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Making Connections

Some reflections on Tuesday 7th June 2016 at the CILIPS Conference, held at the Apex Hotel, Dundee The CILIPS Conference is always jam packed with attendees, all contributing, by presenting, exhibiting, engaging and networking, from a diverse range of sectors from the  library and information world.   This year’s conference proved to be as lively as … Continue reading

Could you be our new treasurer?

We are seeking someone with sound financial abilities to keep our accounts in order. If you are a CILIP member, have good organisation and communication skills and an interest in the work of MmITS then you could be our ideal candidate. Our friendly committee meets 3-4 times a year to plan activities around technology and libraries. This is … Continue reading

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

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

Library Camp 2014 – Winner of MmITS Sponsored ‘MmITS Minute of Madness’

Congratulations go to Anabel Marsh for organising the 2nd Library Camp Glasgow, which took place on Saturday 8th of November at the Mitchell Library. MmITS had the honour of sponsoring the ‘MmITS Minute of Madness’, giving attendees the chance to rant eloquently and passionately on a library topic of their choice for a full 60 … Continue reading

MmITS Bursary Feedback – Lynsey Sampson

The winner of our recent training / conference bursary chose to use the funds for the ECDL Advanced course, a certificate often sought after by LIS employers. Here, Lynsey talks about why she has chosen this course and what she hopes to gain from it. ‘I am about to begin the Advanced ECDL (European Computer … Continue reading

MmITS Bursary Opportunity for CILIPS Autumn Gathering 2014

MmITS is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our third and final bursary opportunity of 2014, giving one individual the chance to attend this year’s Autumn Gathering. Autumn Gathering 2014: Sharing Our Skills Date: Thursday 30th October Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh Programme Preview: Jan Parry, CILIP Vice President, discussing … Continue reading

MmITS Training Bursary – Applications Open

£600 towards a conference, training or course of your choice The second of the three Multimedia and Information Technology in Scotland (MmITS) bursaries is now open for applications. This bursary will sponsor one individual to attend a course, training or conference of their choice in 2014, relating to the themes of technology within the Library … Continue reading

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