Tag: makerspaces

VALA2014 – Mia Ridge – Open University (UK) – Bringing maker culture to cultural organisations

Libraries have always been creative spaces – we are already makerspaces and have been for a long time. How does this relationship connect to the maker movement and how can we meet those needs. She is interested in developing a deeper experience with our cultural heritage for people. She has a broad view of making …

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VALA2014 – Matt Finch – The Book of the World: crossing boundaries in culture and outreach

http://matthewfinch.me. Was impressed by librarians response after Christchurchs quake. Librarians were engagin in the community. Library activities for children and young people don’t have to cost the earth and as libraries become hubs for all kinds of exciting media activity and they needn’t always be bookish either. (quote from a forthcoming book) Zombie event they …

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VALA 2014 – Concurrent Session 9 – Get creative

Tania Barry – learn to play and play to learn using public libraries for creativity and collaboration Libraries as innovators With six focus areas: collections, spaces, staff, programs, technology and governance. Strategic direction. All strands are under the direction of reading, learning and meeting. Obtained funding to create a Digital Hub and a Makerspace. Digital …

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