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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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The meaning of life is 42, but does this sign included or exclude?
Do the signs at your library include or exclude? This was a sign at the blood bank.  I have read The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy  (a very long time ago), so I thought I knew the quote it was referring to. I may still work if you have not read/watched it...
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A few thoughts on Algorithms of oppression by @safiyanoble
Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an amazing book. There are detailed and glowing reviews of this book available elsewhere. These glowing reviews are deserved. I will keep my ...
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Instagram and local studies - a project from Reading UK by @Reading_21
This shows a recent student project which has local studies elements.  You can read the aim below. Hey everyone, I've designed a 21 day challenge to help connect and celebrate Reading whilst boosting my social media skills. It starts on march the 1st and it...
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wifi now at @RBGSydney
The Royal Botanic Gardens recently announced their wifi. I like the way they made it easy to find. Hopefully your library is making it easy for people to know you have free wifi.
wifi now at @RBGSydney
wifi now at @RBGSydney
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I am having fun with Trove bots - thanks to @wragge
First, go and read Trove bots for all by @wragge.    I have been having fun playing with this. I have made a tag bot for the word cake (and now I need to tag a lot more articles in Trove with cake) which is @trovebotcake . I tried another one for knitting  ...
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Knitting inspired by Tempestry project, local studies, craftivism and datavisualisation
I found out about the Tempestry project a few month ago when it was shared through Instagram .  I can't remember who shared it, and so can not give credit.  The purpose is knitting weather charts showing maximum temperatures, to visualise climate change.  Y...
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Metropolitan Museum of Art catalogue rights statements
This came through my Instagram stream Have you heard the latest gossip about book collecting?! Okay maybe not the latest… This 2-volume set was written by The Met’s very first librarian, William Loring Andrews, and was published in 1900. Both volumes are av...
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A few thoughts on This thing of paper: eleven knitting patterns inspired by books by Karie Westermann
this thing of paper by Karie Westermann My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a lovely book. As the subtitle says it is knitting patterns inspired by books, with the book divided into sections on manuscript, invention (looking at the printing press) and printed w...
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A few thoughts on the book Tinkering: Australians reinvent DIY culture by Katherine Wilson
Tinkering: Australians Reinvent DIY Culture by Katherine Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book explores the concept of tinkering in Australia. It is based on interviews with several tinkerers (mainly from Victoria) and uses aspects of ethnography as the ...
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A few thoughts on Social Media in an English Village by Daniel Miller
Social Media in an English Village by Daniel Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is part of an series of books using ethnography to explore social media use and attitudes towards it in different communities around the world. It very interesting both for the...
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