ETD2014 slides

I’m having a great time attending the ETD2014 conference.  There’s been lots of lively discussion around ORCiD and DOIs and it’s been fantastic to gather wider perspectives.  It’s also been great to get some coding in adapting the import tool to work with the Leicester institutional repository. For those that are interested in the ORCiD … [Read more…]

ELAG2014 – Slides

I recently presented at ELAG2014 about ORCiD integration.  I’ve embedded my slides below.  They might not make quite as much sense without context – they’re mainly pictures with single word topic headings, but they contain links to the source code etc. I had a great time and met a lot of interesting folks whilst at ELAG. … [Read more…]

A different view of the British Library – photos

Once you get inside it, the British Library is a beautiful building.  I’ve taken to photographing it and its contents during my lunch break.  Here they are, click on them for the bigger versions. [flickr_set id=”72157644588723053″] Check out my flickr stream for more.

The age of geocities – Bubba says HOWDY!!!

There’s a fantastic project out there that’s taking screenshots of random Geocites pages as they would have appeared when they were live. It’s strangely compelling viewing. Sites like these showcase an important aspect of our cultural heritage.  Back when the internet was called the “information superhighway” and people were still talking about the “digital frontier”, Geocites … [Read more…]

I didn’t go to university to get myself a job

Chris Bourg has written a great piece about the insidiousness of neo-liberalism and education-as-an-investment over at her blog, check it out here: The Neoliberal Library: Resistance is not futile I am one of those hopeless idealists who still believes that education is – or should be – a social and public good rather than a private one, … [Read more…]