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Ellen Forsyth
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Reading, games, libraries, ideas, stories, knitting...
Reading, games, libraries, ideas, stories, knitting...

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A few thoughts on The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures
The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by Library of Congress My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an impressive account of one card catalogue, that of the Library of Congress. The illustrations include items from the Library of Congress matched ...

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writing about hope for #glamblogclub
This is a lovely theme, as we need to have some hope to keep going every day. Even with the dangerous political decisions being made around the world, and the many grim things happening, there is still some hope. It may be in: how a library is encouraging t...

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scent and local studies
Earlier this year, as part of the Sydney Festival there was an exhibition called Scent of Sydney  by Cat Jones.  People had been interviewed, and from their interviews, scents were created.  Under each ceramic cup there were ashes which could be smelled.  I...

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a few thoughts on Social Media in Southeast Italy by Razvan Nicolescu
Social Media in Southeast Italy by Razvan Nicolescu My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the second book I have read in the Why We Post, series which looks at the work of 'anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world'. I had re...

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How does your organisation encourage feedback and interaction?
The Tramsheds at Harold Park have a sign near the entrance (and near the old tram) encouraging feedback, and showing how to connect with them on social media. Does your library make it this easy?

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Until I had listed to the In our time podcast about William Blake I had not appreciated his illustrations as I should http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07gh4pg 
Jacob’s Dream by William Blake, 1805 — featured in our latest essay, on dreaming and connection in the 19th century: http://buff.ly/2oH9vbS
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yet another post about Storify and local studies
I know Storify is not a conservation tool, but it is a useful way to bring together material which you may choose to collect for your library in other ways. ABC Emergency does a great job with Storify to bring together information (mostly) about extreme wea...

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Instagram potential for local studies by @oclslibrary
The library staff at Orange County Library System  do many amazing things.  Recently on Instagram they announced an #oclslovesorlando  instagram challenge. Each day through April there is a different theme.  This is a great way to see how your community see...

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Craftivism discussion, on video and with lots of links
While this is a long video to watch , it is a very interesting discussion.  It is one to give time to, and to see the different ideas, tensions and cultural differences.  It also demonstrates an extended hangout, and could be a method of programming to cons...

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What I wish they taught me in GLAM school for #GLAMBlogClub
This is a tough question.  It has been many years since I qualified as a librarian and there have been changes in workplaces.  I studied cataloguing as part of my qualifications, and my first job was as a cataloguer.  What I learned in my course was useful ...
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