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User onboarding isn’t something that’s talked about in cultural sector much but it's an important part of how people experience galleries, libraries, archives and museums. We always recommend organisations regularly review their onboarding User Experience (UX), both online and offline because this i...

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Automation can be a great help when it comes to keeping up with your sector while also avoiding information overload. By current awareness, we mean keeping up with the latest information on a particular field of knowledge or sector - a key part of continuing professional development.

IFTTT (if t...

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Introduction

Digital signage displays have long been a fixture of galleries, libraries, archives and museums providing both wayfinding and collections information.

We first wrote about digital signage back in 2017, focusing on rolling your own DIY solution with a Raspberry Pi. But the landsca...

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Makerspaces have been a fixture in the library sector for a while now and it's been great to witness and contribute to their continuing development. _TechSoup for Libraries recently included 'Updating Media Labs and Makerspaces' as one of their Tech Trends for 2019 (albeit with a focus on new te...

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A brief introduction to chatbots

In the previous blog post in this series, we talked about creating social media-based culturebots. There's also lots and lots of use cases for chatbots - a more conversational approach to connecting with your users.

Just a quick refresher, when we talk about b...

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Introduction

Bots are one of those things that you might hear about a lot usually in a negative way. But despite what you may hear, not all bots are malicious. In fact, there are lots of creative and entertaining bots that are being used to promote collections or parts of collections and other cul...

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