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We're super excited to be part of the Institute of Imagination Mini Maker Faire at OxoTowerWharf on the 11 and 12th of June.

We'll be there with the Makercart, a mobile pop-up makerspace for schools and libraries with a 3d printer, digital cutter, electronics, micro-controllers and robotics....

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An intro

Making Library Makers; An Intro was the first event for library makers run jointly by Artefacto and the Makercart Project. The event was created for staff in libraries who were interested in running maker events or otherwise learning more about the maker movement and makerspaces.

It w...

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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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