In January* this year, I drove through the snow to Milton Keynes (my first-ever visit), to the OU / Telstar workshop: Innovations in Reference Management 2010 (IRM10). Owen Stephens (Open University) comprehensively blogged and videoed the whole event, and it was fairly well discussed on Twitter, so I won’t attempt to provide a full report on all the [...]
Archive for April, 2010
(*Sorry.) (**Really, really, so sorry.) In the summer of 2009, I started tweeting new items that were being added to our Repository. Here’s how I did it: I took the address of the RSS feed from our EPrints Repository. I created an account on Twitterfeed (www.twitterfeed.com) and fed the RSS feed into it. I created a [...]
lncn.eu = a University of Lincoln-specific URL-shortening service (like nn.nf, is.gd, or bit.ly, but under our control!) A useful little side-project by Nick Jackson of ICT. Arising out of discussions here. http://lncn.eu/ Discuss, criticise, make suggestions, and help to improve it, here.
On Friday 9th April I attended a Conservation & Restoration: An Introduction to the Care of Historic Collections workshop at Crick Smith Conservation based at Chad Varah. Little did I know that the workshop was offered countrywide and was not just for University staff. In the end there was only myself and a Warden from [...]
We have now been assigned an ISIL (“International Standard Identifier for Libraries” and related organisations) for each of our five libraries, by the British Library (the UK national agency for the ISIL). Think of an ISIL as being like an ISBN or ISSN for an entire library: a way of uniquely and unambiguously identifying that [...]