Digital Literacy

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Ninjas in a Dojo with sushi and scratch wasabi, fancy some Raspberry Pi?

No we’re not talking about a mad hatter’s tea party, Japanese style. We’re talking about young people learning to create tech in a community setting using free open source software and inexpensive kit. There’s little doubt that digital skills are becoming integral to employability, and coding clubs are a fun and democratic way to open … Continue reading

MmITS AGM and coding in libraries event

The CILIP Multimedia Information and Technology Group, Scotland invites members to attend the 13th Annual General Meeting and post-AGM presentation by Dr Martin Goodfellow, Coder in Residence at Glasgow Life, on Coding in Libraries. Venue:       The Old Glasgow Room, Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN Date/time:  Thursday 28th April 2016, 2.00pm – 4.00 pm.  … Continue reading

Event Review: Introduction to Wikimedia (February 2016, Edinburgh)

By Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia Foundation) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons Museums and Galleries Scotland’s Wikimedian in Residence:Sara Thomas led an engaging hands-on workshop in how to contribute to the world’s largest collaborative encyclopedia. Sara’s knowledge of the wikipedia movement was only eclipsed by her passion and drive to get others involved in improving … Continue reading

CPD Event Friday 16th February – Introduction to Wikimedia in a nutshell

Wikimedia UK (the collective responsible for projects including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote etc.) are working with cultural institutions including galleries, libraries, museums and archives (GLAM’s) to improve content and coverage of topics on Wikipedia. Our first MmITS event this year is a practical workshop to help you understand more about the benefits of open knowledge in … Continue reading

Spaces still available on the Scottish Government’s “10 Things” social media course

If you want to improve or refresh your social media skills, “10 Things” is an excellent self-directed course designed by the Scottish Government Library. There are still places left to join the next course starting on Monday 9th November for employees in the Scottish public, education or voluntary sectors. Even if you’re not eligible to join, you … Continue reading

Inspired by the Internet Librarian International Conference!

by Clare Harrison (@RCPSGlibrary ) This year, thanks to MmITS, I was lucky enough to attend the Internet Librarian International Conference at Olympia in London. This was a fantastic opportunity both for my own personal development and for the continued development of the services we offer at the library of the Royal College of Physicians … Continue reading

CILIP MmITS Visit to BFI Mediatheque at Bridgeton Library

By Lynda Robertson Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be able to discover some fantastic filmic gems, courtesy of Glasgow Life’s BFI Mediatechque at Bridgeton Library. Housed within the impressive Olympia venue – once home to a thriving local cinema – the BFI Mediatechque continues this cinematic tradition by opening up the BFI’s National … Continue reading

Information and Digital Literacy – what does it mean to you?

by Leigh Bunton In a recent MmITS committee meeting, we were discussing possible themes to underpin our group activities throughout the year. Information Literacy was mentioned and we agreed it was a likely contender for future consideration, but I confess I didn’t give the concept much thought beyond the meeting. I was then given the … Continue reading

Health information – a lifeline for patients and their loved ones

by Louise Morrison (@ljmorr) A few months ago the sudden illness of a close family member led me unexpectedly into the field of health information.  As I came to terms with a new and alien world of hospital visits and test results, the librarian in me turned to information-seeking to make sense of our new … Continue reading

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