In the context of librarians and Web 2.0, Kathryn Greenhill’s name has popped up a number of times recently. My interest piqued, I decided to look into her work. This particular presentation is very straightforward and concise, presenting solutions to the challenges the library and information profession faces in the digital age. Without being simplistic, […]
Research Information Network (www.rin.ac.uk) has just published a report about current UK cataloguing practices Creating catalogues: bibliographic records in a networked world. They point to a need to partner more effectively with other organisations in the ‘supply chain’ to make the bibliographic data in library catalogues more relevant to users in the age of Google. […]
Scopus claim to have expanded their coverage of Arts and Humanities by up to a whopping 50%! Which has to be good news for academic libraries – especially since there is no extra charge for current subscribers. Perhaps they got wind of our cancellation project and thought they’d better pull out all the stops?!
Web 2.0 update! It seems that Twitter usage still lags far behind that of other social networking sites (I think we know which ones they’re referring to). According to this Harvard Business School report “…just 10 per cent of twitterers account for more than 90 per cent of tweets”. For more information, see: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/10/2593997.htm
Have you heard about Google Wave? The new “real-time communication platform” See http://mashable.com/2009/05/28/google-wave-guide/ If you think about it, email as we know it is based on the old model of postal communication in a real sense – you send something, someone replies – Google Wave will allow you to see what someone is writing in […]
On my recent trip to Melbourne I indulged my professional curiosity (admittedly in a very slack way) and checked out the libraries I stumbled across…. City Library in inner city Melbourne was a veritable rabbit warren filled with hovering computer hopefuls, the smell of stale sweat (I will never complain about our refrigerated air on […]
You all probably have seen this before but thought a link might be useful someday. http://www.stumbleupon.com/toolbar/#topic=Literature&url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.planetebook.com%252F Robyn J.