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#uklibchat Summary – Digital Libraries – 6 March 2014

On 6 March 2014, we talked about digital libraries in their many forms – what exactly they are, what challenges and opportunities they offer our profession, and how library customers … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

#uklibchat Summary – What They Don’t Teach You In Library School – 1 October 2013

Our chat on 1 October focused on advice and tips for those starting out in library and information work. It attracted quite a few participants doing graduate traineeships and working … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

#uklibchat & #SLAtalk summary – Beyond Borders: Connect and Collaborate Internationally

Thank you so much to those of you who participated in our first joint Twitter chat with #SLAtalk on Tuesday. We think  our experiment went very well and led to … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summary – Across Library Sectors

Our Across Library Sectors chat took place on Tuesday 9 July and attracted wide participation – we trended on UK Twitter for the second time in #uklibchat history.  We’re trialling … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summary – Librarians and Personality – Feb 2013

On 21 February, #uklibchat did a special session on Librarians and Personality, which was linked to a session at Library Camp London on the same topic. The chat was very … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Summary – 8th March: Library Activism

1. Have you been involved in any library activism? Website for Friends of local branch library group No – because so far there are no cuts in local public library … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Summary 17th November – Games and Gamification in Libraries

____ Q1:  What does gamification mean? Making games of tasks users have to do for promotional/user experience reasons Basically game features (levelling up, grinding, quests, achievement etc) added to every … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Summary 20th October – The Future of Libraries

Q1. How will/does the use of self-service machines affect libraries? Changes the dynamic between staff and patrons When first introduced customer / staff interaction is usually increased Enables more time … Continue reading

October 24, 2011 · Leave a comment



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