Author Archives: JOHNSON Paul

Save Our Libraries day

Save Our Libraries day – TODAY- #savelibraries If you value the future of public libraries please make your feelings known! As Neil Gaiman said “Libraries are our future – to close them would be a terrible, terrible mistake – it … Continue reading

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Staffordshire University chooses Koha for its new Library system

Staffordshire University chooses the Koha open source library management system (LMS), implemented and hosted by PTFS Europe Staffordshire University has always been a leader in providing innovative and leading technical solutions for its students and researchers. Continuing this approach the … Continue reading

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A new champion for libraries?

According to a report on the BBC News site today public libraries have an unlikely hero waiting in the wings - Keith Richards legendary guitarist of the Rolling Stones! While most of his new memoirs focus on his musical genius and his wild public persona … Continue reading

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PsycBOOKS now available at Staffs

PsycBooks - a new eBook collection provided by the library, which gives access to over 2,000 full text books from the American Psychological Association. This new resource is available both on and off campus using your University student or staff logon details. The collection is … Continue reading

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SCONUL response to the Browne Review of Higher Education funding

Ann Rossiter, Executive Director of SCONUL said today in response to the Browne Review: “Libraries play a vital role in teaching and supporting students. Research by HEFCE has shown that the quality of library facilities is a key factor for … Continue reading

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IDEO imagine the future of the Book

IDEO introduce 3 concepts for the future of ebooks incorporating interactive debate, current awareness, social sharing and narrative enhancement. Some interesting concepts appealing to different audiences. I quite like the first concept (called Nelson) and can imagine the benefits of the other … Continue reading

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Here we go!

Ok, we’ve started this blog, updated our Facebook page and linked it up to our new twitter feed with TwitterFeed (good name that!). This first post will hopefully show us how it all works together and then I can try really hard … Continue reading

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