In February, I wrote about how I’d added more than 5,000 ticTOCs RSS feeds to the A-to-Z, so that researchers can easily find and subscribe to Table-of-Contents (ToC) updates from journals in their field. I think this is an indispensable current awareness service, and I’m pleased it’s being promoted at the ‘Working Smarter With the [...]
Archive for April, 2009
Organised by the East Midlands Section of University College and Research Group on the 28th April and held at the Kimberlin Library, De Montfort University, Leicester, Focus on your teaching was primarily an event for librarians teaching in HE institutions but held relevance for many other staff. It struck me that many of the things [...]
We welcome Katie Robertson who has been appointed to cover Alexis’s maternity leave. Katie will job-share with Oonagh beginning on Wednesday 13 May, which is the maternity leave start date.
Staff at Hull Learning Resource Centre wanted to make sure that Kev Cooper’s 50th birthday went off with a bang! Kev shares his birthday with such illustrious company as William Shakespeare and he was deeply touched that we’d arranged for St George’s flag to be flown throughout Hull in his honour!!
The slides that Philippa and I prepared for the “Copyright, teaching and Blackboard – staying legal” workshops are now available online. Please feel free to use, re-use, or edit. Copyright, teaching and Blackboard – staying legal by Philippa Dyson & Paul Stainthorp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales [...]
Academic librarians are unhappy that some of the UK’s largest university business schools are being asked to pay extra to be allowed to link to articles published in a key journal in their field. Harvard Business Review (issn:0017-8012), published by HBP (Harvard Business Press), has long been available as part of the EBSCOhost Business Source [...]
For anyone who doesn’t use Yammer and who missed the conversation leading up to this: data innovator Tony Hirst of the OU posted to his blog explaining how he’d… “put together a page showing how the well the HEI Libraries are doing at getting autodiscoverable RSS feeds declared on their website homepages.“ Only about 10% [...]
I’m pleased to be able to announce the existence of a new, temporary virtual team within L&LR, made up of people lucky enough to be working with me on various e-resource-related projects over the coming months. First, Jayne, whom many of you will already know from her work in reader services, is back to support [...]
The more observant amongst you will have spotted that the visual theme of this blog (which used a WordPress theme called “BLOG.TXT“) has changed. Unfortunately the old theme wasn’t displaying properly since the move to the new blogging platform. This new theme is called “Journalist“. So, we mourn for you, BLOG.TXT, for you are no [...]
F.A.O. all staff in L&LR at the University of Lincoln. I’ve ‘pushed the button’ on quite a big change for the way L&LR staff post new messages to our three blogs. The main result of the change is that we’ve been brought within the main University blogging platform. Our old blogging interface [image below] is [...]