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Endings and Beginnings

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

Last Autumn, after 3 years and much fun selecting and sending out fine publications made and shared on bookleteer, I decided to end the Periodical’s monthly service. There were a number of reasons – some practical and financial – but I felt that as a project it had achieved as much as it could in […]

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Bookleteer Masterclass for Librarypress

September 17th, 2014 No Comments

Yesterday I ran a Bookleteer Masterclass for Library professionals from the boroughs of Lewisham, Brent, Hounslow, Camden, Islington, Merton and Harrow at the Deptford Lounge. The event was part of our collaboration with the Librarypress project and was designed to introduce library staff to bookleteer and how they might use it in their own projects […]

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Islington & Wembley Pop Up Publishing Workshops

May 16th, 2014 No Comments

More workshops are being held next week in Islington & Wembley Libraries as part of the Librarypress project. Below is the presentation I’ll be using to illustrate my talk on bookleteer to participants and explore the kinds of things they can do with it. Pop Up Publishing with bookleteer from Giles Lane

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Pop Up Publishing with Librarypress

May 6th, 2014 1 Comment

This month I am running 6 pop up publishing sessions across three libraries in London : Hounslow Library; Islington Central Library (First Steps Learning Centre) and Wembley Library. All the sessions are free and last for about 3 hours in the evening. The sessions are part of the Librarypress project which aims to get more […]

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New Feature : Collections

February 27th, 2013 No Comments

We are excited to announce another update to bookleteer including a new feature called Collections. This new feature allows for eBooks or StoryCubes to be grouped together to form a collection. This can be given its own title, author, publisher, colophon, summary, copyright info and a cover image. Collections can be shared or kept private […]

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Being 18 in the past and today by Katrina Siliprandi

November 29th, 2011 No Comments

Being 18 in the past and today: using Bookleteer for a museum-based project with young people by Katrina Siliprandi Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service Young people working on ‘Project 18’ carried out and recorded 39 interviews in people’s homes, at Norwich Castle museum and in residential care homes. They amalgamated quotes from these interviews with […]

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Idea Store and bookleteer

December 22nd, 2010 No Comments

I chose to visit the Idea Store in East London’s Chrisp Street Market and was quite surprised by how modern it looked inside – it was brightly lit with large open spaces, laptop benches, lots of seating areas, and visitors of all ages. Working areas, books, computers, ‘chill out areas’, and learning labs (rooms hired […]

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Physical Vs Virtual Library?

August 25th, 2010 No Comments

Hello! I’ve been at Proboscis for just over a month now, under the Future Jobs Fund placement scheme. I’ll be contributing regularly to the Bookleteer blog during my time here, mainly topics relating to my own interests; independent literary publications and the D.I.Y attitude that inspires them. During my research into how Bookleteer might be […]

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Kevin Harris: eBook Treasure Hunt

August 18th, 2010 No Comments

eBook Treasure Hunt at Manningham library; via neighbourhoods.typepad.com Even though the eBook Treasure Hunt took place in 2009 I hadn’t come across it until I was looking for projects for my talk at Be2camp Brum 2010 last week. I used this project to help me explain the idea that eBooks facilitate shared making. I thought […]

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What is a librarian?

August 17th, 2010 3 Comments

The final picture of what a librarian might do if their library was taken away, as drawn by Alex Hughes via Meshed Media Continuing yesterday’s library theme, I thought I’d tell you about Nick Booth’s (from Podnosh) talk at Be2camp Brum 2010 last week. Nick asked, what could a librarian do if their libraries close […]

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Library of Birmingham at Be2Camp Brum 2010

August 16th, 2010 No Comments

Design for Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo architects Be2camp Brum 2010 was loosely themed around libraries. A new building for Birmingham Central Library (where Be2camp Brum 2010 was held) is currently under construction and due to open in 2013 and the first three presentations at Be2camp Brum were concerned with how digital technologies are being […]

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For the love of a book shelf

August 2nd, 2010 Comments Off on For the love of a book shelf

Photographs of Macleods secondhand bookstore, Vancouver, Canada and a bookshelf, from bookshelfporn.com As if to emphasise James Bridle‘s point that books-as-objects act as souvenirs of the reading time, a few days ago I came across the blog bookshelf porn. The premise of the blog is simple – it shows photographs of bookshelves, contributed by readers, […]

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Carnet du Bibliexplorateur

February 9th, 2010 No Comments

We received an email yesterday from a user based in Epinay sur Seine, France describing how he’s used bookleteer with his students: My name is J.-Thomas Maillioux, and I’ve been working as the librarian for the collège Evariste Galois middle school since 2005. I’ve recently started to use the bookleteers to create “adventure books” for […]

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