Tag Archives: Digital Back

Skilling Our Futures Grant 2018

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Skilling Our Future PD – Darling Downs & Southwest Queensland Following the success of last year’s Robotics Roadshow, SLQ is partnering with Regional Development Australia Darling Downs Southwest (RDA DDSW) to help regional libraries continue building skills in delivering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) programs to their communities. This year’s program will kick … Read more

Deadly Digital in Townsville Libraries

Deadly Digital Communities (DDC)  is a new digital literacy program which is being delivered to Queensland’s remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) and selected public libraries are facilitating the program whereby participants can learn about everything from searching the internal to using social media. Townsville City Libraries is … Read more

Project LUCI takes flight

Back in 2012 the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) undertook research into what a Digital Public Library could be.  From this research a concept evolved for an e-lending and e-publishing platform for local access to relevant user-focused content colloquially named ALICE.  External consultation was conducted in 2013 and ALICE was further developed to become an … Read more

Fancy a Data Detox?

Let’s face it; the digital world is pretty awesome! It’s put so much human knowledge at our fingertips, as well as making access to online shopping, socialising, banking and its general navigation as easy as tapping on our phone. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. But have you ever pondered that as much … Read more

Be Connected: new grant available

Have you heard about Be Connected? It’s a new initiative, funded by the Australian Government to support digital literacy for older Australians. Be Connected comprises a website with advice and learning resources and a grants program for which libraries and other community-based providers can submit applications to secure funding. The first step is to sign … Read more

How libraries play a role in digital government: an advocacy tool

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As citizens’ interactions with all levels of government increasingly move online, people turn to libraries for free, non-judgemental assistance to successfully navigate public services.  Libraries and Digital Government: collaborating to build digital citizenship was released by The National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) in September 2017. It is a proposal for dynamic collaboration between government … Read more

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

LGAQ launches LG Sherlock

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“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

There are common themes in our library dreams!

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International research on the strategic visions for public libraries highlights some common themes and shared directions for forward thinking libraries.     Our research has identified that the four most common areas from fifteen national and international strategic library documents are: Community – such as connected communities, community wellbeing, community focused Digital – such as digital … Read more