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Monday, 12 October 2009

3M Award for "Innovation in Libraries" Finalists Presentation

(Presentations available online)

Auckland City Libraries with the Active Movement programme - biggest problem now is where to park the buggies because it's so popular. Including video of snippets of the sessions including bubble-blowing. :-) SPARC will sponsor this in 50 libraries across greater Auckland area, starting today.

Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (on whose wireless network those of us with laptops are connected!) "Kaharoa" is the largest of the nets traditionally used for fishing. Many stories of word-of-mouth bringing in huge numbers of new users to libraries.

Top of the South - "the prow" referring to the canoe that Maui fished up and which became the South Island of New Zealand. Local providers used. Community continually adding content, comments. Many plans for website to add functionality (RSS, GIS) and content.