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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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Why we’re building a Data Detective Agency – An Artefacto Labs Update

The Data Detective Agency is an Artefacto Labs project that we’ve been working on since sometime late last year. It’s taken a bit of time as we tried different approaches and ironed out some unnecessary complexity. It’s an experiment in delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for library staff in new and interesting ways. It’s also […]

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ILI 2019 Invent and create: digital skills for library staff

This is the written version of a talk given recently at Internet Librarian International 2019 in Olympia, London. Slides are also available. === A participatory approach to staff learning The work we do with libraries encompasses a lot of different types of digital projects — including a lot of active learning-based training and other professional […]

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Failcamp, Librarycamp and the power of unconferences: An interview with Sue Lawson and Richard Veevers

Failcamp is an unconference event celebrating failure in all its many, glorious forms. We recently asked organisers Richard Veevers and Sue Lawson to share their thoughts and experiences with Failcamp, Librarycamp and why you should run your own librarycamp right now. What’s been happening since Failcamp 2018 in Manchester? Richard: Work! I’m lucky enough to […]

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User onboarding for galleries, libraries, archives and museums

User onboarding isn’t something that’s talked about in cultural sector much but it’s an important part of how people experience galleries, libraries, archives and museums. We always recommend organisations regularly review their onboarding User Experience (UX), both online and offline because this is how you first introduce users to your services. And it’s also how […]

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