Tuesday, June 30, 2015
It is nice, but Picnic at Hanging Rock is not the book to read while on picnics in the bush. While it is years since I have read it, the idea of reading while in the bush is creepy (bad and unknown things happen, people do not all return from the bush). The infographic is a great idea, but should come with a warning.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
You can see some more photographs here.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
I enjoyed the ceiling in part of the children's area, and it is the only library I have seen with gerbils living in the desk
The heritage building housed part of the collection and provided some of the reading spaces (it was hard to photograph as it was very popular). They had staff reading picks
and let you know how to connect to the libraries via social media
You can see more photographs here.
Friday, June 26, 2015
This photograph (below) shows part of the youth area. It was empty when I photographed it, but 20 minutes later when I walked past it was packed. I could not photograph the area where videe games were being played, as it was packed with people while I was there.
You can see more photograph here.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
This is a lovely branch library. The ceiling and light are amazing, and there are very comfortable spaces through out the building.
They also let you know the hashtag to use (while in the library)
You can see my set of photographs here.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The next series of posts will be for each library and a few other places, and then there will be some posts drawing together some bigger ideas (and some not so big ideas, as well as the occasional rant).
I have been having fun experimenting with Flickr uploadr. I will write more about this soon.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
and"Riding is the best meditation. It's a chance to slow down and witness the details of the city. Cycling, I take spontaneous detours and explore neighborhoods I've rarely seen. I also listen to e-audiobooks, so I get a lot of "reading" done on my bike. It turns commuting into an activity—on the way to work I wake up by climbing a bunch of hills, and on the way home I get to coast back down them again!" —Meghan, Librarian 🚲 #lapl #BikeLA #BikeWeekLA #ArlingtonHeights #WashingtonIrvingLibrary #bikeweek2015 #bikeweek15 #laplbikesA photo posted by Los Angeles Public Library (@losangeleslibrary) on
"The feeling of being alive is pure and powerful when you ride a bike!"—Patrick, Librarian 🚲 #lapl #BikeLA #BikeWeekLA #EdendaleLibrary #bikeweek2015 #bikeweek15 #laplbikesA photo posted by Los Angeles Public Library (@losangeleslibrary) on
Monday, June 22, 2015
Senior Constable McLachlan and Drug Detection Dog (DDD) Belle. #lovethosesmiles #bestmates #instadog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #labrador #policedog #dogunit #dogsquad #K9A photo posted by NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) on
Sunday, June 21, 2015
they are having a really interesting promotion for their 100th anniversary. They are seeking 100,000 uses of the hashtag #rmnp to celebrateA photo posted by Rocky Mountain National Park (@rockynps) on
Last time I searched they had already hd over 64,000 uses of the tag on Instagram so they look likely to make their 100,000. I like the way they are thinking big. They also do some great reposting.Our year long centennial celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park is well underway. We are still gathering 100k photos to create an @instagram art gallery which will be on display during our rededication ceremony in September 2015. We always look forward to seeing your photos and hearing about your experiences. Feel free to repost #RMNPA photo posted by Rocky Mountain National Park (@rockynps) on
Saturday, June 20, 2015
The National Theatre of Scotland makes great use of Storify. They use it to bring together comments people are making about their performances.
The Medievalists account brings together (and it is not a surprise given the name), medieval matters.
Museums, such as the British Museum, The Ashmolean, and the Science Museum, are all doing interesting things with Storify. Catherine Fletcher tweeted and storified about the television production of Wolf Hall (highlighting the research). Trove is using it too.
It can be used for fiction, such as this (rather creepy) work by Chuck Wendig.
Other libraries are deliberately experimenting with it, but it would seem a fit for at least temporary collection of material of relevance to local studies.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
I like the joyfulness which seems to come through this account.Check out the new KidsStop early interactive literary centre at the new #Scarborough civic centre branch. It has an environmental theme and is packed with lots of fun activities for little ones. Have a great weekend! #scarbTOA photo posted by Toronto Public Library (@torontolibrary) on
Sunday, June 14, 2015
This library runs impressive and timely promotion on instagram.
Do you have big plans for the long weekend? It's a great weekend to grill out, so why not check out some of our grilling books! We've got books for basically every style of grilling and pretty much every type of grill or outdoor oven! I'm counting down the hours until I'm grilling fruits and veggies. YUM. #grilling #longweekend #memorialday #braai #kamado #milwaukeepubliclibrary #mkepubliclibrary #cookbooks #bookstagram
A photo posted by Milwaukee Public Library (@milwaukeepublib) on
Saturday, June 13, 2015
"Taronga is working to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. Tag @tarongazoo or #ForTheWild to give us permission to repost your photos?" which makes reuse potential clear.
Hang in there, it's almost the weekend! @tiger.in.teapot spotted our tree-hugging Koala doing what they do best - sleeping for up to 20 hours a day! Did you know, Koalas have two thumbs on their front paws to help them climb, hold onto the tree and to grip their food?A photo posted by Taronga Zoo (@tarongazoo) on
Friday, June 12, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Tate has a great list of all their streams (and there are some lovely ones to follow). You can read Tate's digital makeover transforms the traditional museum, for background.
NASA helpfully brings their social media together,
Seattle Public Library via their @SPLBuzz account tells us that it is
The official Twitter channel of The Seattle Public Library. Have a question? Ask here or go to http://www.spl.org/ask .
Helpfully prompting asking a question.
Monday, June 8, 2015
This art work is so wonderful on many fronts. Totally exciting. More information about it is here.
Note, blog post updated after embedded image provided problems.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
and the different uses of
the idea box
Although as an aside one expression I do not like is "think outside the box" - there is no box to think outside of (although in this case there really is).
Saturday, June 6, 2015
This bus highlights a local and international event as Dublin remembers building up to the commemoration of the Easter rising next year
This is also good because of the bilingualism.
and their one city one book events
Friday, June 5, 2015
an example of programs
and of how the spaces are used
Thursday, June 4, 2015
This a library program and commemoration
and this, a library program
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
First up is the National Museum of Australia. I like the way they highlight their public programs on Flickr, including lots of photographs of participants. They must have good documentation for this.