Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Open Access debate

One of the biggest debates taking place in academia these days is the issue of Open Access.  For those of you not familiar with the term Open Access it is, according to the overview created by Peter Suber of the Harvard Open … Continue reading

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Artefact reflection 1 – podcast

This week we have been asked to post and blog about one Course artefact that demonstrates competencies or experience we have acquired or developed.   According to the Chambers dictionary (online edition)  an artefact (or artifact) is: noun 1 a handcrafted object, eg a tool, … Continue reading

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HSLG2013 – Day 2

Day 2 of the HSLG2013 conference opened with the HSLG Annual General Meeting.  The main theme of the AGM was the importance of member participation in working groups.   There is always a need for new people to participate in … Continue reading

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HSLG 2013 – Day 1 – the afternoon

It’s a tribute to the quality of speakers at a conference when the lightning rounds at the end of the day can make you sit up and go “Wow!  What a great idea!” and that was exactly my experience when … Continue reading

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HSLG2013 – Day 1 – the morning

Yesterday I attended my first Health Sciences Library Group (HSLG) Conference which was on at the Radisson Blu hotel  in Dublin city centre. For this conference the sponsors were BMJGroup, EBSCO, Elsevier (encompassing ClinicalKey, E-library and Journals Consult), ProQuest, Springer, Swets and Wolters Kluwer Health … Continue reading

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Alternative careers for library professionals

This week we’ve been asked to look at alternative careers for LIS professionals.  We’ve had a lot of discussions in various classes on this course about libraries and librarianship and we’ve been fortunate enough to have guest speakers come to … Continue reading

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Design and use

The challenge of working in a digital environment is that the old analog methods of managing data don’t work.    Where once users were content to wait for access to materials, now they expect everything to be instant and online. … Continue reading

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Digitisation, crowd-sourcing and access – information in the Digital Age.

This week we have been asked to reflect on digitisation and digital humanities.  The timing couldn’t be better because as luck would have it, we were fortunate enough to have a fantastic lecture yesterday (03 April 2013) from Hugh Murphy … Continue reading

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