Tag Archives: Digital Back

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

CC BY-SA 3.0 Nick Youngson

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

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

Would You Like Some Tech Tips in Your Inbox?

pictured: EZ Robots, Ozobot evo, PowerUp planes, Sphero SPRK+ and Skoog

SLQ has started a coding & robotics discussion list to support libraries to share ideas and resources.  Members receive regular updates about new gadgets, innovative program ideas and quick tips for engaging communities through technology. The term coding and robotics has become a buzz phrase for schools, libraries and other education-focused community organisations. Learning how to … Read more

Supporting citizen scientists

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Whether recording fauna observations, timing the frequency of frog calls or photographing a rare bird, Australian citizen scientists will find Lynda.com has a range of relevant courses. Citizen scientists are involved in a range of community projects across a range of topics including astronomy, wildlife and birdwatching, air quality, climatology, community mapping. Their contributions make … Read more