Monthly Archives: July 2011

Get stuck into the SWAMP

I was recently invited to attend the SWAMP staff conference in Llandrindod Wells. SWAMP is not a new boggy feature of the landscape in Llandrindod, but is the amusing and sensibly-named South West And Mid Wales Partnership, and is a … Continue reading

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Update on e-books pilot in Wales

Just a quick update on the e-books pilot in Wales. Hopefully the first batch of authorities will be offering the service very soon. The remaining authorities will then go live a month or so later. The 14 local authorities who … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Libraries for Life

After a 16-month research process, the independent evaluation of the Welsh libraries strategy has been published. Back in winter 2009 CyMAL commissioned Scotinform to fully evaluate the Libraries for Life strategy. Libraries for Life ran from 2008-11 with a record … Continue reading

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Screencasts for online resources

Staff at the National Library of Wales have developed a couple of video user guides (screencasts) for helping people use Newsbank and Find My Past. The purpose of the videos is to encourage further use of these resources, and to … Continue reading

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