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The best things I read in 2016

In 2016 I read a lot less than I had hoped. This is primarily because, as you can see from...

Julia Gillard, Terry Deary and the cultural problems with libraries

On Sunday Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a new 'Reading Blitz' program for primary school students. As I read...

A failure of imagination - the problem with format neutrality

I often hear librarians promoting their ‘modern librarian’ credentials by saying “it’s about the information, not the container”.  By...

From selection and recommendation to curation and suggestion

  A couple of weeks ago I went the the VALA 2012 conference and saw an inspiring keynote closing address...

How do you measure the rate of mind expansion?

Gardening and the library No, I’m not talking about weeding. Anyone can plant some seeds and grow something -...