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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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What's this about a treasure hunt?

Last week, we ran an experimental interactive treasure hunt as part of the 20th Internet Librarians International conference in London.

We also gave a talk about Conversations in the library, using technology to create new ways to communicate and collaborate w...

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This is the text version of our talk at Internet Librarian International 2018.

Introduction

As a creative technology company, we work with libraries on makerspace and maker education projects as well as software development and installations such as our LibraryWalls project. Basically, we s...

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Podcasts are an accessible and creative format but they do require dedicated tools and a bit of quiet to produce, which isn't always easy to attain.

Libraries have always been a place of access, and this includes access to software and tools that aren't easily available to people elsewhere.The dig...

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