February 2010 has 8 entries

  • Working organizationsFebruary 28, 2010Via @psychemedia I saw this advert for a CIO at the Open University in the UK. I thought it was interesting for a couple of reasons. The first was the language which seemed more 'upbeat' than you normally see in academic institutions (but maybe I am just out of touch...read full entry...
  • Name, rank and serial numberFebruary 26, 2010As authors are recognised as resources to be discovered, managed, ranked, and tracked, an interest in names and identifiers will continue to grow. A focus on research evaluation, reputation management, publication management drive this, as well as general information management issues in a web environment. Historically, national libraries have managed...read full entry...
  • Sourcing and scalingFebruary 21, 2010One of the major issues facing libraries as the network reconfigures processes is how appropriately to source and scale activities. What does it make sense to do at institutional level, what does it make sense to source elsewhere (repository services in the cloud, for example, or insitutional email services from...read full entry...
  • Scientific publications as social objects ...February 12, 2010The Comprendia Blog has an entry about social networks in the sciences: Are Any Social Networks for Life Scientists Gaining Traction? It is a report of a 'quick and dirty' analysis of visitors to a range of sites. Not everything you might expect is included; Mendelay for example does not...read full entry...
  • Cover notesFebruary 11, 2010And speaking of The Second Sex reminds me that the Penguin Modern Classic edition is one of those books with an iconic cover which enters deep into the book memory. (Although i could not find this book or its cover on various Penguin sites earlier, which seemed a shame.) The...read full entry...
  • The publisher and the translationFebruary 11, 2010I got my copy of The London Review of Books in the mail (aka post) today. I had seen John Naughton discuss the review of a new translation of The Second Sex by Toril Moi (WC Identity) and I turned to read it. The focus of the review is a...read full entry...
  • Bruges Public Library catalogueFebruary 09, 2010Prompted by a recent entry, I got a note from Koen Calis, Librarian Bruges Public Library, about their catalogue, Cabrio. Here is quite a full presentation which covers a range of interesting feature: Cabriology The Bruges Aquabrowser ExperienceView more presentations from Koen Calis. I was interested in their adaptation of...read full entry...
  • Patterns of publication and library collections as measure of technology shifts?February 06, 2010We were pleased to welcome Dr Michelle Alexopoulos from the University of Toronto to OCLC last week. Michelle is an economist whose recent research has focused on creating and analyzing new measures of technical change for developed economies. The abstract of her talk gives a flavor of some of this...read full entry...