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Here at Artefacto we're always inspired and delighted to talk about libraries to anyone, any day of the week. So it's with additional delight, that one day of this week, one of our co-founders will be heading over to the British Library to take part in a panel discussion as part of the BL's 'Betw...

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A summary of some of the lessons learned the hard way while delivering workshops and training over the last 10 years.

Make it welcoming for people of different skill levels

Make all advertising and communication friendly and encouraging.

Attending workshops and training, particularly technolo...

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Yesterday was a big day, first with a library makers event at Clapham Library where staff from a bunch of different libraries came to hear about makerspaces and participate in some speed making.

It was attended by staff from Essex, Surrey, Bexley, Hackney, Kent, Oxfordshire and more. And of course...

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What is Digital signage?

Digital signage, displaying content on a screen in public spaces, is a great way to promote library, gallery and museum services, list upcoming events and generally keep users up-to-date with what’s going on in your space.

But beyond the information aspects of digital s...

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This is part 1 of the smart libraries series looking at smart devices and interactivity in the library.

Intro - Alexa, what is Alexa?

Alexa is the (relatively) new voice-controlled AI assistant developed by Amazon. It (she?) is the voice service that powers the Echo and Echo Dot devices. You can...

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Innovate or Die photo

On Wednesday, Carlos and I attended the Surrey Library Staff Conference 2016 at Dorking Hall. We arrived just in time to catch a truly inspiring talk by Erik Boekesteijn which he titled Extreme Library Makeover. Erik gave an overview of some of the awesome projects he’s been involved in at Dokl...

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