A collection of blog posts, notes and code snippets

Announcing Making Library Makers Jan 30

New online course for library staff launched

From the launch announcement:

It’s a challenging thing to deliver training for makers and making online — we’ve approached this by focusing on providing a friendly and supportive online learning environment...

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Upcoming digital maker workshops & talks May 30

There are lots of great maker events happening over the summer.

I'm super excited to be part of the Institute of Imagination Mini Maker Faire at OxoTowerWharf on the 11 and 12th of June. I'll be there to help out with the Makercart, a mobile pop-up...

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My favourite info resource is my RSS reader May 4

I recently contributed to the My Favourite Tipples series on Jinfo, listing some of my favourite online information resources. This was much harder than I thought (both limiting it to 4 items and not leaning too heavily on development tools).

But...

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For when you need to install Omeka on shared hosting Mar 24

It's not always possible to install Omeka on a VPS or other dedicated server. Sometimes you just have to make do with shared web hosting and all of the caveats that come with that.

These are some collected notes about troubleshooting Omeka installation...

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An introduction to Making Library Makers Feb 23

First published on the Artefacto blog.

An intro

Making Library Makers; An Intro was the first event for library makers run jointly by Artefacto and the Makercart Project. The event was created for staff in libraries who were interested in running...

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Interactive fiction frameworks & constructivist learning Dec 2

One of the great things about Interactive Fiction frameworks like Twine and Undum is that their application extends far beyond creating linear text-based games (and the skies the limit, as even a cursory a glance at the TwineThreads Twitter feed shows...

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Notes and shiny new things from Mozfest 2014 Nov 2

The thing about Mozfest that stays with you after all the smoke has cleared is the sheer scale of the thing. Despite attending what felt like a respectable amount of sessions (summarised on the artefacto blog), I still didn't manage to make it to...

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An introduction to keyframe CSS3 animations Oct 23

Part of the CSS3 specification that I've found myself using more and more are keyframe animations. If you haven't used them before, this is a bit of an overview to how keyframes are structured.

There are a couple of different aspects to the keyframe...

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Publishing ebooks on a WordPress site Sep 5

For the recently launched 'Ribbon Factory Library Wall' project it came to publishing the ebooks we were using a WordPress site for the project, which doesn't support epub files out of the box. This was relatively straightforward to work around but...

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The long S of ebook editing Sep 5

At artefacto, we do quite a few projects with open access and public domain texts. Many of these publications have been converted to digital formats using automated processes and this can result in some ..interesting interpretations of the text.

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