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Considering collections, communicating, clutter

Foxes communicating by Janet E Davis.

I can’t resist a little alliteration. This week’s title comes from Louise Atkinson’s post about considering her work for her PhD and describing her practice as an artist collector; Kevin McGinley’s contribution to the new Taysidehealth blog on communication between members

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#OURDAY: Some tips for telling your story during a Twitter event

In 2011, Dan Slee was part of the team at Walsall Council that was the first in the UK to tell people what a council did across 24 hours, in real time on Twitter (I remember it well). He gives

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People that are close, places far away

My apologies for the delay in the Week 37 summary due to catastrophic laptop failure, resulting eventually in having to replace the hard drive (and losing some files from the last couple of months since it last broke down when

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Bouncing, a nun, squeezing pips, and more!

I have tried an audio summary (for the first time) of the Week 30 posts. Apologies for the rather stilted, self-conscious delivery! Bouncing, a nun, squeezing pips, and more! Thanks very much to Louise Brown for helping me by doing

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The Further Adventures of Karl: The Joy of Real Books

Karl Green writes about the pleasure of having real books, and shares which book he hopes might intrigue someone enough in the future to take it off the shelf. The Further Adventures of Karl: The Joy of Real Books by Karl S

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Four Readings and a Tombstone

A lovely and poetic blog by Diane Sims, recalling times and feelings she had when she heard poet Simon Armitage speak on 4 separate occasions. The blogs not only looks at Simon’s journey, and baggage, but at lifes journey, making

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If you want something new, stop doing something old

Welcome back to Carolyne Mitchell in Week 19 with her contribution about the fascinating day she spent with the Walsall Council comms team. Those not working in local government may also find some useful ideas amongst those that Carolyne notes.

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Social media: A tool for research and collaboration

For her Week 13 post, Lesley Thomson has written about her recent experience of being a guest speaker at an event held by the Scottish branch of the CILIP Universities, Colleges and Research Group. Her post includes links to presentations and

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