I’ve suspended my Facebook account because I’ve been finding it increasingly (a) difficult to keep on top of its ever-changing privacy settings; (b) redundant: I get far better mileage from Twitter et al.; and (c) an irritating intrusion instead of a pleasure. These messages—which I saw when I tried to deactivate my account—only confirmed that [...]
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Following up on my last RefWorks post. On Monday I had a phone conversation with Stephanie Faulkner, client services manager for RefWorks-COS. We discussed my desire to increase our ‘reach’ (currently 5.6% of the University are active users), and Stephanie went through some ideas, based on what the top 50 worldwide RefWorks-using institutions have found successful. I’d [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I promised to turn my as-it-happened notes from last week’s Mashed Library event into a proper, readable account of the day. A few other attendees have already written up their respective ‘takes’, including Tony Hirst, Paul Walk, Jo Alcock and organiser Owen Stephens, to whom credit is due. Here’s my effort… The day started interestingly [...]
David Lee King has some suggestions… (picked up on UKeiG’s combined feeds Yahoo Pipe). Warwick, Loughborough, Huddersfield, Durham, Exeter, Liverpool, UEA, Birkbeck… on facebook libraries all.
Joss introduced me to Yammer today… it’s a ‘microblogging’ service, similar to Twitter or the Facebook ‘status update’, but designed for work – it looks like an interesting way for groups of dispersed colleagues to keep in touch with what the others are up to in a non-threatening way! There’s a small (6 users!) but [...]