Monthly Archives: February 2012

VALA2012 Conference Proceedings

The biennial VALA2012 Conference and Exhibition was held from 6 – 9 earlier this month at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for this conference was emPowering eFutures.

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Puss in books

The late American novelist, William Styron (Sophie’s Choice), once said: “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” It would appear, therefore, that for Tomyam, nine are not … Continue reading

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the reverse library joke meme

seriously, you don’t get out much  (or is it that you get out too much and don’t waste spend enough time on facebook) if you missed this meme that did the rounds last week.

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The Book Recycling Era

When the day comes where ebooks prevail over prints, what will you do with your physical collection? Slovakian installation artist Matej Kren may have an answer for you.

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Infographics – Anatomy of a Librarian

Here’s an interesting infographics which I found on Infographics Showcase – Anatomy of a Librarian.

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Pic of the Week – The Rustic Arch at Vaucluse House

This beautiful arch is still standing firmly on the grounds of the Vaucluse House (Vaucluse’ means ‘a closed valley’) which is a 19th-century estate, now a museum under the Historic Houses Trust.

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A Picture Paints A Thousand Words – Part 2

Here’s part 2 of A Picture Paints A Thousand Words, another great picture driven site called Pinterest. You may have already seen Emerald’s recent post ““Push button social curation is this leading to our dumbing down or were we heading this … Continue reading

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A Picture Paints A Thousand Words – Part 1

I love the old sage saying “A picture paints a thousand words“. As a more visually-inclined person, I can certainly appreciate things better in pictures than in numbers/text. So the growing trend of using infographics definitely works in my favour … Continue reading

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push button social curation – is this leading to our dumbing down or were we heading this way already? or other?

it’s just a thought that I had the other day whilst mindlessly pinning “cool things” and “dream wedding inspiration”** and “things I would do if I won the lotto” to my Pinterest account.  

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An Unconventional Library – Little Free Library

“It began with an idea and a memory. One person. A tiny, one-room school house. Something to slow down the cars along the St. Croix river in Hudson, Wisconsin. A place to share books and conversation. Then something wonderful began … Continue reading

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