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Bookings: Making Makerspaces for Artists’ Books | ARLISNA2014

Makerspaces in libraries is getting a lot of attention lately. Although well received and implemented in public libraries, academic libraries are still trying to explore what they can do with makerspaces. A number of makerspaces in academic libraries centred around cutting edge technology like 3D printing and multimedia editing tools. But makerspaces is more than that. This Bookings: Making Makerspaces for Artists’ Books workshop explores the possibility of developing a makerspace focused around the book. This implies offering space and having equipment and tools in the library necessary for making…

Incorporating Technology: Apps for Reference and Teaching in Art and Architecture Libraries | ARLISNA2014

Incorporating Technology: Apps for Reference and Teaching in Art and Architecture libraries is a workshop. It introduces several apps that the presenters used at the reference desk in their libraries. After the group discussion, most of the academic librarians found the list wanting. The truth is, not many of the free apps or even paid ones are good information sources. Quite a number of academic librarians express reservations about using them to answer reference questions. These apps are mostly content aggregators. For example, Art Authority. It “takes” content from museum…

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