Earlier this week I presented at this year’s Digital Humanities Research Colloquium in UCC. I presented on ‘Creating & Destroying the Library of the Future.’ It was a nod to last year’s successful presentation ‘Preserving the Library of the Future’. Note I’m saying “last year’s successful presentation” which might alert you that this year’s was less than successful or at least less successful than last year’s presentation. So what went wrong? Or what didn’t go right? Continue reading
I use Things: Bright & Shiny to explore new technologies, new ways of doing things, new… Oh I sound like the opening credits to Star Trek! But I find it handy to separate out my blogs. Thoughts of Walker Abroad was supposed to be used in conjunction with the International Librarian Network so I could explore what it meant for me to work in a library.
Things: Bright and Shiny is the blog where I do explore new technologies. The last time I used it was in the summer and autumn of 2012. I worked on 23 Things for CPD and it taught me a lot about social media and general thoughts about working in a library. Once the course ended I let the blogging slip to one side. I concentrated more on Twitter which seems to be working out some. I tried 23 Things for Productivity but ironically that didn’t work out.
This time I’m going to try again. Oxford is running a 23 Things for Researchers and it’s open to non-Oxford staff. I learned so much from the last 23 Things I did that I think two years on it’s time to update my skills.
Let it begin! And maybe if get into the blogging groove (and I hear it’s making a come-back!) I’ll post more overall.