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09 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Field Trip to the National Entrepreneur Center

Mary Ann Hodel, Library Director, staff members and the Contract Designers for the DLM-TIC went on a field trip this week to the National Entrepreneur Center located in Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall.  One goal is to begin partnerships that will benefit local entrepreneurs and small businesses so they become more aware of the vision for DLM-TIC.  We are looking into green screen technology suitable for shooting YouTube commercials, audio software that can be used for radio or Internet podcasting and design software with capabilities for logos, business cards and business advertising.

Calling all entrepreneurs and small business owners in Orange County, FL, check in with us and watch DLM-TIC grow! There may be something in it for you!

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20 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Brainstorming with the Designers

Last week, we met with the Designers to brainstorm concepts and layouts for the entire space.  Ideas and suggestions from the staff focus groups were shared with the Designers.  It was very exciting to envision the center taking shape and to know that we are one step closer to the opening of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity!

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26 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Staff got the word out… into the Clouds

During our recent staff focus groups, we challenged staff to share ideas about how we will Collaborate in the Center, how we will share the Vision, what the considerations for Operations should be and who our Potential Users will be. Read their responses in these Word Clouds and if you want to see your words in the cloud, share them here as a comment as we continue to explore new ideas and possibilities.


Collaboration


Vision


Operations


Potential Users

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31 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

TIC at the Mini-Maker Faire

OCLS hosted a booth at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 26.  With well over 290 visitors to our booth, the Center has begun to rouse the interest of our community. Makers and aspiring makers of various backgrounds, ages and interests shared their enthusiasm and ideas for the Center. Check out some of the other exhibits that were featured such as DIY science and technology, rockets, robots, arts, crafts, music and much more.

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18 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Staff Focus Groups

We are working toward the development of a building program for the Center project. In pursuit of that goal, we are using our most highly prized asset; Library staff. Over 75 staff members from all areas of the Library have participated in staff focus group events to answer questions about operational considerations, marketing, and best practices for collaboration. You can see them in action below!

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