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Open Paren is a new podcast about 'libraryland coders doing really cool stuff'. It's produced by Andromeda Yelton who promises that it will remain an ‘exercise in incrementalism’ and there will be no set schedule.

The first two episodes of Open Paren are now available and so far it's everythin...

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Much has been written about the ongoing shift to volunteer-led provision for public libraries in England – and from all manner of mouthpieces. Since the rise of this phenomenon, in the cold light of day of austerity politics, various governmental and organisational reports (such as Arts Council Eng...

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Recently, Artefacto have been developing a series of short, interactive resources aimed at helping people learn basic research skills. This is part of a bigger project to develop a series of collaborative, active-learning resources that can be used by both staff and students to explore new ways of t...

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Yahoo have recently announced they are sunsetting Yahoo Pipes, a sad but not entirely unexpected decision. One of the many awesome abilities of Pipes was that you could easily combine and manipulate multiple RSS feeds. This was great for creating a curated, multi-source RSS feed around a particula...

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The annual Mozilla conference (aka Mozfest) covers a wide range of topics and many that are very relevant to information professionals, including many on the 'Build and Teach the Web' track and others from across the other 11 tracks that formed the 3-day event. The Librarian-run courses tended to...

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Library Wall photo

Ribbon Factory Library Wall

For the last month here at Artefacto we’ve been working on a project very close to our own hearts and we’re really excited that launch day has arrived! The original idea for the project came from Sara reading about the Bucharest metro “library“, sponsore...

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