The 10-Minute Digital Librarian #11: Discover collaborative tools for developing documents

After series of posts focusing on using digital tools to communicate your work, and how to keep yourself and users safe online, the next series of five 10-Minute Digital Librarian focuses on tools that are available to you, for free, in order to get more done, in particular with other […]

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10 Things in Our Common Agenda

 Our Common Agenda is the United Nations’ Secretary-General’s response to the Declaration made by Member States on the UN’s 75th Anniversary in 2020. It marks an important step from defining priorities to defining concrete actions that can strengthen both the UN, and broader efforts to achieve its objectives. It complements […]

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No, loss of access to information should not just be collateral damage: 10 years on from the SOPA-PIPA Internet blackout

Today marks 10 years since many major websites replaced their landing pages with black blocks or messages, in protest against efforts to pass laws in the United States that would have created dramatic new possibilities to block or otherwise damage websites accused of hosting copyright-infringing works. The Stop Online Piracy […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #81: Discover your local Wikimedia chapter

A couple of days ago, the first #1Lib1Ref campaign of 2022 launched, encouraging librarians from around the world to add references to Wikipedia. But there are lots more ways to get involved in Wikimedia, including through national chapters.

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #80: Make a contact count

Librarianship is all about helping people to achieve their goals through meaningful access to information and knowledge. It of course includes a wide range of roles, from the front desk or out among the stacks, to the conservation lab or the cataloguing room. Nonetheless, in each case, it is through […]

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#1Lib1Ref 2022: Your chance to broaden access to verifiable information!

#1Lib1Ref is back, helping to ensure that anyone with access to the internet also has access to a free and verified source of information! Find out how to get invovled.

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #79: Think about how to green your library

In November of last year, governments made new commitments to reducing emissions in order to limit climate change. While many have suggested that not enough was promised, it will be worse still if even this is not delivered. Crucially, mitigating and adapting to climate change requires work at all levels. […]

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