Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Share the blog....

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YouTube EDU

I was flicking through recent editions of TIME Magazine this morning, and found a couple of interesting articles on YouTube EDU (something I had not heard of before now), and how American university academics are using it to publish their lectures online. I thought it was an interesting exploration of information-sharing and information accessibility.



Tuesday, 7 April 2009


A frivolous post from me...

As part of the FOLIOz marketing course I am currently undertaking, we have been asked to look at different examples if marketing material for libraries.

I thought this one was an interesting one...


Monday, 6 April 2009

Two interesting events (Future of Libraries)

A couple of interesting events in the last few days:

The JISC Libraries of the future conference has inspired a lot of blogging, and rightly so I think, some serious minds at work on the future of (Academic) Libraries

Libraries of the Future website:

Hangin Together comment:

Also 'The Darien Statement'; a statement that emerged from an event at Darien Public Library.

John Blyberg on The Darien Statement:

Kathryn Greenhill:

Please post links to your favourite blogger's opinion on either of these.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Disciplinary Research Behaviour

I found this graphic in a blog post discussing a new study that contradicts a previous study whose findings indicated that increased electronic availability of journal articles was actually narrowing the range of articles cited.
The graphic itself is a different point entirely, but it nicely sums up the research behaviour differences between the sciences and the humanities and also maps interdisciplinary research behaviour, which is interesting.

Image source and original post: http://hangingtogether.org/?p=648