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What To Read LocallyMichael Parry

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 02:56:57 +0000

The first thing I wanted to do when refreshing this blog was to look at what reading I could find for local issues. My head has been firmly stuck in a narrow realm of the Library would (Digital Preservation) and I think I should get back to looking more widely if I am going to […](image)


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Libraries In The Media: Auckland Cuts, and Radio NZMichael Parry

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:00:39 +0000

With the cuts to library staff in Auckland the future of libraries is in the media again. This morning there was a very good discussion on Radio NZ around this. “Victoria University professor of library and information management Anne Goulding and Laurinda Thomas, a past president of LIANZA and a team leader at Wellington Libraries, […](image)


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The Phoenix Room Splutters Into Life: It Turned Into A Not So Diligent RoomMichael ParryPhoenix-Fabelwesen

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:17:10 +0000

A number of years ago myself and a number of colleagues starting this blog to write about library stuff. It was very much in the late early stages of Web 2.0 where we were all energised by the connectivity of the Internet. There was possibility in the air. As you can tell by looking at […](image)


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Updated: The National Library of NZ is Gutting (Opps Transforming) its Services to SchoolsMichael Parry

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:53:16 +0000

Originally posted on The Room of Infinite Diligence:
So the National Library has announced a fundamental change to its Services to Schools and it’s a terrible idea. The National Library is transforming its Services to Schools Why is it a terrible idea? I’m glad you asked. First up let’s look at what they are planning…(image)


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I Did A Thing at NDFMichael Parry

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:42:11 +0000

So I did a presentation at NDF on Digital Preservation. It’s now available on Youtube. Probably like most folks I only managed to watch the first little bit. 🙂 Filed under: Internet, Social Media, Technology Tagged: Digital Preservation, NDF, presentation, youtube(image)


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Updated: The National Library of NZ is Gutting (Opps Transforming) its Services to SchoolsMichael Parry

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:56:20 +0000

So the National Library has announced a fundamental change to its Services to Schools and it’s a terrible idea. The National Library is transforming its Services to Schools Why is it a terrible idea? I’m glad you asked. First up let’s look at what they are planning Reading Engagement Lending Service The emphasis of the […](image)


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NZ Libraries in the newslibrarykris

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:44:42 +0000

One News ran a story on Technology forcing libraries to transform. It features Upper Hutt, and Auckland Council libraries. The more things change, the more they stay the same. 😉Filed under: Public Libraries, Technology Tagged: Auckland Council, Media, TV One news, Upper Hutt(image)


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The Public Art of Publishing A ConversationMichael Parry

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:50:31 +0000

So in the last few days I have had some conversations about the reuse of tweets, whether it is ethical to quote them, have you published when tweeting and generally around the whole concept of privacy and ethics.  I have had a few thoughts which I am going to share. Feel free to leap in […](image)


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Asking For Help Can Be The Hardest ThingMichael Parry

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:50:12 +0000

If there is one lesson that I have “learnt” as an adult is that it is okay to ask for help. Yet that can be real hard, especially when the area you need help in is linked to your profession. Who want’s to admit that you struggle with something that is fairly important to your […](image)


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Dr Matt Finch interviewed by Emmet O’Cuana for Sci-fi and Squeamlibrarykris

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:43:23 +0000

 Sci-Fi and Squeam is an Australian podcast that “brings the Queer geek listener and friends all the things happening in the geeksverse, from topics in Horror and Sci-Fi, comics and video games and fan culture, to interviews and reviews“.  A couple of weeks ago they included an interview with Dr Matt Finch about his work […](image)


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