Monthly Archives: October 2017 Back

Libraries as Creative Spaces: webinar

Join Tyler Wellensiek in an online webinar and hear him deliver an overview of The Impact of Libraries as Creative Spaces framework. Tyler will also provide useful tips on how to apply the framework to your library. Where: online [https://bluejeans.com/539066663] When: Tuesday 7 November, 9am – 10am AEST Join webinar: 8:45am here  

Short Form Video is the future

You don’t need expensive software to create effective library tutorials. Quick, unedited tutorials created on social media, such as on Instagram or Snapchat, may be just as effective. These short form videos (SFVs) combine the advantages of animated GIFs with the advantages of screencasts: modularity, repetition of steps, and animated visuals supported by pertinent audio. … Read more

Lynda.com courses added in October

Lynda.com

New courses are added regularly. There are almost 6,000 courses to choose from.  Many are about running a successful business, ways for employees to improve their job performance or for learning business software and other work related skills. Recently added titles include Office 2016 New Features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. David Rivers 48 … Read more

Open + Libraries: sharing the key to the library with the community

DOKK1 Aarhus, ©Villy Fink Isaksen, Wikimedia Commons, License cc-by-sa-4.0

As an ultimate Library Tourist and Professional Development experience this year I joined the Great Public Library Tour of Germany and Denmark after attending the 2017 World Library and Information Congress held in Poland.  It was a deep learning experience as I toured libraries with 15 other library professionals from Australia and New Zealand.  One … Read more

Free 3D modelling software

Tinkercad egg cups

Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app. It’s a fast way of creating designs for your 3D printer. Unlike other web-based drawing programs, Tinkercad requires no download. It’s used by hobbyists, teachers, library staff and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewellery – the list is truly endless! … Read more

LGAQ launches LG Sherlock

Word Cloud "Big Data"

“Big data” is a term that describes the large volume of data, both structured and unstructured collected by business and government every day. The analysis of “Big data” has the potential to transform how organisations harness this data and use it to identify new opportunities. For all government agencies one of the biggest challenges is … Read more