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Libraries and their place in the fourth industrial revolution

Over time, the world has been fundamentally changed at pivotal moments in history.

The First Industrial Revolution was one of harnessing the power of water and steam to create mechanised production.

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Self-service in libraries - how to include self-service strategies in your library, without losing the human touch!

Self-service is a double-edged sword in every industry, but perhaps none more so than libraries. Even as technology becomes more prevalent and vital to the workings of a library, interaction with the public, and being able to engage and delight...

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How you’re helping digitise the world’s resources with reCaptcha!

You're probably familiar with reCAPTCHA, the Google-owned system that enables websites to determine whether you are a human, or a virtual bot with bad intentions.

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Intrapreneurialism in Libraries – How Intrapreneurs are Going to Transform the LIS Sector

We’ve all heard about entrepreneurs – those passionate risk-takers who create a business from a moment of inspiration, a passion, or some kind of opportunity they come across, and develop a business from seemingly nothing, sometimes with great...

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The Future is Here!

At the end of the first day of the EduTECH 2015 Conference in Brisbane, I arrived home at 8:15 pm after having dragged myself out of bed at 4:45 that morning. Boy, was it a long day! I sat on the lounge and began to tell my husband about my day....

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BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

Picture this. A man walks into a library … (stop me if you’ve heard this one before). It’s his local library but it’s a new one that has just opened. He says to the library assistant, “I’d like to borrow a book”. The assistant replies, “Certainly!...

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Saving Budget – Articulating your library’s value to increase your library budget

Diminishing budgets, lack of money, cut-backs, scarcity, doing without, redundancies…. sound familiar? A frustrating reality for many libraries on a daily basis. But if we dissect this… what is really going on here?

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SMART Tables – The New Blackboards

When I was a little girl, starting school, I would marvel at my teacher’s skills and abilities to use coloured chalk to create intricate artworks on the blackboard.  People, animals and landscapes would all begin to emerge from the blackness.  Can...

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The Top 10 Skills Required for a Successful Library and Information Services Career

In a rapidly changing environment, it is critical that Library and Information Services (LIS) workers are equipped with the right skills to not only get the job done, but to excel and contribute to the wider organisation’s success. Some of these...

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“Devout Irreverence” – A summary of the Library Innovations Forum @ SLQ Part 1

In late March 2015, the State Library of QLD hosted its Library Innovations Forum – an annual forum for exploring the latest innovations, ideas and trends for the Library and Information Services (LIS) sector.

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