Some links for you:
- Andy Burnham launches debate on the future of libraries – putting them at the very heart of communities – Looks like your local library mught well survive the digital age after all. Burnham launches some consultation about it.
- Broadcast Learning & Development Conference 08, Oct 07, BAFTA « Digital Consultant: Creative + Digital Dialogues – Susi O'Neill offers a (very) detailed summary of a conference she went to. Really interesting stuff here on diversity issues and different learning platforms
- BBC NEWS | Technology | Virtual worlds carve out new path – Interesting round-up on Virtual Worlds
- Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey warns of digital slump – Gloomy outlook from Bailey: "Only the strong will survive. Building new digital audiences is the right thing to do. Attracting millions of unique users to your digital brands is great. But if businesses can't convert those users to revenue and then to sustainable profit then they will simply run of cash. This is no time for vanity publishing." (hat tip John Kirk, BCU)
- Media Literacy Audit: Media literacy of UK adults from ethnic minority groups | Ofcom – "Overall, people from EMGs (Ethnic Minority Groups) are at the forefront of digital device take-up and use; this is particularly the case for Indians and Pakistanis. When watching television, most people are using another media device at the same time. Compared to the UK population as a whole, EMGs are more likely to live in a household which has the internet and/or a mobile phone. In general they are more interested in the various functions or interactive features available on digital media."