With the NewCardigan GLAM Blog Club theme for July being ‘Digital’, I thought this the perfect opportunity to share with you all some of my favourite (mostly free) digital tools. May of these tools I use for teaching, however they have a wide variety of uses. I will try to categories them in some sort of logical order:Read More »
Do you publish blogs, or maybe a Library guide? Or make posters and marketing materials for your Library? Or maybe you are just doing a PowerPoint presentation and need some images to jazz it up a bit?
As many Librarians would be aware, you can’t just go and take any old image from Google Images, because these are usually under copyright and not free to use. Too many times I have seen images with watermarks being used without permission – and the user doesn’t realise that this is what the watermark signifies!
So what images can you use for free?
As part of my course at Charles Sturt University, I have just learnt something simple yet amazing – which file format to use for images and when!
I had always wondered what the difference was between a PNG, JPG and GIF, and when I should use each of these file types. If you are making eLearning content, webpages or printing posters with images, then you should know the difference between these files types. To summarise what I have learnt:
Exciting times – the State Library of Victoria’s ‘Vision 2020’ project will see a huge refurbishment and the creation of new spaces, with a 40% increase in public space!
To fund the library upgrade the State Government has pledged $60.4 million, contributing $2 for every $1 raised through philanthropy.
Donations to date have reached $21.8 million, with large contributions from Maria and Allan Myers, the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation and the Ian Potter Foundation.
The remaining $5.9million will be sought through a public fund raising campaign.
I can’t wait to see the final result!! 🙂
I recently attended a course which discussed the best way to write for the web. We were given examples of real websites that quite clearly lacked these techniques – and the difference in readability was quite evident.
So I present to you; a few tips for writing for the web! (Broken into the 5 sections the course reviewed)Read More »