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Adding dynamic library content to your WordPress site

WordPress is the content management system (CMS) that now powers an estimated 39.5% of all websites, including more than a few library sites. A big part of the ongoing appeal of building WordPress-based websites is its usability and extensibility. Because of the range of features, plugins and documentation available, you don’t need to be a […]

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3 ways to get started with User Research

Many cultural sector organisations are aware of the benefits of user-driven services, but when budgets are tight and time is short, what steps can we take to help ensure that we’re putting our users first? In this post we want to share some of our experience conducting user research to help libraries and cultural organisations […]

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Top library links of 2020

Over this past, unprecedented year, more than ever the library and information community has stepped up to support patrons and each other, to ensure services are maintained for some of the most vulnerable in society. Amid the chaos and uncertainty they have been at the forefront of the fight against misinformation – and they’ve also […]

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In Residence: Creative residency programs in libraries & museums

Cultural institutions are realising the value of working with makers, artists, writers and technologists to bring new perspectives and to forge connections with the community in a variety of new and creative ways. In this post we’re taking a look at the shorter-term, dynamic residencies that bring in a variety of creative practitioners, rather than […]

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3D printing in lockdown

A couple of years ago we bought a Prusa 3D printer for our Artefacto labs. Artefacto Labs is the umbrella under which our more experimental work falls, for prototyping and testing new technologies and new ideas. We intentionally bought the printer as a kit because we were interested in learning more about the mechanics and […]

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