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Phil Bradley reflects on the lessons we all should learn from the shutdown of Google+.

Posted 23 October 2018

ILI - the library innovation conference - opened with a video celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Posted 21 October 2018

Two awards highlighting the best practitioners and organisations working with taxonomies announced at Taxonomy Boot Camp in London.  

Posted 21 October 2018

In Sweden, libraries are at the forefront of opening up the UNESCO heritage listed decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland by using immersive VR and enhanced marketing techniques.

Posted 19 October 2018

Looking back at the past twenty years in the world of information.

Posted 8 October 2018

ILI speaker Olga Koz will be sharing tips on how to create a community of researchers.

Posted 2 October 2018

ILI Keynote speaker Martin Hamilton, Futurist at Jisc, shares his views and asks what's on the horizon for library and info professionals.

Posted 24 September 2018

Katherine Skinner, Executive Director of Educopia, shares her thoughts on scholarly communications and network-driven collaboration.

Posted 24 September 2018

The launch of Google Dataset Search has been big news. Aaron Tay considers the implications for librarians and researchers.

Posted 20 September 2018

Get it Loud in Libraries brings live music to local libraries, large and small.

Posted 19 September 2018

At #ILI2018 Alison McNab will be sharing pro tips on how to be a designated live tweeter or event amplifier. Here she gives a preview of her presentation.

Posted 17 August 2018

A survey of information professionals in libraries, archives and museums set out to discover their attitudes to using linked data.

Posted 30 July 2018

Internet Librarian International, the library innovation conference, celebrates its twentieth birthday by looking to the future

Posted 23 July 2018

A school librarian is a reading professional, there to support the child, to guide them through the world of books and to help them gain the skills required to function through the education system and into adulthood. Every child deserves to have people in their school with the right skills for the job, says Dawn Finch.

Posted 16 July 2018

The Welsh Government's Information and Archive Service carried out a mini-pilot project to explore making tweets available via its Soutron Library Management System.

Posted 6 July 2018

Aaron Tay considers the potential uses of Google Assistant and Alexa for library and academic services and concludes there is still plenty of room for innovation.

Posted 26 June 2018

A wide range of topics were covered at INFORUM in Prague, including library strategy and advocacy, tech developments, preservation, archiving and digitisation.

Posted 12 June 2018

Andrew Cox believes academic librarianship is becoming more of a data profession and outlines a spectrum of data roles from the familiar to the new.

Posted 2 June 2018

Phil Bradley explains what net neutrality means - and why information professionals should care.

Posted 18 May 2018

Universities are looking beyond traditional publishing pathways to disseminate research. Megan Taylor and Kathrine Jensen outline ways that a University Press can engage scholarly communities.

Posted 25 April 2018

Privacy literacy in a complex data landscape at the Brooklyn Public Library, reported at UKSG.

Posted 23 April 2018

A trip to remote Pacific islands made Terence Huwe think about connecting patterns in knowledge and the librarian's role in educating, exciting and empowering user communities. 

Posted 4 April 2018

Andy Tattersall and Chris Carroll set out to explore the impact of their University's research on national and international policy.

Posted 22 March 2018

Researchers from MIT prove lies spread faster than truth.

Posted 11 March 2018

The National Archives joins the Open Preservation Foundation; 3D Models can now be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

Posted 26 February 2018

Martin White considers the intellectual property and security implications for hosting jointly shared information and data.

Posted 21 February 2018

The 2018 Academic Publishing Europe conference (APE) considered Open Science, Open Access, blockchain for publishing, AI - and more.

Posted 7 February 2018

Phil Bradley's local library is a lively community hub - and is all the better for it!

Posted 26 January 2018

Intranet development time is getting faster, influenced by Lean and Agile methods.

Posted 15 January 2018

Ruth Graham of the University of Worcester in the UK on how she and her colleagues convince students and academic staff to use the online library.

Posted 8 January 2018

Prompted by high profile attacks including those on the the NHS is the UK and on infrastructure in the Ukraine, cyber security was in the spotlight in 2017. Sam Reed shares his pick of cyber security resolutions for 2018.

Posted 2 January 2018

Despite acknowledging their value, the UK government has not made school libraries a statutory service.

Posted 16 December 2017

Phil Bradley thinks we should commit to some simple new year resolutions.

Posted 15 December 2017

At Goldsmiths College a scheme to involve students in the library acquisitions process is now in its third year.

Posted 4 December 2017

Getting students into the brick-and-mortar library is a challenge faced by many institutions. Leanna Fry Balci describes an experiment to gamify library inductions.

Posted 17 November 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. Sam Reed busts some popular myths.

Posted 16 November 2017

It's increasingly important for librarians to develop a broad range of skills and to take on a variety of roles in the workplace.

Posted 3 November 2017

Helen Lane and her colleagues created an Augmented Reality game to engage new starters at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Posted 2 November 2017

Internet Librarian International 2017 in review

Posted 23 October 2017

A Storify of Tweets using the #ILI2017 hashtag on Day 2 of Internet Librarian International.

Posted 20 October 2017

A Storify of Tweets using the #ILI2017 hashtag on Day 1 of Internet Librarian International.

Posted 19 October 2017

Jinfo research explores benchmarking in corporate information services.

Posted 11 October 2017

The challenge of managing digital life cycles will be ongoing and a focus on built-in discovery is crucial.

Posted 10 October 2017

A new report from the Society of Chief Librarians says both adults and children benefit from family learning activities.

Posted 8 October 2017

Mindfulness can enhance creativity and innovation which is why Matt Benzing thinks librarians should add the technique to their toolbox.

Posted 22 September 2017

Alison McNab has valuable advice on getting the most out of your conference experience.

Posted 21 September 2017

Aaron Tay reflects on what has changed in academic librarianship, shares some important lessons and highlights the importance of future-proofing professional skills.

Posted 4 September 2017

The role of the librarian in fostering critical thinking in every field of learning has grown in importance. Terence Huwe recommends three strategies for librarians who want to nurture effective research and critical analysis.

Posted 15 August 2017

A room full of strangers at a networking event or presenting at a meeting can be a fun and exhilarating experience for an extrovert and quite the opposite for an introvert.

Posted 21 July 2017

Bruce Massis says librarians are in a unique position to offer support for faculty looking to incorporate OER into their courses.

Posted 7 July 2017

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