I spent Friday at Leicester University at the meeting of UKCORR (UK Council of Research Repositories). Presentations about Journal ToCs, SHERPA ROMEO, CADAIR among others were all very interesting but it was even more useful to discuss issues with other people in same position as us. REF, implications of mandate and, especially, eTheses seem to [...]
Archive for February, 2010
Congratulations to Chris Leach, who has just been appointed as Systems Librarian. Chris will continue to work with Pam, Niki and Di on matters to do with the library management system, and will also continue to support Architecture for the moment.
Ian, Philippa and I visited the Aldham Robarts LRC at LJMU on the 4th Feb. The LRC has recently benefitted from a major refurbishment which was designed around a new University service model, which brings together all standard student-facing services in a newly converged department - Library and Student Support. Students can now visit any of [...]
Over the past year (and increasingly frantically over the past few weeks), I’ve been working to liberate a small amount of the Library’s recent book-circulation data, as part of a national project (“MOSAIC – Making Our Shared Activity Information Count”) investigating the possibilities around exploiting “user activity data” within university libraries. I’m immensely relieved that [...]