Λογοκριμένη Αλληλογραφία: Letter Opened by Censor, from Europeana CC-BY-NC_3.0

OpenGLAM is an initiative that  is dedicated to sharing knowledge and aims to build a global cultural commons for the world to use. Coordinated by the Open Knowledge Foundation, OpenGLAM works with cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums to open up their content and data  to the world through hands-on workshops, documentation and guidance. […]

Photo: Library Spectrogram (Detail) 2012  by Chris Gaul

In 2012 I spent six months at UTS Library as their first artist in residence. Working alongside the librarians, I creating artistic interventions in the library and artworks exploring the library collection. Dr Chris Caines and Elisa Lee and Adam Hinshaw have also undertaken residencies and the program has become an exciting model for artistic […]

'Twitter' by Andreas Eldh used under Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0

Our Social Media Coordinator (Twitter and Facebook), the fabulous Lisa Miller, will be running a live Twitter chat on our discussion topic on GLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archive and Museums. Please join us online from 9pm AEST (GMT+10) on Thursday 4 June (click here to convert this to your local time). We’d love you to join us and […]

Photo: "Glam-o-rama" by Garry Dincher CC-BY-SA 2.0

Libraries love acronyms. At my place of work we have a multitude of them – shortening the names of teams, systems, documents and services – but also turning our workplace conversations into a strange code. This code creates a shared language that saves time for those on the ‘inside’ but also make our world impenetrable for […]

Today’s guest post comes from our ILN Ambassador in Egypt, Dr Ghadeer Magdy Abdelwahab Said. She’s eager to share with us some of the interesting things happening in libraries in Egypt that are directly targeting the library community. Thanks for sharing Ghadeer! Many librarian initiatives have been done in Egypt in the last few years […]

Job Search by TaxCredits. CC BY 2.0

If you’ve decided that the benefits of moving city or country for a job outweigh the down side – and assuming you don’t already have a job to move to – where do you start looking? If you search for international librarian jobs online, you get a lot of results, but many broken links as pages […]

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  Today’s post from our ILN Country Ambassador in Bangladesh gives us a glimpse into the world of mobile libraries in that country: The concept of mobile library in Bangladesh was established by famous writer, television presenter, organiser, and activist Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed. He is the Founder of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro. Mobile library  is […]

BrettParkDoha

Brett Williams is the newly appointed ILN Social Media Coordinator (Linked In). My family and I moved 11424 km (using the Great Circle route taken by aircraft) from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Doha, Qatar in 2009 where I took a job with the College of the North Atlantic- Qatar. Doha is literally on the other side […]

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Today’s postcard comes from Selçuk Aydin, Specialist Librarian and Project Coordinator at the Atatürk Library in Instanbul. Selçuk wanted to tell us about a current project to digitise historic material held in the Library. History The Foundation of Ataturk Library the first local government library of Turkey, dates back to the early days of the Republic Of […]

AndrewFinegan

I moved over 3000km to my first job as a qualified librarian. Like many professionals do, upon my graduation, I opted to move to a regional city as a means of gaining valuable experience in a place where my skills were in high demand. And so, after living in Melbourne, Australia for 28 years, I […]

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