Month: March 2009

JISC International Repositories Workshop – some links

A couple of additional blog posts on the workshop – Maurice Vanderfeesten writes up his experience, with an identifiers focus, and Chris Rusbridge posts his take on the workshop.

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JISC Conference 2009

JISC just held its annual one-day conference, this year in Edinburgh. There appears to be quite a few interesting sessions; luckily for those of us who didn’t attend, JISC has put out the audio (and with the keynotes, video) of

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JISC International Repositories Infrastructure Workshop

This week I attend the JISC International Repositories Infrastructure Workshop (This workshop was also sponsored by DRIVER and the SURF Foundation) The goal of the workshop was to identify shared agendas for action and coordination between major national and international

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Amazon now rules eBooks, and Libraries should pay attention (or, why I’m not worried that Amazon will say “All your book are belong to us”, and even if they do, why it doesn’t matter)

Amazon got it right – again. Today, they released a Kindle app for the iPhone, thereby allowing iPhone users to access Amazon’s eBook collection. This is big; iPhone owners were already reading eBooks on their devices using one of a

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Global Research Libraries 2020

Last week I attended the 3rd Global Research Libraries 2020 workshop, held this year in Taipai, Taiwan. GRL2020 is an event where the participants submit brief position papers (pdf) prior to the meeting, and then present and discuss their activities

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Copying vs. Understanding

I’ve been catching up on my newsreader, and finally got to this post from the blog Signal vs. Noise. In summary, the post talks about what is lost when you copy a user interface – you lose the understanding of

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