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Unicorns, tech & lightning talks: The first Library Make or Break event

We held our inaugural Library Make or Break event on the 13th September at CILIP Scotland HQ in Glasgow.  We envisaged this event to give library professionals an opportunity to engage with new technologies and share updates on their own projects and innovations (both big and small). And after a long hiatus from hosting in-person […]

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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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Meaningful metrics and visualisation for libraries – a workshop overview from Pi and Mash

Our recent workshop at the Pi and Mash unconference, held at Senate House Library in August, came about because we wanted to start a discussion about how we might make the most of user and collection data to help deliver library services. How can we ensure that we’re making data-driven decisions about services and not […]

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Open Source Toolkit for Libraries: a writeup of our #libcampuk13 workshop

We were excited to attend one of 2013’s most collaborative and accessible UK library events, which was held in November at the new public library of Birmingham (UK): Library Camp. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of Library Camp, a brief explanation is that it’s an unconference for folks (of all shapes, types and sizes) […]

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