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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

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

The Robots are Coming!

Rockhampton student interacting with a NAO robot

Empowering library staff to deliver STEM programming and build digital literacy skills for all Queenslanders is a key objective of State Library’s regional outreach services.  As a presenter at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation’s Digital Skills for All Queenslanders tour, SLQ is providing hands-on robotics workshops for five key communities across regional … Read more