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Where the blog have you been?

It’s been quite a while since my last post for a number of (good) reasons. I’ve been very busy at work what …

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Just got a surprise email returning from holiday telling me that 8 out of the 10 iPod touches on loan to a …

When I was a lad…

…hand-me-down meant an Action Man with only one working ‘gripping hand’ and an ‘eagle eye’ that looked the wrong way, or a …

Over the bridge and far away

Ah, the Dartford crossing in the grip of autumn fog after a day out at the Essex Schools Library services. It was …

eBook provision for schools

22nd March 2012 Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services, PDC, English St. Interest from schools is rapidly increasing in eBooks, not least because …

60 years to go…

Upon resetting the iPods prior to lending them to the next school I discovered that one wannabe hacker had made 21 attempts …

Making a pact with the devil

This one’s a late evening rant. You have been warned. Because it doesn’t matter how many morons who think that librarians are too stuffy …

Taking things for granted

Sometimes you take the simplest things for granted. Like being able to quickly navigate and move items between file systems. To understand …

eBook D.I.Y

Well, the library has decided to trust me to run a workshop on building a working .epub eBook. The first workshop is …

Evolution evolving

It’s been over two years now since I started this whole project and it’s been fascinating watching the development of the eBook medium. …

All pupils are equal…

I’m desperate to find a school that will let it’s reluctant readers, it’s pupils who refuse to approach books, have a proper …

Minimum required specifications

So, are eBooks and schools compatible? I’ve been running through scenarios of how school libraries could adopt digital texts and have whittled …

It’s not all doom and gloom

Perhaps it was the lack of sunlight last winter, coupled with the general feeling of hopelessness when confronted with the actions of …

Reader’s block

In a fit of facetiousness in a recent presentation on my eBook project I decided to come clean about the pros and …

One down?

It was innevitable, and I’m surprised they all made it this far, but plucky iPod number 5 has gone missing in action. …

eBooks project summary

“Do you work for Apple?” was the rather intuitive question that I was asked by my first group of guinea pigs. If I’d been bag searched at Mile End tube it would look as though I’d just mugged Steve Jobs.