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The Quirky Quest of the Curious QR Codes

Bernard Silver was the first person to envision a world with an automated checkout, way back in 1948. Could he possibly have foreseen how his 1D (one-dimensional) barcode could have evolved into the myriad of different forms we have today? I image...

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3D Printing – Library’s future

Using a printer at the library will never be the same again with the introduction of amazing new technology – 3D printing in Libraries.  This printer is about the size of a large microwave oven and prints using the same type of light-weight plastic...

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Exciting new LIS roles for the future

There has never been a more fascinating and exciting time to enter into Library and Information Services (LIS). The world, and LIS industry, is at a tipping point of extraordinary change and of infinite possibility. Change is now the only true...

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10 Must-Have Apps For Students!

Here are some smartphone applications you may not have known existed, and they can make your learning experience, as well as life in general so much easier! If you are already an app user, check out the list below to find exciting new ones. If...

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ALIA says move to Business is a better option than merger with Entertainment for library technician qualification

Monday 1 December 2014 Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) urges all Members to support library technician courses offered by TAFE and private training organisations moving from the Cultural Industries to the Business...
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Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators

The “Futurist” magazine published an article “Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators”, by Sohail Inayatullah, a Professor from a number of universities including Macquarie University and the University of the Sunshine Coast.Essentially,...
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Ingenious design: “The Drinkable Book” doubles as a water filtration system

Lack of access to clean water affects 1 billion people around the world, while 3.4 million die of water-related diseases every day. The even bigger problem? Most of these people don’t even know that their water is unsafe to drink. Nonprofit...

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MIT creates sensory fiction

They say stories can come to life, and well, one group of MIT students have taken that idiom to an entirely new level. The team of Makers has recently created a wearable book that uses networked sensors and actuators to create a sort of...

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3-D Printing The Museum Store

Starting this week anyone can download 3-D models of sculptures and artifacts from the collection of the British Museum. The models are available online in file formats that are ready to be used by any 3-D printer. Through a partnership with the...

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Bendable Technology

The new iPhone 6 Plus is bendable but is that supposed to happen? James Vincent examines Apple’s latest technological offering to see how people are reacting to this news and investigates whether other smart phones are being affected by the “bend...

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