Tag Archives: information

Guest post #9 – Library services: Library buildings, by Kate Millin

I will start by looking at how online services will be provided. None of us know how far technology will have moved in 10 years, but it is a certainty that it will be even more embedded into our lives … Continue reading

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Guest post #8 – Are eBooks a Byway on the Virtual Highway? by Barbara Scott

I would suggest that eBooks are a significant part of a digital revolution which has been underway since the 1990s but it is the recent technological developments in digital and social media which have led to an explosion of the … Continue reading

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Guest post #7 – The library unchained, by Chris Meade

At the weekend I met a man who is restoring a Wurlitzer juke box, recreating a beautiful device, fascinating to old music lovers like me, but clearly redundant as a means to deliver tunes to the populace. if:book UK has … Continue reading

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Guest post #6 – Social media is becoming vital to real-world relationships, by Mandeep Hothi

Discounting the instances that I have been to my local library to collect parking permits, the last meaningful time I was in a library was about five months ago. I was there to talk to librarians about social media. Despite … Continue reading

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Guest post #5 – Libraries for learning for life, by John Dolan

In early years a child is joyfully open to accumulate knowledge, skills and habits. Habits nurtured in early years evolve as a way of life. A diverse and sustained learning life lasts into old age, enriching experience and maintaining health, … Continue reading

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Guest post #4 – Creating curiosity for young and old alike, by Richard Veevers, Library Camp

I’ve worked with scores of people in our library who’ve never used a computer. Whilst the majority are retired, we see an encouraging number of younger folk. Scared or brave enough, they ask for help. Some we’ll see once, some … Continue reading

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Guest post #3 – Focusing on poverty is risky but necessary, Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust

The economic tsunami resulting from the banking crisis will shape social policy for the next decade in the UK. The recession will continue to work its way through our systems and the related cuts to public services will inextricably impact … Continue reading

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