We are makers

We Are Makers – how we work at Artefacto

While we wear many hats, building things has always been central to our work at Artefacto. We’ve always described ourselves as both makers and librarians and our consultancy, training and design work fits within these identities.  We are especially excited when we can build and share tools, resources and platforms that deliver a user-friendly experience.  […]

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Celebrating the Health Library and Information Services Directory at HLG 2024

We’re excited to be part of the upcoming Health Libraries Group Conference 2024. Kate from Artefacto will be presenting at the HLG conference, where she’ll talk about our ongoing partnership with a network of fantastic UK health libraries. Health Library and Information Services Directory (HLISD), affectionately known as health lizard🦎, is a directory for the […]

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Screenshot of the HLISD API docs

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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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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Announcing Making Library Makers – a new online course for library makers

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 our awesome hosts from Lambeth. […]

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