Category Archives: Technology

Adults’ media use, particularly of the Internet, from Ofcom research

Last month (April 2016), Ofcom produced its annual Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report for the UK. This research report looks at “media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time, with a particular focus on those groups that … Continue reading

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The Ideas Garage: motivate, co-ordinate and innovate (guest post)

‘The Ideas Garage: motivate, co-ordinate and innovate’ is a guest post from Claire Lewis, Strategic Library Service, Monmouthshire County Council in Wales. She was one of the recipients of the first round of the Carnegie UK Trust’s Library Lab innovation … 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

Posted in Digital things, E-books, E-magazines, Health libraries, Libraries, Libraries Inspire, Marketing, Media, Online resources, Public libraries, Social media & social networking, Technology, Wales | 1 Comment

Digital literacy skills and exclusion heatmap

In October 2015 the Basic Digital Skills report was issued by Go On UK, (the UK’s digital skills charity). The findings were covered by the press partly because of the first ever digital exclusion heatmap, which displays a measure of … Continue reading

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Supplier for all-Wales public library LMS just announced

The supplier for the new shared LMS for public library services in Wales has just been announced. The single-supplier framework contract has been awarded to SirsiDynix. This piece of work, led by my colleagues in partnership with public library services … Continue reading

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Cardiff Central Library goes digi-tastic!

Here’s a guest post on the new digital floor at Cardiff Central library, from my colleague Jemma Francis. There was a buzz in Cardiff city centre last Thursday (30th July 2015) with the re-opening of the revamped Cardiff Central Library. … 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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