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Game Library Camp top tips board

Game Library Camp, held on Saturday at the British Library, was a library camp event all about games in libraries. It was organised by a crack team comprising Stella Wisdom (British Library Digital Scholarship team) Darren Edwards (Bournemouth Libraries) and Gary Green (Surrey Libraries).

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After running maker workshops in libraries and other community spaces over the last 12 months, we’ve found our approach to how we provide staff training inevitably influenced by constructionist approaches. This has helped us make staff training and other professional development opportunities more...

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We’ve been busy doing lots of interesting maker stuff lately and we’ve recently joined forces with Carlos Izsak to offer Makercarts for Libraries and Museums.

We’ve been collaborating on various projects over the last 12 months but this means that Carlos has now joined Artefacto to lead on vari...

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Introduction - Code can be (but isn't always) poetry

We’ve talked previously about some of the different tools out there for learning to code, but a lot of these exist to teach programming as part of a Computer Science curriculum.

But learning to code can also open up whole new worlds of crea...

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Introduction - Usability comes before technology

“The best user experiences are enchanting. They help the user enter an alternate reality, whether it’s the world of making music, writing, sharing photos, coding, or managing a project.” – Kathy Sierra

Proximity technology is a term that loose...

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As part of HotHouse programme, we recently ran a collaborative workshop at Deptford Library on reimagining library spaces using digital technologies.

The aim of the workshop was to introduce different technologies and demonstrate how they can help provide new ways for people and communities to...

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