Fab Futures: Public Libraries In The Digital Age

We’re participating in Fab Futures: Public Libraries In The Digital Age

Phillippa Rose and Joss Langford have been invited to give a presentation about Makesouthwest at The Fab Futures conference at Exeter Library on 15 May.

This one day conference will explore how digital developments are influencing the way local, national and international public libraries are changing. It will examine the story behind the setting up of Fab Lab Devon and the ways in which libraries can work with Fab Labs and maker spaces to support innovation, creativity, business and economy in their communities.

Other speakers include:

  • Ciara Eastell – President of the Society of Chief Librarians and Head of Libraries, Culture and Heritage, Devon County Council
  • Jane Kunze – The Main Library, Aarhus, Denmark & Folkelab Denmark
  • Dr. Eddie Kirkby – Fab Lab Manchester
  • Bruce Newlands – MAKLab Glasgow
  • Ed Whitelaw- Real Ideas Organisation

Click here for the full conference line up. Click here to book tickets.


Research Call Out

Peer ResearchWe are undertaking some socio-economic research on the South West.

Please share any data/insights to help us build an accurate picture of the region.

In order to build a sustainable network we want  to glean data and insights on the South West, to set a baseline, and ensure we are responding to need.

We have set up an open Diigo list of raw data, regional research and reports which we are adding to all the time. Do have a browse and let us know any data, links or insights that we should add. We’ll credit  and share all research sources and findings.