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Guest post #16 – The future of libraries: a time for new heroes… by Dave Coplin

Today, many of us walk around with more computing power in our pockets than used to sit on our desks just a few short years ago. We are more connected, more engaged and more in control of our lives than … Continue reading

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Guest post #15 – Connecting Spaces and Places: the public library in the 21st century, by John Blewitt

Not surprisingly public libraries are closely associated with books, reading and literacy.  Of course, this is and will remain important role in the coming years but libraries have gradually evolved into spaces and places that do and offer far more. … Continue reading

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Guest post #10 – Publishers and libraries must work together, by Emma House

Having launched the Digital Skills Sharing initiative between publishers and librarians two weeks ago – one of the Library Development Initiative projectsfunded by the Arts Council –  it was evident to us and our partners in the project, The Reading … Continue reading

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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 #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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