The usage data for Athens authentication sessions for the 2nd quarter of 2009 are now available on the L&LR staff Portal. The initial impression is a promising one: overall usage via Athens is up 11% on the same period last year. However, this figure masks some unusual features – while authentication via Athens to the [...]
Archive for July, 2009
…this was a talk that Joss and I gave yesterday, around the idea of using WordPress MU + Scriblio + Triplify to create a semantic, union catalogue. Joss has already blogged it (and for some reason, for him Slideshare worked fine…?). Paul and I have just presented our ‘lightning talk’ on the use of WordPress [...]
Edit (8th July) – slideshare.net does not seem to like displaying these slides on-screen, so here they are to download in MS PowerPoint format. Here are the slides (on slideshare.net) of the 5-minute lightning talk I just gave at Mashed Library 2009, on using ticTOCs data to display e-journal ToC feeds, and on creating a new-titles [...]
(With apologies to Christian Bök for the title.) I’m going to the long-anticipated Mashed Library 2009 (“Mash Oop North“) tomorrow at the University of Huddersfield. If you want to follow the action from afar, here’s what one of the organisers (guess who?!) has suggested in a post on the event blog: If you’re wanting to [...]
Four or five of us in the Library at Brayford are starting to learn Polish. We’re attending a 10-week ‘Polish Language & Culture Taster Programme‘, organised by staff learning & development. Does anyone have any useful links for learning the language, like this one? Now repeat after me: dziękuję!
Picture: Leicester City Centre, this morning. Or possibly the Simpson Desert, by tensaibuta, on Flickr. 35°C is too hot for me. I’ve spent this morning in the city, first for a meeting with people [librarians, VLE people, and lecturers] from Leicester College, who are shortly to start delivering a UoL foundation degree in Food Manufacture [...]