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Photographic Homage to U.S. Public Libraries

This past spring, Princeton Architectural Press published The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson.

Brainpickings recently published a lengthy review by Maria Popova – lengthy partly because her review includes multiple samples of Dawson’s photos, like the one above. 37 more words

Public Libraries

Welcome to the Armidale Library Knowlede Log (K-log)

Welcome Bloggers, this K-Log is designed to support and  inspire each other to collaborate and share professional knowlede within Armidale Library. Help is always available with Posting and we encourage your latest news on tricks and tips that have  inspired a solution in your work. 30 more words


A Third Way for Net Neutrality?

Given what’s at stake in the current debate over net neutrality, it’s easy to approach the issue as either/or. The idea that there might be a third way to address the issue, one that’s less polarized and more plausible, is something to be seriously considered by parties on both sides. 218 more words


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Have you ever had an interest in taking a course at university, but didn’t want to pay the price required to enroll? Not only is there the cost of tuition, there’s the additional cost of the application fee, the required textbook and additional student fees. 300 more words

Public Libraries

The Hove Roll of Honour

As part of the First World War Centenary Commemorations we have been busy improving the ways in which the public can access our collections – This post will investigate the… 548 more words

Brighton & Hove

A Focus on Community at the IFLA Public Library Futures conference

The presentations and papers from IFLA’s Public Libraries conference 2014 held in Birmingham (August 2014) are now freely available online.

I didn’t attend all of the conference, so was pleased I could catch up with the presentations, as the tweeting over the two days it was held in August made it sound like some interesting and practical ideas were being covered. 886 more words


LIBR 200 - SECT 10 - VOSS - BLOG POST 2 - AGE GROUPS - TEENS (12-17)

According to the Pew Research Internet Project “fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online (September 2012 survey).”1  In terms of Durrance and Fisher’s five characteristics of information communities the third characteristic that “information communities effectively exploit the information sharing qualities of available technology” clearly applies to the teen information community.  1,063 more words

Libraries And Teens