and generally keep users up-to-date with what’s going on in your space.

But beyond the information aspects of digital s...

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This is part 1 of the smart libraries series looking at smart devices and interactivity in the library.

Intro - Alexa, what is Alexa?

Alexa is the (relatively) new voice-controlled AI assistant developed by Amazon. It (she?) is the voice service that powers the Echo and Echo Dot devices. You can...

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Innovate or Die photo

On Wednesday, Carlos and I attended the Surrey Library Staff Conference 2016 at Dorking Hall. We arrived just in time to catch a truly inspiring talk by Erik Boekesteijn which he titled Extreme Library Makeover. Erik gave an overview of some of the awesome projects he’s been involved in at Dokl...

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Earlier this year we were delighted to begin a new collaboration with the British Council in India, which saw us commissioned to produce a special Library Wall to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death (one of 2016's notable anniversary dates - alongside the Great Fire of London; B...

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