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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

Libraries are everywhere – this one is at the Airport!

Rockhampton Regional Library Service’s newest “library branch” is the Anytime Library, which provides travellers to and from the region the perfect opportunity to indulge their passion for reading at the Rockhampton Airport. Supplied by FE Technologies the Anytime Library is the first for Australia and New Zealand, offering library members even more convenience to find … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more

Play on With OzoFarm

An agriculture robot tends to a field of corn

During the school holidays the OzoFarm game proved very popular in libraries across Queensland, and thanks to the passion and innovation of Ipswich and Isaac public libraries we’ve got two new Ozobot resources to share. The games developed by both libraries are available online  as part of the digital literacy resources on Public Libraries Connect and … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more

Deb Miles interview: from 1920s Japan to our robotic future!

1920s Japan

UK-based library consultant Ethan Ohs recently interviewed our very own Deb Miles, Executive Manager of Regional Partnerships, to talk about library innovation, building professional networks, and looking the future square in the eye. Deb introduces Ethan to Ozobots and our Ozofarm game, asking provocative questions like “Will farmers be our next generation of coders?” Ethan … Read more