How librarians support TDM in the research environment

I presented on the topic of how librarians can support text and data mining (TDM) in the research environment at the recent Text and Data Mining Symposium organised by the University of Cambridge Office of Scholarly Communication on 12th July. For anyone watching the livestream, I also gave a speech about ethics in librarianship during theContinue reading “How librarians support TDM in the research environment”

Top 5 things Millennials hate!

1. Sweeping generalisations of an entire age group based on poor scholarship. (see: digital natives) 2. Judgmental articles blaming Millennials for problems created by earlier generations. 3. Criticism of Millennials asking for (legal) fair pay and hours. 4. Being labelled as a selfish and apathetic generation when actually being engaged with global social issues. 5. BeingContinue reading “Top 5 things Millennials hate!”

Halfway through 23 Research Things

So today marks the upload of Thing 12 of my 23 Research Things programme which means we’re over halfway through. I was going to blog about the programme on a weekly basis but then life and work got in the way so hey. So far I think the programme is going pretty well. I thinkContinue reading “Halfway through 23 Research Things”

Creating a 23 Research Things programme

Today is the launch of the 23 Research Things programme that I have been working on and developing for the past few months. A lot of work has gone into it and over the next few weeks I will blog about the various Things as and when they are released. But I also wanted toContinue reading “Creating a 23 Research Things programme”

Am I ready for the researcher of the future?

Well…am I? To answer this question I went along to an all-day seminar run by ALPSP whose name kept on being mentioned as if they were also a well known mountain range which was very confusing. I normally don’t like the whole ‘future’ emphasis/descriptors that many training events use. I get that we need toContinue reading “Am I ready for the researcher of the future?”

UX apps to make your research easier (and more fun!)

I reviewed a few apps this week for the plasma slides that we have in the Information Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School and I enjoyed some of the apps so much, I just had to share them. Two of these apps were part of my plasma slide lot and the third was inspired by aContinue reading “UX apps to make your research easier (and more fun!)”

Polar Libraries Colloquy – Collaborating creatively

In my last job at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), I helped with organising and planning the biennial Polar Libraries Colloquy, which in June 2014 was co-hosted by SPRI and the British Antarctic Survey. By the time the colloquy came around, I had already moved on to my current UX role but I had agreedContinue reading “Polar Libraries Colloquy – Collaborating creatively”

ARLG and social media policies

Mid-way through the Social Media Driving Licence, I hopped in to Meg Westbury‘s car and we drove down to the University of Sussex to give a workshop on Social Media Policies as part of the 2014 ARLG conference. For those of you not caught up with the heady array of acronyms in librarianship, ARLG isContinue reading “ARLG and social media policies”