Libraries and Learning
Curated by Roger Smith, of Wellington based cartography firm Geographx, Unfolding the Map – The Cartography of New Zealand looks at the history of cartography in New Zealand, tracing its development from pre-European times through to the modern digital era of GPS and interactive mapping.
According to accounts from the US and UK, eBook sales are falling, and print sales rising. Two leading newspapers - the New York Times and The Guardian (UK) - are reporting on declining ebook sales, and rising sales of physical books.
How does your library measure up? Are we behind or ahead in an international context? IFLA's 2nd edition of its School library guidelines, released June 2015, draws on contributions from a wide international library community.
Media reports aired on 16 September stated that the latest PISA report from the OECD showed that “frequent use of computers in schools was more likely to be associated with lower results.” What was your first reaction on hearing this news report?
Animated GIFs, the darlings of ‘90s web design, are making a comeback, and so is the GIF IT UP challenge. GIF IT UP calls for the best animated GIFs created from copyright-free videos, images, and other material. Some great prizes are up for grabs.