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Visit “Lost Perth” on fb if you want to see local history crowdsourcing & conversations in action

Lost Perth is my favourite local history site of the town I grew up in.  If you have no connection with this town it probably won’t resonate the way it does with the thousands of followers, but it’s worth visiting it to … Continue reading

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<3 Teacher Librarians!

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Welcome to 2013, follow us in pictures

Welcome to 2013, friends! This year Civica Library & Learning is participating in the Fickr Picture a Day Challenge, with the aim to document our life in both Australia and Singapore. We’ve got a team of happy snappers ready to … Continue reading

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Text2mindmap – Free Online Mindmapping Tool

A pretty handy online mindmapping tool that allows you to convert your outlines into mindmaps.  It is a good way to put across or capture your concepts, especially when you are at the stage of developing your ideas or concepts. … Continue reading

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Free Webinar – A Roadmap to Efficiently Producing Multi-format/Multi-Screen eBooks

A Roadmap to Efficiently Producing Multi-format/Multi-Screen eBooks Webinar Date(8 November, 2012 [2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 Pacific] Hear first hand from the publishing experts on why a single-source, multi-channel approach is the the way to go for the e-publishing industry.

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Have you tried to make a storybook yourself or with your friends?

When we initially launched the ‘Make a story book’ inter-school competition in July 2012, we really had no idea about what to expect. Student teams had been asked to both write an original story and also create illustrations to produce … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-Week: Galle Library

This photo was taken in Galle, Sri Lanka, which I had the privilege of visiting earlier this year. The city of Galle is very beautiful, full of old buildings and thriving with culture. In fact, they hold an international literary … Continue reading

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Wiki ==> Qwiki ==> the Next Google?

Beating 6 other finalists at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference on 29 September 2010, Qwiki was named the winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Award, taking away the handsome cash price of U$50,000. Since then, this little gem has begun … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-Week – The Snail House

If you ever set foot in Sofia, Bulgaria, you mustn’t miss the opportunity to see this cute giant Snail House that’s seems to be crawling along the street. It is said that the construction was completed in 2008 and is … Continue reading

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“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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