Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Facebook” in the 16th Century

According to recent research, the modern world’s penchant for social networking may not be exclusive to this century alone. Studies into the communication habits of 16th and 17th century Italian Academies, where scholars created their own nicknames, as well as emblems and mottos to signify those with … Continue reading

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Library Recycling – Newspaper

In the days where print is the only medium for newspapers, getting rid of old newspapers is one of the most regular task that libraries need to do. You can easily do the sums – if a library subscribes to … Continue reading

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the Civica family

at Civica we often say that we are just one [insert your own adjective ie. big, happy, weird, crazy…] family. we had a happy civica family occasion today and that was to attend the wedding reception of our FIRST CIVICA MARRIAGE!

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Pic-of-the-Week: iPhone 5 and beyond

Since the release of iPhone 5, this picture image has been going viral all over the Internet (at least with the Chinese netizens) and I did have a good laugh when I first saw it. Entertaining to say the least.

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Professor Macksey’s Library – A book lover’s haven

Professor Richard Macksey is the Professor of Humanities and Co-founder and longtime Director of the Humanities Center at The Johns Hopkins University.  An icon at Johns Hopkins, Professor Macksey has been honored in many ways for his outstanding teaching ability and … Continue reading

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Tales of S book launch & signing – sneak preview

full story to be filed later, but here’s a few images of our book launch and signing today. 36 of Singapore’s best writers were presented with a special limited edition hard cover copy of the compilation of winning stories. the book, in epub format, … Continue reading

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How well do you ‘Know Your Country?’

Here I am!!! All set to get the ball rolling and introduce you to some of the exciting library programmes being envisioned, developed and run by Civica’s Programmes Team.

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Civica Programme for Schools

Around the world, libraries are transforming into community spaces where learning can be enriching and fun. For us in Civica, the library should thrive on change – it is a place where people interact, learn and share.

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is this the most uninteresting photo on wordpress today?

quite possibly it is to you – it’s just like any construction site. but to some of us it’s the most exciting thing ever.  the pile of dirt you see behind the fence is where the sports hub library will stand, right in … Continue reading

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Library Marketing 101

I’d like to welcome Civcia’s latest addition, Marketing & Communications Exec, Adella.  Because we at least like to think that we are experts in our field, Adella will be contributing to this blog on a regular basis, bringing you the latest in library … Continue reading

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