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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

CILIPS Autumn Gathering 2015 – bursary winner reflects

Rachel Nimmo, winner of the MmITS bursary to attend the CILIPS Autumn Gathering that took place last November, has kindly written the following article about her experience of the conference and what she gained from it: Reflections on CILIP Autumns Gathering 2015

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

CILIPS Autumn Gathering 2015 – Delegate place winners

Congratulations to Rachel Nimmo and James Nock, winners of our two sponsored places at CILIPS Autumn Gathering 2015! Rachel is a Digital Access Assistant at the National Library of Scotland and James is a Local Heritage Officer with Moray Library and Information Services. They will be sharing their experiences of the conference here and on … Continue reading

MmITS sponsoring two delegate places at CILIPS Autumn Gathering on 19th November

MmITS is pleased to announce that applications will open next week for two delegate places at the CILIPS Autumn Gathering. One place will be for an employee in an Information Service and the other one will be for a student enrolled on a University course in an information-related subject. Autumn Gathering 2015 Date: Thursday 19th … 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

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