Information technology

Community technology: giving public library users access to specialist hardware and software

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation outlines the reasons behind the creation of this particular strategy and the means by which the relevant technology was chosen, funded, purchased and implemented.  This will include the administration of an online survey, which sought both staff and library users input.

 

Maker space @ the edge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
 
This conference paper provides an overview of The Edge as a maker space within the State Library of Queensland, and how maker spaces can support innovation in tough times.
 
The Edge, established at The State Library of Queensland in 2010, focuses on creation rather than collection, participation instead of preservation and collaboration over curation.
 

Maker space @ the edge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger 
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper and will provide an overview of The Edge as a maker space within the State Library of Queensland, and how maker spaces can support innovation in tough times.
 
The Edge, established at The State Library of Queensland in 2010, focuses on creation rather than collection, participation instead of preservation and collaboration over curation.
 
 

Internet access in public libraries survey 2005 report

This survey of internet access in public libraries covers 41 per cent of public libraries across Australia. Library services which participated in the survey represent almost 6 million registered users and over 77 000 people access internet services in these libraries each week.
This report is a follow-up to a similar survey in 2002 and provides up-to-date information on how public library internet services are being managed, delivered and used.

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