Research, learning and scholarly communication

Blogs

There was some discussion about blogs at the all staff meeting the other day. I have little sense of what penetration Catalogablog has, or how widely read Jon Udell’s weblog is, or who looks at Dave Beckett’s JournalBlog. I do know that they are all valuable, well-informed resources. They are different. David Bigwood, who does … Continue reading Blogs

A guide to institutional repository software

There has been quite a bit of discussion about theĀ Budapest Open Access Initiative Guide to Institutional Repository SoftwareĀ in various places. One question to emerge is whether there is a place for software specialised to the needs of eprints or other classes of material, or whether general digital library solutions are preferable.  

Jian Qin and Learning Object Vocabulary

The Learning Object Vocabulary (LOV) was generalized from sources in instructional design and technology, learning theories and practices, and conventional library classification and thesauri. This version has the following main categories of learning models, learning objectives, and learning objects. Sources used in creating this ontology include DDC, ERIC Thesaurus, and research publications in learning objects … Continue reading Jian Qin and Learning Object Vocabulary

Article on changes in scholarly communication

Suzanne E Thorin provides an

The thematic research collection

John Unsworth writes … … I predict that the genre of scholarship that will replace the book will be the thematic research collection. [ARL 228: The Crisis in Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities]