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”

30 New Media Tools in 30 Minutes

I have just got back from a really interesting session at the Judge Business School, run by Meg Westbury who also co-led the session on chat services in libraries that I wrote about a while ago. This session was a whirlwind experience of Meg cramming in 30 interesting new tools into 30 minutes! I wasContinue reading “30 New Media Tools in 30 Minutes”

Chat reference enquiries

Today I went to a really interesting session about using chat for enquiry work in libraries, at the Judge Business School. The session was run by Meg Westbury (JBS) and Libby Tilley (English). It was a fascinating session that confirmed a lot of what I already knew about chat and presented interesting ways of copingContinue reading “Chat reference enquiries”

I love infographics!

I found this infographic on the fabulous Ange Fitzpatrick’s tumblr and I wanted to share it too! Click to enlarge I found the stats very interesting and some were more surprising that others. I was shaking my fist slightly at the fact that I am now just too old to be counted as the superContinue reading “I love infographics!”

23 Things 2.0

So, this is my first proper 23 Things post of 2011. I’m quite looking forward to this! Thing 1: Set up a Google ID and create an iGoogle page I did this last year and posted about it. I’m still using my iGoogle page as my homepage at work and it is rather handy! IContinue reading “23 Things 2.0”

Warning! Nerd post alert!

So, as I’m sure you have realised, as technology progresses, so does the need for the average librarian to know more and more about tricky tech. To be honest, most average people need to know more about tech! I had been having issues with my lovely Lenovo laptop overheating and turning itself off without anyContinue reading “Warning! Nerd post alert!”