Category Archives: Communication

TV soaps, libraries and public debate – guest post

Can soap operas tell us anything meaningful about ourselves and the way we live? Do they document our times? I imagine they aim to, although many of us will dismiss them as fluff. Nevertheless even a casual viewer would note, … Continue reading

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Speaking volumes about impact: Libraries and wellbeing

A new handy, colourful and concise leaflet has been produced showing the impact of public libraries on four aspects of wellbeing: culture, communities, learning and economic. Produced by the Carnegie UK Trust the folded pamphlet (“Speaking volumes“) captures excellent examples of … Continue reading

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My year in blogging – 2013 review

The stats people prepare annual reports for bloggers. Here’s my 2013 annual report for this blog. The blog was viewed about 8700 times, with people coming from 95 countries – thanks everyone! There were 56 new posts during the … Continue reading

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I have a cunning (marketing) plan

A key part of the Welsh Government’s library strategy (Libraries Inspire 2012-16) is the ‘attracting an audience’ strand. This is long-hand for the marketing element, which is led by a small team based in Wrexham on behalf of all Welsh … Continue reading

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Personal start pages, rss feeds and my public Netvibes page

At long last I have finally made my Netvibes RSS feeds public, and improved my own personal ‘start’ or home page. I have been muttering about doing this for about 4 years and it was only whilst working from home … Continue reading

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Show and tell at the same time – screencasts

Have you ever needed to show someone, who wasn’t sat next to you, how to do something on a computer? This could be how to find certain things on a website, or how to search a particular library database. By … Continue reading

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Wales becoming a nation of e-readers

New research from Ofcom suggests that “Wales is a nation of fast adopters when it comes to new gadgets such as smartphones and e-readers”. More than one in eight (13%) adults in Wales had an e-reader in the first quarter … Continue reading

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