Braille and Libraries

I can only imagine how difficult it would be in this digital age for people with vision impairments, and how they would be at a huge risk of getting ‘left behind’. I recently read an article by CNet on an ‘Instant Braille translator [that] can fit in your hand‘. This little invention is pretty amazing: […]

GLAM: Karen Du Toit on Working in Audio-Visual Archives

AV archives worldwide have a major headache that needs being addressed yesterday already! “International consensus holds that we have around 15 years in which to preserve our sound collections. By 2030, the scarcity of older equipment, the condition of recorded media and the loss of skills will make their preservation costly, difficult and, in many cases, impossible.” […]

Discussion Topic: Technology and Libraries

Libraries have always walked a fine line between preservation and implementing new technologies to support the user needs. So this time we thought we might shine the light on new technologies that we have seen in our and other libraries. Back in 1963, IFLA founded the IFLA Section on Information Technology which has aimed to […]