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Help Me Find Some Techy Fun For The Kids

I’m currently involved in helping organise a library festival for our Children’s library services and I’m trying to find an engaging and fun interactive online service that will help us promote the festival to children (a broad age range from primary school up to mid-teens) and their parents.

At the moment we’re open to ideas, but initial thoughts are it could:

  • Be online and available to anyone with an internet connection
  • Be able to automatically pull in feeds…

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:00pm

Reblogged: Curation Platform Comparison tables – SocialCompare

This is a really useful list of online content curation services (60 approx). For each service it lists:

  • Resources that can be curated. eg Twitter content, Facebook, RSS feeds, blogs.
  • Whether the curation methods are automated or…

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:05pm

Publishers and Public Libraries Digital Skills Sharing Event #digiskills

The Reading Agency and Publishers Association held an event recently at Canada Water Library (UK) focusing on their Digital Skills Sharing initiative (funded by Arts Council England) which had been running for 10 months. The initiative consisted of six teams of publishers & public library services working together in an attempt to develop libraries digital marketing and communications channels with their readers. Further background details can be found …


Posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:00pm

Imagining The Future - Creative use of RFID

[NB: I originally wrote this as a guest post on the "RFID - Changing Libraries For Good?" blog]

At CILIP’s 2012 RFID in Libraries Conference I spoke about creative uses of RFID, focusing on the world outside the library sector, but linking back to possible opportunities for development within libraries. The following post is a write-up of my presentation. To give…


Posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:56pm

Education And Games = Unfun Games

I attended an event organised by Digital Surrey last night. The speaker was one of the original programmers behind the game M.U.D., Richard Bartle. His focus this evening was trying to predict what virtual massively multiplayer online (M.M.O.) game worlds might be like in 2022. He gave us various scenarios, some positive and others negative and it was all very interesting seeing how things might turn out,…


Posted on March 23, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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At 12:21am on May 25, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Gary,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

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