May 2011 has 5 entries

  • Effective web presence ...May 31, 2011We are growing used to the idea that simply making things available on the web does not necessarily make them widely discovered or discoverable. I have used the phrase 'search engine interoperability' in these pages already. This is a play on 'search engine optimization', which some do not like (although...read full entry...
  • Analysing influence .. the personal reputational hamsterwheelMay 28, 2011Analysing influence has been a central part of academic life. We are very familiar with citation analysis. This is possible because the system allows that metric to be measured and it is seen to be meaningful. As new measures have become possible in a web environment they too have been...read full entry...
  • Sourcing and scaling: the University of CaliforniaMay 19, 2011I was interested to see Heather Christenson describe The Hathi Trust as a collaboratively sourced web scale research library in a recent article (Hathi Trust: a research library at web scale. PDF). This reminded me of an entry I wrote a while ago about sourcing and scaling (which is referenced...read full entry...
  • Academic reputation enhancement ... reduxMay 12, 2011Two things prompted this note .... First, there is an interesting report in the current issue of Nature on the 'online image' [editorial] or 'online reputation' [article] of researchers and what their attitude is to it and to managing it. More of this later. Second, I have recently returned from...read full entry...
  • Elected ...May 11, 2011I thought it would be nice to record that a couple of my colleagues had recently been elected to positions of note ... Jackie Dooley, Program Officer, has been elected Vice-President/President Elect for 2011/12 of the American Society of Archivists. This is really a wonderful tribute to Jackie's contribution over...read full entry...