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The Hive – UK’s first fully integrated University and Public Library

On 11th July 2012, the Hive was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen. The Hive is the outcome of the vision and commitment of two key partners; the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.  Having the great ambition … Continue reading

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vintage library posters we love

For some Monday morning visual entertainment check out these vintage library posters. Here’s my favourite, which is yours?

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<3 Teacher Librarians!

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‘Green’ Library in a ‘Cube’

The new University of Aberdeen Library was designed by Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen, to provide a 21st century learning and research environment for students, University staff, visitors and the public. It conceptualizes the shape of a cube evoking the … Continue reading

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Social Media Statistics for 2012

Can you survive without Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Google?  I bet not, especially with Google and Youtube.  Although as librarians, we have always been advocating to our users and students that Google is not the “almighty” search engine and placing … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Book Publisher

With just seven days counting down to the end of 2012, the biggest news for 2012 in the publishing world has got to be the merger deal between Penguin and Random House. See article. Pending the regulatory approval and closure … Continue reading

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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

The Pew Research Center, released the findings of a recent survey on Americans last month as part of a study on how e-books may have change the reading landscape and libraries among Americans ages 16 and older. This report on … Continue reading

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Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference

LIBRARY 2.012 – RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE! The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference took place over the course of two days from 3rd – 5th October 2012. Founded last year by the School of Library Information Science (SLIS) at San Jose … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-Week: Galle Library

This photo was taken in Galle, Sri Lanka, which I had the privilege of visiting earlier this year. The city of Galle is very beautiful, full of old buildings and thriving with culture. In fact, they hold an international literary … Continue reading

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