Category Archives: Online resources

Mini round up of news from Welsh libraries

Despite my recent silence on social media, particularly lack of blog posts, there has been lots going on in Welsh libraries, and today’s blog post only highlights some of the recent items. Yesterday (31st March 2016), Ken Skates AM, Deputy … Continue reading

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It’s #lovedigital time for Welsh libraries

Libraries of all types across Wales will be celebrating #lovedigital for a week from 21-28th Nov 2015, using the hashtag #lovedigital and #carudigidol in Welsh. The week builds on the success of last year’s #lovelibraries theme, but is focused on … Continue reading

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Developing digital literacies

‘The librarian’s role in developing digital literacies’ was the title of a day event in Cardiff University which I was fortunate to attend the other week. The programme was geared towards academic library staff in university settings, although was also … Continue reading

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Helping people to access research via libraries

Research articles are not just of interest to students and academics in established educational institutions. There are many serious hobbyists, writers and independent researchers who may have an interest in a particular topic and who wish to access the latest … Continue reading

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Health(y) information is good for everyone!

I recently attended a library staff conference in Wales which was on the theme of health and wellbeing and libraries. There were lots of examples of projects that are going on in Wales and quite a few times I overheard … Continue reading

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Online resources funded in Wales 2013-14

Development of e-resources is one of the priorities of Libraries Inspire, the Welsh Government’s library strategy. For 2013-14 there will be some changes in provision.  Newspapers The current contract with NewsBank ended on 31 March after 3 years of service. … Continue reading

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New digital archive for the UK

From 6th April 2013, six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland will be using the powers of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 to enable them to gather and store a vast amount of digital material, particularly stuff … Continue reading

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